Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes
6.6 -- 2000 02 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: J. I. McDougall (University of Winnipeg)
Secretary/Secretaire: I. M. Cohen (Mount Allison University) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: C. Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>

Contents of CCB/BCEA 6.6 (2000 02 15) CCB Archive
BCÉA Archives

[1] Association Announcements <Back>

From: Sheila Ager, University of Waterloo <>

Database on the Employability of Classics Graduates

---At the May meeting of the CAC, Annette Teffeteller and Sheila Ager were entrusted with the task of starting to put together a sort of "database" of information regarding the employability of Classics grads and the general "usefulness" of a Classics degree. Some of our students go on to become Classics professors, but the vast majority of them pursue other lines of work, whether directly related to their degrees (such as high school Classics teaching) or not. It was thought that it would be very useful to those of us who are trying to make our programs viable and attractive to students if we had available to us the kind of information students want to know when they ask "what can I do with a Classics degree?" Having such information available might also help to offset pressures that arise within the university from administrations that perceive Classics as a marginal and irrelevant discipline.

---Annette and Sheila are therefore interested in collecting any and all information that would be relevant to such a database. Statistical/semi-statistical information would be very valuable (e.g., how many of the grads of a particular Classics program are employed, what sorts of jobs are they doing, and so on). But anecdotal information is also useful statements by former Classics students on how they feel their degree has enhanced their life (especially their work life), success stories of particular individuals (modest or otherwise), and anything of that sort you can think of. It does not have to be information restricted to your own students anecdotes about "famous people who once took a Classics degree" are also helpful. Included in this picture, naturally, are those students who do go on to pursue Classics at the graduate level and ultimately become professors themselves. But the chief purpose of this exercise is to provide some information and encouragement for those who want to study Classics but don't intend to become professional Classicists. If we can pool this kind of material in a CAC web database, then consulting that database may make it that much easier for each of us to be persuasive the next time we hear that question: "what can I do with a Classics degree?"

Please contact either Sheila or Annette at the following addresses:

    Professor Sheila L. Ager
    Classical Studies
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
    phone: 519-888-4567, x2943
    fax: 519-746-7881
    Professor Annette Teffeteller
    Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics
    Concordia University,
    Sir George Williams Campus
    1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
    Montreal QC H3G 1M8
    phone: 514-848-2304

Information on CAC-LS, A Listserv for Classicists in Canada can be found at

[2] Positions Available <Back>

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

and the Atrium:

[3] Calls for Papers <Back>

From: B.T. Day, McMaster University <>

The Graduate Students in Conjunction with the Department of Classics at McMaster University are pleased to announce the Second Graduate Students' Conference to be held on September 30th 2000. "Competition and Celebration in the Roman World"


Featured Speakers
JOHN D'ARMS (University of Michigan; ACLS President)
JONATHAN EDMONDSON (York University; Editor, Phoenix)
Competition and Celebration figured largely in the lives of the Roman people. Both were fundamental to Roman religion, art, theatre, politics, and sociology. This conference will be a one day conference for students to present papers on aspects of competition and celebration in the Roman world. Topics may explore both civic and individual rivalries -- aemulatio, amoebean poetry, athletics, drama, euergetism, spectacles --and/or their results -- banquets, commemorative works of art, epinician poetry, inscriptions.

We invite submissions of abstracts from graduate and senior undergraduate students of Classics, Archaeology, Art History, Religious Studies, History, Anthropology, and related disciplines. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by March 1, 2000. Shared papers are also welcome. Indicate the length of your talk (10 or 15 minutes), as well as any audio-visual requirements. Please submit your abstract with the following information attached on a separate piece of paper: title, name, university affiliation, and your email address. Limited billeting is available with host graduate students.

If you have any questions, contact the Graduate Student Conference Committee at <>

For further information, please visit our website at:

[4] Conferences <Back>

From: John Barsby, University of Otago, New Zealand <>

University of Otago, New Zealand, 4-7 July 2000

DATE: 4-7 July 2000 (assemble Tue 4 July p.m., disperse Sat 8 July a.m.)

VENUE: St Margaret's College, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

THEME: Greek and Roman Drama: Translation and Performance The theme is intended to bring together three related topics of current scholarly interest: performance in the ancient world, translation, and performance for modern audiences.

The conference is under the auspices of the University's School of Liberal Arts, which will look to publishing a selection of the papers. For a registration form and registration information, please go to:

Keynote Speakers
Oliver Taplin (Oxford): "The experiences of an academic in the rehearsal room"
Richard Beacham (Warwick): "Playing around with Plautus, or 'How can I be expected to act in front of all these people?'"

Draft Programme
Tuesday 4 July

  • 6.00-8.00 p.m. Registration
  • 8.00-9.30 p.m. Wine and cheese. Solo performance by Bringwonder.
Wednesday 5 July (Mainly tragedy in performance)
  • 8.45-9.15 a.m. Registration
  • 9.15 a.m. Introduction and welcome
  • 9.30-10.30 a.m. Opening lecture: Oliver Taplin (Oxford): The experience of an academic in the rehearsal room
  • 10.30-11.00 a.m. Morning tea/coffee/juice
  • 11.00-11.45 a.m. Robin Bond (Canterbury): (Re)inventing Euripides' Bacchae
  • 11.45-12.30 p.m. Harry Love (Otago): Oedipus at this point in time: divine will on a secular stage
  • 12.30-1.30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1.30-2.30 p.m. Peter Meineck (New York): WORKSHOP: New approaches to performing tragedy
  • 2.30-3.00 p.m. Hanna Roisman (Cornell): Euripides' Alcestis - veiled?
  • 3.00-3.30 p.m. Afternoon tea/coffee/juice
  • 3.30-5.00 p.m. Sallie Goetsch (Berkeley): Chorus means dance
    Gail Tatham (Otago): The problem of the chorus
  • 5.00-6.30 p.m. Bar
  • 7.30 or 8 p.m. Buffet dinner at 12 Royal Terrace
Thursday 6 July (Mainly comedy in performance)
  • 9.30-10.30 a.m. Keynote lecture: Richard Beacham (Warwick): Playing around with Plautus, or "How can I be expected to act in front of all these people?"
  • 10.30-11.00 a.m. Morning tea/coffee/juice
  • 11.00-11.45 p.m. Sander Goldberg (UCLA): Plautus plays Parnassus: scripts, books, and the making of literature
  • 11.45-12.30 p.m. Paul Monaghan (Melbourne): Missus in scaenam: performance text in Plautus
  • 12.30-1.30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1.30-2.30 p.m. Paul Monaghan (Melbourne): WORKSHOP: Acting Roman comedy
  • 2.30-3.00 p.m. Renato Raffaelli (Urbino): The entrance of the miser: from Plautus to Moliere
  • 3.00-3.30 p.m. Afternoon tea/coffee/juice
  • 3.30-4.15 p.m. Richard Williams (Glasgow): Masks for Menander: imaging and imagining Greek comedy
  • 4.15-5.00 p.m. Chris Dearden (Wellington): To be announced.
  • 5.00-6.30 p.m. Bar
  • 8.00 p.m. Performance of "Oedipus at Colonus" at Globe Theatre
Friday 7 July (Mainly theory, reception, translation, theatre history)
  • 9.30-10.30 a.m. Michael Ewans (Newcastle): Performance-based research into Greek drama: what are its limitations?
  • 10.30-11.00 a.m. Morning tea/coffee/juice
  • 11.00-12 noon. John Davidson (Wellington): Greek tragedy in the lecture theatre: translation and performance
  • 12.00-12.30 p.m. Ian Storey (Trent): Cutting comedies
  • 12.30-1.30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1.30-2.30 p.m. John Barsby (Otago) et al: PANEL: The problems of translation
  • 2.30-3.00 p.m. Voula Lampropoulou (Athens): The performance of tragedies in the original language
  • 3.00-3.30 p.m. Afternoon tea/coffee/juice
  • 3.30-4.15 p.m. Dmitri Troubotchkine (Moscow): Vanguard theatre interpreting classics: ways of Classical drama of antiquity in Russia 1910-1920s
  • 4.15-5.00 p.m. Jessie Maritz (Zambia): Greek drama in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe
  • 5.00-6.30 p.m. Bar
  • 7.30 p.m. Conference dinner
For abstracts of these papers, please go to: nference/ abstracts.html

Organiser: Prof John Barsby, Dept of Classics, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand <> Phone +64 3 479 8710 Fax +64 3 479 9029 Home +64 3 479 0169

From: Padraig M O'Cleirigh, University of Guelph <>

The Guelph Classical Association announces MYTHMAKING II: a Symposium, March 18, 2000, at the University of Guelph. Information at
or from Padraig O'Cleirigh <>

[5] Study Tours and Summer Study <Back>

From: Leslie Longo-Viccica, Brock University <>

Learn how to excavate in a formal learning context this Spring in Crete at a Late Minoan IIIC (mid-12th century B.C.) settlement. The site is Khalasmenos in the northern part of the Isthmus of Ierapetra in eastern Crete. The ongoing project is co-directed by Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou (Greek Archaeological Service) and Dr. William Coulson (American School of Classical Studies). There will be two educational programs:

CLAS 4F75: Archaeological Practicum: May 6th through June 3rd
The Practicum (or field school) includes at the beginning of the course a 5 day study tour of Bronze Age and Iron Age sites in central and eastern Crete and 23 full days of excavation experience. The fourth year, full year (i.e. two terms/ semesters) course is open to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students, graduate students and teachers. No auditors will be accepted. Maximum enrolment: 8

CLAS 3P75: Archaeological Field Work: May 12th through June 3rd
This field school course features 22 full days of excavation experience. This third year half year (i.e. term/semester) course is open to 2nd through 4th year undergraduate students, graduate students and teachers. No auditors will be accepted. Maximum enrolment: 10

N.B. Both courses will provide a systematic introduction to the techniques and procedures used in excavation and recording at a site as well as to the processing of artifacts and the data recovered. Lectures will be given by the instructors and project staff members on various aspects of the project. Each course will have an experienced field archaeologist dedicated to the instruction and the supervision of the students. There will also be a full day excursion to visit the sites and museum in far eastern Crete The project will be based in Pachiammos and will utilize the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete for the processing and study of the finds in the afternoons.

For more information and a brochure write to: Professor David W. Rupp, Practicum Coordinator Department of Classics Brock University St. Catharines, Ontario CANADA L2S 3A1 <>

From: Michael B. Cosmopoulos, University of Manitoba <cosmopo@cc.UManitoba.CA>


The Iklaina Archaeological Project investigates a Mycenaean district capital of the kingdom of Pylos, in southwest Peloponnese. The project is offered as a credit course (6 cr. h.) consisting of in-class seminars, visits to the main sites and museums of the Peloponnese, and archaeological fieldwork (surface survey).
Dates: May 30-June 13.
Cost: $950-1025 plus tuition fees plus airfare.
For more information please send an e-mail with your mailing address to Mrs. Mary Forster, Summer Session, University of Manitoba, at <>

[6] Varia <Back>

From: Paul Murgatroyd, McMaster University <>

A paper at the Memorial Learneds a few years ago on my CD-ROM project sparked a lot of interest and the audience asked me to pass on news when the CD-ROM was complete. After much correction and improvement it now is (there is a hybrid version for both MACs and PCs). It is entitled Aeneid I and the Trojan War, and is interactive, multimedia and interdisciplinary. It consists of two parts - an account of the Trojan War, with click-on expansions (further information on Helen's daughter, Paris' affair with Oenone etc.) and excursuses (e.g. the Trojan War in art, the historicity of the war); and a Latin text and English translation of Aeneid I, with click-on notes, vocabulary, literary appreciation and excursuses (for example, Virgil in Dante, Virgil in Spanish literature, women in the Aeneid, Rome in Italian fascist propaganda). In addition to all that, there are pictures, videos, sound and an interactive map, who's who and game. The CD-ROM has been tried out (with great success) on my large first year mythology class, and on second and third level Latin classes and (as a self study) on graduate students who needed extra Latin. It will also be suitable for schools (for Classical Civilization courses, and for a first Latin verse author).

It is published by Rob Latousek, Centaur Systems, 407 N. Brearly Street, Madison, WI 53703-1603, USA (phone 608-255-6979; fax 608-255-6949; e-mail <>. Individual CDs cost US$ 60 each, and lab packs of 5 CDs plus teacher's manual cost US$150. The prices include free shipping in North America. Orders can be placed by institutional purchase order via e-mail or fax. Credit card orders can be placed by phone, fax, mail, e-mail or their web site. Cheques in US dollars can be sent with orders by mail.

From: Richard Burgess, University of Ottawa <>

Richard W, Burgess. Studies in Eusebian and Post-Eusebian Chronography. 1. The Chronici canones of Eusebius of Caesarea. Content and Chronology, A.D. 282-325, and 2. The Continuatio Antiochiensis Eusebii: A Chronicle of Antioch and the Roman Near East in the Reigns of Constantine and Constantius II, AD 325-350 (Historia Einzelschrift 135; Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart: 1999), 358 pp. ISBN 3-515-07530-5.

David Mirhady has been appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, effective September 1st, 2000.

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