My most enduring scholarly interest has been Greek poetry, particularly Hellenistic poetry, and especially the work of Callimachus of Cyrene. In my last book, Timon of Phlius: Pyrrhonism into Poetry, I explore the intersection of poetry and philosophy, and in my latest, Berenice II and the Golden Age of Ptolemaic Egypt, the interrelation of poetry and history. My current research expands on the latter approach by focusing on the cultural impact of Alexander's expedition to the east.
I am also devoted to classical bibliography. Through my work on the Database of Classical Bibliography, the Année philologique, especially through its governing body, la Société internationale pour bibliographie classique, and the Oxford Bibliography Online, I aim to streamline research in our field so that we can all do our work more efficiently.