Contents / Table des matières

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces et nouvelles de l'Association
• CAC Western Lecture Tour

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA
• No announcement this month / Rien à signaler ce mois-ci

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
• UBC: Assistant Professor of Greek Language and Literature (tenure-track)
• ROM: Postdoctoral research fellowship
• UNC Chapel Hill: Tenure-track appointment in Latin prose
• UdeM: Poste en langue et littérature grecques anciennes

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences; appels à communications
• Windsor: Seventh Annual Windsor Classics Undergraduate Conference
• Waterloo: Seleucid Study Day II: see section [7]

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses et concours
• CIG: Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi Fellowship / Bourse Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi

[6] Summer Study, Field Schools, Online Courses / Cours d'été, écoles de terrain, cours "en ligne"
• No announcement this month / Rien à signaler ce mois-ci

[7] Varia (including members' new books and PhD dissertations / dont les nouveaux livres et thèses de doctorat des membres)
• Two new books this month / Deux nouveaux livres ce mois-ci
• Memorial service for Emmett Robbins
• Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies: activities and events

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

From: James Chlup

31 October – 4 November 2011

Professor Victoria Wohl, University of Toronto

• Monday, 31 October
  University of Manitoba — Living the Law in Democratic Athens
  University of Winnipeg — Living the Law in Democratic Athens

• Tuesday, 1 November
  University of Alberta — The Politics of Enmity in Euripides' Orestes

• Wednesday, 2 November
  University of Calgary — The Politics of Enmity in Euripides' Orestes

• Thursday, 3 November
  University of British Columbia — The Politics of Enmity in Euripides' Orestes

• Friday, 4 November
  University of Victoria — The Politics of Enmity in Euripides' Orestes

For information on the CAC Western Tour, please contact James Chlup, Department of Classics, University of Manitoba:

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

No announcement this month / Rien à signaler ce mois-ci

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler

From: Susanna Braund

Assistant Professor of Greek language and literature (tenure-track)

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) at the University of British Columbia–Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, effective July 1, 2012, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The primary research focus of the position is in Greek literature, particularly poetry, but we also welcome applications from candidates working on intersections between Greek and Roman literature and culture. The person appointed will be willing and able to teach Greek language and literature at every level including graduate level; the ability to teach Latin too will be an advantage.

The successful applicant must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2012) and must have demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship along with enthusiasm for teaching in a department with the unique combination of fields present in CNERS. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching and to participate fully in graduate supervision, departmental service, events and initiatives.

The programs, faculty research interests and general activities of CNERS are found at

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, an example of their published research, a current CV containing full contact information, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to Dr Susanna Braund, Acting Head, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia, Buchanan C227, 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada, email by the deadline of November 15th 2011.

Application materials must be submitted by 15 November 2011, as noted above.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

From: Kay Sunahara

Rebanks Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s pre-eminent international museum and houses important collections in World Cultures and Natural History.

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto invites applications for a Rebanks Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Classical Archaeology. A two-year fellowship with a grant of $50,000 a year, the Rebanks Fellowship program provides Canadian citizens or Canadian landed immigrants who have obtained their doctorate in the last five years the opportunity to pursue their research with the support of one of Canada’s leading research institutions. The Rebanks Research Fellowship is open to scholars working in most aspects of Greek and Roman archaeology. We seek applicants with significant research potential whose work complements the strengths of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Greek and Roman collections. Museum experience and familiarity with web page development are also preferred. The Fellow would have some collection and exhibit responsibilities and would be expected to interact with the public through lectures, gallery activities and web based-media. Publication opportunities may be available to Rebanks Fellows through the publishing arm of the Museum.

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing their research project, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Department Head, Department of World Cultures, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada. Application materials must be received by November 18, 2011 for consideration. Only Canadian citizens or Canadian landed immigrants who have received their Ph.D. after November 1, 2006 are eligible for the position. We especially encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The ROM wishes to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

From: James Rives

The Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an assistant professor in Latin prose for a tenure-track appointment. The area of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates working on prose of the Republican or Augustan periods, and those with an ability to teach Latin epigraphy at the graduate level. Teaching duties will include graduate courses in Latin prose, as well as undergraduate courses in Latin and classical civilization.

Applicants should demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and a serious commitment to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preference will be given to those with Ph.D. in hand or those who can provide assurances of completing the degree by July 1, 2012. UNC Chapel Hill is an EOE employer. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants apply online at and attach a letter of application and Curriculum Vitae. Four letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Professor Robert Babcock, Chair, Latin Prose Search Committee, Department of Classics, CB #3145, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145. Applications must be completed by November 15, 2011 for consideration.

Email inquiries should be addressed to: The Department’s website is at

From: Louis-André Dorion

J'ai l'immense plaisir de vous informer que l'Université de Montréal vient d'ouvrir un poste en langue et littérature grecques anciennes. Il s'agit d'un poste menant à la permanence, dont l'entrée en fonction est fixée au 1er juin 2012. La description du poste et les modalités du concours sont disponibles sur le site du Département de philosophie.

Comme le Centre d'études classiques de l'Université de Montréal n'est pas un département, c'est le Département de philosophie qui procède au recrutement du professeur de grec, mais il est bien entendu que l'enseignement et les recherches du professeur de grec se font dans le cadre des programmes offerts par le Centre d'études classiques.

[NDLR: Les candidats doivent faire parvenir leur dossier au plus tard le 15 décembre 2011.]

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

From: Max Nelson

The Seventh Annual Windsor Classics Undergraduate Conference

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in conjunction with the Humanities Research Group of the University of Windsor is pleased to sponsor its seventh annual Classics Undergraduate Conference to be held on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Undergraduate majors in Classical Civilization or related fields are invited to submit abstracts (of 300 words maximum) for a 15 to 20 minute talk on any aspect of ancient Greece or Rome.  Please include name, year, and student number as well as a phone number or e-mail address with your submission, which is to be made to Dr. Max Nelson (who can be contacted by e-mail at  The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 31, 2012.  Notification of acceptance will be provided by February 15, 2012.

Dr. Max Nelson
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Tel: (519) 253-3000, ext. 2886
Fax: (519) 971-3648

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses et concours

From: Sheila Campbell

The Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi Fellowship

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute in Greece invite applications for the Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi Fellowship to be held in Athens, Greece, from 1 September, 2012 to 31 May 2013.

The applicant must be pursuing graduate of post-doctoral studies, have a clear need to work in Greece, and must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

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 the 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 will be any aspect of Hellenic studies, from ancient to Byzantine, and in any academic discipline, but preference shall be given to a candidate working in the field archaeology, art history or epigraphy. 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 Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi Fellowship.

The Fellow will receive a stipend of $8,000 and free accommodation in the CIG hostel for the period of the fellowship.

To apply, write by email to Dr. Sheila Campbell by 1 March 2012, including a curriculum vitae, outlining the proposed research project. Please arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by email.

Bourse Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi de l'Institut canadien en Grèce

L'Institut canadien en Grèce sollicite les candidatures pour la bourse d'études Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi 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 Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi. Allocation de $8000 et logement à l'hôtellerie de l'ICG pendant le séjour.

Posez votre candidature en contactant Mme Sheila Campbell par courrier électronique avant le 1er mars 2012. Inclure un curriculum vitae et une description du programme de recherche. Les candidat(e)s doivent aussi demander à deux répondants de faire parvenir leur lettre de recommandation à Mme Campbell par courrier électronique.

[6] Summer Study, Field School, Online Courses / Cours d'été, écoles de terrain, cours "en ligne"

No announcement this month / Rien à signaler ce mois-ci

[7] Varia (including members' new books and doctoral dissertations /
dont les nouveaux livres et thèses de doctorat des membres)

Donald W. Baronowski, Polybius and Roman Imperialism. Duckworth/Bloomsbury Academic, 2011. Pp. 256. ISBN 9780715639429 (hardback).

Velleius Paterculus, The Roman History, Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by J. C. Yardley and Anthony A. Barrett. Hackett Publishing Company, 2011. Pp. xlvii + 174. ISBN 978-1-60384-592-2 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60384-591-5 (paper).

From: Guy Chamberland

There will be a memorial service for Emmett Robbins on Thursday November 3, 16:00–19:00 in Toronto, Brennan Hall of St. Michael's College. All Welcome but RSVPs appreciated by October 25, 2011: Ann-Marie Matti (

From: Riemer Faber

The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies announces the following activities and events.

Currently the institute is playing host to Professor Elizabeth Carney, of Clemson University. Sponsored by the Onassis Foundation through its University Seminar Program, Prof. Clemson is participating in a graduate seminar, lecturing in a senior undergraduate course, giving a presentation to the university community, and providing advice in research. A historian who has published on topics that include Alexander, Arsinoë, and women in military leadership, Dr. Carney is conducting  a study into the lives and careers of Hellenistic women in political positions.


The Institute is pleased to announce the "Seleucid Study Day II". Following the successful "Seleucid Study Day I" held at the University of Exeter in August 2011 (see HSozKult), the Institute will host a research workshop on Wednesday November 9, 2011, in Hagey Hall 334, University of Waterloo. Participation is free and guests are welcome, though they are kindly requested to contact Dr. Altay Coşkun in advance ( The Preliminary Program is as follows:

Seleucid Study Day II
Wednesday November 9, 2011

13:15   Welcome

13:30   Section I: Queens, Princesses, and Marriage Politics at the Seleucid Court  (chaired by Altay Coşkun & Sheila Ager, UW)

13:30   1) Sheila Ager (UW): Ptolemaic Queens in the Seleucid House

13:55   2) Alex McAuley (McGill): Once a Seleucid, always a Seleucid: Seleucid Princesses and their Nuptial Courts

14:20   Discussion I

14:50   Tea & Coffee Break

15:10   3) Gillian Ramsey (Leicester, UK): Laodike II vs Berenike Phernophoros: Queenship and Seleucid Polygamy

15:35   4) Monica d’Agostini (Bologna, Milan, & UW): The Seleucids and the Marriage Policy in Asia Minor in 245

16:00   Discussion II

16:30   Tea & Coffee Break

17:00   Section II: War of Brothers and Roman War  (chaired by Hans Beck, McGill)

17:00   5) Altay Coşkun (UW): The Third Syrian War and the War of Brothers Revisited

17:25   6) Kyle Erickson (Trinity St David, Lampeter, Wales): Different Apollos? The War of the Brothers in the Coinage of Seleucus II and Antiochus Hierax

17:50   Discussion III

18:20   7) Federico Russo (Konstanz, Germany): The Syrian War: a Rerun of the Persian Wars?

18:45   Discussion IV and Announcements.

Thereafter: Drinks & Dinner


The Institute is pleased to announce also the upcoming visit of one its Research Associates, Professor Arthur Eckstein (University of Maryland). A widely-published specialist in Hellenistic history, Professor Eckstein will give a lecture entitled "Polybius, the 'Treaty of Philinus', and the History of Roman Accusations Against Carthage", on Thursday November 10, 2011, 1:00-2:30 in Room 235 of the Physics Building, University of Waterloo. The lecture is open to the public.