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Dr. Peter Miller, Classics

Faculty of Arts


Dr. Peter Miller(Photo supplied)

Peter Miller completed his Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario (2014) with a dissertation that focused on the representation of gender, class, and ethnicity in the literature associated with the ancient Olympic Games. He was awarded a Governor-General’s Academic Gold Medal for his graduate work (2014) and also received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2011-2013) and was the Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University (2013-2014). Alongside his teaching and research position at UWinnipeg, Dr. Miller is the Associate Editor for Book Reviews for the American Journal of Philology, the oldest journal of Classical Studies in North America.

Dr. Miller’s academic interests range broadly across ancient Greek literature and culture, and he has published articles on Sophocles’ Antigone (in Helios, 2014), as well as on lyric poetry (in Syllecta Classica, 2015). While his current project is a monograph on the representation of athletes in the ancient and modern Olympic Games, he is also at work on shorter articles on a variety of lively topics: drunkenness in Greek poetry, segregation and difference in ancient athletics (for the Bloomsbury Cultural History of Sport in Antiquity), and the tradition of representing ‘losers’ in the ancient world.