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Prof.Frederick E. BRENK, S.J.

Prof. Brenk


Professor  Ordinarius Emeritus
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

Present address

  • Arrupe House Jesuit Community
  • 831 North 13th Street
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-1706 [ U.S.A.]
    Tel. 414-288-5844 - Fax: 414-288-5852
    Email addresses: fbrenk@jesuits.org
    Secondary email address: fred.brenk@gmail.com

Degrees

  • Marquette University    1947-1951     B.A.
  • St. Louis University    1954-1957     M.A., Ph.L
  • St. Louis University    1960-1964     Th.L                  
  • Cambridge University    1965-1970     M.Lit. (rec. 1971)
  • University of Kentucky  1970-1971     Ph.D.

Other courses etc.

  • Summer, Univ. of Michigan  1960
  • Summer, Berkeley (University of California) 1977
  • Research, Harvard, Spring Semester 1981
  • Teaching, Assistant Professor, Marquette University spring 1970; 1971-1980; Harvard University 1981 (assisting in course), Fordham University 1981; Boston College and Tufts University, spring 1982; Assistant, Associate, and Ordinarius Professor, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1982-2006
  • Visiting Scholar,  St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, Easter and MichaelmasTerms, 1991.
  • Visiting Fellow, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, Easter Term, 1999.
  • Brennikmeijer-Werhahn Visiting Professor, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, November, 2011.
  • Festschrift: Luc Van Der Stockt, Frances Titchener, Heinz Gerd Ingenkamp, and Aurelio Pérez Jiménez, eds.,  Gods, Daimones, Rituals, Myths and History of Religions in Plutarch’s Works. Studies Devoted to Professor Frederick E. Brenk by The International Plutarch Society (Utah State University, Logan, Utah, and the University of Malaga,  Spain 2010).

Publications

Books:

  • In Mist Apparelled. Religious Themes in Plutarch’s Moralia and Lives. Mnemosyne Supplement 48 (Brill, Leiden 1977) xii 306 pp.
  • Relighting the Souls. Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion, and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background (Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 1998) 420 pp.
  • Clothed in Purple Light. Studies in Vergil and in Latin Literature, Including Aspects of Philosophy, Religion, Magic, Judaism, and the New Testament Background (Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 1999) 256 pp.
  • With Unperfumed Voice. Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background. (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 21) (Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2007) 544 pp.
  • Forthcoming: Plutarch, Amatorius (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics, Imperial Writers ) (Cambridge University Press) with Aristoula Georgiadou.

Books edited

  • F. E. Brenk, I. Gallo, eds., Miscellanea Plutarchea. International Plutarch Society. Sezione Italiana. Atti del I Convegno di Studi su Plutarco (Roma, 23 novembre 1985). Quaderni del Giornale Filologico Ferrarese 8 (Ferrara 1986) 146 pp. (Financed by the Italian National Research Council [CNR]).
  • M. Marcovich, F. E. Brenk, J. P. Hershbell, P. A. Stadter, Plutarch. Robert Flacelière (1904-1982). In Memoriam (Illinois Classical Studies  XIII.2) (Ithaca 1989) pp. x, 310.
  • David E. Aune and Frederick E. Brenk, eds., Greco-Roman Culture and the New Testament. Studies Commemorating the Centennial of the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Novum Testamentum Supplements 143) (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
  • Forthcoming: Biblical and New Testament Genres and Themes in the Context of Greco-Roman Literature (to be published by Brill in the Novum Testamentum Supplement series) (as editor with David Aune). 

Book length articles

  • «In the Light of the Moon: Demonology in the Early Imperial Period», in H. Temporini and W. Haase, eds., Religion. (Heidentum: Römische Religion, Allgemeines [Forts.]) Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt. II.16.3 (De Gruyter, Berlin/New York 1986) 2068-2145; Indices, Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II.36.2 (1987) 1283-1299.
  • «An Imperial Heritage: The Religious Spirit of Plutarch of Chaironeia», W. Haase and H. Temporini, eds., Philosophie, Wissenschaft. Technik. 2. Philosophie (Platonismus [Forts.]; Aristotelismus). Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II.36.1 (De Gruyter, Berlin/New York 1987), 248-349; Indices, Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II.36.2 (1987) 1300-1322.
  • «Plutarch’s Life `Markos Antonios’: A Literary and Cultural Study», in W. Haase, ed., Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt. The Rise and Decline of the Roman World. Geschichte und Kultur Roms im Spiegel der neueren Forschung. Teil II. Principat. Band 33: Sprache und Literatur 6. Teilband (Allgemeines zur Literatur des 2. Jahrhunderts und einzelne Autoren der Trajanishen und frühhadrianischen Zeit) (De Gruyter, Berlin/New York 1992) 4348-4469; Indices, 4895-4915.

Articles

  • «The Structural Approach in Latin», Woodstock Letters (1961) 127-134.
  • «Le songe de Brutus», Actes du VIIIe Congrès de l’Association Guillaume Budé, Paris 5-10 Avril 1968 (Paris 1969) 588-594.
  • «A Most Strange Doctrine: Daimon in Plutarch, Classical Journal 69 (1973) 1-11.
  • «Hesiod, How Much a Male Chauvinist?», Classical Bulletin 49 (1973) 73-76.
  • «Interesting Bedfellows at the End of the Apology», Classical Bulletin 51 (1975) 44-47.
  • «The Dreams of Plutarch’s Lives», Latomus 34 (1975) 336-349.
  • «From Mysticism to Mysticism. The Religious Development of Plutarch of Chaironeia», Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Literature 1 (1975) 193-198,.
  • «Addendum on Sisypus», Classical Bulletin 52 (1976) 47.
  • «Aphrodite’s Girdle: No Way to Treat a Lady», (the Near Eastern background of the 14th Book of the Iliad) Classical Bulletin 54 (1977) 17-20.
  • «Most Beautiful Horror: Baroque Touches in Virgil’s Underworld», Classical World 73 (1979) 1-9.
  • «Tarpeia among the Celts: Watery Romance from Simylos to Propertius», C. Deroux, ed., Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History. Collection Latomus 165 (Brussels 1979) 166-174.
  • «The Twofold Gleam: Vergil’s Golden Age and the Beginning of Empire», Thought 55 (1980) 81-97.
    «Non primus pipiapat: Echoes of Sappho in Catullus’ passer Poems», Latomus 39 (1980) 702-716.
  • «War and the Shepherd: The Tomb of Bianor in Vergil’s Ninth Ecloge», American Journal of Philology 102 (1981) 427-430.
  • «Tumulo Solaci or Foedera Lecti: The Myth of Cephalus and Procris in Ovid’s Metamorphoses», The Augustan Age 2 (1982/83) 9-22.
  • «Lesbia’s Arguta Solea: Catullus 68.72 and Greek ligu/j Glotta 61 (1983) 234-236.
  • «Vnum pro multis caput: Myth, History, and Symbolic Imagery in Vergil’s Palinurus Incident», Latomus 43 (1984) 776-801.
  • Comment to talk on Mycenaean language by J. Chadwick, in D. Musti, ed., Dori e Mondo Egeo. Colloquio Internazionale. Università di Roma 11-15 aprile 1983 (Rome 1985) 319.
  • «Auorum spes et purpurei flores: The Eulogy for Marcellus in Aeneid VI», American Journal of Philology 107 (1986) 218-228.
  • «Dear Child: The Speech of Phoinix and the Tragedy of Achilleus in the Ninth Book of the Iliad», Eranos 84 (1986) 77-86.
  • «Phaidra’s Risky Horsemanship: Euripides’ Hippolytos 232-238», Mnemosyne 39 (1986) 385-386.
  • Comments to talks by G. Kirk and F. I. Zeitlin in, B. Gentili and R. Pretagostini, eds., Edipo. Il Teatro Greco e la Cultura Europea. Atti del Convegno Internazionale (Urbino 15-19 novembre 1982) (Roma 1986) 11, 343.
  • «From Rex to Rana: Plutarch’s Treatment of Nero», A. Cerasa-Gastaldo, ed., Il Protagonismo nella Storiografia Classica (Pubblicazioni del Dipartimento di Archeologia, Filologia Classica e Loro Tradizioni) 108 (Genova 1987) 121-142.
  • «Palinurus and Polites: Shades of Shades (Vergil, Aeneid 6.337-382)», Latomus 46 (1987), 571-574.
  • «Arguta solea on the Threshold: The Literary Precedents of Catullus, 68, 68-72», Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 26 (1987) 121-127.
  • «Heteros Tis Eimi: On the Language of Menander’s Young Men», Illinois Classical Studies 12 (1987) 31-66.
  • «Wind and Waves, Sacrifice and Treachery: Diodoros, Appian, and the Death of Palinurus in Vergil», Aevum 62 (1988) 69-80.
  • «Cassius’ `Epicurean’ Explanation of Brutus’ Vision in Plutarch’s Broutos», I. Gallo, ed., Aspetti dello stoicismo e dell’epicureismo in Plutarco. Atti del II Convegno di studi su Plutarco, Ferrara, 2-3 aprile 1987. (Quaderni del Giornale Filologico Ferrarese 9) (Ferrara 1988) 109-118.
  • «Salus», F. Della Corte, ed., Enciclopedia Virgiliana IV (Rome 1989) 667-669.
  • «Sancio», F. Della Corte, ed., Enciclopedia Virgiliana IV (Rome 1989) 672-673.
  • «Plutarch’s Erotikos: The Drag Down Pulled Up», M. Marcovich, F. E. Brenk, J. P. Hershbell, and P. A. Stadter, eds., Plutarch. Robert Flacelière (1904-1982). In Memoriam. (Illinois Classical Studies 13.2 [1988]) 457-472.
  • «Plus saint que chez Homère: sanctus chez Virgile», XIIe Congrès International de l’Association Guillaume Budé. Bordeaux 1988 (Paris 1989) 305-307.
  • «‘Purpureos Spargam Flores’: A Greek Motif in the AeneidClassical Quarterly 40 (1990) 218-223.
  • «I veri demoni greci `nella nebbia ammantellati’? Esiodo e Plutarco», E. Corsini e E. Costa, eds., L’Autunno del diavolo. «Diabolos, Dialogos, Daimon»: Convegno di Torino 17/21 Ottobre 1988 (Milano 1990) I, 23-35.
  • «Old Wineskins Recycled: `Autarkeia’ in I Timothy 6.5-10», Filologia Neotestamentaria 3 (1990) 39-51.
  • «Tempo come struttura nel dialogo Sul daimonion di Socrate di Plutarco», in G. D’Ippolito e I. Gallo, eds., Strutture formali dei «Moralia» di Plutarco. Atti del III Convegno plutarcheo. Palermo 3-5 maggio 1989 (Napoli 1991) 69-82. 
  • «The Herakles Myth and the Literary Texts Relating to the Myth of Ninurta», in D. Musti, A. Sacconi, L. Roccheti, M. Rocchi, E. Scafa, L. Sportiello, M. Giannotta, eds., La transizione dal miceneo all’alto arcaismo. Dal palazzo alla città. Atti del Convegno Internazionale. Roma, 14-19 marzo 1988. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Monografie Scientifiche. Serie Scienze Umane e Sociali. Istituto per gli Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici (Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Roma 1991) 507-526.
  • «Wind, Waves, and Treachery; Diodorus, Appian and the Death of Palinurus in Vergil», in E. Galvagno e C. Molè Ventura, eds., Mito Storia Tradizione. Diodoro Siculo e la storiografia classica. Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Catania-Agira, 7-8 dicembre 1984 (G. Manganaro, M. Mazza, C. Molè Ventura, edd., Testi e Studi di Storia Antica 1) (Edizioni del Prisma, Catania 1991). [Already published with some changes in Aevum]
  • Chapter 8, «Antony-Osiris, Cleopatra-Isis: The End of Plutarch’s Antony», in P. A. Stadter, ed., Plutarch and the Historical Tradition (Routledge, London 1992) 159-182.  (Selected papers from the Second International Conference of the International Plutarch Society, University College, Oxford, September 1989).
  • «Darkly Beyond the Glass: Middle Platonism and the Vision of the Soul», in Stephen Gersh and Charles Kannengiesser, eds., Platonism in Late Antiquity. (Christianity and Judaism in Late Antiquity 8) (Notre Dame Press, South Bend, Indiana 1992) 39-60.
  • «The Gates of Dreams and an Image of Life: Consolation and Allegory at the End of Vergil’s Aeneid VI», in C. Deroux, ed., Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History VI (Collection Latomus 217) (Brussels 1992) 276-294.
  • «A Gleaming Ray: Blessed Afterlife in the Mysteries», in D. Sansone, ed., Studies in Honor of Miroslav Marcovich.(Illinois Classical Studies 18 [1993]) 147-164.
  • «Édouard des Places (b. 1900)», in W. Suerbaum, ed. with U. Dubielzig, Festgabe für Ernst Vogt zu seinem 60. Geburtstag am 6. November 1990. Erinnerungen an Klassische Philologen. (Eikasmos. Quaderni Bolognesi di Filologia Classica 4 [1993]) 289-292.
  • «In Memoriam. Roderick A. F. MacKenzie, S.J. (1911-1994)», in «Nuntii Personarum et Rerum», Biblica 75 (1994) 447-448.
  • «Greek Epiphanies and Paul on the Road to Damaskos», in U. Bianchi, ed., The Notion of «Religion in Comparative Research.» Selected Proceedings of the XVIth Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Rome 3rd-8th September, 1990. (Storia delle Religioni 8) («L’Erma» di Bretschneider, Rome 1994) 415-424. 
  • «The Origin and the Return of the Soul in Plutarch», M. García Valdés, ed., Estudios sobre Plutarco: ideas religiosas. Actas del III Simposio Internacional sobre Plutarco. Oviedo, 30 de abril a 2 de mayo de 1992. Sociedad Española de Plutarquistas (Seccíon de la International Plutarch Society) (Ediciones Clásicas, Madrid 1994) 3-24. 
  • Notizie su 15 recenti libri su Plutarco o con riferimenti alle opere di Plutarco, in Ploutarchos. Journal of the International Plutarch Society 11.1,11.2 (1994).
  • «Heroic Anti-Heroes. Ruler Cult and Divine Assimilations in Plutarch’s ‘Lives’ of Demetrios and Antonius», in I. Gallo e B. Scardigli, edd., Teoria e Prassi Politica nelle Opere di Plutarco. Atti del V Convegno Plutarcheo della International Plutarch Society, Sezione Italiana. Certosa di Pontignano, 7-9 giugno 1993 (M. D’Auria, Napoli, 1995) 65-82.
  • «L’epopea dei Maccabei. Resistenza per la fede», in La Bibbia per la famiglia. IV: Cronache-Esdra-Neemia-Tobia-Giuditta-Ester-Maccabei (a cura di G. Ravasi)(St. Paul’s International, Milano 1995) 334-337.
  • «The Boiotia of Plutarch’s Erotikos. Beyond the Shadow of Athens», in Alexandra C. Chistopoulou, ed., Acts of the Society of Boeotian Studies. II (Athens1995) 1109-1119 [ALECANDRA X. XRISTOPOULOU,  ekd., EPETHRIS THS ETAIREIAS BOIWTIKWN MELETWN. TOMOS B` AQHNA 1995)] 1109-1119.
  • «Time as Structure in The Daimonion of Sokrates», in L. Van der Stockt, ed., Plutarchea Lovaniensia. A Miscellany of Essays on Plutarch (Studia Hellenistica 32) (Leuven 1996) 29-51.
  • «Lo scrittore silenzioso: giudaismo e cristianesimo in Plutarco» in Plutarco e la religione. Atti del VI Convegno plutarcheo (Ravello, 29-31 maggio 1995) (ed., Italo Gallo) (M. D’Auria, Napoli 1996) 239-262.
  • «Plutarch, Judaism and Christianity», in Mark Joyal, ed., Studies in Plato and the Platonic Tradition. Essays Presented to John Whitaker (Variorum, Aldershot, Hampshire 1997) 97-118.
  • «Caesar and the Evil Eye or What to Do with ‘kai\ su/, te/knon’», in Gregory Schmeling and Jon D. Mikalson, eds., Qui Miscuit Vtile Dulci. Festschrift Essays for Paul MacKendrick (Bolchazy-Carducci, Wauconda, Illinois, 1998) 31-50.
  • «Artemis of Ephesos: An Avant Garde Goddess», in André Motte and Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, eds., Actes du VIe Colloque International du Centre International d’Étude de la Religion Grecque Antique (Kernos 11) (Centre International d’Étude de la Religion Grecque, Liege 1998) 157-171.
  • «The Sibyl Sing of Vesuvius», in Ileana Chirassi Colombo e Tullio Seppilli, eds., Sibille e linguaggi oracolari. Mito.storia.tradizione. Atti del Convegno Macerata-Norcia Settembre 1994 (Ichnia 3) (Università degli Studi di Macerata) (Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, Pisa/Roma 1999) 487-501.
  • «The Isis Campensis of Katja Lembke», in Nicole Blanc and Andre Buisson, eds., De l’archéologie à l’histoire. Imago Antiquitatis. Religions et iconographie du monde romain. Mélanges offerts à Robert Turcan. (Université Lyon III et Paris IV-Sorbonne)(De Boccard, Paris 1999) (=2000) 133-143.
  • «The kai\ su/ Stele in the Fitzwilliam Museum», Zeitschrift for Papyrologie und Epigraphie 126 (1999) 169-174.
  • «Isis is a Greek Word. Plutarch’s Allegorization of Egyptian Religion», in A. Pérez Jiménez, J. García López, and Rosa M. Aguilar, eds., Plutarco, Platón y Aristóteles. (Actas del V Congresso Internacional de la International Plutarch Society. Madrid-Cuenca, 4-7 de mayo de 1999) (Ediciones Clásicas, Madrid 1999) (= 2000) 227-238.
  • «All for Love. The Rhetoric of Exaggeration in Plutarch’s Erotikos», L. Van der Stockt, ed., Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in Plutarch. Acta of the IVth International Congress of the International Plutarch Society. Leuven, July 3-6, 1996. (Collection d’Études Classiques 11) (Éditions Peeters/Sociétés des Études Classiques, Louvain/Namur 2000) 45-60.
  • «Dio on the Simple and Self-Sufficient Life», in S. Swain, ed., Dio Chrysostom. Politics, Letters, and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2000) 261-278.
  • «Social and Unsocial Memory. The Liberation of Thebes in Plutarch’s The Daimonion of Sokrates», in Alexandra Christopoulou, ed., Acts of the International Society of Boeotian Studies. Third International Congress, Thebes, 4-8 September 1996. III, vol. 2. (Athens 2000) [ALECANDRA X.  XRISTOPOULOU,  ekd.,  EPETHRIS THS ETAIREIAS  BOIWTIKWN MELETWN. G’DIEQNES SUNEDERIO BOIWTIKWN MELETWN.  TOMOS G’, TEUXOS b’(AQHNA 2000)] 305-320.
  • «El Exorcismo en Filipos en Hechos 16.11-40. Posesión Divina o Inspiración Diabólica», in Aurelio Pérez Jiménez and Gonzalo Cruz Andreotti, eds., Seres Intermedios. Ángeles, Demonios y Genios en el Mundo Mediterráneo. (Mediterranea 7) (Ediciones Clásicas, Madrid-Málaga, 2000 [2001]) 151-176.
  • «In the Image, Reflection and Reason of Osiris. Plutarch and the Egyptian Cults», in Aurelio Pérez Jiménez and Francesc Casadesús Bordoy, eds., Estudios sobre Plutarco: Misticismo y religiones mistericas en la obra de Plutarco. Actas del VII Simposio Español sobre Plutarco, Palma de Mallorca, 2-4 noviembre de 2000 (Ediciones Clásicas, Madrid/Charta Antiqua, Distributión Editorial Málaga 2001) 83-98.
  • «The Notorious Felix, Procurator of Judaea ad His Many Wives (Acts 23-24)», Biblica 82.3 (2001) 410-417.
  • «Deum comitari . . . : retorica, virtù e progresso in Seneca e Paolo», in A. P. Martina, ed., Seneca e i Cristiani. Atti del Convegno Internazionale. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Milano, 12-13-14 ottobre 1999. (Aevum Antiquum 13 [2000]) (Vita e Pensiero, Milano 2001) 87-112.
  • «Social and Unsocial Memory: the Liberation of Thebes in Plutarch’s The Daimonion of Sokrates», in L. Torraca, ed., Scritti in onore di Italo Gallo. Pubblicazioni dell’Università degli Studi di Salerno. Sezioni Atti, Convegni, Miscellanee 59 (Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Naples 2002) 97-114.
  • «Édouard des Places», Gnomon 74.4 (2002) 377-379.
  • «The Exorcism at Philippoi in Acts 16.11-40. Divine Possession or Diabolic Inspiration», in K. A. Manaphes, ed., PRAKTIKA. IA’ DIEQNOUS SUNEDRIOU KLASSIKWN SPOUDWN (FIEC). (Acts of the XI Congrès. Fédération International des Associations d’Études Classiques), Kavala, Greece, 24-30 August 1999, Vol. II (Athens 2002) 172-183.
  • «The Exorcism at Philippoi in Acts 16.11-40. Divine Possession or Diabolic Inspiration?», Filologia Neotestamentaria 13 (25-26) (2000) [2002] 3-22.
  • «Religion under Trajan. Plutarch’s Resurrection of Osiris», in Philip A. Stadter and Luc Van der Stockt,  eds., Sage and Emperor. Plutarch, Greek Intellectuals, and Roman Power in the Time of Trajan (98-117 A.D.) (Leuven 2002) [publ., 2003] 73-92.
  • «Finding One’s Place: Eschatology in Plato’s Laws and First-Century Platonism», in Samuel Scolnicov and Luc Brisson, eds., Plato’s Laws: From Theory into Practice. Proceedings of the VI Symposium Platonicum. Selected Papers. International Plato Studies. Published under the Auspices of the International Plato Society. 15 (Academia Verlag, Sankt Augustin (2003) 312-319.
  • «Osirian Reflections. Second Thoughts on the Isaeum Campense at Rome», in Pol Defosse, ed., Hommages à Carl Deroux IV. Archéologie et Histoire de l’Art, Religion (Collection Latomus 277) (Brussels 2003) 291-301.
  • «Sheer Doggedness or Love of Neighbor? Motives for Self-sufficiency in the Cynics and Others», Studies in Honor of Miroslav Marcovich. (Illinois Classical Studies 27-28 [2002-2003]) 77-96.
  • «O Sweet Mystery of the Lives! The Eschatological Dimension of Plutarch’s Biographies», in L. De Blois, J. Bons, T. Kessels, and D. M. Schenkeveld, eds., The Statesman in Plutarch’s Works II. The Statesman in Plutarch’s Greek and Roman Lives(Brill, Leiden 2005)  61-74.
  • «Two Case Studies in Paideia», in Montserrat Jufresa, Francesca Mestre, Pilar Gomez, and Pau Gilabert, eds., Plutarc a la seva època: Paideia i societat. Actas del VIII Simposio Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Plutarquistas. Barcelona, 6-8 de noviembre de 2003 (Primera, Barcelona 2005) 235-242.
  • «Plutarch», in Lindsay Jones, et al., eds., Encylopedia of Religion XI (Second Edition, Thomson Gale, New York 2005) 7199-7202.
  • «The Barbarian Within. Gallic and Galatian Heroines in Plutarch's Erotikos», in Aurelio Pérez Jiménez and Frances Titchener, eds., Historical and Biographical Values of Plutarch’s Works. Studies Devoted to Professor Philip A. Stadter by The International Plutarch Society (University of Málaga, Spain, and Utah State University, Logan, Utah 2005) 93-106.
  • «Plutarch's Middle-Platonic God: About to Enter (or Remake) the Academy», in R. Hirsch-Luipold, ed., Gott und die Götter bei Plutarch. Götterbilder, Gottesbilder, Weltbilder. (Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten 54), (De Gruyter, Berlin 2005) 27-50.
  • «’Parlando senza profumi raggiunge con la voce mille anni.’ Plutarco e la sua età», in Paola Volpe Cacciatore and Franco Ferrari, eds., Plutarco e la cultura della sua età. (Atti del X Convegno plutarcheo. Fisciano – Paestum, 27-29 ottobre 2005. International Plutarch Society. Sezione Italiana. Collectanea 27)(D’Auria, Naples, 2007) 11-38.
  • «School and Literature. The Gymnasia at Athens in the First Century A.D.», in José Antonio Fernández Delgado, Francisca Pordomingo, and Antonio Stramaglia, eds., Escuela y Literatura en Grecia Antigua. Actas del Simposio Internacional. Universidad de Salamanca 17-19 noviembre de 2004. (Edizioni dell’Università degli Studi di Cassino. Collana Scientifica 17) (Cassino 2007)  333-348.
  • «Zeus’ Missing Ears», Kernos 20 (2007) 213-216.
  • «Sliding Atoms or Supernatural Light. Plutarch’s Erotikos and the ‘On Eros’ Literature», in Jesús Ma. Nieto Ibáñez and Raúl López López, eds., El Amor en Plutarco. IX Symposio International de la Sociedad Espagnola de Plutarquistas (Universidad de León,  León  2007) 19-26.
  • «’We are of His Race. Paul and the Philosophy of His Time», in F. E. Brenk, With Unperfumed Voice. Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background. (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 21) (Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2007) 402-440.
  • «’Uttering Unperfumed Words, Yet Reaches to a Thousand Years with Her Voice.’ Plutarch and His Age», in F. E. Brenk, With Unperfumed Voice. Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background. (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 21) (Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2007) 17-51.
  • «‘Great Royal Spouse who Protects Her Brother Osiris.’ Isis in the Isaeum at Pompeii», in F. E. Brenk, With Unperfumed Voice. Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background. (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 21) (Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2007) 346-370.
  • «‘Deum. . . comitari’: Rhetoric and Progress in Virtue in Seneca and in Paul», in F. E. Brenk, With Unperfumed Voice. Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background. (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 21) (Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2007) 441-469.
  • «Setting a Good Exemplum. Case Studies in the Moralia, the Lives as Case Studies», in Anastasios G. Nikolaidis, ed., The Unity of Plutarch’s Works. ‘Moralia’ Themes in the ‘Lives’, Features of the ‘Lives’ in the ‘Moralia’. (Wolfram Brandes, Alexander Demandt, Helmut Krasser, Hartmut Leppin, Peter von Möllendorff, eds., Millenium-Studien zu Kultur und Geschichte des ersten Jahrtausends n. Chr. Millenium Studies in the Culture and History of the First Millenium C.E. 19) (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2008) 237-253.
  • «Alessandria e la religione di Iside come praeparatio evangelica», Scritture di Storia, Historical Writings 5 (2008)  37-64. [Università degli Studi di Napoli «L’Orientale.» Dipartimento di Filosofia e Politica, Discipline Storiche (Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Naples 2008) . Quaderni diretti da Michele Fatica, Redazione: Sergio Muzzapappa].
  • «Great Royal Spouse Who Protects Her Brother Osiris», in Giovanni Casadio and Patricia A. Johnston, eds., Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia (University of Texas Press, Austin 2009) 217-234.
  • «’In Learned Conversation’.» Plutarch’s Symposiac Literature and the Elusive Authorial Voice.»,  in José Ribeiro Ferreira, Delfim Leão, Manuel Tröster, and Paula Barata Dias, eds., Symposion and Philanthropia in Plutarch (Coimbra : Classica Digitalia / CECH , 2009)  51-61.
  • «Mixed Monotheism? The Areopagos Speech of Paul», in Charles Guittard, ed., Le monothéisme. Diversité, exclusivisme ou dialogue?, Société Ernest Renan. Societé Française d’Histoire des Religiions, Association Européenne pour l’Etude des Religios (EASR).  Congrès de Paris, 11-14  September 2002 (Paris 2010)  131-152.
  • «Professor Shigetake Yaginuma: Emeritus Professor of Classical Philology, University of Tsukuba, Kyoto, Japan», Ploutarchos 7 (2009/2010) 125-127.
  • «Transmission and Translation in Classical and Biblical Studies», in Pasquale Gagliardi, Bruno Latour, Pedro Memelsdorff, eds., Coping with the Past. Creative Perspectives on Conservation and Restoration. (Civiltà Veneziana Studi 52)(Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio Maggiore, Leo S. Olschki, Florence 2010) 115-132. (based on Il Dialogo di San Giorgio, 12-14 settembre, 2007, Inheriting the Past. Tradition, Translation, Betrayal, Innovation).
  • (with Richard Westall)  “The Second and Third Centuries,” in Gabriele Marasco, ed., Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity. A Brill Companion (Leiden: Brill 2011) 363-416.
  • “Image and Religion: A Christian in the Temple of Isis at Pompeii,” in Aliou Cissé Niang and Carolyn Osiek, eds., Text, Image, and Christians in the Graeco-Roman World. A Festschrift in Honor of David Lee Balch. (Princeton Theological Monograph Series) (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2012) 218-238.
  • “From Wild Beast to Love Divine: Plutarch Between ‘Pagan’ And Christian Marriage,” in José María Candau Morón, Francisco J. González Ponce, and Antonio L. Chávez Reino, eds., Plutarco Transmisor. Actas del X Simposio Internacional de la Sociedad Española De Plutarquistas. Sevilla, 12-14 de Noviembre de 2009 (Seville: Universidad de Sevilla, Secretarida de Publicaciones Universidad de Sevilla, 2011) 303-316.
  • “Pagan Monotheism and Early Christianity,” The Twelfth Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture, The Center for the Study of Christianity, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2011.http://www.csc.org.il/template/default.aspx?PageId=15.
  • “Hierosolyma. The Greek Name of Jerusalem. In memoriam Günter Neumann,” Glotta 87 (2011 [2012])  1-22.
  • “Most Beautiful and Divine: Graeco-Romans (especially Plutarch), and Paul, on Love and Marriage,” in David E. Aune and Frederick E. Brenk, eds., Greco-Roman Culture and the New Testament: Studies Commemorating the Centennial of the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Novum Testamentum Supplements 143) (Leiden: Brill, 2012) 87-112.
  • “Plutarch and Pagan Monotheism,” in Lautaro Roig Lanzillota and Israel Muñoz Gallarate, eds., Plutarch in the Religious and Philosophical Discourse of Late Antiquity (Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval Texts and Contexts, editors Robert M. Berchman and Jacob Neusner. Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic Tradition 14, edited by Robert M. Berchman and John F. Finamore) (Leiden: Brill 2012) 73-84.
  • “Looking at Conjectures (Guesses?) in Plutarch’s Dialogue on Love,” in Giovanna Pace and Paola Volpe Cacciatore (eds.), Gli Scritti di Plutarco:Tradizione, Traduzione, Ricezione, Commento. Atti del IX Convegno Internazionaledella International Plutarch Society (Naples: D’Auria,2013) 93-102.
  • “Philo and Plutarch on the Nature of God,” in David T. Runia and Gregory Sterling, eds, The Studia Philonica Annual. Studies in Hellenistic Judaism 26 (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014) 79-92.

Forthcoming articles:

  • Autarkeia/autarkes,”in Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint (Strasburg: University of Strasburg).
  • “Plutarch: Philosophy, Religion, Ethics,” in Daniel Richter and William Johnson, eds., Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
  • “Alexandria and Egyptian Religion as Praeparatio Evanglica,” in Zlatko Plese, ed., Alexandrian Personae (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina).
  • “Greece. Religion,” Encylopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter).
  • “Searching for Truth”?: Plutarch's On Isis and Osiris,” in Michael Erler and Martin Stadler, eds., Platonismus und spätägyptische Religion: Plutarch und die Ägyptenrezeption in der römischen Kaiserzeit (Berlin: University of Würzburg, De Gruyter). 
  • “Space, Time, and Language in On the Oracles of the Pythia: “3,000 Years of History, Never Proved Wrong,” in Aristoula Georgiadou and Katerina Oikonomopoulou, eds., Space, Time and Language an Plutarch’s Visions of Greek Culture (Berlin: University of Patras/De Gruyter).

Reviews

  • C. J. Giankaris, Plutarch (New York 1970), American Classical Review 1 (1972) 208-209.
  • H. G. Ingenkamp, Plutarch’s Schriften über die Heilung der Seele (Göttingen 1971), Classical World 66 (1973) 361-362.
  • E. E. Barthell Jr., Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece (Coral Gables, Florida 1971),  Classical Philology 59 (1974) 66-67.
  • R. Flacelière and É. Chambry, Plutarque. Vies VII: Cimon-Luculle, Nicias-Crassus (Paris 1972), Classical World 68 (1974) 116-117.
  • R. Flacelière and É. Chambry, Plutarque. Vies VIII: Sertorius-Eumène, Agésilas-Pompée (Paris 1973), Classical World 70 (1976) 273-274.
  • D. A. Russell, Plutarch (London 1974), Review of Metaphysics 39 (1976) 623-624.
  • F. H. Sandbach, The Stoics (London 1975), Review of Metaphysics 39 (1976) 559-560.
  • A. Wardman, Plutarch’s Lives (London 1974), Gnomon 48 (1976) 406-408.
  • J. Dumortier and J. Defradas, Plutarque. Oeuvres Morales, Tome VII.1. Traités de Morale (27-36) (Paris 1975), Gnomon 50 (1978) 71-74.
  • P. Friedrich, Aphrodite (Chicago 1978), Classical World 73 (1980) 365.
  • O. Tsagarakis, Nature and Background of Major Concepts of Divine Power in Homer (Amsterdam 1977), Gnomon 52 (1980) 509-512.
  • J. Fontenrose, The Delphic Oracle. Its Responses and Operations, with a Catalogue of Responses (Berkeley 1978), Gnomon 53 (1980) 700-706.
  • P. A. Johnston, Vergil’s Agricultural Golden Age (Leiden 1980), Gnomon 53 (1981) 763-766.
  • H. Koester, Introduction to the New Testament I. History, Culture, and Religion of the Hellenistic Age (Philadelphia 1983), Biblica 65 (1984) 276-280.
  • J. Bremmer, The Early Greek Concept of the Soul (Princeton 1983), Gnomon 56 (1984) 1-4.
  • R. Parker, Miasma. Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion (Oxford 1983), Gnomon 56 (1984) 673-678.
  • H. C. Kee, Miracle in the Early Christian World. A Study in Sociohistorical Method (New Haven 1983), Biblica 66 (1985) 267-269.
  • J. Defradas, J. Hani, and R. Klaerr, Plutarch. Oeuvres Morales II. Consolation à Apollonios, Préceptes de Santé, Préceptes de Mariage, Le Banquet des Sept Sages, De la Superstition (Paris 1985), Journal of Hellenic Studies 107 (1987) 206.
  • W. Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults. (Carl Newell Jackson Lectures) (Cambridge, Mass. 1987) in Gnomon 61 (1989) 289-292.
  • A. A. Long and D. N. Sedley, The Hellenistic Philosophers I. Translation of the Principal Sources with Philosophical Commentary; II: Greek and Latin Texts with Notes and Bibliography (Cambridge University Press, 1987) xv, p. 512; x, p. 512, in Biblica 71 (1990) 137-141.
  • Richard A. Burridge, What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography. (Society for New Testament Studies. Monograph Series 70) (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1992), Gnomon 66 (1994) 492-496.
  • Stefano Jedrkiewicz: Il convitato sullo sgabello. Plutarco, Esopo ed i Sette Savi (Filologia e Critica, 80) (Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, Pisa and Rome 1997) 171 pp., in Classical Review 50.1 (2000) 286-287. (with Ferdinando Lo Cascio).
  • Tim Duff, Plutarch’s Lives: Exploring Virtue and Vice (Oxford 1999) in Classical World 95.4 (2002) 453-455.
  • Laura Baldi, Gugielmo Caiazza, Maria Di Florio, Anna Ricciardi  and Rosario Scannapieco, (introduction Paola Volpe and Franco Ferrari), Ricerche su Dione di Prusa (Luciano, Naples, 2001), Latomus 64 (2005) 1060-1061.
  • Michel Malaise, Pour une terminologie et une analyse des cultes isiaques. Académie Royale de Belgique. Classe des Lettres (Brussels 2005) 282 p. 16  x  24,5. Orientalia 75.2 (2006) 169-171.
  • Zlatko Pleše, Poetics of the Gnostic Universe. Narrative and Cosmology in the Apocryphon of John. (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 52), Leiden, Brill, 2006, x + 329 pp. ISBN 90 04 11674 5. ISSN 0929-2470. MHNH 7 (2007) 327-332, with E. Sanzi.
  • Bernhard Ahlrichs: «Prüfstein der Gemüter». Untersuchungen zu den ethischen Vorstellungen in den Parallelbiographien Plutarchs am Beispiel des «Coriolan». Beiträge zur Altertumswissenschaft 16. Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Georg Olms 2005. 549 S., Gnomon 79 (2007) 751-753.
  • Sarah J. K. Pearce, The Land of the Body: Studies in Philo’s Representation of Egypt. Wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 200. Pp. xxxviii + 365. Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2007. ISBN 978 3 16 149250 in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 94 (2008) 340-342.
  • Anne Gangloff, Dion Chrysostom et les mythes. Héllenisme, communication et philosophie politique, Grenoble, Millon, 2006. 24 x 16 cm, 428 p. 28€. ISBN 2-84137-195-6 in Latomus 68 (2009) 219-221.
  • Heinz–Günter Nesselrath, ed., Plutarch. On the Daimonion of Socrates: Human Liberation, Divine Guidance and Philosophy. Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays by Donald Russell ... [et al.] (Sapere 16) Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010. in Journal of Hellenic Studies 131 (2011) 274-275.
  • Gert Roskam, Plutarch’s Maxime cum principibus esse disserendum. An Interpretation with Commentary (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2009, in Gnomon 84 (2012) 259-260.
  • Peter Van Nuffelen, Rethinking the Gods: Philosophical Readings of Religion in the Post-Hellenistic Period (Cambridge and New York 2011), in Classical Journal 107 (2013) CJ-Online 2013.06.04. http://cj.camws.org/files/reviews/2013/2013.06.04%20Brenk%20on%20Van%20Nuffelen,%20Rethinking%20the%20Gods.pdf.
  • Michel Malaise, À la découverte d’Harpocrate à travers son histoirographie (Memoire de la Classe des Lettres, Collection in 8o, 3e, (Brussels: Académie royale de Belgique, 2011), Orientalia 83 (2014) 307-309.

Notices etc. (incomplete list):

  • Notice of 25 recent books on Plutarch or with reference to Plutarch, Ploutarchos. Journal of the International Plutarch Society 5 (1989) 17-21.
  • Elogio di: Professor Giovanni Forni 1922-1991, in Ploutarchos. Journal of the International Plutarch Society 9 (1992) 6.
  • Notizie su 15 recenti libri su Plutarco o con riferimenti alle opere di Plutarco, in Ploutarchos. Journal of the International Plutarch Society 11.1,11.2 (1994).
  • «In memoriam. Roderick A. F. MacKenzie, S.J. (1911-1994)» in «Nuntii Personarum et Rerum», Biblica 75 (1994) 447-448.
  • Periodic notice of Plutarch international and national meetings for Gnomon, 1982-1998.
  • G. Indelli and V. Tsouna-McKirahan, Philodemus, On Choices and Avoidances. (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. La Scuola di Epicuro. Collezione di testi ercolanesi 15 (Bibliopolis, Napoli 1995), in Filologia Neotestamentaria 10 (19-20) (1997) (Cordova 1998) 164.
  • J. Taylor, avec un excursus par M.-É. Boismard, Les Actes des Deux Apôtres V (Commentaire historique (Act. 8, 1-18, 22) (Études Bibliques 23 (Libraire Lecoffre/J. Gabald, Paris 1994) in in Filologia Neotestamentaria 10 (19-20) (1997) (Cordova 1998) 164-165.
  • Robert Turcan, Mithra et le mithriacisme. (Collection Histoire) (Les Belles Lettres, Paris 1993) 191 pp., in Filologia Neotestamentaria 11 (1998) (= 2000) 140-141.
  • Entry on Nock, A. D., Stewart, Z., ed., Essays on Religion and the Ancient World, in (Oxford University Press, Oxford 1972/1986), in Motte, A., Pirenne-Delforge, V., and Wathelet, P., eds., Mentor2. Guide bibliographique de la religion grecque. Bibliographical Survey of Greek Religion 1986-1990 (Université de Liège. Centre d’Histoire des Religions, Liège 1998) #2948, p. 402.
  • Entry on Beatrice, Pier Franco, «Quosdam Platonicorum Libros. The Platonic Readings of Augustine in Milan», VChr. 43 (1989), 248-281», in Motte, A., Pirenne-Delforge, V., and Wathelet, P., eds., Mentor 2. Guide bibliographique de la religion grecque. Bibliographical Survey of Greek Religion 1986-1990 (Université de Liège. Centre d’Histoire des Religions, Liège 1998) #2149, p. 174.
  • Entry on Versnel, H. S., «What did Ancient Man see when He saw a God? Some reflections on Greco-Roman Epiphany», in D. Van Der Plas, ed., Effigies Dei. Essays on the History of Religions (Leiden, Brill 1987), 42-55, in Motte, A., Pirenne-Delforge, V., and Wathelet, P., eds., Mentor2. Guide bibliographique de la religion grecque. Bibliographical Survey of Greek Religion 1986-1990 (Université de Liège. Centre d’Histoire des Religions, Liège 1998) #3293, p. 496.
  • Notices in Filologia Neotestamentaria 12.23-24 (1999) [2000] 173-175: Annamaria D’Angelo, Plutarco, La fortuna o la virtù di Alessandro Magno. Prima Orazione. Introduzione, testo critico, traduzione e commento (Dipartimento di Filosofia e Politica dell’Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità dell’Università degli Studi di Salerno. Corpus Plutarchi Moralium diretto da Paolo Cosenza, Italo Gallo, Luigi Torraca 29), M. D’Auria, Napoli 1998. (172).
  • Aristoula Georgiadou and David H. J. Larmour, Lucian’s Science Fiction Novel. True Histories. Interpretation and Commentary (Mnemosyne Suppl. 179) Brill, Leiden 1998. (173).
  • Claudio Moreschini, Plutarco, L’E di Delfi. Introduzione, testo critico, traduzione e commento (Dipartimento di Filosofia e Politica dell’Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità dell’Università degli Studi di Salerno. Corpus Plutarchi Moralium diretto da Paolo Cosenza, Italo Gallo, Luigi Torraca 27), M. D’Auria, Napoli 1997. (173-174).
  • Andrea Rescigno, Plutarco, L’eclissi degli oracoli. Introduzione, testo critico, traduzione e commento (Dipartimento di Filosofia e Politica dell’Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità dell’Università degli Studi di Salerno. Corpus Plutarchi Moralium diretto da Italo Gallo e Renato Laurenti 19), M. D’Auria, Napoli 1995. (174).
  • Notices in Filologia Neotestamentaria 12.27-28 (2001) [2004]: Anne-France Morand, Études sur les Hymnes orphiques (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 143) Brill, Leiden 2001 (166)
  • Yaginuma’s Japanese Translation of the Parallel Lives,  Ploutarchos 5 (2007/8) 107-108.

Papers Read, Lectures Given, etc.

  • «The Sweet Method of Structural Linguistics in Latin», Creighton University, Omaha, 1961.
  • «Le songe de Brutus», VIIIe Congrès de l’Association Guillaume Budé, College de France, Sorbonne, Paris, 1968.
  • «Plutarch’s De animae procreatione in Timaeo», B Club (Classical Philosophy Society) Cambridge, 1969.
  • «The Sublimation of the Underworld», Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, 1972.
  • «The Lost Atlantis», Marquette University, Milwaukee,1973.
  • «Greek Drama», Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1972.
  • «Exorcism», WRIT, Milwaukee, 1973.
  • «Exorcism in the Greek Tradition», Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1973.
  • «The Greek Occult», Menomonee Falls High School, 1973.
  • «Early Christianity and Paganism», Shorewood High School, 1973.
  • «Plutarch as a Middle Platonist», Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1973.
  • «Greek Religion», Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1974.
  • «Greek Mythology. Hesiod and Homer», Fine Arts Week, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1975.
  • «From Mysticism to Mysticism. The Religious Development of Plutarch of Chaironeia», American Academy of Religion, Chicago, November, 1975.
  • «Roman Civilization», La Farge Institute, Milwaukee, 1975.
  • «The Acropolis», Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1975.
  • «Aristophanes’ Lysistrata», Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1975.
  • «The Mythology of Homer and Hesiod», Milwaukee Philhellenic Society, Milwaukee, 1976.
  • «Greek Civilization», Juneau Village, Milwaukee, 1976.
  • «Some Manneristic Touches in Vergil’s Sixth Book of the Aeneid. Most Beautiful Horror», Comparative Literature Circle, Florida State University, Tallahassee, January, 1976.
  • «Greek Mythology. Homer and Hesiod», Burleigh Junior High School, Brookfield, Wisconsin, 1977.
  • «Tripping the Light Fantastic. Violence in Ovid’s Metamorphoses», Comparative Literature Circle, Florida
    State University, Tallahassee, January, 1977.
  • «Aphrodite’s Girdle. Some Near Eastern Evidence», Homeric Society and Early Greek Studies Project, University of Chicago, Chicago, 1977.
  • «Variation and Individuation in the Characters of Greek New Comedy, Plautus, and Terence. Young Men and Old», University of California, Berkeley, August, 1977.
  • «The Pastoral Worlds», University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1978.
  • «Most Beautiful Horror. Some Baroque Touches in the Sixth Book of Vergil’s Aeneid», Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Houston, April, 1978.
  • «The Lost Atlantis.  The End of the Minoan Civilization», Fine Arts Week, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1978.
  • «Euripides’ Bacchae», Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1978.
    «Individuation in Menander’s Young Men», Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Washington, October, 1978.
  • «The End of the Minoan World», Marquette Fine Arts Week, Marquette University, Milwaukee, March, 1978.
  • «Men and Women in the Iliad», Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, October, 1978.
  • «Natural and Unnatural Rhythm: «Principles of Order in the First Two Books of the Iliad», Comparative Literature Circle, Florida State University, Tallahassee, January, 1979.
  • «The End of Pompeii», Marquette University, Milwaukee, April, 1979.
  • «Violence as Structure. The Eleventh Book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses», Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Madison, April 1979.
  • «Plutarch’s New Religious Teleology», Cleveland State University, Cleveland, May 1979.
  • «The Interiorization of Tragedy. Euripides’ Hippolytos and Racine’s Phèdre», Marquette University, Milwaukee, September, November, 1979.
  • «Cumae and the Bay of Naples», Marquette University, Milwaukee, October, 1979.
  • «Religious Experience in the Homeric Poems», American Academy of Religion, New York, November, 1979.
  • «Religious Experience in the Homeric Poems» (longer version of the above, one of the three lectures in series, Lectures in Hellenic Civilization), University of Chicago, November 1979.
  • «Petronius’ Banquet, A Study in Mannerism», Mannerism Seminar, American Philological Association, Boston, December, 1979.
  • «Plato’s Symposium: The Philosopher’s Frustration», Philosophy Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, February, 1980.
  • «Roma», Multimedia presentation on Rome, Wisconsin State Latin Teachers, Madison, October, 1979, American Classical League, Oshkosh, November 1979, Fine Arts Week, Marquette University, Milwaukee, March, 1980.
  • «A History of Greek Religion», with slides of Delphi, Marquette University, Milwaukee, October, 1980.
  • «The Bay of Naples and Vergil’s Aeneid», Junior Classical League, Oshkosh, October 1980.
  • «Roma», Marquette University, Milwaukee, November, 1980.
  • «Paris and Versailles. Neoclassicism», Marquette University, Milwaukee, November 1980.
  • «Roma», University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, November 1980, University of California, Berkeley, November, 1980.
  • «The Nightingale Theme in Greek Tragedy», Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets, February, 1981.
  • «Non impune negare: Theme and Ideology in the Galatea and the Cyclops Story of Ovid’s Metamorphoses», Classical Association of the Middle West and South, St. Louis, April, 1981.
  • «The Nightingale Theme in Greek Tragedy», Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, April 1981.
  • «Roma», University of Wisconsin, Madison, April, 1981.
  • «Cumae and the Bay of Naples, with Readings from Vergil’s Aeneid», Boston University, Boston, April, 1981.
  • «Roma», Fordham University, November, 1981, Bronx High School of Science, New York, November, 1981.
  • «Oidipous as Hero in the Oidipous Plays of Sophocles», Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, April, 1982.
  • «Palinurus and the Epicurean Vergil», panel with Ralph Johnson and Gordon Williams, Vergil Bimillenium, Fordham, New York, April 1982.
  • «Roma», Tufts University, Medford, Massachussets, April, 1982.
  • «Roma», Boston College, Boston, April, 1982. 
  • Two comments: Edipo. Il Teatro Greco e la Cultura Europea. Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Università di Urbino, Urbino, November, 1982.
  • Comment in: Dori e Mondo Egeo. Colloquio Internazionale. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Università di Roma, La Sapienza, Rome, April, 1983.
  • «Women in Love: Helen and Andromache in the Iliad», American Philological Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, December, 1983.
  • «Hellenistic Literature and Ruler Cult: Kallimachos’ Hymn to Delos», Society of Biblical Literature, 1984 International Meeting, Strassbourg, August 1984.
  • «Diodoros, Appian, and the Death of Palinurus in Vergil», Convegno Internazionale. Diodoro Siculo e la Storiografia Classica, Catania-Agira, December, 1984.
  • «The Religious Background of the Oedipus Plays of Sophocles», Università di Genova, Genova, 1986.
  • «From Rex to Rana: Plutarch’s Treatment of Nero», Il Protagonismo nella Storiographia Classica. Giornate Filologiche Genovesi, Università di Genova, Genova, February, 1986.
  • «Hierosolyma: Splendid, Perverted, and Tragic Name of Jerusalem», 1986 International Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, 18-20 August, Jerusalem, 1986.
  • «Cassius’ «Epicurean» Explanation of Brutus’ Dream in Plutarch’s Broutos», Temi e Aspetti dello Stoicismo e dell’Epicureismo in Plutarco. International Plutarch Society. Sezione Italiana. 2o Convegno di Studi su Plutarco, Ferrara, April, 1987.
  • «Plutarch’s Erotikos: The Drag Down Pulled Up», International Meeting of the International Plutarch Society, American School of Classical Studies, Canadian Institute, Athens, June, 1987.
  • «The Herakles Myth and the Literary Texts Relating to the Myth of Ninurta», Convegno Internazionale. «La Transizione dal Miceneo all’Alto Arcaismo: Dal Palazzo alla Città. Istituto per gli Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici, La Sapienza, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, March, 1988.
  • «The Gate of Dreams and an Image of Life: The End of Virgil’s Aeneid VI», The British School at Rome (Accademia Britannica di Archeologia, Storia e Belle Arti) Rome, June, 1988.
  • «Seeing God Face to Face: Easier Done than Said. Middle Platonism and I Corinthians XIII.12», Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Sheffield, England, August, 1989.
  • «Plus saint que chez Homère: sanctus chez Virgile»,  XIIe Congrès International de l’Association Guillaume Budé, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, August, 1988.
  • «I veri demoni greci `nella nebbia ammantellati’?. Esiodo e Plutarco», Diabolos, Dialogos, Daimon. Associazione Dialogos con il Patrocinio dell’Assessorato per la Cultura della Città di Torino, Torino, October, 1988.
  • «Il tempo come struttura nel «De genio Socratis»», International Plutarch Society. Sezione Italiana, Università di Palermo, Circolo Semiologico Siciliano, Palermo, May, 1989.
  • «Antonius-Osiris, Kleopatra-Isis: The End of Plutarch’s Antony», International Plutarch Society. II International Meeting. University College, Oxford, September, 1989.
  • «Early Christians and the Roman Empire: Between Julio-Claudian and Jewish Ideology», University of Oregon, Siena, November, 1989.
  • «Greek Epiphanies and Paul on the Road to Damaskos», XVIth Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Rome, September, 1990.
  • «Plutarch and the Baroque», St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, May, 1991.
  • «When Enough is Enough: The Greeks and Paul on Autarkeia», Society of Biblical Literature. 1991 International Meeting. Rome, July, 1991.
  • «Plutarch and the Baroque. The Erotikos», Oxford Philological Society, Christ Church, Oxford, November, 1991.
    «A Study in the Baroque. Plutarch’s Life of Mark Antony», American Philological Association, Chicago, December, 1991.
  • «The Origin and the Return of the Soul in Plutarch», III Simposio Internacional sobre Plutarco. «Ideas religiosas en Plutarco de Queronea». International Plutarch Society. Seccion Español, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, April-May, 1992.
  • «The Boiotia of Plutarch’s Erotikos», Etaireia Boiotikon Meleton. Society of Boeotian Studies. Société d’Étude Béotiennes. B’ Diethnes Synedrio. Boiotikon. Meleton. 2nd International Congress of Boeotian Studies. 2ème Congrès International d’Études Béotiennes, Levadia, Greece, September 1992.
  • «Heroic Anti-Heroes. Ruler Cult and Divine Assimilations in Plutarch’s Live of Demetrius and Antonius» for Teoria e Prassi Politica nelle Opere di Plutarco. Third International Congress of the International Plutarch Society. Quinto Convegno della I.P.S., Sezione Italiana.  Certosa, Pontignano (Siena), 7-10 giugno 1993.
  • «The Revolt under Antiochos Epiphanes in the Light of Evidence for Hierapolis of Phrygia and Babylon», X Congrès de la Féderation Internationale des Associations d’Études Classiques (FIEC), Université Laval, Québec, Canada du 23 au 27 août 1994.
  • «The Eruption of Vesuvius in the Sibylline Oracles», Convegno Internazionale. Sibille e Linguaggi Oracolari. Mito Storia Tradizione. 20-22 Settembre 1994, Università degli Studi, Macerata; 23-24 Settembre, Sala Capitolare S. Benedetto, Norcia.
  • «Giudaismo e Cristianesimo in Plutarco», Plutarco e la Religione. VI Convegno Plutarcheo Italiano. International Plutarch Society, Sezione Italiana. Centro Studi Plutarchei dell’Università di Salerno. Ravello, 29-31 Maggio 1995.
  • «Rhetoric in the Service of Love. Plutarch’s AC and DC Speeches in the Erotikos» for Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in Plutarch. IV International Congress of the International Plutarch Society. Leuven, July 3-6, 1996.
  • «Social Memory and the Revolt at Thebes against the Spartans in Plutarch’s The Daimonion of Sokrates», Etaireia Boiotikon Meleton. Society of Boeotian Studies. Société d’Étude Béotiennes. B’ Diethnes Synedrio. Boiotikon. Meleton. 3rd International Congress of Boeotian Studies. 3ème Congrès International d’Études Béotiennes, Thebes, Greece, September 4th-8th, 1996.
  • «An avant garde Goddess. Artemis of Ephesos», Les Panthéons des cités. Origines et développements, VIe Collogue international du Centre Internationale d’Étude de la Religion Grecque Antique, Université de Liège, 15-17 maggio 1997. 
  • «Dio on the Simple and Self-Sufficient Life», Dio Day (Ten Conferences on Dio of Prusa). All Souls College, Oxford, 12-13 July 1997.
  • «The Temple of Isis at Rome», Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Cracow July 18-22, 1998.
  • «The Exorcism at Philippoi in Acts 16.11-40. Divine Possession or Diabolic Inspiration», Seres intermedios: Ángeles, demonios y genios en el mundo mediterráneo. XI Curso Seminario de Otoño de estudios sobre el mediterráneo antiguo de la Universidad de Malaga, Málaga 14-18 September, 1998.
  • «Isis is a Greek Word. Plutarch’s Allegorization of Egyptian Religion», Plutarco, Platón y Aristóteles. Fifth International Congress of the International Plutarch Society, Madrid-Cuenca (Spain) 4-7 May 1999.
  • «The Temple of Isis at Rome and its Link with Egypt», Fitzwilliam Museum, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University, 1 luglio 1999.
  • «The Exorcism at Philippoi in Acts 16.11-40. Divine Possession or Diabolic Inspiration», ID’ SUNEDRIO THS DIEQNOUS OMOSPONDIAS TWN ETAIREIWN KLASSIKWN SPOUDWN (FIEC). XI Congrès de la Féderation International des Associations d’Études Classiques. XI Congress of the International Association of Classical Studies, Kavala, Greece, August 24-30 1999.
  • «Deum comitari. . . : retorica, virtù e progresso in Seneca e San Paolo», Seneca e i Cristiani, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Istituto di Filologia Classica e Papirologia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, 11-13 October 1999.
  • «Molten Gold and Freezing Lead Next Time. Plutarch’s Apocalyptic Vision (Or Paradise Lost and Regained)», Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, Boston, Massachusetts, November 20-23.
  • «Plutarch and the Egyptian Past Or, The Sphinx Besting the Philosopher», American Philological Association, American Archaeological Institute Joint Meeting, December 27-30, 1999, Dallas, Texas.
  • «Damsels and Demons: The Exorcism at Philippi in Acts 16.11-40», Departments of Classical Languages and Literatures and Early Christian Literatures, January 11, 2000.
  • «From Egypt with Love. The Temple of Isis in Rome», American Academy in Rome, April 18th, 2000.
  • «Religion under Trajan. Plutarch’s Resurrection of Osiris», Sage and Emperor: Plutarch and Trajan, Sponsored by the Department of Classics, with the support of the Departments of Art, History, and Religious Studies, the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research, and the International Plutarch Society, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 24-27, 2000.
  • «In the Image, Reflection, and Reason of Osiris. Plutarch and the Egyptian Cults», Misticismo y Religiones Mistéricas en la Obra de Plutarco. VII Simposio Internacional sobre Plutarco de la Sociedad Española de Plutarquistas. Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, 2-4 novembre 2000.
  • «Il libro di Walter Burkert, Antichità classica e Cristianesimo antico. IV Seminario di Studio. Giudaismo — Ellenismo — Cristianesimo. III a.C. — I d.C., Università degli Studi di Salerno. Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, Dottorato di ricerca in Filologia classica. Fisciano, 4-5 giugno 2001.
  • «The Spirit within Us: Paul and Seneca on Virtue», Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Pontifical Gregorian University, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Roma, 8-12 luglio 2001.
  • «Finding One’s Place. Eschatology in Plato’s Laws and First Century Platonism», The VI Symposium Platonicum. Plato’s Laws, Jerusalem, 5-10 August 2001 (Ma’ale Hachamisha).
  • «O Sweet Mystery of Life. The Eschatological Dimension of Plutarch’s Biographies.» Sixth International Congress of the International Plutarch Society, The Statesman in Plutarch’s Works. University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Hernen Castle, Nijmegen, 1-5 May, 2002.
  • «Sister-Brother, Wife-Husband. Isis and Osiris in the Isaeum at Pompeii.»Symposium Cumanum. The Cults of Magna Graecia. I culti della Magna Grecia. The Vergilian Society. Brandeis University. The Department of Classics and the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Villa Vergiliana. Cuma/Baia, Naples 19-22, June 2002.
  • «Mixed Monotheism? The Areopagos Speech of Paul» Le Monothéisme: Diversité. Exclusivisme ou Dialogue? Congrès Européen d’Historie des Religions. European Association for the Study of Religions, Société Ernest Renan. Société Française d’Histoire des Religions. Sept. 11-14. 2002 Paris. Collège de France, École Normale Supérieure.
  • «One God or Many Daimonia? Paul’s Areopagos Speech.»  Society of Biblical Literature. 2003 SBL International Meeting. Cambridge, England, 20-25 July 2003.
  • «The Strong and the Weak. Conceptions of Rewriting Plato in Middle Platonism.» International Association for Greek Philosophy. 15th International Meeting.Ouranoupolis.Greece, August 1-5, 2003.
  • «Two Case Studies in Paideia, Bacchon and Plutarch,´« VIII Simposi Internacional de la Societat Espanyola de Plutarquistes (IPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Departament de Filologia Grega, Barcelona 6-8 Novembre 2003.
  • «Great Originals or Just Good Synthesizers? The Middle Platonists’ Concept of God», Philologisches Seminar, Reinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, January 28, 2004.
  • «The Painting Program in the Temple of Isis at Pompeii», XIIth Congress of the International Federation of the Societies of Classical Studies. XIIe Congrès de la Fédération des Associations d’Études Classiques (FIEC) Ouro Preto, (Brazil) 23-28 August 2004.
  • «School and Literature. The Gymnasia at Athens in the First Century A.D.» Simposio Internacional, sobre el tema Escuela y Literatura en Grecia Antigua. Dpto. de Filología Clásica e Indoeuropeo Facultad de Filología Universidad de Salamanca, 17 to 19 November, Salamanca.
  • «Plutarch’s Middle-Platonic God: About to Enter (or Remake) the Academy.» Gott und die Götter bei Plutarch Gemeinsames Symposium des Graduiertenkollegs «Götterbilder-Gottesbilder-Weltbilder. Polytheismus und Monotheismus in der Welt der Antike.» der Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen und der International Plutarch Society. Göttingen 2-4 February, 2005. 
  • Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Roma. 20 aprile 2005. Conferenza: «“Siamo della tua stirpe”» Paolo e la filosofia del suo tempo».
  • «Setting a Good Exemplum. Case Studies in the Moralia, the Lives as Case Studies.» The Unity of Plutarch’s Works. Moral Themes in the Lives. Features of the Lives in the Moralia. International Plutarch Society, 7th International Congress. University of Crete. Department of Philology, Division of Classics. Rethymno, 4-8 May, 2005).
  • «’Parlando senza profumi raggiunge con la voce mille anni.’ «Plutarco e la cultura della sua età.» Plutarco e la cultura della sua età. Convegno Plutarcheo Internazionale. Università di Salerno. Fisciano-Maiori Oct. 27-29 2005.
  • «Sliding Atoms or Divine Inspiration. The Philosophical Literature ‘On Eros’.» Sept. 8th, 2006, Georgetown University, Classical Faculty, Washington, D.C.
  • Convegno «El amor en Plutarco». «Sliding Atoms or Supernatural Light. Plutarch’s Erotikos and the ‘On Eros’ Literature». León, Spagna 28-30 settembre 2006, Universidad de León, Dpto. de Estudios Clásicos.
  • Studi e ricerche di intertestamentaria. Due momenti significativi delle origini cristiane. 76-67 a.C., il crollo asmoneo e la disparata ricerca di salvezza farisea. 50-90 d.C. la prima diffusione della Chiesa tra i culti privati ellenistici. I. Alexandra Salome Regina Judaeorum. II. «Piccoli gruppi» nelle religioni dell’Ellenismo e nel Cristianesimo delle origini. Quaderni dell’Istituto Superiore Scienze Religiose S. Roberto Bellarmino, Capua. Biblica I. Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose «San Roberto Bellarmino»,  Capua, 14 aprile 2007. Presentazione del libro.
  • «The Philosophical Literature Entitled ‘On Love’ as a Background to Paul’s Teaching on Love and Marriage.» International Meeting. Society of Biblical Literature, University of Vienna, Vienna July 22-26, 2007.
  • «The Transmission of Culture in Classical and Biblical Studies», Inheriting the Past. Tradition, Translation, Betrayal, Innovation. I Dialoghi di San Giorgio, Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore. Venezia 12-14 settembre 2007.
  • «Alexandria and Egyptian Religion as Praeparatio Evanglica», International Conference. Alexandrian Personae, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 23-24, 2008.
  • «La religione di Iside ed Osiride come precursore del cristianesimo», Istituto Orientale di Napoli, Naples, April, 9th 2008.
  • Invited participant, CAS Project 2007-2008: Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Taxonomies, and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity. Follow-up Conference at the Norwegian Institute in Rome (DNIR), May 8-10, 2008.
  • Invited participant. Convegno Internazionale. «Platonismo e aristotelismo» Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Milano, Gargnano, 22-24 maggio 2008.
  • «Alessandria e la religione di Iside come praeparatio evangelica»,  Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Naples, April 9th, 2008.
  • «Proceeding to Loftier Heights. Plutarch the Theologian and the Philosophy of His Time», Oxford Plutarch Conference. Plutarch and Philosophy: scholarship and/or dilettantism? Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford 14 – 15 July 2008.
  • «‘In Learned Conversation’.» Plutarch’s Symposiac Literature and the Elusive Authorial Voice.» 8th International Plutarch Society Congress. «Symposion and Philanthropia in Plutarch.» University of Coimbra, Coimbra, 23-27 September 2008.
  • «None Greater than in the Holy City.» Lucian as a Religious Periegete», International Symposium On Lucian Of Samosata. University of Adiyaman, Adiyaman, Turkey, October 17-19, 2008.
  • «Proceeding to Loftier Heights. Plutarch the Theologian and the Philosophy of His Time», Oxford Plutarch Conference. Plutarch and Philosophy: scholarship and/or dilettantism? Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford 14 – 15 July 2008.
  • «None Greater than in the Holy City.»  Lucian as a Religious Periegete», International Symposium on Lucian of Samosata. University of Adiyaman, Adiyaman, Turkey, October 17-19, 2008.
  • Response to Lauren Petersen, «The Places of Isis in Roman Religion: An Archaeological Perspective», «Inaugural Meeting of the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions: What’s Religious about Ancient Mediterranean Religions?»  Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy. June 28th, 2009
  • «Pagan Devotion in New Testament Times. Lucian’s On the Syrian Goddess», Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 International Meeting Celebrating the Centenary of the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. 30 June – 4 July, 2009.
  • Response to panelists, «Review of Frederick E. Brenk, With Unperfumed Voice. Studies in With Unperfumed Voice. Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background, Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 International Meeting Celebrating the Centenary of the Pontifical Biblical Institute Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. 30 June – 4 July, 2009.
  • «Religion and Society. The Isis and Osiris Religion as a Forerunner of Christianity.» 13eme Conférence de la Fédération Internationale des Associations d'Études Classiques. 13th Conference of the International Federation of Classical Studies. Berlin, 24. - 29. August 2009. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
  • «From Wild Beast to Love Divine. Plutarch between ‘Pagan’ and Christian Marriage», X Simposio Internacional. Plutarco Transmisor. Sevilla, 12 al 14 de Noviembre de 2009. Facultad de Filología, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla.
  • Risposta alla conferenza del Professor Alessandro Roccatti, «La religione del libro, in Egitto» Settimana Conclusiva dell’«Anno Centenario del Pontificio Istituto Biblico». Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma, 3-8 maggio 2010.
  • «Plutarch and «Pagan Monotheism», Plutarch in the Religious and Philosophical Discourse of Late Antiquity. XI Congress of the International Plutarch Society 2010 (section: Réseau Thematique Plutarch). Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, 2nd to 5th of June, 2010.
  • «Greek Philosophical Monotheism and Its Influence on Christian Doctrine», Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Rom, in  Zusammenarbeit mit der Päpstlichen Universität Gregoriana, Auf dem Weg zum Menschen. Facetten europäischer Kultur: Rome, 13 th and 14th  October, 2010. Gregorian University, Rome.
  • «Image and Religion: A Christian Looks at the Temple of Isis at Pompeii.» The RRE Rome Seminar 2010. The Nordic Network for the Religious Roots of Europe: Dynamics in the Formation and Transformation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Rome, 25-31 October 2010. Casa Ravasco, Finnish Institute.
  • “Musonius Rufus and Paul on Women and Marriage.”  Classics Department. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. November 16th 2011.
  • “ Lucian, On the Syrian Goddess: Religious Guide or Clever Satirist.”  Classics Department. Ben Gurion University of the Negev.  November  21st, 2011.
  • “A Christian in the Temple of Isis at Pompeii.” The Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society. Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,  October 18th, 2011.
  • “ Pagan Monotheism and Early Christianity.”  Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Visiting Professor Lecture. Center for the Study of Christianity. Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Nov. 29th, 2011.
  • “Musonius Rufus and Plutarch on Women and Marriage.” Département des littératures. Midis de l’Institut d’Etudes Anciennes. Université Laval, Québec, Canada. February 20th, 2012.
  • “Pagan Monotheism and Early Christianity”. Faculté de Théologie et de Sciences Religieuses. Groupe de Recherche sur le Christianisme et l’Antiquité Tardive (GRECAT). Université Laval, Québec, Canada.  February 23rd, 2012.
  • “Church and State and Religious Freedom as Revealed in The Acts of the Apostles.”  Theology Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 27, 2012.
  • “Lucian, On the Syrian Goddess: A Confusing Polis Religion.”Greco-Roman Religions Section, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Chicago, November 17-20, 2012.
  • “Philo and Plutarch on the Nature of God.”Philo of Alexandria Section, Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Chicago, November 17-20, 2012.
  • “The Persona Plutarch in The Dialogue on Love.”American Philological Association/American Institute of Archaeology Annual Meeting. Chicago, January 2-6, 2014.
  • “Plutarch the Greek in the Roman Questions.”Inaugural Meeting of the North American Sections of the International Plutarch Society. Plutarch Among the Barbarians. Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, March 13-16, 2014.
  • “’Searching for Truth’?: Plutarch's On Isis and Osiris.” Platonismus und spätägyptische Religion.Plutarch und die Ägyptenrezeption in der römischen Kaiserzeit. Internationales Symposium an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. Lehrstuhl für altägyptische Kulturgeschichte in ptolemäisch-römischer Zeit/Lehrstuhl für Klassische Philologie, Würzburg, May 8-10,  2014.
  • “Space, Time, and Language in On the Oracles of the Pythia: ‘3,000 Years of History, Never Proved Wrong’.”10th International Congress of the International Plutarch Society. Space, Time and Language in Plutarch’s Visions of Greek Culture: Introversion, Imperial Cosmopolitanism and Other Forms of Interaction with the Past and Present, European Cultural Centre of Delphi. University of Patras, Delphi, May 16-18, 2014.
  • “Plutarch’s Monotheism and the New Testament,” Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, Nov. 22nd-25th, 2014.
  • “Animal Worship and the Temple of Isis at Pompei,” Society for Classical Studies (formerly the American Philological Association)/American Institute of Archaeology, in annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 8th-11th, 2015..

Association in Academic Associations

  • Cambridge Philological Association                           1967-
  • American Philological Association                              1971-
  • American Association of Ancient Historians             1971-
  • Society of Biblical Literature                                         1973-
  • American Association of University Professors         1973-1982
  • The Vergilian Society                                                       1975-
  • The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies  1980-
  • The Classical Association of the Atlantic States       1981-1985
  • The New England Classical Association                     1982
  • The International Plutarch Society                             1984-
  • Italian Section of International Plutarch Society    1984-
  • North American Society for the Study of Religions 1990-
  • International Society for Greek Philosophy               1987-
  • International Society for the Classical Tradition      1993-
  • International Plato Society      2001-
  • Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religion            2010-

Committees, etc.

  • Executive Committee of Italian Section, International Plutarch Society.
  • Editorial Board of Filologia Neotestamentaria, University of Cordoba (Spain)
  • Editorial Board of Biblica, Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome)
  • Executive Committee of Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaelogical Society

Grants

  • From Downing College, Cambridge; Cambridge University; University of Kentucky, Marquette University; National Endowment for the Humanities; Boston College.
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