Dr. Marion Durand (PhD 2018) hired by Oxford University

We are immensely proud that Dr. Marion Durand, currently a Lecturer in the Department of Classics, has been hired by Oxford University as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow at Corpus Christi College, and Associate College Lecturer at St John’s College.

Marion defended her PhD thesis, “Language and Reality: Stoic Semantics Reconstructed”, in June 2018. Throughout her time at the UofT, she has been an active member of CPAMP, the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (her supervisor was Brad Inwood). Not only that, she is a former President of our Graduate Classics Course Union (GCCU) and she was a member of the Committee that organized the 2015 annual conference of the Classical Association of Canada.

The Department wishes Dr. Durand best of success in her new and exciting environment!

Bursaries for Summer Courses in Greek and Latin in the Department of Classics

The Department of Classics at the University of Toronto is offering a series of Greek and Latin courses this coming summer.

In the First summer term, from May 6 to June 14 (followed by an exam), we offer LAT 101, LAT 201, and GRK 101. In the Second summer term, from July 2 to August 12 (followed by an exam), we offer LAT 102, LAT 202, and GRK 102.

The Department is especially interested in furthering the language study of students from underrepresented groups. In order to assist in enrolling in these courses, we offer bursaries in the range of $ 1,500 (one term) to $ 3,000 (two terms) to cover tuition and more, for deserving students both from the U of T and from other institutions.

For more information, contact our Undergraduate Coordinator Eph Lytle (undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca) or the Chair Christer Bruun (chair.classics@utoronto.ca).

Applications due to chair.classics@utoronto.ca by: March 15, 2019

 

A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity, a recent publication edited by Eph Lytle

A Cultural History of Work

Congratulations to Prof. Lytle for the publication of his edited monograph, A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity, the first book in a six-volume set.

From the publisher:

“How has our relationship with ‘work’ changed for different cultures over the centuries? What effect has it had on politics, art and religion?

In a work that spans 2,500 years these ambitious questions are addressed by 63 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. With the help of a broad range of case material they illustrate broad trends and nuances of the culture of work in Western culture from antiquity to the present. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six.”

U of T Classics at the AIA/SCS

Many members of the Department of Classics will be giving presentations at the AIA/SCS annual meeting in San Diego, January 4 – 6! In chronological order, here are our speakers on the SCS program:

Ted Parker, “Philanthrōpia, Democracy, and the Proof of Power”, FRI 8:00 –10:30

Jeff Easton, “A Case-Study of Intergenerational Participation in Roman Professional Associations”, FRI 1:45 – 4:45

John Fabiano, “Invidia Tabernariorum: The Economic Interests of Associations in Late-Antique Rome, a Study of the Corpus Tabernariorum, SAT 8:00 – 10:30

Rachel Mazzara, “The Secondary World of Plautinopolis”, SAT 8:00 – 10:30

Brad Hald, “Dialectics of Hope and Fear in Thucydides Book 6”, SAT 1:45 – 4:45

Alison Keith, “Ovid In and After Exile: Modern Fiction on Ovid Outside Rome”, SUN 8:00 – 11:00

Marion Durand, “De Mortuis Nil Dicendum Est? On Sextus Empiricus Against the Mathematicians VIII.98 and Stoic Indefinite Propositions”, SUN 11:45 – 1:45

David Wallace-Hare, “The Virgilian Beech: The Creation of Italian Nostalgia in the Eclogues”, SUN 11:45 – 1:45

Chiara Graf, “The Blushing Sage: Somatic Affective Responses in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales“, SUN 2:00 – 4:30

Matt Watton, “Socrates and Plato’s Socrates in Cicero’s Academica“, SUN 2:00 – 4:30

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

U of T Reception in San Diego at the SCS/AIA Annual Meeting!

The Department of Classics hosts its usual Reception for alumnae and alumni, friends, faculty and students on Thursday, January 3rd from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, in the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (room Rancho Santa Fe 2). Spread the word … all welcome!

And that is not all: nine of our graduate students present papers at the conference, and so do several faculty members.