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Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

717-358-5961

elna.sbjyre@snaqz.rqh

Office: GOE 100

Research 

My research interests generally include the evolution of ancient rhetoric and ancient 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 its impact on some of the early Christian apologists.

I also teach Biblical Greek for the Lancaster Theological Seminary. 

Teaching

  • Ancient Medicine
  • Ancient Rhetoric and Persuasion 
  • Latin 102

Education

Ph.D., Classics. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
(Dissertation: The Platonic Rhetor in the Second Sophistic)
M.A., Classical Greek. Columbia University
M.A., Philosophy. San Francisco State University
​B.A., Philosophy. University of Arizona

Publications

2017. “Σωφροσύνη and Self-knowledge in Methodius’ Symposium,” in Rhetorical Strategies in Late Antique Literature: Images, Metatexts and Interpretation. Ed. A. Quiroga. Brill: pp. 26-43.

(See review by Josiah Davis here)

2017. “Platonism,” in The Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic. Edd. W. Johnson and D. Richter. Oxford UP.

(See review by Jean Alverez here)
(See review by Martin Korenjak here)

2017. “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.

(See review by Anna Motta here)

2016. The Imperial Plato: Albinus, Maximus, Apuleius. Parmenides Publishing: pp. 376. 

(See review by Robert Lamberton here)
(See review by Darren Gardner here)
(See review by Elsa Giovanna Simonetti here)

w/A Quiroga-Puertas, Alberto. 2014. “Silence and Rumor as Rhetorical Strategies in Basil’s Letters.” CHS Research Bulletin 3.1.

2014. Plato in the Third Sophistic. Millennium-Studien/Millennium Studies 50. De Gruyter Publishing: pp. 318.

2011. “Literary Platonism and the Platonic Rhetor,” in The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, ed. Lloyd P. Gerson. Cambridge UP: pp. 100-115.