Christopher Mackay, PhD, AM, BA

Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion 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.

CLASS 294 - Ancient Science, Technology, and Medicine

An introduction to the development of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world with particular reference to the civilizations of Greece and Rome.

HIST 300 - Topics in European History

LATIN 410 - Topics in Latin Prose

LATIN 510 - Topics in Latin Prose

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