Contents / Table des matières

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association
~ CAC–SCEC Facebook page

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA
~ From the Editor / Un mot du rédacteur

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
~ Warwick: Research Fellowship in Classics
~ Concordia: Linguistics in the area of Indoeuropean
~ Mount Allison: two positions (post-doc & sabbatical replacement)

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences; appels à communications
~ Alberta: Urban Dreams and Realities / Rêves et réalité urbaines: an Interdisciplinary Conference on the City in Ancient Cultures

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses & concours
~ Grace Irwin Award for Classics / Bourse Grace Irwin pour les Études classiques
~ Institut canadien en Grèce: Bourse Leipen (rappel) / Canadian Institute in Greece: Leipen Fellowship (reminder)

[6] Summer Study & Field Schools
~ Brock: Study Tour to the Mediterranean (Italy)
~ McMaster: Greek and Latin in the Summer

[7] Varia
~ AAH Directory of Ancient Historians
~ Venice to Athens: an invitation from John Yardley

[8] New Publications of CAC Members / Publications nouvelles des membres de la SCÉC
~ One new book in this issue / Un nouveau livre ce mois-ci

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces & nouvelles de l'Association

From: John Porter


The CAC-SCEC now has a page on Facebook at:

The goal is to facilitate communication among our members and potentially increase our profile among students.

Any user of Facebook can join: simply go to the above page and click on the "Like" button. This should allow you to post notices, links and photos; join in on-line discussions, etc.

Feel free to post any items that might be of interest to the group. We particularly encourage notice of:

• events (conferences, colloquia, etc.) to be held in Canada
• events (conferences, colloquia, etc.) of potential interest to classicists anywhere
• notable achievements (awards, publications, grants) of students and scholars working in Canada, and of Canadians abroad
• positions available in Classics and related fields, within Canada and elsewhere
• fellowships, scholarships, post-doctoral positions
• hirings, retirements, or passings in Canadian departments
• new or revised programs
• specialized courses (study abroad or on-line courses; accelerated language classes)
• job opportunities for students
• interesting items in the news related to Classics
• general matters of interest from anywhere in the academic world

The page is in its initial stages and could use your input. In particular, it is pretty much monolingual at the moment: space limitations make it difficult, e.g., to offer a dual introduction to the page, and, since all of the postings have been from me, they are all in English. Any suggestions or comments on how we might address this –other than simply encouraging people from all parts of the country to post items– would be particularly welcome.

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

From: Guy Chamberland

As I was sending Supplementary Issue 17.05.1 of the Bulletin, I became aware that some of you did not receive the form attached to the Call for Nominations. My apologies. As you probably noticed, I included a link to the form which has been posted online. If the link doesn't work, please copy and paste the following address in your favourite browser's address bar:
The deadline is Feb. 20.

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler

From: Guy Chamberland

The Dept of Classics and Ancient History, Warwick invites applications for a research fellowship in Classics. £27,319 - £35,646 pa, Fixed Term Contract for 3 years from October 2011. The successful candidate will research on any aspect of the ancient Greek and Roman world compatible with departmental interests and undertake limited teaching. Requires a PhD in a relevant field and a record of quality work in Greek and Roman studies, preferably with a background in epigraphy or numismatics/ancient economy.

Application deadline: Wednesday 23 February 2011; Interview date: early to mid March 2011.


From: Annette Teffeteller

The Department of Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, is seeking applications for a limited-term appointment in Linguistics in the area of Indo-European. Successful candidates will have a PhD (or equivalent) or be ABD, have an active research profile and broad teaching experience.  In addition to a strong background in Indo-European, with specialized knowledge of two or more ancient Indo-European languages, this candidate is expected to have a solid grounding in syntax and phonology.

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the department contact at the following address:

Dr. Brad Nelson
Chair, Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

This position is subject to budgetary approval. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. The appointment will normally be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2011 and ending May 31, 2012.  Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester.

Review of applications will begin as they are received. All applications should reach the department no later than March 1, 2011.

For additional information please visit our Website at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.


From: Bruce Robertson

The Department of Classics at Mount Allison University invites applications for two positions. The first is a post-doctoral fellowship of one year's duration, beginning on July 1, 2011; the second is a full-time sessional sabbatical leave replacement for 9 months, beginning on August 1, 2011. Both are subject to budgetary approval.

For both positions, the Department of Classics seeks a candidate with an active research programme and appropriate teaching experience. The successful candidate for the post-doctoral position will teach four courses per year in ancient history, ancient literature, Greek and Roman art and archaeology and/or Greek and Latin. The successful candidate for the sabbatical leave replacement will teach five courses per year in ancient history, ancient literature, Greek and Roman art and archaeology and/or Greek and Latin. For this second position, preference will be given to candidates who teach Greek mythology. In both instances, the candidate should possess a Ph.D. and should be willing to teach and research within the framework of the undergraduate programme in Classics. The full-time sessional appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor.

Mount Allison University has earned a national reputation for its excellent undergraduate programs. The Department of Classics teaches both introductory and advanced Greek and Latin language, and also holds a yearly archaeological field school. The University's facilities and growing emphasis on research support make this an attractive place to work, and our location is in a small historic town only 30 minutes from Moncton and its international airport.

Applicants should indicate if they are applying for both positions; if they are applying only for one position, this should also be indicated. An application should include a cover letter noting the courses or areas in which the applicant is prepared to teach, a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and letters of recommendation from three referees, and should be sent in electronic or paper format to:
Dr. Bruce Robertson
Head and Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Classics
Mount Allison University
63D York St.
Sackville, NB E4L 1G9
Tel: 506-364-2695
Fax: 506-364-2645

Consideration of applications will commence on March 15, 2011.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences; appels à communications

From: Adam Kemezis
(Version française sous la version anglaise)

Urban Dreams and Realities: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the City in Ancient Cultures

21–23 October 2011, Edmonton, Alta.
Hosted by the Department of History and Classics
Graduate Program — Ancient Societies and Cultures Specialization

What makes a city more than just a lot of people living in one place? This conference will explore how that question was framed and answered in ancient societies all over the world, and to what extent it is possible to come up with a concept of "the city" that applies across cultural and geographical lines in the ancient world. We welcome abstracts from faculty and advanced graduate students on any aspect of urbanism and urban culture from the ancient civilizations of East Asia, South Asia, the Near East, the Mediterranean Basin or the Pre-Columbian Americas. A principal aim of the conference is to gather people working on similar topics from different disciplinary perspectives, and papers with a comparative focus are especially welcome. Papers and abstracts may be in either English or French.

Possible topics would include both how cities function in a concrete sense, and how they are conceived of more abstractly. Examples include:

The conference is taking place in conjunction with a seminar of the same title being taught collectively by faculty in the ASC specialization. A keynote lecture will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Josef Weisehöfer of the University of Kiel, and we anticipate publication of the proceedings. It may be possible for us to cover all or part of presenters' travel expenses to Edmonton, but this cannot be known until after the deadline for submissions; we will therefore accept abstracts sent with the understanding that the submitter may not be able to attend if funding is unavailable.

Abstracts of 200-400 words should be anonymous, with a separate page containing the following information, which is necessary as we are applying for funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada:

Please send abstracts by 31 March (our replies will follow by 15 April) to Conference Organizer Adam Kemezis (, to whom other inquries should also be directed.


Rêves et réalités urbaines: Conférence interdisciplinaire sur la cité et les cultures anciennes
21-23 octobre 2011, Edmonton, Alta.
Présenté par le Départment d'histoire et d’études classiques
Programme d'études supérieures — Sociétés et cultures anciennes

Qu'est-ce qu'une cité, outre le fait qu'elle se compose de beaucoup de gens qui habitent au même endroit? Cette conférence examinera comment cette question fut formulée et résolue par les sociétés anciennes de toutes les régions du monde, et dans quelle mesure on peut parler d'une conception de «la cité» qui dépasse les frontières culturelles et géographiques du monde ancien. Nous invitons les professeurs et les étudiants de troisième cycle à soumettre leurs résumés de communication sur n'importe quel aspect de l'urbanisme et de la culture urbaine dans les civilisations anciennes de l'Asie, du Proche-Orient, dans la région Méditerranéenne ou dans les Amériques précolombiennes. Un des buts principaux de cette conférence est de rassembler des savants travaillant sur des sujets similaires, mais dans des perspectives disciplinaires diverses; les communications fondées sur une approche comparative sont particulièrement bienvenues. Résumés et communications peuvent être présentées en français ou en anglais.

Les sujets à considérer vont du fonctionnement des cités au quotidien à leur conception au niveau théorique ou abstrait, par exemple:  

La conférence a lieu conjointement avec un cours avancé du même titre enseigné collectivement par plusieurs professeurs dans la spécialisation SCA. Le discours d'ouverture sera prononcé par le Prof. Dr. Josef Weisehöfer de l'Université de Kiel et on prévoit la publication des actes de la conférence. Il sera peut-être possible de rembourser les participants pour leurs dépenses, mais cela ne sera confirmé qu'après la date limite de soumission des résumés; nous accepterons donc les résumés avec la réserve que le soumettant pourrait être empêché de se présenter sans assistance financière.

Les résumés de 200-400 mots doivent être anonymes, avec une page séparée comportant les informations suivantes (requises pour notre demande de soutien financier auprès du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada:

Prière de faire parvenir les résumés avant le 31 mars (avec notre réponse à suivre avant le 15 avril) par courriel à l'organisateur de la conférence, Adam Kemezis (, qui se fera un plaisir de répondre à toute demande d'information.

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses & concours

From: Catherine Mori
(Le français suit l'anglais)

The Grace Irwin Award for Classics (administered by the CAC)

The Grace Irwin Award, worth $500, is designed to reward a secondary school teacher of Latin, Ancient Greek or Classical Civilization who is seeking to upgrade existing abilities by engaging in different types of activities such as an accredited training course or travel to see artefacts/exhibits.

Application procedures for 2010–2011

  1. Eligible applicants: teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek or Classical Civilization.  The teacher should have at least one year's teaching experience and be currently teaching in a Canadian secondary school.  The teacher should also be employed as a teacher of Classics in the year in which she/he would use the award.
  2. Application:  applicants should send a letter of application, plus an up-to-date curriculum vitae, to Catherine A. Mori, Chair of the Grace Irwin Award Committee, c/o St George's School, 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6S 1V1, to arrive no later than April 1st, 2011. In the letter of application, the applicant should provide a detailed outline of the purpose for which the funds are to be used and a timetable for the completion of the proposed activity.
  3. Letter of reference: all applicants should arrange for ONE confidential letter of reference (from a department head or administrator) regarding the applicant's professional activities to be sent to the Chair (address as above) by the same date.

Adjudication process

A committee consisting of the Chair, Vice-President of the Classical Association of Canada, and one other secondary school teacher will review all applications and select the winner of the Grace Irwin Award by May 1st at the latest. The committee shall inform the winner in writing soon thereafter.

Report on completion of project

The winner of the award shall submit a brief written report for the CAC website to the Chair of the committee as soon as the project is complete and in any case by January 1st of the calendar year following the granting of the award. The Chair will communicate this report to the CAC council at their next meeting.

[Editor's note: Marion Hensel's report for 2009/10 can be accessed on the CAC website]


Bourse Grace Irwin pour les études classiques (gérée par la SCEC)

La bourse Grace Irwin, d'une valeur de 500$, récompense un(e) professeur(e) de latin, de grec ancien ou de civilisation classique au niveau secondaire qui souhaiterait mettre à jour ses compétences par diverses activités comme un cours de perfectionnement ou un voyage pour visiter un musée ou une exposition.

Dépôt des candidatures pour l’année 2010–2011

  1. Candidat(e)s admissibles :  professeur(e)s de latin, de grec ancien ou de civilisation classique.  Le (la) professeur(e) doit avoir au moins une année d'expérience d'enseignement et être actuellement enseignant(e) dans une école secondaire canadienne. Il (elle) doit aussi être en activité comme professeur(e) d'études classiques durant l’année au cours de laquelle il ou elle utiliserait cette bourse.
  1. Comment poser sa candidature :  les candidat(e)s doivent envoyer une lettre de candidature et un curriculum vitae à jour à Catherine A. Mori, présidente du comité de la bourse Grace Irwin, St George's School, 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6S 1V1.  Le formulaire doit arriver au plus tard le 1er avril 2011.  La lettre de candidature doit comprendre un plan détaillé de l'activité projetée et de la manière dont les fonds seront utilisés, et un programme précis pour la réalisation de l'activité choisie.
  1. Lettre de recommandation :  les candidat(e)s doivent faire en sorte qu'UNE seule lettre de recommandation soit envoyée séparément par le répondant.  Cette lettre proviendra d'un(e) directeur(trice) de département ou d’un(e) administrateur(trice) et sera envoyée à la présidente à l'adresse ci-dessus avant la date indiquée.

Processus d'évaluation

Un comité composé de la présidente, du vice-président de la SCEC et d'un(e) autre professeur(e) du niveau secondaire étudiera les candidatures dans le but de sélectionner le (la) gagnant(e) avant le 1er mai au plus tard.  Le comité fera part de sa décision au récipiendaire par écrit et aussi vite que possible.

Rapport après avoir complété le projet

Le (la) gagnant(e) de la bourse présentera un court rapport pour le site web de la Société canadienne des études classiques dès que le projet sera complété et dans tous les cas avant le 1er janvier de l’année civile qui suit l'attribution de cette bourse.  La présidente transmettra ce rapport au Conseil de la Société à sa réunion suivante.

[NDLR: Suivez ce lien vers le site de la SCEC pour lire le rapport de Marion Hensel, récipiendaire en 2009/10]


From: Gerald Schaus
(English below)

Bourse Neda et Franz Leipen de l'Institut canadien en Grèce

L'Institut canadien en Grèce sollicite les candidatures pour la bourse d'études Neda et Franz Leipen à Athènes, Grèce, du 1er septembre 2011 au 31 mai 2012. Le candidat doit être citoyen canadien ou immigrant reçu, doit poursuivre des études avancées ou post-doctorales et doit avoir besoin de séjourner en Grèce.

En plus de ses études, le boursier assistera le directeur adjoint de l'ICG dans le travail de bureau ou à la bibliothèque (10 heures par semaine); il participera aussi aux activités officielles de l'ICG. On recommande donc une expérience antérieure en Grèce et au moins un peu de grec moderne.

Tout aspect des études helléniques, de l'Antiquité jusqu'au Moyen-Âge, et n'importe quelle discipline académique peut servir de point focal des recherches du boursier, mais une préférence sera accordée au candidat qui travaille dans le domaine de la sculpture grecque de l'époque classique à l'époque hellénistique. Dans toute publication éventuelle de ses recherches conduites sous les auspices de cette bourse, le boursier reconnaîtra l'assistance de l'Institut canadien en Grèce ainsi que celle de la bourse d'études Neda et Franz Leipen. Allocation de $8000 et logement à l'hôtellerie de l'ICG pendant le séjour. Écrire avant le 1er mars 2010, en incluant un curriculum vitae, une description du programme de recherche et trois lettres de recommandation, à l'addresse ci-dessous:

Professor Sheila Campbell
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen's Park Cresc.
Toronto Ont. M5S 2C4


Leipen Fellowship – Canadian Institute in Greece

The Canadian Institute in Greece invites applications for The Neda and Franz Leipen Fellowship to be held in Athens, Greece, from 1 September, 2011 to 31 May, 2012. The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, pursuing graduate or post-doctoral studies, and have a clear need to work in Greece.

In addition to his or her studies, the Fellow will spend at least nine months resident in Athens and will provide ten hours of assistance weekly at the Canadian Institute in Greece in the office or library, as well as assisting at the public functions of CIG. The nature of this work is to be determined in consultation with the Director. Some previous experience in Greece and some knowledge of modern Greek is an asset, although not a requirement.

The Fellow's research focus may be any aspect of Hellenic studies, from ancient to mediaeval, and in any academic discipline, but preference will be given to a candidate working in the field of Classical to Hellenistic Greek sculpture. In any subsequent publication of the research work done under the auspices of this fellowship, the recipient will acknowledge both the Canadian Institute in Greece and The Neda and Franz Leipen Fellowship. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $8,000 and free accommodations in the CIG hostel for the period of the fellowship. Applications should be postmarked before March 1, 2011, and should include a curriculum vitae, a description of the planned program of research, and three letters of reference. These should be sent to:

Professor Sheila Campbell
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen’s Park Cresc.
Toronto Ont. M5S 2C4

[6] Summer Study & Field School

From: Katharine T. von Stackelberg

CLAS/VISA 3M25: Study Tour to the Mediterranean (Italy)

Houses, Villas and Gardens of Ancient and Renaissance Rome

May 16–June 5, 2011

The study tour is designed to introduce students to the major Roman and Renaissance monuments in Italy, with a specific focus on houses, villas and gardens. Students will engage in the active exploration of the art and architecture of Italy and its impact on the Renaissance through walking lectures, guided tours of major sites and visits to museums. Sites to be visited include: Rome, Ostia, Tivoli, Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Baiae. Enrollment is limited to 19 students. Supplementary fees apply.

Estimated costs: $4740

Supplementary fee includes:

Critical dates:

March 11, 2011: Application form and $500 deposit due

April 8, 2011: Final payment of supplemental course fee due

Any questions? Please contact Dr. Katharine von Stackelberg


From: Claude Eilers


The Department of Classics at McMaster University is pleased to announce that the first Summer Program in Classical Languages offered at the McMaster campus in the summer sessions of 2011/12. Our offerings will include:

• LATIN 1Z03, Beginner's Latin I (May 2 – June 17) will cover Wheelock's Latin chapters 1-16

• LATIN 1ZZ3, Beginner's Latin II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will cover Wheelock chapters 17-32

• LATIN 2A03, Intermediate Latin I (May 2 – June 17) will finish Wheelock and begin reading adapted texts

• LATIN 2AA3, Intermediate Latin II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will begin reading unadapted Classical authors

• GREEK 1Z03, Beginner's Greek I (May 2 – June 17) will cover Hansen and Quinn's, Greek an Intensive Course, units 1-6

• GREEK 1ZZ3, Beginner's Greek II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will cover Hansen and Quinn units 7-11

• GREEK 2A03, Intermediate Greek I (May 2 – June 17) will finish Hansen and Quinn

• GREEK 2AA3, Intermediate Greek II (June 20 – Aug. 5) will begin reading Classical texts

For more information, see the website at

or email Dr. Claude Eilers at

Instructors, please let your students and colleagues know !!

[7] Varia

From: Leanne Bablitz

The Association of Ancient Historians, North America's premiere professional organization for scholars of the Ancient Mediterranean world, is updating its Directory of Ancient Historians in the United States and Canada.  Data for the entries were assembled from universities and colleges across the two countries and is available on the AAH website at

Many of you already sent me your information but perhaps some of you forgot.  Could everyone who considers themselves an historian please go to the above site, check their own information and also see if there are people that you think should be on the list who aren't.  If you find such people, please send the missing person/people an email and tell them to get their information into the website – there's an online form available there. I would really like to see this listing be as complete as possible before it moves to a print format.


From: Guy Chamberland

Many of you know John Yardley, Professor Emeritus (Ottawa) and former President of the CAC. John invites you to consider joining him on a cruise on the Adriatic (Venice to Athens) which he will escort, Sept. 20–Oct. 3. Please follow this link for more information!

[8] New publications of CAC Members (Books Only) / Publications nouvelles des membres de la SCÉC (monographies seulement)

G. Greatrex, R. Phenix, & C. Horn, The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor: Church and War in Late Antiquity (Translated Texts For Historians, 55), Liverpool University Press, 2011. With contributions by Sebastian P. Brock & Witold Witakowski. 562pp, 210 x 147mm, cased. Publishing January 2011.

The Chronicle attributed to Zachariah of Mytilene is one of the most important sources for the history of the church from the Council of Chalcedon in 451 to the early years of the reign of Justinian (527–65). It contains a wealth of important historical information concerning the history of Christianity in the fifth and sixth centuries, particularly the theological controversies over the divinity and humanity of Christ. These are supported with detailed – sometimes colourful – anecdotes and a number of important letters.

This is the first translation into a modern language in over a hundred years of a vital source for the history of church and empire in Late Antiquity. It will be an important resource for understanding the development behind modern dynamics of Christianity in Turkey, Iraq, and the Near East generally.

Geoffrey Greatrex is Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. Robert R. Phenix is a homemaker and independent scholar. Cornelia B. Horn is Assistant Professor at the Saint Louis University, USA