Department of Classics
Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
I am a native German, spent twelve years in the United Kingdom and came to the U.S. in 2013 to work for Pitt.
Education & Training
- Ph.D. in Classics, Cambridge University, UK
- MPhil in Hebrew Studies, Cambridge University, UK
‘Notes on the Etymologies in Plato’s Cratylus’, Classical Quarterly Forthcoming (2019)
'Augustine and the Prophecy of Plato, Tim. 29c3,' in Pavlos, P., Janby, L.F., Tollefsen T.T., Emilsson, E. (eds.), Platonism and Christian Thought. Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity. Routledge. Forthcoming (2019)
Plato’s Timaeus in the Latin Tradition. The Cambridge Classical Series. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
‘Calcidius’, in Tarrant, H., Baltzly, D. et al. (eds.), A Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity. Brill, 2017.
‘Calcidius and the Creation of the Universe’, Rhizomata 2/1 (2014).
‘Εἰκὼς λόγος. Plato in Translation(s).’, Methodos. Savoirs et textes 13: Interpréter en contexte (2013).
My research focuses on the Roman and Greek philosophical writers from the 1st century BC to Late Antiquity. One of my central themes of interest is the translation of Greek philosophical vocabulary into Latin. In the past, I have also worked on Hebrew-Latin biblical translation. The larger part of my current research concentrates on the Latin Platonic tradition, especially on topics in natural philosophy and epistemology, but I am also interested in the Greek commentators on Plato and Aristotle.