Selected Work

Studies on magic in Syriac, based on newly collected manuscript sources. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

(2021)  “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. Read more about the volume here.

The complexities of translation of magical texts among ancient Greek and Egyptian, Coptic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Arabic. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

2019 “A Syriac-Arabic Dream-Request and Its Jewish Tradition,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 78, 59–74. Read the full text here.

2017  “Seth on Mount Sinai: A Coptic Magical Formulary with a Prayer and Theophany of the Biblical Seth,” Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache 144, 240–254. Read the full text here.

The exorcism, between medicine and magic, prayer and amulet, in Hellenic and Jewish traditions. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

2021  “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 52. Read the article here.

New witnesses to ancient Christian texts in papyrus fragments. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

2022  “A New Fragment for Peshitta Cod. 8 (Pusey-Gwilliam) and the Syriac Tradition of Mark,” Archiv für Papyrusforschung 68, 141–161. Preview here.

2021  “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. Read more about the volume here.

2018  “A New Coptic Witness to the Acts of Pilate (Gospel of Nicodemus),” Journal of Theological Studies 69, 611–627. Read the full text here.

Careers of ancient magical texts in the medieval world. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

2021  “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. Read the full text here.

2020  “A Lawsuit with a Headless Adversary: A Greek Incantation Motif,” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 21/22, 51–83. Read the full text here.

2019  “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. Read the full text here.

2018. “‘Psalms Useful for Everything:’ Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Manuals for the Amuletic Use of the Psalter,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 72, 113–168. Read the full text here.

How an ancient Roman poet was read and imitated in the Middle Ages. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

2019   “The Medieval Horace and Horatian Lyric in Cod. Bodmer 89,” Journal of Medieval Latin 29, 199–295. Read the full text here.

Annual roundup of new developments in the study of Greek inscriptions. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

2017–2021  Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum vols. LXIII–LXVI (as Associate Editor) (Leiden). More on the project here.

Intersection of religion with adornment: jewelry inscriptions. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

2018  “Notes on Greek Jewelry-inscriptions,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 58, 292–298. Read the full article here.

2018  “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.

2016  “Notes on Two Inscribed Gems and an Affectionate Address,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 56, 709–713. Read the full article here.

2015  “Protective Iambic Incantations on Two Inscribed Octagonal Rings,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 55, 250–255. Read the full article here.

Popular translations of esoteric texts. (CLICK TO SEE MORE)

Translator, The Hieroglyphic Monad by John Dee (New York: Von Zos, 2019). Read a description here.