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U of T Classics at the CAC-SCEC

Many members of the Department of Classics will be giving presentations (and live tweeting!) at the CAC-SCEC annual meeting at McMaster University, May 7 – 9. In chronological order, here are our speakers on the CAC-SCEC program: Ephraim Lytle, “Paradoxography and Science in Aelian’s De natura animalium: Leonidas of Byzantium, the Red Sea and Peripatetic …

SCS Sesquicentennial: Upcoming Submission Deadlines

      2019 Annual Meeting: San Diego, January 3rd to 6th The SCS call for papers for the upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting has opened. The online program submission system is now available for SCS members. It will be a memorable meeting with special programs in celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the SCS (formerly APA). April …

Upcoming Deadline: The Desmond Conacher Scholarship

The application deadline for this year’s Desmond Conacher Scholarship is Saturday, April 1, 2017. Applicants must be Canadian students (citizens or permanent residents) intending to enter the first year of graduate studies in a classics or similar programme at a Canadian university. Applicants must be less than 28 years of age on January 1st of the year …

Upcoming Deadline: CAC Annual Conference, St John’s NL 2017

  Here is a reminder to all interested Faculty and Grad students that the deadline to apply for the CAC is quickly approaching! Abstracts are due this Sunday, January 15th ***extended to Sunday, January 29th***. For more information about this year’s CAC Annual Conference, please visit their website.

Congratulations to our undergraduate CAC award winners!

Congratulations to Vanessa Snyder-Penner and Alison Cleverley for winning 1st and 3rd place in the senior category of this year’s CAC Undergraduate Essay Writing Competition! Vanessa, who graduated from UofT last spring with a double major in English and Classics, won 1st place with an essay entitled “Naming, convention, and realism in Menander’s Dyskolos.” She is currently …

2016 CAC Central Lecture Tour: “Knucklebones in Greco-Roman Culture”

Classical Association of Canada (CAC): 2016 Central Lecture Tour Monday October 24, 2016 5:30pm – 7:30pm York University, Keele Campus Kaneff Tower, Room 519 Toronto, ON Professor Toph Marshall (University of British Columbia) “Knucklebones in Greco-Roman Culture” Knucklebones from sheep and goats were used as randomizers for divination, board games, and gambling in Greece and Rome. …

2016 CAC Award Winners

Our congratulations to Caitlin Hines, recipient of the 2016 CAC Graduate Student Prize and Professor Alison Keith, recipient of the 2016 CAC Award of Merit. Photos from the 2016 CAC Annual General Meeting can be viewed here.

2016 CAC Annual Meeting

We have strong U of T faculty and graduate student representation at the upcoming Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, May 11-13, 2016, hosted this year by l’Université Laval at the Séminaire de Québec and the Laboratoires d’archéologie de l’Université Laval, in Vieux-Québec.

2014-2015 CAC Undergraduate Essay Competition

Our warmest congratulations go to Joshua Zung, who has been awarded second prize in the 2014-2015 Classical Association of Canada Undergraduate Essay Competition for his essay, “Domini metus servi: Who is Afraid? Hints of Fear of Slaves in Roman Comedy and Agronomy.”

U of T at the 2013 CAC Annual Meeting

The University of Toronto was well represented at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 14-16, 2013: Christer Bruun, “Cicero and Clodius: What the Surprising Porta Romana Inscription Reveals about Historical Memory at Ostia” Janet Mowat, “Lysias I and the Corruption of Control” Erik Gunderson, “Repetition in Senecan …