News

The Association from time to time announces academic posts, scholarship opportunities, notices of competition deadlines and meetings of CASA. The most recent notices are shown below.

Akroterion 65 (2020) available online

Akroterion 65 (2020) as now been published and is available online at https://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub

Table of Contents:

Richard Whitaker, POVERTY AS A CHALLENGE TO WEALTH IN HOMER’S ODYSSEY
Amy Martin, PORTRAIT OF A POET: ERINNA’S EKPHRASTIC EPIGRAM, AP 6.352
Martine de Marre, WARFARE AND WOMEN IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Dylan Futter, SOCRATES ON POETRY AND THE WISDOM OF SIMONIDES
Luiz Ribeiro, ‘YOUR LOVE IS LIKE BAD MEDICINE’: THE MEDICAL TRADITION OF LOVESICKNESS IN THE LEGENDS OF HIPPOCRATES AND ERASISTRATUS OF CEOS
Anthofili Kallergi, SELF-DEPRECATION OF HORACE’S SATIRICAL VOICE DURING THE SATURNALIA CELEBRATIONS (SATIRES 2.3 AND 2.7)
Marianne Dircksen, ANALOGOUS CHARACTERS: TACITUS’ LIVIA AUGUSTA AND AGRIPPINA MINOR
Louise Müller, SAINT NICHOLAS’ BELEAGUERED BLACK COMPANION(S): A STUDY OF THE CONTESTED NATURE AND LATE ANTIQUE HISTORY OF SANTA’S HELPERS IN THE DUTCH SAINT NICHOLAS FEAST
Michael Lambert, HERODOTUS AND THE 1820 SETTLERS IN SOUTH AFRICA: HISTORIOGRAPHIES OF COLONIZATION AND THE ‘CACOPHONY OF VOICES’
Nikola Bruni, THE PROFESSIONAL GREEK MERCENARY IN SAITE EGYPT

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CfP CASA Conference (Cape Town, 19-22 January 2022)

34th Biennial Conference of the Classical Association of South Africa
Order and Chaos
19 – 22 January 2022
University of Cape Town

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

The Classical Association of South Africa (CASA) invites proposals for papers for its 34th Biennial Conference, to be hosted by the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town, 19-22 January 2022. Proposals need not be limited to the conference theme ‘Order and Chaos’, and papers on any topic on the ancient world and its reception are welcome.

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Odyssey Book 11 in Mozambique

Watch a reading of Rhapsody 11 of the Odyssey, organized by Dr. Carla Bocchetti (French Institute of South Africa). The video was produced in Maputo, Mozambique (as part of the CHS ‘Odyssey Round the World’ series) and the reading is from Professor Richard Whitaker’s Southern African English translation together with translations into other languages, including Changana, Cicopi, Citshwa, Gitonga, Shimakonde, and Swahili.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIgBeMiv8Ug
The recording will be available from the 9th of December

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Junior Lecturer position at NWU, Potchefstroom

The purpose of the position is to undertake the responsibilities in respect of the teaching of Latin, Ancient Culture Studies, Legal Terminology; research in the Focus Area for Ancient Texts; as well as general administration in the School for Ancient Languages and Text Studies.

Junior Lecturer Latin
Contract: Permanent
Position number: P000163
Peromnes: A9

North-West University (Potchefstroom)
Faculty of Theology
School of Ancient Language and Text Studies

Minimum Requirements:
Honours Degree in Latin- NQF Level 8
Membership in National Subject Associations

Other competency requirements:
2 years’ experience in lecturing of Latin language courses on NQF levels 4-7
1 year’ experience in lecturing of legal termination on NQF level 5
1 year’ experience in lecturing Ancient Culture courses on NQF level 5-7
1 year of supervision on postgraduate levels (if applicable)
1 year’ experience in teaching of online courses
2 years’ involvement and presentation of paper at relevant national and international subject association

Behavioural competencies:
A dynamic personality that can deal with organisational responsibilities and be innovative and creative.

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Junior Lecturer position at Stellenbosch

Junior Lecturer

(Ref. LSW04/225/1020)

The Department studies the ancient cultures and languages of the Mediterranean and Western Asia and offers modules in Ancient Cultures, Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Latin and Classical Legal Culture.

Position Type: Permanent

Duties:

  • Undergraduate teaching of Ancient Cultures and Latin or Greek;
  • Postgraduate supervision (on Honours and Master’s level);
  • Researching topics in Ancient Cultures and/or Latin and/or Greek and publishing research findings;

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