Contents / Sommaire

[1] Association Announcements & News / Annonces et nouvelles de l'Association
• Formal call for nominations — 2012 (reminder) / Appel officiel de candidatures — 2012 (rappel)
• Desmond Conacher Scholarship 2012 / Bourse Desmond Conacher 2012

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA
• Un mot du rédacteur / A word from the Editor

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler
• Mt Allison: Full-Time appointment (9 months)
• York: One-year Sessional Assistant Professor position

[4] Calls for Papers; Conference & Lecture Announcements / Conférences; appels à communications
• CACW: program, schedule and abstracts for "Visualizing Antiquity"
• Fondation Humanitas: Public reading – Socrates: The Ultimate Freedom
• Laurentienne / Laurentian: Savoirs et pratiques de gestion intégrée des bords de l'eau – Riparia
• Manitoba: CFP – Languages & Cultures of Conflicts & Atrocities
• Waterloo: WIHS: 1—Workshop: The Ancient (and Modern) Relationship Between Art and Text; 2—Two lectures
• Brock University Archaeological Society's 23rd Annual Scholarly Symposium

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses et concours
• Mt Allison: Crake Doctoral Fellowship
• CIG: Rosenbaum Alföldi Fellowship / ICG: Bourse Rosenbaum Alföldi

[6] Summer Study, Field Schools, Online Courses / Cours d'été, écoles de terrain, cours "en ligne"
• St Mary's: Archaeological Field School in Italy (reminder & update)
• Mt Allison & Saint Mary's: Archaeological Field School in Italy

[7] Varia (including members' new books & PhD dissertations / dont les nouveaux livres et thèses de doctorat des membres)
• Fondation Humanitas: Socrate – L’ultime liberté: mourir dans la dignité
• Section canadienne de l’Association pour l’Antiquité Tardive / Canadian section of the Association for Late Antiquity
• One new book this month & a corrigendum
• Because Classics Matters ! — An outreach questionnaire
• Waterloo: WIHS: Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar

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

From: Jonathan Edmondson

link to nomination form ]

REMINDER: The Nominating Committee (2012) of the Classical Association of Canada —Marie-Pierre Bussières (Université d’Ottawa), Jonathan Edmondson (York University, Chair, ex officio), Bruce Robertson (Mt Allison University) and Selina Stewart (University of Alberta)— invites members to submit nominations for six positions which will fall vacant in May 2012:

All nominations must meet the requirements of the By-Laws of the Association (see FORM) and be submitted to the Secretary by 20 February 2012 at the following address:

       Dr. Guy Chamberland, Secretary, CAC/SCEC,
       Department of Classical Studies,
       Thorneloe College of Laurentian University,
       Sudbury, ON.  P3E 2C6.
       Fax : (705) 673 4979; e-mail:


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RAPPEL: Le comité des candidatures (2012) de la Société Canadienne des Études Classiques —Marie-Pierre Bussières (Université d’Ottawa), Jonathan Edmondson (Université York, Président, ex officio), Bruce Robertson (Mt Allison) et Selina Stewart (Alberta)— invite les membres à soumettre des mises en candidature pour six postes vacants à partir de mai 2012:

Toutes les mises en candidature doivent être conformes aux règlements de la Société (voir le formulaire) et être soumises au secrétaire, le 20 février 2012 au plus tard, à l’adresse suivante:

       Dr. Guy Chamberland, Secrétaire, CAC/SCÉC,
       Department of Classical Studies,
       Thorneloe College of Laurentian University,
       Sudbury, ON.  P3E 2C6.
       Fax : (705) 673 4979; e-mail:

From: Patrick Baker

Call for applications — This scholarship is offered in memory of Desmond Conacher, formerly Professor of Classics at Trinity College, Toronto, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Honorary President of the Classical Association of Canada. Its purpose is to assist and encourage a young scholar entering graduate studies in classics. The scholarship is administered by the Classical Association of Canada. One award of $2,500 is offered each year.

Eligibility and criteria — Applicants must be Canadian students (citizens or permanent residents) intending to enter the first year of graduate studies in a classics or similar programme at a Canadian university. Specializations within the general area of classics such as ancient history, ancient philosophy, and classical archaeology are eligible. Applicants must be less than 28 years of age on January 1st of the year of application. The main criteria are academic achievement, professional promise, and an appropriate undergraduate preparation.

Application procedure — Applications should reach Professor Patrick Baker no later than April 1st at this address: Professor Patrick Baker, Chair, CAC Awards Committee, Départment d'histoire, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, 1030, avenue des Sciences humaines, local 5307, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6. For full details of the items required for an application, please follow this link to the relevant page on the CAC/SCEC website.

Further information — Questions should be addressed to the Awards Committee chair, Professor Patrick Baker <>.


Appel de candidatures — Cette bourse est offerte en mémoire de Desmond Conacher, ancien Professeur d’Études Classiques à Trinity College, Toronto, Membre de la Société royale du Canada et Président honoraire de la Société Canadienne d’Études Classiques. Ses objectifs sont d'encourager et de soutenir financièrement un jeune étudiant débutant des études supérieures en études classiques au Canada. La Fondation est administrée par la Société canadienne d'études classiques et son Comité de sélection. Une bourse de 2500 $ est attribuée chaque année.

Critères d’admissibilité — Les candidats doivent être des étudiants canadiens (citoyens ou résidents reçus) sur le point de commencer la première année d’un programme de deuxième cycle en études classiques (ou l’équivalent) dans une université canadienne. Les divers domaines de spécialisation propres aux études classiques et anciennes, tels que l’histoire ancienne, la philosophie ancienne et l’archéologie, sont admissibles. Les candidats doivent être âgés de moins de 28 ans au 1er janvier de l’année de la demande. Les principaux critères de sélection sont les réalisations académiques, les objectifs de carrière et les perspectives de succès, et le fait de posséder une formation de premier cycle pertinente.

Modalités de presentation  — Un dossier de demande devrait être acheminé au plus tard le 1er avril (à destination) à M. Patrick Baker, Président du comité de sélection de la SCEC, Départment d'histoire, Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, 1030, avenue des Sciences humaines, local 5307, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6. Pour une liste détaillée des pièces requises pour le dossier de demande, veuillez consulter le site web de la SCEC.

Informations Les demandes d’informations supplémentaires devront être adressées par écrit au Président du Comité de sélection, M. Patrick Baker <>.

[2] CCB Announcements / Annonces du BCÉA

Un mot du rédacteur / A word from the Editor

I would like to remind the many new student members to add the CAC in their CV under the heading "Membership in professional organizations" — a valuable addition as it shows your commitment to the discipline.

[3] Positions Available / Postes à combler

From: Lori Geldart

Full-time appointment (9 months) at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor

The Department of Classics at Mount Allison University invites applications for a full-time sabbatical leave replacement for 9 months, beginning on August 1, 2012, subject to budgetary approval.

We seek a candidate with an active research programme and appropriate teaching experience. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year in ancient (especially Greek) history and/or Greek and Latin. 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 appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor.

Mount Allison University has earned a national reputation for its excellent undergraduate programmes. 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 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.

An application should include a cover letter noting the courses or areas in which the applicant is prepared to teach, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, 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, 2012.

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.

From: Jonathan Edmondson

Department of History
Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
York University

The Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, at York University invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Ancient History/Classics (joint appointment with the Department of Humanities). Applicants must have a PhD in Classics or a related discipline, an ongoing program of scholarly research in Ancient Greek and/or Roman History, and the ability to teach Greek and Latin language courses. Applicants must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research. Applicants will be expected to teach a range of courses in Ancient Greek and Roman History, Greek and Latin language, and broader courses in Classical Studies. This position carries a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent. The start date is July 1, 2012. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The deadline for applications is March 23, 2012. Applicants should submit a letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Professor Jonathan Edmondson, Chair, Department of History, 2140 Vari Hall, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

[Editor's note: Here is a link to the Classical Studies Program at York]

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

From: Laurel Bowman

CACW 2012: Visualizing Antiquity

The program, schedule and abstracts for the CACW 2012 conference, "Visualizing Antiquity", to be held at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria, B.C. March 16-17, 2012, are now available on the conference website. The keynote speaker is Dr. Elio lo Cascio (University of Rome). Information on accommodation and registration is also available through the website.

From: Denis Brault

Socrates: The Ultimate Freedom

La Fondation Humanitas presents Socrates: The Ultimate Freedom. Public reading with musical accompaniment from Socratic Dialogues of Plato.

March 28, 6:30 pm. 7272 Sherbrooke W. (corner West Broadway), Montreal. Room 219. Free admission!


From: Anne Watelet / Louis L'Allier

Atelier international Savoirs et pratiques de gestion intégrée des bords de l'eau — Riparia

L'atelier Savoirs et pratiques de gestion intégrée des bords de l'eau – Riparia se tiendra à l’Université Laurentienne et à l’Université Thorneloe à Sudbury en Ontario, du 12 au 14 avril 2012, sous l’égide du Centre international de recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences humaines (CIRISH).

Cette réunion internationale de chercheurs des sciences humaines et des sciences sociales propose une réflexion interdisciplinaire sur les savoirs et pratiques de gestion intégrée des bords de l’eau, les riparia,de l’Antiquité à nos jours, afin de dégager des éléments communs d'une éthique de gestion. Récemment définis par les milieux écologiques pour les milieux fluviaux, les riparia ont été reconstitués pour le monde romain qui est à l'origine du mot. Envisagé comme un concept englobant les rives de cours d’eau, les berges de lacs, les littoraux et les marécages, cet écosystème singulier des bords de l’eau est tridimensionnel – connu, construit et perçu – grâce aux représentations sociales. Ainsi, cet atelier examinera l'apport des représentations sociales de gestion intégrée des riparia issues de l'étude de cas en Égypte et Grèce anciennes, et dans l’Empire romain ainsi que la contribution de la culture juridique romaine et d'autres témoignages antiques sur la question de l'éthique de gestion, dans une perspective d’histoire comparée de l'environnement. Le programme et les résumés de communication sont disponibles au Pour plus d’information, contacter Anne Watelet, professeure adjointe au département d’études de l’environnement de l’Université Laurentienne, ou Ella Hermon, professeure associée au département d’histoire de l’Université Laval,

From: James Chlup

CFP: Languages and Cultures of Conflicts and Atrocities

The Languages and Cultures Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota (LCMND) and the University of Manitoba invite to the 2012 interdisciplinary and international conference on Languages and Cultures of Conflicts and Atrocities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 11-13, 2012

The conference encourages papers which seek to understand how to represent war, racial and ethnic conflict, genocide and other atrocities, terrorism and human rights can be expressed, represented and remembered. Possible topics include:

Papers are welcomed that discuss representations in literature, film, photography, museums, memorial culture, architecture, autobiography, the Internet and other digital media, oral and written history, everyday practices and rituals. Scholars from all disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences are invited to participate in the conference. Sessions will be organized in English and French. As per LCMND tradition, papers on other topics will be considered. Graduate students are welcome. The conference organizers intend to establish a small travel grant fund for graduate students on a competitive basis (approx. $200 per student). Selected papers will be invited to contribute to a publication after the conference.

Please submit your proposal electronically to by 15 May 2012. It should contain the title and an approx. 250-300-word abstract of the paper you are proposing; your name, institutional affiliation, and email address; and a brief statement (no more than 100 words) listing your academic background and publications.

There will be an anonymous peer-review of all proposals by an interdisciplinary committee of University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg experts. Participants will be notified by 15 June 2012. 

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to Dr. Stephan Jaeger, Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba.

Conference venue: University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus) and Inn at the Forks (conference hotel).

Conference Website

From: Riemer Faber

Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies
1—Workshop: "The Ancient (and Modern) Relationship Between Art and Text"
2—Two lectures: "Exploring the Underground of Rome: The Roman Catacombs Reconsidered"
"Traces in Stone: Refugees in the Epigraphic Record"

1—The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies announces a Workshop entitled "The Ancient (and Modern) Relationship Between Art and Text". Exploring the ways in which the combination of visual and literary sources may be used  to better understand the intellectual and artistic world of classical cultures, this one-day workshop addresses the inter-relationship of art and text from historical and theoretical perspectives.

"The Ancient (and Modern) Relationship Between Art and Text"
Thursday, March 1, 2012 University of Waterloo, Modern Languages Room 245

10:00-10:15 Welcome and Introduction
10:15-10:45 Prof. Craig Hardiman, University of Waterloo: "Art and Text: Uneasy Bedfellows"
10:45-11:30 Prof. Barbara Borg, University of Exeter, Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar: "A Cup of Stories: Art and text on the ‘Homeric Bowls’"
11:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:15 Prof. Jonathan Burgess, University of Toronto: "Dolphins and Fishing in Early Greek Epic and Theocritus Idyll 1"
2:15-2:45 Prof. Riemer Faber, University of Waterloo: "Gazing at the Shield: Imago Clipeata and the Evolution of Epic Shield-Descriptions"
2:45-3:00 Final Remarks and Closing

Further information may be found on the WIHS website. As seating is limited, we request that you let us know in advance that you are planning to attend. 

2—The WIHS is also proud to present a lecture by one of the Graduate Student members of the Institute, Ms Meagan Ayer, PhD Candidate SUNY Buffalo (NY). The title of her paper is "Traces in Stone: Refugees in the Epigraphic Record". The lecture will be held Wednesday March 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Modern Languages Building, Room 246. Here is the link to the poster.

Professor Barbara Borg, Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar, will be presenting a public lecture, to which you are cordially invited: "Exploring the Underground of Rome: The Roman Catacombs Reconsidered". The lecture will be held Wednesday February 15, 5:00-6:30 (see this link for more information).

From: Fanny Dolansky

Brock University Archaeological Society's 23rd Annual Scholarly Symposium
March 10, 2012, 11 am—5 pm

The Brock University Archaeological Society (BUAS) is pleased to invite you to attend our 23rd Annual Scholarly Symposium on Saturday March 10, 2012. The theme of this year's symposium is "Gaia'a First Element: The Importance of Water in the Ancient World." This event is held each year at Brock University and draws speakers from Canada and the United States to present their research on a specific theme. This year we are pleased to announce our five speakers: Elizabeth S. Greene (Brock University), Christer Bruun (University of Toronto), Tommaso Gazzarri (Union College), John D. Lawrence (Canisius College), and Sean Corner (McMaster University).

Tickets for the 23rd Annual Scholarly Symposium will be sold on campus in MC A February 28th–March 1st. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance and pick them up at the door, please contact Shannon Kilburn at

There are two types of tickets available: $5 to attend the symposium (includes lunch) and/or $30 to attend the banquet at Fresco's Euro Grille following the symposium.

For more information, please visit the BUAS web page on the Department of Classics' site.

[5] Scholarships & Competitions / Bourses et concours

From: Lori Geldart

The Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics

The Crake Foundation and the Department of Classics at Mount Allison University are pleased to announce the Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics for the academic year 2012-2013.
The Crake Fellowship is non-renewable, open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who, at the time of taking up the fellowship, have completed all course and residential requirements for the Doctorate in Classics, passed all preliminary examinations and completed the research for the thesis, and who can reasonably be expected to finish the doctorate during the year of the fellowship.

The holder will be asked to teach one course in each of the Fall and Winter terms, give a public lecture, and be in Sackville from September to the end of April.

In 2012-2013 the holder of the Crake Fellowship will receive $28,000 (CDN), with an allowance of up to $4,500 (CDN) to cover moving and other research-associated expenses.

Applications may be made through email or post and should include official transcripts and three letters of reference. The thesis supervisor should be asked to write concerning the subject of the thesis and the expected date for its final submission. Applicants should also send a statement regarding the progress of their doctoral studies, including their schedule for completion, and a 1-2 page synopsis of their thesis.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Dr. Bruce Robertson, Head
Department of Classics Mount Allison University
63D York Street Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 1G9 Canada

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15 , 2012.

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: Gerry Schaus

Canadian Institute in Greece: Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi Fellowship (reminder)

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. Applicants should ask their referees to address the question of how an extended period of residence in Greece would benefit the studies of the applicant.


Bourse Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi de l'Institut canadien en Grèce (rappel)

L'Institut canadien en Grèce sollicite les candidatures pour la bourse d'études Elisabeth Rosenbaum Alföldi à Athènes, Grèce, du 1er septembre 2012 au 31 mai 2013. 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 une lettre de recommandation à Mme Campbell par courrier électronique. Le candidat ou la candidate devrait demander à ses répondants d'expliquer dans leur lettre les bénéfices pour lui ou elle d'un séjour prolongé en Grèce.

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

From: Myles McCallum


The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at Saint Mary’s University will be offering a field school in the territories of Genzano di Lucania and Banzi, Basilicata, Italy. The field school will allow students to participate in an ongoing archaeological research project, (the Basentello Valley Archaeological Research Project: BVARP), focused on the reconstruction of settlement patterns in the Basentello River Valley of Basilicata for the purpose of understanding better the cultural interaction between pre-Roman indigenous peoples and Roman migrants and settlers. Students will learn the basic techniques of archaeological field survey, finds processing and analysis, environmental archaeology, photography, drawing, mapping, and data entry.  Students will also be able to participate in archaeological excavations at the early imperial villa site of San Felice and, possibly, in the excavation of a second century AD cemetery at the site of Vagnari. Students will work 5 days a week on site and will have their weekends free to visit nearby archaeological and touristic sites such as Venosa, Lecce, Bari, Matera, Metapontum, the Gargano Peninsula, and Trani, or to participate in organized field trips to sites in the region. There will be one long weekend in the middle of the field school during which time students will be given a guided tour of the site of Pompeii.

Dates: July 15 to August 17, 2012

Academic Credit:6.0 credits (3.0 credits in CLAS 3610, Field Study in Roman Archaeology and 3.0 credits in CLAS 3611, Laboratory Methods in Roman Archaeology).  The course will be taken as a visiting student through Saint Mary’s University.

Participation Fee: Reduced from $2,000.00 to $1,800.00 CAD.  This fee covers room and board, all course equipment/supplies, and car rental for travel to the survey area.  Nota bene:  This does not include student airfare to and from Italy, or travel to Gravina in Puglia within Italy.  Students should budget an additional $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 dollars depending on their travel dates and point of departure.

Lodging: Rental apartments in Genzano di Lucania (Potenza), Italy

Food: Students will eat lunches either in the field or in the rental apartments, depending on the day’s activities. Dinners will be taken in the apartments, although once a week we will eat our evening meal in a local restaurant.

Other costs: Student travel on weekends; souvenirs; internet.  These incidental costs will likely total between $300 and $500.00 CAD.

Prerequisites: 3.0 credits in Classics or archaeology

From: Hans vanderLeest

Mount Allison University and Saint Mary’s University Archaeological Field School in Italy

The 2012 Archaeological Field School at San Felice in southern Italy will allow students the opportunity to learn archaeological techniques through participation as part of a research team that is excavating a Roman villa.  Research completed in recent years in the area has identified an imperial estate lying on the Via Appia in Roman Apulia.  The villa was recognized during field survey on one of the slopes overlooking the estate and the current hypothesis is that it housed the overseer in charge of the imperial estate.  The Mount Allison/St. Mary’s team has been excavating parts of the villa for seven summers, uncovering a variety of rooms and corridors.  We will continue to excavate this year in order to understand the villa and its role within the imperial estate.

This year’s season will run from 2 – 30 July 2012.  The cost of $2500 (Canadian) covers a student’s accommodations and food (except for weekend travel), program and equipment costs for the field school, and transportation to and from the site.  This fee is exclusive of airfare and tuition for two three credit courses (offered by Mount Allison University). Students who do not wish the credits may participate as volunteers.  In addition students are responsible for the costs of any travel they undertake in Italy.  There are no prerequisites for the field school, and students from any discipline will be considered.

Anyone interested should contact Dr. Hans vanderLeest ( There are a limited number of places available in the field school.

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

From: Gilles Maloney

Vous n’avez peut-être pas été en mesure d’assister à la dernière lecture publique offerte par la Fondation Humanitas à Montréal et à Québec l’automne dernier? Les textes étaient rassemblés sous le titre « Socrate – L’ultime liberté : mourir dans la dignité ». Vous pouvez alors en voir la captation vidéo — image et musique — qui en a été faite, en suivant ce lien.

La Fondation Humanitas — « Transmettre un héritage »
1438, des Bretons, Québec G1G 2C5

From: Geoffrey Greatrex

Section canadienne de l’Association pour l’Antiquité Tardive
Canadian section of the Association for Late Antiquity

La section canadienne de l’Association pour l’Antiquité Tardive a mis sur pied son propre site web. Elle est l’œuvre de Patrick Roussel, étudiant au doctorat à l’Université de Montréal. Il a également préparé le premier numéro de notre bulletin qui est disponible en format pdf sur ce site web. Nous espérons que les membres de la Société canadienne des études classiques qui s’intéressent à cette période se joindront à nous.

The Canadian section of the Association for Late Antiquity has set up its own website. It has been put together by Patrick Roussel, a doctoral student at the University of Montreal. He has also edited the first issue of our bulletin, which can be downloaded in pdf form from the website. We hope that members of the CAC who are interested in Late Antiquity will join our association.

Sean Gurd, Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome (Oxford UP, 2011).

Corrigendum: Joann Freed's book, announced in the January issue, was not published by UBC Press but belongs to the series "UBC Studies in the Ancient World" (Vol. 2) published by Oxbow Books for the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at UBC.

From: Lisa Trentin


As part of the new outreach initiative of the Ontario Classical Association, we would like to gather as much information as possible on the present state of outreach carried out by members of the Classics community in Canada. We would greatly appreciate if Chairs (or other designated individuals) of all Classics departments would take a few minutes to complete a short questionnaire. Please follow this link to download the word document:

Please complete this questionnaire and return it via email to Lisa Trentin ( by April 2, 2012 with the subject line “CLASSICS OUTREACH QUESTIONNAIRE”. The information collected will be made available in a report to be distributed at the CAC/SCÉC Annual Meeting in May. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and help!

From: Riemer Faber

The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies is pleased to announce the arrival of Professor Barbara Borg as the Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar. An expert in ancient visual and material culture generally, Professor Borg is pursuing research in these four areas especially: 1. the 'rhetoric' of images and the relationship of image and text; 2. intercultural relationships; 3. Roman portraiture; 4. Geo-archaeology.

On leave from her duties as Head of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, Professor Borg is contributing to the teaching and research activities of the Institute. She also will be presenting a public lecture, to which you are cordially invited: "Exploring the Underground of Rome: The Roman Catacombs Reconsidered". February 15 5:00-6:30 (see this link for more information). 

We take this opportunity to thank the Onassis Foundation for its generous support via the University Seminars Program.