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 282 - Introductory Roman History I

From the foundation of the city to the fall of the Republic. Not open to students with credit in CLASS 281, 365 or 366.

Fall Term 2021
CLASS 285 - Christianity in the Greco-Roman World

The development of Christianity within the context of the Greco-Roman world, from its origins in Judaea into Late Antiquity

Winter Term 2022
CLASS 400 - Topics in the Culture and Society of Greco-Roman Antiquity

Prerequisite: Any course at or above the 200-level in CLASS, GREEK or LATIN, or consent of Department. May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

Fall Term 2021
CLASS 505 - Topics in the Culture and Society of Greco-Roman Antiquity

Fall Term 2021
LATIN 302 - Intermediate Latin II

Selections from Latin poetry and prose. Prerequisite: LATIN 301 or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2022

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