WINTHROP L ADAMS portrait
  • Professor Emeritus, History
801-581-8592

Research Statement

Primary area of interest is Fourth Century B.C. and Hellenistic Macedonia and Greece, followed by the Roman Republic and imperialism in the same period. Also, in terms of of specific topics, what Polybius called PRAGMATIKE (Political, Diplomatic and Military history); ancient Sport (the Greek and Macedonian Games); frontiers in the Balkans and Hellenistic East; and Macedonian Ethnicity and its perceptions. Finally, the historiography both during and of the period.

Presentations

  • "Sport in Ancient Macedonia" Keynote address to the Missouri Valley Historical Conference, Omaha, Nebraska. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/08/2013.
  • "Sport in Ancient Macedonia" Keynote address to the Missouri Valley Historical Conference, Omaha, Nebraska. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/08/2013.
  • "Alexander the Great,Athletics and Identity in Ancient Macedonia" Keynote Address to the 2012/2013 Missouri Valley Historical Conference. March 8th, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 10/01/2012.
  • "Symmiktous Katiokisas and the City Foundations on the Thracian Frontier" PROCEEDINGS OF THE X INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THRACOLOGY: THRACE IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN WORLD (2008) PP. 4-12. Conference Paper, Other, 2008.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Publications

  • "Sport, Spectacle and Society in Ancient Macedonia" in Blackwell's Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. by Paul Christensen and Donald G. Kyle, pp. 332-346. Published, 12/2013.
  • "Alexander's Successor to 221 B.C.E" BLACKWELL'S COMPANION TO MACEDONIAN HISTORY, pp.208-224. Published, 11/2010.
  • "Sport and Ethnicity in Ancient Macedonia" MACEDONIAN LEGACIES: STUDIES IN MACEDONIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE IN HONOR OF EUGENE N. BORZA (Regina Press, 2009), pp. 57-78. Published, 2009.
  • "The Macedonian Wars" in OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME, VOL.4 (2010) PP. 309-310. Published, 2009.
  • "The Antigonids" OXFORD ENCYLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME, VOL 1 (2010), PP. 114-116. Published, 2009.
  • "The Frontier Policy of Philip II" ARCHAIA MAKEDONIA, vol VII (2008), pp. 283-291. Published, 2008.
  • "Alexander the Great: Fact" OXFORD COMPANION TO WORLD EXPLORATION, VOL 1 (2008). Published, 2008.