Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin Canadien des Etudes Anciennes

15.7      2009 03 07     ISSN 1198-9149


Editor/Rédacteur: Michael P. Fronda (McGill University)


Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada/Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne des études classiques 

President: Jonathan Edmondson (York University, Toronto)
Secretary/ Secrétaire: John Serrati (McGill University, Montreal)
Treasurer/ Trésorier: Annabel Robinson (University of Regina)



[1] CCB/BCEA Announcements

[2] Association Announcements and News

[3] Positions Available

[4] Calls for Papers and Conference/Lecture Announcements

[5] Scholarships and Competitions

[6] Summer Study and Field Schools

[7] Varia

[1]  CCB/BCEA Announcements

From the CCB editor

March Issue sent early

I received several requests to send out a special issue of the CCB, to include time-sensitive announcements that were not submitted on time for the February regular issue. It made the most sense instead to send out the March regular issue early rather than on the 15th, and include all of the announcements submitted since last month. I may send an additional special issue on March 15, if there is an urgent need. Otherwise, the regular mailing schedule will be resumed on April 15.

I remind all subscribers that if you wish to submit an announcement for the CCB, please email me on or before the 10th of the month in which you want the announcement to appear. Special editions will only be sent out infrequently. Thanks!


CCB Hiatus in May

This is an early notification that the CCB will go on hiatus for the month of May. I will be unavailable for the entire month, so there will be no regular issue OR any special issues. If you have anouncements for May, please make sure that you send them to me by the 10th of April.

[2] Association Announcements and News

From Leanne Bablitz

CAC-AAH Meetings (May 2009): UPDATE

CAC-AAH meetings
University of British Columbia
12-16 May 2009

Update: The preliminary program for the AAH is now up on the conference website. The acceptance notices for papers for the CAC have been sent out and we're hoping to have the preliminary program set, approved by council, and posted to the website by the end of the month. Registration for both conferences is now open - early bird deadlines are March 31st and April 10th respectively. Registration costs have increased slight Forms are found on the conference website. On-campus accommodation can now be booked - the link to online reservations is found on the website. The room block will be held for us until April 10th. There are apparently a number of conferences on campus in May - I fear that any attempt to book a room AFTER April 10th will meet with no success. Please book before April 10th! We're looking forward to seeing everyone! regards, Leanne

[3] Positions Available

From Michelle George

McMaster University

The Department of Classics at McMaster University invites applications for a contractually limited appointment to run for one year (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010).  The successful candidate will teach 6 courses (3 per term), including classical archaeology (1 Greek archaeology, 3 Roman archaeology) and two sections of first year Latin.  A PhD in Classics with specialization in Archaeology is required, and a record of excellent teaching is preferred.  Applicants should send (in hard copy only) a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and a sample of their writing, to Dr. Michele George, Chair, Department of Classics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2, Canada; fax: 905-577-6930. Applications must be received by April 1, 2009, and applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to reach the department by the same date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, those legally able to work in Canada and at McMaster University will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.  Accordingly, the University especially encourages applications from women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities

More information on Classics at McMaster is available on our website:


From Angela Kalinowski

University of Saskatchewan
Department of History -Term position in Classics

The Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a one-year term appointment in Classics, with possibility of renewal for an additional two years, beginning July 1, 2009.  The successful applicant will be one of three Classics faculty in the History Department and will also be part of the interdisciplinary Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies program in the College of Arts and Science. Teaching will include first-year Latin, senior Latin (applicant’s choice of author), as well as one class each in Greek and Roman civilization.  We encourage applications from Classics scholars whose research area is material culture with a proven ability to integrate his or her specialization into the broader cultural environment (literary, artistic, social, philosophical, linguistic). A demonstrated ability to teach Latin at all levels is required. Completed PhD and refereed publications are strongly preferred, as is evidence of excellence in teaching.

This appointment will be at the Lecturer level (current starting salary $56,667). Applicants should submit their letter of application, curriculum vitae and any other supporting materials, and should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Valerie Korinek, Head, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5  (fax: 306-966-5852) E-mail:

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of History and Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies websites: and

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan a growing city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a wide variety of leisure opportunities.

The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities, and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000. The University is one Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences. There are over 8000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 350 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity. We therefore encourage applications from members of designated groups (women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities) and we encourage them to self-identify on their applications. All qualified candidates will be considered but Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority (please indicate your status).

The deadline for applications is: April 30, 2009.


From: Sonja Bermingham

University of Victoria, Department of Greek and Roman Studies

Subject to funding, the Department of Greek and Roman Studies has sessional teaching available in the following courses for 2009-2010:

GRS 100         A01            Greek and Roman Civilization (the Greek half only of a year long course)
GRS 200         A01            Greek and Roman Mythology
GREE 101      A01            Introductory Ancient Greek I
LATI 101       A01            Introductory Latin I

GRS 250         A01            The Contribution of Greek and Latin to the English Language
GRS 335         A01            Women in the Greek and Roman World
LATI 102        A01            Introductory Latin II

The Department solicits expressions of interest from individuals qualified to teach these courses. Preference will be given to instructors who already have experience teaching the courses. Please send (by e-mail) expressions of interest which include a current CV and an indication of previous experience, to Cedric A.J. Littlewood, Chair, Department of Greek and Roman Studies,, by April 30, 2009. A decision should be made within 10 days.

These appointments are within CUPE, local 4163 (component 3), Sessional Lecturers certification. The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginal persons. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian Citizens and permanent residents. The Department of Greek and Roman Studies reserves the right to fill additional teaching assignments from the pool of applicants for this posting.

Posted Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

[4] Calls for Papers and Conference/Lecture Announcements

From Steeve Bélanger

La mystique dans la gnose et chez Plotin
Journées d’études internationales organisées par
Jean-Marc-Narbonne et Paul-Hubert Poirier
Les journées d’études internationales sur La mystique dans la gnose et chez Plotin se dérouleront à l’Université Laval les 20 et 21 mars 2009 et réuniront neuf spécialistes universitaires qui apporteront un éclairage renouvelé sur les premiers textes de notre tradition à relater une expérience de remontée, de contact et d'union intime de l'âme avec le divin.  Les deux trois premiers siècles de l'ère chrétienne, principalement à Alexandrie et à Rome, furent le théâtre de la rencontre entre la tradition grecque, notamment platonicienne, et différents courants de pensée gnostiques et hermétiques venus d'Orient ou imprégnés d'influences orientales.  L'école de Plotin, au IIIe siècle à Rome, fut au cœur de ce croisement, Plotin comptant parmi ses auditeurs des gnostiques dits « séthiens », c'est-à-dire des gnostiques chrétiens platonisants, et c'est peut-être ainsi, pour une part au moins, qu'est né le « néoplatonisme » proprement dit, fruit de ces échanges qui allait communiquer au platonisme classique une sensibilité neuve, et finalement faire naître ce qui, depuis, nous est retransmis diversement sous le vocable de « mystique ».
Dates : 20 et 21 mars 2009
Lieu : Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, 413-Z
Entrée libre

Avis et programme [PDF]


From: Paul Vadan

Montreal Classics Collquium: Call for Papers

The McGill Classics Students Association is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the second annual Montréal Classics Colloquium, tentatively to be held Friday, March 27th, 2009.

The Classics Colloquium is a unique opportunity for advanced undergraduates and graduates in the field of Classics and Ancient History to present their research papers before an audience of faculty and colleagues from across the city of Montréal.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit your research in one of the following formats to for review either one of the following:

- a completed paper (10+ pages in length; however, presentation will be 15 minutes);
- a half-page synopsis of your research;
- an introduction and (tentative) conclusion revealing the direction of your paper.

The deadline for all submissions is March 15, 2009.


[5] Scholarships and Competitions

No announcements this month.


[6] Summer Study and Field Schools

From: Jane Francis

Monuments and Artifacts of Ancient Greece: A Study Tour in Greece and Crete

Concordia University (CMLL) is offering a 23-day study tour of Greece entitled “Monuments and Artifacts of Ancient Greece.” This tour will be held from May 5th through 28th, 2009, and will be led by Drs. George W.M. Harrison and Jane Francis.

This course will lead students to many of the major archaeological sites and museums in mainland Greece and Crete. 3-credits for CLAS 370 are available through Concordia. Grading will be based on one oral report on site and two short research papers based on material studied on the tour; topics and pertinent bibliography will be assigned to students prior to departure. It is also possible to audit the course, although the Concordia fee for auditing will be imposed.

Final costs are yet to be determined but will be around $3300 Canadian, if there are sufficient numbers of participants. This amount will cover all accommodations, ground/sea travel, and breakfasts during the 23 days of the course. Students are responsible for obtaining appropriate travel insurance, the cost/arrangements of their airfare to Greece, other food, and Concordia tuition costs. In order to gain free entrance to sites and museums, students must be members of the Canadian Institute in Greece ($20 with proof of student ID) and to obtain a Museum/Site pass through the Institute ($10).

The deadline for application to this course will be mid-March. For further information, please contact Dr. George W.M. Harrison ( or Dr. Jane Francis (

Contact information: Dr. George W.M. Harrison (
Dr. Jane Francis (


From claswww@Dal.Ca

Dalhousie Summer Latin Courses

CLAS 1800--Introduction to Latin
(Held with CLAS 2810)
May 11-June 26
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:05a-11:25a
Instructor: C. Grundke

CLAS 2810--Latin Prose
(Held with CLAS 1800)
May 11-June 26
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:05a-11:25a
Instructor: C. Grundke

More information is available at:

[7] Varia

From: Jeremy Trevett

Training to be a teacher of Latin or Greek at York University.

Starting in 2009/10 the Faculty of Education at York University will be offering Classical Studies (Latin) and Classical Studies (Greek) as teaching subjects at the Intermediate/Senior level (Grades 7-12) of its Bachelor of Education program. Students who are interested in training to be teachers of Latin will choose Classical Studies (Latin) as one of their two teaching subjects. Classical Studies (Greek) is also available. The Bachelor of Education may be earned either consecutively, after the completion of an undergraduate degree, or consecutively, at the same time as an undergraduate degree.

The application deadline for the concurrent program for 2009/10 is 20 March 2009. The next application deadline for the consecutive program will be late November 2009.

For further information, please download the information sheet from, or contact York’s Faculty of Education at (416) 736-5001 or, or see

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