Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 9.3.1 (2002 12 02)
Editors/Redacteurs: J. W. Geyssen & J. S. Murray   (University of New Brunswick)    <
Published by the Classical Association of Canada/ Publié par la société canadienne des études classiques

President: Catherine Rubincam (University of Toronto at Mississauga)  <>
Secretary/Secretaire: Patrick Baker (Université Laval) <>
Treasurer/Tresorier: Craig Cooper (University of Winnipeg) <>
  Contents of CCB/BCEA 9.3.1 (2002 12 02)                        Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
AGM Information
                 (Call for Papers/Appel de Communications)
        2. Association Announcements
                 (Update of the directory; Undergraduate Essay Competition)
        3. Positions Available
              (Trent, Memorial)
        4. Calls for Papers

                   (Missouri-St. Louis,Windsor)
        5. Conferences
        6. Summer Study & Tours
        7. Varia


1. AGM Announcements

This year’s AGM will be hosted by the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, 11-13 May 2003.  It will follow on the Annual Meeting of the Association of Ancient Historians, to be held 8-10 May.

Classical Association of Canada
Annual Meeting - 11-13 May 2003
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB

Advance Call for Papers

Abstracts (100-150 words) are invited for papers of 15-20 minutes in all areas of Classical Studies (literature, history, archaeology, gender studies, philosophy, art history, epigraphy, religion, history of scholarship, etc.)  Deadline for submission: 15 February 2003.

Abstracts for the general programme should be sent to John Geyssen, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of New Brunswick, 233 Carleton Hall, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 <>   Please include your name, postal address, phone no(s), and email address with your submission, and also indicate whether you have any special audio or visual needs for your paper.

Abstracts and supporting information should normally be sent as e-mail messages in plain text (not as attachments) to <>. This will facilitate their reproduction in a booklet.  In the subject line write: your surname + CAC 2003.

Papers may be delivered only by paid-up members of the CAC.
Société canadienne des études classiques
Congrès annuel - 11-13 mai 2003
Université du Nouveau Brunswick
Fredericton, NB

Appel de communications préliminaire

La proposition de communication devrait comporter entre 100 et 150 mots.  Tous les domaines des études classiques peuvent être abordés: littérature, histoire, archéologie, études de genre, philosophie,
histoire de l’art, épigraphie, religion, histoire des études anciennes, etc.  La durée des communications acceptées est de 15-20 minutes au

Les propositions pour le programme et les séances spéciales, y compris votre adresse, numéro(s) de téléphone, adresse électronique, et indication de matériel audio-visuel nécessaire, doivent parvenir avant le 15 février 2002 à John Geyssen, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of New Brunswick, 239 Carleton Hall, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 <>.

Les propositions devraient être de préférence envoyées par courrier électronique (“plain text”, pas de pièces jointes) à <>, afin de faciliter la publication des résumés pour le congrès.  Veuillez, s’il vous plaît, écrire sur la ligne de subjet: votre nom + SCEC 2003.

Notez que les présentateurs de communications doivent être membres en règle de la SCEC.

Further information concerning accommodations and registration will be available at:  (under construction).

Information concerning the AAH meeting can be found at:

2. Association Announcements
From James Murray, University of New Brunswick(F)
As part of an annual review of the CAC Directory of Classics Departments/Programmes in Canada <>, it would be appreciated if the Chair or Administrative Assistant could check to ensure their departmental information is up-to-date.

From: Frances Pownall, University of Alberta                        
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I am pleased to report the results of the 2001-2002 Undergraduate Essay Competition.

In the Junior competition (and thanks to all those who sent in essays in response to my plea in the September bulletin), the joint winners are: Both winners covered their chosen topic thoroughly and reached original conclusions with a healthy scepticism of received tradition (both ancient and modern).

It was difficult to choose the winning essays for the Senior competition, as so many excellent essays were submitted.  The winning essays were all well written, made good use of both modern and ancient sources, and offered new insights on their chosen topic. Honourable Mentions: Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all those who submitted essays.  It is wonderful to see that so many bright undergraduates are taking Classics.

Frances Pownall
Organizer, CAC Undergraduate Essay Contest

3. Positions Available
From: Jennifer P. Moore, Trent University
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Tenure-track Position
 in either Archaeology or Cultural Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology of Trent University seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in either archaeology or cultural anthropology, to begin July 1, 2003, subject to budgetary approval.  The successful candidate will be required to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is expected to participate fully in the anthropology graduate program.  Current fields within this program include archaeology, ethnohistory and art.  The successful candidate should have research and teaching experience in areas such as:  theories of art;  aesthetics;  material culture;  architecture; space and place;  landscape;  and iconography.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand.  An active research program and commitment to excellence in teaching is required.  Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a teaching dossier and copies of publications.  Applicants should submit (in hard copy format) a letter, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (including phone, email, and fax) of three references to: Paul F. Healy, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7B8.  Deadline for receiving applications is December 15, 2002.  Applicants may wish to visit the department website: <>.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to reply;  however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.  Trent University is an employment equity employer, and especially invites applications from women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and disabled persons.

From: Mark Joyal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Tenure-track Appointment
in Hellenistic Literature, Culture and Society
The Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment with specialization in Hellenistic literature, culture and society. The appointee will teach courses in classical languages and literature, as well as courses in other aspects of classical civilization, such as religion, science and medicine, gender, and cultural identity. Applicants must provide evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. For information about the Department of Classics please visit our website at  Applications should be directed  to: Dr. Mark Joyal, Head, Department of Classics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John¹s, NL A1C 5S7. Fax: (709) 737-2135; Phone: (709) 737-8593; <>

The position will commence July 1, 2003, subject to budgetary approval. A tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor will be offered in the case of successful candidates with a completed Ph.D; otherwise, a 3-year contractual appointment will be offered with automatic conversion to a tenure-track appointment on completion of the doctoral degree. Letters of application should reach the Head by January 15, 2003, and should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and the names of three persons who can supply a letter of reference.

4. Calls for Papers
From: Michael Cosmopoulos, University of Missouri-St. Louis
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International Conference on the Olympic Games
The Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Chair in Greek Studies of the University of Missouri-St. Louis is organizing an International Conference on: The Olympic Dream: Past, Present, and Future of the Olympic Games. The conference will be held March 21-23, 2003.  For more information and the Call for Papers please visit the conference website, at

From: Robert Weir , University of Windsor
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Onward to the Olympics:
Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games

An international conference on Olympic history, ancient to modern, sponsored by The Canadian Academic Institute in Athens and Wilfrid Laurier University, with participating institutions: the University of Guelph, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor.

October 3-4, 2003: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
First Call for Papers

Introduction: Southern Ontario is a focal point in Canada for the study of the Olympic Games both in their original development at Olympia, Greece  and in their modern transformation from Athens, 1896 to Athens, 2004. The Olympic Round Table at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo has alternated yearly with the International Symposium for Olympic Research sponsored by the International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario bringing together students, scholars, athletes and organizers of the Olympics Games. The Canadian Academic Institute in Athens, with home office at the University of Toronto and research facilities in Athens, Greece is preparing for the Athens 2004 Games by developing a Media Ring to support the information needs of media in Canada and elsewhere as they gear up for the upcoming Games in Greece, as well as other information resources for schools and interested visitors. Onward to the Olympics will bring together scholars and students of Olympic history to focus on major accomplishments of these unique athletic festivals, as we look to the future, to Athens in 2004 and to the place of  Olympic athletics in the 21st century.

Call for Papers:
Papers are invited on topics within the purview of the history of the Olympic Games, including, for example, gender issues, commercialism, political interference, idealism and spectacle. Abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be submitted to the conference chairs: Dr. Gerald Schaus <> (ancient Olympics) or Dr. Stephen Wenn <> (modern Olympics) by Friday, February 28, 2003. Mail submissions may be sent to either chair at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes. Submissions will be reviewed for selection by  appropriate members of the organizing committee.

Publication of selected papers from the conference is planned in a volume of Proceedings. For further information, please see and the web site of the Canadian Academic Institute in Athens:

Organizing Committee:
Ancient/ Modern
Gerald Schaus, chair, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. / Stephen Wenn, chair, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Victor Matthews, Univ. of Guelph / Kevin Wamsley, Univ. of Western Ontario
Nigel Crowther, Univ. of Western Ontario / Robert Barney, Univ. of Western Ontario
Robert Weir, Univ. of Windsor / Scott Martyn, Univ. of Windsor

5. Conferences
From Ella Hermon, Université Laval
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Information concernant le colloque: «Espaces intégrés et gestion des ressources naturelles dans l'Empire romain», Université Laval, 5-8 mars, 2003.  <http: www.grandes>

6. Summer Study and Tours
From John Geyssen, University of New Brunswick (F)
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UNB Intersession in Rome
May-June 2003
The Department of Classics & Ancient History and the Department of History at the University of New Brunswick will be organizing a study session in Rome for the Spring of 2003.  Information can be found at: <>

For more information, contact Dr Peter C. Kent <> or Dr Thomas E. Goud <>.

7. Varia
From Moorhead Wright, University of Wales, Lampeter
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MATHOS - Learning Ancient Greek Online
The Department of Classics at University of Wales Lampeter UK is pleased to announce the launch of Mathos, a free website for learning Ancient Greek.

The site has a free download Greek font, and topics on elementary Greek grammar and syntax connected with basic verb, noun, adjective and pronoun forms, reinforced with exercises, readings, sound files (to hear the pronunciation), glossary of grammatical terms and Word Lists.

The address is <> and for any comments or difficulties email <>

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