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Chandra Giroux

Contract Instructor

Degrees:BA (University of Ottawa); MA (Newcastle University); MA (University of Ottawa); PhD (McGill University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 7024
Office:310A Paterson Hall
Office Hours TBA


Chandra Giroux holds a Master’s Degree in Greek and Roman Archaeology from Newcastle University where she worked on her thesis, “The Erechtheion? A Search for the Erechtheion of Pausanias” under the supervision of Antony Spawforth. To complement her archaeological training, she completed another Master’s Degree with a literary focus. Her thesis, “Morality in Plutarch’s Life of Cimon” was under the supervision of Karin Schlapbach at the University of Ottawa. She completed her PhD thesis at McGill University in Ancient History under the supervision of Hans Beck and Darian Totten. Her thesis, “Plutarch’s Chaironeia: the local horizon of world empire”, explores Plutarch’s everyday lived experience. Specifically, it seeks to understand the local, regional, and global aspects of Plutarch’s world and how these shine through his two great works, the “Parallel Lives” and the “Moralia”.

Research Interests

  • Greece under Rome
  • Boiotian History
  • Boiotian Culture
  • Local, Regional, and Global Connectivity in the Ancient World
  • Cultural Exchange and Impact in the Ancient World
  • Collective Memory and the Creation of Narratives in Antiquity
  • Battlefield Tourism in the Ancient World
  • History and Archaeology from the “Bottom-Up”

2022 Courses

  • CLCV 3202A/HIST 3101A Roman Civil Wars (Winter)


Peer Reviewed Edited Volume: 

2022 (forthcoming): Plutarch: Cultural Practice in a Connected World, (Teiresias Supplements Online), C. Giroux (ed.).

Peer Reviewed Articles: 

2022: “Beyond Bacon: Plutarch and Boiotian Culture.” In: Plutarch: Cultural Practice in a Connected World (Teiresias Supplements Online), C. Giroux (ed.).

2022: “Silence of the Lions: Exploring Plutarch’s Omissions on Chaironeia.”In: Plutarch’s Unexpected Silences: Suppression and Selection in the Lives and Moralia, J. Beneker, C. Cooper, N. Humble, and F. Titchener (eds.), Brill, 188-209. 

2020: “The Power of Bones: An Intertextual Reading of the Retrieval of Theseus’ Bones in Plutarch’s ‘Life of Cimon’.” In: The Dynamics of Intertextuality in Plutarch, T. Schmidt, M. Vamvouri, and R. Hirsch-Luipold (eds.), Brill, 539-550. 

2020: “Mythologizing Conflict: Memory and the Minyae.” In: The Dancing Floor of Ares (Ancient History Bulletin: Supplemental Volume I), H. Beck and F. Marchand (eds.), 2-20. 

2019: “Spartan Strategies in the Early Peloponnesian War, 431-425 BCE.” Phoenix 73.3/4: 293-312 (co-authored with M. Fronda). 

In Press (2022): “Healing a Battlefield: the local world of Hellenistic Chaironeia.” In: Localism in the Hellenistic World, S. Ager and H. Beck (eds.). University of Toronto Press. 

In Press: “Plutarch’s Eleusis.” In: Eleusis: Beyond Mysteries, H. Beck and S. Scharff (eds.), Brill.

In Press: “The Maiden and the Mirror: Exploring aspects of gendered social performance in the works of Plutarch and Sima Qian”. In: Place and Performance in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China, H. Beck and G. Vankeerberghen (eds.), Cambridge University Press.

Work in Progress:

The Prosopography and Onomastics of Thisbe in Antiquity. Prosopographiae Graecae Minores III (co-authored with J. Fossey).