Charmaine Gorrie

Research Interests

 

  • the art, archaeology, and history of the Severan period
  • the art and architecture of the Middle Republic
  • women in antiquity

Current Projects

 

  • the reception of the Severan emperors

 

I completed my BA and MA at the University of Alberta and my PhD at the University of British Columbia on the building programme of Septimius Severus in Rome. During this time I also worked on various excavations in southern Italy with the University of Alberta. I have been teaching at UBC since 1996.

Publications

  • ‘Commodus (Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus),’ The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell 2012)
  • ‘Elagabalus (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus),’ The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell 2012)
  • “Lucius Verus (Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus),’ The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell 2012)
  • ‘The Restoration of the Porticus Octaviae and Severan Imperial Policy,’ Greece & Rome 54 (2007): 1 – 17.
  • ‘Julia Domna’s Building Patronage, Imperial Family Roles, and the Severan Revival of Moral Legislation,’ Historia-Zeitschrift Fur Alte Geschichte, 53 (2004): 61 – 72.
  • ‘The Severan Building Programme and the Secular Games,’ Athenaeum-Studi Periodici di Letteratura e Storia dell’ Antichità, 90 (2002): 461 – 481.
  • ‘The Septizodium Revisited: The Monument in its Historical and Urban Context,’ Latomus, 60 (2001): 653 – 670.
Winter 2021

CLST260 Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World Sections

History, development, and social function of various forms of spectacle in ancient Greece and Rome, from the Olympic games to the Roman arena.

Winter 2021

CLST312 Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times Sections

Women in the Roman world in the culture of the Republic and the Empire. Literary, artistic, and mythological sources are compared and contrasted to historical, legal, and archaeological records.

Winter 2021

LATN101 Beginning Latin I Sections

Classical Latin, Part I.

Winter 2021

LATN102 Beginning Latin II Sections

Classical Latin, Part II.

Winter 2021

LATN201 Intermediate Latin I Sections

Completion of the grammatical foundations of classical Latin, Part I.

Winter 2021

LATN351 Latin Literature of the Classical Period (Verse) Sections

Readings in Latin Verse.

Winter 2021

LATN202 Intermediate Latin II Sections

Completion of the grammatical foundations of classical Latin, Part II; an introduction to the reading of unadapted passages of Latin literature and discussion of thier cultural contexts.

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