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 2013-2014:

  • CLAS/HIST 3P03: History of Early Greece (fall)
  • LATI 5V10: Tacitus, Agricola (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.


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

Classics Events

Academic Advising Update for Students (end of July into August)
July 26, 2014 - 2:45pm - August 15, 2014 - 4:00pm