JOB: Greek Lit @ Brown

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Brown University
Department of Classics
Faculty Position Announcement
Ancient Greek Literature

The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a specialist in ancient Greek literature at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or tenured Associate Professor. The successful candidate will teach primarily Greek language and literature, as well as courses in translation. Prerequisites for consideration include distinction in scholarship and teaching in any aspect of ancient Greek language and literature. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (no more than thirty pages), and, if applying for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, three letters of recommendation; Ph.D. by the time of employment is required. Applicants for a tenured Associate Professor position should send the names of five referees, who will be contacted directly by the Search Committee.

Applications should be sent to:
Chair of the Greek Search Committee
Department of Classics
Box 1856
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912, USA

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. The department intends to conduct interviews of short-list candidates at the annual meetings of the American Philological Association in Philadelphia in January 2012. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Stratis Papaioannou (sp AT

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

CONF (sort of): Light Night Leeds 7th October 2011 – Hercules and Classics Research with Impact

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As part of the city-wide arts festival Leeds Light Night 2011
(, the Classics Department, University of Leeds, are delighted to be presenting two events which link classical research with the art, architecture and history of Leeds by combining story-telling and performance with a "factasy" walking tour of Leeds. Featuring research into the character Heracles/Hercules (in advance of Emma Stafford’s forthcoming book), the reception of ancient drama and ancient costume these events are:


Location: In the Classics Departmental Library, first floor, Parkinson
Building, University of Leeds

Date: Friday 7th October
Time: 5.30-10.00pm

Description: Hercules’ twin brother tells his famous brother’s 12 Labours and about growing up with a hero, while Hercules’ official biographer (Dr. Emma Stafford) is on hand to answer questions. An accompanying poster exhibition shows tales of Hercules, in several different media, from the ancient and modern worlds.

For more information, see the <project website> [ ].

Character locations: Leeds City Museum, Mandela Gardens, Town Hall, Bond Court, City Square.

Date: Friday 7th October
Time: 5.00-10.00pm

Become a hero by stepping into Hercules’ size 14½ shoes – complete his 12 Labours and discover why he belongs in Leeds. Meet monsters and costumed characters from ancient mythology, including Hercules’ mother in Leeds City Museum and Hercules’ nephew, the Amazon Queen, Nemean Lion and Horses

of Diomedes elsewhere. For more information, see the <project website> [ ] and the <Leeds City Council website> [


CONF: Memoria Romana

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The Max-Planck Award Project "Memoria Romana" and the American Academy in Rome are sponsoring a conference on "Memory in Rome and Rome in Memory" Oct. 14-16, 2011. Speakers include Richard Jenkyns, Harriet Flower, T.P. Wiseman, K.-J. Hölkeskamp, Diane Favro, Bernard Frischer, and Gianpiero Rosati. The concluding address will be given by Daniel Libeskind. The conference is open to the public.

For full information see

CONF: Classics and Ancient History Seminars at Newcastle

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Colleagues may be interested in the Classics and Ancient History seminars taking place this Semester at the School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University.

All seminars take place in the PG meeting room, on the second floor of the Armstrong Building, at 5pm (

Wed 12 Oct: Malcolm Heath (Leeds), Lobsters’ claws, hairy chests, edible animals: Aristotle and the meaning of everything

Wed 26 Oct: Thilo Rising (Newcastle), Barbatuli iuvenes: Cicero and the gilded youth of Rome

Wed 09 Nov: Paola Ceccarelli (Durham), Athenaeus, the ‘walking library’? On the meaning of the Deipnosophistai

Wed 23 Nov: Andrew Erskine (Edinburgh), Polybius and the Hellenistic world

Wed 07 Dec: Hallie Marshall (UBC Vancouver), Poet, architect, sculptor: three case studies in classical reception

Wed 14 Dec: Jean-Sébastien Balzat (Oxford), Ancient and modern views on the distribution of the Roman citizenship

Note also a special event: Professor Jaap Wisse’s inaugural lecture, ‘Lest we forget: Tacitus on history-writing under a tyranny’, which takes place on Thurs 10 Nov at 5.30pm in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.

For further information, please contact Dr Claire Taylor (claire.taylor AT All welcome.

CONF: Fra Giocondo 1511-2011

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The Centre for the Study of the Classical Tradition, Durham University

presents the workshop

Fra Giovanni Giocondo 1511-2011: Celebrating 500 years of the first
illustrated edition of Vitruvius’s Ten Books on Architecture, the man
and his legacy

on Saturday 12 November 2011

at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University,
Windmill Hill, Durham DH1 3LJ


11.00 Welcome and coffee

11.10 Introduction (Dr Edmund Thomas, Durham University)

Session 1: Fra Giocondo, architect

11.15 Prof Pier Nicola Pagliara (University of Rome III), Editions of
Fra’ Giocondo’s Vitruvius (in Italian, English translation provided)
12.00 Prof Ian Campbell (University of Edinburgh /Herziana Institute,
Rome), ‘Fra’ Giocondo and his understanding of Vitruvius’ temple types’
12.45 Prof Werner Oechslin (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich),
Title TBA

1.30-2.30 Lunch

Session 2: Fra Giocondo, universal man

2.30 Prof Marco Ceccarelli (University of Cassino), ‘Fra’ Giocondo and
machine designs during Renaissance’
3.15 Prof James Mosley (University of Reading), ‘Giovanni Giocondo and
making letters with geometry’

4.15 Tea

5.00-6.30 Visit to Durham Cathedral and exhibition in Palace Green

7. 00 for 7.30 Dinner (Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College)

There is no registration fee, but those interested in attending should
contact Edmund Thomas (e.v.thomas AT by Thursday 27th
October, so that numbers for tea and coffee and lunch can be calculated.

Further queries to:
Dr Edmund Thomas
Department of Classics & Ancient History
Durham University
38 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EU
0191 3341676
e.v.thomas AT