Panel on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia: Call for papers

2008 is the 100th birthday of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia: the first set of papyrus fragments - the part now known as "The London Fragment" - of this important text, obviously a major historical work composed in the first half of the 4th century BC, was published in that year, in volume 5 of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. Since that time several new fragments have been published, the most recent in 1976. The result is a substantial, but nevertheless tantalizingly incomplete, remainder of a second "continuator of Thucydides" besides Xenophon.

To recognize this occasion, and also honour the memory of Iain Bruce, the scholar who produced the first historical commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia, a long-time member of the Classics Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who died a few months ago, we would like to have a session of papers devoted to the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia at the May 2008 CAC meeting in Montréal. Abstracts are invited on any aspect of scholarship relating to this work. They should be clearly marked at the top with the notice, "Hellenica Oxyrhynchia panel".

George Pesely Catherine Rubincam

Department of History Department of Historical Studies

Austin Peay University University of Toronto

PeselyG AT catherine.rubincam AT

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to Dr Vayos Liapis: vayos.liapis AT