Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 10.3 (2003 11 14)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray   (University of New Brunswick)    <

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

President: Catherine Rubincam (University of Toronto at Mississauga) <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Craig Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>
  Contents of CCB/BCEA 10.3 (2003 11 14)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Association Announcements

                   (Sight Competitions)
        2. Positions Available
                    (McMaster, Ottawa)
        3. Summer Study
                     (UNB, Georgia)
        4. Varia

Association Announcements
From: John Porter
Sight Translation Competitions in Greek and Latin
Concours national de versions grecque et latine

Just a reminder that the deadline for submitting entries for the 2004 competitions is December 1st.  Information about the competitions can be found on the WWW at:
(Note that there are now pages listing passages from previous years and past winners, for those who might be interested.)

Or interested parties can contact:
Professor John R. Porter
Department of History
9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
Tel: 306 - 966 - 4781
Fax: 306 - 966 - 5852
Positions Available
From: Michele George

Tenure-track appointment in Ancient Greek History
The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Ancient Greek History at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to commence July 1, 2004.

McMaster University is a research intensive university and the Department of Classics has undergraduate degree programmes in Greek, Latin, and classical culture, as well as programmes leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics or Ancient History, with specialization in Ancient Greek History and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, with a clearly defined research programme  which will result in publication.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient history (including Greek historical writers in the original) and classical culture and to contribute to all aspects of the Department's graduate programme.  The ability to teach courses in Greek and Latin is essential.  The ability to teach an undergraduate course in non-Graeco-Roman civilizations will be considered an advantage.

Applicants should send a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and a sample of their writing, to Dr. Howard Jones, Chair, Department of Classics, McMaster University, 1280 Main West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2, Canada (Fax: 905 577-6930).  Applications must be received by November 30, 2003, and applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the same date.

The Department expects to be conducting interviews at the January 2004 meeting of the American Philological Association in San Francisco.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.  The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

From: Geoffrey Greatrex
Tenure-track Teaching Staff Positions
The Department of Classics and Religious Studies of the University of Ottawa announces the opening of a full-time, tenure-track position for an assistant or associate professor starting 1 July 2004.

Field of specialization: Judaeo-Christian Religions in Antiquity PhD relevant to the field of religious studies is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have sufficient refereed publications to qualify for supervising graduate research at the University of Ottawa. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching experience demonstrates competence in one or more of the following subspecialties: religions and cultures; women and religions; social scientific study of religion.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and direct research at the undergraduate and graduate levels in English and in French. This is a bilingual position and active and demonstrated teaching competence in both languages is a condition of tenure.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and consistent with the University's Collective Agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University Policy.  The University strongly encourages applications from women.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, should reach the department by 15 January 2004:
Peter Beyer, Chair
Department of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Ave. East
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA K1N 6N5
Telephone: (613) 562-5714
Fax: (613) 562-5991
The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 150-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Second Language Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

Postes de professeurs menant à la permanence
Le Département d'études anciennes et de sciences des religions de l'Université d'Ottawa sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de: professeur au rang d'adjoint menant à la permanence, ouvert à partir du 1er juillet 2004.

Domaine de spécialisation : religions judéo-chrétiennes de l'antiquité. Le candidat ou la candidate devra être titulaire d'un doctorat pertinent aux sciences des religions et disposer de publications à caractère universitaire pour être reconnu apte à diriger des études supérieures à l'Université d'Ottawa.  On donnera la préférence aux candidates et candidats qui feront la preuve de leur compétence dans une des spécialisations suivantes : religion et culture; femmes et religions; l'étude scientifique sociale des religions.

Il ou elle doit avoir une maîtrise suffisante des langues française et anglaise pour pouvoir enseigner et diriger des recherches du niveau du baccalauréat au doctorat. Le bilinguisme actif sera condition de permanence. Le traitement et la charge de travail seront en conformité avec la convention collective.

Toutes les personnes qualifiées sont encouragées à poser leur candidature.  Toutefois, cette offre s'adresse de préférence aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents. L'Université a une politique d'équité en matière d'emploi. Les femmes sont fortement encouragées à poser leur candidature.

Le dossier de candidature comprenant lettre de présentation, curriculum vitae, et trois lettres de recommandation devra parvenir au plus tard le 15 janvier 2004 à :
Monsieur Peter Beyer, directeur
Département des études anciennes et de sciences des religions
Université d'Ottawa,
70, avenue Laurier est,
Ottawa (Ontario)
K1N 6N5.
Téléphone : (613) 562-5714
Télécopieur : (613) 562-5991
L'Université d'Ottawa est fière, avec raison, de sa tradition de bilinguisme, vieille de plus de 150 ans. Par l'entremise de l'Institut des langues secondes, l'Université offre à son personnel et à leurs époux et épouses les moyens de devenir bilingue. Au moment de leur permanence, les professeurs sont tenus de pouvoir fonctionner dans un milieu bilingue.
Summer Study
From: James Murray
UNB Study Tour to Turkey
The Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of New Brunswick, is offering a study tour in Turkey, scheduled for 20 May- 7 June, 2004.  Two courses (total 6 credit hours) will be offered:

CLAS 3373: Ancient Cities and Civilisations of Western Turkey: Myth, Cult and History
CLAS 3383: The Art and Architecture of Asia Minor: Hellenistic, Roman and early Christian

For information, contact Prof. M.J. Mills <> or Prof. J.S. Murray <>; voice (506) 453-4763; fax (506) 447-3072); or visit the study tour website at

From: Richard LaFleur

2004 Classics Summer Institute at the University of Georgia
Each summer the Summer Classics Institute at the University of Georgia offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate Latin and Classics courses and, in odd-numbered years, Intensive Beginning Greek. The Institute curriculum is supplemented by workshops and guest lectures by visiting Master Teachers and other scholars. The program is designed especially for Latin teachers who wish to continue their education or earn a Master's degree in Latin on a summers-only basis. The 15 faculty members of the department share in a tradition of cooperation with high school teachers and programs which has culminated in an exciting and challenging curriculum.

Here are this summer's offerings:
AP CATULLUS (LATN 4200/6200); Dr. T. Keith Dix
LATIN EPISTLES (LATN 4050/6050); Dr. John Nicholson
MYTHOLOGY (CLAS 1020, an undergraduate course with special materials for teachers); Dr. Charles Platter
GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE (GERM 3500) TBA by the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages
Classes are held from mid-June to early August; most courses are offered in intense four-week short sessions. The Department of Classics houses both the Alexander Room, a quiet, comfortable reading room and reference library with approximately 3,200 volumes, and a state-of-the-art computer lab for its students and is adjacent to the University's three-million volume library.

Scholarship assistance is available and Latin teachers pay only the low in-state Georgia tuition.

For more information about the Institute and our courses, please consult our web site at   or email <>.

Application deadline: April 1. 
From: William J. Dominik

Announcement: New SCHOLIA website
The new Scholia website is now available at

The Scholia Reviews website is still available at

Scholia 12 (2003) will be distributed during the first quarter of 2004, while Scholia 13 (2004) will be posted during the fourth quarter of 2004.

Titles and authors of some forthcoming Scholia articles appearing in Scholia 12 (2003) and Scholia 13 (2004) are listed at the end of this notice.

SCHOLIA  Studies in Classical Antiquity, ISSN 1018-9017

Scholia features critical and pedagogical articles and reviews on a diverse range of subjects dealing with classical antiquity, including late antique, medieval, Renaissance and early modern studies related to the classical tradition. It also includes review articles, reviews, and other sections dealing with classics. Scholia and Scholia Reviews have been distributed to institutions and scholars in 41 countries.

Editing and Managing Address (articles and subscriptions): Scholia, Department of Classics, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand. <> (Editor and Manager, Scholia); phone: +64 (0)3 479.8710; facsimile: +64 (0)3 479.9029.

Reviews Address (review articles and reviews): Scholia Reviews, Programme in Classics, University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa. <> (Editor, Scholia Reviews); phone: +27 (0)31 260.2312; facsimile: +27 (0)31 260.2698.

Scholia is indexed and abstracted in L'Année Philologique, indexed in Gnomon and TOCS-IN, and listed in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. The contents of Scholia and information about the journal are available on the world wide web at Photocopies of articles and other sections of Scholia are available from the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC no. 8092.54348). Scholia Reviews, an electronic journal that features the pre-publication versions of reviews that appear in Scholia, is available at

Subscriptions (2004):
Individuals: North America, Europe and Asia USD25/NZD50; Australasia and South America NZD40; Africa NZD20. Libraries and institutions: North America, Europe and Asia USD40/NZD80; Australasia and South America NZD60; Africa NZD30.  Institutional and personal cheques should be made out to 'Scholia/University of Otago'. Credit card payments are preferred; please contact the Business Manager for an authorisation form. Foreign subscriptions cover air mail postage and bank charges on institutional and personal cheques. Payments from Africa, however, must be made by credit card or with an international bank draft in New Zealand or US currency  because of foreign exchange regulations in many countries. After initial payment, a subscription to the journal will be entered. All back numbers are available at a reduced price and may be ordered from the Business Manager.

Potential contributors should read the 'Notes for Contributors' located at the Otago web site and at the back of the journal and follow the suggested guidelines for the submission of manuscripts. Submissions are usually reviewed by two referees. Usual time before publication decision: 2-3 months.

Scholia and Scholia Reviews have published or undertaken to publish contributions by 250 scholars at over 150 universities in 27 countries.

Some Forthcoming Articles in Scholia 12 (2003) and Scholia 13 (2004):
“Moral Decisions in Homer,” S. Lawrence (Massey University, New Zealand)
“Locating Power: Spatial Signs of Social Standing in Homer and the Tale of the Heike,” N. Yamagata (Open University, UK)
“Sophocles’ Philotectes and Odyssey 9: Odysseus Versus the Cave Man,” D. Levine (University of Arkansas, USA)
“An Altar of Alexander Now Standing Near Delhi,” R. Pal (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India)
De Integro Condere: Rediscovering Numa in Livy’s Rome,” J. Penwill (University of LaTrobe, Bendigo, Australia)
“‘Self’ and ‘Other’: The Ideology of Assimilation in Vergil’s Aeneid,” J. A. S. Evans (University of British Columbia, Canada)
“Sabinus in Ovid’s Exile Poetry,” M. Helzle (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
Mutatis Mutandis: The Poetry and Poetics of Isolation in Ovid and Breytenbach,” J. M. Claassen (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
“‘The Birth of the Reader’: Plutarch as a Literary Critic,” D. Konstan (Brown University, USA)
“Apuleius, Qui Nobis Afris Afer est Notior: Augustine’s Polemic Against Apuleius in De Civitate Dei,” V. Hunink (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Dea Africa: Examining the Evidence,” J. Maritz (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)

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