Mr Evert Pistorius
Phi & Clas
Faculty of Humanities
Department of Philosophy and Classics
Internal Box 43
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B 12

Short CV

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

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 was also appointed as the Vice President of the Alliance Française de Bloemfontein from 2019 to 2020.

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

Work in progress (PhD): Fasti Danici Olai Wormii: an English Translation with Contextual Commentary.

Work in progress (Publication): George Buchanan`s De Maria Scotorum Regina.

Area(s) of Interest

Ancient Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic Languages, Languages, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Linguistics, Mythology, Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Rhetoric, Art History, Archaeology, Medieval Studies.

Area(s) of Expertise

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

Courses Presented


CLLG1514 - Introduction to Classical Languages and Resources

CLLG1624 - Classical Languages and Resources

CLLG2616 - Basic to Intermediate Latin and Classical Greek

CLLG2626 - Intermediate Latin and Classical Greek

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


CLLT1514 - Introduction to Latin language and culture (phased out)

CLLT1624 - Latin language, literature and culture (phased out)

CLLT2608 - Advanced Latin language, literature and cultural-historical background (phased out)

CLGR3744 - Research methodology for Classical languages: Greek (restructured)

CSRM3744 - Research methodology for Classical studies (restructured)

Community Service

Service Learning


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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