Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 12.3.1 (2005 12 01)
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

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  Contents of CCB/BCEA 12.3.1 (2005 12 01)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Association Announcements
                     (CAC 2006 Sight Competitions)
        2. Positions Available
                     (Thorneloe University)
        3. Conferences
                     (Mycenaeans and Anatolians in the Late Bronze Age: The Ahhiyawa Question)

Association Announcements

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:

Positions Available
From: Louis L'Allier

Thorneloe University
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 research.

The department offers a certificate and a concentration in Classical Studies.

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
Thorneloe University
Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON   P3E 2C6
E-mail: <>

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.

Recent Postings:

Saint Mary's University

York University

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

University of Waterloo

From: Annette Teffeteller

"Mycenaeans and Anatolians in the Late Bronze Age: The Ahhiyawa Question"
Concordia University

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 Oxford.

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 Anatolia"

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 and Fiction"

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, "Millawanda/Miletus - Ahhiyawan Foothold in Western Asia Minor"

Tom Palaima, "Thebes and Other Mycenaean Kingdoms and their Foreign and Domestic Relations"

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, email: <>.

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