Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

13.8.3      2007 05 03      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] AGA de la SCEC /CAC AGM 2007
[2] Positions Available
[3] Conference Announcements
[4] Varia

Editor's Note: I will be out of the country from 26 May through the end of June. Consequently, no bulletins will be published during that time. If you have something you know you would like sent out, please send to me prior to 20 May. I apologize for the inconvenience.

[1] AGA de la SCEC /CAC AGM 2007

From: Annabel Robinson

Travel Reimbursement for the Annual General Meeting

This is to encourage all of you who are looking for travel reimbursement to apply first to your own university.

As in previous years, the CAC has received a modest amount from SSHRC for reimbursement of travel to the AGM. This will be allocated in the first instance to students giving papers, and after that whatever is left will be equitably divided among others attending the conference. We will not know how much we can reimburse anyone until all the applications are in, and the more people who secure travel funding from their own institutions the better we will be able to assist those who have no other source of funds. An application form will be provided at the conference.

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[2] Positions Available

From: Ivan Cohen

The Department of Classics at Mount Allison University invites applications for a one-year Margaret and Wallace McCain Fellowship for 2007-2008. Established on the initiative of the McCain family, the Fellowship is intended to enhance teaching at the University while adding new elements of research/creative activity.

Applications are invited from those who have recently completed their Ph.D. in any area of Classical Studies. The Department is particularly interested in candidates at the beginning of their careers who could both learn from their experience at Mount Allison and contribute to the full range of Classical history and language courses taught by the Department.

The appointment will commence July 1, 2007. The Fellowship offers a competitive salary and the University provides additional research and travel funds. Relocation assistance and a complete benefits package are also provided.

Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Ivan M. Cohen, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Classics, Mount Allison University, 63D York Street, Sackville, N.B. E4L 1G9, Ph: (506) 364-2558, Fax: (506) 364-2645, E-mail:

The review of applications will begin May 11, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

From: Jennifer Moore

The Department of Ancient History & Classics, Trent University, is seeking applications for individual course stipends in "Greek Myth & Mythology" (AHCL 250, September 2007 to April 2008), "Women in Ancient Greece" (AHCL 231H, September to December 2007), and "Women in Ancient Rome" (AHCL 232H, January to April 2008). Applicants should note that these three courses cannot be combined to create a single position.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2007. For full details on each stipend and application requirements, please go to Please note one correction to the ads: the applications should be addressed to Dr. Hugh Elton, Acting Chair (same address). Queries may be sent to Dr. Elton at

Trent University is an employment equity employer and especially invites applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and disabled persons. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

From: Monica Hretsina


The Department of Humanities at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a one-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment in Classics at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008. Classics is part of a multi-disciplinary Humanities department in which about 1,000 students a year take courses in Classical Studies.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Classics completed or near completion. Although no specific research field is specified for this position, the department is particularly interested in candidates who push beyond conventional boundaries in Classical Studies. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, as well as an ability and willingness to teach a diverse group of courses, is required. The successful candidate will teach 5 half courses and will be responsible primarily for providing courses in Greek and Roman History. The candidate should also be prepared to teach more broadly in the areas of ancient civilization and culture in both large lectures and smaller seminars.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and teaching materials to Professor William R. Bowen, Chair, Department of Humanities, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON, M1C 1A4, Canada. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Professor Bowen. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2007.

UTSC is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages.

The University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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[3] Conference Announcements

From: Bradley Mark

Conference: 'Pollution and Propriety: dirt, disease and hygiene in Rome from antiquity to modernity'
An international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at the British School at Rome, 21-22 June 2007.
Keynote speaker: Prof Dame Mary Douglas.
For further details, and registration, see:

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[4] Varia

From: Laura Lippman




2008 APA- Chicago

Directed by Laura and Mike Lippman

This year we will continue the tradition of CAMP sponsored productions with a staged reading of the rarely-performed Cyclops, the sole complete example of a satyr play that survived from antiquity. We hope to experiment with this unusual genre in an original way to show off the various talents of the classics community that extend (pun, we are embarrassed to say, intended) beyond the academic into other realms. Additionally, the play will be a much-needed comic break from the solemnity and the high-pressure atmosphere that is a common experience of the APA. In other words, we hope to place the satyr play in a modern context parallel to where it was in antiquity. Ideally, catharsis will be experienced by all.

PARTS FOR ACTORS: (all parts are open to both men and women)
An indeterminate number of satyrs, sailors, sheep and slaves.


In addition to actors, we invite volunteers whose abilities can shine forth in other respects. Choreographers and other didaskaloi with movement experience would be ideal to help work with the chorus.

Costumes for the sailors, sheep, satyrs and most especially the cyclops can take all sorts of manifestations and there are many opportunities for a great deal of creativity. Mask and phallus-makers would be welcome. Experience is not required, originality is.

We also invite singers who do not necessarily want to act and musicians of any type. Our vision includes music that may sound appropriate to the time period, but also modern pieces, both pop and otherwise. As with costumes, there will be a lot of room for variety.

If you are interested:
1) please contact either of the Lippmans at or by August 1, 2007.
2) indicate the part of production in which you would like to participate and your talents/experience in that area as well as your contact information for the summer and for the academic year. The more specific your description of yourself, the better. We will follow up and request further information, if necessary, later this summer.
3) students and faculty are all welcome and encouraged to get involved.
4) please be sure that you will be able to commit to arriving at the APA by the afternoon of January 3, 2007 in order to give us ample time to rehearse.


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