Robert Gold: Instructor
Robert Gold was born in Ottawa in 1932, but was raised mainly in Montreal, P.Q. I earned my B.A. (Honours in Latin and English Literature) from McGill University in 1953, and my Quebec High School Teacher's Diploma from Bishop's University in 1954. After teaching at Bedford High School, I returned to McGill to study for an M.A. degree in Classics which I completed in 1960.
I came to United College as a Lecturer in Classics in 1960. I subsequently received my PhD degree at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1974. In 1967 I married a fellow student, Linda Harding, and we came to Winnipeg in 1969. I became an Associate Professor in 1974, and retired in 1995. In 1978 I received the Robson Award for teaching, and was made a Fellow of United College in 1997.
My areas of research are the relationship between literature and politics in ancient Greece and Rome, and the art and architecture of the ancient Greco-Roman world. The latter has led to numerous public lectures and lecture series.