Prof Gerald Schaus is Professor of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Wilfred Laurier University, Canada, where he began teaching in 1978. He has a BA and MA from Dalhousie University in Halifax, and a PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on the Archaic pottery from Cyrene, Libya. He spent two years at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens as a student, and a year as the Whitehead Visiting Research Professor.
Professor Schaus has excavated at Cyrene in Libya, as well as at various sites in Italy and Greece, and is currently working on the publication of seven years of excavation in the Sanctuary of Athena at Stymphalos in Arkadia, Greece. Besides the study of Greek pottery, and Archaic Greek history, he has an avid interest in Greek and Roman sports. Professor Schaus is presently the President of the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens. His publications include: “Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games”.