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Jason Brown

Office 5-60, Rice Building


BA (Hons) University of Manitoba
MA University of Toronto
PhD University of Toronto (candidate)

Research interests

Editing and translating Latin texts, manuscript studies, Roman law especially its reception in the middle ages, medieval scholastic thought.

Publications Include

Forthcoming. Editor and translator: A Division of the Whole Law: The Juris universi distributio of Jean Bodin. Oxford University Press, History and Theory of International Law. Critical edition and English translation by Jason Brown, with scholarly introduction and notes by Daniel Lee.

2015. Co-author with Samuel Klumpenhouwer: “A Medieval Canon Law Commentary Identified: Fisher MS 6900.” The Halcyon: The Newsletter of the Friends of The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library 56: 1718.

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Jane Cahill (On Leave 2016-17)

Associate Professor
Recipient of the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002


B.A. Hons. University of Leicester
M.A. University of Western Ontario
Ph.D. University of British Columbia

Research interests

I am interested in mythology, storytelling, Classical folklore, the origins of words.

My book, Her Kind (Broadview Press, 1995), retells Greek myths as women might have told them.

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Melissa Funke

Office 5-60, Rice Building


BA Classics and English Literature, University of Winnipeg
MA University of British Columbia
PhD University of British Columbia
Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, Spring 2015

Research interests

Greek tragic fragments, gender and sexuality in antiquity, Greek literature of the Roman Empire, Greek colour terminology

Publications Include

Forthcoming. “The Menandrian World of Alciphron’s Letters.” In Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire, edited by C.W. Marshall and Tom Hawkins. London: Bloomsbury.

Forthcoming. “Colour Blind: The Use of Greek Colour Terminology in Cultural Linguistics in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.” In The Classics and Early Anthropology: A Companion in Classical Reception, edited by E. Varto. Leiden: Brill.

2012. “The Construction of Female Sexuality in Alciphron and Longus.” In Narrating Desire: Eros, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient Novel, edited by M. Pinheiro, M. Skinner, and F. Zeitlin, pp. 181-95. Berlin: De Gruyter.

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Matt Gibbs

Associate Professor and Chair
Office: 4G16, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9193


BA (Hons) University of Leicester
MPhil University of Oxford
DPhil University of Oxford

Research interests

My research currently centres on Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, as well as on the socio-economic history of the Roman Imperial and Late Antique periods generally.

Publications Include

2015.“The trade associations of Ptolemaic Egypt: definition, organization, and their relationship with the state.” In Private associations and the public sphere in the ancient world, edited by V. Gabrielsen and C.A. Thomsen, pp. 241-69. Copenhagen: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

2014. “The Economy.” In Themes in Roman Society: An Introduction to Ancient Rome, edited by M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat, pp. 329-54. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2012. “Manufacture, Trade, and the Economy.” In The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt, edited by C. Riggs, pp. 38-55. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2011. “Trade Associations in Roman Egypt: Their Raison d’Être.” Ancient Society 41: 291-315

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Mark Golden

Professor Emeritus
Recipient of the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Research Excellence in 1998
(204) 779-9044


BA (Hons) University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
PhD University of Toronto

Publications Include

2015. Children and Childhood in Classical Athens. 2nd edn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

2008. Greek Sport and Social Status. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press.

2004. Sport in the Ancient World from A to Z. London: Routledge.

1998. Sport and Society in Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2014 (With Peter Toohey). A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World. London: Bloomsbury.

2003 (With Peter Toohey). Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome. London: Routledge.

1997 (With Peter Toohey). Inventing Ancient Culture: Historicism, Periodization and the Ancient World. London: Routledge.

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Michael MacKinnon

Full Professor
Recipient of the Erica and Arnold Award for Research Excellence in 2015
Recipient of the Margo Tytus Fellowship, University of Cincinnati 2016
Office: 4G17, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9875


BSc (Hons), University of Toronto
BA, University of Toronto
MA, University of Alberta
PhD, University of Alberta

Research interests

I am a classical archaeologist who works extensively in both the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, with fieldwork at more than 60 sites in Italy, Sicily, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Tunisia, Albania, Turkey and Egypt. I reconstruct the role of animals in antiquity through integrative analyses involving ancient textual, artistic, osteological, and archaeological data.

Publications include

2015. “Changes in Animal Husbandry as a Consequence of Changing Social and Economic Patterns: Zooarchaeological Evidence from the Roman Mediterranean Context.” In Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World, edited by P. Erdkamp, K. Verboven and A. Zuiderhoek, pp. 249-76. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2014. “Animals in the Urban Fabric of Ostia: Initiating a Comparative Zooarchaeological Synthesis.” Journal of Roman Archaeology 27: 175-201.

2014. “Animals, Economics and Culture in the Athenian Agora: Comparative Zooarchaeological Investigations.” Hesperia 83: 189-255.

2013. “Pack-Animals, Pets, Pests, and Other Non-Human Beings.” In The Cambridge Companion to the City of Rome, edited by P. Erdkamp, pp. 110-28. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Peter Miller

Assistant Professor
Office: 4G06, Graham Hall
(204) 789-4197


BA (Hons), University of Toronto
MA, University of Victoria
PhD, University of Western Ontario

Research interests

My research teams theoretically-informed methods with philologically and historically rigorous scholarship. Intrinsic to all my work is sensitivity to those voices often-silenced because of social class and gender – in the case of the Ancient World, of course, this means those of lower socioeconomic means, slaves, foreigners, and women. While I work on a diverse range of topics and texts, the heart of my research agenda is the nature of identity and the ideologies of identification at work in antiquity. My major project at the moment is a monograph on the history of the athletic proclamation in antiquity across genres and contexts: this book examines the herald's proclamation from the Iliad and Odyssey, to Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic epigram and epinikian, and concludes by looking at the modern Olympic movement.

Publications include

2015. "From polis to oikos: Ideology and Genealogy in Pindar’s Olympian 9.” Syllecta Classica 26: 1-20.

2014. “Destabilizing Haemon: Radically Reading Gender and Authority in Sophocles’ Antigone.” Helios 41.2: 163-85.

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Pauline Ripat

Associate Professor
Office 3C41, Centennial Hall
(204) 786-9343


BA University of Winnipeg
MA University of Victoria
PhD University of Washington

Research interests

Roman social history, Roman religion, magic, and divination

Publications include

2014. (with C.W. Marshall) "Enjoying a Slave Woman in P.Oxy. LXXIV 5019." ZPE 191: 231-34.

2014. "Cheating Women: Curse Tablets and Roman Wives." In Daughters of Hecate, edited by K. Stratton and D. Kalleres, pp. 340-60. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2013. “The Development of Roman Social History” and “Class and Status.” In Themes in Roman Society: An Introduction to Ancient Rome, edited by M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat, pp. 1-22 and pp. 46-71. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2011. “Locating the Grapevine in the Late Republic: Freedmen and Communication.” In Free at Last: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire, edited by T. Ramsby and S. Bell, pp. 50-65. London: Bloomsbury.

2011. “Expelling Misconceptions: Astrologers at Rome.” Classical Philology 106.2: 115-54

2006. “Roman Omens, Roman Audiences, and Roman History” Greece and Rome 53.2: 155-74

2006. “The Language of Oracular Inquiry in Roman Egypt,” Phoenix 60.3-4: 304-28

(with C. M. Vester) Vice Verba: A Digital Game for Students of Latin (free download, available for iPhone and iPad here and on Android devices here.

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Tyson Sukava

Office 5-60, Rice Building

BA University of Manitoba
MA University of Manitoba
PhD University of British Columbia

Research interests

Greek intellectual history, especially medicine and philosophy; Greek drama; Greek and Latin elegiac and lyric poetry.

Publications include

2016. "Singing a Different Body: Anatomical Descriptions in Chapman's Iliad." Mouseion 13.1: 7-34.

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Allison Surtees (On Leave Winter 2017)

Assistant Professor
Office 4G08, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9176

BA (Hons) University of New Brunswick
PhD Johns Hopkins

Research interests

Attic vase painting; Greek and Roman sculpture; Dionysian and satyr imagery; gender and sexuality

Publications Include

Forthcoming. The Iconography of the Satyr in Greece and Rome. Farnham: Ashgate.

Forthcoming. "The Periclean Building Program and the Ideology of Female Inferiority." In Women and the Ideology of Political Exclusion: from Antiquity to the 20th Century, edited by T. Summers.

Forthcoming. "The Problem of Gendered Violence in Academia." Cloelia.

In preparation (with J. Dyer). Gender B(l)ending in Ancient Greece and Rome.

In preparation (with K. Cooper). New Methodologies in Ancient Material Culture.

2014. "Satyrs as Women and Maenads as Men: Transvestism and Transgression in Dionysian Worship." In Approaching the Ancient Artifact: Representation, Narrative, and Function. A Festschrift in Honor of H. Alan Shapiro, edited by A. Avramidou and D. Demetriou, pp. 281-96. Berlin: De Gruyter.

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Conor Whately

Associate Professor
SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2016-2018
Office 4G18, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9879

BA (Hons) McMaster University
MA McMaster University
PhD University of Warwick

Research interests

My research interests include Roman, late antique, and Byzantine history, especially warfare, historiography, and Rome’s relations with its neighbours.

Publications Include

2016. Exercitus Moesiae: The Roman Military in Moesia from Augustus to Severus Alexander. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

2016. “Camels, Soldiers, and Pilgrims in Sixth Century Nessana.” Scripta Classica Israelica 35: 121-35.

2015. Battles and Generals: Combat, Culture, and Didacticism in Procopius' Wars. Leiden: Brill.

2015. "Some Observations on Procopius' Use of Numbers in Descriptions of Combat in Wars Books 1-7." Phoenix 69.3-4: 394-411.

2015. “The Genre and Purpose of Military Manuals in Late Antiquity.” In Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity, edited by G. Greatrex and H. Elton, pp. 249-61. Farnham: Ashgate.

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Nyala V. Ali

Department Assistant
Office 4G09, Graham Hall
(204) 786-9878
(204) 774-4134 (Fax)

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