Full Publication List



Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXVIII (2018). As Editor (Near East, Middle and Far East, Egypt), lemmata nos. 14101721


Greek and Egyptian Magical Formularies: Text and Translation, as contributor and member of editorial board. California Classical Studies 9 (Berkeley). More information here.

The Hay Archive of Coptic Spells on Leather: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Materiality of Magical Practice, as contributing author. British Museum Research Publications 233 (London). More information here.

Traditions in Transmission: The Medical and Magical Texts of a Fourth-Century Greek and Coptic Codex (Michigan Ms. 136) in Context, with E. O. D. Love. Archiv für Papyrusforschung Beiheft 47 (Berlin). Preview here.

Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXVII (2017). As Editor (Near East and Egypt), lemmata nos. 13091475


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXVI (2016). As Associate Editor (Near East and Egypt), lemmata nos. 1894–2310


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXV (2015). As Associate Editor (Near East and Egypt), lemmata nos. 1593–2012


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXIV (2014). As Associate Editor (Near East and Egypt), lemmata nos. 1525–2007


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXIII (2013). As Associate Editor (Near East and Egypt), lemmata nos. 1471–1716


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXII (2012). As Assistant Editor (Attica and the Peloponnese)


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LXI (2011). As Assistant Editor (Attica and the Peloponnese)


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum LX (2010). As Assistant Editor (Attica and the Peloponnese)


Book Chapters

Forthcoming (2024)

“Ritual Poetry: The Reception of the Psalms in Byzantine Magic,” in C. Cocola, R. Ricceri, F. Bernard, and R. Ceulemans (eds.), David, Our Orpheus: Biblical Poetry and the Psalms. Corpus Christianorum, Series Graeca, Lingua Patrum (Turnout).


Semitic Loanwords and Transcriptions in the Greek Epigraphy of Judaea-Palestine,” in R. R. Benefiel and K. M. Keesling (eds.), Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit: The Epigraphic Cultures of Greece, Rome, and Beyond (Leiden), 293306.


Aramaic Inscriptions,” in W. B. Trousdale and M. Allen (eds.), The Archaeology of Southwest Afghanistan. Volume 1: Survey and Excavation (Edinburgh), 677–685.

“Cession of a Pastophorion in the Tebtunis Temple,” in R. Pintaudi (ed.), P.Aegyptus.Cent. Aegyptus 100 (Milan), 249–257.

“An Assemblage of Coptic Magical Texts on Leather and Their Traditional Context (P.Brit.Mus. inv. no. EA 10122, 10376, 10391, 10414, 10434),” in M. Capasso, P. Davoli, and N. Pellé (eds.), Proceedings of the 29th International Congress of Papyrology, Lecce, 28th July - 3rd August 2019, vol. 2. Quaderni dell’Istituto superiore universitario di formazione interdisciplinare 2 (Lecce), 1049–1063.


“More on the ‘Book of Protection’ and the Syriac ‘Charms:’ New Texts and Perspectives for the Study of Magic and Religion,” in S. Bhayro and M. Moriggi (eds.), Studies in the Syriac Magical Traditions. Magical and Religious Literature of Late Antiquity (Leiden) 77–140. Available here.

“5479–80. Pseudo-Chrysostom,” in N. Gonis, P.J. Parsons, and W.B. Henry (eds.), The Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXXXV. Graeco-Roman Memoirs 106 (London) 9–17

“The Usefulness of the Psalms: Byzantine Manuals for the Ritual Exploitation of the Psalter,” in I. Frölich, N. Dávid, and G. Langer (eds.), You Who Live in the Shelter of the Most High (Ps. 91:1): The Use of Psalms in Jewish and Christian Traditions. Poetics, Exegesis and Narrative: Studies in Jewish Literature and Art 16 (Göttingen) 127–145. Available here.


“Tantalus and Hemorrhage: An Inscribed Hematite Gem and Its Tradition,” in E. Mackil and N. Papazarkadas (eds.), Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B. Aleshire from the Second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. Brill Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy 16 (Leiden) 310–334. Available here.

“The Text and Traditional Context of the ‘Hay Cookbook’ and Associated Magical Texts on Leather,” in C. Graves (ed.), BEC 4: Proceedings of the Fourth British Egyptology Congress, University of Manchester, 7–9 September 2018 (London) 169–179. Available here.


“Incantations in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Greek: Change and Continuity,” in L. M. Bortolani, W. Furley, S. Nagel, and J. F. Quack (eds.), Cultural Plurality in Ancient Magical Texts and Practices: Graeco-Egyptian Handbooks and Related Traditions. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 32 (Tübingen) 276–297. Available here.


“Appendix. An Inscribed Lead Ornament from Jerusalem,” in K. Prag, Re-excavating Jerusalem: Archival Archaeology. The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy, 2016 (Oxford) 123–127. Preview available here.


Journal articles


A Greek Horoscope from the Reign of Augustus,” with A. Winkler, Chronique d’ Égypte 98, 203215.

A Letter of Q. Aemilius Saturninus, praefectus Aegypti,” Journal of Juristic Papyrology 52, 189–206.

A Trilingual Sales Contract on Papyrus from Roman Arabia (P.Yadin I 22),” Manuscript and Text Cultures 2.1. Read here.

“‘Early Roman Letter of Recommendation for a Skipper (O.Sydney NMR 107),” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 60, 125– 130.

“‘In the Bosoms of Abraham’: A Christian Epitaph from Nubia in the Brooklyn Museum,” Dotawo 8. Read here.

 “The Chronokratores in Greek Astrology, in Light of a New Papyrus Text,” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 112, 465–

502. Read here.

 “The Coptic Martyrdom of Saint Chamoul: Together with the Edition of an Unpublished Fragment of a Homily (?) on the Birth of Christ,” Analecta Bollandiana 141, 57–97

The Lady, the Radish Oil, and the Bishop: Two Letters from the Bodleian Library,” with S. Kovarik, Pylon 4. Read here.

Zodiacs and Monuments: An Early Pictorial ‘Horoscope’ from Egypt, with A. Winkler, Journal for the History of Astronomy 54, 125–152. Preview here.


A New Fragment for Peshitta Cod. 8 (Pusey-Gwilliam) and the Syriac Tradition of Mark,” Novum Testamentum 64, 141– 161. Preview here.

“Hippocratic Diagnosis, Solomonic Therapy, Roman Amulets: Epilepsy, Exorcism, and the Diffusion of a Jewish Tradition in the Roman World,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 53, 69–93 Available here.

Notes on Magical Papyri: Part I,” Symbolae Osloenses 96, 285– 305. Available here.

“Something Borrowed, Something New? Semitic Loanwords and Transcriptions in the Greek Epigraphy of Palestine and Arabia,” Palestine Exploration Quarterly 154, 22–34. Preview here.

Further Useful Psalms,” Byzantinische Zeitschrift 115, 1115–1124. Preview here.

A Byzantine Private Letter in London and Aberystwyth,” Pylon 1. Available here.

“Arabian Onomastics at Athens,” Grammateion 11, 2729. Available here.

“A Document for the History of the katochoi of Roman Syria,” with D. Martínez-Chico, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 221, 157–164.

Releasing Everything Bound in the Knot: P.Saqqara inv. F.17.10,” with E. O. D. Love, Archiv für Papyrusforschung 68, 163–183. Preview here.


“‘Your City is Memphis:’ A Magical Formulary with a Prose Hymn,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 58, 2331. Available here.

A Seal of Solomon Son of Azariah, ‘Son of the Exilarch of All Israel,’” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 84, 207-217. Available here.

“The Angel Who Guards and Saves the Souls of Mankind: A Neglected Greek Amulet,” Journal of Epigraphic Studies 4, 99–110

“A Greek Exorcistic Amulet against Epilepsy and Other Ills (with an Appendix on the Early Greek Exorcism Formulary of P.Fouad 203),” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 218, 143–157. Available here.

“A Sicilian Amulet in Madrid and its Tradition,” with D. Martínez-Chico, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 61, 62–72. Available here.

“‘Goat Beautiful of Voice:’ A Piyyut of Abraham ibn Ezra from Medinet el-Fayyūm, Egypt,” with A. Harris, Zutot 18. Available here.

Something Borrowed, Something New? Semitic Loanwords and Transcriptions in the Greek Epigraphy of Palestine and Arabia, Palestine Exploration Quarterly 153. Preview available here.


“A Lawsuit with a Headless Adversary: A Greek Incantation Motif,” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 21/22, 51–83. Available here.

“More on the Tradition of Amulet Pattern-Books in Post-Ancient Copies?” Kernos 33, 187–201. Available here.

“An Order to the Police of Bakchias Mentioning the Epistrategos,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 57, 55–60. Preview available here.

“Notes on Magical Handbooks,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 215, 27–50. Available here.


The Woman Who Gave Her Breast for Hire: Notes on a Christian Wall-Painting from Tebtunis,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 105, 297–303. Available here.

“Ticket to Ride? A Greek Ostrakon from the Roman Fort at Arad Reconsidered,” Israel Exploration Journal 69, 195–201. Available here.

“Note on a Christian Letter in Syriac,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 56, 301–303. Preview available here.

“A Christian Epitaph from Fourth-Century Palaestina Tertia,” ARAM 31, 209–212. Available here.

“Notes on Inscribed Objects from the Near East and Egypt II,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 211, 131–136. Available here.

“A Roman Inscribed Silver Ring with Greek Ownership Inscription,” with D. Martínez-Chico, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 211, 143–144. Available here.

“New Greek Medical Recipes,” Archiv für Papyrusforschung 65, 45–51. Available here.

“An Inscribed Sherd in Aramaic Script from Barikot (Pakistan),” with L.M. Olivieri, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 381, 203–210. Available here.

“A Syriac-Arabic Dream-Request and Its Jewish Tradition,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 78, 59–74. Available here.

“The Medieval Horace and Horatian Lyric in Cod. Bodmer 89,” Journal of Medieval Latin 29, 199–295. Available here.


“‘Psalms Useful for Everything:’ Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Manuals for the Amuletic Use of the Psalter,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 72, 113–168. Available here.

“A New Coptic Witness to the Acts of Pilate (Gospel of Nicodemus),” Journal of Theological Studies 69, 611–627. Available here.

“An Acclamation in Honor of Artemis at Gerasa,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 209, 175–176. Available here.

“Arabian Onomastics in Roman Alexandria,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 208, 226–228. Available here.

“Notes on Greek Jewelry-inscriptions,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 58, 292–298. Available here.

“An Overlooked Magical Formulary (P.Oxy. 3.433),” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 55, 195–209. Available here.

“Two Greek Amulets,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 207, 105–114. Available here.

“A New Witness to the Acephalous Sermon of Shenoute, On the Judgment (A26),” Journal of Coptic Studies 20, 205–215. Available here.

“A New Summons from Bakchias,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 205, 213–216. Available here.


 “Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the National Museum of Beirut, in Light of a Recent Book,” Syria 94, 349–362. Available here.

“Seth on Mount Sinai: A Coptic Magical Formulary with a Prayer and Theophany of the Biblical Seth,” Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache 144, 240–254. Available here.

“A Pearl of Great Price? (P.Mich. inv. 4086),” with K. Helms, Chronique d’Égypte 92, 129–136. Available here.

“Notes on Inscribed Objects from the Near East and Egypt,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 203, 131–134. Available here.

“Five Private Letters on Papyrus in the British Library,” Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 63, 135–170. Available here.


“Homeric and Pharmacologic Medical Recipes in a Greek Papyrus Formulary,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 53, 5–16. Available here.

“Getting Her Due: A Delivery for Aurelia Kasianê at a Late Roman Fort in the Negev,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 199, 170–175. Available here.

 “A Bilingual Petition from the Priests of Roman Tebtunis: P.Mich. V 226 Once Again,” with A. Winkler, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik197, 195–203. Available here.

“Notes on Two Inscribed Gems and an Affectionate Address,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 56, 709–713. Available here.


 “Historical and Textual Notes on Magical Texts in the Papyrus Collection of the University of Oslo Library,” with T. Hickey and A. Maravela, Symbolae Osloenses 89, 156–182. Available here.

“Three Magical Papyri from the Michigan Collection,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 194, 176–192. Available here.

“Protective Iambic Incantations on Two Inscribed Octagonal Rings,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 55, 250–255. Available here.

“A Byzantine Monastic Letter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 52, 69–77. Available here.

“School and Documentary Texts from Kharga Oasis at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 52, 27–38. Available here.


“Patched and Peeled in London: A Memorandum for a Trip to Constantinople,” Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 60, 217–222. Available here.

“A Greek Inscription in a Portrait by Salvator Rosa,” Metropolitan Museum Journal 49, 187–192. Available here.


Book reviews

Review of A. Sartre-Fauriat and M. Sartre, Inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie. Tome XVI. Volumes 1 et 2: 1. L'Auranitide. Qanawāt et la bordure nord du Jebel al-'Arab; 2. Suwaydā’ et la bordure ouest du Jebel al-‘ Arab (Beirut 2020), in Syria (online edition)

Review of J.-B. Yon, L'histoire par les noms. Histoire et onomastique de la Palmyrène à la Haute Mésopotamie romaines (Beirut 2018), in Gnomon 94 (2022), 525–


Review of J. Curbera, Inscriptiones Graecae. Voluminis II et III editio tertia, Inscriptiones Atticae Euclidis anno posteriores. Pars 4: Dedicationes et tituli sacri; Fasciculus 3: Tituli sacri. Tituli theatri Bacchi. Indices (Berlin 2019), in BMCR 2021.09.06

Review of D. Bosnakis and K. Hallof, Inscriptiones Graecae. Volumen XII, Inscriptiones insularum maris Aegaei praeter Delum / Fasciculus IV, Inscriptiones Coi, Calymnae, insularum Milesiarum. Pars 4, Inscriptiones Coi insulae : tituli sepulcrales demorum. Tituli varii incerti alieni. Inscriptiones insularum milesiarum (Berlin 2018), in BMCR 2019.09.26

Review of C.A. Faraone, The Transformation of Greek Amulets in Roman Imperial Times (Philadelphia 2018), in BMCR 2018.10.62

Review of M. Sartre, A. Sartre-Fauriat, Inscriptions Grecques et Latines de la Syrie XIV. La Batanée et le Jawlan Oriental (Beirut 2016), Topoi 22 (2017) 665–689. Available here.

Review of E. Trapp, Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität besonders des 9.–12. Jahrhunderts. 8. Faszikel (Vienna 2016), in BMCR 2017.11.41

Review of N. Gonis, F. Maltomini, W.B. Henry, S. Slattery, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Volume LXXXII [Nos. 5290 – 5319] (London 2016), in BMCR 2017.06.39

Review of I. Polemis, Theodori Metochitae Carmina. Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca 83 (Turnhout 2015), in BMCR 2016.11.22

Review of V. Dasen and J.-M. Spieser (eds.), Les savoirs magiques et leur transmission de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance (Florence 2014), in Aestimatio 15 (2015 [2017]) 25–55. Available here.



Blog post | Astrology and magic in the Greek papyri from Egypt for Knowing the Ancients (Berlin)

Blog post | History of the name Peter for TORCH (Oxford)

Report of the discovery of a new fragment of a sermon by St. Shenoute, Bancroftiana 147. Available here.

Interview | Archaeology on a Coptic magical papyrus

Interview | TORCH (Oxford) on the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names