Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

13.3.2      2006 11 30      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] Programs

[3] Calls for Papers

[4] Fellowships

[5] Summer Study


[1] Positions Available

From: Lindsay Veres

Grant MacEwan College invites applications for a continuing position in Classics commencing July 1, 2007. As part of the continued growth of the Bachelor of Arts program, the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Science seeks a candidate with a PhD (or solid indication of completion prior to appointment) who demonstrates excellence (or promise of excellence) in teaching and research. The area of specialization is open, but the ability to develop advanced courses in ancient history is desirable. It is expected that the successful candidate will substantially contribute to the development of the Classics program at Grant MacEwan College in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research programme and interests, a teaching portfolio or dossier including course syllabi and student evaluations, samples of scholarly work, and graduate transcripts. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted under separate cover.

Quote Competition No.: 06.11.272

Send all application materials, including reference letters to:

Human Resources Department
Grant MacEwan College
City Centre Campus
7-105, 10700 104 Ave
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2
FAX: (780) 497-5430 PHONE: (780) 497-5434

For further information, contact Bob Irwin, Chair of Humanities, or visit

It is recommended that resumes be submitted electronically in either Word (.doc), Rich Text (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Ensure that your resume includes the Competition Number and Position Title. Please do not password protect the document you submit.

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

Consideration of applications will commence in February 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information about this employment opportunity, please refer to our website at

[2] Programs


From: Brad Levett

The Department of Classics at the Memorial University of Newfoundland would like to announce that it is accepting applications for its MA in Classics for the 2007-8 academic year.

The MA in Classics at Memorial is a one-year programme consisting of 18 credit hours of graduate course work, as well as a) a 15,000 word research essay or b) translation exams in Greek and Latin based on set reading lists. Students will also be tested for competency in French, German or Italian. Funding in the form of fellowships and teaching assistantships is available. Areas of research expertise in the department include Classical art and archaeology, Ancient science and medicine, Ancient Philosophy, Greek literature, and the history and culture of archaic and classical Greece.

For more details on the programme, please visit the department webpage at, or contact Dr. Tana Allen (

[3] Calls for Papers

From: Bonnie MacLachlan <>


Anger in the Ancient World


Graduate Student Conference

University of Western Ontario

March 16-17, 2007


Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Konstan, Brown University


Call for Papers (with extended deadline)


Anger as a primal emotion appears in many facets of Classical culture. We see it reflected in a variety of texts, fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, as well as in art and architecture. From a study of Achilles' rage to Dido's fury and beyond, we can discover much about the ancient world and about ourselves.


We invite graduate students to submit papers to examine diverse aspects of anger in the ancient world. Topics may be drawn from, but are not limited to: literary criticism, ancient philosophy, gender studies, Greek and Latin linguistics, ritual, religion, art and archeology.


Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words by January 15 , 2006 to:


Tyler Miller




From: Thomas Schmidt

Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque

Université Laval
Institut d'études anciennes
28-29 septembre 2007

Les regards portés sur la Seconde Sophistique ont changé à travers les âges. De mouvement strictement sophistique tel que défini par Philostrate, elle est devenue, aux yeux de certains critiques, un phénomène culturel bien plus large, englobant toute la production littéraire de 50 à 250 apr. J.-C. et se caractérisant, d'un point de vue linguistique et littéraire, par un purisme atticisant et un retour aux modèles classiques, et, d'une façon plus générale, par un renouveau des valeurs grecques et une réaffirmation de l'identité hellénique. Mais comment les élites intellectuelles de l'époque se sont-elles perçues, définies et mises en scène elles-mêmes? Comment ont-elles été évaluées par la postérité? Quels jugements pouvons-nous poser sur elles avec nos yeux de modernes?

C'est la multiplicité des regards sur la Seconde Sophistique que le présent colloque se propose d'explorer. Regards des contemporains sur eux-mêmes, sur leurs activités, leurs productions, leur identité. Regards des générations postérieures: celle de Philostrate, bien entendu, mais celle aussi de Libanios, Thémistios et des Pères cappadociens, celles des auteurs byzantins, comme Photios et Psellos, et, plus tard, celle de la Renaissance. Regards des modernes, enfin, mais regards non seulement des littéraires, mais aussi des historiens, des archéologues, des philosophes, des sociologues, etc.

Tout point de vue sur la Seconde Sophistique mérite d'être examiné et c'est de la variété des sujets et des approches que ce colloque espère tirer une meilleure compréhension de la Seconde Sophistique et de son époque.

Veuillez adresser toute proposition de communication, accompagnée d'un résumé de max. 1 page, avant le 16 février 2007, à: Thomas Schmidt, Université Laval, Département des littératures, Pavillon Charles-de-Koninck, Québec (Qc) G1K 7P4 - courriel: - fax: 418-656-2363.

Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and its Times

Québec City
Université Laval
Institut d'études anciennes
September 28-29, 2007

The perception of the Second Sophistic has changed over the centuries. From a strictly sophistic movement, as defined by Philostratus, it has come to be seen by many modern critics as a much larger cultural phenomenon encompassing the whole of the literary production from 50 to 250 CE, which was marked by a trend towards Attic purism in language and style, and, more generally, by a revival of classical Greek values and a strong reaffirmation of Hellenic identity. But how did the elites of that time perceive and define themselves? How have they been judged by posterity? How do we understand them today?

It is this diversity of perspectives on, and perceptions of the Second Sophistic that our conference aims to explore: the perceptions that contemporaries had of themselves, their activities, productions and identity, as well as the perceptions held by later generations, like that of Philostratus, of course, but also those of Libanius, Themistius and the Cappadocian Fathers, the Byzantines (e.g. Photius and Psellus), the Renaissance, and finally our own modern perceptions, be they literary, historical, archaeological, philosophical, sociological or other.

All viewpoints on the Second Sophistic deserve to be explored and it is precisely from the variety of subjects and approaches that our conference hopes to gain a better understanding of the Second Sophistic and its times.

Please send proposals of papers, together with a summary of max. 1 page, before February 16, 2007, to: Thomas Schmidt, Université Laval, Département des littératures, Pavillon Charles-de-Koninck, Québec (Qc) G1K 7P4 - e-mail: - fax: 418-656-2363.


[4] Fellowships

From: Gerald Schaus

The Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG) invites applications for the Elisabeth Alfoldi-Rosenbaum Fellowship to be held at the Institute in Athens from 1 September 2007 to 31 May 2008.

The applicant must be pursuing graduate or post-doctoral studies and have a clear need to work in Greece, and must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. The areas of research should follow those of Prof. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, namely Hellenistic to Early Byzantine, in the fields of archaeology, art history, history, epigraphy or related topics.

In addition to his or her studies, the Fellow will help the Assistant to the Director of CIG with the work in the office and library (10 hours per week). Therefore, some previous experience in Greece and some knowledge of Modern Greek is an asset.

Stipend of $6000 and free accommodations in the CIG hostel for the period of the fellowship.

Write before 15 March 2007, enclosing a curriculum vitae, outlining proposed research and have three referees send letters to the address below.

Professor Sheila Campbell
Pontifical Institute for
Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, ON, M5S 2C4

L'Institut canadien en Grèce (ICG) sollicite des candidatures pour la bourse d'études Elisabeth Alföldi-Rosenbaum à l'Institut à Athènes du 1er septembre 2007 au 31 mai 2008.

Le candidat devrait poursuivre des études avancées ou post-doctorales et avoir besoin de séjourner en Grèce, doit être citoyen canadien ou immigrant reçu. La recherche doit suivre celle de la professeure Alföldi-Rosenbaum, à savoir les époques hellénistique à byzantine ancienne, dans les domaines de l'archéologie, de l'histoire de l'art, de l'histoire, de l'épigraphie, ou d'un sujet apparenté.

En plus de ses études, le Boursier assistera le Directeur Adjoint de l'ICG dans le travail du bureau et de la bibliothèque (10 heures par semaine). On recommande donc une expérience antérieure en Grèce et au moins une connaissance minimale du grec moderne.

Allocation de 6000$, et logement à l'hôtellerie de l'ICG pendant le séjour.

Écrire avant le 15 mars 2007, en incluant un curriculum vitae, une description du programme de recherche et trois lettres de recommandation à l'adresse ci-dessous.

Professor Sheila Campbell
Pontifical Institute for
Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, ON, M5S 2C4

 [5] Summer Study

From: Vergilian Society


Mare Superum: Croatia 25 June - July 7
Italian Friuli and the Croatian coast: Aquileia, Trieste, Porec, Liburnian Zadar, Trogir, and Salona. Optional extensions to Venice and Dubrovink.

The Western Greeks: Reggio And Sicily July 1-13
The spread of Greek civilization to the central Mediterranean from ca 770 to 580 B.C., including the Strait of Messina and both the Ionian (E) and Libyan (S) coasts of Sicily as well as Piazza Armerina, Segesta and Palermo.

Cumae I: Roma Vergiliana et Cinematographica July 1-14
Exploration of ancient history and culture in the city of Rome and the region of Campania in close connection with modern recreations on the screen and with visits to specific cinematic sites. Special focus will be on Vergil's Aeneid on film. Sites to be visited include: Rome, Ostia Antica, Capua, Cumae, Puteoli, Baiae, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Ischia, Capri, and Naples.

Cumae II Urban Greeks, Urban Romans: Building the City in the Shadow Of Vesuvius. July 16- 28
Major questions of the urban planning and design that make the enchanted terrain along the Bay of Naples so rich a showcase of the problems of daily life in antiquity.

Cumae III: Cumae and The Flaming Fields: Gateway To The West July 30-August 11

Cumae and the Flaming Fields along the Bay of Naples. Walk in the footsteps where ancient authors imagined Odysseus and Aeneas, the land of the dead, the site where Christ rose from the dead in medieval legend, and where gods defeated giants. Includes Terracina, Sperlonga, Cumae, Lakes Lucrinus and Avernus, Pozzuoli (where St Paul was received by early Christians in Italy), Solfatara, Bacoli's Piscina Mirabilis, the museums of Naples and Baiae, Vergil's tomb, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Capri, and Beneventum.

For tour or scholarship information, and for application forms, please consult our website,, or contact Holly Lorencz, Secretary, Vergilian Society,, tel. (314) 993-4040 x341 c/o John Burroughs School, 755 S. Price Road, St. Louis MO 631


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