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

Short CV

Christoff Zietsman is the retired Academic Head of the Department

Employment record

Since January 2018: Part-time contracted Associate Professor

1975: Research Assistant, Department of Latin, University of Pretoria

1973-1974: Research Assistant, Department of Roman Law, University of Pretoria

1976: Part-time Junior Lecturer, Department of Classical Languages, University of South Africa

1977 : Junior Lecturer, Department of Classical Languages, University of South Africa

1978: Junior Lecturer, Department of Latin, University of Stellenbosch

1980 - 1987: Lecturer, Department of Latin, University of Stellenbosch

1988 - 2008: Senior Lecturer, Department of Latin (since 1999 Department of Ancient Studies), University of Stellenbosch

2009 - 2017: Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Classical Languages (now the Department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies)

Publications

"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 (co-author with  N Fawcett).

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

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

"Crossing the Roman frontier - Egypt in Rome (and beyond). Acta Classica 2009, 52: 1-21.

Electronic book review" Scholia Reviews ns 19 (2010): Kenneth J. Reckford. "Recognising Persius." Princeton University Press, 2009.

Publications (Short List)

 

Research

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Area(s) of Interest

Roman rhetoric - the art of persuasion

Roman satire  -  social and ethical criticism on the errors and folly of civilizations of yesterday and today

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

Ancient civilizations (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 at the past, look to the future

Courses Presented

CLLT1608 - Latin 1 (year module)

CLLT2608 - Latin 2 (year module)

CLLT3714 - one module out of 4 for Latin 3 (first semester)

CLLT3724 - one module out of 4 for Latin 3 (second semester)

CLLC1514 - Classical Legal Language and Culture (first semester)

CLLC1624 - Classical Legal Language and Culture (second semester)

CSLR3714 - Roman literature and rhetoric (first semester)

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