Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

13.3      2006 11 16      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] Association Announcements

[2] Positions Available

[3] Programs

[4] Calls for Papers


[1] Association Announcements

From: James S. Murray

The Council wishes to announce that Dr. John Geyssen will be ending his term as Editor of the Canadian Classical Bulletin in the near future. We wish to offer our sincerest thanks to John for the wonderful job he has done as CCB editor since 1999.

The Council invites applications from, and nominations of, individuals or groups who would be willing to serve as Editor(s) of the CCB. We do not need to remind you all of the growing importance of the CCB as a means of communication within the Association and beyond.

Applications and nominations should be sent by email to James Murray <>.

Les membres du conseil annoncent que le professeur John Geyssen cessera bientôt de s'occuper de l'édition du Bulletin canadien des études anciennes. Nous lui offrons nos plus chaleureux remerciements pour le travail exemplaire qu'il a effectué en tant qu'éditeur de ce bulletin électronique depuis 1999.

L'appel est maintenant lancé aux membres qui souhaiteraient se proposer ou en proposer d'autres pour assurer la relève et la continuité du Bulletin. Point n'est besoin de rappeler ici l'importance du BCEA comme moyen de communication efficace à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur de la Société.

Les propositions et nominations doivent être envoyées par courriel à James Murray (

From: John Porter

CAC 2007 Sight Competitions

The deadline for submissions for the 2007 National Sight Translation Competitions is December 1st (or as soon thereafter as possible).

General instructions can be found on the WWW site at:

From: James S. Murray

Le comité de sélection a le plaisir d'annoncer l'attribution de la Bourse Desmond Conacher pour l'année 2006 à JESSICA HIGGINS, qui a achevé cette année le baccalauréat en études anciennes de l'Université de Waterloo et commence maintenant ses études de maîtrise à l'Université de Toronto. Le comité a remarqué l'excellence des candidatures soumises en 2006, et veut remercir tou(te)s les candidat(e)s ainsi que ceux et celles qui leur ont fourni des conseils et des lettres de recommandation.

Le comité veut aussi renouveler se remerciements à tou(te)s ceux et celles qui ont généreusement contribué à la Fondation Desmond Conacher, et qui continuent à offrir des dons pour assurer le continuité et la valeur de la bourse.


James Murray
Président du Comité de sélection, 2006


The Awards Committee of the Classical Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the 2006 Desmond Conacher Scholarship has been awarded to JESSICA HIGGINS, who completed her BA degree this year at the University of Waterloo and is now enrolled in the MA program at the University of Toronto. This year's applications were of a high standard, and the committee wishes to thank all those who submitted applications and those who supported them with advice and references.

The committee also wishes to thank once again those who have helped to establish the scholarship fund and who continue to make donations which will ensure the sustainability and value of the award.

James Murray
2006 Awards Committee Chair

[2] Positions Available


From: Liz Klaassen <>

Greek and Roman History

The College of the Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Greek and Roman History at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2007. The BA in Classics is housed in the College of the Humanities (see or We seek an outstanding scholar with a PhD and a record of demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research. The successful applicant will be committed to undergraduate teaching, including introductory survey and thematic courses. He/she may be involved at some point in the ArtsOne program (see ). Applicants should have primary expertise in the social / political history of ancient Greece, although the candidate should also be able to teach Roman history, and the ability to teach both the Greek and Latin languages will be essential. Faculty members at Carleton are expected to participate in the life of the academic community and to seek external grants in order to develop and support a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, the applications of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Carleton University is committed to equality of employment for women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Persons from these groups are encouraged to apply. A letter of application (with CV, samples of recent research, and evidence of excellence in teaching) should be sent to Professor Farhang Rajaee, Director, College of the Humanities, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6. In addition, candidates should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover. Consideration of candidates will commence on 15 January 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

From: Lea Stirling

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology, 2007-2008
University of Manitoba, Canada
Position 05515

With funding from the Canada Research Council (CRC) Chair in Roman Archaeology, the Department of Classics, University of Manitoba, will offer a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology to commence July 1, 2007. This residential Postdoctoral Fellowship will have an annual value of $40,000 Canadian. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to undertake an independent research project dealing with a topic in Roman Archaeology or Art. The supervisor of this postdoctoral fellowship is Dr. Lea Stirling, CRC Chair in Roman Archaeology (Tier 2), whose interests encompass both archaeology and ancient art. Applicants should be not more than three years beyond their completed PhD; candidates with a defense scheduled by May 2007 are welcome to apply.

The Postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to teach up to 6 credits for additional remuneration subject to the availability of funds and the needs of the Department of Classics.

Qualified scholars may apply by sending a letter and a description of their proposed research project and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Roman Archaeology
Department of Classics
University of Manitoba
220 Dysart Rd.
Winnipeg MB
R3T 2M8

The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2007. The University exercises a Canadian-first policy; however, all those qualified are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is February 16, 2007. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Lea Stirling, CRC Chair in Roman Archaeology (Tier 2), at, or (phone) 204-474-7357. Dr. Stirling would also be able to meet potential applicants during the AIA meetings in San Diego in January.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

[3] Programs

From: Vicky Janssens

July 2nd – August 23rd 2007

The Department of Classics offers an intensive 8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum.

In each language 6 weeks will be spent completing the basic grammar and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading simple, unadapted texts.

For further information and an application form see our website:
or contact Ms.Vicky Janssens at, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359 (until the end of October 2006 and again from May 2007) or Dr. Noreen Humble (November 2006- end of April 2007) at,
tel.: +353 21 4902564, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland
(fax: +353 21 4903277)

University College Cork, Ireland

The Department of Classics is offering, in conjunction with its intensive 8-week Summer School in Latin and Greek, the chance for students to acquire Ancient Greek or Latin from scratch to the level of a Bachelor’s degree in just one year. The course is aimed primarily at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum.

The course starts on July 2nd 2007 and consists of two parts. Part A requires completion of the Summer School programme (25 ECTS credits). Part B consists of a total of 9 second and third year courses worth a total of 50ECTS credits which would be completed over the Autumn and Winter semesters here in Cork. The courses cover a variety of authors as well as a more detailed examination of grammar. One course running over both semesters is devoted to reading tailored to each student’s need.

Further information on the Summer School can be found on our website:
with details about the Diploma programme forthcoming.

Further enquiries about the Diploma programme should be directed to:

Dr. Noreen Humble
Department of Classics
University College Cork
Tel. +353-21-4902564, Fax +353-21-4903277


[4] Calls for Papers


From: Richard Parker

Call for papers and posters for the “Bacchus at Brock: Third International Interdisciplinary Wine Conference” to be held at Brock University on June 7, 8, 9, 2007.

The Conference consists of three basic tracks:
The Culture of Wine (including history and culture of wine from the earliest times to the present)
The Science and Technology of Wine
The Business of Wine

The conference includes sessions in each of the three tracks, tasting workshops, integrative sessions and opportunities for wine/culinary experiences in the Niagara Bench and Niagara-on-the-Lake viticulture sub-regions.

For more information including instructions for submissions, visit:



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