James Chlup


Ph.D. Dunelm
M.A. Dalhousie
B.A.(Hons) New Brunswick

Assistant Professor of Ancient History

Research Interests:
Greek and Latin historiography and biography;
Middle and Late Roman Republic; Greek and Roman
military manuals; Roman Middle East


Department of Classics

349 University College
220 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Canada R3T 2M8

Tel 204-474-9171
Fax 204-474-7684
Email james.chlup@umanitoba.ca




Dr. Chlup teaches a very wide range of courses, including courses on Roman culture, mythology, Greek and Roman history, and Latin language.

Courses for 2012 – 2013

CLAS 2160 Roman History: The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
Section A01, Fall Term, M.W.F., 1:30, 241 University College

LATN 1080 Introduction to the Reading of Latin I
Section A02, Fall Term, M.W.F., 9:30, 201 Isbister

LATN 3860 Roman Historians
Section A01, Fall Term, T.R., 11:30, 392 University College

CLAS 2520 Greek and Roman Mythology
Section A01, Winter Term, M.W.F., 2:30, 235 Isbister

GRK 3830 Greek Historians
Section A01, Winter Term, Time and place TBA

Dr. Chlup also teaches the online version of CLAS 2520 Greek and Roman Mythology for Extended Education.


Dr. Chlup’s research interests cover the history of the ancient Roman world with a special focus on the ancient sources of the Middle and Late Roman Republic (c. 300-30 BCE), especially Livy’s history and Plutarch’s biographies.  He is also interested in the Roman Middle East.

He is currently working on articles on Plutarch, Onasander, and Polyaenus.  His major project entails a commentary on Plutarch’s Life of Crassus.

He has given papers at conferences and research seminars in Canada, England, Scotland, France, Portugal, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.  He has widely travelled through the Middle East, especially Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon as part of his research.

Dr. Chlup’s profile on Academia.edu may be found here.



Articles and Chapters


‘Sallust’s Melian Dialogue: Sulla and Bocchus in the Bellum Iugurthinum’, to appear in D. Côté and P. Fleury, eds., Political Discourse and History in the journal Discours d’Histoire Anciennes


‘Identity and the Representation of War in Ancient Rome’, in E. Baraban, S. Jaeger, and A. Muller, eds., Fighting Words and Images: Representing War across the Disciplines: Representing War across the Disciplines. Toronto. 209-32.


Maior et clarior victoria: Hannibal and Tarentum in Livy’. Classical World 103.1. 17-38. 

‘Crassus as Symposiast in Plutarch’s Life of Crassus’, in J. R. Ferreira, D. F. Leão, M. Tröster, and P. B. Dias, eds., ymposion and Philanthropia in Plutarch. Coimbra. 181-90.


Nulla unquam res publica maior: Livy, Augustus, and the Foundation of the Roman Republic’, in M. Chassignet, ed., L’étiologie dans la pensée antique [Recherches sur les rhétorique religueses IX]. Brussels. 53-68.


‘The Rhetoric of Authority: Alcibiades’ Speech to the Spartans in Thucydides’.  Cahiers d’Études Anciennes 42. 299-325.


Vir magnus et memorabilis fuit: Livy on the Death of Cicero’, in M. A. Joyal and R. B. Egan, eds., Daimonopylai: Essays in Classics and the Classical Tradition presented to Edmund G. Berry. Winnipeg. 21-32.