Michael J. Carter

Faculty of Humanities




Michael J. Carter

Department of Classics

Associate Professor, Roman History and Latin
BA, MA (Queen's), PhD (McMaster)

Mailing Address:
Department of Classics
Brock University
St Catharines, ON  L2S 3A1
CANADA

Phone: 905 688 5550 ext 3796
Fax: 905 984 4859
Email: mjcarter@brocku.ca


Teaching 2014-2015:

  • CLAS/HIST 3P03: History of Early Greece (fall)
  • CLAS 5V60: Roman Gladiatorial Spectacles (fall)
  • CLAS/HIST 3P04: History of Classical Greece (winter)
  • CLAS/HIST 3P06: History of the Early Roman Empire (winter)

2013 recipient of the Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching


Research:

My primary research interest relates to the social and cultural significance of gladiatorial contests and similar (Roman) spectacles in the Greek, eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. I am concerned especially with the impact the adoption and adaptation of such thoroughly Roman spectalces in the Greek world had on Greek society and identity. I am also interested in Roman history more broadly, Romanization, Topography of Rome, Greek and Latin epigraphy, and historiography.

2014 recipient of the Humanities Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity
 


Recent Publications:

  • 2014. "“Romanization through Spectacle in the Greek East”." In D.G. Kyle and P. Christesen (eds.) Companion on Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Wiley-Blackwell) 619-632.
  • 2013. "“Entertainment in the Roman World”." In M. Gibbs, M. Nikolic, and P. Ripat (edd.) Themes in Roman Society (Oxford U Press 2013) 265-286.
  • 2013. “"Persuade the People: Violence and Roman Spectacles in the Greek East”." In S.Ralph (ed.) The Archaeology of Violence (Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology, Buffalo) 158-168.
  • 2011. “"Blown Call? Diodorus and the Treacherous Summa Rudis”." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 177: 63-69.
  • 2010. "“Gladiators and Monomachoi: Greek Attitudes to a Roman Cultural Performance”." In Z. Papakonstantinou (ed.) Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient World (Routledge, 2010) 150-174.
  • 2009. “"Accepi Ramum: Gladiatorial Palms and the Chavagnes Gladiator Cup”." Latomus: Revue d’'études latines 69: 139-143.

CV

Michael Carter standing in remains of Roman theatre

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