Brendan Burke,

Department Chair

Office: Clearihue B413


Phone: (250) 721-8522


Email: Brendan Burke


Website: http://web.uvic.ca/~bburke



Greek Archaeology: Bronze Age Aegean iconography; Boeotia; Iron Age Anatolia – Phrygian Gordion; Archaic/Classical Greece; prehistoric cloth production.


Research In Progress:

Excavation of ancient Eleon; book on King Midas

Laurel M. Bowman


Office: Clearihue B420


Phone: (250) 721-8517


Email: Laurel Bowman


Website: http://web.uvic.ca/~lbowman



Greek Literature: Greek tragedy and religion, Classical myth, women in antiquity, and Hellenistic literature.


Research In Progress:

Classical Myth: the Ancient Sources; Myths on Maps

Office: Clearihue B422


Phone: (250) 721-8528


Email: Ingrid Holmberg



Greek Literature: Homer, Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns; ancient Greek poetry; construction of gender and critical theory.


Research In Progress:

A manuscript on cunning intelligence in archaic epic and articles on the figure of Helen in Homer, Atwood's The Penelopiad, and Godard's Contempt.

Office: Clearihue B421


Phone: (250) 721-8518


Email: Geof Kron


Website: http://uvic.academia.edu/GeoffreyKron



Greek History: Greek democracy, Greco-Roman agriculture, animal husbandry, fish and game farming.


Recent Publications:

"Nutrition, hygiene, and mortality.  Setting parameters for Roman health and life expectancy consistent with our comparative evidence," in L'impatto della "Peste Antonina" (Bari: Edipuglia, 2012) 193-252; "Food Production," in The Cambridge Companion to the Economic History of the Roman World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) 156-174; "The Distribution of Wealth at Athens in Comparative Perspective," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 179 (2011) 129-138.


Office: Clearihue B424


Phone: (250) 721-8515


Email: Cedric Littlewood



Latin Literature: Silver Latin poetry


Recent Publications:

Self-representation and Illusion in Senecan Tragedy (Oxford 2004)

'Poetry and Friendship in Juvenal's Twelfth Satire' American Journal of Philology 128 (2007): 389-418

'Gender and Power in Seneca's Thyestes', in Seneca: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies, ed. J.G. Fitch, (Oxford 2008): 244-63.

Office: Clearihue B423


Phone: (250) 721-8519


Email: John Oleson


Website: http://web.uvic.ca/~jpoleson/



Roman Archaeology: research focuses on ancient technology, particularly ships, harbours, and water-supply systems; Archaeology of the Roman East; underwater archaeology.


Research in Progress and Recent Publications:

Huymama Excavations; Roman Hydraulic Concrete Study (ROMACONS). Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World (Oxford: 2008; Editor); Deep-Water Shipwrecks of Skerki Bank: The 1997 Survey (JRA, Suppl. 58: 2004; co-author); and Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook (Routledge: 1997; author).

Office: Clearihue B430


Phone: (250) 721-8521


Email: Greg Rowe


Webpage: http://uvic.academia.edu/GregoryRowe



Roman History: Greek and Latin epigraphy, Roman public and private law, Jewish and early Christian history.


Recent Publications and Current Projects:

“Reconsidering the Auctoritas of Augustus,” Journal of Roman Studies 103 (2013) 1-15.

“Roman Juridical Epigraphy,” forthcoming in C. Bruun and J. Edmondson, Handbook of Roman Epigraphy, Oxford University Press.

Currently working on several article on or around the Res Gestae of the emperor Augustus: "A Commemoration of Commemorations: the Res Gestae in the Context of Augustan Epigraphy" (from a talk given at the Centre for the study of Ancient Documents, Oxford, the Collège de France, and the Université Laval; “The Heading of the Res Gestae in Epigraphical Context: a Reply to A.J. Woodman” (for the Classical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba) ; “Roman Inscriptions as Media of Communication,” for F. Naiden and R. Talbert, eds., Exploring Communications in the Ancient World) ; “The Greek Contexts of the Res Gestae Divi Augusti” (for the Commemorating Augustus conference being organized by P. Goodman at the University of Leeds). I’m also preparing a proposal to write a commentary on Acts of the Apostles.



Emeritus Faculty

David A. Campbell

John G. Fitch

Gordon S. Shrimpton

Sessional Lecturer

Mark Nugent

Colin Shelton

Adjunct Faculty

Keith Bradley


Michael Chase

Patricia A. Clark

T. Wade Richardson

Catherine Rubincam


Faculty at UVic in Related Disciplines

Mediterranean Art and Archaeology:

Evanthia Baboula

Marcus Milwright

Classical Philosophy:

Margaret Cameron