Richard W. Parker

Faculty of Humanities

Richard W. Parker

Department of Classics

Associate Professor, Greek Language and Literature, Greek History
BA, MA (University of California-Santa Barbara), PhD (University of British Columbia)
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (1980-1981)
University of Manitoba Centre for Higher Education Research and Development: University Management Course (1998)

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

Phone: 905 688 5550 ext 5206
Fax: 905 984 4859

Teaching 2015-2016:

  • GREE 2P01: Greek Language and Literature I (fall)
  • GREE 2P02: Greek Language and Literature II (winter)    
  • GREE 4P02: Homer, Iliad (winter) 
  • GREE 4V94: Homer, Odyssey (winter)
  • GREE 5V25: Greek Epic (winter)


Professor Parker's research interests include Greek epigraphy and Greek history, especially Greek militaria

Selected Articles:

  • “A Fragment of a Diocletianic Tax Assessment from Mytilene” (with E.H. Williams), Echos du Monde Classique/Classical Views XXXIX, n.s. 14 (1995) 267-273.
  • “Potamon of Mytilene and his Family,” Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik 85 (1991) 115-129; 89 (1991) 38 (=corrigendum ad p. 129)
  • “A Greek Inscription from Lesbos Honoring a Julio-Claudian,” Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik 75 (1988) 175-178.

Service and Outreach:

  • Awards Officer for the Department of Classics (2015-2016)
  • Development and fundraising for Department of Classics travel awards and scholarships
  • Working with the Greek Community of Niagara Heritage and Culture Committee to raise awareness of post-Classical Greek culture and heritage; organizing and presenting at "Dionysia II" on October 17, 2015