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Peter J. Miller

Peter J. Miller Title: Associate Professor and Chair
Phone: 204.789.4197
Office: 4G16
Building: Graham Hall
Email: pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca

BA (Hons), University of Toronto
MA University of Victoria
PhD University of Western Ontario


SSHRC Insight Grant, “Classical Antiquity and Physical Culture,” 2024-28

Chancellor's Research Chair 2019-2022

SSHRC Insight Development Grant, “Sports: Between Hellenism and Modernity,” 2018-2020

Research Interests:
Ancient Greek poetry, ancient Greek athletics, gender and sexuality in antiquity, Classical reception, the Modern Olympic Movement.


2024. In Praise of Greek Athletes: Echoes of the Herald’s Proclamation in Epinikian and Epigram. Cambridge University Press.

2024. “The Archaeology of Hellenism: Olympia and the Presence of the Past.” Journal of Olympic Studies 5.1: 1-24. 

2024. “From Ancient Greece to Now, the Bravado of Athletes Transcends Centuries.” The Conversation. 30 January 2024.

2023. Sport: Antiquity and Its Legacy. Bloomsbury Classical Studies.

2022. “Proclaiming Arkadians: A Case Study in Social Identity and the Olympic Games.” Nikephoros 28: 182-202.

2021. "Segregation, Inclusion, and Exclusion." In A Cultural History of Sport, edited by P. Christesen and C. Stocking. 141-158.

2019. “Oxbows and Artists: A Conversation with Margaret Sweatman.” Intertexts 22.1-2: 27-39.

2019. “Horse and Herald: Posidippus’ Equestrian Angelia.” In Aryballos I: Studies in Honour of Nigel Crowther, edited by K. Solez. Mouseion 16.3: 433-53.

2018. "Would the Founder of the Olympic Games Approve of the Games Today?" The Conversation. 7 February 2018.

2018. “The Imaginary Antiquity of Physical Culture.” The Classical Outlook 93.1: 21-31.

2018. “In the Shadow of Praise: Epinician Losers and Epinician Poetics.” In Sport and Social Identity in Classical Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Mark Golden, edited by S. Bell and P. Ripat. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 61.1: 21-41.

2018. “A Sympotic Self: Instruction through Inebriation in Anacreon.” In Moralizing Strategies in Early Greek Lyric, edited by W. Allan and L. Swift. Mouseion 15.1: 131-47.

2017 (with Hannah Friedman). “Reconstruction of the Ancient Greek Long Jump – An Opportunity for Multidisciplinary Collaboration.” Experimental Archaeology 2017.3.

2015. "From polis to oikos: Ideology and Genealogy in Pindar’s Olympian 9.” Syllecta Classica 26: 1-20.

2014. “Destabilizing Haemon: Radically Reading Gender and Authority in Sophocles’ Antigone.” Helios 41.2: 163-85.