Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes
6.10 -- 2000 06 15 ISSN 1198-9149
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray
(University of New Brunswick)


Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of Canada/
Publié par courrier électronique par la société canadienne
des études classiques
President: James Russell (University of British Columbia)
Secretary/Secretaire: I. M. Cohen (Mount Allison University) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: C. Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>

Contents of CCB/BCEA 6.10 (2000 06 15) CCB Archive
BCÉA Archives

[1] Association Announcements <Back>

From: Patricia Calkin, Dalhousie University <>

Report of the 2000 CAC Sponsored Sight Translation Competitions
Submitted to AGM of CAC, 27 May 2000
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The 2000 Sight Translation Competitions were held on January 20 (Latin papers) and January 27 (Greek papers), 2000. The usual arrangements and the timing of mailings worked very well this year and there was even a significant drop in the number of last minute entries. I am grateful for this and thank my colleagues for their attention to the deadlines. On the financial side, the Sights still cost more to run (about $400.00 this year) than we receive in donations ($250.00 this year) but the large number of generous donations received during the 1997-98 competition are still providing a balanced account. The following numbers will witness to the continuing interest in the Sights across the country.

Submissions and entries to both the Junior and Senior competitions show the usual variations with the exception of the Junior Latin. The institution of the High School Latin paper has taken some of the former entrants to the Junior Latin competition but the result is that the total number of institutions and students writing Latin papers at the "junior" level has increased. The actual numbers for the 2000 competition are:

Junior Latin: 156 entries from 19 universities, 0 schools = 45 submissions
Junior Greek: 110 entries from 17 universities, 1 school = 31 submissions
Senior Latin: 88 entries from 20 universities = 33 submissions
Senior Greek: 70 entries from 17 universities = 20 submissions
High School Latin: 171 entries from 10 schools = 71 submissions
The passages chosen for this year's Junior and Senior Latin competitions, and their presentation, met with general approval. The Senior Greek paper and the Junior Greek paper did not, however. The passage from Homer chosen for the Junior paper was deemed "inappropriate" by one colleague; another institution did not enter its students in the Junior competition since they "had done no Homer and could never do this passage." Several other Departments echoed this sentiment, and described their students as "disheartened" and "frustrated" by the experience. On the other hand, the passage from Plato chosen for the Senior paper struck some as being "easier than that from the Odyssey. The High School Latin passage seemed to have been pitched at the right level, but I did receive complaints about the presentation of the French version. To set the balance, however, I wish to record the approval of one colleague who expressed gratitude to the CAC for providing high school students with "the opportunity to write the contest. It sensitizes students to the existence of other Classics students across the country and establishes an intangible bond of common interest. It is also fun!"

Let me add my own perspective on the comments raised by this year's competitions. I repeat here the substance of what I wrote to several colleagues during the debate in February. I do not take it to be the job of the Competitions Co-ordinator, nor would I be comfortable if it were, to adjudicate the passages which are submitted by my colleagues who offer their time and energy to serve their profession and the Classics students of our country. I do, however, take the job to be first, to approach colleagues early in the summer and invite them to take part in the competition, and then, later in the fall, to make sure that the information on the Sights goes out at the right time, to receive the entries and keep a careful and accurate record of the numbers assigned to the students, to receive back the scripts and forward them expeditiously to the markers, to send out the letters to the winners and their departments and to write a final report for the AGM. In addition, there is the work of managing the nearly 200 addresses on the mailing list, of keeping the financial records of the Sights, of tracking the donations which come in and sending out appropriate acknowledgments. Even if I were inclined to match my wits with those who select the passages it would be another whole job for which there is simply not enough time. Nonetheless, there remains the problem, and to my dismay it appears to be growing, of the appropriateness of the passages chosen. It has been suggested that a collaboration of two colleagues, from different institutions, would ensure that the proper level was chosen. This may be so, or at least it may work better than the guidelines which I supply to those who accept my invitation to "set and mark" one of the papers. At any rate, it appears that some changes need to be made in the way the papers are set.

The Junior Latin paper, Seneca, Dial. 2.15.1-2, was set and marked by Dr. Bruce Robertson of Mount Allison University. He writes:

"Forty-five translations were submitted in response to this paragraph from Seneca's De Constantia Sapientis. As a whole, these confirm that we are succeeding at the tricky task of quickly preparing university students for reading original texts of Latin. Roughly two- thirds of the papers demonstrated an understanding of the general sense of the passage, including its sometimes counter-intuitive Stoic paradoxes. Only a quarter of the examinees were unable to finish the paper, suggesting that its length of 111 Latin words was about right.
"The defeated generally lost for a lack of vocabulary. I supplied words that were not to be found in course vocabulary of the Oxford or Ecce Romani series, but could have helped many students by adding desino, ne . . . quidem and sortior. Strangely only the very best imagined that capitis could mean something other than 'of a head'."
The Junior Greek paper, Homer Odyssey 4. 250-64, was set and marked by Dr. Jonathan Burgess of The University of Toronto. His report reads:
"In general students rarely displayed a firm command of the passage as a whole, which was Helen's account of the spy-mission of Odysseus in book 4 of the Odyssey. Perhaps some were distracted by the peculiarities of Homeric Greek, but too often the obvious forms and syntax were simply ignored. The superior translations left gaps where the student was stumped. Many others resorted to the type of wild guessing that tends to infect the accuracy of the whole translation. The mention of Argives at one point in the passage led to some creative visions of Argonauts; a simple line about returning to the ships and tents led to fantastic accounts of tents being loaded onto ships or being blown out to sea by a god. Students would be well advised to relax, to focus more carefully on the basic structure of each sentence, and to not move outside the boundaries of what is possible in terms of syntax and grammar."
The Senior Latin paper, Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria 1.2.6-8, was set and marked by Dr. David Mirhady of The University of Calgary. His report reads:
"The passage was chosen with a view to be doable, and almost all the entries conveyed its gist quite well. The first two papers distinguished themselves in different ways: (the first) for its very clever expression in English, (the second) for its precise conveying of the Latin. Many students made good use of English cognates, but disappointingly many translated nervosas "nerves". More attention to case would have prevented needless errors, e.g. ipsi perderemus. The top papers all made gratifying attempts to convey the flavour of Quintilian's polemic. Of the 33 entries there was, unfortunately, none in French. "
The Senior Greek paper, Plato, Crito 51c6-52a5, was set and marked by Dr.Sheila Ager of The University of Waterloo. She reports:
"On the whole, I found that most of the students performed quite well on this passage, at least in terms of taking a stab at all parts of it. There were very few entries that left major gaps of any kind. Most finished the passage, so time was evidently not an issue. My feeling is that the passage was probably not sufficiently challenging (though this remark should not be interpreted as devaluing the achievement of the winners in any way whatsoever). After the experience of recent years, with the Senior Greek passage being too difficult, I deliberately erred on the side of ease. . . .There were few general identifiable problems. The most common error in translation was confusion of pronouns . . . ; second most common was confusion of the person of the verb. A perennial problem with translation, and one that afflicted most of these scripts (except for the ones at the very top, which were quite literate), is the issue of sense in the English or French. In many cases, I could see that the student was translating individual phrases correctly, but failing to put the whole together in any way that produced overall coherence. This is always a problem, of course, especially under test or competition circumstances; but it is perhaps something we could be trying to address in the classroom."
The High School Latin paper, an adaptation of Livy, was set and marked by Dr. Vernon Provencal of Acadia University. His report reads:
"The passage of choice was taken from "Latin Stories" by Groton and May, supplementary readings for Wheelock's Latin. It was an adaption from Livy, "Lucretia: Paragon of Virtue", a story perhaps familiar to most students. It was problematic to decide on what level of difficulty; I thought of High School=1st Year Latin, and then decided that a passage which demanded a knowledge of the subjunctive might present a suitable challenge. Vocabulary was mostly supplied.

"Of the 71 applications, all made a reasonable effort, which proved that the passage generally was not too difficult; the use of the subjunctive did prove a cutting edge; but so too did the use of the possessive adjective (his own/sa propre) and reflexive pronoun (Lucretia killed herself). Generally, there was a noticeable distinction between those which paid close attention to text and notes, and those which were negligent.
"Clearly, we need direct input from High School teachers about what the level of difficulty should be. Perhaps a CAC member who is also a High School teacher could provide examples of sight passages as a guideline. Times change, and what students might have done ten years ago might not be what they are doing today (for better or worse)."
As in past years, I wish to record here my own thanks to those who set and marked the passages for this year's competitions; their care and attention to detail and their prompt observance of my deadlines have made my job very much easier than it might have been. Thanks are due also to those who entered the contests and to their teachers; without their enthusiasm and participation there could, of course, be no contests. Finally, I wish to acknowledge, as well, those who support the Sights on a continuing yearly basis with their generous financial contributions. They remain the pillars of the competition.

Respectfully submitted,
Patricia J. Calkin, Dalhousie University 

[2] Positions Available <Back>

From: Linda Bridges, University of Alberta <>

The Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, invites applications for a half-time tenure-track appointment at the junior Assistant Professor level in Classics. Candidates should be prepared to teach senior undergraduate and graduate level courses and will also be expected to teach an introductory course in either World History or Classical Mythology. Applications are invited from candidates in all areas of Classics. We are, however, particularly interested in candidates with research interests in some aspect of Classical material culture (archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology) who could add further support to our strong archaeology program. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is essential. A PhD or equivalent is required prior to issuance of a contract.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta has been engaged in an extensive process of renewal, and the current appointment in Classics is one of five new appointments in the last four years. It is the Department's aim to maintain a strong and balanced program in Classics while at the same time encouraging innovative developments in the field. The Classics program is currently supported by faculty with specialist interests in a broad range of Classical study, including Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history and Classical archaeology. The Department has identified Classical archaeology as an emerging area of strength and has active programs of excavation in Italy and Tunisia. We have also recently established the 'University of Alberta School in Cortona.' The University of Alberta, in addition, offers excellent library resources in many areas of Classics. Other resources include an extensive Departmental slide library and the W.G. Hardy Museum of Classical Antiquities. Further information on the Department is available at the Department's web-site:

The appointment will commence on 1 July 2001, conditional on funds being made available. The current salary floor for a half-time Assistant Professor is $21,027 (this salary is currently under negotiation). A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, university transcripts, and representative samples of publications or other written work are required. In addition, three referees should be asked to send confidential letters of appraisal to Ms. Louise Jenkins, Secretary to the Hiring Committee, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H4, Canada. Closing date: October 23, 2000.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If suitable Canadian citizens and permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in employment. As an employer we welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

From: Lynn Lantz, Dalhousie University <llantz@IS.Dal.Ca>

Dalhousie University
Lecturer/Assistant Professor Position

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level effective July 1, 2001 in Greek literature with a secondary interest in Latin literature. This position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach introductory Greek and Latin language classes and classes in ancient literature in translation. Applicants should also be prepared to teach and supervise research in Greek literature to the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. or be close to finishing and show competence in teaching, research and publication appropriate to their experience. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women. A letter of application, complete and updated curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional recommendation should be sent to D. K. House, Chair, Department of Classics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5.
The closing date for applications is October 31, 2000.

Latin Literature

The Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan has authorization to make a tenure track appointment in Latin Literature, or, possibly, to appoint an exceptionally qualified senior candidate. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek and Latin, and some courses in classical civilization. Candidates with teaching experience and substantial publications will be preferred. We seek candidates with broad interests who are familiar with a variety of contemporary theoretical approaches to Latin literature and Roman culture. Our most pressing needs lie in Latin poetry, and we welcome candidates specializing in any genre or period. The Ph.D. must be completed by August 2000. Candidates are asked to send dossiers and publications (or at least one chapter of a dissertation) by September 30, 2000 to Professor Sharon Herbert, Chair, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 2160 Angell Hall, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1003. The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

From: Neville Morley, University of Bristol <>

University of Bristol: Lectureships Grade A

The Department of Classics and Ancient History seeks to make two appointments, one permanent and one on a two-year fixed term. The permanent appointment will take effect 1 September 2000 or as soon as possible thereafter, the temporary appointment 15 January 2001 (although an earlier start date might be possible). Expertise is required in one or more of the following areas: ancient art/visual culture; reception of classical antiquity; myth; Latin language and literature; Greek history and/or historiography; ancient philosophy. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute fully to the research, teaching and administration of the Department. The temporary lecturer in particular will be expected to contribute to language teaching. You should have a PhD in hand or close to completion and proven potential in research. Salary will be on a Lecturer Grade A scale starting at 17,238 per annum (currently under review).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor RL Fowler <>. Further particulars and information about the Department's courses are available at

For further details telephone (0117) 954 6947, minicom (0117) 928 8894 or <> (stating postal address ONLY) quoting reference 6476 for the permanent lectureship and 6477 for the temporary one. Please indicate clearly on the application form which post(s) you are applying for. An Equal Opportunities Employer.

The closing date for applications is 23rd June.

For US and other jobs see the listings of the American Philological Association:

and the Atrium: 

[3] Conferences <Back>

From: B.T. Day, McMaster University <daybt@mcmail.cis.McMaster.CA>

Second Graduate Students' Conference
Competition and Celebration in the Roman World
September 30, 2000

The Graduate Students in Conjunction with the Department of Classics at McMaster University are pleased to announce the Second Graduate Student's Conference September 30th 2000, Ewart Angus Centre 1A5 (SW corner of the HSC)
Featured Speakers:
John D'Arms (University of Michigan; ACLS President): "Spectacle and Spectators at Roman Banquets"
Jonathan Edmondson (York University; Editor, Phoenix): "The World of the Arena in Apuleius' Golden Ass"
Janette Auer (McMaster University): "The Function of Horace's Carmen Saeculare in the Celebration of the Ludi Saeculares of 17BC"
Jeffrey Becker (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): "Spectacula Triumphi: The Foundation of a Dynasty"
Melody Collins (McMaster University): "Conquering by Denial in Ovid's Amores 1.4"
Eric Fournier (Universite de Montreal): "The Adventus of Julian in Sirmium"
Erguen Lafli (Universitat Koeln): "Celebration on Pisidian Coins"
Amber Lunsford (Ohio State University): "The Representation of the "Other" in Roman Triumph"
Crista McInnis (Concordia University): "Sour Grapes: The Polemic of Mark Anthony's Drunkenness"
Max Nelson (University of British Columbia): "Beauty Contests and the Roman Feminine Physical Ideal"
Dr. Luigi Pedroni (Universita di Napoli): "Personal Celebration on Roman Republican Coinage: the Case of C. Publicius Malleolus"
Registration information and forms can also be found on the web or can be obtained by contacting the Conference committee at <>. The nominal $12 (students) $20 (others) registration fee includes morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and an informal reception after the conference.

Please visit our website at:

Pre-Registration Form
Please submit this form with your check to arrive no later than September 27, 2000 to: The Conference Committee, Department of Classics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ONT, L8S 4M2. The registration fee is $12.00 for students and $20.00 for other persons.

Name ______________________________
Address ______________________________

Please make your cheque payable to McMaster University and enclose the following information:

I enclose payment for _____students @ $12.00 =$______________;
_____persons @ $20.00 = $________________.Total: $_________.

Please list on the reverse of this form the names of persons other than yourself for whom you are pre-registering. Receipts for registration can be picked up on the day of the conference.

[4] Calls for Papers <Back>

From: Tania S. Smith, University of Windsor <>

Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation announcing a conference on
Argumentation and its Applications
May 17-19, 2001, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Keynote Speakers
Richard Gaskins, Director of Legal Studies and Professor of American Studies, Brandeis University
Barbara O'Keefe, Dean designate, School of Speech, Northwestern University
John Woods, Director of Abductive Systems Group and Professor of Philosophy, University of Lethbridge

Call for Papers
Proposals are invited for papers in argumentation, rhetoric, informal logic, the philosophy and psychology of reasoning, including practical or historical studies. Graduate students working in any of these fields are also encouraged to submit proposals. Canadian graduate students who would need assistance to attend should include this information with their proposal. E-mail abstracts with title (@500 words) by September 10, 2000 to either of the following:
Christopher W. Tindale, Department of Philosophy, Trent University <>, or
J. Anthony Blair, Department of Philosophy, University of Windsor <>

The Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation is an off-shoot of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation. Its journal is Informal Logic, published 3x annually, out of the Philosophy Dept of the University of Windsor, Canada. You can contact the journal via <>

From: John Geyssen, University of New Brunswick <>

First Call for Papers

The Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, invites submission of abstracts for papers to be presented at the University of New Brunswick Ancient History Colloquium to be held 30-31 March 2001.

The theme is "Warfare in the Ancient World"

Keynote Address: Dr. Everett Wheeler, Managing Editor, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, Duke University: "Thucydides and Clausewitz"

We invite papers on all aspects of the theme of warfare and the military in the ancient world including (but not restricted to) the army and the navy in the Greek and Roman world, strategy and military theory, warfare in literature and art, and the relationship between ancient and later warfare. Papers should be 20-30 minutes in length. Abstracts should reach the committee by 15 October 2000, and should be sent to Dr. William Kerr <> or to Dr. J. Geyssen <>, or at the following address: Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of New Brunswick, Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3.

From: Michele George, McMaster University <>

Call for Papers Fourth E.T. Salmon/Roman Family Conference
McMaster University

SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2001

Roman Family IV: Italy and Beyond

This is a call for papers for the next Roman Family conference, to be held as the fourth E. Togo Salmon conference at McMaster University, September 28-29, 2001. The scholarship on the family which has emerged in the past twenty-five years has made it a central concern of Roman social and cultural history, and has changed significantly our understanding of the ancient world. Among the most seminal contributions have been the three volumes that emerged from conferences on the Roman Family organised by Beryl Rawson at the Australian National University. This fourth Roman Family conference seeks to continue the standard of quality and integrity established by those gatherings. 

We are seeking papers which address the following issues, preferably not with a narrow methodological focus, but utilising a synthetic approach, and adopting where appropriate epigraphic, literary, cross-cultural, and archaeological evidence: i) Most of the work which has appeared thus far has focused on Italy, and more particularly on Rome, leaving the provinces largely neglected. This conference, subtitled 'Italy and Beyond', seeks to present a set of regional studies on the Roman provinces, in which local evidence for family organisation and activity is examined, as far as is possible from the extant material. Greg Woolf (St. Andrews) and Jonathan Edmondson (York) will consider Gaul and Spain respectively, and other speakers are sought for other regions within the empire. 

ii) Further exploration will be made of the interior lives within the Roman familial context, the nature of parent/child relations, and the tenor of other affective relationships which are shaped by family structure and circumstance. Keith Bradley (Victoria) will speak on aspects of Roman childhood. Papers in this section should not be confined to the provinces, but adopt a thematic approach.

Abstracts of 300 words (maximum), with a single page CV, should be sent to:

Dr. Michele George,
Department of Classics,
McMaster University,
Hamilton ON Canada L8S 4M2

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is July 14, 2000

From: Ivan Cohen, Mount Allison University,<>

Preliminary Call for Papers

The annual Meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association is being planned for late October/early November 2000 (precise date yet to be finalized) at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. 

Papers and proposals for panel discussion are invited on any aspect of Classical Antiquity, the Classical Tradition, or the teaching of Classical subjects at the secondary or post-secondary level. Please send the title and a brief abstract of your proposal to the address below, to arrive by August 18, 2000.

Ivan M. Cohen
Department of Classics
Mount Allison University
63D York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1G9

[5] Workshops <Back>

From: Robert T. White, Cleveland State University <>

On the morning of July 24 CORE-FL will host an AP Latin workshop at Cleveland State University. The moderator will be Dr. John Sarkissian from YSU. The cost is $35; breakfast and lunch are included, along with the traditional AP materials. If you would like to attend (or have any questions) please contact me at (216) 295-4200, or at Robert T. White <>.
(PS) Enroll and receive my material on Vampire Scansion! 

[6] Prizes and Fellowships <Back>

From: Dan Geagan, McMaster University <geagand@mcmail.cis.McMaster.CA>

AIEGL Epigraphy Prize

With the support of the Committee of the Association, the following proposal by the President has been agreed by the officers: At the next Epigraphic Congress, in Barcelona, our Association proposes to award two prizes for epigraphic publications: one for work in the area of Greek epigraphy, and one for work in the area of Latin epigraphy. The Prizes will each be of 3,000 Swiss Francs. The work submitted must already have been published; only complete publications can be considered, and not articles. The work may be either a publication of inscriptions, or a study which is essentially concerned with epigraphic material. The author must be under 40 at the time of the appearance of the publication, since the award of these prizes is principally intended to encourage the next generation of epigraphers. Any publication which has appeared between January 1997 and December 2001 may be considered for one of the prizes - that is, work published during the quinquennium leading up to the Congress. The works must be submitted by the end of January 2002, to allow enough time for their consideration by two small specialist juries. The juries will be appointed by the officers, with the approval of the Committee. The submission must include two copies of the published work, together with a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The Prizes will be awarded at the next Congress in Barcelona; the practical details will be worked out with the organisers of the Congress. Submissions may be sent from now on to the President Prof. Dr. Werner Eck, Institut fuer Altertumskunde, D 50923 Koeln, Germany, who will send them to the appropriate jury; prompt submission of entries will substantially lighten the task of the assessors. Cf. also the home page of the Association:

From: CHS/Hope Robbins <>

Center for Hellenic Studies: Junior Fellowships 2001-02

The Center for Hellenic Studies (Trustees for Harvard University) invites applications for twelve resident Junior Fellowships to be awarded for 2001-02. A limited number of one-semester Fellowships may be awarded to applicants who are unable to apply for the full academic year. With its 50,000-volume specialized library and serene wooded campus in Washington, D.C., the Center offers an opportunity for full-time research on a major project in a collegial, international environment. Prerequisites for a Fellowship are the Ph.D. (or its equivalent) at the time of application and scholarly publications in ancient Greek studies. The Center is designated for scholars in the earlier stages of their careers (generally up to about ten years beyond the doctorate). The maximum stipend is $24,000; fully-furnished housing on the Center's grounds is provided without charge to Fellows and their families. Additional support is available for travel to Washington as well as for professional travel and research expenses. Applications must include a detailed project description, samples of previous publications, and up to three letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked by October 15, 2000. Further information and forms are available on our website:, or by mail: Office of the Director, Center for Hellenic Studies, 3100 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008,USA. <> Telephone: (202) 234-3738. Fax: (202) 797- 3745. 

[7] Varia <Back>

From: David Meadows <>

As you might be aware, I have recently set up an announcement-only style email listserv called Atrium-Scrinia. The raison d'être of this list is to divulge the contents of just- published journals, festschriften, and monographs in the fields of Ancient History, Classics and Classical archaeology. Its primary audience is (obviously) scholars and grad students in the above fields and it is hoped the service will help our ever-specializing (or perhaps ever-generalizing is closer) profession to stay current even as library budgets shrink.

That said, I am soliciting contributions from editors of classics-oriented journals to submit tables of contents (and ideally, an associated website address or similar contact address) to me and I will forward them to those who have subscribed to the list (229 subscribers as of this writing). If your journal is the sort which prints brief abstracts of articles, such things would also be welcome. This is a free service and obviously also provides journals with a bit of free publicity to an obviously- interested audience. I'm sincerely hoping that some of the less-widely-known journals will especially take advantage of this.

Ideally, the TOC submission would take the following form (this is an edited version of something which has already appeared on the list):


Argos (Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Estudios Clásicos) 22 (1998)

MARCOS ALBINO, Vedisch sóbhari-, 5-9.
M. ESTELA ASSIS DE ROJO, La matrona romana: su significación en el programa cultural de Augusto a través de la Elegía iv.11 de Propercio, 11-25.
LUIS Á. CASTELLO, La oraciPABLO A. CAVALLERO, Querer-Poder-Deber en el Dyskolos de Menandro. La trascendencia pol¡tica de la ética familiar, 33-49.
MARÍA JOSÉ COSCOLLA, Themis versus Dike en Aristófanes, 51- 68.
CLAUDIA N. FERNÁNDEZ, Significados del espacio en la escritura escénica de Plutos de Aristófanes, 69-92.
DIANA LEA FRENKEL, La dimensión visual en la escenograf¡a de Sófocles, 93-101.
LIDIA GAMBÓN, Aspectos relevantes de la Héuresis en el agón de Medea de Eurípides, 103-116.
ADRIANA MANFREDINI, Algunas cuestiones de utilería en Eurípides, 117-129.
PATRICIA SALZMAN, Actividad y pasividad en el paraclausithyron latino, 131-147.
ALICIA SCHNIEBS, Foedus amoris y organización espacial en Tibulo, 149-161.
EMILIO ZAINA, Aspectos del tratamiento del cuerpo humano en la Eneida, 163-170.


FOXHALL, L./LEWIS, A. (eds.) Greek law in its political setting: justifications not justice (María del Carmen Cabrero de Suardiaz), 171-174.
REHM, R. Marriage to death. The conflation of wedding and funeral rituals in Greek tragedy (Lidia Gambón), 174-177.
FOX, M. Roman historical myths. The regal period in Augustan Literature (Ana Cecilia Miravalles), 177-179.
PÉREZ MARTÍN, I. El Patriarca Gregorio de Chipre (ca.1240-1290) y la transmisión de los textos clásicos en Bizancio (Pablo A. Cavallero), 179-181.
LISI y BERETERBIDE, F./URE¥A BRACERO, J./IGLESIAS ZOIDO, J.C. (eds.), Didáctica del griego y de la cultura cl&aacutesica (Marisa G. Divenosa), 182-184.
GOOLD, G. P. (ed.) M. Manilii Astronomica (Martín Pozzi), 184-187.
FEENEY, D. Literature and Religion at Rome: cultures, contexts and beliefs (Gustavo Alfredo Daujotas), 187-190.
HABINEK, Th. The Politics of Latin Literature, Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome (Mar&iacutea Eugenia Steinberg), 190-196.

Argos website:
Submitted by
Prof. María Eugenia Steinberg
Prosecretaria de Redacción de la revista ARGOS
(AADEC) ============================================================

Should you have a recent Table of Contents to submit, please send it to: <> or <>

I can accept it as a simple text message or as an attachment in any of the usual wordprocessor formats. If you'd like to subscribe to atrium-scrinia yourself, please send a blank email message to:<

From: David Meadows <>

The Greek president was in Canada recently and Canadian Classical archaeologists might be surprised/dismayed/heartened to know that our government apparently is backing Greece's claim to have the Elgin Marbles returned to them (the story is buried in a long account of the president's visit ... it's the first article on the following page):

Next regular issue 2000 07 15
Send submissions to <>