Make Suggestions About the New Edition of Wheelock!

posted with permission of Dr. Lafleur:

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

seen on the Classicists list:

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

seen on the Classicists list:

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

seen in the Canadian Classical Bulletin:

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.