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James H. Brusuelas

Research Interests

Greek and Latin Literature


Greek History

Digital Humanities

Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities


Ph.D., University of California Irvine, Classics 2008

M.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Classics 2002

B.A., California State University Long Beach, History 1999

Selected Publications


Lucian, True History: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary, with D. Clay, Oxford, 2021

Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, with S. Schorn (eds.), Leiden 2019

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Vol. LXXXI, with C. Meccariello (eds.), London 2016

Articles and Chapters

‘Dataset Augmentation in Papyrology with Generative Models: A Study of Synthetic Ancient Greek Character Images’, with Swindall, et. al., 2022 Proceedings of the Thirty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI, and Arts, pp. 4973-4979. DOI:

‘Exploring Learning Approaches for Ancient Greek Character Recognition with Citizen Science Data’, with M. L. Swindall, et. al., 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on eScience (eScience), 2021, pp. 128-137, doi: 10.1109/eScience51609.2021.00023

‘Scholarly Editing and AI: Machine Predicted Text and Herculaneum Papyri’, Magazén: International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities, 2 (1) 2021, doi:10.30687/mag/2724-3923/2021/03/002

‘The Digital Compilation & Restoration of Herculaneum Fragment PHerc.118’, with C. Chapman, et. al., Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, 6.1, 2021

‘The Authority of Being Useful: Servius on and off the Page’. In S. Boodts, E. Gielen, and S. Schorn (eds.), Sicut Dicit…, Brepols 2019

‘Deja Vu: Characterizing Worker Reliability Using Task Consistency’, with A. C. Williams et al., The 5th AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, 2017

‘Engaging Greek: Ancient Lives’. In G. Bodard and M. Romanello (eds.), Digital Classics Outside the Echo-Chamber: Teaching, Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement, Ubiquity Press, 2016

‘Plutarch’s Sympotic Forge and a Variant Reading in P. Oxy. LXXVIII 5156,’ with C. Meccariello, Archiv für Papyrusforschung 61 1, 2015 


Contributions to FGrHist:

1123 Anonymous, On Isokrates, with K. Fleischer

1124 Anonymous, On Isokrates, with K. Funderburk

1130 Anonymous, On Alkman

1131 Anonymous, On Simonides


Contributions to The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Series:

P.Oxy 5261 Simonides, Elegiae

P.Oxy 5265 Theognis, Elegiae 1117 - 1140

P.Oxy 5268 Polybius, Histories – 8.1

P.Oxy 5271 Plutarch, Vita Caesaris 45.8.4 – 46.1.3

P.Oxy 5272 [Plutarch], De proverbiis Alexandrinorum 50, with C. Meccariello and G. Verhasselt

P.Oxy 5273-5275 Epictetus, Discourses

P.Oxy 5275 Epictetus, Discourses iv.11.2 – 12.1

P.Oxy 5153-8, Plutarch, Moralia, with P. J. Parsons

P.Oxy 5156, Plutarch Moralia 660C, 661B-C (Quaestiones Convivales IV PR., 1.2)

P.Oxy 5157, Plutarch, Moralia 732E-F (Quaestiones Convivales VIII 9.3)

P.Oxy 5158, Plutarch, Moralia 963D (De sollertia animalium), with W. B. Henry