Thesis: ‘Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch and the Question of Hebrew Interference’.
Supervisor: Dr J.A.L. Lee, Department of Classics.
1992 BA Hons I, University of New England.
University Medal, Booth Prize and Medal; Majors in Greek and Latin.
Dissertation: ‘Semitic Loanwords in Greek and Latin’.
Surpervisors: Prof. T.R. Bryce and Dr A. Treloar, Department of Classics and Ancient History.
Career 2007 Lecturer (continuing), Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University.
2004–7 Assistant Editor, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford.
2001–4 Macquarie University Research Fellow, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University.
1998–2001 Research Officer, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University.
1994–9 Lecturer (Casual), Departments of Classics and Ancient History, University of Sydney.
Awards and Distinctions
2006 Five grants, from British Academy, Egypt Exploration Society, Craven Committee, Board of the Faculty of Classics (University of Oxford), and Jowett Copyright Trustees (all in support of ‘Buried Linguistic Treasure’ Conference).
2005–7 William Golding Senior Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford.
2004–7 Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University.
2004 Macquarie University Research Development Grant: Visiting Scholar Award (to fund visit of Dr J.K. Aitken, University of Reading).
2004 Australian Research Council Discovery-Project Grant (three-year grant; originally Chief Investigator, then Partner Investigator (Dr J.A.L. Lee Chief Investigator) after acceptance of Oxford appointment).
2001–4 Macquarie University Research Fellowship.
2000–1 Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship.
1999 Society for the Study of Early Christianity Travelling Sponsorship.
1998–2003 Research Associate, Department of Classics, University of Sydney.
1992–5 Australian Postgraduate Research Award, University of Sydney.
1991 University Medal, University of New England.
2005–6 Convener (with Dr D. Obbink) of the colloquium ‘Buried Linguistic Treasure: The Potential of Papyri and Related Sources for the Study of Greek and Latin’ (Christ Church, Oxford, 30 June–2 July 2006).
2005–7 Member of Congregation, University of Oxford.
2004–7 Member of Sub-Faculty of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford.
2003–4 Convener (with Dr M. Choat and Dr N. Ricklefs) of the conference ‘Images of Egypt: Cultural Interaction and Identity in Ancient Egypt from the Pharaohs to the Arab Conquest’ (Macquarie University, 14–17 April 2004).
2003–4 Macquarie University Representative, Executive Committee of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies.
1998–2004 Various presentations on Greek and Latin linguistic and papyrological topics to undergraduate classes at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University.
Thesis Supervision 2003–6 Associate Supervisor for doctoral thesis: C.R. Campbell, Macquarie University; ‘Verbal Aspect in New Testament Greek with Special Reference to Discourse Analysis’.
Professional Bodies of which Member
Australasian Society for Classical Studies
Papyrology, sociolinguistics, and acculturation in Ptolemaic Egypt.
Septuagint studies and the Hellenistic age.
Medieval Latin lexicography.
Items in Progress
Monograph provisionally titled Personal Style and Social Dialect in the Greek of the Zenon Archive.
Edited collection, co-edited with D. Obbink, provisionally titled The Language of the Papyri (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).
Dictionary entries in D.R. Howlett (ed.), assisted by T.G. Christchev, T.V. Evans, P.O. Piper, and C. White, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, Vol. II (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001–).
Chapter on the book of Numbers in J.K. Aitken (ed.), Handbook to the Septuagint (forthcoming from T&T Clark, London).
Articles: ‘Periphrastic Futures in the Vindolanda Writing Tablets’, ‘Artemidoros Who? Language, Writing Hands, and the Author of P.Cair.Zen. V 59816’, ‘Latin Lexicography and the Comfort of the Gloss’, ‘Identifying the Language of the Individual in the Zenon Archive’ (for The Language of the Papyri volume), ‘The Greek Pentateuch, the Papyri, and the Koine’, ‘Standard Koine Greek in iii bc Papyri’ (for delivery at XXV International Congress of Papyrology, August 2007).
Evans, T.V., Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch: Natural Greek Usage and Hebrew Interference (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Reviews and Responses: J.K. Aitken, Review in Bulletin of Judaeo-Greek Studies, 29 (Winter 2001/2002); J. Lust, ‘Syntax and Translation Greek’, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, 77 (2001), 395–401; Anwar Tjen, Review in Vetus Testamentum, 52 (2002), 136–7 (cf. Anwar Tjen, Review of A. Voitila, Présent et imparfait dans le Pentateuque grec: Une étude sur la syntaxe de traduction, (Helsinki and Göttingen, 2001), in Vetus Testamentum, 53 (2003), 277–8); T. McLay, Review in Review of Biblical Literature (2002; see at http://www.bookreviews.org); J. Joosten, Review in Journal of Theological Studies, 54 (2003), 196–8.
Evans, T.V., ‘The Comparative Optative: A Homeric Reminiscence in the Greek Pentateuch?’, Vetus Testamentum, 49 (1999), 487–504.
——, ‘Some Alleged Confusions in Translation from Hebrew to Greek’, Biblica, 83 (2002), 238–48.
——, ‘The Last of the Optatives’, Classical Philology, 98 (2003), 70–80.
——, ‘A Note on BOULH in P.Col.Zen. I 10’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 145 (2003), 246–8.
——, ‘Approaches to the Language of the Septuagint’, Journal of Jewish Studies, 56 (2005), 25–33.
——, ‘Valedictory ERRWSO in the Zenon Archive Letters of Hierokles’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 153 (2005), 155–8.
Evans, T.V., ‘A Hebraism of Mixed Motivation’, in R. Sollamo and S. Sipilä (eds), Helsinki Perspectives on the Translation Technique of the Septuagint (Helsinki and Göttingen: Finnish Exegetical Society and Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2001), 211–28.
——, ‘Orality, Greek Literacy, and Early Ptolemaic Papyri’, in C.J. Mackie (ed.), Oral Performance and its Context (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2004), 195–208.
——, ‘Future Directions for Aspect Studies in Ancient Greek’, in B.A. Taylor, J.A.L. Lee, P.R. Burton, and R.E. Whitaker (eds), Biblical Greek Language and Lexicography: Essays in Honor of Frederick W. Danker (Grand Rapids, Mich. and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2004), 199–206.
——, ‘Periphrastic Tense Forms in the Greek Tobit’, in F. García Martínez and M. Vervenne (eds), with the collaboration of B. Doyle, Interpreting Translation: Studies on the LXX and Ezekiel in Honour of Johan Lust (Leuven: Peeters, 2005), 109–19.
——, ‘The Court Function of the Interpreter in Genesis 42:23 and Early Greek Papyri’ (forthcoming in J.K. Aitken, J. Dines, S. Pearce, and T. Rajak (eds), Jewish Perspectives on Hellenistic Kingship, forthcoming from University of California Press, 2007).
——, ‘The Use of Linguistic Criteria for Dating Septuagint Books’, in J.K. Aitken, J. Dines, S. Pearce, and T. Rajak, Contextualizing the Greek Bible, with a contribution by T.V. Evans (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, 2008).
——, ‘Greetings from Alexandria’ (forthcoming in Proceedings of the XXIV International Congress of Papyrology).
——, ‘Greek Numbers 6:22–27 on Vellum and Stone: A Note on the Verbal Forms in the Thessalonica Inscription’ (forthcoming in Festschrift).
Howlett, D.R. (ed.), assisted by T.G. Christchev, T.V. Evans, P.O. Piper, and C. White, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, Fasc. IX: P-Pel (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2005).
——, Fasc. X: Pel-Phi (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2006).
Evans, T.V., Review of J.D. Denniston, Greek Prose Style, D.S. Raven, Greek Metre, and G.S. Thompson, Greek Prose Usage, in Ancient History: Resources for Teachers, 29/1 (1999), 91–3.
Kearsley, R.A., Greeks and Romans in Imperial Asia: Mixed Language Inscriptions and Linguistic Evidence for Cultural Interaction until the end of AD III, with the collaboration of T.V. Evans (Inschriften griechischer Städte aus Kleinasien, Vol. 59; Bonn: Habelt, 2001).
Evans, T.V., ‘ “Living Latin”: The Latin Summer School 1995’, Classicum, 21 (1995), 21–2.
——, ‘Digital Images of Cairo Papyri and the Writing Hands of the Zenon Archive’, CSAD Newsletter, 11 (Winter, 2004–5), 4–5.
——, and J.S. Sheldon, with contributions by J.A.L. Lee and †W. Ritchie, ‘The Macquarie Colloquium in Memory of George Shipp’, Classicum, 31 (2005), 26–34.
Recent Conference and Seminar Papers
‘The Prioress’s Cat and the Practice of Lexicography’, Brasenose and St Anne’s Classics Symposium, Oxford (6 March).
‘The Language of the Individual in the Zenon Archive’, ‘Buried Linguistic Treasure’ Conference, Christ Church, Oxford (1 July).
‘Alexander the Great: If You Hated the Film, Try the Papyri’, Brasenose Blurbs, Brasenose College, Oxford (31 May).
‘The Language of the Individual in the Zenon Archive’, Classics and Ancient History Seminar, University of Sydney (11 May).
‘Digitization and the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources’, ‘Corpora and Language’, Arts and Humanities Research Council Workshop, University of Cambridge (13 January).
‘Latin Lexicography and the Comfort of the Gloss’, Language Colloquium, Macquarie University (13 May).
‘Artemidoros Who? Language, Writing Hands, and the Author of P.Cair.Zen. 5.59816’, Classics and Ancient History Seminar, University of Sydney (12 May).
‘Greetings from Alexandria’, XXIV International Congress of Papyrology, University Of Helsinki (4 August).
‘Complaints of the Natives in a Greek Dress: Zenon Papyri from Egyptian Authors’, ‘Images of Egypt’ Conference, Macquarie University (15 April).
‘Periphrastic Futures in the Vindolanda Writing Tablets’, Museum of Ancient Cultures Language Showcase Series, IV: A Language Colloquium In Memory of George Shipp, Macquarie University (16 May).
‘The Court-Function of the ‘Interpreter’ in Genesis 42:23 and Early Greek Papyri’, ‘Representations of Monarchy in Hellenistic Culture’ Colloquium, Somerville College, University of Oxford (24 March).
‘Us, Me, Posh Greek, and the Language of Swineherds’, Australian Society for Classical Studies XXIV Conference, Macquarie University (6 February).
‘Approaches to the Language of the Septuagint’, Society of Biblical Literature: Annual Meeting, Toronto (24 November).
‘Bad Greek from the Zenon Archive’, Greek and Roman Studies Seminar, University of Calgary (20 November).
‘Bad Greek from the Zenon Archive’, Museum of Ancient Cultures Language Showcase Series, III: A Language Colloquium in Honour of John Lee, Macquarie University (6 September).
‘The Historic Present in Ezekiel’s Exagoge’, Greek Drama III Conference, University of Sydney (9 July).
‘Orality, Greek Literacy, and Early Ptolemaic Papyri’, V Conference on Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece: ‘Oral Performance and its Context’, University of Melbourne (5 July).
‘Idiolect in the Zenon Archive: Problems and Possibilities’, Department of Classical Studies Seminar, Catholic University of Leuven (24 May).
‘Saying Please in the Zenon Archive’, Faculty of Classics Seminar, University of Cambridge (15 May).
‘Some Aspects of Jewish Identity in the Third Century bc’, Ancient History Seminar, Macquarie University (17 April).
‘Saying Please in the Zenon Archive’, Museum of Ancient Cultures Language Showcase Series, II: A Language and History Colloquium, Macquarie University (22 May).
‘Saying Please in the Zenon Archive’, Centre for Classics and Archaeology Seminar, University of Melbourne (14 March).
Dr J.N. Adams
Senior Research Fellow
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Dr J.A.L. Lee
Senior Research Fellow
Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, AUSTRALIA