Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Carolyn Willekes

Affiliation: Independent Scholar

Carolyn Willekes has received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Calgary, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, and holds her B.A. from the University of Guelph.   Her research interests are the breeding, training and use of the horse in the ancient world, the art and history of the Near East and East-West relations, Central Asian and Near Eastern nomadic groups, and Greek history and archaeology, especially the late Classical and Hellenistic periods.  Her recent publications include “Horse Racing and Chariot Racing”, co-authored with Sinclair Bell, in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life (Oxford University Press, 2013), and she has a forthcoming volume, The Horse in the Ancient World: From Bucephalus to the Hippodrome.

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