Dr. Guy Chamberland

Dr. Guy Chamberland

Associate Professor, Chair Ancient Studies

Contact Information

Thorneloe University at Laurentian
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury ON P3E 2C6
705.673.1730, 201


  • PhD, McMaster University, Classics, 2001: The production of Shows in the Cities of the Roman Empire. A Study of the Latin Epigraphic Evidence

Courses taught

  • Sport in the Ancient World
  • Greek History: Athens & Sparta
  • Roman History: the Late Republic & Early Empire
  • War, Imperialism, & the Roman State
  • Latin: Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced


  • Latin epigraphy
  • Roman spectacles (gladiators, circus races, stage representations)
  • Late Antiquity, especially imperial anniversaries


  • “Imperial Spectacles in Roman Provinces”, The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World, London: Oxford University Press.


  • Review of A. Mañas, Gladiadores. El gran espectáculo de Roma (Barcelona, Editorial Ariel, 2013), International Journal of the History of Sport 32.2, 2015, pp. 399–401 (on-line November 7th 2014).



  • “La mémoire des spectacles: l’autoreprésentation des donateurs”, L’organisation des spectacles dans le monde romain (Entretiens sur l’Antiquité classique, LVIII), K.M. Coleman & J. Nelis-Clément, eds., Vandœuvres–Genève: Fondation Hardt pour l’étude de l’Antiquité classique, pp. 261–294 + Discussion (with six other scholars), pp. 295–303. https://www.academia.edu/10431123/La_m%C3%A9moire_des_spectacles_lautorepr%C3%A9sentation_des_donateurs
  • Review of G.L. Gregori, Ludi e munera. 25 anni di ricerche sugli spettacoli d’età romana. Scritti vari rielaborati e aggiornati con la collaborazione di Giorgio Crimi e Maurizio Giovagnoli (Milan, Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, 2011), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.12.03 http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2012/2012-12-03.html


  • Review of J.L. Gómez-Pantoja, Epigrafia anfiteatrale dell’Occidente Romano. VII. Baetica, Tarraconensis, Lusitania (Rome: Quasar, 2009), Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.11.15



  • Review of S. Orlandi, Epigrafia anfiteatrale dell’Occidente Romano. VI. Roma. Anfiteatri e strutture annesse con una nuova edizione e commento delle iscrizioni del Colosseo (Rome: Quasar, 2005): “A New Edition of the Colosseum Inscriptions”, Journal of Roman Archaeology 20, pp. 451–453.


  • “Remarques sur quatre inscriptions « amphithéâtrales » italiennes”, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 156, pp. 284–292.


  • Response to P. Aronoff’s review of A. Mahoney, Roman Sports and Spectacles. A Sourcebook (Newburyport: Focus, 2001): “Chamberland on Aronoff on Mahoney”, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.12.13 http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2005/2005-12-13.html



  • “À propos des « jeux sacerdotaux » (sacerdotales ludi) de Pline le Jeune (Ep. VII.24.6)”, Cahiers des études anciennes XXXVII (Mélanges Pierre Rodrigue Brind’Amour I), pp. 47–53.



  • Review of M. Fora, Epigrafia anfiteatrale dell’Occidente Romano. IV. Latium (Rome: Quasar, 1996): “Munera”, Classical Review CXII (n.s. XLVIII), pp. 448–449.


“Valens’ Fifth or Fifteenth? An Imperial Anniversary in an Inscription from Cius in Lower Moesia (CIL III 6159 = 7494)” (50 mn), Faculty|Graduate Symposium, Department of Classics, McMaster University, Hamilton ON.

Secretary, Classical Association of Canada / Société canadienne des Études classiques, since May 2011.

Editor, Canadian Classical Bulletin / Bulletin canadien des Études anciennes, since March 2010.

Associate Editor (Roman History and French language submissions) for Mouseion, Journal of the CAC, University of Toronto Press, since 2011.

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