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Officers and Directors


President David Konstan

Immediate Past President Helene Foley

President-Elect Julia Haig Gaisser

Executive Director John Marincola (to June 30, 1999)

Adam D. Blistein (from July 1, 1999)

Financial Trustees Michael C. J. Putnam

Zeph Stewart

Division Vice-Presidents

Education Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr.

Professional Matters Erich S. Gruen

Program William H. Race

Publications Ruth Scodel

Research Jenny Strauss Clay

Directors (in addition to the above)

Victor Bers Amy Richlin

Judith P. Hallett David Sansone

Jeffrey Henderson Martin Ostwald, ex officio

Sheila Murnaghan

Program Committee

William H. Race (Chair) Robert Lamberton

Mark Griffith James O'Hara

Sarah Iles Johnston

Chair, APA Local Committee

Grace Starry West

APA Staff

Coordinator, Meetings, Programs, Minna Canton Duchovnay

and Administration

Coordinator, Membership & Publications Renie Plonski

General Information

The 131st Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, in conjunction with the Archaeological Institute of America, will be held in Dallas, Texas beginning December 27, 1999. The Annual Meeting will be hosted by Adam's Mark Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas TX 75201, Telephone (214) 922-8000. The Convention Registration Desk, the Exhibit Hall, the Placement Service, AIA and APA paper sessions, committee meetings, receptions, and special events will be scheduled in the Adam's Mark Hotel.

Conference Registration

Registration is required for attendance at all sessions and for admission into the exhibit area. No one will be admitted into the exhibit area and meeting rooms without the official AIA/APA Annual Meeting badge. A Convention Registration area will be set up on the lobby level of the Adam's Mark Hotel with the following hours:

  • Monday, December 27 10:00 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 28 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday December 30 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Advance Registration

Pre-registration is available at a reduced rate until November 19, 1999 (deadline for receipt, not postmark). The reduced rates for pre-registration are:

  • Members $75.00 Student Members $25.00 Spouse/Guest $30.00
  • Non-Members $110.00 One-Day $40.00

The on-site registration fee for attendance at all sessions is as follows:

  • Members $100.00 Student Members $35.00 Spouse/Guest $40.00
  • Non-Members $130.00 One-Day $45.00

The spouse/guest category is for a non-professional or non-student guest accompanying a paid attendee. Only full-time student members are eligible for the special student rate. One-day registration is possible for a single day only; individuals wishing to attend for more than one day must register at the full rate. Please use the registration form sent to you in the August Newsletter, or consult the APA web site ( for an on-line registration form.


Abstracts for APA papers may be ordered on the pre-registration form or purchased at the Convention Registration desk. The price of Abstracts is $8.50. For those who have pre-paid, Abstracts will be included with your pre-registration materials.


Exhibits will be located in the Lone Star Ballroom B of the Conference Center on the Second Floor of the Adam's Mark Hotel. The exhibit hours are as follows:

  • Monday, December 27, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 28, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Your registration badge will provide you with admission to the Exhibit Hall.

Child Care

Child care will be offered by KiddieCorp, a licensed, full-service provider employing screened, experienced, CPR- and/or First Aid-trained and certified staff. Children will participate in a customized schedule of creative, educational, age-appropriate activities. The center will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., December 28 through 30 at the Adam's Mark Hotel. Please sign up on or before November 22, 1999, to guarantee your spot. Children must be registered for a minimum of three consecutive hours. Rates are $10 per hour, per child. The AIA/APA and KiddieCorp reserve the right to cancel child care for insufficient registration. Please use the Child Care Registration form sent to you in the August Newsletter.

Special Events

Opening Night Reception

A special welcoming reception will be held in two galleries the Dallas Museum of Art on Tuesday, December 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. On exhibit is art from the lost civilizations of the Aztec, Maya, and Anasazi in the "Art of the Americas." There is also an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian and Nubian sculpture in "Arts of Africa." Tickets for the reception, which include admission to the museum, light hors d'oeuvres, one drink ticket and round-trip transportation are $27.50 per person. Tickets for the opening reception should be ordered on your pre-registration form.


Last year's joint reception with the AIA was so successful, everyone agreed we should do it again, but this time in a style appropriate to our meeting site. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on December 29, there will be music by hometown favorites "The Roof Raisers", dancing, and surprises. Tickets are $10.00 per person and include admission, one drink ticket, dessert and coffee bar.


President-Elect Julia Haig Gaisser will preside at this session on December 29 featuring the presentation of the Goodwin Award, the Awards for Excellence in Teaching (including new awards for excellence at the primary and secondary school level), and several Distinguished Service Awards just voted by the Board of Directors. Following the award ceremonies, President David Konstan will deliver an address entitled "Altruism".

APA Presidential Reception

The Board of Directors cordially invites all APA members attending the 131st Annual Meeting to a reception honoring President David Konstan on Wednesday, December 29, immediately after the Plenary Session and Presidential Address. Tickets for the APA Presidential Reception will be included in the registration materials of all APA members.

APA Presidential Panel

A special panel organized by APA President David Konstan will focus on the state of the Classics in the Americas. Members of the panel, academic representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico, will discuss matters relating to the Classics in their respective countries. There will be an opportunity at this session to exchange ideas for developing and furthering scholarly relations in the Classics between North and South Americas. President Konstan will preside over the panel on December 28th at 4:00 p.m.


The Board of Directors invites all APA members to attend the society's official business meeting on Thursday, December 30, 1999, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., to hear a report on the year's activities. Questions and comments from members are welcome. Complimentary continental breakfast will be served.


The Placement Committee invites all interested members to attend this discussion of the placement service on December 29 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Committee members hope that both candidates and representatives of hiring institutions will offer suggestions for improvements in this vital service. Complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

Minority Student Scholarship Fundraising Reception

The APA's Committee on Scholarships for Minority Students is this year sponsoring a reception and raffle on Tuesday, December 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Houston Ballroom A on the third floor of the Adam's Mark Hotel's Conference Center. A reception reservation ($50.00) can be made on the pre-registration form. The contribution for the Reception includes the automatic purchase of 6 Raffle tickets. Additional Raffle Tickets may be purchased at $10.00 each (3/$25.00). The winner of the Raffle will receive over $700 in books donated by a number of academic presses as well as complimentary registration to the 2001 Annual Meeting.

Special Atlas Display

The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World will be published in the year 2000. This year members will be able to view proofs of all of the maps and to discuss with Professor Richard Talbert the availability of maps in different formats . This special display will take place on December 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Placement Service

Remington Room, 4th Floor

Adam's Mark Hotel

Placement Service Director: Renie Plonski


  • December 27 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • December 28 & 29 7:45 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • December 30 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, pre-registered and non-registered candidates and institutional representatives should go directly to the Placement Office on the 4th Floor. The on-site registration fee for candidates is $20.00, for institutions $200.00. Candidates and institutions must also register for the Annual Meeting to use the Placement Service facilities at the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting registration fee is separate from both societal membership dues and the Placement Service registration fee. Copies of all recent issues of Positions for Classicists and Archaeologists will be available in the Placement Office for review by candidates; copies of the 1999 Placement Book, including a supplement of all CV's received after the printing deadline of the Placement Book, will be available for review by institutions.

It is the responsibility of institutions to notify candidates prior to the Annual Meeting in Dallas of their intention to interview an individual at the Annual meeting. The Placement Service will facilitate the scheduling of these pre-arranged interviews, as well as those interviews arranged on-site during the Annual Meeting, by providing private interview rooms and a call board notifying candidates and institutions of interview times. This call board for posting candidate and institutional identifying numbers will be located in the Placement Office. Candidates and institutions are expected to consult this call board on a regular basis. All requests for interview rooms must be made through the Placement Office at the time appointments are requested. The Placement Service reserves the right to extend the interview hours listed in the Annual Meeting program.

Although the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America are only intermediaries in the recruiting process and do not engage in the actual placement of members, the Director of the Placement Office is ready to serve both institutional representatives and candidates in every way practical during the course of the Annual Meeting. Communications on Placement Service matters should be sent to Renie Plonski, Placement Service Director, American Philological Association, 291 Logan Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 249 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19104-6304. Telephone: (215) 898-4975; Fax: (215) 573-7874.

Monday, December 27

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Meeting of the APA Nominating Committee City View 3

3:00-7:00 p.m. Meeting of the Executive Committee State 3 of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens

3:30-6:30 p.m. Meeting of the Board of Directors Board Room of the American Philological Association 38th Floor

4:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner Meeting of the APA Committee State 1 on the Status of Women and Minority Groups

5:00-8:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Vergilian Society Board Room

5:30-7:30 p.m. Alumni Reception of the Majestic 1 Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome

7:00-9:00 p.m. AIA/APA Opening Reception Dallas Museum of Art

7:00-9:45 p.m. Meeting of the Steering Committee State 2 of the Women's Classical Caucus

10:00 p.m.-midnight Opening Night Reception Houston A Sponsored by the Women's Classical Caucus, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Classical Caucus, and the APA Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups

Tuesday, December 28

7:30-8:30 a.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Outreach Live Oak

7:30-8:30 a.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Ancient History Pearl 1

8:00-9:00 a.m. Meeting of the APA Classical Atlas Committee Majestic 11

8:00-9:30 a.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Minority Scholarships Majestic 10

8:00-9:30 a.m. Meeting of the ASCSA Excavation and Survey Committee Majestic 9


8:30 a.m. Section 1 Dallas A1

The Odyssey

Erwin Cook, Presider

1. Dianna Kardulias, College of Wooster

Odysseus in Ino's Veil: Feminine Headdress and the Hero in Odyssey 5 (15 mins.)

2. Karalee Strieby Harding, Calvin College

3. Laurel Fulkerson, Columbia University

Epic Ways of Killing a Woman: Gender and Transgression in the Odyssey (15 mins.)

4. George G. Garrett, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sacrifice and the Piety of the Suitors in the Odyssey (15 mins.)

5. Mark Toher, Union College

Telemachus' Rite of Passage (15 mins.)

6. Nick Dobson, The University of Texas at Austin

Poetic Investiture in Odyssey 13 (15 mins.)


8:30 a.m. Section 2 Dallas A2


James E. G. Zetzel, Presider

1. Robert L Gallagher, University of Memphis

Metaphor in Cicero's de re publica (15 mins.)

2. Shane Butler, Columbia University

Ancient Caput-Divisions in the Works of Cicero (15 mins.)

3. Peter White, The University of Chicago

Editorial Policy in the Publication of Cicero's Letters (15 mins.)

4. Vincent J. Rosivach, Fairfield University

Cicero, Cael. 18 and the Educated Elite (15 mins.)

5. Tobias Reinhardt, Oxford University

Arguments from Analogy in the Causa Curiana (Cic., Top. §44) (15 mins.)

6. J. Bradford Churchill, University of Colorado at Boulder

Sponsio quae in verba facta est? Two Lost Speeches and the Formula of the Roman Legal Wager (15 mins.)


8:30 a.m. Section 3 Dallas A3

Hellenistic Poetry

Ralph Rosen, Presider

1. Stephanie J. Winder, Ohio Wesleyan University

Who Speaks in Callimachus' Hymn to Zeus? (15 mins.)

2. Keyne Cheshire, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Narrative Function of Names in Callimachus' Hymn to Zeus, lines 46-59 (15 mins.)

3. James I. Porter, University of Michigan

The Virtues of Being Contemporary: Callimachus Hymn 5 ("The Bath of Pallas") and Hellenistic Poetics (15 mins.)

4. David Kutzko, University of Michigan

The Bemused Singer: Polyphemus in Idylls 11 and Euripides' Cyclops (15 mins.)

5. Corinne Ondine Pache, Harvard University

"When the Bough Breaks, the Cradle Will Fall" - A Note on Death and Lullabies (15 mins.)


8:30 a.m. Section 4 Dallas D1

After Exile: The Reception of Ovid's Works in Antiquity

Garth Tissol and Stephen Wheeler, Organizers

1. Garth Tissol, Emory University

Ovid and the Exilic Journey of Rutilius Namatianus(15 mins.)

2. Michael Roberts, Wesleyan University

Creation in Ovid and the Latin Poets of Late Antiquity(15 mins.)

3. James McKeown, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dreaming of Ovid (15 mins.)

4. R. J. Tarrant, Harvard University

Ovid's Chaos and its Neronian Influence (15 mins.)

5. Stephen Wheeler, The Pennsylvania State University

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Lucan's Reception of Ovid's Metamorphoses (15 mins.)

Respondent: Martha Malamud, State University of New York at Buffalo (15 mins.)


8:30 a.m. Section 5 Dallas D3


Epigraphy & Religion

Sponsored by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

John Bodel, Organizer and Presider

1. John Bodel, Rutgers University

Introduction (5 mins.)

2. Michael Jameson, Stanford University

Genos and Polis: The Praxiergidai on the Akropolis (15 mins.)

3. Ian Rutherford, The University of Reading

Theoria Inscribed: Patterns of Pilgrimage and the Epigraphy of the Greek Sanctuary (15 mins.)

4. John D. Morgan, University of Delaware

Monthly Birthday Celebrations of Hellenistic Kings and of Augustus (15 mins.)

5. Peter E. Nulton, Center for Old World Archaeology, Brown University

Apollo Hypoakraios Reconsidered (15 mins.)

6. Gil Renberg, Duke University

Keeping It in the Pantheon: Divine Referrals Recorded in ex iussu Dedications (15 mins.)

7. Alex Hollmann, Harvard University

Dionysos and Kadmilos on a Curse Tablet from Antioch (15 mins.)


8:30 a.m. Section 6 Dallas D2

Medicine and Rhetoric

Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Medicine

Lawrence Bliquez and Lesley Dean-Jones, Organizers and Presiders

1. John Dugan, State University of New York at Buffalo

Sexual and Oratorical Self-Mastery: C. Licinius Calvus's Medical Regimen and His Atticism (20 mins.)

2. Julie Laskaris, University of Richmond

Sophist vs. Scientist? Defining the Technai and the Scientific Tradition (20 mins.)

3. Susan Prince, University of Colorado

A Rhetorical Conversion in the Hippocratic On the Nature of Man (20 mins.)

4. Julia Nelson, University of Georgia

The Comic Self and Moral Fashioning (20 mins.)

5. Ann Hanson, Yale University

Hippocrates Aphorisms V (20 mins.)

Respondent: Lesley Dean-Jones, The University of Texas at Austin (10 mins.)


9:00 a.m. Section 7 Lone Star C4

Joint AIA/APA Panel

Homosexuality and Education in the World of Classics

Sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Classical Caucus

and the APA Outreach Division

Endorsed by the Women's Classical Caucus

and the APA Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups

John Rundin and Judith P. Hallett, Organizers

1. Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University

Leagros and Euphronios: the Vase-Painter as Erastes (15 mins.)

2. Walter Ralph Johnson, The University of Chicago

Unexpurgating Queer Catullus (15 mins.)

3. Susan Ford Wiltshire, Vanderbilt University

Hospitality in the Academy: Speaking of Homosexuality (15 mins.)

Respondents: Dianne Hardy-Garcia, Texas Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas

Jay Jacobson, American Civil Liberties Union

9:30-10:30 a.m. Meeting of the APA Advisory Board to the DCB Live Oak

10:30-11:30 a.m. Meeting of the APA Advisory Board to the APh Live Oak


11:00 a.m. Section 8 Dallas A3

Representation and Rhetoric at Rome

Harry B. Evans, Presider

1. Andreola Rossi, Amherst College

The Camp of Pompey: Strategy of Representation in Caesar's BC (15 mins.)

2. Matthew Roller, Johns Hopkins University

Table Talk: Words, Exchange, and Power in the Roman Convivium (15 mins.)

3. David Cramer, The University of Texas at Austin

The Impossibility of Maecenas(15 mins.)

4. Steven Rutledge, University of Maryland, College Park

Defining the Delator: Difficulties in Our Sources and Problems for Our Methodologies (15 mins.)


11:00 a.m. Section 9 Dallas A1

Roman Didactic Poetry and Satire

Joseph Farrell, Presider

1. Samuel J. Huskey, The University of Iowa

The Deeply Clinging Boundary Stone: An Element of Liminality in the De Rerum Natura (15 mins.)

2. Christopher Nappa, University of Minnesota

Fire and Human Error in Vergil's Second Georgic (15 mins.)

3. Katharina Volk, Princeton University

Carmen et res in Manilius (15 mins.)

4. David Armstrong, The University of Texas at Austin

The Equestrian Stance: Class and Power in Juvenal (15 mins.)


11:00 a.m. Section 10 Dallas A2

Greek Athletics

David Sansone, Presider

1. Bruce G. Robertson, Mount Allison University

Broken Ears in Classical Athens (15 mins.)

2. Hugh M. Lee, University of Maryland, College Park

The "Soft" and "Sharp" Greek Boxing Gloves: A New Interpretation (15 mins.)

3. William Morison, Utah State University

[Xen.] Ath. Pol. 2.10: Were Attic Gymnasia and Palaistrai Public or Private? (15 mins.)


11:00 a.m. Section 11 Dallas D1

New Comedy: Menander

Anne Groton, Presider

1. Dana Munteanu, University of Cincinnati

Types of Anagnorisis: Aristotle and Menander (15 mins.)

2. Susan Lape, University of Washington

From Soldier to Citizen: The Ideology of Romance in Menander's Perikeiromene and Misumenos (15 mins.)

3. Paul A. Iversen, The Ohio State University

A Flawed Diamond: Syros' Character in Menander's Epitrepontes (15 mins.)

4. René Nünlist, University of Basel

New Light on Menander, Epitrepontes Fr. 6 (15 mins.)


11:00 a.m. Section 12 Dallas D2

Plato's Socrates and Plato's Stranger

Sponsored by the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

Elizabeth Asmis, Presider

1. Christopher Planeaux, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Socrates an Unreliable Narrator? The Dramatic Setting of the Lysis (20 mins.)

2. Keith Whitaker, Boston College

Discerning the Intent of Plato's Athenian Stranger (20 mins.)

3. David Wolfsdorf, Fairfield University

The Transformation of the Investigation of F-ness in Plato's Dramas of Definition (20 mins.)


11:00 a.m. Section 13 Dallas D3

Neo-Latin in the Anglo-American World

Sponsored by the American Association for Neo-Latin Studies

Edward V. George, Presider

1. Dana F. Sutton, University of California, Irvine

The Queen's Latin (20 mins.)

2. Jennifer Tunberg, University of Kentucky

Observations on Samuel Gott's Nova Solyma and Neo-Latin Utopian Literature (20 mins.)

3. Michele Valerie Ronnick, Wayne State University

Francis Williams, Black Neo-Latinist, and His Poem, Integerrimo et fortissimo viro Georgio Haldano armigero insulae Jamaicensis gubernatori (1759) (20 mins.)

4. Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Central Connecticut State University

Burning with an Even Greater Hunger: Interlocution, Irresolution, and American Neo-Latin Periodical Verse (20 mins.)


11:00 a.m. Section 14 Austin 3

A Complex Weave: The Relationship between Gender and Ethnicity

in Ancient Mediterranean Societies

Sponsored by the Women's Classical Caucus

Paula Debnar, Denise McCoskey, and Dolores O'Higgins, Organizers and Presiders

1. Barbara A. Olsen, Duke University

Recovering Gender through Archaeology, Recovering Ethnicity through Gender: Women in Linear B Tablets (20 mins.)

2. Yasmin Syed, Stanford University

Gendered Ethnicity in Vergil's Aeneid (20 mins.)

3. Jerise Fogel, Michigan State University

The Gender of Lies: Lucian's True Story (20 mins.)


12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. APA Luncheon for the Regional Classics Associations Majestic 2

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Live Oak

the Classical Tradition

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Majestic 11

Professional Matters

12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. Meeting of the APA TLL Fellowship Committee Majestic 10


1:30 p.m. Section 15 Dallas A2

Greek Epic: Homer, the Hymns, and Apollonius

Leon Golden, Presider

1. Deborah Beck, Colgate University

Diomedes Takes Charge: Character and Speech in Iliad 4, 7, and 9 (15 mins.)

2. Patricia Fagan, University of Toronto

Simile and Narrative Pattern: Hektor and Paris on the Plain (15 mins.)

3. Aileen Ajootian, The University of Mississippi

The Equal Feast: Meaning and Continuity in Homeric Sacrifices (15 mins.)

4. Roberto Nickel, Laurentian University

Hera and the Succession Myth in the Hymn to Apollo (15 mins.)

5. Nathan Powers, The University of Texas at Austin

Magic and Scientific Explanation in Apollonius' Argonautica 4.1629-88 (15 mins.)

6. Anatole Mori, The University of Chicago

The Judgement of Alcinous, Homonoia and International Arbitration in Apollonius' Argonautica 4 (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 16 Dallas A1

Bodies and Sexuality

Marilyn B. Skinner, Presider

1. Alastair Blanshard, University of Cambridge

The Enjoyment of Bent Bodies: Rhetorical Self-fashioning in Lysias 24 (15 mins.)

2. Paul Ludwig, St. John's College, Annapolis

Nudity, Barbarism and the Construction of Greekness in Thucydides 1.6 (15 mins.)

3. Jeanne Reames-Zimmerman, The Pennsylvania State University

An Atypical Affair? Alexander the Great, Hephaistion Amyntoros, and the Nature of Their Relationship (15 mins.)

4. David Fredrick, University of Arkansas

The Penetration Model: A Useful Theory for Rome? (15 mins.)

5. Matthew D. Panciera, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cunnilingus in an Ostian Bath (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 17 Dallas A3

Roman Republican History

George W. Houston, Presider

1. Leah Johnson, Wayne State University

The Nature of the Praemia in the Lex Repetundarum of the Tabula Bembina (15 mins.)

2. Gordon P. Kelly, Bryn Mawr College

Strategies for Restoration from Exile in the Roman Republic (15 mins.)

3. Stefan G. Chrissanthos, California State University, Fullerton

In Defense of C. Flavius Fimbria (15 mins.)

4. Geoffrey Sumi, Mount Holyoke College

Caesar's Ovatio and the Feriae Latinae (15 mins.)

5. John T. Ramsey, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mark Antony's Political Maneuvers in July 44 B.C. (15 mins.)


1:30 a.m. Section 18 Dallas D3

Theatrical Performance

Sponsored by the Three-Year Colloquium on Varieties of

Performance in the Ancient Mediterranean

Mary-Kay Gamel and Eva Stehle, Organizers

1. J. Michael Walton, The University of Hull

Playing in the Dark (15 mins.)

2. Michael Ewans, University of Newcastle

Dominance and Submission, Rhetoric and Sincerity; Insights from a Replica Production of Sophokles, Elektra (15 mins.)

3. Mary English, Marshall University

The Diminishing Role of Stage Properties in Aristophanic Comedy (15 mins.)

4. Bryan Lockett, University of California, Los Angeles

Aristophanes' Clouds: Self-Containment and Vulnerability (15 mins.)

5. Mahalia L. Way, Northwestern University

Violence and Social Status on the Plautine Stage (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 19 Dallas D2

Aetiology and the Construction of Cultural and Textual Authority

in Alexandrian and Augustan Poetry

K. Sara Myers and John F. Miller, Organizers

1. James J. Clauss, University of Washington

Aetiology and Evolution in the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius (15 mins.)

2. Mary DePew, The University of Iowa

Callimachean Aitiology (15 mins.)

3. Pamela R. Bleisch, Boston University

Vergil's Good Causes? Aetiology in Vergil's Aeneid (15 mins.)

4. Jeri Blair DeBrohun, Brown University

Aetiology and Death, Closure and Immortality in Propertius Book 4 (15 mins.)

5. Molly Pasco-Pranger, University of Puget Sound

Causa recens melior est: Multiple Aetiologies and "Historical" Layers in

Ovid's Fasti (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 20 Austin 3

Interpretations of Plato in the Later Platonic Tradition

Sponsored by the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies

John F. Finamore, Presider

1. Robert M. Berchman, Dowling College

A Speechless Image: Plotinus on Beauty (20 mins.)

2. Svetla Slaveva, The University of Iowa

Literary Form and Philosophical Exegesis: Plotinus' Utilization of Plato's Cosmology (20 mins.)

3. Sara Rappe, University of Michigan

Self-Perception in the Philosophy of the Commentators (20 mins.)

Respondent: John F. Finamore, The University of Iowa


1:30 p.m. Section 21 Dallas D1

Plutarch and the Past

Sponsored by the International Plutarch Society

Charles D. Hamilton, Presider

1. Richard W. Johnston, Independent Scholar

Plutarch's Ship-of-State and its Epic Moorings (15 mins.)

2. Hubert M. Martin, Jr., University of Kentucky

Plutarch and Thucydides (15 mins.)

3. Frederick E. Brenk, Pontifical Biblical Institute

Plutarch and the Egyptian Past (15 mins.)

4. Stephen Newmyer, Duquesne University

Plutarch and Shelley's Diet (15 mins.)

Respondent: Kenneth Mayer, Illinois Wesleyan University (15 mins.)


2:00-4:00 p.m Meeting of the ACL/APA Joint Committee on Executive

American Education Board Room

3:00-4:30 p.m. Open Business Meeting of the Women's Classical Caucus Houston B

3:15-4:30 p.m. Meeting of the International Plutarch Society Dallas D1

3:30-4:30 p.m. Meeting of the American Society Majestic 1

of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

4:00-4:45 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Associated Colleges of Majestic 7

the Midwest/Great Lakes Colleges Association

Thursday, December 30

8:00-9:00 a.m. Business Meeting of the American Austin 3

Philological Association

Being the One Hundred Thirty-First Meeting of the Association

9:00-10:30 a.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Computer Activities State 1

9:00-10:30 a.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Publications Live Oak

9:30-11:00 a.m. Meeting of the APA Committee on Education Executive

Board Room


9:00 a.m. Section 41 Dallas A1


H. Alden Smith, Presider

1. Richard J. King, Purdue University

How Ovid Communicates the Fasti: Tenses and the Control of Discourse (15 mins.)

2. Julia T. Dyson, The University of Texas at Arlington

Exiguis Haustibus Inde Bibi: Ritual and Identity in Fasti 3.259-392 (15 mins.)

3. Jessamyn Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles

Eat and Be Eaten: Envy and Hunger in the Metamorphoses (15 mins.)

4. Hugh A. Cayless, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vergil's and Pythagoras' Helenus in Ovid's Metamorphoses (15 mins.)

5. Janice Siegel, Temple University

The Grand Allusion: Virgil's Aeneid IV and Ovid's Procne (15 mins.)


9:00 a.m. Section 42 Dallas A2

Greek Historiography

Alan Boegehold, Presider

1. William Hutton, College of William and Mary

Herodotus and the Spatium Historicum (15 mins.)

2. David Chamberlain, Princeton University

Horribly Similar: Reading the Name of Smerdis in Herodotus (15 mins.)

3. Ben King, University of California, Riverside

Justice and Autocracy in the Story of Deioces the Mede (15 mins.)

4. Lawrence Kim, Princeton University

Hecataeus of Miletus and Palaephatus on the Past: Complicating the Ancient "Rationalization" of Myth (15 mins.)

5. Christopher Joyce, University of Durham

Atthidography and Atthides: Ancient and Modern Notions of Genre (15 mins.)

6. S-C Kevin Tsai, Princeton University

Writing Authority: Thucydides, Isocrates, and Textuality (15 mins.)


9:00 a.m. Section 43 Dallas A3

Language and Epigraphy

William West, Presider

1. James Sickinger, Florida State University

Literacy and Attic Inscriptions: An Epigraphical Perspective (15 mins.)

2. Robert Caldwell, University of Michigan

Family, Marriage, and Inheritance in Sixth Century Petra (15 mins.)

3. Jonathan Roth, San Jose State University

What's in a Name? Canaanites, Phoenicians and Hebrews (15 mins.)

4. Helma Dik, The University of Chicago

On Unemphatic "Emphatic" Pronouns in Greek (15 mins.)

5. Shane Hawkins, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Dialect of "Lydian" Ionia (15 mins.)

6. Raffaella Cribiore, Columbia University

The Teaching of Rhetoric in the Greco-Roman World (15 mins.)


9:00 a.m. Section 44 Lone Star C4

APA-AIA Joint Panel

Architectural Theory and Practice: New Readings of Vitruvius

Presented in Honor of Lucy Shoe Meritt

Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry, Organizer

1. Ingrid D. Rowland, The University of Chicago

Archaeological Implications of Translating Vitruvius (20 mins.)

2. Thomas N. Howe, Southwestern University

Reading Vitruvius: Reading the Past and Shaping the Future (20 mins.)

3. Gretchen E. Meyers, The University of Texas at Austin

Conlocatio communium operum: Vitruvius and the Origins of Roman Spatial Consciousness (20 mins.)

4. Cornelis L. Peterse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vitruvius and the Praetorium on the Kops Plateau in Nijmegen (NL) (20 mins.)

Respondents: Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry, The University of Texas at Austin

Lucy Shoe Meritt, The University of Texas at Austin


9:00 a.m. Section 45 Dallas D2

Law in the Ancient World

Sponsored by the Three-Year Colloquium on Ancient Law

Introduction: Edward Harris, Brooklyn College and The Graduate School/CUNY (10 mins.)

1. David D. Phillips, University of Michigan

Isaeus, Ulpian, and the Dysfunctional Ancient Family: Succession and the Agonistic Funeral in Athens and Rome (20 mins.)

2. Alexander Schubert, Cornell University

Why Stepmothers? The Saeva Noverca in Augustan Rome (20 mins.)

3. Thomas A. J. McGinn, Vanderbilt University

Augustan Marriage Legislation and Spouse Selection (20 mins.)

4. Susan D. Martin, The University of Tennessee

Legitimacy, Recognition, and Support: The Roman Jurists and Family Relations in the Empire (20 mins.)

5. Charles Pazdernik, Emory University

Libertas and "Mixed Marriages" in Late Antiquity: Law, Labor, and Politics in Justinianic Reform Legislation (20 mins.)


9:00 a.m. Section 46 Dallas D3

Ethnicities: Ancient and Modern

Sponsored by the Three-Year Colloquium on Ethnicities

Bella Vivante and Dan Tompkins, Organizers and Presiders

Introduction: Dan Tompkins, Temple University

1. Giovanna Ceserani, University of Cambridge

Modern Nationalisms and Ancient Ethnicities in Magna Graecia: Issues in the Interpretation of the Past (20 mins.)

2. Alexa Jervis, University of Pennsylvania

Luxury, Morality, Ethnicity: Roman Goods and Gallic Character in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum (20 mins.)

3. René Bloch, University of Basel

Jews and Barbarians & Defining Ethnic Identities in Ancient Ethnography (20 mins.)

4. Anthony Leonardis, Indiana University

Surviving Colonization in Ancient Italy and Colonial North America: A Modern Perspective for the Study of Ethnicity (20 mins.)

Respondent: Bella Vivante, University of Arizona



11:30 a.m. Section 47 Dallas A1

Post-Augustan Poetry

Edward Courtney, Presider

1. Carole Newlands, University of California, Los Angeles

The Poet and the Statue: Silvae 1.1 (15 mins.)

2. Jessica S. Dietrich, University of Maryland, College Park

Sister's Keeper: The Role of Anna in Silius' Punica 8(15 mins.)

3. Rossitza Atanassova, Oxford University

Art and Idolatry in Prudentius (15 mins.)

4. Scott McGill, Yale University

Figuring a Poetic Form: Ausonius' Use of Metaphor in the Preface to the Cento Nuptialis (15 mins.)


11:30 a.m. Section 48 Dallas A2


Jonathan M. Hall, Presider

1. William J. Dominik, University of Natal

The Classical Tradition in African Drama (15 mins.)

2. Sulochana R. Asirvatham, Columbia University

The Macedonians in the Historical Imagination of the Second Sophistic (15 mins.)

3. Daniel Richter, The University of Chicago

Lucian's Learned Barbaros: Parodying Diatribe in the Adversus Indoctum (15 mins.)

4. Gary D. Farney, Hollins University

Homo Romanus natus in Latio: the Politics of Latin Ethnicity in the Roman Republic (15 mins.)


11:30 a.m. Section 49 Dallas A3

Roman Novels

Gerald Sandy, Presider

1. Mark S. Farmer, Loyola University

The House of Trimalchio: A Reconstruction (15 mins.)

2. Edmund P. Cueva, Xavier University

Petronius 38.6-11: Haunted Guests, incubones, and the Medical Treatment of the alapa (15 mins.)

3. Emma Scioli, University of California, Los Angeles

The Narrative Function of Charite's Dreams in Apuleius' Metamorphoses (15 mins.)

4. Charles Weiss, Oxford University

Cauda nusquam! On the Disappearance of Lucius' Tail (Apul. Met. 11.13) (15 mins.)


11:30 a.m. Section 50 Dallas D1

Old Comedy

Jeffrey Henderson, Presider

1. Michael S. Cummings, University of Calgary

Aristophanes and the paraclausithyron (15 mins.)

2. Amy Clark, University of the South

Aristophanes' kakologos? Sthenoboea's Beloved Stranger and her Reception Among the Athenians (15 mins.)

3. James McGlew, Iowa State University

Unity and Division in the Farmer Chorus of Aristophanes' Peace (15 mins.)

4. Andrew Fenton, University of Pennsylvania

Cratinus' Metapoetic Fountains (15 mins.)


11:30 a.m. Section 51 Dallas D2

Propagation, Dissemination, and Evaluation of Information in the Ancient World

Sponsored by the Three-Year Colloquium on the Propagation, Dissemination, and Evaluation of Information in the Ancient World

Ronald Cluett, Organizer

1. Ronald Cluett, Pomona College

Introductory Comments (10 mins.)

2. Basil Dufallo, College of Wooster

Audiences with the Dead: Public Speech and Private Magic at Rome (15 mins.)

3. Marsha McCoy, Yale University and Fairfield University

A Res Publica of Letters? The Circulation of Cicero's Correspondence and Political Reform in the Late Republic (15 mins.)

4. Jennifer A. Rea, Luther College

Historical Life vs. Cultural Sense: Representations of Communication in Augustan Rome (15 mins.)

Respondent: Andrew Riggsby, The University of Texas at Austin (15 mins.)


11:30 a.m. Section 52 Dallas D3

Urbanization and the Hellenistic World

Sponsored by the Three-Year Colloquium on Urbanization and the Hellenistic World

Nita Krevans and Alexander Sens, Organizers

1. Julia Shear, University of Pennsylvania

The Royals, the Goddess, and the City: Hellenistic Royalty and the Panathenaia (20 mins.)

2. Amy C. Smith, The Perseus Project, Tufts University

From Alexandria and Delos: Isis, Tyche, and the Ptolemaic Queens (20 mins.)

3. Kathryn Gutzwiller, University of Cincinnati

Royal and Civic Virtues: The Case of Forgiveness in Menander (20 mins.)

Respondent: Ariana Traill, University of Colorado at Boulder (20 mins.)


12:00-4:00 p.m. Meeting of the APA Board of Directors Majestic 2


1:30 p.m. Section 53 Dallas A1

Early Greek Poetry

Charles Chiasson, Presider

1. Phillip L. Lenihan, The University of Chicago

Theophrastus' Characters and the Iambic Tradition (15 mins.)

2. Neil Coffee, The University of Chicago

Theognis' Riddle: A Reexamination of Theognis 667-682 (15 mins.)

3. Sarah Harrell, University of Virginia

In Praise of Warrior and Seer: Poetic Contexts of Pindar, Olympian 6 and CEG 519 (15 mins.)

4. Hilary Mackie, Rice University

Wishes and Prayers for the Future: The Poet as Prophet in Pindar (15 mins.)

5. Nigel Nicholson, Reed College

The Figure of the Trainer in Pindar's Odes (15 mins.)

6. Timothy Power, Harvard University

A chorus in a chorus: the Parthenoi of Bacchylides 13 (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 54 Dallas A2

Roman Imperial History

Robert Cape, Presider

1. C. Robert Phillips III, Lehigh University

Redating Festus and De Uerborum Significatu (15 mins.)

2. J. Kent Gregory, Tulane University

Gaius Iulius Vindex: Avenger or Shrewd Operator? A Reconsideration of the Role and Aims of Vindex in the Revolt Against Nero (15 mins.)

3. Todd Martin Figura, The University of Texas at Austin

Cult and Conspiracy in the Founding of Rome's Second Imperial Dynasty (15 mins.)

4. Carlos F. Noreña, University of Pennsylvania

The Representation of the Emperor's Civic Virtues: Continuity, Change, Structure (15 mins.)

5. Peter O'Brien, Boston University

Constantian Rhetoric and Negative Characterisation in Ammianus Marcellinus (15 mins.)

6. Louis H. Feldman, Yeshiva University

Rabbinic Insights on the Decline and Forthcoming Fall of the Roman Empire (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 55 Dallas A3

Latin Lyric and Elegy

James Johnson, Presider

1. John Erler, The University of Texas at Austin

The Catullan Corpus: Lesbia's Body and the Limits of Description (15 mins.)

2. Gary Mathews, North Carolina School of the Arts

Catullus Medusa: The Primal Scene of Subjectivity and the Aesthetic in Catullus 11 (15 mins.)

3. Ellen Greene, University of Oklahoma

Fragmentation and Gender Identity in Propertius 2.1 (15 mins.)

4. Brian Breed, Emory University

Mimetic Speech and Literary Tradition in Propertius 1.20 (15 mins.)

5. Kerill O'Neill, Colby College

The Lover's Gaze and Cynthia's (G)lance (15 mins.)

6. Trevor Fear, University of California, Los Angeles

The Poet as Pimp: Elegiac Seduction in the Time of Augustus (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 56 Dallas D1

Greek Orators

David Sweet, Presider

1. Andrew Wolpert, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lysias 1 and the Politics of Space (15 mins.)

2. Renie Henchy, Stanford University

Homonoia and the Ideology of Unity in Isocrates' Panegyricus (15 mins.)

3. Judson Herrman, Harvard University

The Ekphora from the Agora: the Demosthenic Epitaphios and the Eponymous Heroes (15 mins.)

4. David Mirhady, University of Calgary

Demosthenes as Advocate (15 mins.)

5. Kenneth M. Tuite, The University of Texas at Austin

Ladies, Please Refrain: Women and Lending in Athenian Oratory (15 mins.)

6. Thomas D. Frazel, Tulane University

You got your topoi in my techne (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 57 Dallas D2

The Speaking Subject in Rome

Paul Allen Miller and Micaela Janan, Organizers

1. Eleanor Winsor Leach, Indiana University

Cicero's Art of Comeback (15 mins.)

2. Brenda Fineberg, Knox College

In Search of the Neighbors' Gardens: Tracking Narratives of Displacement and Desire in Horace's Epistles (15 mins.)

3. Micaela Janan, Duke University

The Parallax View: Arethusa Writes (to) Lycotas (15 mins.)

4. Paul Allen Miller, University of South Carolina

Technologies of the Self in Exile: Writing and Intertextuality in Tristia 2 (15 mins.)

5. Barbara K. Gold, Hamilton College

Which Juvenal?: Performing Subjectivity (15 mins.)

Respondent: David Wray, The University of Chicago (10 mins.)


1:30 p.m. Section 58 Dallas D3

Celebration and Contestation

Sponsored by the Three-Year Colloquium on Celebration and Contestation

Lisa Maurizio and Deborah Lyons, Organizers

1. Deborah Lyons, Johns Hopkins University

Some Greek and Roman Questions Looking Plutarch Looking at Ancient Religion (15 mins.)

2. Dolores O'Higgins, Bates College

Aristophanes on the Thesmophoria (15 mins.)

3. Brendon Reay, Wellesley College

Agrum lustrare sic oportet: Written Ritual in De Agricultura and Its Consequences (15 mins.)

4. Carlin A. Barton, University of Massachusetts

Bending at the Knees: Supplication and Surrender (15 mins.)

5. Ian Moyer, University of Chicago

Carnival in Cenchreae: Ritual and Interpretation in Apuleius' Metamorphoses 11.8-17 (15 mins.)

6. Anthony Corbeill, The University of Kansas

Ritual Practice and Ecology in Pliny the Elder: (15 mins.)


1:30 p.m Section 59 Austin 3

Vergil and Values

Sponsored by the Vergilian Society

Gregory I. Carlson, S.J., Organizer

Introduction: Gregory I. Carlson, S.J., The John Carroll University (10 mins.)

1. Stephanie Quinn, DePaul University Vergil's Subjective Style: Relativism or Truth? (15 mins.)

2. James C. Abbot, Jr., Independent Scholar

Vergil's Radical Ethic (15 mins.)

3. Patricia A. Johnston, Brandeis University

Pudor and Pietas in Vergil and in Late Twentieth Century America(15 mins.)

Respondent: Alexander G. McKay, McMaster University (15 mins.)


Presidential Panel

David Konstan, APA President, Presiding

Elina Miranda Cancela, University of Havana, Cuba (15 mins.)

Paula Cunha de Corrêa, University of Sâo Paulo, Brazil (15 mins.)

Maria Cecilia Schamun, National University of La Plata, Argentina (15 mins.)

Paola Vianello de Cordova, National University of Mexico (15 mins.)

Patricia Villaseñor, National University of Mexico (15 mins.)

The speakers on this Panel have been invited to present a brief outline, in English, of the state of the classics in their country or geographical region, including such matters as the state of graduate studies, current professional journals and societies, and special difficulties or achievements. After the presentations, the floor will be open for a practical discussion of ways to develop scholarly relations in the classics between North and South America.

4:30-6:00 p.m. Meeting of the Friends of Ancient History Live Oak

4:30-6:00 p.m. Women's Classical Caucus Networking Reception Majestic 8

4:30-6:30 p.m. APA Committee on Research Majestic 1

4:45-6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Advisory Council Majestic 5 to the American Academy in Rome

5:30-7:00 p.m. Minority Student Scholarship Reception Houston A

5:00-6:15 p.m. Meeting of the Classical Society of the American Academy Majestic 5 in Rome

5:30-6:30 p.m. Business Meeting of the Society for the Majestic 7 Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature

6:00-8:00 p.m Reception for Alumni/ae and Friends of the Majestic 3 American Numismatic Society

6:00-8:00 p.m. Meeting of the Managing Committee of the Dallas A2 American School of Classical Studies

6:00-10:00 p.m. Meeting of the Board of the Classical Executive Board Room Association of the Middle West and South

6:30-8:00 p.m. Informal Reading Session of the Society Majestic 11 for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature

6:30-8:00 p.m. Reception for the American Academy in Rome Majestic 4

7:30-9:00 p.m. A Reception Honoring the Memory of the Late Majestic 6 Professor Antony Raubitschek

10:00 p.m. APA Graduate Student Reception Press Club

Plenary Session

Julia Haig Gaisser, President-Elect, Presiding

Presentation of the Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of the Classics

Presentation of the Goodwin Award of Merit

Presentation of Distinguished Service Awards

Presidential Address

David Konstan, Brown University


6:00-7:00 p.m. APA Presidential Reception Grand Hall

6:00-8:00 p.m. Membership Meeting of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual State 2 Classical Caucus

6:00-8:00 p.m. Reception for Members and Friends Majestic 8 of the Etruscan Foundation

6:15-7:30 p.m. Reception to Honor Winners of the APA Excellence Press Club in Teaching Awards Sponsored by the University of Dallas, Austin College and the Texas Classical Association

7:00-9:00 p.m. Meeting of the Alumni/ae Association of the Austin 1 American School of Classical Studies at Athens

8:00-9:00 p.m. Meeting of the Corpus of Etruscan Mirrors State 1

9:00-10:00 p.m. Meeting of the Committee and Contributors of the American State 1 Academy in Rome, Publication of Antiquities

9:00 p.m.-midnight AIA/APA Joint Reception Houston