Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 12.7 (2006 03 15)
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 12.7 (2006 03 15)                                           Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
        1. Association Announcements
                     (Membership Forms)
        2. Positions Available
        3. Fellowships
                     (Thorneloe College)
        4. Calls for Papers
                     (Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance)
        5. Conference Announcements
                     (Ontario Classical Association)
        6. Varia
                     (Studia Humaniora Tartuensia)

Association Announcements

From: Annabel Robinson

Membership Forms

A general mailing, (containing the 2006 dues form, a call for nominations, a notice of motion concerning changes to the constitution, information about the contests and the Conacher scholarship, and information about the Annual General Meeting) was sent out by Canada Post to all members of the CAC at the beginning of February. If you did not receive one, please contact the Treasurer, Annabel Robinson, at <>. The dues form is available in English and French on the website at

Positions Available
From: Ingrid E. Holmberg

University of Victoria
Sessional Positions

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications for sessional teaching in 2006-2007. The course selection and number of courses assigned will be determined in consultation with the successful applicants; it may be possible, at the discretion of the Department, for an individual to teach up to 5 or 6 courses. The following courses are available:


GREE 201 Advanced Greek Grammar
GRS 100 Greek and Roman Civilization
GRS 200 F01 Greek and Roman Mythology
GRS 200 F02 Greek and Roman Mythology
GRS 341 Roman History
GRS 371: Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece and the Aegean
LATI 101 F02 Introductory Latin I
LATI 101 F03 Introductory Latin I


GREE 304 Plato
GRS 100 Greek and Roman Civilization
GRS 334 Democracy and the Greeks
GRS 342 Roman Society
GRS 347 Household and Family in the Greek and Roman World
LATI 101 F02 Introductory Latin II

The successful candidates must have an MA in Classical Studies, although a PhD is preferable. The candidates should be able to demonstrate both excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and also scholarly engagement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please send an expression of interest, evidence of good teaching, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Ingrid E. Holmberg, Chair, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 3P4 by April 21, 2006.

Applications may also be sent electronically to <>. Please consult the University of Victoria website ( for information about Victoria and the University, and the Department's website ( for information about our Department in particular.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.

From: Louis L'Allier

Thorneloe College, Laurentian University
The Loukidelis Fellowship

The Loukidelis Foundation and the Department of Classical Studies at Thorneloe College of Laurentian University are pleased to announce the Loukidelis Doctoral Fellowship in Classics for the academic year 2006-2007.

The Loukidelis Fellowship is non-renewable and open to individuals who:

have obtained their Doctorate in Classics, with an orientation in Greek studies less than a year before taking up the fellowship


at the time of taking up the fellowship have completed all course and residential requirements for the Doctorate in Classics, with an orientation in Greek studies, and who have passed all preliminary examinations and completed the research for the thesis, and who can reasonably be expected to finish the doctorate during the year of the fellowship.

The holder will be asked to teach a total of three term courses (9 credits) over the Fall and Winter terms and give a public lecture. The holder of the Loukidelis fellowship will receive $22,000 with an allowance of up to $2000 to cover research-associated expenses and an allowance of up to $1000 to cover moving. Applications for the Loukidelis Fellowship should include official transcripts and three letters of reference.

When applicable, the thesis supervisor should be asked to write concerning the subject of the thesis and the expected date for its final submission. Applicants should also send a statement regarding the progress of their doctoral studies, including their schedule for completion, and a 1-2 page synopsis of their thesis. Completed applications should be sent to: Dr Louis L'Allier, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, Thorneloe University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6 by 15 May 2006.

Further inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr L'Allier (; and additional information about the department and the university is available on the Web at Thorneloe College is committed to employment equity. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.

Calls for Papers
From: Cynthia Kosso

Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance
Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University and the College of Arts and Letters invite you to participate in a conference:

The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing, and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance

The purpose of this conference is to explore depictions, discussions, and interpretations of water from antiquity to the Renaissance. Encouraging participation from a variety of scholarly fields such as history, literature, rhetoric, art history, anthropology, sociology, and environmental studies, this conference seeks to understand how water and all things associated with water—e.g., baths, bathing, hygiene, dams, water rights, agriculture, pollution, rites, and, of course, a plethora of symbols, concepts, and ideas emerging from an understanding of water—were elucidated, even socially constructed, and how these descriptions and discussions influenced the politics, literature, religion, and architecture of early cultures.

The conference will center upon the theme of water and how its nature and function were shaped by societies in the past to create and strengthen social relationships, and how religion, politics, and science transformed, and were themselves transformed by, the uses and disputes of water in daily life, ceremonies, and literature. We encourage any papers that explore this theme through presentations on art, archaeology, history, literature, rhetoric, science, environmental studies, and technology. Proposals should be 300 to 400 words in length and can be submitted online to Dr. Anne Scott ( or Dr. Cynthia Kosso (, 928-523-9305). Proposals will also be accepted via regular mail; send these to: Department of History, Northern Arizona University, Box 6023, Flagstaff, AZ 86011.

Deadline for call for papers: April 30, 2006

Conference dates: October 5-7, 2006

Conference Announcements
From: Jonathan Edmondson

Essays in Ancient Epic:
A Colloquium in Memory of Victor Matthews (1941-2004)

Ontario Classical Association
Spring Meeting

Saturday 22 April 2006
University of Guelph
McKinnon Building, Music Room 107

9.00-9.30 Registration and refreshments

9.30-9.40 Opening remarks by the President, Ontario Classical Association

9.40-10.10 Peter Loptson (University of Guelph)
"Argos Achaiikon, Thebes and Recent Developments in the Bronze Age Backdrop to Oral Epic"

10.10-10.40 Padraig O'Cleirigh (University of Guelph)
"Persistent Virtue: Revaluing Achilles"

10.40-10.50 Discussion

10.50-11.10 Break

11.10-11.40 Judith Fletcher (Wilfrid Laurier University)
"Women's Space and Silence in the Odyssey"

11.40-12.10 Riemer Faber (University of Waterloo)
"On a Possible Ekphrasis in Antimachus' Thebaid"

12.10-12.20 Discussion

12.20-12.50 Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Classical Association

1.00-2.30 Lunch

2.30-3.00 Jackie Murray (Temple University)
"Antimachus and Panyassis: Epic 'failures' in Apollonius' Argonautica"

3.00-3.30 Sabine Grebe (University of Guelph)
"Ambiguous Images of the East in Vergil's Aeneid"

3.30-3.40 Discussion

3.40-4.00 Break

4.00-4.30 Jennifer Stewart (Linden School)
"The veracity of ancient authors: When did the Epic Cycle disappear?"

4.30-5.00 Carolyn Willekes (University of Calgary)
"Ancient Horse Sports: Not just for Ponying Around"

5.00-5.15 Discussion and wrap-up

Registration Form

Spring 2006 Meeting of the Ontario Classical Association



I am bringing the following persons with me (Please encourage your students to come):

(OCA member: YES / NO)

(including muffins, coffee, lunch and refreshments):

OCA member ($50):
Student OCA member ($30):
Non-member ($60):
TOTAL remitted:

Please make cheques payable to: THE ONTARIO CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION.

Please return this Form, together with registration fee, by FRIDAY 7 APRIL at the latest to:

Professor P. O'Cleirigh
Classical Studies, School of Languages & Literatures
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON   N1G 2W1

Lunch menu: VEGETARIAN OPTION: YES / NO (please indicate)

Soup. Greek salad. Roasted Chicken Breast with chicken tarragon sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and baby carrots. Vegetarian option: Asparagus & Mushroom Phyllo. Dessert: New York Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Andrew Sherwood (
Padraig O'Cleirigh (

Parking is free in all Guelph parking lots on Saturdays.

For the location of the McKinnon Building, see campus map at

From: Ivo Volt

Studia Humaniora Tartuensia

Studia Humaniora Tartuensia is an open-access on-line journal of the Humanities. It publishes scholarly papers and notes embodying original research in all areas of the humanities, but especially classical studies and ancient history, Neo-Latin studies, classical tradition, history of scholarship and philosophy. We accept papers in English, German, French or Latin. All submissions are anonymously refereed.

Altogether, 6 volumes (2000-2005) of the journal have been published. All of them are available, free of cost, at our home page:

We invite you and your colleagues to consider submitting your work to SHT. Submissions to vol. 7 (2006) may be sent to the e-mail address <>. Please check the web page for general submission guidelines.

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