I am Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature and Tutor and Fellow at St John’s College. My research centres on Greek poetics and culture in Late Antiquity (specifically the second to the sixth centuries C.E.). I am especially interested in how Homeric epic was received and redrafted in early Christian writing. I seek to explore how ideas about temporality, typology, myth and canon are reflected and constructed in new literary production in times of intense cultural contestation. My recent work has looked at Late Antique Biblical Epic, Greek poetry’s response to Roman imperialism, and notions of counterfactuality (the ‘what if’s’ lying behind official cultural histories).