Mr Evert Pistorius
Junior Lecturer (Units)
Greek Latin and Classical Studies
Greek Latin and Classical Studies
Internal Box 97
051 401 2405
Stef Coetzee Building 3

Short CV

Evert Pistorius is a junior Latin lecturer in the Department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. He is currently registered for an MA in Latin at the North West University, Potchefstroom. He completed his BA in Ancient Languages (cum laude) and BA Honours in Ancient Languages (cum laude) at the North West University, Potchefstroom.

Evert has held multiple part-time positions at the North West University, Potchefstroom. These positions include: Latin facilitator, Assistant lecturer for Botanical Latin, Locum lecturer for Legal Terminology and Roman Culture, Conference coordinator, Consultant Mentor, and Member of the Theological Student Association with portfolio: Vice Chairperson and Academics. He is also currently appointed as the Vice President of the Alliance Française de Bloemfontein and as the Secretary for the Classics Association of South Africa, Northern Branch.

Evert has furthermore presented papers at the 32nd and 33rd Biennial Conference of the Classics Association of South Africa in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Evert also holds multiple Academic Achievements:

Certificate for academic excellence for the degree Bachelor of Arts Honours in Ancient Languages (2016).

Achieved a joint first place in the Classical Association of South Africa`s national translation competition (2016).

Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (2016).

Certificate for the successful completion of 80 hours of Professional Development from Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum (2016).

Certificate for academic excellence for the degree Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Languages (2015).

Certificate for Honorary Colours for Bachelor of Arts (2015).

Certificate for academic excellence in Latin (2014).


Pistorius, E. (2016). KVSA Vertaalprys/CASA Translation Prize: A Translation of Vergil`s Third Eclogue into Afrikaans. Akroterion: Journal for the Classics in South Africa, 61(1), pp.111-119.

Publications (Short List)


Current Research

Magister Artium in Latin: George Buchanan`s De Maria Scotorum Regina: A translation and contextual annotations.

Work in progress: De receptione: quomodo interpretatio Classicae mythologiae in moderna ratione, qua res proponuntur, animadversionem auditorum de antiquo mundo format.

Area(s) of Interest

Ancient Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic Languages, Languages, Mythology, Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Rhetoric, Art History, Archaeology, Medieval Studies.

Area(s) of Expertise

Latin, Latin Poetry, Spoken Latin, Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Translation Theory.

Courses Presented

CLLT1514 - Introduction to Latin language and culture

CLLT1624 - Latin language, literature and culture

CLLT2608 - Advanced Latin language, literature and cultural-historical background

CLLT3714 - Introduction to Latin literature of the Golden Age

CLLT3724 - Introduction to Latin literature of the Silver Age

CLLT3734 - Introduction to Latin rhetoric

CLLT3744 - Research methodology for Classical languages: Latin

CLGR3744 - Research methodology for Classical languages: Greek

Community Service

Service Learning


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