CONF: 2010 Classical Association Conference

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

On 22/12/2009 5:35 AM, Guy Bradley wrote:

Please note that the full programme and booking form for the 2010 Classical Association Conference in Cardiff are now available from the conference website at:

Booking for the conference opens on 4th January, 2010.

JOB: Oxford

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!): > Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship In Classical Language & Literature > St. John’s College, Oxford
> St. John’s College invites applications from suitably qualified > candidates for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching > Fellowship (without membership of Governing Body) in Classical > Languages and Literature, with effect from 1 October 2010. The > successful candidate will have research interests in the literature of > the Classical period (that is between ca. 800 BC and ca. AD 500), in > Ancient Greek and/or Latin, and the ability to teach a range of core > subjects in one, or, preferably, both, languages and their literatures. >
> The person appointed will teach undergraduates reading for the Honour > School of Literae Humaniores and the associated Joint Schools > (Classics and English, Classics and Modern Languages, Classics and > Oriental Studies) up to a maximum of eight hours each week during > term. He or she will take responsibility for the character, > organisation and delivery of all the College’s undergraduate teaching > in Ancient Greek and Latin languages and literature, including > supervising arrangements made from time to time for extra language > teaching, and will represent these subjects, in collaboration with the > Tutors in Ancient History and Philosophy and the Joint Schools, in the > planning of all aspects of these degree courses at St. John’s. He or > she will also, therefore, participate in the undergraduate admissions > process, share pastoral duties, and take part in College outreach > activities. The election to the Fellowship will be for one year in the > first instance, and renewable thereafter for up to four years, subject > to a satisfactory report on the first year’s duties. The Fellow will > be a member of the University’s Classics faculty (Sub-faculty of > Classical Languages and Literature) and so part of Oxford’s lively and > successful Classics community, but will not be required to undertake > University teaching, examining, or administration, though he or she > may do so with the approval of the College; and the Fellow will be > encouraged to offer one course of eight University lectures each > academic year during the first four years of the appointment. >
> The person elected will already hold a doctorate and will be expected > to engage in original research. A period of sabbatical leave will be > made available in the final year of the appointment, to permit the > Fellow to further his or her research. The annual salary will be on > the incremental scale of £27,183 – £30,594 (subject to revision in > line with any general salary increases). >
> See the Further particulars at > > for information about how to apply for this post. Applications must > reach the College by not later than 29th January 2010. Please note > that E-mailed applications will not be accepted, nor will applications > received after the closing date. E-mailed references will be accepted > provided they are sent in the form of a scanned copy of a letter which > must include a signature.

CFP: One day workshop: Statius

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

Statius and his epics: Work in Progress

The Department of Classics at the University of Nottingham and the Flavian Epic Network cordially invite participants for the following conference:

The University Club, University of Nottingham, Friday January 22 2010



10.15 Alison Keith (Toronto) on female monsters

11.00 Mairead McAuley (King’s College, Cambridge) ‘Bodies and narrative in Statian Epic’

11.45 Dalida Agri (Nottingham) on pudor

12.30 LUNCH


1.30 Martin Dinter (King’s College, London) ‘Intermediality: Ekphrastic Modes in Statius’

2.15 Peter Heslin (Durham) ‘The Hypsipyle Epyllion’

3.00 Jörn Soerink (Gröningen) ‘The significance of the Opheltes episode’

3.45 TEA


4.15 Philip Mottram (Liverpool) and Alberto Pavan on Thebaid 6

5.15 Antony Augoustakis (Baylor) on Thebaid 8


If you would like to attend, please send a cheque (made payable to ‘The University of Nottingham’) for £20 (£15 students/unwaged), with an indication of any dietary requirements, by Monday January 11th to:

Helen Lovatt,

Department of Classics,

University of Nottingham,

University Park,



It is also possible to pay by credit card: please contact me for a form. There are 40 spaces in the room, so book early to avoid disappointment!

I am also organising dinner at a local restaurant; please let me know if you would like to join us. Information on travel to the University of Nottingham and campus maps is available from:

The University Staff Club is no. 8 on the printable PDF map:

If you need accommodation overnight, there are some cheap B&Bs in Beeston, reasonably near to Beeston station and the place where I am planning to go for dinner. These are the Andrews hotel and the Hylands hotel; you can find many options on the tourist information site at, although it doesn’t bring up the hotel nearest to campus, which is the Toby Carvery: (a bit more expensive at £60 per night).

The university also has a hotel reservation service, which might be an easier way of doing it. Advisors provide up-to-the-minute information and will match a hotel to your particular requirements, taking care of all the administration for you. You will also benefit from pre-negotiated preferential rates with major city hotels providing you with substantial savings.

For further details please contact one of the Hotel Reservation Service advisers on:

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 5011 / 13640

Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5018

Email: hrs AT

If there are any other problems or questions, please do get in touch with me by e-mail: helen.lovatt AT

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvi kalendas januarias

ante diem xvi kalendas januarias

  • Saturnalia (day 1) — major, popular festival in honour of Saturn with banquets, the wearing of soft caps (pilei), and general good cheer. Shops and schools were closed, gambling was legally permitted, gifts were exchanged and masters might even wait on their servants. Obviously this festival is often seen as a precursor to our modern-day Christmas celebrations …
  • 246 B.C.E. — the Torah is translated into Greek (obviously not in one day)