Dr. Carol J. King

Assistant 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.

on sabbatical 2013-14
as Visiting Senior Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Sept 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014

Courses Fall 2014
                                                Winter 2015

                                                                   TBA                                                                                    TBA

                                                                                                                       Gros Morne National Park,
Corner Brook area, Newfoundland                                                UNESCO World Heritage Site 



Teaching Experience

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Assistant Professor                            2007-present
Trent University, Assistant Professor, sessional appointments                            2005-2007
Baylor University, Lecturer                                                                            2003-2005
Mount Allison University, Crake Doctoral Fellow                                            2002-2003
University of Rhode Island, Lecturer                                                            Summer 2001
Brown University, Teaching Assistant                                                             1997-1999
Dalhousie University, Teaching Assistant                                                       1993-1995
President's Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Dalhousie University               1993-1994
Colchester-East Hants School Board, Nova Scotia                                            1989-1993
Halifax County -Bedford District School Board, Nova Scotia                             1987-1989


International Experience

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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         


Recent Awards and Grants

                    Vice-President Grenfell Campus Research Grant                                            2012-13
Grenfell Campus Principal's Research Grant                                                  2010-11
                    Internal SSHRC Travel Grant for Paper Presentation at Scholarly Meetings    Winter 2010

                         SWGC Principal's Research Grant                                                                2008-09
                    MUN Instructional Development Grant (co-recipient)                                     2007-08
                    Internal SSHRC Travel Grant for Paper Presentation at Scholarly Meetings    Winter 2008
                    MUN Start-up Funding Grant                                                                      Winter 2008


                             "Plutarch, Alexander, and Dream Divination," Illinois Classical Studies Vol. 38     2013

                        Review article: R. Waterfield, Dividing the Spoils: the War for Alexander
                            the Great’s Empire
(Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press 2011),
                            J. Romm, Ghost on the Throne: the Death of Alexander the Great and the
                            War for Crown and Empire
(New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011), and
J. Roisman, Alexander’s Veteran’s and the Early Wars of the Successors
                            (Austin: University of Texas, 2012) in Classical Journal Vol. 108 No. 2
                                                                                                                        February/March 2013

              Review: D. Roller, Cleopatra: a biography (Oxford and New York: Oxford
                            University Press, 2010) in Mouseion (CAC)
Series III, Vol. 11 No. 3                2011

                        "Kingship and Other Political Institutions, " in J. Roisman and I. Worthington, eds,
                            A Companion to Ancient Macedonia
(Blackwell)                                            2010

                        Review: W. Heckel and L. Tritle, eds.  Alexander the Great: A New History
(Chichester and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) in
                            CJ Online Forum 2009.10.02
                                                                  Fall 2009

                        Review: K. Cheshire, Alexander the Great. Greece & Rome: Texts and Contexts
(Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press 2009) in
                                    CJ Online Forum 2009.11.02
                                                          Fall 2009

                        Review: P. Cartledge, Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past (Woodstock
                             and New York; The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc., 2004) in
                             The Historian
Vol. 67 Issue 4: 789-790                                                Winter 2005

Conference Papers Delivered

                        “So Much Cretan Bull: Mary Renault’s use of Ecphrasis,” Annual Meeting
                            of the Classical Association of Canada, Halifax, NS                                        May 2011

                        “Arrian’s ‘Alexander’: a rebuttal of the Vulgate fortunatus rex,” Annual Meeting  
of the Atlantic Classical Association, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS    October 2010

                        “Alexander, Alexandrian cosmopolitanism, and Youssef Chahine’s Alexandria Again and Forever," 
                            104th Annual Meeting of CAMWS, Oklahoma City, OK                               March 2010

                        “The Rise of Alexandria: a modern sequel,” Annual Meeting of the Atlantic
                                      Classical Association
, University of Prince Edward Island                October 2009

“Macedonian Treason Cases: the question of authority,” 104th Annual Meeting
        of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Tucson, AZ       April 2008

“The ‘divine element’ (
θείον) in Arrian’s Anabasis,” Brown University,
        Conference in honor of Charles W. Fornara                                            October 2006

“Alexander, Dreams and Court Propaganda,” Annual Meeting of the Classical
        Association of Canada
, Toronto                                                                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 Annul Meeting of the American Philological Association,
        San Francisco, CA                                                                                January 2004

“Ancient Civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East,” Dohuk, Iraq,
        University of Dohuk/Baylor University joint Academic Workshop          December 2003

“Mieza and Aristotle’s Tutelage of Alexander,” Annual Meeting of the Atlantic
        Classical Association
, University of Prince Edward Island                   September 2002

Public Lectures

                            “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,”
                                    Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Speakers Series                                        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

                            “History and Imagination: the Legacy of Alexandria,” Crake Fellow Lecture,
                                    Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB                                               March 2003 

                            “Dreaming and Scheming: Alexander and the Siege of Tyre,” Dalhousie
, Halifax, NS                                                                      January 2002