CFP: Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama …

Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

A Special Issue of Comparative Drama

Proposals are invited for essays on the translation, performance, and reception of ancient Greek drama in the period between and around the two world wars—so, very broadly speaking, 1900 to 1950. Essays that have an international focus or dimension are particularly encouraged: for example, discussions of translations and adaptations which engage with international politics; considerations of intercontinental trends in Greek play performance; or essays on the various receptions of internationally touring productions (such as Max Reinhardt’s Oedipus, 1910–12, Harley Granville-Barker and Lillah McCarthy’s American tour of Trojan Women and Iphigenia in Tauris, 1915). This special issue, which will be published in late 2010, seeks to encourage and promote research into engagements with Greek drama after the Victorian era and before the 1960s, a significant and interesting period which—though often overlooked—repays close study.

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent by 30 April 2009 to Amanda Wrigley, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3LU, UK or to amanda.wrigley AT

Comparative Drama (ISSN 0010-4078) is a scholarly journal devoted to studies international in spirit and interdisciplinary in scope; it is published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) at Western Michigan University (member, Council of Editors of Learned Journals).


Cleaning out the rest of the inbox …

A new roof for Newport Roman Villa:

Coverage of Richard Seaford’s thoughts about Greek money at the Classical Association:

Coverage of the “Subversive Classics” session at Princeton:

Latin in a Nottingham primary school:

Ancient Greek in a Lexington grade school (!):

Coverage of the Caesar: the man, the deeds, the myth exhibition (I haven’t found much more on the web yet for this exhibition, which is almost over!):

Another exhibition with a bit of ClassCon is Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum:

New at Project Muse:

Interesting article by Amelia Sparavigna:

Larry Hurtado in Slate:

Brief feature on the tunnel of Eupalinos on Samos:

The Classics Online Gateway is a UK outreach effort that looks emulatable …

CONF: Agricola Day

Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

Day of seminars on Tacitus’ Agricola

Wednesday May 27th 2009, in Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue

11. 15–11.20 STEPHEN OAKLEY, Welcome
11. 20–12.45 TONY WOODMAN, The preface + DISCUSSION
12. 45–1.30 LUNCH
1. 30–2.25 CHRIS WHITTON, The voice of Cicero in the Agricola + DISCUSSION
2. 30–3.30 MYLES LAVAN, Slavishness in Britain and Rome + DISCUSSION
3. 30–4.00 TEA
4. 00–4.45 PHILIP HARDIE, Fama in the Agricola + DISCUSSION
4. 45–5.20 STEPHEN OAKLEY, How did Calgacus read his Sallust? + DISCUSSION
5. 20–5.30 BREAK
5. 30–6.45 CHRIS KRAUS, The ethnography (introducing a draft on chapters 10–12 of the commentary which she and Tony Woodman are writing on the Agricola for CUP) + DISCUSSION
6.45–7.30 DRINKS

Anyone interested in the Agricola is welcome. A buffet lunch and drinks after the conference will be provided free of charge for those who notify Stephen Oakley (spo23 AT of their intention to attend. The speakers will be taken out for dinner; others are welcome to come (at their own expense).

CONF: Lucretius in the European Enlightenment

Lucretius in the European Enlightenment

A Conference hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology

The University of Edinburgh

3 – 4 September 2009

For more information and registration details, see

Provisional Programme:

David Butterfield (W.H.D. Rouse Research Fellow, Christ’s College, Cambridge):
‘Lucretius’ De rerum natura and classical scholarship in the eighteenth century’

Gianni Paganini (Professor of the History of Philosophy, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy):
‘Lucretius and Bayle’

Ann Thomson (Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Université de Paris 8 – Denis Diderot):
‘Lucretius and la Mettrie’

Catherine Wilson (Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Andrew Heiskell Research Scholar, The City University of New York Graduate Center):
‘Lucretius and Rousseau’

Avi Lifshitz (Lecturer in History, University College London):
‘Lucretius and German debates over the origins of language, c. 1750’

Wolfgang Pross (Professor of German and Comparative Literature, University of Berne, Switzerland):
‘»Atheorum antistes et oraculum«: Enemies of Lucretius in the European Enlightenment’

James Harris (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of St. Andrews):
‘Lucretius and Hume’

Alan Kors (George H. Walker Term Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania):
‘Lucretius and d’Holbach’

Mario Marino (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena):
‘Lucretius and Herder’.

Ernst A. Schmidt (Emeritus Professor of Classics, University of Tübingen):
‘Lucretius and Wieland’

Glenn Most (Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa/ Professor, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago):
‘Lucretius and the sublime in the eighteenth century’

Conference organisers:

Thomas Ahnert (History)
Hannah Dawson (History and Philosophy)
Michael Lurie (Classics)

CONF: Plato’s Timaeus and its Legacy in Stoicism

Plato’s Timaeus and its legacy in Stoicism

A workshop to be held in the School of Classics, University of St Andrews, on Saturday 9 May

Jenny Bryan (Cambridge)
‘The Stoics on nature and necessity’

Sarah Broadie (St Andrews)
‘The Timaeus and the Stoics on individual responsibility’

Paul Scade (Pittsburgh)
‘Divine mathematics in the Timaeus and the Stoa’

Christopher Gill (Exeter)
‘The Stoics and Plato’s Timaeus on the relationship between ethics and physics’

This will be the second of two workshops on Plato’s legacy in Stoicism. The project is funded by
the British Academy.

All are welcome. There is no registration fee for the workshop, but please contact Alex Long
(agl10 AT if you wish to attend.

Bursaries for Graduate Students

The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies is generously providing bursaries for
postgraduate attendance. The bursaries will contribute towards or cover the costs of travel to St
Andrews from elsewhere in the UK. Applications for these bursaries should be sent by email
(agl10 AT or in writing to Alex Long, School of Classics, Swallowgate, St Andrews,
Fife, KY16 9AL.

Applications should include

1) a statement of your research interests and a short explanation of why attendance at the
workshop would benefit your research
2) an estimate of your travel expenses
3) a brief letter in support of your application from your supervisor.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 April 2009.

Further details at