JOB: Lectureship in Classical Greek Art @ King’s College London

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The Department of Classics at King’s College London is appointing to a permanent Lectureship in Classical Greek Art.

Candidates should specialise in any aspect of Classical Greek Art. The lecturer will be expected to contribute flexibly to the teaching of Greek Art and Archaeology at BA and MA level. Supervision of undergraduate, MA and (as soon as appropriate) MPhil and PhD theses will also be expected. An established record of effective teaching, at least to undergraduate level, is highly desirable.

The appointment will be made at grade 6 on the Lecturer scale, £33,193 to £39,185 (including £2,323 London Allowance), according to qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance will be available for this post.

For full details:

CONF: The Aulos in Ancient Greek Music. Celebrating the Reading Aulos

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The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology at the University of Reading is home to a rare example of a popular musical instrument from the ancient world. The instrument is an aulos, a form of pipe or oboe, played by blowing through a reed. On Friday March 25th, 2011 the "Reading Aulos" will be a focus of an international colloquium bringing together a panel of experts from the United Kingdom and Europe to discuss aspects of aulos-music and its role in Greek society. Speakers will be Amy Smith (Reading, curator of the Ure Museum), Stelios Psaroudakes (Athens), Stefan Hagel (Vienna), Helen King (Open University) and Ewen Bowie (Oxford).

All are welcome, though we ask that anyone intending to come email in advance (i.c.rutherford AT, so that we can have an idea of numbers. The venue is the Ure Museum in the Classics Department at Reading, located in the HUMSS building. Visitors can download a map of the Whiteknights Campus from the University website (; the HUMSS building is number "1" on the map. The programme can be found at the end of this message, and also at:

For an image of the aulos, see: For more information, see also the BBC History of the World in 100 objects website:

Ian Rutherford


11.30 Amy Smith (Reading):
"The Reading aulos: an autopsy"

12.00 Stelios Psaroudakes (Athens):
"Veritable auloi: a history of discoveries"

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Stefan Hagel (Vienna):
"Phrygian etc. What we don’t know about the early aulos"

15.00 Helen King (Open University):
"Fear of Falling, Fear of Flute Girls: Phobia in Epidemics 5 and 7"

16.00 Ewen Bowie (Oxford):
"Sacadas’ Story"

17.00 Drinks reception

JOB: Roman Archaeology @ FSU (nine month)

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The Department of Classics at the Florida State University announces a
Visiting Assistant-In position in the field of Roman archaeology. This is a
definite nine-month post that will begin in August 2011. Ph.D. must be in
hand by July 1, 2011 (this is not negotiable). The successful candidate will
teach three courses per semester at both the undergraduate and graduate
level; at least one of the courses will be a large undergraduate course with
broad appeal to non-majors. The candidate will also advise graduate students
in Roman archaeology at both the M.A. and Ph.D. level. Salary is $32,000;
benefits are included. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and
writing sample (a dissertation chapter or an article) and arrange to have
three letters of recommendation sent to the Department. Electronic
applications may be submitted to Mr Jeff Bray at jbray AT Written
applications should be sent to: Search Committee, Department of Classics,
205 Dodd Hall, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1510. All
applications should be submitted by April 4, at which point review of
applications will begin. Florida State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to diversity in hiring,
and a Public Records Agency.

If you have questions about the position, please e-mail me at
jmarinco AT

CFP: Son of Classics and Comics

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Son of Classics and Comics

Edited by George Kovacs (Trent University) and
C.W. Marshall (University of British Columbia)

Proposals are invited for chapters examining the ancient world in comics and related media for an edited volume to be entitled Son of Classics and Comics.
Classical reception happens everywhere, and as the study of classical debts within popular culture develops, the richness to be mined from these sites of reception is increasingly apparent. Comics, an intersection of word and image, may now be seen as a crucial medium for the representation of the ancient world. Following the publication of Classics and Comics (OUP 2011), the editors are seeking papers of no more than 6000 words that continue to examine the reception of the ancient world within the medium of comics. The selected contributions will comprise a proposed sequel volume, Son of Classics and Comics.

Classics and Comics more than doubled the available scholarship on this intersection of high and low culture, but left many topics unexamined. The editors are particularly interested in discussions of manga and bandes dessinées, though proposals on any subject will be considered. In Son of Classics and Comics, the editors also hope to broaden the purview to include other comics manifestations currently under-examined in reception studies: comic strips, political cartoons, online comics, and possibly animation, depending on the range and quality of submissions received.

The editors seek contributors who will examine classics and comics from a variety of critical, theoretical, and cultural perspectives and continue the high academic standard set by Classics and Comics. There is no limit to the geographical and cultural range of material covered. Like its predecessor, this collection will be aimed at both academic readers and an educated general audience. We seek essays that are both scholarly and engaging, and authors who are equally comfortable in Greek, Latin, and the comics tradition with which they engage. Images are frequently essential to support academic claims being made, and contributors will likely be allowed the equivalent of three or

four plates.

Oxford University Press has already expressed interest in producing a sequel to Classics and Comics. Subject to press approval of the final manuscript with completed contributions, the editors expect publication in the series Classical Presences.

Please send a 400-word abstract, along with a separate file containing your name, the abstract title, and a brief biographical statement (or CV), as email attachments in Word or Rich Text Format to both of the editors:

George Kovacs (gakovacs AT
C.W. Marshall (toph AT

Further questions may also be addressed to either of the editors. The deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2011. Selected contributors will be informed by April 15, 2011. Completed papers will be required by September 1, 2011.

Classics and Comics can be found here:

Words Mean Things: Myriad

Folks who hang out with me know I’m one of those ‘precision of language’ mavens, so when I saw this, I cringed:

My 58th birthday was March 15—Ides of March. Unlike Gaius Julius Caesar, who was eliminated from life by a myriad of stabs from his friends on that fateful day, and despite extremely severe external stimuli, I am still here!

via One-Day cricket making comeback | The Trinidad Guardian.

… well, no … it wasn’t a myriad (by any definition) … it was twenty-three.