- 106 B.C. — birth of Gnaeus Pompeius
- 61 B.C. — Pompey celebrates his third triumph in recognition of his victories in the third Mithridatic War
- 48 B.C. — Pompeius Magnus, in the wake of his defeat at Pharsalus, is murdered as he steps ashore in Egypt (another possible date)
- 290 A.D. — martyrdom of Rhipsime, Gaiana, and companions
48 B.C. — Pompeius Magnus, in the wake of his defeat at Pharsalus, is murdered as he steps ashore in Egypt
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July 11 to 16, 2010, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
We will read selections from De orbe novo by the Italian humanist Peter Martyr of Angleria (1457-1526), the most important early account of Columbus’ voyages to the new world. This work was originally written in Latin, and was complete by 1501. Martyr did not travel to the new world himself, but did interview Columbus and his shipmates, as well as other players in the events. His Latin is not difficult, and the spare and straightforward style of this work could best be compared among classical works to Caesar’s commentaries.
Given the topic this year, a special invitation is extended to teachers and scholars interested in early contacts between Europe and the Americas who would like to read De Orbe Novo in the original.
INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Christopher Francese and Prof. Meghan Reedy, both of the Dickinson College Department of Classical Studies
TO APPLY: please contact Mrs. Barbara McDonald, mcdonalb AT dickinson.edu by the application deadline May 1, 2010.
FEE: The fee for 2010 is $300, due in a check made out to Dickinson College, by the fee deadline June 1, 2010. Please send it to Mrs. Barbara McDonald, Department of Classical Studies, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013. (The full cost is about twice that, but the workshop is subsidized by the Roberts Fund for Classical Studies.)
MORE INFORMATION: http://latincamp.wetpaint.com/
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Booking for the conference ‘The Romance Between Greece and the East’, 12th-
13th December 2009, is now open. The venue will be the auditorium, Corpus
Christi College, Oxford.
The programme is pasted below. For full details and booking form please
visit the website at www.classics.ox.ac.uk/romance
Saturday 12th December
9.10-10.25 Phiroze Vasunia (Reading) ‘History, empire and the novel’
10.25-11.40 Susan Stephens (Stanford) ‘Fictions of cultural authority’
12.00-1.00 Tim Whitmarsh (Oxford) ‘Novel and diaspora’
2.00-3.00 Pavlos Avlamis (Princeton) ‘There and back again: the
Lives of Aesop on the move’
3.00-4.15 Richard Hunter (Cambridge) ‘Prose at the margins’
4.45-6.00 Josef Wiesehöfer (Kiel) ‘Ctesias’
Sunday 13th December
9.00-10.15 Erich Gruen (Berkeley) ‘The book of Jonah as a comic
10.15-11.15 Jennie Barbour (Oxford) ‘The Eastern king in the Hebrew
bible: novelistic motifs in early Jewish literature’
11.45-1.00 Ian Rutherford (Reading) ‘Greek fiction and Egyptian
fiction: Are they related and, if so, how?’
2.00-3.00 Anna Lefteratou (Oxford) ‘Exchanging names and stories:
Semitic themes in Achilles Tatius’
3.00-4.15 Daniel Selden (University of California, Santa
Cruz) ‘Sikander and the idea of Iran’
4.45-5.30 Closing discussion
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Study in Greece
Programs & Fellowships for 2010-2011
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, nearly 130 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in fields ranging from antiquity to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, dedicated to classical antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP: Graduate students in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies or related fields (e.g., history of art, anthropology, prehistory, studies in post-classical Greece), who, preferably, have completed at least one year of graduate work. Competition is on the basis of transcripts, recommendations, and examinations. Up to 12 predoctoral fellowships offered for Regular Members for the nine-month program with a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students in the same fields as for Regular Membership who plan to pursue independent research projects, and who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Postdoctoral scholars with suitable research projects. Application should be made to the Director of the School in Athens. NO APPLICATION DEADLINE.
SUMMER SESSIONS MEMBERSHIP: Two six-week sessions explore the sites and museums in Greece. Open to graduate and undergraduate students and to high school and college teachers. The fee of $3,860 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
ATHENIAN AGORA EXCAVATIONS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Volunteers wishing to participate in the archaeological excavations of the Athenian Agora during the summer of 2010, for eight weeks beginning early June and continuing until early August.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2009.
ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several School fellowships with a stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2010.
THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to-collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, Ph.D. candidate from U.S. or Israel writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships awarded annually to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars working on well-defined projects in skeletal, faunal, geoarchaeological, or environmental studies. Stipends of $15,500 to $27,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS: Funding up to $7,000 for well-defined research projects at the laboratory. DEADLINES: APRIL 1, SEPTEMBER 1, DECEMBER 1.
WIENER LABORATORY TRAVEL GRANTS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN GREECE: Travel grants of $2,000 for graduate students or postdoctoral scholars from North American institutions working on projects in archaeological science in Greece. DEADLINES: APRIL 1, SEPTEMBER 1, DECEMBER 1.
AIA THE ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, MA. Applications completed on web site: www.archaeological.org <http://www.archaeological.org/> . Stipend of $11,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
CAORC COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus round-trip airfare. Send applications to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2010.
CAORC MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Applications at CAORC’s web site: www.caorc.org <http://www.caorc.org/> . Stipends up to $9,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 16, 2010.
FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS: Contact the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 ( www.iiepassport.org <http://www.iiepassport.org/> ) for an application and stipend information. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Regular or Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 19, 2010.
GETTY RESEARCH EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS (CAORC): Travel and living expense stipend of up to $4,000 for no less than one month. Maximum total fellowship award is $4,000. Open to scholars who are Greek citizens and who have already obtained a Ph.D. or have professional experience in the study or preservation of cultural heritage and who wish to undertake a specific research project at an American overseas research center in another country. Funded by the Getty Foundation, the fellowships require scholars to affiliate with one of the approved overseas research centers in the Mediterranean Basin and Middle East. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on a Corinth or Agora publication. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000). DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2010.
NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Two to four awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Terms: Maximum stipend of $40,000. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2009.
or contact: ASCSA, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 609-683-0800 E-mail: ascsa AT ascsa.org
School programs are generally open to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership.
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Kenyon College invites applications for a 2-year position in the
Department of Classics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor,
effective July 1, 2010.
The successful candidate will teach both semesters of intensive
elementary Greek each year in addition to two other courses, which may
include upper level language courses, a survey of Greek history, or
other courses in translation. The candidate?s primary research
interest should be in Greek literature or Greek history. A Ph.D. in
hand is preferred, but not required. Applicants must be able to
demonstrate excellence in teaching.
To apply, please submit the following materials, using the online
application system at https://employment.kenyon.edu : (1) a cover
letter, detailing teaching approaches and experience as well as
research interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts;
and (4) three letters of recommendation, at least one of which
addresses the candidate?s teaching abilities. Inquiries may be
directed to Professor Amber Scaife, the Chair of the Search Committee,
at scaifea AT kenyon.edu or (740) 427-5679. To ensure full
consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2009.
Interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the APA in
Anaheim, January 6-9, 2010.
Kenyon College offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits
package that includes provisions for a spouse or domestic partner and
for dependents. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes
diversity and encourages the applications of women and minority
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DIRECTOR OF PUBLICATIONS
Director of Publications, American School of Classical Studies, Princeton, New Jersey
The primary responsibilities of the Director of Publications include the overall direction and management of the Publications Office; overseeing the assignments of the editorial staff and freelance editors and designers; working with excavation directors and authors to develop and produce assigned monographs; collaborating with the Editor of /Hesperia/; overseeing marketing and distribution; negotiating financial arrangements with printers and fulfillment agencies; investigating alternative sources of funding for publications; and exploring and developing new avenues–digital or other–for American School publications.
The Director is also expected to oversee staff in the Publications Office; write regularly scheduled performance reviews; create and administer an annual departmental budget; prepare regular reports for the American School Managing Committee, Board of Trustees, and Committee on Publications; and maintain and expand the American School Publications web page. The Director works closely with the chair of the Committee on Publications and reports to the chair of the Managing Committee.
Requirements: BA degree, with an advanced degree preferred; at least five years managerial experience in a publishing environment; background in classical archaeology, Classics, ancient art, or a related field preferred; and demonstrated knowledge of digital publishing and current trends in scholarly communication.
Alongside archaeological exploration, teaching, and research, publication is one of the core missions of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Since its founding in 1881, the American School has published almost 250 books. These include major reports and studies on material culture recovered during excavations at the Athenian Agora, Ancient Corinth, and other sites that are essential reference works for all scholars of the ancient world. Since 1932, the American School has also published the award-winning quarterly journal Hesperia, one of the leading periodicals in the field. The increasingly digital nature of scholarship is transforming the nature of publication in this field, and the Director of Publications contributes to institution-wide initiatives to support new modes of scholarly communication.
The position is full-time, beginning as soon as is mutually convenient. Excellent benefits, pleasant working conditions in the Princeton, New Jersey Publications Office, occasional travel to Greece, and salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until October 16, 2009.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least two letters of recommendation to:
Professor Jon D. Mikalson
Chair, Committee on Publications
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6-8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
e-mail to application AT ascsa.org, marked "Publication Job Application" in the subject area.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment
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Dear colleagues – Please find below the programme of
research seminars hosted by the Department of Classics at the University
of Glasgow for the coming session. As always, everyone is very welcome
to attend! Please do contact me if you have any queries about the
programme, or if you’d like to meet any of the speakers over dinner
following the seminar.
The full programme for 2009-10 is also available on our website:
DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS RESEARCH SEMINAR 2009-10
Seminars take place at 5 p.m. (unless otherwise advertised) on alternate
Tuesdays during term in the Murray Room (Room 410), 65 Oakfield Avenue.
All are very welcome to attend, and to join us and the speaker for
drinks and dinner afterwards; for further details please contact Luke
29th September 2009 John Bollan (University of Glasgow)
Blood-stained Hearths and Altars: Religious Evocations of Violent Death
in the 80s BC
13th October 2009 Keith Rutter (University of Edinburgh)
Coins and Cultures in Western Sicily
27th October 2009 John Marincola (Florida State University)
Virgil and the Spoils of Empire
10th November 2009 Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)
24th November 2009 Michael Squire (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
Visualising Epic on the Iliad Tablets
Joint meeting with the Classical Association of Scotland Glasgow & West
Centre: meeting starts at 7:30pm.
8th December 2009 Richard King (University of Glasgow)
Individuals, Soul and Memory in the Philebus
19th January 2010 Maria Pretzler (Swansea University)
Skirting around Ithaka: Establishing Credibility in Ancient Travel
2nd February 2010 Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)
Tacitus and the Ruins of Rome
16th February 2010 Karla Pollmann (University of St. Andrews)
Christianizing Epicurus: Reception, Norm and Ideology in Latin Late
2nd March 2010 Lisa Hau (University of Glasgow)
The Narrator and Narratee in Diodorus Siculus
16th March 2010 Stephen Heyworth (Wadham College, Oxford)
locum tua tempora poscunt: Topography in Ovid’s Fasti
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
THE CHARLES TESORIERO LECTURESHIP IN LATIN
The multi-disciplinary School of Humanities at the University of New England has enjoyed a vibrant research culture and an enviable reputation in teaching over many decades.
We are seeking an appointee who can actively contribute to a School with strengths in Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, Classical Languages, Philosophy, Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, Political and International Studies and Studies in Religion.
The successful applicant will be expected to follow a research program in Latin, to teach Latin at all undergraduate levels (from ab initio to Honours), and to supervise Honours and Postgraduate Research students. A commitment to work as part of a team to develop innovative and flexible approaches to teaching classical languages to both on-campus and distance education students is also required.
Applicants must have: a PhD in Latin or a related area; a commitment to teaching at tertiary level; and an emerging research and publication profile. The ability to teach Greek and/or Ancient History and/or Studies in Religion is desirable, as is the willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching approaches within the School. The willingness to contribute to the development of strands offered online in ecclesiastical Latin and New Testament Greek would also be desirable.
Salary: $68,796 to $81,535 per annum (Lecturer)
plus 17% employer superannuation and optional salary packaging
Closing Date: 6 October 2009
Reference No: 209/XXX
An application package, including selection criteria that must be addressed, may be obtained from www.une.edu.au/recruit or by phoning Human Resource Services, (02) 6773 3972. Applications will be received up to 5pm on the closing date.
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Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is inaugurating a series of
conferences on the subject of "Zoroastrianism". These will be held every
four years at the University of Oxford. The first in the series will take
place in 2010 and explore how "Zoroastrianism in the Levant" interacted with
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Gnosticism and ancient Near Eastern
non-biblical religions. Other papers on Zoroastrianism outside the Levant
may be accepted if they include elements relevant to the main theme of the
Scholars are invited to submit papers in one of two categories:
1. Academic research in a paper allotted 45 minutes including discussion.
2. Short academic interventions presenting work in progress or brief notes
on the subject lasting 25 minutes including discussion.
Aram Society will form a scientific advisory committee to help with the
organisation of the conference and the editing of conference proceedings for
publication. We will confirm that we have received your proposal on receipt
of an abstract that should include the main sources consulted for the paper
and the time needed to deliver the communication. In order to allow for
discussion participants should speak for 35 or 20 minutes.
Papers will be accepted from accredited academics in the field and please
note that the committee will be very strict in only accepting papers
relevant to the conference theme. Finally the organising committee reserves
the right to reduce the length of a paper if necessary and all papers
submitted for publication are accepted subject to peer review.
All queries should be addressed to the conference secretary Dr Shafiq
Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, the Oriental Institute, Oxford
University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. ++1865-514041. Fax
++1865-516824. Email: aram AT orinst.ox.ac.uk
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Round Table on Bronze Age Aegean Warfare
University of Athens, 12-13 December 2009
The archaeology of warfare in the Bronze Age Aegean has been a favourite subject of research during past decades. Several sub-fields have been explored, such as technologies of weapons, representations and symbolism, burial customs, fortifications and the archaeology of trauma, amongst others. The year 2009 marks ten years since the publication of the Polemos (Aegaeum 19) volumes; since then, methodologies have developed, new finds have been discovered and important publications have enriched the scholarship on the subject.
In seeking to better comprehend the various aspects of Bronze Age warfare in the Aegean, a Round Table will take place in Athens on the 12th and 13th of December 2009. This workshop aims to bring together experts and scholars from diverse but related disciplines, present new information and provide a forum for constructive and fruitful discussion. Chronologically, the periods covered include the entire Bronze Age (from the Third Millennium down to 12th century B.C.) and geographically the whole of the Aegean region, including the coast of Asia Minor.
The workshop will be divided into the following sessions: Technology of weapons, burial customs and mortuary practices, iconography, theory of violence, fortifications and human osteology. Speakers include: T. Alusic, M. Georgiadis, Th. Giannopoulos, K.. Grigoropoulos, K. Harrell, M. Ivanova, B. Molloy, A. Nafplioti, S. OBrien, A. Papadopoulos, R. Schon, S. K. Smith and M. Liston, Th. Tselios and Ch. Vonhoff. The opening lecture will be given by Prof. S. Iakovidis.
The event will take place under the auspices of the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. There is no registration fee and it will be open to the public. The venue will be the Drakopoulos Conference Theatre of the University of Athens.
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MOISA EPICHORIOS: REGIONAL MUSIC AND MUSICAL REGIONS
MOISA EPICHORIOS: MUSICA REGIONALE E REGIONI MUSICALI NELL’ANTICA GRECIA
(Moisa – International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage
IIIrd Annual Meeting)
RAVENNA, ITALY, 1-3 OCTOBER 2009
Sala conferenze Dipartimento di Storie e Metodi per la Conservazione dei Beni Culturali
Via degli Ariani, 1 – Ravenna, Italy
Thursday, October 1st
14.30 Welcome and Opening Address
Ist Session – Local and Panhellenic in a Mobile Mediterranean
15.30 Ian Rutherford (Reading) – Local song versus Panhellenic song: a false dichotomy?
16.00 David Fearn (Warwick) – Choral Lyric and Sculpture: Local and Panhellenic Dimensions
16.45 Barbara Kowalzig (London) – Arion in the West: musical innovation, trade and civic communities in the Archaic Mediterranean
17.15 Stelios Psaroudakis (Athens) – Musical instruments of the ancient Hellenes: inventions, influences and infiltrations
17.45 Andrew Barker (Birmingham) – Migrating myths: the case of the Libyan aulos
18.30 Nina Almazova (St. Petersburg) – A Lyre on the ground: a vase-painting from the State Hermitage
18.45 Stefan Hagel (Wien) – Ptolemy’s homalón – a clue to local music?
19.30 Welcome Drink
Friday, October 2nd
IInd Session – Athens the Epicentre?
8.30 Lucia Prauscello (Cambridge) and Peter Wilson (Sydney) – New Music coming into Athens rather than going out of it (tbc)
9.00 Edith Hall (London) – The geopolitics of metrical form in 5th-century Athenian theatre
9.30 Sheila Murnaghan (UPenn) – The Muse’s return: the restoration of foreign music in Athenian drama
Poster Ellen Van Keer (Brussels) – Local interpretations of mythical traditions about the music of aulos: texts and images
10.15 Daniela Castaldo (Lecce) – Musical evidences in non-Attic pottery
10.45 Maria Broggiato (Rome) – Eratosthenes, Icaria and the origins of tragedy
IIIrd Session – ‘Orientalism’
11.45 Timothy Power (Rutgers) – Call of the wild: drums, cymbals, and ritual noise in classical Athens’ theatre
12.15 Mariella De Simone (Salerno-Naples) – La musica lidia nelle fonti greche: rappresentazioni ideologiche e dinamiche interculturali
12.50 Anna Chiara Fariselli (Bologna-Ravenna) – Per un recupero del “sapere musicale” fenicio e punico attraverso le fonti scritte
13.10 Nicola Cucuzza (Genoa) – Musica a Creta fra Età del Bronzo ed epoca arcaica
IVth Session – The Peloponnese: Arkadia and Sparta
15.00 David Creese (British Columbia) – Even in Arcadia? Timotheus, Philoxenus and the geography of musical conservatism in the Second Sophistic
Posters Amedeo Visconti (Naples) – Una regione e la sua musica: il caso dell’Arcadia
Gianfranco Mosconi (Rome) – Note musicali a Polibio, iv 20-21: Eforo, gli Arcadi, la ‘vera musica’ del passato e la musica ‘nuova’
15.30 Claude Calame (Paris) – Traditions locales de la poésie érotique grecque: rituels musicaux à Sparte et à Lesbos au VIe siècle
16.00 Timothy Barnes (Toronto) – Lakonismos: the local transmission of the text of Alcman
16.20 Maria Paola Funaioli (Bologna-Ravenna) – Le canzoni spartane dell’esodo della Lisistrata (vv. 1244-72 e 1296-fin.)
Vth Session – Ancient Italy: Magna Grecia and Etruria
17.30 Antonella Provenza (Palermo) – The paean and Apollo’s cult in Magna Graecia: music therapy among the Early Pythagoreans
18.00 Marina F.A. Martelli (Milan) – L’italica armonia di Senocrate di Locri
Posters Angela Bellia (Palermo) – Mito, musica e rito nelle raffigurazioni dei pinakes del Persephoneion di Locri Epizefirii (VI – V sec. a.C.)
Anna Di Giglio (Foggia) – Strumenti a percussione nel mondo greco e magno greco: testimonianze letterarie e iconografiche
Giancarlo Germanà (Syracuse) – Gli dèi, gli uomini e la musica: analisi di un tema iconografico nelle importazioni attiche a Gela tra il VI ed il V secolo a.C.
18.40 Carolyn Bowyer (London) – Etruscan trumpets
Poster Emiliano Li Castro (Viterbo) – Il cuore nascosto di Diòniso
Saturday, October 3rd
VIth Session – Musical Sanctuaries: Delphi, Epidauros, Ephesos
9.00 Egert Pöhlmann (Erlangen) – Poetry and music in Apollo’s sanctuary in Delphi from the 7th to the 2nd century B.C.
9.30 Pauline Le Ven (Yale) – Singing out of place: Isyllus’ paean to Epidaurian Asclepius
10.10 Marcus Mota (Brasilia) – Fragments of an Archaic and noisy city: the soundscape of Ephesus according to Heraclitus
VIIth Session – Patronage and Locality
11.20 John Franklin (Vermont) – Kinyras and the musical stratigraphy of Early Cyprus
11.40 Federicomaria Muccioli (Bologna-Ravenna) – Culti cantati e culti musicali per i sovrani ellenistici. Prodromi, aspetti e problemi
Poster Paola Dessì (Bologna) – Musica nell’Egitto di Tolemeo Filadelfo
12.00 Giambattista D’Alessio (London) – L’ iscrizione lirica di Eraclea
12.30 Final Discussion
Thanks to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, three student bursaries at £ 100 are available for students from the UK wishing to attend the conference. Please contact barbara.kowalzig AT rhul.ac.uk if you would like to apply.
For information on travel and accommodation please contact the organization bureau directly:
Tel. 0544 936711 – fax 0544 936717
crossi AT fondazioneflaminia.it
maddalena.roversi AT unibo.it
eleonoraxconti AT gmail.com
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The Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association will once
again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR
CULTURE at the 31st Annual meeting to be held February 10-13, 2010 at
the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico
(330 Tijeras, Albuquerque NM 87102; tel. 505.842.1234).
Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary
culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following
themes are particularly welcome:
-Classics on the internet
-Classics and Western film
-Classic sword and sandal films
-Classical themes in contemporary art
-Classical references in popular music
-Classical references in advertising and marketing
-Roman history in contemporary literature and film
-Classical representations in popular culture and pedagogy
-Contemporary representations of Greek and Roman women
Other possible topics include (but are not limited to): film versions of
ancient myths; modern adaptations of Classical material in film,
television, music, or literature; the Classical heroic figure in modern
film or literature; Classical period historical fiction in modern film
or literature; Greek epic or drama in popular culture; and Greek and
Roman mythology in children’s film, television, or literature.
Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.
Submit abstracts of 500 words or fewer to Kirsten Day at
kirstenday AT yahoo.com. The priority deadline for abstract submissions is
NOVEMBER 1, 2009, and the final deadline is DECEMBER 15, 2009.
Information about the site, travel, graduate student awards, guest
speakers, special events, a complete list of areas, and other conference
matters can be found on the conference website: http://swtxpca.org.
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In autumn of 2009 the London Roman Art and Ancient History Seminars are
joining forces to host the following seminars (there will be no Roman art
seminars in the spring). If you have any queries, please feel free to get
in touch with Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe or myself. I can provide illustrated
notices as an attachment for anyone who wishes. PS
London Ancient History/
Roman Art Seminar
All seminars on Thursdays at 4.30pm,
in the Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art,
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.
1 October Blair Fowlkes Childs (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)
The Dolichenum on the Aventine: Archaeological
Evidence, Cult Rituals, and Topographical Considerations
8 October Dr Elizabeth Macaulay Lewis (University of Oxford)
Architecture and Garden: A study in Roman space
15 October Prof Marc Waelkens (Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven)
Sagalassos and Rome
29 October Dr Mark Bradley (University of Nottingham)
The Colour Purple in Ancient Rome
5 November Dr Jane Fejfer (Copenhagen)
Marble Mania: Sculptural Materiality and Roman Cyprus
19 November Dr Jon Coulston (University of St Andrews)
Still Life in Stone? Roman Triumph and Barbarian Defeat
on the Pedestal Reliefs of Trajan’s Column
26 November Prof Paul Zanker (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Living with Myths in Pompeii and Beyond
All are welcome!
Enquiries: contact sophie.lunn-rockliffe AT kcl.ac.uk or peter.stewart AT courtauld.ac.uk
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Ancient ³Unspeakable Vice² and Modern Pedagogy:
Talking about Homosexuality in Classical Antiquity in the 21st Century
2011 Annual Meeting of the APA, San Antonio, TX
Sponsored by the Lambda Classical Caucus. Organized by Konstantinos P.
Nikoloutsos (Berea College) and John P. Wood (University of
In E. M. Foster¹s novel Maurice, published posthumously in 1971 and
turned into a film in 1987, two young men in early 20th century England,
strongly attracted to each other, attend a class at Cambridge University
during which they translate Plato¹s Symposium. When a student reaches a
passage on same-sex love, the instructor says in a flat toneless voice:
³Omit: a reference to the unspeakable vice of the Greeks.²
Although a century later the picture has changed and ancient accounts of
homosexuality are more freely discussed in academia, prejudice against
and misinformation on the sexual practices of the Greeks and Romans
continue to persist. The 2011 LCC panel is soliciting papers that
discuss the challenges of teaching such texts at university level and
provide feedback on the responses they provoke among students. Questions
that individual papers may address include but are not limited to the
€ What pedagogical methods and interpretive tools (e.g., social theory,
feminist theory, queer theory, psychoanalytical theory) do we employ in
teaching what is nowadays considered to be nonnormative sexuality?
€ What are the sources that we regularly use to demonstrate the sexual
plurality of the ancient world and increase awareness about the
nonuniversality of modern sexual practices? Are some texts less suitable
than others? What are the criteria for creating a textual canon, if any
(e.g., the content of the piece, the complexity of ideas expressed in
it, its author and genre, the familiarity of the students with it, or
simply a personal fondness of the instructor for a particular text)?
€ What are the benefits of exposing students to ancient texts that are
critical of same-sex desire?
€ How do we effectively teach the transition (in terms of both
similarity and difference) from Greek and Roman sexual ethics to that of
late antiquity described in the texts of the Church Fathers? How do we
incorporate Greek and Roman accounts in a syllabus on homosexuality
throughout the ages?
€ How can we draw on ancient attitudes to homosexuality to inform modern
debates on homophobia, xenophobia, racism, and same-sex marriage?
Abstracts of one page in length are due by February 1, 2010. Please do
not send abstracts to the panel organizers. Email them to Nancy
Rabinowitz at nrabinow AThamilton.edu. All abstracts will be refereed
anonymously. Questions can be addressed to Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos
at Konstantinos_Nikoloutsos AT berea.edu.
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The Oxford Roman Economy Project will be hold a confererence on Trade, Commerce and the State on 1-3 October, 2009 at the Stelios Ioannou Centre for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford.
For the programme and instructions of registration, please see:
We’ll see if that whole Paris/Menelaus takeover was worth it, no doubt …
ante diem viii kalendas octobres
- 15 A.D. — birth of the future emperor Vitellius (?)
Excerpts from an item in the Telegraph:
The group, believed to be descendants of Alexander the Great’s invading army, were shielded from conservative Islam by the steep slopes of their remote valleys.
While Sikhs, Hindus, and Christians were slowly driven out of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province by Muslim militants, the Kalash were free to drink their own distilled spirits and smoke cannabis.
But the militant maulanas of the Taliban have finally caught up with them and declared war on their culture and heritage by kidnapping their most devoted supporter.
Taliban commanders have taken Professor Athanasion Larounis, a Greek aid worker who has generated £2.5 million in donations to build schools, clinics, clean water projects and a museum.
They are now demanding £1.25 million and the release of three militant leaders in exchange for his safe return.
Confirmation of the Taliban’s role in his kidnapping came as their leader Mullah Omar urged American and Nato leaders to learn from the history of Alexander the Great’s invasion of Afghanistan and his defeat by Pushtun tribesmen in the 4BC.
Bizarre .. FWIW, of all those groups claiming descent from Alexander,the Kalash are the only ones whose DNA seems to back up the claim. … [correction: the link there suggests the Kalash aren't related, based on DNA]
UPDATE: (04/10/10): Dr Larounis has been freed: Kidnapped Greek curator is freed by Taliban | BBC
- rites in honour of Latona at the Theatre of Marcellus
- Mercatus — those cupboards must have been really empty!
- 484 B.C. — Birth of Euripides (?)
- 480 B.C. — Athenian naval forces under Themistocles defeat Xerxes’ Persian force in the narrows of Salamis (one reckoning)
- 63 B.C. — birth of Octavius, the future emperor Augustus
- 25 B.C. — dedication of the Temple of Neptune (and associated rites thereafter)
- 23 B.C. — restoration of the temple of Apollo in the Campus Martius (and associated rites thereafter)
- 117 A.D. — martyrdom of Thecla
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Department of Classics & Ancient History Research Seminar
Seminars are held in the Classics Seminar Room, G37, 11 Woodland Road, and start at 4.10 p.m. except where noted. All welcome, especially postgraduate students; any queries, please contact n.d.g.morley AT bris.ac.uk.
6th October: Neville Morley (Bristol): ‘Thucydides and the Idea of History’
13th October: Mercedes Aguirre (Complutense, Madrid): ‘The Greek Flood Myth: Deucalion and Pyrrha’
20th October: Ellen O’Gorman (Bristol): ‘Myth, History and Vergil’s Dido’
3rd November: Emily Pillinger (Institute Fellow): ‘Prophetic voices in mythic narratives: making sense of "hindsight as foresight".’
17th November: 4.30pm: Charles Martindale (Bristol): ‘Performance, Reception, Aesthetics’
25th November: 4 pm: half-day conference on ‘Hildegard of Bingen: music, poetry, and medieval monastic tradition’, organised by Steve D’Evelyn. Victoria Rooms.
1st December: John Sellars (UWE): ‘The Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius’
8th December: Peter France (Edinburgh) on Translation. Event organised by the Penguin Archive project, time and venue tbc.
9th December: half-day conference on Translation, organised by the Penguin Archive project.
12th January: Bella Sandwell (Bristol): ‘A cognitive approach to John Chrysostom’s homilies on Genesis’
27th January: 2 pm: half-day conference on Myths and their Variants, organised by Richard Buxton; featuring Emma Aston (Reading), Daniel Ogden (Exeter), Alberto Bernabe (Madrid), Ken Dowden (Birmingham)
All Roads Lead From Rome : The Classical (non)Tradition in Popular Culture
9th April 2010
Department of Classics at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New
Keynote speaker: Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania.
The aim of this conference is to bring together papers that consider the
many ways that classics informs the world around us. What is reception?
Where does it fit within the discipline? Where do we find Classical
influence in modern culture? How do modern uses of the ancient world
change the way we think about antiquity? The Classics Graduate Student
Organization at Rutgers University is delighted to invite submissions for
papers that explore and expand ideas of classical reception from graduate
students in the fields of classics and related fields, such as film
studies; comparative literature; English; cultural studies; history;
American studies; women’s and gender studies; philosophy and art history.
The organizers especially encourage papers that examine forms of reception
in popular culture, broadly construed, such as song lyrics; modern
literature; modern art; architecture; furniture and decorative objects;
toys; poetry; theatre and performance; politics and political rhetoric;
computer and video games; texts (lost) in translation; opera; the history
of classical scholarship; science fiction; uses of the classics in
education; television; fashion design; YouTube; comics and cartoons.
Papers should last twenty minutes; abstracts are limited to 300 words.
Please specify in your cover e-mail whether you will need any presentation
aids, such as a projector.
The deadline for abstracts is 30th November 2009. Abstracts and queries
should be sent to lizgloyn AT eden.rutgers.edu. Authors of accepted papers
will be notified by 31st December 2009.
- Mercatus — the Romans continue the shopping spree
- 479 B.C. — the Persian general Mardonius is killed in the Battle of Plataea (source? … seems a little late)
- 36 B.C. — the triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus agrees to retire after losing all his military support to Octavian
- 19 B.C. — another (less likely) date for the death of Virgil
- 130 (129?) A.D.– birth of Galen (still not sure of the ultimate source for this date)
- 259 A.D. — martyrdom of Digna and Emerita at Rome
- 287 A.D. — martyrdom of Maurice and companions
- 1999 — death of Chester Starr