CONF: Filosofia e Arte Nella Tarda Antichita

International Seminar

Catania, 8-9 November 2012
Department of Humanities
Monastero dei Benedettini
Coro di notte

Thursday November 8th 2012
h. 9:30 – session 1


Chairperson: Francesco Romano

Aldo Brancacci (Università di Roma TorVergata), Musica e filosofia nel De musica di Aristide Quintiliano

Tea and coffee

Sebastian F. Moro Tornese (Royal Holloway, University of London), Musical aesthetics and the transformation of the soul in Neoplatonism

h. 12:15 Guided tour of the Monastery by Officine Culturali

h. 13:30 Lunch

h. 15:00 – session 2

Chairperson: Aldo Brancacci

Anne Sheppard (Royal Holloway, University of London), “To see a world in a grain of sand”: Proclus’ literary theory and aesthetics

Pierre Destrée (Université catholique de Louvain), Philodemus and the late Neoplatonists on Aristotle’s Katharsis

Tea and coffee

Alessandro Stavru (Berlin, Freie Universität), Ekphrasis e verosimiglianza nelle EIKONEΣ di Filostrato il vecchio

h. 18:30 Excursions (via dei Crociferi, Piazza del Duomo)

h. 20:00 Dinner

Friday November 9th 2012
h. 9:15 – session 3

chaiperson: Maria Barbanti

Daniele Iozzia (Università di Catania), «Come mai l’oro è bello?»: Plotino, Enn. I 6 (1) 1, 34 e i Cappadoci

Tea and coffee

Concetto Martello (Università di Catania), “Pulchrum” e “pulchritudo” in Giovanni Eriugena

h. 13:30 Lunch

Participants: R. Loredana Cardullo, Giovanna R. Giardina, Giovanni Lombardo, Chiara Militello, Andrea Vella, Valentina Aruta, Daniele Granata, Gianfranco Iannizzotto, Ivan Licciardi, Giuseppe Muscolino.

For enquiries or further information please contact Dr Daniele Iozzia: iozziad AT

Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews

  • 2012.10.24:  Mark J. Johnson, Robert Ousterhout, Amy Papalexandrou, Approaches to Byzantine Architecture and its Decoration: Studies in Honor of Slobodan Ćurčić.
  • 2012.10.23:  Stefano Caciagli, Poeti e società: comunicazione poetica e formazioni sociali nella Lesbo del VII/VI secolo a. C. Opera vincitrice del premio Giuseppe Cevolani per il 2011. Supplementi di Lexis, 64
  • 2012.10.22:  Olga Tellegen-Couperus, Law and Religion in the Roman Republic. Mnemosyne supplements. History and archaeology of classical antiquity, 336.
  • 2012.10.21:  Wolfgang de Melo, Plautus IV: The Little Carthaginian; Pseudolus; The Rope. Loeb classical library, 260.
  • 2012.10.20:  Marie Louise von Glinski, Simile and Identity in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
  • 2012.10.19:  Response: Versnel on Bonnet on Versnel, Coping with the Gods.
  • 2012.10.18:  Richard Holway, Becoming Achilles: Child-Sacrifice, War, and Misrule in the Iliad and Beyond. Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches.
  • 2012.10.17:  William Bowden, Richard Hodges, Butrint 3: Excavations at the Triconch Palace. Butrint archaeological monographs, 3.
  • 2012.10.16:  Response: Nardelli on Dasen on Budin, Images of Woman and Child.
  • 2012.10.15:  Francis Cairns, Roman Lyric: Collected Papers on Catullus and Horace. Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, Bd 301.
  • 2012.10.14:  Rodney G. Dennis, Michael C. J. Putnam, The Complete Poems of Tibullus: an En Face Bilingual Edition / Albius Tibullus, Lygdamus, and Sulpicia.
  • 2012.10.13:  James H. Richardson, The Fabii and the Gauls. Studies in Historical Thought and Historiography in Republican Rome. Historia Einzelschriften, 222.
  • 2012.10.12:  Sotera Fornaro, L’ora die Antigone dal nazismo agli ‘anni di piombo’. Drama: Studien zum antiken Drama und seiner Rezeption, NS, Bd 9.
  • 2012.10.11:  Antonio Aloni, Massimiliano Ornaghi, Tra panellenismo e tradizioni locali: nuovi contributi. Orione, 4.
  • 2012.10.10:  Jörg Rüpke, The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine: Time, History, and the Fasti. (Translated by David M. B. Richardson; originally published 1995)

CFP: Death, the Cultural Meaning of the End of Life

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Second Call for Papers: LUCAS Graduate Conference Death, the Cultural
Meaning of the End of Life

Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society – 24–25 January, 2013

The theme of the second international Graduate Conference is Death, the
Cultural meaning of the End of Life, and aims to explore how death has been
represented and conceptualized, from classical antiquity to the modern age,
and the extent to which our perceptions and understandings of death have
changed (or remained the same) over time. The wide scope of this theme
reflects the historical range of LUCAS’s (previously called LUICD) three
research programs (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early
Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies), as well as the
intercontinental and interdisciplinary focus of many of the institute’s
research projects.

The LUCAS Graduate Conference welcomes papers from graduate students from
all disciplines within the humanities. The topic of your proposal may
address the concept of death from a cultural, historical, classical,
artistic, literary, cinematic, political, economic, or social viewpoint.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Joanna Woodall, Courtauld Institute of Art, United Kingdom
Professor Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2012.

Papers can be submitted to the general theme or you can (co-)organize your
own panel. Please send your proposal (max. 300 words) to present a 20-
minute paper to lucasconference2013 AT
You will be notified whether or not your paper has been selected by 1
December, 2012.

Registration fee: €45

Organization: Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS),
Leiden University.

For more information:

CONF: Lampeter Classics and Ancient History Research Seminars

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University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (Lampeter)

School of Classics

Research Seminars, 2012-13

Please find below the details of our research seminars for the coming year. Seminars begin at 6 pm, and take place in the Founders’ Library. They’re usually followed with drinks and a trip to a local restaurant.


Dr Kyle Erickson (TSD), Playing with the Gods: Antiochus IV and the Seleucid Pantheon


Dr Simon Mahony (UCL), Digitising Scholarly Resources for Classics


Professor Richard Seaford (Exeter), TBA


Dr Matthew Cobb (TSD), The Wild, Wild, East: Romans on the Frontier of Egypt


Professor Catherine Steel (Glasgow), The Roman Senate


Dr Guy Bradley (Cardiff), Questions in the Demography and Economy of Early Rome

21 or 28/3/13 (date to be confirmed)

Professor Andrew Lintott (Oxford), The Forum and Comitium as Legal Spaces

Please note that Professor Lintott’s paper is the second City of Rome Project Annual Lecture. For more information about the project, please visit

If you’d like to come, and need accommodation, please do get in touch (j.richardson AT

JOB: Generalist @ UManitoba

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The Department of Classics, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary position at the rank of Instructor I or Instructor II. The successful candidate will teach between six and eight three-credit-hour courses per year, depending upon the responsibilities which s/he is assigned for academic service. The courses will normally include some combination of the Department’s first-year Classical Studies survey courses (Introduction to Ancient Greek Culture and Introduction to Ancient Roman Culture), its survey course in Greek and Roman Mythology, and its introductory and intermediate courses inancient Greek and Latin. Duties will also include student advising, public outreach and service to the Department, Faculty and University. The appointee will be an experienced instructor with a demonstrable record of superior teaching, and applicants are required to show special interest, ability andsuccess in teaching introductory courses. Those who have made or are likely to make pedagogical contributions to the discipline through the scholarship ofteaching and/or their development and dissemination of teaching materials will be at an advantage. A completed PhD in Classics is preferred. The effective date of the appointment will be July 1, 2013.

The Department of Classics at the University of Manitoba currently has a vigorous staff complement of 6 permanent members with professorial rank. This complement is regularly augmented by part-time and/or temporary lecturers, instructors and teaching assistants. The Department offers undergraduate major and minor programs in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies and an M.A. in Classics. Further information on the Department is available at

Starting salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples,persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and gender, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of referencesent directly by the referees. Candidates must also include evidence of effective teaching, preferably in the form of a teaching dossier. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Mark Joyal, Chair, Department of Classics Search Committee, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2M8. Tel: (204) 474-9502; FAX (204) 474-7658 E-mail: m.joyal AT

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2012. Applications, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act“ (Manitoba). Please note that C.V.s may be provided to participating members of the search process.

This Day in Ancient History: pridie idus octobres

pridie idus octobres

  • rites in honour of the Penates Dei — the Penates Dei were originally the penates who watched over the storehouse of the king (when Rome had such, obviously); at some point, the Penates Dei came to be identified with Castor and Pollux, but they still had a temple under their own name on the Velian hill which was apparently restored by Augustus.
  • 223 A.D. — martyrdom of Calixtus