Carl Johnson

  • Ptolemaic Royal Titulature,
  • Social History of the Hellenistic World,
  • Relations between Indigenous and Greco-Roman populations in Antiquity,
  • Relation between Ancient and New World culture, in particular parallels between Native Egyptian and First Nations culture in terms of law, language and colonialism.

As a social historian of the Hellenistic History, my research deals with the nature of the Ptolemaic monarchy, as well the relation between the indigenous population of Egypt and its Greek ruling class.

Using literary, numismatic, epigraphic and papyrological sources, I have focused upon the impact and influence that Greek and Egyptian culture had upon one another.

I am also investigating the broader issue of coexistence and syncretism, not only in the case of ancient peoples but also with respect to modern social realities in Canada and the world in general. In this respect, I have done work on the nature of law and language and the treatment of First Nations peoples in Canada.

Finally, I am conducting research on the traditions, customs and myths of the Nhla7kpmx nation of British Columbia.

Classical Civilization, Classical Drama, Ancient History and Myth, Hellenistic Civilization and History, Numismatics.

Courses Currently Taught

Winter 2017

CLST313 Greek Epic Sections

Homer's <i>Iliad</i> and <i>Odyssey</i>, in translation.

Winter 2017

CLST356 Alexander the Great and his Empire Sections

The rise of Macedon under Philip II leading to its domination of Greece and the overthrow of the Persian Empire by his son, Alexander; the subsequent spread of Greek civilization in the East.

Winter 2017

CLST402A Seminar in Classical Literature - SEM CLASSCL LIT Sections

Selected topics in Greek or Roman literature, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS.

Winter 2017

CLST355 The Athenians and their Empire Sections

The sources (literary, epigraphical and other) for Athens' emergence as one of the two leading city-states in late archaic and classical Greece and the stages by which her empire grew.