Make Suggestions About the New Edition of Wheelock!

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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

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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)

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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.

CONF: Reception and the Gift of Beauty 8-9 July 2010

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Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition, University of
8-9 July 2010

Keynote Speaker: Professor William Desmond, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

This conference brings together two theories of interpretation, one now
well-established in literary studies–reception theory– and one still to
be developed in literary theory although being familiar in social science
and philosophy – gift theory.
We believe that the dialogue between reception theory and gift theory will
create openings for a recognition of the problem of beauty. Since beauty is
among the most contested concepts in literary studies, we encourage
dialogue and debate between the papers and amongst the participants.

In Cicero’s skeptical consideration of divination, the perception and
reception of natural beauty involves the compulsion to respond which is
characteristic of gift-exchange: ‘…the order of celestial things and the
beauty of the universe compel me to confess that there is some excellent
and eternal Being which deserves the respect and homage of the human race.’
As well as the compulsion to reciprocate, gift-theory offers other ideas
important to the perception and creation of beauty in texts.

Proposals for papers for this conference are warmly welcomed.
Topics could include:

- gift-exchange dramatized in discourses of sacrifice or friendship
-translation or allusion as modes of exchanging beauty
- excess, decadence, and hyperbole: rhetorical copia and responses to
-vision, illumination as the gift of knowledge, and appearances as seeing
and being
seen in Plato and the Platonic tradition
- the sublime, ancient and modern
-the perception and construction of ‘decus’ as both beauty and glory in
evocations of
patronage situations or monuments
- l’écriture féminine, composition as gift, and beauty and the body

This conference is part of the ‘Thinking Reciprocity’ series and will be
followed immediately by the conference ‘Desiring the Text, Touching the
Past: Towards an Erotics of Reception’ (Bristol, 10 July 2010). Reduced
fees will be offered to people attending both conferences.

Papers should be no more than 30 minutes in length. Abstracts should be
submitted by 1 February 2010 and should be 300 words long. If you have any
queries or wish to submit an abstract, please contact Stephen D’Evelyn at:
giftofbeautyconference AT

CONF: University of Exeter Research Seminars in Classics and Ancient History

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University of Exeter Classics and Ancient History Department Research Seminars – Autumn Term 2009.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4 pm (to 6pm) in Amory 417, followed by drinks in the Leventis Room (Amory 271), and dinner in the case of visiting speakers. All are welcome to come to the seminars, and also to drinks and dinner. Also included here are two Classical Association lectures, held on Thursdays at 5 pm in Amory 417, also followed by drinks in the Leventis room, to which all are welcome.

Seminar programme for this term: all speakers are staff or postgraduate students in the Department except as indicated.

Those coming from outside Exeter are advised to contact C.J.Gill AT Classics beforehand to make sure the seminar is taking place as scheduled.

Oct 8 2009: Eleanor Dickey: ‘Teaching Elementary Latin in Antiquity’

Oct 15 2009: Matthew Wright: ‘The Tragedian as Critic’.

Oct 22 2009: Matthew Nicholls (University of Reading): ‘Roman Libraries’.

Oct 29 2009: Classical Association Lecture (5 pm): John Wilkins: ‘Aristophanes, Clouds, and Global Warming’.

Nov. 5 2009: Chris Gill: ‘Galen on the Therapy of Emotions’.

Nov. 12 2009: Barbara Borg: ‘Athenian Identity in the First Century BC – Who Cares?’

Nov. 19 2009: Valeria Cinaglia: ‘Emotions, Perception and Understanding: Aristotle and Menander’.

Nov 26 2009: Classical Association Lecture (5 pm): Peter Wiseman:
‘The Fall of the Roman Republic – Was it Cicero’s Fault?’

Dec. 3 2009: ‘Rowan Fraser: The Tragedian and the Art of Supplication’.

Dec 10 2009: Martin Pitts (University of Exeter) and Rebecca Griffin (University of Liverpool):
‘The Impact of Inequality in Late Roman Britain: Connectivity, Materiality and Health Status’

CFP: Syllecta Classica

Syllecta Classica is a journal published annually by the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa. We specialize in long substantial articles, and have excellent facilities for reproducing maps, plans, and illustrations. Refereeing is double-blind, and every effort is made to reach a decision on a submission within two months. More details concerning Syllecta Classica can be found on the website

Questions may be addressed to the co-editors, Peter Green (peter-green-1 AT and Craig A. Gibson (craig-gibson AT

CONF: Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh 2009/2010

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Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh

Lecture series 2009-2010

All lectures take place in David Hume Tower (DHT), University of
Edinburgh. Meetings start at 7.00 pm. Open doors and drinks from 6.30 pm.
All welcome.

Monday 5th October 2009 (DHT, Faculty Room South)
DR RICHARD RAWLES, University of Edinburgh
Simonides and Aristophanes

Monday 2nd November 2009 (DHT, Faculty Room South)
DR CHRIS HAYWARD, University of Edinburgh
Construction stone supply and building in the Corinthia

Monday 7th December 2009 (DHT, Conference Room)
The West meets Byzantium: Unexpected outcomes of the Ferrara-Florence
Council in 1438-39

Monday 11th January 2010 (DHT, Faculty Room South)
MS MARGARET STEWART, Edinburgh College of Art
Athenian connections in the Edinburgh Cast Collection in the early
nineteenth century

Monday 1st February 2010 (DHT, Faculty Room South)
DR KEVIN DAWE, University of Leeds
Cretan music and identity in the 1990s

Monday 1st March 2010 (DHT, Faculty Room South)
DR GINA MUSKETT, World Liverpool Museum
The Graeco-Roman collections at World Museum Liverpool: past, present and

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

JOB: Hellenist @ Brown

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The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to
announce a search for a Hellenist (open rank). The area of specialization is
open, as is the rank (Assistant Professor to Full Professor). The successful
candidate will teach Greek language and literature as well as courses in
translation; courses in Greek history are also a possibility, depending on
the candidate’s specialty. Prerequisites for consideration include
distinction in scholarship and teaching in any aspect of Greek language,
literature, or history.

Candidates should submit a letter of application and a curriculum vitae,
including the names and contact information of at least five references for
tenured candidates, and three letters of recommendation for tenure-track

Applications should be sent to: Chair of the Hellenist Search Committee,
Department of Classics, Brown University, Box 1856, Providence, RI 02912,
USA. Review of applications will begin on November 1. The department will be
conducting interviews of candidates at the annual meeting of the American
Philological in Anaheim, in early January 2010. Inquiries may be directed to
David_Konstan At

Brown University is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages
applications from qualified women and under-represented minority candidates.

Podcast on Graeco-Arabic Studies

Bink Hallum and Uwe Vagelpohl discuss the formation of the Islamic civilisation through translation

Alchemy and alcohol are only two of the many Arabic words which came all the way to Albion. The word ‘alchemy’ had to travel a long distance: original a Greek term used in Hellenised Egypt, it passed into Arabic, Latin, French, and finally English. Translation made this transfer of ideas possible.

During the heyday of the Islamic empire in the eighth to tenth centuries, a massive translation movement from Greek into Arabic took place. Without it, our modern world would hardly be the same. No algebra and algorithms, for instance; no chemistry and no medicine as we know it. Islam itself would be unrecognisable, because Muslim theologians and lawyers used the tools of Greek logic and argumentation to develop their own disciplines.

Graeco-Arabic studies, a rapidly growing field within Classics, investigates this translation movement. Why were nearly all available Greek texts translated into Arabic? How did these translations lay the foundation for much of Muslim civilisation? And who were the people who produced them?

@ Warwick.

CFP: Death, Disasters, Downturn. The Archaeology of Crises (grad)

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Graduate Archaeology at Oxford and the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford invite the submission of proposals for papers and posters to an interdisciplinary conference titled "Death, Disasters, Downturn. The Archaeology of Crises." Oxford, 24-25 April 2010.

"From plagues to economic collapses, natural disasters to the deaths of loved ones, crisis, in its social, economic, psychological, biological, and ecological manifestations has indelibly shaped human existence. Since it is often in the breakdown of societies that the structures which composed them become clearest, crises provide an especially good window onto how groups have functioned historically. It can affect entire communities or single individuals; it can be confined to a singular time and space or it can reoccur episodically. As some of the most fascinating moments in human history, isolated cases or forms of crisis have been much-discussed among scholars within single fields. Rarely, however, have such debates crossed the boundaries of specific disciplines to be studied in a wider, over-arching context."

The goal of this conference is to start a discussion about the archaeological study of crises from across disciplines: sciences, archaeology, anthropology, ancient history. The questions we will raise are manifold: what constitutes a crisis? Which groups in the past have been most affected by crises? How can the archaeological record shed light on crises of various magnitudes? Most importantly, how can the archaeology of crisis be used to shed light on societies past and present?

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words in length and should be sent as attachments (in PDF format) to: gao AT
Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, 6 December 2009.
Selected papers will be published in a volume, as part of the GAO monograph series.

For further information visit: the GAO website (

CONF: Crisis on Stage:Tragedy and Comedy in Late Fifth-Century Athens

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3rdTrends in Classics Conference on Greek Drama

Crisis on Stage:

Tragedy and Comedy in Late Fifth-Century Athens

Thessaloniki, December 3-6, 2009 (Auditorium of the Archaeological Museum)

December 3, 2009

17.30-18.30: Reception – Registration

18.30-19.00: Opening Ceremony

Opening Keynote Address

19.00-19.30: Bernhard Zimmermann (University of Freiburg)

19.30-20.00: Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan), Philoctetes and Political Nostalgia

20.00-20.30: Guido Avezzu (University of Verona), The Crisis of Political Representation: Sophocles’ Philoctetes

20.30-21.00: Poulcheria Kyriakou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Kairos and Kratos: The Chorus of Philoctetes and Present Opportunity

December 4, 2009

10.00-10.30: Suzanne Said (Columbia University), Athens and Athenian Space in Oedipus at Colonus

10.30-11.00: Andrea Rodighiero (University of Verona), The Sense of Place: Oedipus at Colonus, ‘Political’ Geography and the Defense of a Way of Life

11.00-11.30: Richard Hunter (University of Cambridge), Euripides’ Ion: Nothing to Do with Nietzsche?

11.30-12.00: Claude Calame (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), Myth and Performance on the Attic Stage: Praxithea, Erechtheus, their Daughters and the Aetiology of Athenian Authochthony

12.30-13.00: Marco Fantuzzi (University of Macerata), The Dream of the Charioteer (728-803) in the Rhesus Ascribed to Euripides

13.00-13.30: Konstantina Gakopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Euripides’ Bakchen: Ende einer Epoche oder Beginn einer neuen?

13.30-14.00: Horst-Dieter Blume (University of Munster), Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis

14.00-14.30: Andreas Markantonatos (University of Peloponnese), Leadership in Action: Wise Policy and Firm Resolve in Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis

December 5, 2009

10.30-11.00: Alan Sommerstein (University of Nottingham), Problem Kids: Young Males and Society from Electra to Bacchae

11.00-11.30: Georgia Xanthakis-Karamanos (University of Peloponnese), The ‘Dionysiac’ Plays of Aeschylus and Euripides’ Bacchae: Re-Affirming Traditional Religion and Cult in Late Fifth-Century BC

11.30-12.00: Daniel Iakov (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Fragmenting the Self: Society and Psychology in Euripides’ Electra and Ion

12.30-13.00: Francis Dunn (University of California, Santa Barbara), Transcending Crisis: Metadrama and Metaphysics in Bacchant Women and Oedipus at Colonus

13.00-13.30: Anna Lamari (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), The Return of the Father:Euripides’ Antiope, Hypsipyle and Phoenissae

15.30-16.00: Patrick Finglass (University of Nottingham), Sophocles’ Theseus

16.00-16.30: Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina at Asheville), Genos, Gennaios and Athens in the Later Tragedies of Sophocles

16.30-17.00: Ioanna Karamanou (University of Peloponnese), Euripides’ ‘Family Reunion Plays’ and their Possible Socio-Political Affiliations

17.30-18.00: Roberto Nicolai (University of Rome, La Sapienza), Paradigmi Mitici in Euripide: La Crisi del Mito

18.00-18.30: Thalia Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Altruism, Sovereignty, and the Degeneration of Imperial Hegemony in Greek Tragedy and Thucydides

December 6, 2009

10.30-11.00: Anton Bierl (University of Basel), Women on the Acropolis: Comic Body-Politics, Ritual and Metaphor in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

11.00-11.30: Antonis Tsakmakis (University of Cyprus), Persians, Oligarchs and Festivals: The Date of Lysistrata and Thesmophoriazusae

11.30-12.00: Ian Storey (Trent University), Comedy and Crises

Closing Keynote Speech

12.30-13.00: David Rosenbloom (Victoria University of Wellington), The Subversive Stage: Democracy and its Discontents in Late Fifth-Century Drama

JOB: Generalist @ UGlasgow

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University of Glasgow
Faculty of Arts

Ref: 00049-3
Salary: £31,513 – £35,469

Classics at the University of Glasgow is a vibrant and growing department
within the Faculty of Arts. We currently have eight academic staff, an active
and lively community of postgraduates, and teach a range of courses to a
substantial number of undergraduates. Our research is focused on the
literature, history and culture of Greco-Roman antiquity and the ways in which
the subsequent cultural traditions have used and understood the ancient world.
We are inter-disciplinary in our approach, actively engaged in exploring
research collaborations across the disciplines. Our teaching combines an open-
ended enquiry-led pedagogy with traditional rigour in its approach to
disciplinary skills; the strength of our teaching is reflected in outstanding
NSS results.

We are looking to recruit someone with outstanding potential as a researcher.
You will be in a position to make a major contribution to the discipline
through actual and forthcoming publications and to develop your research
through successful research grant applications. You will be enthusiastic in
exploring the possibilities for research collaboration with colleagues in
other institutions and other disciplines and will have a clear understanding
of your research’s potential for Impact. You will grasp opportunities to
enhance the department’s overall research profile. Preference in this aspect
may be given to an ancient historian (broadly conceived), but applicants from
any area of the discipline are invited to demonstrate the intersection between
their own research and existing strengths.

Your teaching will demonstrate a consistent engagement with student learning
and an understanding of the range of pedagogical approaches to the discipline.
You will be willing to co-operate in team-taught courses and to teach flexibly
across a broad range of areas to support the department’s overall provision.
Details of our activities can be found on our website:

Informal enquiries about this post are welcome: please contact the head of
Department, Prof. Matthew Fox

Apply online at

Closing date: 30th October 2009

CFP: Cultural Memory and Religion in the Ancient City

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The University of Birmingham would like to invite papers from postgraduate
students and early career researchers for Day One of a colloquium, taking
place from the 5th to the 6th of July 2010 on:

Cultural Memory and Religion in the Ancient City

The possibilities offered by Cultural Memory as a methodological tool for
reading and understanding modes of behaviour in antiquity have been
steadily gaining currency in recent years. The aim of this
interdisciplinary colloquium is to bring together scholars and research
students working on the texts and material culture of the ancient world in
order to exchange ideas and approaches relating to using Cultural Memory
to analyse religion in various ancient urban contexts.

The colloquium will be arranged over two days; papers given on the first
day will explore new research by postgraduates and early careerists
currently working on Cultural Memory in ancient societies. On the second
day we will turn our gaze on Rome as a case study for lieux de mémoire
with papers given by invited scholars.

We warmly welcome papers from postgraduate or early career researchers on
any aspect of the theme of cultural memory and religion in the ancient
city. We encourage abstracts relating to any area of the ancient
Mediterranean from the third millennium BC to Late Antiquity. Potential
topics for papers could include but are not limited to:

• Religious traditions and the role of memory in their conception
and performance
• Architectural conceptions
• Geographical places of memory
• Memory and myth
• Religious commemoration of historical events

It is hoped that a combination of speakers from a variety of disciplines
and at different stages in their work and careers will generate some
fascinating and stimulating discussion that will be of use both to
individual research projects and to those who are interested in taking
more collaborative approaches. Our keynote speaker is Professor Karl
Galinsky (who is leading the Memoria Romana project at Ruhr University,
Bochum), and provisionally agreed invited speakers include Thomas
Kuhlmann, David Larmour, Maureen Carroll and Alain Gowing. It is
anticipated that selected papers will be published as part of a series of
Birmingham volumes on Cultural Memory.

Please send abstracts of c.300 words to Phoebe Roy (prr320) and
Juliette Harrisson (JGH139) by Friday, 8th January 2010.

CONF: Housman Revisited

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The Departments of English and of Greek & Latin

at University College London

warmly invite you to

an evening celebration of

the 150th Anniversary of A. E. Housman’s Birth

on Friday 20th November 2009.

Admission is FREE. No registration is required.

5-7 pm Cruciform Building (Lecture Theatre 2)

Talks by David Butterfield, Stephen Harrison, Peter Howarth and Norman Vance, followed by discussion.

7-8pm South Cloisters, Main UCL Building


The celebration is generously supported by the Housman Society and the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

For further information, see

or contact Antony Makrinos at the Department of Greek and Latin, University College London (Tel. 020 7679 7490, Email: a.makrinos AT