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In print

2022. “The Parthian Empire.” In Jeffrey Spier, Tim Potts, and Sara E. Cole (eds), Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World, 157–64. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust.

2022. “Hydration, Ancient Persian-Style.” In Touraj Daryaee and Shervin Farridnejad (eds), Food for Gods, Food for Mortals: Culinary and Dining Practices in the Greater Iranian World, 161–8. Irvine, CA: Jordan Center for Persian Studies.


2020. “The Arsacids of Rome and Parthia’s ‘Iranian Revival’ in the First Century CE.” In Kai Ruffing, Kerstin Droß-Krüpe, Sebastian Fink, and Robert Rollinger (eds), Societies at War: Proceedings of the 10th Symposium of the Melammu Project held in Kassel September 26-28 2016 and Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of the Melammu Project held in Kiel November 11-15 2014, 475–94. Vienna: Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.


2020. “Exemplary History and Arsacid Genealogy in Tacitus, Annals 6.31.” Dabir 7, 175–91.


2019. “Tiridates in the Forum, Peroz on his Knees: Religion and Reputation in Ancient Iranian Diplomacy.” Anabasis: Studia Classica et Orientalia 10, 214–36.


2019. “Arsacid Beverages in Lucan.” Classical Quarterly 69 (2), 776–82. 

2019. “Lucan’s Parthians in Nero’s Rome.” Classical Philology 114 (4), 604–25.


2019. “Remembering Intervention: Parthia in Rome’s Civil Wars.” Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte 68 (3), 327–52. 

2018. “Alexander between Rome and Persia: Politics, Ideology, and History.” In K. Moore (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great, 197–232. Leiden: Brill.


2017. “The Seleucids Imprisoned: Arsacid-Roman Hostage Submission and its Hellenistic Precedents.” In J. Schlude and B. Rubin (eds), Arsacids, Romans, and Local Elites: Cross-Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire, 25–50. Oxford: Oxbow Books.


2015. “Horace and the Tiridates Episode.” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 158 (3/4), 304–25.


2015. “Venus’ Boots and the Shadow of Caesar in Book 1 of Virgil’s Aeneid.” Classical Quarterly 65 (2), 689–92.




“Rome, Parthia, and the Horizons of Ancient Diplomacy.” In John Hyland and Khodadad Rezakhani (eds), Brill’s Companion to Warfare in Ancient Iran. Leiden: Brill.

“Fish out of Water: Greek Deportees and Persian Empires in Philostratus’ Life of Apollonius.” In M. Rahim Shayegan (ed), The Classical World in Context: Persia. Los Angeles: Getty.



2017. The Parthian Empire: An Overview.
An introduction to Parthian history for Parthian Sources Online.

2015–present. Parthian Sources Online (
A digital collection of texts from the Parthian empire in Parthian, Greek, and Latin.