News 2006

Leverhulme Visiting Scholar

Dr Diana Stanciu, Associate Professor in Political Science in the University of Bucharest, will visit the School from the 6th November to 5th December 2006 to work with Professor Karla Pollmann on the After Augustine Project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

She will give a lecture on ‘Re-interpreting Augustine: Cambridge Platonists and Dutch Arminians on Grace and Free Will’ on Tuesday, 5 December 2006, at 4 pm (with reception afterwards), in the Senior Common Room, St Mary’s College.

Happy Birthday, Augustine

To mark the biological birthday of Augustine, the project “After Augustine. A Survey of His Reception from 430 to 2000” will host a one-day Postgraduate Conference, Augustine and His Readers, in the School of Classics on November 13, 2006, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust.

The organizers are Professor Karla Pollmann, Carmen Cvetkovic, and Jochen Schultheiss.

Augustine and his readers: conference program (pdf)


James Wilson Seminar

The first James Wilson seminar on constitutionalism, ‘One, few, many:  ancient Greek thinking about constitutions’, will take place on Thursday 4 May at 5.00 pm in Swallowgate 12. (Please note change of room).
The speaker will be Dr Roger Brock of the University of Leeds.  Dr Brock is author of a number of articles on Greek history and literature, and co-editor ofAlternatives to Athens (2000), which offers a cogent, wide-ranging introduction to the scope and scale of political expression in the ancient Greek world. His particular interests lie in Greek history and historiography, and he is currently working on a research project on the Athenian Tribute Lists and completing a book on political imagery in Greek literature.
This seminar is open to all staff and students.

Highers Conference

The school, together with the Tayside Classical Association hosted the annual Schools Highers Conference on 15 th March, attended by over 100 pupils and staff from eleven schools (three state schools and eight private). Very suitably for the Ides of March, it began with the talk “Does killing Caesar ever work?” and was followed by lectures on divination, the Æneid, gender conflict in tragedy, Cicero & court-room practice, and the archaeology of 5th century Athens.

Highers Conference Program (pdf)

New Lecturer in Latin

Dr. Emma Buckley will be joining the School in September 2006 to take up a Lectureship in Latin and Classical Studies. Emma has just completed a Cambridge doctorate on the Flavian epicist Valerius Flaccus, whose poem on the voyage of the Argo draws on a mass of Greek and Latin predecessors. She has also written on the Renaissance poet Maffeo Vegio (who wrote a mini-sequel to the Aeneid) and on Seneca’s Medea.


This semester’s STAGE day, organised for and by postgraduates in Classics Schools in St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh will be held in St Andrews on Wednesday March 22nd.

New Reader in Latin

From September 2006, Dr Roger Rees will be joining us a Reader in Latin. Dr Rees is an expert on the literature and history of Latin Antiquity, and has a published a study on Latin panegyric, on Vergil in Latin antiquity and on the reign of Diocletian. He also recently organised a conference on Ted Hughes and the classics.

New Scholarships in Arts and Divinity

Three of the new PhD Scholarships offered by the University are tenable within the School of Classics. Each is worth the equivalent of the Home Fee (currently £3,085) for three years.

New e-journals

The University Library has recently purchased access to 375 new e-journals.


Links to the individual e-journals will be added to SAULCAT shortly.

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