Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 10.12 (2004 08 16)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick) & J. R. Porter (University of Saskatchewan)     <

Published by the Classical Association of Canada/ Publié par la société canadienne des études classiques

President: Martin Cropp (University of Calgary) <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina) <>
  Contents of CCB/BCEA 10.12 (2004 08 16)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Association Announcements
                     (2005 AGM)
        2. Positions Available
                     (Concordia, American School at Athens)
        3. Conference Announcement
                     (Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Roman World)
        4. Of Note

Association Announcements

From: Martin Cropp

Classical Association of Canada (CAC): Annual Meeting, 2005
(Preliminary Notice)

Société Canadienne des Études Classiques (SCÉC): Congrès annuel, 2005
(avis préliminaire)

The CAC's next annual meeting will take place on May 12-14, 2005 at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Accommodation has been reserved at the Centre for the nights of May 11-14. Scholars and graduate students in all areas of classical studies are warmly invited to attend and offer contributions to a programme which is traditionally wide-ranging.

A full call for papers will be published in September (deadline 10 Jan. 2005). Registrations for both conference and accommodation will open in January.

All information will be posted on the conference website (

Enquiries may be addressed to Professor M. J. Cropp (University of Calgary:

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Le prochain congrès annuel de la SCEC aura lieu le 12-14 Mai, 2005 au Banff Centre B Banff, Alberta. Des chambres sont réservées au Centre pour les nuits du 11 au 14 mai. Erudit(e)s et étudiant(e)s dans tous les domaines des études classiques sont vivement invité(e)s d' assister au congrès et d' offrir leurs contributions d' un programme traditionellement divers.

Une demande de participation détaillée sera publiée en septembre (date limite: 10 janvier, 2005). L'enregistrement pour le congrès et l'hébergement commencera en janvier.

Vous pouvez trouver tous les renseignements au site du congrès (

Adressez vos questions supplémentaires à M. Martin Cropp (University of Calgary:

Positions Available

From: M. Catherine Bolton
Concordia University
Tenure-track Position in Classics: Greek Studies

The Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Classics, Greek Studies. We are seeking applicants with a concentration in one of the main areas of Classics (Greek archaeology, ancient culture, history or literature), with a secondary interest in Roman culture. Candidates should have competence to teach ancient Greek at all levels. Applicants should have a PhD, proven excellence in teaching, and an active research profile.

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2005. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should consist of a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching and research interests and objectives and three letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

From: Mary E. Darlington
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Head Librarian of the Carl W. Blegen Library

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens invites applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian of the Carl W. Blegen Library, a research library for classics and archaeology of the Greek world located in Athens, Greece. Responsibilities include overseeing research collection of 87,000 volumes; development, management, maintenance and preservation of library resources in both print and electronic formats; guidance and instruction for students, faculty, and visiting scholars in the use of print and electronic materials; budgeting; managing a staff of four FTE's, part time staff, and volunteers; working with colleagues at related research libraries in Greece and abroad; overseeing Library's web presence; assisting in fundraising; thinking strategically to set future directions for the Library.

Requirements include ALA-accredited MLS; as a minimum BA in classics or classical archaeology, MA or PhD preferred; demonstrated skills and experience in relevant information technology, including its use and management, and possessing a comprehensive understanding of the technology-driven information environment; expertise in one of the disciplines of the Blegen's collection (classics, prehistoric and/or classical archaeology, history of ancient art); understanding of unique needs of a graduate research library and familiarity with current issues in academic librarianship; knowledge of best practices and current trends in managing academic libraries and serving library constituencies; excellent communication, computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Specific experience working with Ex Libris' Aleph highly desirable.

The salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, health coverage, group life insurance, a housing allowance, and relocation expenses. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Prof. Kevin Clinton, Chair, Committee on Personnel, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6 - 8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232 or email application to


ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

Recent Postings:

University of Waterloo

University of British Columbia

Conference Announcement
From: Claude Eilers

The Fifth E. T. Salmon Conference:
Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Roman World


Sheila Ager, University of Waterloo
Clifford Ando, University of Southern California
Corey Brennan, Rutgers University
Rudolph Haensch, University of Cologne
Werner Eck, University of Cologne
Jean-Louis Ferrary, University of Paris-I
Martin Jehne, Technical University of Dresden
Christopher Jones, Harvard University
James Rives, York University
Alexander Yakobson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2004, 6-8 pm
Welcome Reception - West Room, McMaster Faculty Club


Registration 8:30-9:30

9:30 Official Welcome: Dr. N. Rahimyeh, Dean of Humanities, McMaster

9:45 Sheila Ager, University of Waterloo, "Roman Perspectives on Greek Diplomacy"

10:45 Coffee

11:00 M. Jehne, Technical University of Dresden , "Diplomacy in Italy Before the Social War"

12:00 Lunch - CIBC Hall

1:30 Alexander Yakobson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Foreign Policy and Public Opinion in the Late Republic"

2:30 Corey Brennan, Rutgers University , "Embassies Gone Wrong"

3:30 Coffee

4:00 Jean-Louis Ferrary, University of Paris-I, "Après l'ambassade à Rome: diffusion et application"

7.00 Banquet - Faculty Club


Registration 8:30-9:45

9:45 Rudolph Haensch, University of Cologne , "Not Official, but Permanent: Roman Presence in Client-States"

10:45 Coffee

11:00 C. Ando, University of Southern California, "Ambassadors, Aliens, and the Integrity of the Empire"

12:00 Lunch - Charters restaurant

1:30 James Rives, York University, "Diplomacy and Identity among Jews and Christians"

2:30 Christopher Jones, Harvard University, "International Diplomacy in the Roman Empire"

3:30 Coffee

4:00 Werner Eck, University of Cologne , "Diplomacy as Part of the Administrative Process in the Roman Empire"

Of Note

We would like, in this space, to promote significant achievements (monographs, prestigious fellowships, awards, etc.) of Canadian classicists and students.

Frances Pownall, from the University of Alberta, has recently had her book Lessons From the Past: The Moral Use of History in Fourth-Century Prose appear with the University of Michigan Press, 2004.

John Fitch, University of Victoria, has recently had appear volume 2 of his new Loeb edition of Seneca's tragedies from Harvard University Press. It contains Oedipus, Agamemnon and Thyestes, plus ps.-Sen. Hercules Oetaeus and Octavia. (Vol. 1 appeared in 2002.) In addition, Annaeana Tragica: Notes on the Text of Seneca's Tragedies, which serves as a companion to the Loeb edition, is due to appear shortly from Brill.

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