Prof Christoff Zietsman
Position
Associate Professor (Units)
Department
Greek Latin and Classical Studies
Address
23 5
Greek Latin and Classical Studies
IB 97
UFS
Telephone
051 4012303
Office
Stef Coetzee Building 5
Information

Publications (Short List)

"Die verband tussen die Proloog en Satires 1 en 5 van Aulus Persius Flaccus." Acta Classica 1980; 23: 122-128.

"Persius - a rustic poet." Akroterion 1981; 26(1&2): 52-57.

"Persius and the vates concept." Akroterion 1988; 33(2&3): 71-78.

"Persius, Saturn and Jupiter." Akroterion 1991; 36(3): 94-103.

"A Stoic Remedy for Diseased Ears (Persius 5.86)." Akroterion 1993; 38 (2): 61-73.

"The rhetoric of a Stoic poet (Persius Satire 5)." Akroterion 1995; 40 (3&4): 106-119.

"Persius on Greeks, Jews and Barbarians." Akroterion 1997; 42 (2): 94-109.

"A comic scene with a Stoic message: Terence`s Eunuchus in Persius Satire 5.161-175." Akroterion 1998, 43-51.

“Vicious dogs: a case study from 2000 BC to 2000 AD.” Akroterion 2000, 45: 75 - 87.

"Uluburun - the discovery and excavation of the world`s oldest known shipwreck." Akroterion 2001, 46: 5 - 20 (mede-outeur met N Fawcett).

“Persius on poetic (in)digestion.” Akroterion 2004, 49: 73 – 88.

“Medical negligence in ancient legal codes.” Akroterion 2007, 52: 87 – 98.

Area(s) of Interest

Roman satire  - Social and ethical criticism on the errors and folly of civilisations of yesterday and today

Legal comparison - Comparison of anceint legal codes including the Roman Law to modern legal codes (especially South African law): the philosophy of the law is universal 

Ancient civilisations (Greek-Roman) - There is nothing new under the sun – we must learn to know ancient times so that we can interpret our own world and understand our future. Respice, prospice: look to the past, look to the future.

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Postgraduate:
Marica Coetsee: +27 51 401 2369
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Mrs Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
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