Dr. Carol J. King

Associate Professor, Classics
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
Corner Brook, Newfoundland

B.A., B.Ed. (Saint Mary's), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Brown)

Office: AS 332 C
Phone: (709) 637-6563
Email: cking@grenfell.mun.ca

Research Interests: Dr. King is a Hellenist with interests in Greek history and literature, Greek and Roman historiography, ancient Macedonia, divination in the ancient world, and the intellectual history of Alexandria. Her area of specialization is Alexander the Great.

Dr. King is an alumna of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece (Regular Member 2001-2002), and a past Research Assistant at Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. She has taught classics courses at several universities in the U.S. and Canada. She came to Grenfell Campus in 2007.

Current Courses:

Fall 2015

CLAS 1200 Introduction to Roman Civilization

Winter 2016

CLAS 1052 Heroes in Classical Mythology
CLAS/HIST 2040 History of Rome
CLAS 3415 Epic Poetry in Greece and Rome

"Aristotle's Classroom", Mieza, Northern Greece (2001)

Teaching Experience:

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, NL                            Associate Professor       2013-present
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, NL                            Assistant Professor        2007-2013
Trent University, ON                                                                Assistant Professor        2005-2007

Baylor University, TX                                                               Lecturer                        2003-2005
Mount Allsion University, NB                                                  Crake Doctoral Fellow  2002-2003
University of Rhode Island, RI                                                 Lecturer                        2001

Brown University, RI                                                               Teaching Assistant        1997-1999
Dalhousie University, NS                                                        Teaching Assistant        1993-1995 

College of Arts, University of Duhok, Iraq (2003)



"Plutarch, Alexander, and Dream Divination," in Illinois Classical Studies
Vol. 38: 81-111                                                                                                                2013    
 Review Discussion: "Alexander's Diadoch's and their Destructive Wars," in
       The Classical Journal Vol. 108 No. 2: 362-368                                                              2013
"Kingship and Other Political Institutions," in J. Roisman and I. Worthington
       (eds), A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Blackwell): 373-391                                 2010
Review of D. Roller, Cleopatra: a biographyy (Oxford and New York: Oxford
       University Press 2010) in Mouseionn Series 3 No. 11 Vol. 3: 15-18                              2011
Review of W. Heckel and L. Tritle (eds), Alexander the Great: A New History
       (Chichester and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell 2009) in
       Classical Journal On-Line                                                                                      
Review of K. Cheshire, Alexander the Great (Cambridge and New York:
       Cambridge University Press 2009) in Classical Journal On-Line                                2009
Review of P. Cartledge, Alexander the Great: Hunt for a New Past (Woodstock
       and NewYork: The Overlook Press 2004 in The Historian Vol. 677
       Issue 4: 789-790                                                                                                             2005

Alexander, National Archaeological Museum, Athens 


Conference Papers:

"The Port at Pella and the Macedonian Fleet,” 110th Annual Meeting of the
       Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Waco TX                              April 2014
 “So Much Cretan Bull: Mary Renault’s use of Ecphrasis,” Annual Meeting of the
       Classical Association of Canada, Halifax NS                                                           May 2011
“Alexander, Alexandrian cosmopolitanism, and Youssef Chahine’s Alexandria
       Again and Forever,” 106th Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the
       Middle West and South, Oklahoma City OK                                                           
April 2010

“Macedonian Treason Cases: the question of authority,” 104th Annual Meeting of the
       Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Tucson AZ                            April 2008
“Alexander, Dreams and Court Propaganda,” Annual Meeting of the Classical
       Association of Canada, Toronto ON                                                                         May 2006
“Battle Panic and Blood-letting: Sacrificing to Phobos at Plutarch Alexander 31.9,”
       101st Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West
       and South, Madison WI                                                                                           April 2005
“Aristander of Telmessus and Divination in the Alexander Historians,” 135th
       Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, San Francisco CA
                                                                                                                                    January 2004


Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2005) 

Public Lectures:

"Politics and the Trojan War Film Trilogy of Michalis Cacoyannis," Ancient Drama
and on the Modern Stage, a Symposium, Grenfell Campus,
       Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL                                                                March 2013
 “Pella: a Macedonian Capital,” American School of Classical Studies at Athens
       Alumni Trip to Macedonia and Thrace, Pella, Greece                                               June 2011
“Dreams and Prophecies,” Grenfell Campus, Humanities Program Launch and
       Conference, Corner Brook, NL                                                                               March 2011
“The Man Who Would Be God: Alexander’s divinity interpreted in film,”
       Memorial University, St. John’s, NL                                                                   February 2011
“Executing the High Command: the price of kingship in ancient Macedonia,”
Speakers Series Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook                                March 2008
“Alexander’s Exiles Decree,” Trent University, Peterborough, ON                             January 2007
“The Power and Prestige of Manteis in Greek Warfare,” Vanderbilt University,
       Nashville, TN                                                                                                          March 2006
“Seers, Sacrifices, and Scanning the Skies: Reading Signs or Reading Minds?”
       Union College, Schenectady, NY                                                                          January 2005

Shogafa Catacombs, Alexandria, Egypt  (2008)

Grants and Awards:

Associate V-P Grenfell Campus Research Fund ($1800)                                              2014-2015
Internal Travel Grant for Paper Presentation ($1500)                                                 Winter 2014
ssociate V-P Grenfell Campus Research Fund ($1500, max award)                           2012-2013
Associate V-P Grenfell Campus Research Fund ($1500, max award)                           2011-2012
Principal’s Research Fund ($1500, max award)                                                             2010-2011
Internal SSHRC Travel Grant for Paper Presentation ($2020)                                    Winter 2010

Principal’s Research Fund ($1000, max award)                                                             2008-2009
Internal SSHRC Travel Grant for Paper Presentation ($1182)                                    Winter 2008

MUN Start-Up Funding Grant ($5000)
                                                                       Winter 2008
MUN Instructional Development Grant ($5000, co-recipient)                                      2007-2008

Troy, Turkey  (2002)

International Experience

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Visiting Senior Associate Member May 2015
Senior Associate Member Sept to March 2013-2014
Cyprus Trip March 2014
Macedonia and Thrace Alumni Trip June 2011
Regular Member, James Rignall Wheeler Fellow, Sept to May 2001-2002

Research Travel
Greece May 2015
cedonia in northern Greece Feb 2014
Aegean and southern Turkey Oct 2013

Greece and Egypt April-May 2009
Greece and Egypt April-May 2008
Egypt May 2002

Study Abroad Group Leadership
Grenfell in Greece May 2010 

Northern Greece, Macedonia and Thrace Trip June 2011

acropolis Thasos

Grenfell in Greece 2010

Intersession CLAS 2010 Greek Art and Architecture


Acropolis, Athens                                                                                                                                  Delphi

Delegate, Baylor University’s Women, Health and Education for Afghanistan
Workshop diverted to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, UAE
May 2005

          Dubai Creek, Dubai                                              Zayed University, Abu Dhabi                                American University of Sharjah


Delegate, Baylor University’s Higher Education for Iraq, University of Dohuk
and Baylor University joint Academic Workshop, Dohuk, Iraq
December 2003

             College of Arts, University of Duhok, Iraq                         Nusaybin, Turkey                     Students and Faculty, Arts, University of Duhok


Egypt May 2002