CONF: Glasgow Research Seminar, 2009-10

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Dear colleagues – Please find below the programme of
research seminars hosted by the Department of Classics at the University
of Glasgow for the coming session. As always, everyone is very welcome
to attend! Please do contact me if you have any queries about the
programme, or if you’d like to meet any of the speakers over dinner
following the seminar.
The full programme for 2009-10 is also available on our website:


Seminars take place at 5 p.m. (unless otherwise advertised) on alternate
Tuesdays during term in the Murray Room (Room 410), 65 Oakfield Avenue.
All are very welcome to attend, and to join us and the speaker for
drinks and dinner afterwards; for further details please contact Luke

29th September 2009 John Bollan (University of Glasgow)
Blood-stained Hearths and Altars: Religious Evocations of Violent Death
in the 80s BC

13th October 2009 Keith Rutter (University of Edinburgh)
Coins and Cultures in Western Sicily

27th October 2009 John Marincola (Florida State University)
Virgil and the Spoils of Empire

10th November 2009 Sarah Knight (University of Leicester)
Student Milton

24th November 2009 Michael Squire (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
Visualising Epic on the Iliad Tablets
Joint meeting with the Classical Association of Scotland Glasgow & West
Centre: meeting starts at 7:30pm.

8th December 2009 Richard King (University of Glasgow)
Individuals, Soul and Memory in the Philebus

19th January 2010 Maria Pretzler (Swansea University)
Skirting around Ithaka: Establishing Credibility in Ancient Travel

2nd February 2010 Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London)
Tacitus and the Ruins of Rome

16th February 2010 Karla Pollmann (University of St. Andrews)
Christianizing Epicurus: Reception, Norm and Ideology in Latin Late

2nd March 2010 Lisa Hau (University of Glasgow)
The Narrator and Narratee in Diodorus Siculus

16th March 2010 Stephen Heyworth (Wadham College, Oxford)
locum tua tempora poscunt: Topography in Ovid’s Fasti

JOB: Charles Tesoriero Lectureship in Latin (UNew England – Australia)



The multi-disciplinary School of Humanities at the University of New England has enjoyed a vibrant research culture and an enviable reputation in teaching over many decades.
We are seeking an appointee who can actively contribute to a School with strengths in Ancient, Medieval and Modern History, Classical Languages, Philosophy, Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, Political and International Studies and Studies in Religion.

The successful applicant will be expected to follow a research program in Latin, to teach Latin at all undergraduate levels (from ab initio to Honours), and to supervise Honours and Postgraduate Research students. A commitment to work as part of a team to develop innovative and flexible approaches to teaching classical languages to both on-campus and distance education students is also required.
Applicants must have: a PhD in Latin or a related area; a commitment to teaching at tertiary level; and an emerging research and publication profile. The ability to teach Greek and/or Ancient History and/or Studies in Religion is desirable, as is the willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching approaches within the School. The willingness to contribute to the development of strands offered online in ecclesiastical Latin and New Testament Greek would also be desirable.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Lynda Garland, phone: (02) 6773 2794 or email: headshum AT For further information about the School visit:

Salary: $68,796 to $81,535 per annum (Lecturer)
plus 17% employer superannuation and optional salary packaging

Closing Date: 6 October 2009

Reference No: 209/XXX

An application package, including selection criteria that must be addressed, may be obtained from or by phoning Human Resource Services, (02) 6773 3972. Applications will be received up to 5pm on the closing date.

CONF: Zoroastrianism in the Levant

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Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is inaugurating a series of
conferences on the subject of "Zoroastrianism". These will be held every
four years at the University of Oxford. The first in the series will take
place in 2010 and explore how "Zoroastrianism in the Levant" interacted with
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Gnosticism and ancient Near Eastern
non-biblical religions. Other papers on Zoroastrianism outside the Levant
may be accepted if they include elements relevant to the main theme of the

Scholars are invited to submit papers in one of two categories:
1. Academic research in a paper allotted 45 minutes including discussion.
2. Short academic interventions presenting work in progress or brief notes
on the subject lasting 25 minutes including discussion.

Aram Society will form a scientific advisory committee to help with the
organisation of the conference and the editing of conference proceedings for
publication. We will confirm that we have received your proposal on receipt
of an abstract that should include the main sources consulted for the paper
and the time needed to deliver the communication. In order to allow for
discussion participants should speak for 35 or 20 minutes.

Papers will be accepted from accredited academics in the field and please
note that the committee will be very strict in only accepting papers
relevant to the conference theme. Finally the organising committee reserves
the right to reduce the length of a paper if necessary and all papers
submitted for publication are accepted subject to peer review.

All queries should be addressed to the conference secretary Dr Shafiq

Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, the Oriental Institute, Oxford
University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. ++1865-514041. Fax
++1865-516824. Email: aram AT

CONF: Round Table on Bronze Age Aegean Warfare

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Round Table on Bronze Age Aegean Warfare

University of Athens, 12-13 December 2009

The archaeology of warfare in the Bronze Age Aegean has been a favourite subject of research during past decades. Several sub-fields have been explored, such as technologies of weapons, representations and symbolism, burial customs, fortifications and the archaeology of trauma, amongst others. The year 2009 marks ten years since the publication of the Polemos (Aegaeum 19) volumes; since then, methodologies have developed, new finds have been discovered and important publications have enriched the scholarship on the subject.

In seeking to better comprehend the various aspects of Bronze Age warfare in the Aegean, a Round Table will take place in Athens on the 12th and 13th of December 2009. This workshop aims to bring together experts and scholars from diverse but related disciplines, present new information and provide a forum for constructive and fruitful discussion. Chronologically, the periods covered include the entire Bronze Age (from the Third Millennium down to 12th century B.C.) and geographically the whole of the Aegean region, including the coast of Asia Minor.

The workshop will be divided into the following sessions: Technology of weapons, burial customs and mortuary practices, iconography, theory of violence, fortifications and human osteology. Speakers include: T. Alusic, M. Georgiadis, Th. Giannopoulos, K.. Grigoropoulos, K. Harrell, M. Ivanova, B. Molloy, A. Nafplioti, S. OBrien, A. Papadopoulos, R. Schon, S. K. Smith and M. Liston, Th. Tselios and Ch. Vonhoff. The opening lecture will be given by Prof. S. Iakovidis.

The event will take place under the auspices of the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. There is no registration fee and it will be open to the public. The venue will be the Drakopoulos Conference Theatre of the University of Athens.

For further information, please contact us at warfare.workshop2009 AT or visit and for regular updates.

CONF: Moisa Epichorios: Regional Music and Musical Regions, Ravenna 1-3 October 2009

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(Moisa – International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage
IIIrd Annual Meeting)


Sala conferenze Dipartimento di Storie e Metodi per la Conservazione dei Beni Culturali
Via degli Ariani, 1 – Ravenna, Italy

Provisional Programme

Thursday, October 1st

14.30 Welcome and Opening Address

Ist Session – Local and Panhellenic in a Mobile Mediterranean

15.30 Ian Rutherford (Reading) – Local song versus Panhellenic song: a false dichotomy?
16.00 David Fearn (Warwick) – Choral Lyric and Sculpture: Local and Panhellenic Dimensions

16.30 Discussion

16.45 Barbara Kowalzig (London) – Arion in the West: musical innovation, trade and civic communities in the Archaic Mediterranean
17.15 Stelios Psaroudakis (Athens) – Musical instruments of the ancient Hellenes: inventions, influences and infiltrations
17.45 Andrew Barker (Birmingham) – Migrating myths: the case of the Libyan aulos

18.05 Discussion

18.30 Nina Almazova (St. Petersburg) – A Lyre on the ground: a vase-painting from the State Hermitage
18.45 Stefan Hagel (Wien) – Ptolemy’s homalón – a clue to local music?

19.05 Discussion
19.30 Welcome Drink

Friday, October 2nd

IInd Session – Athens the Epicentre?

8.30 Lucia Prauscello (Cambridge) and Peter Wilson (Sydney) – New Music coming into Athens rather than going out of it (tbc)
9.00 Edith Hall (London) – The geopolitics of metrical form in 5th-century Athenian theatre
9.30 Sheila Murnaghan (UPenn) – The Muse’s return: the restoration of foreign music in Athenian drama
Poster Ellen Van Keer (Brussels) – Local interpretations of mythical traditions about the music of aulos: texts and images

9.50 Discussion

10.15 Daniela Castaldo (Lecce) – Musical evidences in non-Attic pottery
10.45 Maria Broggiato (Rome) – Eratosthenes, Icaria and the origins of tragedy

11.05 Discussion
11.15 Break

IIIrd Session – ‘Orientalism’

11.45 Timothy Power (Rutgers) – Call of the wild: drums, cymbals, and ritual noise in classical Athens’ theatre
12.15 Mariella De Simone (Salerno-Naples) – La musica lidia nelle fonti greche: rappresentazioni ideologiche e dinamiche interculturali

12.35 Discussion

12.50 Anna Chiara Fariselli (Bologna-Ravenna) – Per un recupero del “sapere musicale” fenicio e punico attraverso le fonti scritte
13.10 Nicola Cucuzza (Genoa) – Musica a Creta fra Età del Bronzo ed epoca arcaica

13.30 Discussion
14.00 Lunch

IVth Session – The Peloponnese: Arkadia and Sparta

15.00 David Creese (British Columbia) – Even in Arcadia? Timotheus, Philoxenus and the geography of musical conservatism in the Second Sophistic
Posters Amedeo Visconti (Naples) – Una regione e la sua musica: il caso dell’Arcadia
Gianfranco Mosconi (Rome) – Note musicali a Polibio, iv 20-21: Eforo, gli Arcadi, la ‘vera musica’ del passato e la musica ‘nuova’

15.30 Claude Calame (Paris) – Traditions locales de la poésie érotique grecque: rituels musicaux à Sparte et à Lesbos au VIe siècle
16.00 Timothy Barnes (Toronto) – Lakonismos: the local transmission of the text of Alcman
16.20 Maria Paola Funaioli (Bologna-Ravenna) – Le canzoni spartane dell’esodo della Lisistrata (vv. 1244-72 e 1296-fin.)

16.40 Discussion
17.00 Break

Vth Session – Ancient Italy: Magna Grecia and Etruria

17.30 Antonella Provenza (Palermo) – The paean and Apollo’s cult in Magna Graecia: music therapy among the Early Pythagoreans
18.00 Marina F.A. Martelli (Milan) – L’italica armonia di Senocrate di Locri
Posters Angela Bellia (Palermo) – Mito, musica e rito nelle raffigurazioni dei pinakes del Persephoneion di Locri Epizefirii (VI – V sec. a.C.)
Anna Di Giglio (Foggia) – Strumenti a percussione nel mondo greco e magno greco: testimonianze letterarie e iconografiche
Giancarlo Germanà (Syracuse) – Gli dèi, gli uomini e la musica: analisi di un tema iconografico nelle importazioni attiche a Gela tra il VI ed il V secolo a.C.

18.20 Discussion

18.40 Carolyn Bowyer (London) – Etruscan trumpets
Poster Emiliano Li Castro (Viterbo) – Il cuore nascosto di Diòniso

19.00 Discussion
20.30 Dinner

Saturday, October 3rd

VIth Session – Musical Sanctuaries: Delphi, Epidauros, Ephesos

9.00 Egert Pöhlmann (Erlangen) – Poetry and music in Apollo’s sanctuary in Delphi from the 7th to the 2nd century B.C.
9.30 Pauline Le Ven (Yale) – Singing out of place: Isyllus’ paean to Epidaurian Asclepius

9.50 Discussion

10.10 Marcus Mota (Brasilia) – Fragments of an Archaic and noisy city: the soundscape of Ephesus according to Heraclitus

10.30 Discussion
10.50 Break

VIIth Session – Patronage and Locality

11.20 John Franklin (Vermont) – Kinyras and the musical stratigraphy of Early Cyprus
11.40 Federicomaria Muccioli (Bologna-Ravenna) – Culti cantati e culti musicali per i sovrani ellenistici. Prodromi, aspetti e problemi
Poster Paola Dessì (Bologna) – Musica nell’Egitto di Tolemeo Filadelfo
12.00 Giambattista D’Alessio (London) – L’ iscrizione lirica di Eraclea

12.30 Final Discussion
13.00 Lunch

The programme is also posted at and on the “Moisa” website (

Thanks to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, three student bursaries at £ 100 are available for students from the UK wishing to attend the conference. Please contact barbara.kowalzig AT if you would like to apply.

For further information please contact donatella.restani AT and barbara.kowalzig AT

For information on travel and accommodation please contact the organization bureau directly:
Tel. 0544 936711 – fax 0544 936717
crossi AT
maddalena.roversi AT
eleonoraxconti AT