The Philosopher's Banquet, published by OUP

The Philosopher’s Banquet, published by OUP

Books & Chapters

My most recent book chapter is an essay about the reception of Plutarch by Ralph Waldo Emerson and other American authors, in a collection edited by Dr. Sophia Xenophontos and Dr. Katerina Oikonomopoulou.

Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plutarch

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plutarch

I co-edited The Philosopher’s Banquet: Plutarch’s Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire with Dr. Katerina Oikonopoulou of the University of Patras, published by Oxford University Press in 2008. The book contained a series of essays about different aspects of Plutarch’s Table Talks and offered new insights into the philosopher’s work and the period in which he lived.


“Represent[s] a real advance in our understanding of Table Talk.” Times Literary Supplement

“For the uninitiated, this collection will provide a solid introduction to Table Talk and some issues at stake in reading and analysing this text. For experienced Table Talk readers, the collection provides many moments of specific interest, raising possibilities for further analyses of Plutarch’s text, thus agreeably mirroring its general understanding of how Table Talk works.” Bryn Mawr Classical Review (full review here)

I also wrote a chapter in Blackwell’s Companion to Plutarch (2014) and Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plutarch (2019). My  2010 New York Times essay about ancient philosophy featured in the 2015 collection, “The Stone Reader: Modern philosophy in 133 arguments” edited by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley.

Also –

In 2008, sections of the Not For Tourists Guide to London (Not for Tourists Inc, 2008) reviewing bars and restaurants and writing the area overview for Primrose Hill.

In 2007, 12 essays for Defining Moments in History (Cassell, 2007), a book about the significant characters, innovations and cultural moments of the twentieth century.