Citanda: The Astronomical Orientation of Ancient Greek Temples

We’re now able to work through items I had tagged to mention ages ago (in this case, over a year!), including this article from amicus noster Alun Salt on the orientation of Greek temples … here’s the abstract:

Despite its appearing to be a simple question to answer, there has been no consensus as to whether or not the alignments of ancient Greek temples reflect astronomical intentions. Here I present the results of a survey of archaic and classical Greek temples in Sicily and compare them with temples in Greece. Using a binomial test I show strong evidence that there is a preference for solar orientations. I then speculate that differences in alignment patterns between Sicily and Greece reflect differing pressures in the expression of ethnic identity.

JOB: Latin at UIUC (TT)

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The Department of the Classics in the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of
Associate Professor or Professor in the area of Latin literature, beginning
16 August 2011. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in
teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, to supervise graduate
research and to pursue an active program of scholarly publication.
Preference will be given to applicants whose interests are
interdisciplinary and who combine expertise in Classical Latin literature with an interest in
an area such as gender and women’s studies, literary theory or Mediaeval
studies. Applicants must have a PhD in Classics or in an immediately
relevant field and must present a record of publication and excellence in
teaching sufficient for appointment with indefinite tenure at the University
of Illinois. Salary is commensurate with experience. The University is
noted for its extensive library holdings in Classics and related fields and
for its museums, with excellent collections of ancient Mediterranean artifacts.

For full consideration, online application, including curriculum vitae and
names of three referees, must be completed by 15 October 2010 at
<> Short-listed candidates will be invited for
campus interviews before the end of the calendar year. Inquiries should
be addressed to David Sansone, Head, at <dsansone AT> or

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds,
experiences and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity
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JOB: Generalist at UMiss (TT)

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The Department of Classics at the University of Mississippi invites classicists to apply for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, to begin in academic year 2011-2012 (starting date mid-August, 2011).

A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment.

In addition to offering a broad array of undergraduate courses in ancient Greek and Roman culture, applicants must be able to teach Latin at all levels, to support a growing Latin program.

Comparable expertise in ancient Greek is preferred.

Research interests may include, but are not limited to, Italian archaeology, Greek prose, and Greek history.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate pool of candidates is reached.

Applicants must complete an on-line application for this position:

Submit with your electronic application, as electronic attachments, a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae that includes your email address.

Hard copies of additional required documents — three (3) letters of recommendation, evidence of successful teaching (e.g. student evaluation documents), and graduate transcripts — should be sent separately or as a dossier to the Search Committee, Department of Classics, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

JOB: Greek and Latin Lit. @ UManitoba (TT)

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The Department of Classics, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Greek and Latin Language and Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate shall have an active research program within the broad spectrum of Classical philology, demonstrated competence in both languages and a readiness to teach both Greek and Latin at all undergraduate levels and one or both at the M.A. level. The appointee must also teach lecture courses in ‘Classical Studies’ including survey courses on Greek and Roman civilization, Classical Mythology and Classical Literature in Translation. Duties will also include supervision of M.A. theses and service to the Department, Faculty and University. Candidates are requested to demonstrate success in both research and teaching and to present evidence of an agenda of scholarship and scholarly publication. The appointee shall have been awarded a Ph.D. by the effective date of the appointment, July 1, 2011.

The Department of Classics at the University of Manitoba currently has a vigorous staff complement of 5 permanent members with professorial rank. This complement is regularly augmented by part-time and/or temporary lecturers, instructors, post-doctoral fellows 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 will reflect the qualifications and experience of the appointee.

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. 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 reference sent directly by the referees. Candidates should also include samples of scholarly writing (no more than 50 pages—these will not be returned) and descriptions of research agendas, and evidence of effective teaching such as teaching evaluations, sample course outlines and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Mark Joyal, Chair

Department of Classics Search Committee

University of Manitoba

220 Dysart Road, Room 364

Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2M8

(204) 474-9502 ; FAX (204) 474-7658 m_joyal AT

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2010. 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 curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.

CONF:. Kongress für Griechische und Lateinische Epigraphik 2012

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Epigraphik wird auf Einladung der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der
Wissenschaften und der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Verbindung mit
dem Deutschen Archäologischen Institut vom 27. bis zum 31. August 2012
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