David is currently a Lecturer in Classics at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on Homer and his ancient reception from the standpoint of performance. His dissertation Acting the Exegete: Homeric Quotation and Interpretation in Imperial Literary Symposia analyzed the many uses to which Homer is put in these fictionalized evening banquets of the elite. He has also pursued interests in early Greek poetry in a digital humanities project entitled Mapping Greek Lyric: Places, Travel, Geographical Imaginary, accessible at lyricmappingproject.stanford.edu. He currently has two publications forthcoming in 2019: "Mousike, Social Standing, and Aesthetic Taste in Quaestiones Convivales 7.5 and 9.15" ini Greece & Rome 66.2 and "The Pleasures of Lyric in Plutarch's Hierarchies of Taste" in Mnemosyn.