Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes
8.1 -- 2001 09 17 ISSN 1198-9149

Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray
(University of New Brunswick)

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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: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: C. Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>

Contents of CCB/BCEA 8.1 (2001 09 17) CCB Archive
BCÉA Archives

[1] Positions Available
        (Toronto, UBC, McMaster, Montréal)
[2] Conference Announcements
        (McMaster, CAIA, Toronto)

[1] Positions Available

From: Brad Inwood, University of Toronto  <Back>

Assistant Professor: Ancient Greek and/or Roman theatre history and drama
University of Toronto at Mississauga - Erindale College
Department of Classics & Theatre and Drama Studies Program

University of Toronto, Division of Humanities, Mississauga Campus, Theatre & Drama  Studies Program and the Department of Classics invite applications  for a tenure-stream position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Ancient Greek and/or Roman theatre history and drama.  Expertise in the use of computers in research and pedagogy and/or cultural performance will be an asset.  The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate programs in both Theatre & Drama Studies (a unique conservatory-style collaboration taught jointly at Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology and the University of Toronto at Mississauga) and Classical Civilization on the Mississauga Campus, and to the graduate program of the Department of Classics on the St. George Campus.

Appointment to commence July 1, 2002, subject to budgetary approval.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Ph.D. in Classics required.

Candidates should submit by November 30, 2001 a current curriculum vitae, writing sample, and evidence of  competence in teaching, and should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to Professor Brad Inwood, Chair, Department of Classics, 97 St. George Street, Toronto M5S 2E8 Canada.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.  The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.

From: Phillip Harding, University of British Columbia <Back>
Assistant Professor: Theory and Criticism of Classical Literature
Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Theory and Criticism of Classical Literature at the level of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2002 subject to budgetary approval.  The successful candidate will be expected to be well grounded in Greek and/or Roman literature; to have a broad familiarity with critical methods and theories in literature, and to be able to teach a range of courses that combine the interests of this multi-faceted Department,  including  the areas of myth and gender issues.  Ability to teach courses in Greek and/or Latin through the Ph.D. is expected.  Experience with interdisciplinary teaching and research is an asset.  Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. and demonstrated their commitment to scholarship through publication. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level is expected.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

With their letter of application applicants should send a current c.v. and arrange for three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations if available, to be forwarded, no later than November 15, 2001, to:

The Chair, Search Committee
Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
University of British Columbia
BUCH C260-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z1
Interested applicants may also visit our Website at  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  Applications must include citizenship and/or immigration status.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply.  Please enclose with your application a self-addressed postcard for acknowledgment of receipt.

From: Classics Department, McMaster University <Back>
Assistant Professor: Ancient Greek History
Department of Classics
The Department of Classics at McMaster University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Ancient Greek History at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2002.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Classics or the equivalent, with specialization in Ancient Greek History and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient history, and to contribute to the department's graduate programme; the ability to teach courses in Greek and Latin is essential.  An ability to teach an undergraduate course in non-Graeco-Roman civilizations will be considered an advantage.

The current minimum salary floor for Assistant Professor is $43,662.

Applicants should send a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and a sample of their writing, to

Dr. Howard Jones, Chair
Department of Classics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2
(Fax: 905-577-6930)
Applications must be received by November 30, 2001, and applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to reach the department by the same date.

The department expects to conduct interviews at the January, 2002, meeting of the American Philological Association in Philadelphia.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.  McMaster University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

From: Sandra Ohayon , Université de Montréal <Back>
Professeur en histoire de líAntiquité romaine

Le Département díhistoire de la Faculté des arts et des sciences recherche un professeur adjoint à plein temps. (Sous réserve díapprobation budgétaire)

Fonctions :
Enseignement aux trois cycles et encadrement aux cycles supérieurs en histoire romaine. Enseignement éventuel dans d'autres domaines en fonction des exigences du programme. Le professeur participera aux activités d'enseignement et de recherche du Centre díétudes classiques.

Exigences :
Doctorat en histoire romaine ou dans une discipline connexe, dossier de publications et, de préférence, une expérience de l'enseignement.

Traitement :
L'Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel, jumelé à une gamme complète díavantages sociaux.

Date d'entrée en fonction: 1er juin 2002

Date de clôture des candidatures: 1er décembre 2001

Les personnes intéressées doivent faire parvenir leur curriculum vitae, un échantillon de leurs publications récentes, la présentation de leur recherche actuelle (2-3 pages) ainsi que trois lettres de recommandation à:

Claude Morin, directeur,
Département d'histoire
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville,
Montréal (Québec), H3C 3J7
On trouvera des renseignements sur le Département díhistoire en consultant son site Web à líadresse suivante:

Conformément aux exigences prescrites en matière díimmigration au Canada, ce poste est offert en priorité aux citoyens canadiens, aux immigrants reçus ou aux résidents permanents.

L'Université de Montréal souscrit à un programme díaccès à l'égalité en emploi pour les femmes et aux principes díéquité en matière díemploi.

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

and the Atrium:

From: Michele George, McMaster University  <Back>

The Department of Classics, McMaster University is pleased to announce the next E.Togo Salmon conference:
Roman Family IV:  Italy and Beyond
September 28-29, 2001

Robinson Theatre, Chester New Hall 103
Registration 8:15-9:00

Susan Treggiari, Stanford University, "Putting the family across: Cicero on natural affection" (9:15)
Michele George, McMaster University, "Family Imagery and Family Values in Roman Italy" (10:45)
LUNCH 12:00-1:30
Keith Bradley, University of Notre Dame, "The Roman Child in Sickness and in Health" (1:30)
Judith Evans Grubbs, Sweet Briar College, "Pietas and Potestas: Parent-child conflict in the Code of Justinian" (2:30)
Jonathan Edmondson, York University, "Family structures in Roman Lusitania: social change in a Roman province?" (4:00)
Banquet (7:00; University Club)

Registration 8:15-9:00

Greg Woolf, St. Andrews , "Performing the Family in Roman Gaul" (9:00)
Mireille Corbier, CNRS, Paris, "Famille et parent dans l'Afrique romaine" (10:00)
Margaret Williams, Open University, "The Jewish Family in Judaea from Pompey to Hadrian" (11:25)
LUNCH 12:30-2:15
Richard Alston, Royal Holloway , "Searching for the Family in RomanEgypt" (2:15)
Antti Arjava, University of Helsinki , "The Roman Family in the Greek East" (3:45)

For registration and paper abstracts, consult our webpage:


For more information, contact Carmen Camilleri <> or Michele George <>

From: Zografia Welch  <Back>

Conference Program
September 29-30, 2001
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queenís Park Crescent

Free Admission
Saturday Sept. 29
Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Sheila Campbell, Past President of CAIA
Session 1  9:15 - 10:30
Chair: Dr. Zografia Welch
Alison Barclay, University of Toronto, Dept. of Art History: ìOriental and Orientalizing in the 9th and 8th Centuries: The Case of the ëMastery of Animalsí Compositionî
Edwin Wong, University of Victoria, Dept. of Ancient Studies: ìNothing is a Polis but that Thinking Makes It So: A Revaluation of the Term Polisî
Coffee break

Session 2  11:00 - 11:45
Chair: Kathi Sherwood

Sébastien Goupil, Université de Québec à Montréal: ìDe la bière chez les Grecs?î
Deborah Delorme, University of Toronto, Dept. of Ancient Studies: ìThe Archaic Korai: Athenaís Bridesî
Lunch break

Session 3  1:30 - 3:00
Chair: Debra Foran

Conor Trainor, Queens University, Dept. of Classics: ìMiltiades and the Athenian Fleetî
Kathi Sherwood, University of British Columbia, Dept. of Classics: ìThe Contribution of Ethnographic Parallels: Did Dining Rooms in Greek Sanctuaries Serve as Hostels in Antiquity?î
Katy Sweet, University of Toronto, Dept. of Classics: ìThe Son of Zeus - Not so Fast: The Significance of Choral Paians in the Second Stasimon of Euripidesí Heraclesî
Coffee Break

Session 4  3:15 - 5:00
Chair: Prof. Gerald Schaus

Melody Collins, McMaster University, Dept. of Classics: ìThe Paradoxical Priapusî
Laura Surtees, Wilfrid Laurier University, Dept. of Classics: ìThe Weights of Athena: An Examination of the Loom Weights Found in the Sanctuary in Stymphalosî
Danny Bosworth, Wilfrid Laurier University, Dept. of Classics: ìDepictions of Muscularity in Hellenistic Sculptureî
Remarks by Mr. Alexis Alexandris, Consul General of Greece

5:00 - 6:00 Reception
Wine donated by Mr. A. Alexandris
Snacks donated by ìAvliî Restaurant

(cost $ 30.00. RSVP by September 25 to Dr. A. Andreopoulos

Sunday September 30
Session 5  9:30 - 10:30
Chair: Marica Cassis

Robert McGlashan, University of Toronto at Mississauga: ìEumenes of Cardiaî
Morag Wehrle, University of Victoria, Dept. of Greek and Roman Studies: ìPainting with Different Brushes: The Characterization of Alexander the Great in the Ancient Sourcesî
Coffee Break

Session 6  10:45 - 1:00
Chair: Dr. Andreas Andreopoulos

Robert Nau, McMaster University, Dept. of Classics: ìLightning in the Greek Literary Contextî
Marica Cassis, University of Toronto, Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations: ìThe Development of the Altar in the Early Byzantine Churchî
Debra Foran, University of Toronto, Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations: ìHunting for God: Scenes of the Hunt in the Churches of Nikopolis and Mount Neboî
Michael Gekas, University of Toronto, Business Administration: ìDefining Greek Community: Expectations for an Effective Representation of Hellenic Canadiansî
Concluding remarks by Prof. Gerald Schaus

From: Alexander Jones, University of Toronto <Back>
Reconstructing Ancient Texts
The Toronto Conference on Editorial Problems
November 2-3, 2001
University College, University of Toronto

The thirty-seventh annual Conference on Editorial Problems addresses the transmission and editing of texts from the Ancient Near East and Greco-Roman antiquity that are preserved in fragmentary form.  In piecing together texts from archeologically recovered sources such as papyri and cuneiform tablets, and even from medieval copies, editors confront stimulating problems arising from the material nature of the manuscripts and the vagaries of their discovery and preservation.

All sessions will be held in Room 179, University College, King's College Circle, University of Toronto

Erica Reiner, Chicago: ìEditing Fragments: How to Reconstruct a Babylonian Treatiseî
Andrew George, London: ìEditing Gilgameshî
John Tait, London: ìDemotic Egyptian Fragmentsî
William Johnson, Cincinnati: ìScholars' Texts in Hellenistic Egyptî
Daryn Lehoux, Halifax: ìText, Icon, and Pattern: Reconstructing Latin Parapegmataî
David Blank, Reading: ìRe-aligning the Elements of Atomistic Rhetoric: Philodemus, On RhetoricVIIIî
Alexander Jones, Toronto: ìPtolemy's Mapî

Panel discussion: ìEditing and Restoring Textsî

For further information including accommodation and registration see
or email:  <>

The Conference on Editorial Problems gratefully acknowledges funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the University College Alumni Association, the Department of Classics,  the Canada Research Chair cluster fund "Transitions in Ancient Thought," and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

Next regular issue 2001 10 15
Send submissions to <>