Linda A. Malcor
Linda Ann Malcor Ph.D (born February 3, 1962) is an American scholar of Arthurian legend. She is one of the proponents of the theory that the historical basis for King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table were a 2nd-century Roman officer named Lucius Artorius Castus and Sarmatian auxiliary horsemen, which Artorius supposedly commanded in Britain.
Malcor earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in English (minoring in history and comparative literature) from Occidental College in June 1984. She then went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Folklore and Mythology (Celtic Studies and Narrative) in 1986 and her doctorate in Folklore and Mythology (Medieval Studies and Indo-European Comparative Mythology) in 1991.
She is one of the founding members of the Board for the online journal The Heroic Age.
She was selected as an Overseas Associate Member of the Late Antiquity Research Group.
- 1999 article about Lucius Artorius Castus in The Heroic Age magazine, part 1 and 2
- From Scythia to Camelot: A Radical Reinterpretation of the Legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail (paperback edition, Garland Publishing Inc., 2000); Co-authored with C. Scott Littleton