Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes
8.6 -- 2002 02 15 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 8.6 (2002 02 15) CCB Archive
BCÉA Archives

[1] Positions Available
        (Laval, Wilfrid Laurier, Dublin)
[2] Summer Study & Fieldwork Opportunities
        (University College Cork, Missouri-St. Louis, Brock)
[3] Calls for Papers
        (McMaster [Graduate])
[4] Conference Announcements
        (Brock, UNB, Guelph)
[5] Varia
        (Trent Drama)

[1] Positions Available
From: Alban Baudou, Université Laval         <Back>

Poste en archéologie grecque

Dans le cadre du programme des chaires de recherche du Canada administré par le Conseil de recherche en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), l'Université Laval sollicite des candidatures pour une chaire de recherche de niveau I («senior») en archéologie grecque. Il s'agit d'un poste menant à la permanence. Les candidatures présentées devront émaner d'universitaires ou de chercheurs confirmés dans le domaine.

1. Spécialisation en archéologie grecque, classique ou hellénistique.
2. Publications scientifiques significatives dans le domaine.
3. Compétence en histoire de l'art et en histoire grecque.
4. Expérience de la recherche sur le terrain.
5. Connaissance des langues anciennes et modernes pertinentes, notamment du grec.
6. Doctorat en archéologie ou l'équivalent.

Description du poste:
1. Recherche et publication dans le domaine de spécialisation du candidat.
2. Enseignement aux études supérieures.
3. Direction de mémoires et de thèses.
4. Mise sur pied d'un programme de recherche.

Les candidats intéressés sont priés de faire parvenir, avant le 1er mars
2002, un curriculum vitæ détaillé à l'adresse suivante :
Prof. Paul-Hubert Poirier, directeur,
Institut d'études anciennes,
Université Laval,
Québec CANADA G1K 7P4
Téléphone : (418) 656-2131, poste 5324
Télécopieur : (418) 656-2363
Courriel  <>

Les candidats dont les noms seraient retenus seront alors invités à préparer un dossier complet de candidature. On trouvera le Guide du programme des chaires de recherche du Canada sur le site Internet du CRSH. En vertu son Programme d'accès à l'égalité, l'Université Laval souhaite recevoir des candidatures féminines aussi bien que masculines.  Il est également à noter que l'Université Laval étant une université francophone, l'enseignement y est dispensé en français.

From: Faith McCord, Wilfrid Laurier University   <Back>

 One-year Limited Term Appointment
Archaeology & Classical Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University

The Department of Archaeology & Classical Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a one-year Limited Term appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2002.  This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  While no specific area of expertise is required, the successful applicant will be expected to deliver courses in Greek and Roman Civilization, the history of the Greek and Roman worlds, and be prepared to teach elementary courses in either ancient language.  It is expected that the successful candidate should already have a PhD or be certain of its completion before beginning the appointment.  Other requirements include demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidence of a research program, and publications.  Applications with a CV, a Teaching Dossier, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of reference should be forwarded to: Professor C. J. Simpson, Chair, Department of Archaeology & Classical Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5, by April 12, 2002.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including persons in a visible minority, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal people.

From: Lea Stirling           <Back>

School of Classics
Walsh Family Lectureship in Ancient History

The School of Classics invites applications for the above Lectureship, a three-year fixed-term appointment made possible through the  generosity of  Jane and William D. Walsh.  Preference will be given to candidates with a research interest in Archaic and/or Classical Greek history.  An interest in cross-cultural encounters in the ancient Mediterranean will be an advantage. The successful candidate will be required to teach both Greek and Roman history, and will have completed a PhD or be near to completion.

Commencing salary will be within the range    25,218 -   34,105 (euros)  per annum, to accord with the qualifications and experience to date of the successful candidate.

Candidates are invited to submit a full curriculum vitae, to include the names of three referees, to:

Recruitment and Establishment Manager
Staff Office
Trinity College
Dublin 2
Tel: +353-1-608-1678/Fax: +353-1-677-2169/<>
to arrive not later than Friday, 1st March, 2002.

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.

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

[2] Summer Study
From: Vicky Janssens, University College Cork<Back>

8-week Intensive Latin and Greek Summer School
University College Cork
1 July - 22 August 2002
The Department of Ancient Classics offers an intensive 8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Greek.  The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum.  In each language 6 weeks will be spent completing the basic grammar and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading simple texts. Students in the Latin course will have the option of reading classical or medieval texts in the final 2 weeks.  Where space permits, consideration will be given to applicants who wish to attend part of the course only.  For further information and an application form see our website:  or contact Vicky Janssens, Department of Ancient Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, Tel: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, <>

From: Michael Cosmopoulos, University of Missouri-St. Louis        <Back>
Iklaina 2002
The 2002 season of the Iklaina Archaeological Project will be held from May 26 to June 15.  The project explores  the Mycenaean site of Iklaina, possibly a district capital of the kingdom of Pylos.  This summer we are planning an intensive survey of the area between Iklaina and the Palace of Nestor.  Besides fieldwork, the project also includes evening classes on Greek archaeology, history, literature, and philosophy; and travel to the major sites and museums of the Peloponnese.

If you know of any students or volunteers who might be interested in participating, please feel free to refer them to me.  The project can be taken for credit (6 credits from the University of Missouri-St. Louis) or on an auditing basis.

More information can be found on our website at

From: Leslie Longo-Viccica, Brock University  <Back>
Brock University
Study Tour: Gift of Dionysus - Wine in Past and Present Greek Culture
CLAS 4M02   Spring 2002
D.W. Rupp
Study Tour Objectives
The principal objectives of this 21-day study tour are to:
  • Visit selected archaeological and historical sites as well as museums to illustrate the essential characteristics of the cultures which occupied the Aegean basin from ca. 6,000 B.C. to the present
  • Understand how wine was made in antiquity and current wine-making practices
  • Recognize the various vessels and related paraphernalia that was used in the storage, serving and consumption of wine
  • Appreciate variety of cultural contexts in which wine was used and to comprehend the range of meanings of this use
  • Learn about contemporary Greek viticulture and oeonological practices at selected vineyards and wineries
  • Understand Greek climate and physical geography in relation to wine production
  • Altogether, the Study Tour is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain a first hand, in depth, understanding of the monuments and art of ancient Greece as well as the roles that wine played in the cultures of the Aegean basin over time.  The students will also have the opportunity to observe the various influences the physical landscape and climate have on Greek viticulture and wines.

    Tour fees   $3950.00
    Trip cancellation insurance $166.00 (for medical reasons and hospital/medical expenses during tour)
    Tuition  for CLAS 4M02 $862.68 (subject to change) (= full year credit)

    Included in fees: transatlantic airfare with group; applicable airport taxes; hotels (triple occupancy, with private facilities) with continental breakfast; local transportation as indicated; archaeological site and museum entrances; art gallery entrances; student membership in Canadian Archaeological Institute at Athens; winery tours and tastings; welcome and farewell dinners.  Not included in fees: meals not specified; metro/subway in Athens; beverages; tips; all items of a personal nature; transportation not connected with the tour; tuition; textbooks.

    For more information, itinerary and application materials, e-mail or write Professor David W. Rupp, Department of Classics, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1; <>

    [3] Call for Papers
    From:  Janette Elaine Auer, McMaster University  <Back>

    "Place and Space: Creation of Setting in the Roman World"
    Graduate Students' Conference at McMaster University

    The Third Classics Department Graduate Students' Conference at  McMaster University will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2002.  Our keynote speaker will be Richard J.A. Talbert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Director of the American Philological Association's "Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World".  The theme of the conference allows us to consider such varied topics as: the locus amoenus, spaces sacred and temporal or public and private, mapping, graphic and artistic representation, spatial aspects of architecture, including gendered space, and many others.

    We are seeking papers which will explore aspects of our broadly defined theme from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, and we hope to receive submissions from the many relevant disciplines, including classical philology, art history, archaeology, philosophy, and history.  Papers should be 15 minutes in length, those with slides 20 minutes. Abstracts should be one paragraph long (250-300 words) with no identifying information apart from the title. Please send a copy of the abstract plus a cover letter with title, identifying information and AV needs.  Abstracts must be postmarked by March 29, 2002 (this extends the date indicated on the recent mailing by two weeks).  Send to: Graduate Conference Committee, Dept. of Classics, Togo Salmon Hall 706, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M2, tel. 905-525-9140, ext. 24311.  Questions should be directed to Janette Auer <>. Abstracts may be submitted to this email address rather than by regular mail.

    [4] Conference Announcements
    From: Michael Carter, Brock University    <Back>
    Brock University Archaeological Society
    13th Annual Scholarly Symposium:
    From Martyrs to Masters: Christianity in the Roman Empire

    Date: Saturday, 9 March, 2002
    Time:12:00 to approximately 6:00
    Location: Brock University, Thistle Complex, Room 325

    Dr. James Rives Ů Division of Humanities, York University
         žThe Religion of Sergius Paullus (Acts 13: 6-12)Ó
    Dr. Harold Remus Ů Dept. of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University
         žŽThingsŪ and the Sacred in Late Antiquity Ů and their Afterlife: Transitions and TrajectoriesÓ
    Dr. Carol Merriam Ů Dept. of Classics, Brock University
         žVirgins and Values: WomenŪs Epitaphs in Early Christian RomeÓ
    Dr. John Vanderspoel Ů Dept. of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary
         žAchieving Martyrdom: Glorious Death or Punishment to Fit the CrimeÓ

    Admission: $5.00 (at the door)
    Please Stay for our banquet dinner to follow (tickets available at the door).

    For further information, please contact:
    Dr. Michael Carter <> or BUAS <>

    From: John Geyssen, University of New Brunswick         <Back>
    University of New Brunswick
    Department of Classics & Ancient History
    9th Annual Ancient History Colloquium: Colloquium On Ancient Art

    Dates: 22-23 March 2002                                      Location: University of New Brunswick, Tilley 5

    7:00 pm   22 March 2002
    Keynote Address

    Dr. Margaret Miller, University of Toronto
    žThe Re-Construction of Persians in Classical Attic ArtÓ
    (A reception sponsored by the Dean of Arts Office will be held in Tilley 28 following the Address)

    23 March 2002
    Session I: 9:00am
    Amalia Avramidou, Johns Hopkins University
            žA New Reading of Two Cups by the Codrus PainterÓ
    M. Eleanor Irwin , University of Toronto, Scarborough
            žRoses, Roses, All the WayÓ

    Session II: 10:30am
    Lisa Hughes, University of Calgary
            "Riding for Rome: The Decursus of C. PompulliusÓ
    John Tamm, McMaster University
            žImages of Luxury and Excess?  Banquets and the Drinking HornÓ

    Session III: 1:30pm
    Allison Surtees, Johns Hopkins University
            žThe Tomb of the Diver: Influences from Etruria, Greece and the Near EastÓ
    Catherine Rubincam, University of Toronto in Mississauga
            žFreedom in Graeco-Roman Numismatic IconographyÓ
    Robert Nau, McMaster University
            žA Strange Point of Departure: Depictions of Capaneus in Greek and Roman ArtÓ

    Registration: $5.00 (at the door), which includes refreshments.  For further information, contact John Geyssen <>.

    From: Padraig M O'Cleirigh, University of Guelph         <Back>
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2002
    09:00 - 17:45
    MacKinnon 120
    University of Guelph

    9:30 - 10:10    Peter Loptson, žThe Other Odysseus, the False Troy, and Oral TraditionÓ
    10:10 - 10:35   Janette Auer, žElektra: myth and tragedyÓ
    10:35 - 11:00   Tamara Jones, žMedea: myth in ancient literatureÓ

    11:00 - 11:15   Break
    11:15 - 11:40   Monica Resendes, žHeracles: myth and tragedy in  Greece and RomeÓ
    11:40 - 12:20   Padraig O'Cleirigh, žMetamorphoses of Greek myth in ApuleiusÓ
    12:20 - 12:45   Carolyn Willekes, žThe Choice of the Hero: Greek and GaelicÓ

    12:45 - 2:15    Lunch
    2:15 - 2:55     Marianne Micros, žDido: in myth and literatureÓ
    2:55 - 3:20     Greg Fraracci, žAeneas and Dido: in Vergil's epic and Purcell's operaÓ

    3:20 - 3:35     Break
    3:35 - 4:00     Tina Marshall, žEternal Lucifer: the liturgical life of a classical starÓ
    4:00 - 4:40     Paola Mayer, žThe myth of the Golden Age in German RomanticismÓ

    4:40 - 4:50     Break
    4:50 - 5:15     Barbara O'Cleirigh, žThe myth of the Afterlife in Plato's Phaedo and The Dream of  GerontiusÓ
    5:15 - 5:45     Jenn Stewart, žPop Culture and the Classics: the usefulness of the comic art formÓ

    Registration (at the door): $5 (includes refreshments).
    Further information: Tamara Jones <>

    [5] Varia
    From: Kathy Axcell, Trent University         <Back>
    Ancient History & Classics at Trent University would like to invite everyone to attend this year's Classics Drama Group's performance of  Sophokles'

    Oedipus at Kolonos

    presented by the "Conacher Players" on Friday, March 8, 2002, 8:00pm at the Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto.

    Please contact Ms. Kathy Axcell, Ancient History & Classics Secretary either by email  <> or phone: 705-748-1011, ext. 1814 for further information and tickets ($10.00/person; $5.00 for students and seniors).

    Next regular issue 2002 03 15
    Send submissions to <>