CFP: Hierarchy/ies in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama

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‘Hierarchy/ies in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’


We are happy to announce the Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Greek and Roman Drama, co-organised by the APGRD, University of Oxford and the University of London. This two-day event will take place on Monday 18th June at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (University of Oxford) and Tuesday 19th June at The Central School of Speech & Drama (University of London).


Organised by postgraduates, this annual symposium focuses on the reception of Greek and Roman drama, exploring the afterlife of ancient dramatic texts through re-workings of Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy by writers and practitioners. Speakers from a number of countries will give papers on the reception of Greek and Roman drama. This year’s guest respondent is Professor Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland).


Postgraduates from across the globe working on the reception of Greek and Roman drama are welcome to participate, as are those who have completed a doctorate but not yet taken up a post. The Symposium is open to speakers from different disciplines, including researchers in the fields of classics, modern languages and literature, or theatre studies.

Practitioners are welcome to contribute their personal experience of working on ancient drama. Papers may also include demonstrations. Undergraduates are very welcome to attend.

Those who wish to offer a short paper (20 mins) or performative presentation on ‘Hierarchy/ies in the Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Drama’ are invited to send an abstract of up to 200 words outlining the proposed subject of their discussion to postgradsymp AT by Thursday 30th MARCH 2012 AT THE LATEST (please include details of your current course of study, supervisor and academic institution).

There will be no registration fee but participants will have to seek their own funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

This year’s organisers are Brad Wilson (Oxford), Dan Goad (London). CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES: postgradsymp AT

JOB: Princeton: Generalist (1 Year)

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The Department of Classics at Princeton University invites applications
for a one-year lectureship, to begin on September 1, 2012. The
successful candidate will teach introductory and upper level
undergraduate courses in Greek and in Latin. He or she will also advise
advanced undergraduates on independent projects covering a variety of
topics. It is expected that the candidate will have the PhD in hand by
September 1, 2012.

Interested candidates should apply online at
with a cover letter describing their teaching experience and
interests, CV, a sample of scholarly writing (not more than 20 pages),
and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full
consideration, please apply by March 15, 2012.

Video: Pergamon and its Maritime Satellite Elaia

Penn Museum has put up a video of Dr.Felix Pirson’s lecture on Pergamon and environs … here’s the official description:

The Pergamon-Excavation of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) looks back to a history of more than 130 years reflecting various trends in archaeological research. Currently, the layout of the city as a whole, its relation with the suburban areas and with the territory are major points of interests. Such an approach needs to look far beyond Pergamon itself, but has to include neighbouring cities such as Elaia, which became the main anchorage of the Hellenistic capital. The aim of the paper is to present first results of the new research program and to show how modern field archaeology produces data for spatial approaches currently discussed in the humanities. In this context, a particular focus will be laid on the 2010-excavtions of so-called natural sanctuaries at Pergamon and on the tumuli (gravemounds) of Pergamon.

Additionally, the German Pergamon excavation has a long-lasting and outstanding record in conservation projects. The paper will give an impression of our work at the Temple of the Egyptian Gods (The Red Hall) and present the latest results.


Reviews from BMCR

  • 2012.02.31:  Katharina Roettig, Die Träume des Xerxes: zum Handeln der Götter bei Herodot. Studia classica et mediaevalia, Bd 2
  • 2012.02.30:  Sabrina Inowlocki, Claudio Zamagni, Reconsidering Eusebius: Collected Papers on Literary, Historical, and Theological Issues. Vigiliae Christianae, supplements, 107
  • 2012.02.29:  Thomas Harrison, Writing Ancient Persia. Classical essays.
  • 2012.02.28:  Gabriella Vanotti, Il lessico Suda e gli storici greci in frammenti. Atti dell’incontro internazionale, Vercelli, 6-7 novembre 2008. Themata 6.
  • 2012.02.27:  Rodolfo Funari, Corpus dei papiri storici greci e latini. Parte B: storici latini. 1. Autori noti. Vol. 1: Titus Livius.
  • 2012.02.26:  Ian C. Storey, Fragments of Old Comedy, Volume III: Philonicus to Xenophon; adespota. Loeb classical library, 515.
    Ian C. Storey, Fragments of Old Comedy, Volume II: Diopeithes to Pherecrates. Loeb classical library, 514.
    Ian C. Storey, Fragments of Old Comedy, Volume I: Alcaeus to Diocles. Loeb classical library, 513.