Carney, Elizabeth D.
Professor; Carol K. Brown Endowed Scholar in Humanities
Ph.D., Duke University (1975)
Professor Carney teaches courses in the ancient world, with a special interest in Alexander the Great and ancient Macedonia, the Hellenistic period, and women. She has written dozens of essays on topics as diverse as gender and naming practices, Ptolemaic Egypt, and women and military leadership. In 2008, she hosted an international conference on Alexander at Clemson and in 2010 Oxford University Press published a collection of papers taken from that conference: Philip II, Alexander III: Father and Son, Lives and Afterlives. Co-edited with Daniel Ogden. Her most recent monograph is Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon: A Royal Life (Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York 2013). A collection of her previous articles with updates will soon be published by the Classical Press of Wales. Professor Carney has recently begun work on a project involving Eurydice, mother of Philip II and grandmother of Alexander the Great, and the political rise of Macedonia. She has taught at Clemson since 1973. For Dr. Carney's course syllabi, curriculum vitae, and other useful resources, please visit her webpage at http://people.clemson.edu/~elizab/carneyhome.html.
Selected Professional Works
Arsinoë of Egypt and Macedon: A Royal Life (Oxford University Press. New York 2013).
Philip II, Alexander III: Father and Son, Lives and Afterlives. Co-edited with Daniel Ogden. (Oxford University Press: New York 2010).
Olympias, Mother of Alexander the Great. (Routledge: London and New York 2006).
Women and Monarchy in Macedonia. Univ. of Oklahoma, 2000.
Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)
“Oikos Keeping: Women and Monarchy in the Macedonian Tradition.” In A Companion to Women in the Ancient World. Blackwell, Sheila Dillon and Sharon James (eds.) Blackwell-Wiley. 2012, 304-314.
Being Royal and Female in the Early Hellenistic Period." In Andrew Erskine and L. Llewellyn-Jones (eds.), Creating the Hellenistic World, Classical Press of Wales, 2011, 195-220.
Royal Skeletal Remains from Tomb I at Vergina." Co-author Antonis Bartsiokas. Deltos: Journal of the History of Hellenic Medicine 36 (2008) 15-19
Symposia and the Macedonian Elite: The Unmixed Life" Syllecta Classica 18 (2007) 129-81.
The Emergence of a Title for Royal Women in the Hellenistic Period, in Women's History and Ancient History (North Carolina, 1991).
The Sisters of Alexander the Great: Royal Relics, in Historia, 1985.