From: J. Porter
CAC 2006 Sight Competitions
The deadline for submissions for the 2006 National Sight Translation
Competitions is December 1st.
General instructions can be found in the CCB at:
and on the WWW site at:
From: Louis L'Allier
10-month limited-term appointment
The Department of Classics at Thorneloe University invites applications
for a 10-month limited-term sabbatical replacement, at the rank of
Assistant Professor in Classical Studies, beginning August 1, 2006. It
is subject to budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Classics in hand and will
teach the following courses: Greek civilization, first year Classical
Greek, and Drama in Greece and Rome. Preference will be given to
candidates with a research interest in Greek literature or history.
Other qualifications include demonstrated high achievement in
undergraduate teaching, published work and evidence of continuing
The department offers a certificate and a concentration in Classical
Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and
any other supporting material, and arrange for three letters of reference
to be sent, to:
Dr Louis L'Allier
Chair, Department of Classical Studies
Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
The closing date for applications is 1 March 2006.
More information on Thorneloe University and the Classical Studies
program may be found on the University's website:
Thorneloe College is committed to employment equity. Canadian citizens
and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.
From: Annette Teffeteller
"Mycenaeans and Anatolians in the
Late Bronze Age: The Ahhiyawa Question"
The Linguistics Section of the Department of Classics, Modern Languages
and Linguistics of Concordia University announces a workshop to be held
on January 4-5, 2006, at Concordia University, immediately prior to the
APA/AIA meeting, scheduled for January 5-8 at Montreal's Palais des
Congres. The theme of the workshop is Mycenaeans and Anatolians in the
Late Bronze Age: The Ahhiyawa Question.
The objectives of the workshop are a) to assess the recent
reinterpretation of the Hittite document KUB 26.91, said to be a letter
from a Mycenaean king (perhaps the king of Thebes) to the king of the
Hittites, and b) to reassess our perspectives on Mycenaean Greece and the
interactions of the Mycenaeans with the Anatolians (Hittites and Luwians)
in the Late Bronze Age, and in particular to explore the question of the
political primacy of Mycenaean Thebes in the 13th century BCE.
The group of scholars assembled for the workshop includes many of the
most prominent researchers in the fields concerned with this issue:
archaeologists, historians, linguists, and philologists (see list below),
all of whom are currently active in the forefront of research in the area
of Mycenaean-Hittite interaction, and are particularly concerned with the
central issue of the status of Thebes as indicated by the
recently-published Mycenaean documents from that site, and as further
urged by the sensational (and controversial) reading of the Hittite
document KUB 26.91 by Dr. Frank Starke. Six graduate students from three
universities will also present papers in the workshop. They are all
engaged in research in the areas to be explored, and represent the fields
of Classics, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, and Mechanical Engineering,
from Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of
Members of the scholarly community and the public are welcome; there is
no registration fee.
Participants, with paper titles:
Mary Bachvarova, "Milesian Tales at a Mycenaean Feast: Deer-Hunting,
Ismenian Apollo, and the Hittite LAMMA god"
Gary Beckman, "'Ahhiyawa und kein Ende': The Battle over Mycenaeans in
Trevor Bryce, "Links and Relationships between Greece and Anatolia in the
Late Bronze Age"
Eric Cline, "A Reassessment of Hittite-Mycenaean Interaction in Light of
Recent Finds and Reinterpretations"
Margalit Finkelberg, "The Mycenaeans, the Anatolians, and the Dating of
the Trojan War"
Mark Hale, "The Author of KUB 26.91: Greek or Hittite?"
David Hawkins, "The Political Geography of the Arzawa Lands"
Craig Melchert, "Mycenaean and Hittite Diplomatic Correspondence: Fact
Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, "Millawanda/Miletus - Ahhiyawan Foothold in
Western Asia Minor"
Tom Palaima, "Thebes and Other Mycenaean Kingdoms and their Foreign and
Ian Rutherford, "Neleus at the Interface: The "Ionian Migration" Today"
Itamar Singer, "Ahhiyawans Bearing Gifts"
Frank Starke, "The Ahhiyawa Letter KUB 26.91"
Annette Teffeteller, "The Guardian of Thebes"
Calvert Watkins, "Thoughts on Myc. e-u-te-re-u (TH Ft 140.2), the Goddess
Mali(ya)s, and Related Matters"
Graduate Student Participants:
Alexander Dale, "Sacred and Secular Poetry in Second-Millennium Anatolia
and Mycenaean Greece"
Antonia Katsapis, "Hittite and Mycenaean Funerary Ritual"
Allison Kirk, "Anatolian Morphosyntactic Features in Greek Epic"
David Mendelsohn, "Vanishing Gods: Eleusinian Drama at Mycenaean Thebes?"
Anna Pagé, "Indo-European Poetics and Anatolian: Problems and Progress"
Taha Showleh, "The Mycenaean Engineers: Expertise and Provenance"
For further information see the workshop website at
or contact Dr. Annette Teffeteller, Linguistics/CMLL, H-663, Concordia University, 1455 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, tel: 514-848-2424 ext 2304,
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