Christopher Mackay, PhD, AM, BA

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
(780) 492-3344
2-54 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



I have a degree in Classical Philology from Harvard University (1994). What interests me most is learning new things, and I learn non-Indo-European languages as a hobby. We have too many cats. I also have an interest in graphic design, and designed the cover for the paperback edition of Breakdown of the Roman Republic.


 I have a number of interests, which are all generally of a linguistic nature (mainly Latin, but also Early Modern High and Low German). I've written books on ancient history and published editions and translations of works relating to early modern witchcraft and the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster of 1534/5. 


My teaching mainly revolves around ancient history and the Classical languages. I'm involved in a project to incorporate more active methods of language acquisition into the Latin program (as opposed to the traditional "grammar and translation" method).


The translation half of my The Institoris Dossier: Documents Illustrating the Witch Hunting Career of Henry Institoris is with the press, and I hope to submit the  accompanying edition of the original documents soon.


CLASS 284 - History of the Byzantine Empire

From its development out of the Eastern Roman Empire until the capture of Constantinople in 1453.

Fall Term 2020
CLASS 304 - Warfare in Greco-Roman Antiquity

The development from Archaic Greece to Late Antiquity of warfare, both in its technical aspects and as a political and socio-cultural phenomenon. Prerequisite: Any of CLASS 103, 104, or any CLASS course at the 200 level or above or HIST 295 or 296.

Fall Term 2020

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