Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

13.10      2007 07 05      ISSN 1198-9149


Editors/Rédacteurs: J. W. Geyssen (University of New Brunswick):

Michael P. Fronda (McGill University):

Renaud Gagné (McGill University):





Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada/

Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne des études classiques



President: James Murray (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton)

Secretary/ Secrétaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval)

Treasurer/ Trésorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina)



[1] Positions Available
[2] Calls for Papers
[3] Conference Announcements

[1] Positions Available

From: Daniel Chouinard

The University of Guelph invites applications for a one-year contractually limited faculty appointment in the School of Languages and Literatures/Classics at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2007. Strong academic credentials and the ability to teach Latin and Greek courses are required.. The candidate must have a PhD in Classics, publications in the field of interest, a successful teaching record in Classics at University level. Three courses will be taught in the Fall semester, and three courses during the Winter semester. Teaching duties will include two Greek and/or Latin courses at the first- and second-year level, two history courses, and two art history courses. Other duties will include the coordination of a multi-sectioned language course and participation in committees. Preference will be given to candidates with a solid background in Classical Art History.

Applicants should send a letter of presentation, current curriculum vitae, email address, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, a portfolio of student evaluations, and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent by July 1st, 2007 to:

Dr. Daniel Chouinard
Director, School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1

The University of Guelph is committed to an employment equity program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

[2] Calls for Papers

From: Enrica Sciarrino


27-31 January 2008

Keynote Speaker
Professor Andrew Stewart
(University of California at Berkeley)


In January 2008 the Classics Department of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch is hosting the 29th Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies.

Christchurch is the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island and is located on the broad sweep of Pegasus Bay, where the Canterbury plains meet the sea. Celebrated as the Garden City, Christchurch has a moderate climate with many sunshine hours, especially in the summer. Some eighty kilometers to the West are the Southern Alps and their spectacular scenery. The city itself is well supplied with numerous high quality cafés and restaurants, and is home of one of the most important public art collections in New Zealand.

In keeping with the tradition of the Society, the conference will bring together scholars and students from diverse countries and backgrounds to share their research and exchange ideas in a friendly and intellectually vibrant environment. We would like now to invite proposals for papers on all aspects of the Ancient world and the Classical tradition. Especially welcome are proposals submitted by students working towards their MA or PhD.

Abstracts of 100 words should be sent as a Word attachment to Dr. Enrica Sciarrino (, including ‘ASCS 29’ in the subject line. The final date for the electronic submission of abstracts is Wednesday 31 October 2007.

For registration forms and information relating to the conference venue, accommodation and the like, please visit the conference website at


From: Anastasia Bakogianni:
First Call for Papers
The Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Drama
Institute of Classical Studies June 12-13 2008

The Institute of Classical studies is organising a conference on The Reception of Greek and Roman Drama to take place on 12-13 June 2008. The aim of the conference is to examine different aspects of the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Drama in a variety of different media: theatre, literature, art, music film and popular culture. Different methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome. Papers may cover any aspect of reception from antiquity up to the present.
If you are interested in giving a paper or organising a panel please send an abstract of up to 500 words to the conference organiser Dr. Anastasia Bakogianni:

[3] Conference Announcements

From: Michele George

The Department of Classics at McMaster University announces:

The 6th E. Togo Salmon Conference in Roman Studies
"Roman Slavery & Roman Material Culture"
September 28-29, 2007,
McMaster University

Keynote speakers:
Keith Bradley, University of Notre Dame: "Apuleius and the sub-Saharan slave trade"

Natalie Kampen, Barnard College, Columbia University: "Slavery in the military: problems of iconography"

Christian Laes, Catholic University, Leuven: "Child labour and slave labour in Roman antiquity"

Speakers include:
Christer Bruun, University of Toronto: "Roman cognomina and the question of ‘servile descent"
Philip de Souza, University College Dublin: “Slavery in the Roman Iconography of War”
Sandra Joshel, University of Washington: "Geographies of Slave Containment and Movement"
Peter Keegan, Macquarie University: “Reading the "Pages" of the domus Caesaris – pueri delicati, slave education, and the graffiti of the Palatine paedagogium”
Noel Lenski, University of Colorado: “Working Models: Functional Art and the Ancient Conception of Labour"
Henrik Mouritsen, King's College, London: “Slavery and manumission in two aristocratic Roman households”

For more information, please consult the conference website:


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