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) 637-6200 ext 6437
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 2014

CLAS 1100 Introduction to Greek Civilization
CLAS 3700 The Ancient World in Film

Winter 2015

 CLAS 1051 The Gods in Classical Mythology
CLAS/HIST 2035 History of Classical Greece
CLAS/HIST 3090 Alexander and the Macedonians

"Aristotle's Classroom", Mieza, Northern Greece

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 Dohuk, Iraq 



"Plutarch, Alexander, and Dream Divination," in Illinois Classical Studies
Vol. 38: 81-111                                                                                      2013
 "Alexander's Diadoch's and their Destructive Wars," Review Discussion in
       The Classical Journal Vol. 108 No. 2: 362-368                      Feb/Mar 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 biography (Oxford and New York: Oxford
       University Press 2010) in Mouseion 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. 67
       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 

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 

Grants and Awards:

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)

Troy, Turkey 

International Experience

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Visiting Senior Associate Member
Sept 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014


Northern Greece, Macedonia and Thrace Trip June 2011

acropolis Thasos

Grenfell in Greece 2010

Intersession CLAS 2010 Greek Art and Architecture


Acropolis, Athens                                                                                                                                  Delphi

Research Travel in Greece and Egypt
April-May 2008

        north slope, Acropolis, Athens                             Alexander, National Archaeological                 Demos mural, National and  Kapodistrian
                                                                                                                           Museum, Athens                                                           University of Athens

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria                Aphrodite, Bibliotheca Museum                         Shogafa Catacombs, Alexandria


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 Dohuk, Iraq                         Nusaybin, Turkey                     Students and Faculty, Arts, University of Dohuk


Egypt May 2002



James Rignall Wheeler Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece

       Temple of Apollo, Delphi                                 "Aristotle's Classroom", Mieza, northern Greece                    Hermes of Praxitiles, Olympia

        Parthenon, Athens                                                     Mt. Dicte, Crete                                                              Troy, Turkey