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The journal Phasis – Greek and Roman Studies is published by the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Phasis is a peer-reviewed academic journal and publishes original contributions in all areas of Greek and Roman Studies.
The journal invites papers for the forthcoming issue. Papers may be submitted in English, French or German. They should be no less than 5 000 words in length (not incl. footnotes and bibliography) and should be preceded by an abstract of 100-250 words in English. Please use a Unicode font for Greek. Each submission will be reviewed by two anonymous external reviewers.
If you are interested in publishing in Phasis, please send your article and abstract to email@example.com by March 15, 2017, and include your name, address and affiliation in the accompanying email.
We are delighted to welcome Cherane Ali as our new Director of Meetings. Cherane has a BA from Baruch College and extensive meeting planning experience in both the US and Europe.
We also thank the Nominating Committee for their work throughout the Fall and Winter to identify a slate of candidates who will stand for election in summer 2017. You can view the complete slate here.
As a reminder, members will also be asked to vote this summer on a revision to the Working Conditions section of the Society's Professional Ethics Statement. You can view the revised draft of the section here. Comments on the draft should be sent to the Executive Director by March 1.
Today we celebrate the SCS 50-year Club. Members who joined in 1967 have now been added to our list of 50-year members:
Thank you to all on this list for your teaching, scholarship, service, and support.
This article was originally posted on the SCS website August 8, 2015. It has been edited slightly to adhere to current blog conventions.
Arabia in the Classical Sources
King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Ad-Darah) invites scholars to participate in the symposium "Arabia in the Classical Sources" which will be held in 21st - 23rd November 2017 in Riyadh.
The symposium welcome papers on subjects related to the Arabs and Arabia in classical sources. Topics will include, but will not necessarily limited to, the concepts of Arabs and Arabia, the sources of classical authors on Arabia, social life and economy of Arabia in the ancient times, flora and fauna of Arabia in classical writings, and classical authors' influence on western thoughts on ancient and modern Arabia.
Virtue, Skill and Practical Reason
Call for Abstracts
Prof. Julia Annas (University of Arizona)
Prof. Michael Thompson (University of Pittsburgh)
Prof. Rachel Barney (University of Toronto)
Aristotle drew an analogy between the acquisition of virtue and the acquisition of various skills such as archery and playing the lute. Since that time there has been substantial debate on how seriously one should take that analogy. In Intelligent Virtue (2011) Julia Annas has made a powerful case for taking it very seriously, whereas others are more cautious.
The Art of Praise: Panegyric and Encomium in Late Antiquity
DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 3
Organizer: Paul Kimball, Bilkent University
Sponsored by the Society for Late Antiquity
Forthcoming in TAPA 147.1 (Spring 2017)
P. J. Finglass, “Euripides’ Oedipus: A Response to Liapis”
This article examines the hypothesis, recently advanced by Vayos Liapis in this journal (TAPA 144: 307-70), that most of the quotation fragments of Euripides’ Oedipus belong not to that play but to a much later rhetorical exercise. It argues that the overwhelming majority of the faults alleged by Liapis are fully compatible with Euripidean language and style; and that even if the authenticity of one or two fragments can be called into question, there is no evidence to support the view that they come from a work written centuries after Euripides’ death.
Byzantine Studies Symposium: "Rethinking Empire"
April 21–22, 2017
The Music Room
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Dimiter Angelov and Paul Magdalino, Symposiarchs
What do we mean when we call Byzantium an empire? A flurry of studies in recent years by historians of other hegemonic civilizations have situated empire and imperialism as historical phenomena across different periods and geographical areas. Until now, the involvement of Byzantinists in this reevaluation has been relatively marginal.