Martin Winkler

Professor, George Mason University

Dr. Winkler earned his Ph.D. in 1982 at the University of Southern California. He has written and edited works on a range of topics in classics. A number of his scholarly projects attest to his interest and expertise in the connections between classics and cinema, including his books Classics and Cinema, Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema and Troy: From Homer's Iliad to Hollywood Epic and various scholarly articles. Dr. Winkler has organized and chaired a number of panels dealing with the relationship of classics and cinema at annual meetings of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. He has also received several grants for research, including one from the Mellon Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh and another from the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. He has taught at George Mason University since 1989.  Dr. Winkler’s specialty area includes the study of the survival of classical antiquity on film, which is illustrated in films such as “Gladiator.”



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