C. Michael Sampson

PhD University of Michigan
MA Dalhousie University
BA University of King's College

Assistant Professor


Greek tragedy; poetry, religion, and myth (especially origins and traditions); Senecan tragedy; papyrology;

220 Dysart Road, Room 366  University College
Winnipeg, MB    Canada R3T 2M8
Tel  204-474-9278     Fax 204-474-7684
Email:  mike.sampson@umanitoba.ca


COURSES for 2014-15

GRK 1310: Intermediate Readings in Ancient Greek (Fall term)
CLAS 2520: Greek and Roman Mythology (Fall term)
On leave in Winter 2015


  • Borges, C. and C.M. Sampson, (2012), New Literary Papyri from the Michigan Collection: Mythographic Lyric and a Catalogue of Poetic First Lines (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press) 'New Texts from Ancient Cultures' series.
  • "Universals, Plot and Form in Aristotle's Poetics" Animus 13 (2009): 4-21.
  • "Callimachean Tradition and the Muse’s Hymn to Ceres (Ov. Met. 5.341-661)" Transactions of the American Philological Association 142.1 (2012): 83-103.
  • "A Note on Archilochus fr.177 and the Anthropomorphic Façade in the Early Fable" the Classical Quarterly 62.2 (2012): 466-75.
  • "Nauplius at Troy: Aeschylus fr. 451k (Radt)." Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verbandte Gebiete 59.1 (2013): 32-45.
  • "A New Epic Fragment on Achilles' Helmet?" Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 49 (2012): 7-14.
  • "Euripides, Orestes 1246." the Classical Quarterly (2014): 403-404.
  • "The Mysterion of P.Mich. inv. 4061.” Forthcoming in Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 50 (2013).
  • "Receipt from Alexandros to Anoubion" Forthcoming in Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 50 (2013).
  • "An Assessment from Karanis (P.Mich. inv. 3676)." Forthcoming in Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 51 (2014).
  • "Aeschylus on Darius and Persian Memory" Forthcoming in Phoenix.
  • "A New Reconstruction of Sappho 44 (P.Oxy. X 1232+P.Oxy. XVII 2076)." Under review for inclusion in the Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Papyrology: Warsaw, July 29-Aug. 3 2013, eds. T.  Derda, J. Urbanik, A. Łajtar, G. Ochała.
  • "Sappho 44: Troy via Mytilene." Submitted for inclusion in Sappho in the 21st Century, ed. B. Acosta-Hughes (Ann Arbor: Michigan Classical Press).


  • A. Tzanetou, City of Suppliants. Tragedy and the Athenian Empire (Austin: 2012). Forthcoming in the Classical Review 63.2 (2013).
  • J. Fletcher, Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama (Cambridge: 2012). the Classical Review 63.1 (2013): 35-37.
  • P. Kyriakou, The Past in Aeschylus and Sophocles (Berlin & New York: 2011). the Classical Review 63 (2013): 25-27.
  • L. Savignago, Eisthesis: Il sistema dei margini nei papiri dei poeti tragici (Alessandria: 2008), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.1.28.
  • J.W. Joyce (trans.), Thebaid: A Song of Thebes (Ithaca: 2008), Classical Bulletin 85.2: 138-40.
  • F.I. Zeitlin, Under the Sign of the Shield: semiotics and Aeschylus' Seven against Thebes, Second edition (Lanham: 2009), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.09.12.
  • C.-F. de Roguin, «et recouvre d'une montagne leur cité!» La fin du monde des héros dans les épopées homériques (Göttingen: 2007), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.10.06.
  • S. Amendola, Donne e Preghiera: Le preghiere dei personaggi femminili nelle tragedie superstiti di Eschilo (Amsterdam: 2006), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.04.38.