Staff profile

Professor Christopher John Mackie

Professor of Public Scholarship, Professor of Greek Studies

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Language and Linguistics
Research Centre for Greek Studies

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BA (Hons-Newcastle, NSW), PhD (Glasgow).

Membership of professional associations

Australasian Society of Classical Studies

Area of study

Greek Studies

Brief profile

Chris Mackie studied Latin and Greek at the University of Newcastle (NSW), and then wrote his PhD at the University of Glasgow on the Roman poem the Aeneid, by Vergil. He has written widely on Roman and Greek topics, especially Vergil, Homer, and Greek mythology.  More recently he has developed interests in the Gallipoli/Dardanelles region through time, and in classical reception studies. After working at the University of New England (NSW) for two years, he was at the University of Melbourne for 24 years where he supervised many MA and PhD theses. He joined the Research Centre for Greek Studies at La Trobe University in mid 2010.  

Research interests

European History

- Classical mythology

- Early Greek myth

- Gallipoli and the Dardanelles

Literary Studies

- Roman epic poetry

- The epic poems of Homer

Teaching units

  • MDS1ANG Ancient Greece, Myth, Art, War
  • MDS2/3CLM Classical Mythology

Recent publications

Books

  • Mackie, C.J. 2018 Odysseus (in progress) Taylor and Francis, London.
  • Sagona, Atabay, Mackie, McGibbon, Reid (eds.) 2016, Anzac Battlefield: A Landscape of War and Memory Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.
  • Byrne, Mackie, Tamis (eds.) 2010, Philathenaios Athens Helleniki Epigrafiki Hetaireia.
  • Mackie, C.J. 2008, Rivers of Fire New Academia, Washington DC.
  • Haslem, Mackie, Ndalianis (eds.) 2007, Super/heroes New Academia, Washington D.C.
  • Mackie C.J. (ed.) 2004, Oral performance and its Context Brill, Leiden.

Articles/Chapters

  • Mackie, C.J., Atabay, Korpe and Sagona, 2016,  'Boundary and Divide: The Antiquity of the Dardanelles' in Anzac Battlefield: A Landscape of War and Memory Cambridge University Press, 4-23.
  • Midford, McGibbon, Mackie, C.J. and Korpe, 2016, 'The Gallipoli Campaign: History and Legend' in Anzac Battlefield: A Landscape of War and Memory Cambridge University Press, 24-35.
  • Sagona, A. and Mackie, C.J. 2016,  'Introduction' in Anzac Battlefield: A Landscape of War and Memory Cambridge University Press, 1-3.
  • Reid, Mackie, C.J. and Sagona, 2016, 'Conclusion' in Anzac Battlefield: A Landscape of War and Memory Cambridge University Press, 244-5.
  • Mackie, C.J. 2014, ‘Zeus and Mount Ida in the IliadAntichthon Vol 48,1-13.
  • Mackie, C.J. 2013, 'The Hero's Journey' in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism Vol 148 (ed. Trudeau) Detroit etc.  229-53.
  • Mackie, C.J. 2013 'Iliad 24 and the Judgement of Paris' Classical Quarterly 63.1, 1-16.
  • Mackie, C.J. 2011, ‘Hell and Helle at the Dardanelles’ in McInnis, Parisot, Wilkinson (eds.) Refashioning Myth Cambridge Scholars press, 187-200.
  • Sagona, Mackie et al. ‘The ANZAC Battlefield: New Perspectives and Methodologies in History and Archaeology’ RAHS (2011), 313-36.
  • Mackie C.J. 2011, 24 entries in the Homer Encyclopedia, Finkelberg, M. (ed.) Oxford, Blackwell: ‘Aegis’, ‘Aiolos’, ‘Boreas’, ‘Briareus’, ‘Cronos’, ‘Elysium’, ‘Erebus’, ‘Euros’, ‘Ichor’, ‘Nektar’, ‘Nekyia’, ‘Notos’, ‘Ouraniones’, ‘Peneios’, ‘Phthia’, ‘Rhea’, ‘Rivers’, ‘Simoeis’, ‘Skamandros’, ‘Themis’, ‘Theomachy’, ‘Titans’, ‘Winds’, ‘Zephyros’.
  • Mackie C.J. 2010, ‘Archaeology at Gallipoli in 1915Philathenaios (above), 213-25. Read Archaeology at Gallipoli in 1915 [PDF 526KB].
  • Mackie C.J. 2009, ‘The earliest Philoctetes’ Scholia 18, 1-16.
  • Mackie C.J. 2007, ‘Men of Darkness’ in Super/heroes (above) 83-95.
  • Mackie C.J. 2002, ‘Homeric Phthia’ Colby Quarterly 38 163-73.