Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

717-358-5961

elna.sbjyre@snaqz.rqh

Office: GOE 100

Research 

My research interests include the evolution of ancient rhetoric and medicine alongside concurrent developments in Greek philosophy, but focus specifically on Platonism in the early Imperial era (first century CE through the fourth century CE) and on the impact of Greek philosophy on early Christian authors.

Besides writing on the varieties of receptions of Plato during the Second Sophistic and the idea of Plato's philosopher-king during the Roman Empire, I am the editor of Plato in the Third Sophistic, which includes studies by various scholars of the impact of Plato on later antiquity. 

I most recently published Imperial Plato: Albinus, Maximus, Apuleius with Parmenides Press, which includes translations of the Introduction [to Plato] by Albinus, On Plato’s Teaching by Apuleius, and “What is God for Plato?” by Maximus of Tyre, with accompanying commentaries and introductions. 

I also teach Biblical Greek for the Lancaster Theological Seminary. 

Teaching

  • Ancient Medicine
  • Latin 101 
  • Greek Prose 201

Education

  • Ph.D., Classics. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,  2008
    Dissertation: The Platonic Rhetor in the Second Sophistic

  • M.A., Classical Greek. Columbia University, 2003

  • M.A., Philosophy. San Francisco State University,  1998
    Masters Thesis on Friedrich Nietzsche

  • B.A., Philosophy. University of Arizona,  1993

Publications

BOOKS
  • 2016. Imperial Plato: Albinus, Maximus, Apuleius. Parmenides Publishing.

          Review:  http-::bmcr.brynmawr.edu:2017:2017-04-16.html

  • ed. 2014. Plato in the Third Sophistic. Millennium-Studien/Millennium Studies 50. De Gruyter Publishing.

FORTHCOMING 2017
  • “Σωφροσύνη and Self-knowledge in Methodius’ Symposium,” ed. A. Quiroga. Brill.

  • “Platonism” in The Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic, edd. W. Johnson and D. Richter. Oxford UP.

  • “Varieties of Platonic reception in the early Imperial era,” in The Brill Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity, edd. H. Tarrant, D. Layne, D. Baltzly, & C. Renaud. Brill.

ARTICLES
  • w/Quiroga-Puertas, Alberto. 2014. “Silence and Rumor as Rhetorical Strategies in Basil’sLetters.” CHS Research Bulletin 3.1.
  • w/K. Meinking, K. Morrell, N. Sandridge, and B. Walker. 2014. “Adapting Content from a Massive Open Online Course to a Liberal Arts Setting,” in Transformations,National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, August.
  • 2011. “The Second Sophistic,” in The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, ed. Lloyd P. Gerson. Cambridge UP: pp. 100-115. 
  • w/T.C. Brennan, T.A. Broughton, A.G. Scott, K.J. Shea, eds. 2006 [2008]. T.R.S. Broughton, Autobiography. AJAH 5, Gorgias Press: pp.304.