Canadian Classical Bulletin/Bulletin canadien des études anciennes    (ISSN 1198-9149)
Volume 9.5.2 (2003 02 03)

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 9.5.2 (2003 02 03)                        Return to CCB Archive   /   BCÉA Archives
AGM Announcements
        2. Positions Available
                 (Bristol, Mount Allison, Carleton, Queen's)
        3. Conference Announcement
        4. Call for Papers

AGM Announcements
Submission of Abstracts

Just a reminder that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the 2003 Annual Meeting to be held in Fredericton, NB, is 15 Feb 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 <>. In the subject line write: your surname + CAC 2003.  Abstracts for the Women's Network Panel, Clothing and Textiles in the Ancient World, should be sent  via e-mail to the WN Panel co-ordinator, Ilse Mueller, Department of Classical Studies, Laurentian University, at <>, with a copy to John Geyssen, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of New Brunswick, at <>.

Positions Available
From: Robert Fowler, University of Bristol
Postdoctoral Positions

i) Junior Research Fellow (vacancy ref. 9139). Based in the Bristol Institute of Hellenic and Roman Studies, this post is tenable for one year from 1st October 2003. In exceptional cases a two-year fellowship may be awarded. You must have been awarded a doctoral degree no more than five years prior to 1st October 2003. You will undertake advanced research leading to publication on a subject within the remit of the Institute (Classics or the Classical Tradition), and will teach up to four hours per week during one Teaching Block in the year. Grade 1A, Salary £18,265 - £20,311. Closing date 03 March 2003. particulars are available at, or at where online application will be possible from 04 Feb. Contact for further information: Professor R. Fowler <>; tel +44 (0) 117 928 8256).

ii) Junior Research Fellow (vacancy ref. 9137). This position has become available as part of the AHRB-funded City of God project in the Bristol Institute of Hellenic and Roman Studies.  This international project is producing a commentary on the entirety of Augustine's text. The fellowship is tenable for up to five years, starting as soon as practicable.  You must have a PhD in a relevant subject, good knowledge of Latin, and appropriate C&IT skills. You will contribute to the commentary; compile resources for, and manage, the project's website; edit drafts of contributions to the commentary; organise the project's mid-term conference in 2005, and edit its papers; and assist in the overall management of the project. You will also have the opportunity to teach up to four hours per week during one Teaching Block in the year. Grade 1A, Salary £18,265-£20,311. Closing date 03 March 2003.  Further particulars are available at, or at where online application will be possible from 04 Feb. Contact for further information: Professor G. Clark <>; tel + 44 (0)117 928 9017).

Research Studentship

There will shortly be advertised on a three-year doctoral studentship available from 1 October 2003 in the Bristol Institute of Hellenic and Roman Studies as part of the AHRB-funded City of God project for a student writing a dissertation on a topic relevant to Augustine's City of God and/or its reception. The project director and dissertation supervisor will be Professor Gillian Clark. Applicants must satisfy AHRB eligibility requirements given at The studentship will be funded at standard AHRB rates (fees plus maintenance). Closing date 15 April 2003. Further particulars are available at Application forms are available from Mrs Lin Pountney (; tel. +44 (0)117 928 9849) or downloadable from Contact for further information: Professor G. Clark (<>; tel + 44 (0)117 928 9017).

MA Studentships

Two one-year studentships will be available from 01 October 2003 for students pursuing a taught MA at the University of Bristol on any subject pertaining to Classics or the Classical Tradition. Each studentship pays £7,500 over the twelve-month period of the course. Applicants from any discipline whose work relates in some way to Greco-Roman civilization and its heritage will automatically be considered for a studentship (including those who have already applied). Closing date 15 April 2003. Application forms may be downloaded from  Contact for further information about taught MAs available from the appropriate departments; for Classics and Ancient History, see Contact: Dr. Sitta von Reden (<>; tel. +44 (0)117 928 7765) or Mrs Lin Pountney (<>; tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9849).

From: Ivan Cohen, Mount Allison University
Mount Allison University
The Crake Doctoral Fellowship

The Crake Foundation and the Department of Classics at Mount Allison University are pleased to announce the Crake Doctoral Fellowship in Classics for the academic year 2003-2004.

The Crake Fellowship is non-renewable, open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who at the time of taking up the fellowship have completed all course and residential requirements for the Doctorate in Classics, passed all preliminary examinations and completed the research for the thesis, and who can reasonably be expected to finish the doctorate during the year of the fellowship.

The holder will be asked to teach one course in each of the Fall and Winter terms, give a public lecture, and be in Sackville from September to May.

In 2003-2004 the holder of the Crake Fellowship will receive $21,000, with an allowance of up to $2,500 to cover moving and other research-associated expenses.

Applications should include official transcripts and three letters of reference.  The thesis supervisor should be asked to write concerning the subject of the thesis and the expected date for its final submission. Applicants should also send a statement regarding the progress of their doctoral studies, including their schedule for completion, and a 1-2 page synopsis of their thesis.

Completed applications should be sent to:
Dr. Ivan Cohen, Head
Department of Classics
Mount Allison University
63D York Street
Sackville, N. B.  E4L 1G9
The deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2003. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

From: Roland Jeffreys, Carleton University
Carleton University
Two-year Position in Classics

The College of Humanities invites applications for a two-year appointment in Classics (with the possibility of renewal) at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level, subject to budgetary approval. The program in Classics and Religion is housed in the College of Humanities. Candidates should have competence in both Greek and Latin and a broad grasp of Classical Civilization. The ability to teach a course in Classical mythology will be an asset. Ph.D completed, or near to completion, required as well as a commitment to effective teaching and scholarly research. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The applications of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Carleton University is committed to equality of employment for women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.  Persons from these groups are encouraged to apply. A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference are to be sent by March 31, 2003 to: Prof. Roland Jeffreys, Dunton Tower 2121, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6. For further information see http://www.carleton,ca/chum/  or

From: Teresa Smith, Queen's University

Term Adjunct position for 2003-04
Queen's University, Department of Classics invites applications for a Term Adjunct position for the academic year 2003-04.  The successful applicant will teach two full course equivalents (CLST 100-Introduction to Classical Literature; CLST 311- Greek and Roman Epic; CSLT 312-Greek and Roman Drama).  Rank will be commensurate with qualifications, stipend $25,000.00.  The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and samples of writing.  These materials and three confidential letters of reference should be sent to Professor Dietmar K. Hagel, Head, Department of Classics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6.  Phone (613) 533-2745; fax (613) 533-6739; email    Deadline for applications is March 31, 2003.

Queen's University is committed to an employment equity programme and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.  Academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a collective agreement, the details of which are posted at

Conference Announcements
From: Michael Carter, Brock University

Brock University Archaeological Society Symposium (BUAS) Schedule
“Ancient Erotics”

Saturday, March 8th, 2003
Brock University, Thistle Hall 325
10:30 AM  ARRIVAL and preparations.

11:00 AM LUNCHEON with guest speakers, BUAS organizers, and the Department of Classics faculty in A246.
Tina Ross, BUAS Vice-President
Prof. Michael Carter, Department of Classics, Brock University

Prof. Alison Keith, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Toronto
“Love and Desire in the Women’s Quarters: Latin Epic on Female Passion”

Prof. Bonnie MacLachlan, Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario
Sive Deus, Sive Dea? Cypriot Aphrodite”

Prof. Barbara Gold , Professor, Department of Classics, Hamilton College
“The Erotics of Silence and Death: How Propertius’ Women Talk”

3:00 PM INTERMISSION – raffles and refreshments.

Prof. Aara Suksi, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario
“Death and Desire in Sophocles’ Trachiniae

Prof. Holt Parker, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati
“How to Think about Sex: Anthropology and Ancient Sexuality”

Jennifer Phenix, BUAS President
Prof. Richard Parker, Chair, Department of Classics, Brock University

7:00 PM BANQUET at Fresco’s

Call for Papers
From: Brad Inwood, University of Toronto

Call for Papers for the APA Meeting in San Francisco in January 2004
Roman Virtues and Vices

Organizers: Karla Pollmann, St Andrews; Eric Casey, Sweet Briar College; William Harris, Columbia University; Brad Inwood, University of Toronto; Robert A. Kaster, Princeton; David Konstan, Brown University; Irmgard Männlein-Robert, Würzburg; Matt Roller, Johns Hopkins; David Wray, University of Chicago.

The cultural centrality and conceptual rigor of ancient "virtue language" provides a rich ground for exploring notions, representations and transformations of ancient virtues and vices. In the last decade or so, "virtue ethics" has become an increasingly prevalent avenue of investigation in modern ethical reflections, focusing on aretaic concepts of excellence and (in fewer cases) their opposites, and on the moral character and motives of actions. This new departure within ethical philosophy, which is influenced by Aristotle but has so far hardly taken any Latin texts into account, will provide the questions to be considered in the panels of the proposed colloquium and may also be challenged by papers. The colloquium focuses on Roman culture, from the beginnings of Latin literature through Late Antiquity, including early Christianity. It aims at contextualizing the academic conversation about virtue ethics in a new way by paying more attention to ancient social contexts-for example, through examining and questioning the specific "Romanness" of given ethical values, as well as their relation to Greek culture.   Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, especially those involving philosophy, history with its subdisciplines, as well as linguistic and literary investigations. Junior scholars are welcome.

For the APA meeting in 2004 we solicit papers on the following topic:

Roman Virtues, Vices and Cultural History
Roman virtues and vices, whether we take our evidence concerning them as inventions or as reflections of reality, can be fully understood only in relation to social and cultural aspects of their historical context. Questions addressed by individual papers might include: What does it mean, culturally, to speak of a Roman ethics of virtue, and how is Roman virtue ethics related to Roman (and Greek) cultural norms? Does Roman ethics claim to have universal, objective norms as a basis? Can Roman
morality be captured in a set of widely applicable, rational rules, or are particularist considerations about the character or affective disposition of an individual central in Roman ethics? How can more precise definitions of Latin names for ethical vices, and more nuanced understanding of how those vices are enacted in literature and political discourse, help to map out Roman cultural history?

For the APA meeting in 2004, abstracts (no more than 800 words) are due by February 10, 2003. Submit abstracts, by email (preferred) or as hard copy with disk, to David Wray <>, University of Chicago, Classics Department, 1010 East 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637. Abstracts will be judged anonymously by two referees.

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