Make Suggestions About the New Edition of Wheelock!

posted with permission of Dr. Lafleur:

SALVETE, VOS OMNES! I thought I’d let folks who may be interested know that, having completed the new Latin reader SCRIBBLERS, SCVLPTORS, AND SCRIBES (a companion to Wheelock and other introductory texts, scheduled for publication Winter 2010), I am continuing work on a new, 7th edition of WHEELOCK’S LATIN, which will be available in paperback and hard cover and is due out winter/spring 2011, in time for summer/fall adoptions; I would very much welcome constructive suggestions from past, current, and prospective Wheelock users, but OFF-LIST, please.

My editors at HarperCollins have generously provided the considerable latitude and resources I requested, so that the new edition will be much enhanced; there’ll be 30+ additional pages, ca. 80 illustrations (vs. the 40 currently), updated maps from the Ancient World Mapping Center at UNC, new and expanded readings (including inscriptions, graffiti, proverbs, and literary texts), a bit of conversational Latin too, an expanded end vocabulary, expanded and clarified grammatical explanations, expansions to the supplementary syntax section, new reading comprehension and translation tips, and an improved format, including totally new, more attractive fonts.

Again, I welcome and indeed solicit suggestions, which should be sent to me at rlafleur AT

Rick LaFleur

CFP: Classics Ireland

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Classics Ireland /is the journal of the Classical Association of Ireland whose members consist of those with a general interest in the Classical World including students, teachers and academics. It is published on an annual basis and contributions are welcome on all aspects of Classical Antiquity, especially if there is an Irish dimension, whether in the history of Classical scholarship or the reception of Classical values in Ireland. Contributions must be scholarly, but not technical and should appeal both to a wide readership and to the specialist. All Greek and Latin must be translated. Articles should not normally exceed 5,000 words and will be independently refereed before formal acceptance for publication. In addition, articles will be published on-line following the paper publication, at

Expressions of interest and all manuscripts should be addressed to the editor:

Brian Sheridan,
Department of Ancient Classics,
National University of Ireland,
Co. Kildare,

brian.sheridan AT

CONF: Cardiff Ancient History Research Seminars, autumn 2009

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School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University

All seminars are held in the Humanities Building, and start at 5.10 pm. All
welcome – for further information, please contact Ruth Westgate
(WestgateR AT

Monday 12 October
Adam Anders (Cardiff)
What are ‘Light’ Troops? Defining Roman Light Infantry
room 4.45

Monday 26 October
Ruth Westgate (Cardiff)
Party Animals: The Imagery of Status, Power and Masculinity in Greek Mosaics
(joint meeting with Cardiff & District Classical Association)
room 0.36

Monday 9 November
Shelley Hales (Bristol)
Cities of the Dead: Materialising the Lost in Nineteenth-Century Pompeii
room 4.45

Monday 23 November
Stephen Lambert (Cardiff)
The Construction of the Past in Athenian Inscriptions of the Fourth Century
room 4.45

Monday 7 December
Robert Parker (Oxford)
The Varieties of Greek Religious Experience
(joint meeting with Cardiff & District Classical Association and the
Hellenic Society)
room 0.36

JOB: Roman Society @ Memorial

seen in the Canadian Classical Bulletin:

The Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment. The department is particularly interested in candidates with research interests in Roman culture and society. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs in his/her research area and more generally in Greek and Latin language and Classical civilization. Applicants must provide evidence of teaching experience and a developed research profile. Ph.D. in hand or near completion preferred. All applications should include curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, statement of research plan, sample of academic writing, and the names with contact information of three people who can supply a letter of reference upon request. Applications should be directed to: Dr. T.J Allen, Department of Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1C 5S7; Phone: (709) 737-8593; Fax: (709) 737-2135; email: tallen AT For information about the Department of Classics, please visit our website at

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering di­verse undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. With over 185 regular faculty members in 16 academic departments and a wide variety of interdisciplinary major, minor and diploma programs, the Faculty of Arts offers breadth, depth and diversity. Counting around 5000 students with declared majors or minors, and with strong graduate programs, the Faculty is committed to providing solid teaching and research support to new appointees. The Faculty of Arts houses, among other units, the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), ISER Books and the Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork. It is also home to outstanding archival collections, including the Maritime History Archive, the Folklore and Language Archive and the Native Language Archive. Memorial’s Queen Elizabeth II Library has excellent holdings with the most extensive collection of journals in the region. Please see

NOTE: All applications should quote the appropriate position number as listed.

Tenure-Track positions will normally commence July 1, 2010, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. All positions normally require a completed doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline. A completed earned doctorate is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. (If a successful candidate has not completed an earned doctorate, he/she shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all the requirements for the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree). Letters of application should be sent to the Head of the appropriate department, accompanied by a current curriculum vitæ, a teaching dossier, the names and addresses of three persons who can supply a letter of reference, and such additional materials as may be specified below. The application must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Applications should reach the Head no later than November 10, 2009.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

JOB: Greek Lit. @ McGill (tenure track)

seen in the Canadian Classical Bulletin:

McGill University

The Department of History and Classics program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Ancient Greek language and literature, effective 1 August 2010. A primary research specialization in Greek Epic, Lyric or Drama is preferred. The successful candidate should hold a PhD and show promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research. The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses is required.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Professor John Zucchi, Chair, Department of History, McGill University, Lea 608, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2T7. The application deadline is 15 November 2009. We will conduct interviews at the January 2010 meeting of the American Philological Association in Orange County, CA in early January.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. McGill University is an English language institution, but knowledge of French would be considered an asset.

JOB: Ancient History at NIU (tenure track)

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The Department of History at Northern Illinois University invites
applications for an anticipated tenure-track assistant professorship
in Ancient Mediterranean History beginning August 16, 2010. Ph.D.
required at time of appointment; teaching experience preferred.
Ability to teach upper-division undergraduate courses in Ancient
Greece, Ancient Near East, and Ancient Rome; survey course in
Western Civ to 1500; and graduate courses in area of expertise. The
department and the university are committed to the principle of
diversity and encourage applications from candidates who can
contribute to this objective. Send letter of application, C.V.,
official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching
portfolio, and a chapter-length writing sample to Professor Nancy M.
Wingfield, Chair, Ancient History Search Committee, Department of
History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115. No
electronic submissions please. Review of applications will begin on
October 30 and continue until the position is closed. NIU is an AA/
EEO Institution.

CONF: Seminars at Reading: Autumn 2009

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Wed 21 Oct 2009 4 pm
Annalisa Marzano, University of Reading
‘Understanding the Roman Economy. Winter Navigation and Pastio Villatica for Export’
HumSS, Room 175

Wed 28 Oct 2009 4 pm
Duncan Kennedy, University of Bristol
‘A Neglected Classic? The Astronomica of Manilius’
HumSS, Room 175

Thu 5 Nov 2009 4 pm
Barbara Graziosi, University of Durham
‘Homer’s perception of time and space’
HumSS, Room 175
[Please note that this seminar will be held on Thursday.]

Wed 11 Nov 2009 4 pm
Tim Rood, University of Oxford
‘Dubya Anabasis: Xenophon and the Iraq War’
HumSS, Room 175

Wed 18 Nov 2009 4 pm
Roger Ling, University of Manchester
‘Theseus at the gates of the Labyrinth: interpreting a Pompeian painting"
HumSS, Room 175

Wed 25 Nov 2009 4 pm
William Fitzgerald, King’s College London
‘Interpreting Miscellany: Aulus Gellius’ Noctes Atticae’
HumSS, Room 175

Wed 2 Dec 2009 3 pm
A special seminar with
Roland Mayer, King’s College London
Matthew Nicholls, University of Reading
Peter Kruschwitz, University of Reading
HumSS, Room 175

For directions to the University of Reading, please see:

Please contact Ian Rutherford (i.c.rutherford AT for further information.

CONF: Research Seminars at Kent

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Classical & Archaeological Studies

Research Seminars 2009–2010

29 September, 7.30 pm, Grimmond Lecture Theatre 1

Dr Paul Bennett, Canterbury Archaeological Trust

‘Recent Archaeological Work in Kent’

15 October, 6.00 pm, Cornwallis NW SR12

Dr Dries Tys, Free University Brussels

‘Seen and unseen: maritime societies, their hinterland relations and the origin of Antwerp and Bruges, between the 7th and 12th centuries’

4 November, 5.15 pm, KLT5

Professor Judith Herrin, King’s College London

‘What is Byzantium?’

2 December, 4.00 pm, Cornwallis NW SR12

Professor Philip Betancourt, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University

‘Excavations at the Early Minoan I hilltop of Aphrodite’s Kephali, in eastern Crete’

All welcome.

For a map of the campus and directions to the University of Kent please see:

For Further information please contact Efrosyni Boutsikas (E.Boutsikas AT

JOB: Generalist at UMiami (tenure track)

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The Department of Classics at the University of Miami is seeking
candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant
Professor, to begin on August 15, 2010, in this, the nation’s youngest
Classics Department. The appointed individual will help in the building
of the program by teaching Latin and Greek (at all levels) and broad
survey courses of the literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world,
and by participating in various departmental activities. Prior teaching
experience preferred. A Ph.D. in Classics or related discipline by the
time of appointment is required.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and supporting materials,
including a writing sample, should be sent to: University of Miami
Classics Search Committee, Department of Classics, Ashe 521, Coral
Gables, FL 33124-4653. For inquiries, please call Ada Orlando at
305-284-6326 or email: aorlando AT DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Applicants should arrange for at least three confidential letters of
reference to be sent directly to the same address (hard copy please, not
email). The review of applications will begin on 1 October 2009, and
will continue until a suitable candidate is identified or the search is
closed. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.