Monday 30 January 2017


We would like to let you know that the second Akademia Epika will be held from 20-29 July 2017 in Iraklio, Crete. "[This] ten day programme is designed to provide students, whether pre-university, under-graduate, graduate, doctoral or helleno-philes at large, with an intensive course and cultural programme (34 hours) in a non-competitive and jovial atmosphere."

This year, an intensive translation of Homer's Odyssey, Book VIII, will be at the centre of the programme. For more information, please see the event's poster.

You may also read a report of last year's programme as well as a short article on the forthcoming second academia.

Thursday 26 January 2017


This week we would like to make you aware of the fact that, for the seventh time in a row, the Harrassowitz publishers award their Philippika-Preis to the author of an exceptional dissertation in the field of Classical Studies.

The winner's dissertation will be published and printed by the Harrassowitz publishers. 

Please follow this link to read all the relevant information.


We would like to let you know that the Uniagustiniana Press (associated with the Universitaria Agustiniana in Bogotá, Colombia) has issued a call for contributions pertaining to its book series on Augustinian Studies: "Saint Augustine as ‘Doctor Pacis’: Inquiries on Peace for People Living Today".

For more information, please follow this link and note that the deadline for the submission of abstracts is 3 April 2017.


We would like to remind you that the 5th International Conference on Classical Studies in Mexico will be held in Mexico City from 4 - 8 September 2017. The event will be hosted by the Centro de Estudios Clásicos at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas and the Colegio de Letras Clásicas at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Proposals on any theme about Classical Philology and its tradition are welcome. Please follow this link for the Call for Papers.

Please note that you can now use an online tool to submit abstracts and personal information (deadline: 20 March 2017). 

Monday 23 January 2017


We would like to let you know that the Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities) is offering a full-time position as part of its project entitled "Thesaurus Linguae Latinae".

Please note that the job is scheduled to start on 1 October 2017 and that the deadline for applications is 30 April 2017.

Please follow this link to read the official advertisement.

Thursday 19 January 2017


Following up a recent discussion on the Classicists List we would like to provide you with a brief overview of regular online bloggers on Greek and Roman Classics. Please feel free to add more items in the comment section.

This news outlet of the R.E.A. (Revue des Études Anciennes) is dedicated to research in the field of Ancient History as well as Archaeology.

Classical Wisdom Weekly, a diverse American online blog.

Eidolon “is a home for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship. Our goal is to create a platform for essays that have a strong authorial voice and a unique point of view.”

Minus Plato offers news on Classics as well as modern and contemporary art.

Oppida Imperii Romani will be helpful to those of you seeking a Spanish-language blog on Classical Archaeology.

Pour l’amour du Grec – à la découverte d'auteurs grecs anciens
A francophone blog offering excellent information on Ancient Greek culture and its reception.

Rogueclassicism describes itself as follows:

“rogueclassicism: 1. n. an abnormal state or condition resulting from the forced migration from a lengthy Classical education into a profoundly unClassical world; 2. n. a blog about Ancient Greece and Rome compiled by one so afflicted (v. "rogueclassicist"); 3. n. a Classics blog.”

Here is what Neville Morley, the author of The Sphinx blog, says about himself:
“Professor of Classics & Ancient History at the University of Exeter, UK, blogging in a personal capacity. Believed whoever it was who said that social media are the lecture theatres of tomorrow, and decided that they could also be the research seminars of tomorrow. Reception of Thucydides, pre-modern economic and social history, random thoughts about German literature and higher education, and occasional music.”

In case you would like to find out more about Classics on Twitter, you may see this convenient list.

On Facebook, you may consider joining groups such as Classics International and Quelliche leggono il Notiziario.  

Monday 16 January 2017


"The British Library is offering a PhD placement opportunity for a student working on Greek papyri. This three-month placement will allow someone studying various aspects of Greek literature, papyrology, Late Antique history and religion to have first-hand experience with the ancient sources preserved in one of the world’s most renowned collections of papyri."

Please note that the placement is due to begin in January 2018 and that the deadline for applications is 20 February 2017.

For more information, please follow this link

Monday 9 January 2017


We would like to let you know that eisodos - Journal for Ancient Literature and Theory has issued a Call for Papers for its spring edition. Eisodos is an online journal for B.A.-/B.Ed. and M.A.-/M.Ed. students as well as Ph.D. students. You may download its latest edition for free

Students are invited to submit academic works of about 7-10 pages. Book reviews are welcome as well. Please note that the deadline for the submission of contributions is 15 February 2017.

Read more information below or follow the link

"eisodos – Journal for Ancient Literature and Theory is a peer-reviewed, online-journal for B.A.-/B.Ed.- and M.A.-/M.Ed.-students as well as Ph.D.-Students. Classisicsts, students of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, as well as students of Middle and New Latin, Comparative Literature or any other Literary Studies are invited to submit contributions.

eisodos has as its focus questions on the interpretation of Ancient literature. The comparison of different literary theories is a further key aspect on which eisodos will welcome submissions. Interpretation here is intended to include both studies on individual works of literature or specific aspects in individual works of literature as well as studies on literature in general. The theoretical framework and approach that forms the basis of any of these interpretations should always be articulated.
The aim of eisodos is to discuss interpretations of Ancient literature and the theories about literature that lie behind these. The fundamental question is that of how ‘we’, nowadays, interpret and understand Ancient literature and what the basis of that particular understanding may be.
Submissions should discuss Ancient literature from fresh perspectives or test the applicability of literary theories, Modern or Ancient. Comparative studies of Modern and Ancient literary theories are also most welcome. By this is meant studies that address questions concerning the relationship between theory and praxis and, moreover,  the continuity of thinking and theorising about literature since Antiquity.
Whether it is at all possible to apply Modern literary theory to Ancient texts of literature or if this leads to anachronistic deformations is a question that remains unanswered for now, as is that of what constitutes a good interpretation – these questions may be handled in an original manner in every submission.
In addition to submissions on the interpretation of ancient texts and literary theory, eisodos invites ideas for reviews of thematically suitable publications. Proposals should be sent to the editors ( at any time, independently of any current call for papers. The editors will then commission the reviews and upon final revision, the reviews will be published in the next issue of eisodos.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:
eisodos (greek: εἴσοδος) means ‚way in’, that is: entrance, introduction, learning, studies, but also investigation and method."

Thursday 5 January 2017


FIEC would like to take up this opportunity to wish you all the best for 2017.
Since we aim at improving our news blog in any way possible, we invite you to use the comment section to give us some feedback.

Today we would like to forward to you a job offer issued by Brown University. Please read the full announcement below and note that the review process will start on 1 February 2017.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Culture and Ideology of Writing in the Ancient Mediterranean
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Departments of Religious Studies, Classics, and History, and the Programs in Judaic Studies and Early Cultures, invite applications for an International Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the area of the culture and ideology of writing in the ancient Mediterranean. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who employ the digital humanities in their research; applicants from outside North America are especially encouraged to apply. The fellow’s administrative home will be in the Department of Religious Studies, but applications are invited in any of the fields represented by the sponsoring programs, and the successful candidate is expected to be able to work across disciplines.

Fellows participate in a weekly, multi-disciplinary seminar at the Cogut Humanities Center and teach one course each term. S/he will join a strong intellectual community of scholars from across the university who work on issues involving the role of writing in the pre-modern world.

This is a two year position beginning July 1, 2017, with stipends of $61,500 and $63,907 in the first and second years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years from an institution other than Brown.

Applicants should submit a CV; letter of interest; and writing sample (of about 20 pages) online through and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2017.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

For further information, write to either of the Search Committee Chairs, John Bodel ( or Michael Satlow (