Historical, Comparative and Sociolinguistics
History and structure of Indo-European languages (esp. Greek and Latin)
The reconstruction of Indo-European
Sociolinguistic variation in ancient languages, esp. dialect contact and koineization
Phonological, morphological and syntactic analysis of Ancient Greek
My current work on linguistics will culminate in a monograph on Menander of Athens, analysing the contribution his text makes to the history of Greek.
Greek and Latin Literature
Menander, Aristophanes and other classical comedy
Roman satire, Martial and Petronius
The Second Sophistic, Athenaeus and Philostratus
Other ancient texts, particularly those that present interesting linguistic features or problems.
The Voices of Athenaeus: Between Quotation Culture and Cognitive Narratology
LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)
October 2017 - September 2020