Details of Paper Sessions

The text below is a draft of the session descriptions for the Annual Meeting Program as of December 4, 2015.  Please report any corrections to scsmeetings@sas.upenn.edu.  Note that some session numbers have changed because of the rescheduling of certain sessions.

Sessions on Thursday, January 7, 2016 (Sessions 1-29, Presidential Panel)

Sessions on Friday, January 8, 2016 (Sessions 30-58, Plenary Session)

Sessions on Saturday, January 9, 2016 (Sessions 59-85)

The text below is a draft of the session descriptions for the Annual Meeting Program as of November 25, 2014.  Please report any corrections to scsmeetings@sas.upenn.edu.  Note that some session numbers have changed because of the rescheduling of certain sessions. - See more at: https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/146/descriptions-of-paper-se...
The text below is a draft of the session descriptions for the Annual Meeting Program as of November 25, 2014.  Please report any corrections to scsmeetings@sas.upenn.edu.  Note that some session numbers have changed because of the rescheduling of certain sessions. - See more at: https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/146/descriptions-of-paper-se...
The text below is a draft of the session descriptions for the Annual Meeting Program as of November 25, 2014.  Please report any corrections to scsmeetings@sas.upenn.edu.  Note that some session numbers have changed because of the rescheduling of certain sessions. - See more at: https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/146/descriptions-of-paper-se...
 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

First Paper Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #1
Texts and Transmission
Robert Kaster, Princeton University, Presider
 
  1. David F. Driscoll, Stanford University
    Spurning Glosses: Etymological Interpretation of Poetry as a Social Phenomenon at Plutarch’s Symposia (20 mins.)
  1. Louis Zweig, University of Cambridge
    The Text of the Aegritudo Perdicae (20 mins.)
  1. Enrico Emanuele Prodi, University of Oxford
    Aeschylus’ Semele or Water-Bearers: Manuscripts and Plot (20 mins.)
  1. Mirjam Kotwick, University of Michigan
    An Entwicklungsgeschichte of a Text? Werner Jaeger and Aristotle’s Metaphysics (20 mins.)
  1. Karen Carducci, The Catholic University of America
    Using an Epitome to Decode Byzantine Reception of Planoudes’ Translation of Macrobius’ Commentarii (20 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #2
Republican Literature
Andrew Riggsby, The University of Texas at Austin, Presider
  1. Elizabeth Palazzolo, University of Pennsylvania
    The Epistula ad Tiburtes and Roman-Latin Relations in the 2nd Century BCE (20 mins.)
  1. Joanna Kenty, University of New Hampshire
    Messalla Corvinus’ Ciceronian Career (20 mins.)
  1. Laura Viidebaum, New York University
    Defamiliarizing Cicero’s De Re Publica (20 mins.)
  1. Aaron Seider, College of the Holy Cross
    Cicero’s Paternal Grief: Public Commemoration for a Personal Loss (20 mins.)
  1. Paula Rondon-Burgos, Durham University
    Tusculan Villas as Political Tools in Cicero’s Writings: More than Meets the Eye (20 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #3
Time and Memory
Dennis Trout, University of Missouri–Columbia, Presider
  1. Kassandra Jackson, The University of Chicago
    Man of the Hour: The Impact of Hourly Timekeeping in Galen’s Fever Case Histories (20 mins.)
  1. Mali Skotheim, Princeton University
    Dancing in the Dark: Nocturnal Pantomime Performances at Greek and Roman Festivals (20 mins.)
  1. Ching-Yuan Wu, University of Pennsylvania
    Constructing Time under the Roman Empire: The Politics of Time-Reckoning in Herakleia Pontika, Amastris, and Sinope (20 mins.)
  1. Monica Park, Harvard University
    Historical Authority in Pausanias Book 1 (20 mins.)
  1. Valerio Caldesi Valeri, University of Kentucky
    Before Athenian Thalassocracy: Minos’ Sea Power in Archaic and Non-Athenian Traditions (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #4
Herodotus at 2500
Joint Classical Association/SCS Panel
Thomas Harrison, University of St. Andrews, Organizer
 
2016 marks (by one reckoning) the 2500th anniversary of the conventional date of Herodotus’ birth in 484 BC. This panel takes this anniversary as an opportunity. It seeks both to look afresh at some central themes in Herodotean interpretation (in particular, Herodotus’s construction of authority) and at the same time to examine key aspects of his legacy. The papers both look back at the history of Herodotus’ reception for reflections of our own scholarly concerns and engage with the father of history as a vital resource for contemporary debates.
 
Christopher Carey, University College London
Introduction (10 mins.)
  1. Thomas Harrison, University of St. Andrews
    Spoofing Herodotus (30 mins.)
  1. Renaud Gagné, Uiversity of Cambridge
    Rewriting the North: Herodotus, Aristeas, and the Construction of Authority (30 mins.)
  1. Elizabeth Irwin, Columbia University
    Herodotus on the Ethics of Retaliation (30 mins.)
  1. Emily Greenwood, Yale University
    A Pre-post-human Herodotus: Distributed Knowledge in Herodotus’ Histories (30 mins.)
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #5
The Ides of March: New Perspectives
Ida Östenberg, University of Gothenburg, and Penelope Davies, The University of Texas at Austin, Organizers
 
Greg Woolf, University of London
Introduction (10 mins.)
  1. Penelope Davies, The University of Texas at Austin
    Damned with Feigned Praise: The Role of Architecture in the Death of Julius Caesar (20 mins.)
  1. Richard Westall, Pontificia Università Gregoriana / The Catholic University of America Rome Program
    Interpreting the Omens for Caesar’s Assassination (20 mins.)
  1. Josiah Osgood, Georgetown University
    Calpurnia and the Ides of March (20 mins.)
  1. Ida Östenberg, University of Gothenburg
    Murder on Display: Performance and Persuasion at Caesar’s Funeral (20 mins.)
Barry Strauss, Cornell University
Response (25 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #6
The List as Genre
Kimberly Bowes, American Academy in Rome, Organizer
 
Kimberly Bowes, American Academy in Rome
Introduction (10 mins.)
  1. Athena Kirk, Cornell University
    Divergent Series: A Poetics of Greek Inventories (15 mins.)
  1. Stephanie Frampton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    An finitus sit mundus et an unus: Reading Pliny’s Lists of Nature (15 mins.)
  1. Irene SanPietro, Columbia University/Quest University Canada
    Jerome’s De Viris Illustribus and the Beginnings of a Christian Curriculum (15 mins.)
  1. Alan Cameron, Columbia University
    Consular Lists as Genre (15 mins.)
  1. John Matthews, Yale University
    Lists and Roman Law (15 mins.)
John Bodel, Brown University
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #7
Globalizing the Field: Preserving and Creating Access to Archaeological Collections
Joint AIA/SCS Panel
Mary Downs and Sarah Lepinski, National Endowment for the Humanities, Organizers
 
In order for scholarly communication in the humanities to keep pace with the sciences and social sciences, it must develop a robust technical infrastructure that is accessible as a public good, sustainable, and interoperable, and that facilitates collaboration and supports experimentation.
This session assembles scholars associated with NEH-supported projects to discuss access to archaeological collections and field work data. Short presentations by project directors will be followed by panel commentary and discussion of the documentation of cultural heritage and languages, information ethics, data sharing, emerging technologies and platforms, open access, and long-term sustainability of archaeological collections and research resources.
 
Mary Downs and Sarah Lepinski, National Endowment for the Humanities
Introduction (15 mins.)
  1. Peter Der Manuelian, Harvard University
    The Giza Project at Harvard: Consolidated Access to the Pyramids (15 mins.)
  1. Jon Frey, Michigan State University
    Who Owns the Past? Evidence, Interpretation and the Use of Digital Archaeological Data (15 mins.)
  1. Andrew Robert Meadows, University of Oxford
    Online Coins of the Roman Empire. An Open Resource for Roman Numismatics (15 mins.)
  1. Carolyn Heitman, University of Nebrbaska, and Paul Reed, Archaeology Southwest
    Expanding the Archive: The Creation of the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC) (15 mins.)
Discussants:
Hugh Cayless, Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (5 mins.)
Sebastian Heath, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University  (5 mins.)
Sarah Kansa, Alexandria Archives & Open Context  (5 mins.)
Jillian E. Galle, Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) (5 mins.)
 
General Discussion  (40 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #8
Classica Africana Redux: Re-Visiting the Classicism of W.E.B. Du Bois
Organized by the Minority Scholarships Committee 
Harriet Fertik, University of New Hampshire, and Mathias Hanses, The Pennsylvania State University, Organizers
 
The standard approach to W. E. B. Du Bois’s engagement with the Classical Tradition emphasizes his progression from elitist spokesman for the Classics to radical proponent of African identity. This panel aims to move beyond this dichotomy. Through detailed studies of Du Bois’s work, we demonstrate that throughout his career he used Classical ideas to challenge white Americans’ exclusive claims to power. We also aim to address the broader issues that Du Bois’s Classicism raises for the fields of Classics and Classical Reception, and the possibility of greater collaboration between scholars in Classics and African and African American Studies.
 
Harriet Fertik, University of New Hampshire, and Mathias Hanses, The Pennsylvania State University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Mathias Hanses, The Pennsylvania State University
    Cicero Crosses the Color Line: The Pro Archia Poeta and W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk (15 mins.)
  1. Stephen Wheeler and Irenae Aigbedion, The Pennsylvania State University
    W.E.B. Du Bois’s Foundation Myth of At(a)lanta (15 mins.)
  1. Tom Hawkins, The Ohio State University
    Riddling toward Knowledge (15 mins.)
  1. Evan Lee, Michigan State University
    Classical Tradition and Black Nationalism in W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Star of Ethiopia (15 mins.)
  1. Harriet Fertik, University of New Hampshire
    Hell to Pay: Classics and Radical Inclusion in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Of the Ruling of Men (15 mins.)
Patrice Rankine, Hope College
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #9
Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt
Organized by the American Society of Papyrologists
Todd M. Hickey, University of California, Berkeley, Organizer
 
Todd M. Hickey, University of California, Berkeley
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Giulio Iovine, Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
    Eurypylus and Beyond: Groups and Sub-groups of Fragments in P.Oxy. IX 1175 + XVII 2081(b) (25 mins.)
  1. François Gerardin, Yale University
    P.Mich. inv. 975 and Papyri Involving the Town Council of Antinoopolis (25 mins.)
  1. Patrick Clark, University of California, Berkeley
    Taxes, Petitions, and the Formulation of the Ideal Relationship between Citizen and State in the Late Roman Empire (25 mins.)
  1. Nicholas Venable, The University of Chicago
    Late Byzantine Legal Practice and Prosopography in a Contract from the Princeton Collection (25 mins.)
  1. Michael Zellmann-Rohrer, University of California, Berkeley
    Prayers for Protection against Heretics? Two Greek Amulets Reconsidered (25 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #10
Ancient Music and the Emotions
Organized by MOISA: The International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage
Pauline A. LeVen, Yale University, and Eirene Visvardi, Wesleyan University, Organizers
 
Ancient Greek and Roman music and ancient emotions are two topics that have witnessed an explosion of scholarship in recent years. Building on this momentum, our panel brings together the two subjects and reflects on their intersection. It asks, in particular, whether and how the idea of “musical emotion” is historically grounded, and how various musical media (lyric, drama, instrumental performances) represent their own musicality, and their appeal to particular emotions. Finally, it examines the ways in which different emotions were conceptualized in a variety of musical genres and discourses.  
  1. Andreas Kramarz, Legion of Christ College of the Humanities
    Is the Idea of “Musical Emotion” Present in Classical Antiquity? (20 mins.)
  1. Juan Pablo Mira, The University of Edinburgh
    Aristotle on Musical Emotions (20 mins.)
  1. Amy Lather, The University of Texas at Austin
    When Sounds Become Song: Thauma as a Response to Musical Transformations (20 mins.)
  1. Naomi Weiss, Harvard University
    Lament in the Land of logos (20 mins.)
  1. Karin Schlapbach, University of Ottawa
    The Experience of the Other: Dance and Empathy in Ancient Mystery Rites (20 mins.)
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 

Second Paper Session

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #11
Prophecy
James Rives, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Presider
  1. Daniele Federico Maras, Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia
    The Meanings of Nature: Philosophy, Science and Divination between Lucretius and Seneca (20 mins.)
  1. Amy Pistone, University of Michigan
    “Trusty” Oracles of Zeus? The Pragmatics of Prophecies in Sophocles’ Trachiniae (20 mins.)
  1. Kathryn Wilson, University of Pennsylvania
    Signs and Patterns in Aratus’ Myth of Ages (20 mins.)
  1. Floris Overduin, Radboud University Nijmegen
    Riddling Recipes: The Elegiac Instructions of Philo (SH 690) and Aglaias (SH 18) (20 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #12
Money Matters
Jonathan Edmonson, York University, Presider
  1. Andrew Alwine, College of Charleston
    Patronage and the Athenian Democracy (20 mins.)
  1. Michael Leese, University of New Hampshire
    Kapêloi and Economic Rationality in Fourth-Century BCE Athens (20 mins.)
  1. Timothy Sorg, Cornell University
    The Imperial Shuffle: Markets and Land Allotment on the Syracusan Frontier (20 mins.)
  1. Robert Sing, University of Cambridge
    The End of Hegemony? Revisiting Athenian Finance and Foreign Policy after the Social War (20 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #13
Performance, Politics, Pedagogy
C.W. Marshall, University of British Columbia, Organizer
 
In honor of the accomplishments of Mary-Kay Gamel on her retirement from UC Santa Cruz, this panel investigates modern, politically aware, theatrical production and the scholarly drive to understand and interpret ancient drama. This intersection is characteristic of her productions over 30 years. Together, the papers articulate a radical understanding of how performance, scholarship, and teaching interact, and we believe that modeling this approach can pave the way to new and productive avenues of research.  
 
C.W. Marshall, University of British Columbia
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Amy R. Cohen, Randolph College
    Raising the Stakes: Mary-Kay Gamel and the Academic Stage (20 mins.)
  1. Timothy J. Moore, Washington University in St. Louis
    Sophocles after Ferguson: Antigone in St. Louis, 2014 (20 mins.)
  1. Christopher Bungard, Butler University
    Navigating Tricky Topics: The Benefits of Performance Pedagogy (20 mins.)
Ruby Blondell, University of Washington
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (25 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #14
Traditions of Antiquity in the Post-Classical World: Religious, Ethnographic, and Political Representation in the Poetic Works of Paulinus of Nola, Claudian, and George of Pisidia
Randolph Ford, New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Organizer
 
The period of Late Antiquity witnessed the perpetuation of classical literary traditions under an empire facing unprecedented challenges and change. From the fourth to seventh centuries, Roman authors responded by adapting classical models and modes of discourse to the new political and social conditions by which they were surrounded. Proceeding chronologically, these four papers illustrate ways in which poets of the age appropriated classicizing forms in the renegotiation of political, religious, and ethnic identities—as these were conceived not only internally within the empire but also in relation to peoples beyond the frontiers.
  1. Roald Dijkstra, Radboud Universiteit
    Anchoring Epic: Vergilian Quotations in Paulinus’ Epic on John and the Christian Tradition (20 mins.)
  1. Diederik Burgersdijk, University of Amsterdam
    The Satirical and Epical Basis of Damasus’ Anti-pagan Invective Carmen Contra Paganos (20 mins.)
  1. Randolph Ford, New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
    A Still Triumphant Empire with the Barbarians at the Gates: Imperial Epic and Ethnographic Discourse in the Bellum Geticum of Claudian (20 mins.)
  1. Erik Hermans, New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
    George of Pisidia’s Depiction of the Persians and its Classical Antecedents (20 mins.)
Noel Lenski, Yale University
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #15
German and Austrian Refugee Classicists: New Testimony, New Perspectives
Organized by the Committee on Outreach
Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland, and Donald Lateiner, Ohio Wesleyan University, Organizers
 
Hitler and German National Socialism in the 1930s made escape and refuge expedient and necessary for Jewish Classicists (among others). Classical scholars found different paths to survival and careers in American exile. Burstein surveys Werner Jaeger's University of Chicago years addressing his alleged opportunism and indifference to fellow German but Jewish classicists. Obermayer, author of a book on German refugee classicists, examines the career of Friedrich Lenz. Hallett investigates women refugee scholars, such as Eva Lehmann Fiesel, Vera Lachmann, Gabrielle Hoenigswald, and Gerda Seligson. Brennan analyzes Ernst Badian’s unexpected relationship to the Nazi Fritz Schachermyer. Donald Lateiner introduces the panel and Larissa Bonfante responds to the papers.
 
Donald Lateiner, Ohio Wesleyan University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Stanley Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles
    Werner Jaeger: The Chicago Years (20 mins.)
  1. Hans-Peter Obermayer, University of Munich
    Between Three Worlds: The Odyssey of a Protestant German-Jewish Classicist: Friedrich W. Lenz (20 mins.)
  1. Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland
    Gendering the Study of Germanophone Refugee Classicists (20 mins.)
  1. T. Corey Brennan, Rutgers University
    Ernst Badian on Fritz Schachermeyr’s Interpretation of Alexander the Great (20 mins.)
Larissa Bonfante, New York University
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #16
New Approaches to Fragments and Fragmentary Survival
Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, The University of Texas at Austin, Organizer
 
This panel is the first of a two-panel sequence exploring old and new approaches to fragments and fragmentary survival. Together, both panels ask what questions are most productive for the study of fragments. Focused especially on Latin, the participants view fragments both as underexplored texts in their own right, and place them in dialogue with works that have survived whole. The second half of the sequence, Fragments from Theory to Practice, will proceed into more localized case-studies.
 
Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, The University of Texas at Austin
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Catherine Steel, University of Glasgow
    When is a Fragment Not a Fragment? The Problem of Fragmentary Roman Oratory
  1. Jessica H. Clark, Florida State University
    Fragmentary Furii and Latin Historical Epic (20 mins.)
  1. Christopher Simon, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae/Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Fragmentary Texts, Contradictory Narrative, and the Roman Historical Tradition (20 mins.)
  1. Sander Goldberg, University of California, Los Angeles
    The Philology of Fragments (20 mins.)
 
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (25 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #17
Rome: The City as Text
Organized by the American Classical League
Mary English, Montclair State University, and Cynthia White, The University of Arizona, Organizers
 
Freud likened the city Rome to the human mind: a psychical entity with a long and copious past in which nothing that has ever existed passes away and all of its earlier iterations continue to exist alongside its later ones. These four papers explore the city Rome as a rich and expansive palimpsest.  Through topographical, social, political, and personal issues in various genres in classical texts and their receptions, Rome is the protagonist. As the referent text to which the writers considered in this panel respond, Rome is present in a physical, intellectual, or spiritual dimension. These studies, in their turn, animate new viewpoints in the study of the text and texture of Rome.      
  1. Lissa Crofton-Sleigh, Santa Clara University
    Gateways to Rome in Aeneid 6 and 7 (20 mins.)
  1. Rachel Philbrick, Brown University
    Utopian Rome in Ovid’s Externalized View from Exile (20 mins.)
  1. Amanda Klause, Princeton University
    Reproducing Rome: Campania and the Imperial City in Statius’ Silvae (20 mins.)
  1. Jennifer A. Rea, University of Florida
    A Fool for the City? Images of Rome in St. Perpetua’s Diary (20 mins.)
Cynthia White, The University of Arizona
Response (10 mins)
 
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #18
Plutarch and Late Republican Rome
Organized by the International Plutarch Society
Jeffrey Beneker, University of WisconsinMadison, Organizer
 
Plutarch’s writings memorialize many aspects of the critical Late Republican period of Roman history. Thanks to his breadth of coverage, his recourse to sources now lost, and his narrative style, his writings have served as sources and inspiration for a variety of later writers, from Byzantine historians to Shakespeare to modern scholars. This panel focuses on two eras of the Late Republic, the generations of Sulla and of Caesar, and also examines how Plutarch abstracted contemporary lessons from the demise of the Republic for his essay on political precepts.
  1. Gavin Weaire, Hillsdale College
    Plutarch’s Usable (But Not Too Usable) Late Republican Past in the Praecepta rei publicae gerendae (20 mins.)
  1. Mohammed Bhatti, University of Cincinnati
    Violating the City: Plutarch’s Use of Religious Landscape in the Life of Sulla (20 mins.)
  1. Inger Neeltje Irene Kuin, University of Groningen
    Sulla and the Creation of Roman Athens (20 mins.)
  1. Rex Stem, University of California, Davis
    Plutarch’s Caesar and the Historical Tradition Regarding Caesar’s Gallic War

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Session #19
Poster Session Joint AIA/SCS Session

  1. Islam Shaheen, Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation
    Tutankhamun’s Shields: Historical Context and Digital Documentation
  1. Rachel L. Starry, Bryn Mawr College
    Peripheral Centers? Regional Urban Connectivity in the Xanthos Valley and Kibyratis Highlands
  1. Emily B. Frank, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University "
    Lights, Camera, Archaeology: Documenting Archaeological Textile Impressions with Reflectance Transformation Imaging
  1. Alison M. Crandall, University of California, Los Angeles, Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa, Eric H. Cline, The George Washington University, and Andrew J. Koh, Brandeis University
    Of Wine and Residues: Materials and Methods from the Tel Kabri Palatial Storerooms to the Chemistry Laboratory
  1. Jodi Reeves Flores and Adam Brin, Center for Digital Antiquity
    Curating and Preserving Digital Archaeological Data: A Guide to Good Practice
  1. Michael Ashley, Center for Digital Archaeology, and Adam Prins, Jezreel Valley Regional Project
    Three-Dimensional Field Documentation: Millimeter Accuracy at the Locus Level
  1. Effie Athanassopoulos, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Kim S. Shelton, University of California, Berkeley
    Medieval Household Ceramics in 3D: An Inventory of Vessel Shapes from Nemea, Greece
  1. Trevor Van Damme, University of California, Los Angeles
    Bronze Age Bottle Caps: A New Approach to Ceramic Stoppers in the Late Bronze Age Aegean
  1. Tobias Krapf, Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, Esmeralda Agolli, University of Tirana, Ole Aslaksen, University of Gothenburg, Ekaterina Ilieva, New Bulgarian University, Stoyan Ivanov, New Bulgarian University, Christos Kleitsas, Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina, Giannis Papadias, University of Thessaloniki, Aleksandra Papazovska Sanev, University of Skopje, Evgenia Tsafou, University of Thessaloniki, Akis Tsonos, University of Ioannina, and Evangelia Vliora, University of Thessaloniki,
    Southern Balkan Regional Variety and Connectivity: Results of a New International Collaboration
  1. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and Judith McKenzie, University of Oxford,
    The Shared Classical Heritage of East and West in the Monumental Art of the Early Islamic Middle East
  1. Lynne A. Kvapil, Butler University, and Kim S. Shelton, University of California, Berkeley,
    Revealing the Potters of Petsas House, Mycenae
  1. Bonnie Etter, Cornell University
    Occupation over Time at the Gault Site
  1. Jane C. Skinner, Yale University, Ann E. Killebrew, Pennsylvania State University, Jamie Quartermaine, Oxford Archaeology, Inc., and Michal Artzy, University of Haifa,
    Landscape Archaeology and New Technologies at Tel Akko and in the Plain of Akko
  1. Alejandro G. Sinner, Kimberly McCullough, Ashwyn Grewal, and Daniel Jankulovski, York University
    Studying Households and Tracing Cultural Practices in Northeast Spain (Second and Early First Centuries B.C.E.)
  1. John R. Hale, University of Louisville, Jacob Sharvit, Israel Antiquities Authority, Robert Kool, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Dror Planer, Israel Antiquities Authority, and Bridget Buxton,, University of Rhode Island
    Gold from the Sea: A Cargo of Coins from a Fatimid Egyptian Shipwreck at Caesarea Maritima, Israel
  1. Daniel Plekhov, Boston University, Christina M. Luke, Koç University, and Christopher H. Roosevelt, Koç University
    Assessment of Iron Age Lydian Tumulus Distributions through GIS-Based Spatial Analysis
  1. Billy B. Wilemon, Jr, Mississippi State University
    Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Analysis of the Pylos Linear B Tablets
  1. Jordan Bowers, University of Texas at Austin
    Visibility Networks in the Castro Culture of Northwestern Portugal
  1. Patrick Hunt, Stanford University
    Alpine Lichenometry as a Relative Dating Mechanism in Archaeology
  1. Scott de Brestian, Central Michigan University, and Victor Martinez, Arkansas State University
    Reuse of Roman Material at the Iglesia de la Asunción, San Vicente del Valle (Burgos, Spain)
  1. Orlando Cerasuolo, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
    Digital Etruria: Three New Projects to Update the Study of Etruscan Archaeology
  1. Veronica M. Morriss, University of Chicago
    Three-Dimensional Virtual Archaeology Exhibits for Public Outreach
  1. Daniel W. Moore, Indiana State University
    Morphological and Archaeometric Analyses of Daub at Poggio Civitate
  1. Rachel Vykukal, University of Tennessee
    Organic Pottery Residues at Ayia Triada Cave: A Preliminary Analysis
  1. Vanessa B. Gorman, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Deriving Digital Thumbprints through Syntactic Analyses: New Paths for Greek Historiography
  1. Sebastian Hierl, American Academy in Rome
    A Library with a Garden: The Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library at the American Academy in Rome

Third Paper Session

1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #20
How (Not) to Write
Stephanie Frampton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Presider
  1. Steven Ooms, Leiden University
    How Not to Compose Prose: Hegesias of Magnesia as an Antimodel of Style (20 mins.)
  1. Laura Takakjy, The University of Texas at Austin
    Xenophon’s Hiero as Literary Criticism: A Revisionary Perspective on Epinician Advice-Giving (20 mins.)
  1. Theodora Hadjimichael, University of Munich
    Playing phthonos: Epinician Genre and choreia in Plato (20 mins.)
  1. David Blair Pass, Monash University
    Herodotus and the Laws of Thurii (20 mins.)
  1. Thomas Beasley, Bucknell University
    The Anti-Program of Thucydides’ Archaeology (20 mins.)
  1. Alexander Hall, Iowa State University
    Whose Hymns? The Architecture and Authorship of the Homeric Hymn Collection (20 mins.)
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #21
Ancient Kingship
Erich S. Gruen, University of California, Berkeley, Presider
 
  1. Marie La Fond, University of WisconsinMadison
    Σκηπτοῦχος Βασιλεύς: The Σκῆπτρον and Odysseus’ Kingship in the Odyssey (20 mins.)
  1. Marian Makins, University of Pennsylvania
    A Spartan Ghost at Pistoria: Xenophon’s Agesilaus and the End of Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae (20 mins.)
  1. Kathryn Topper, University of Washington
    Dionysos, Sympotic Ships, and Empire: Banqueting aboard the Thalamegos of Ptolemy IV (20 mins.)
  1. Jacob Feeley, University of Pennsylvania
    A New Approach to the Jewish Antiquities: Flavius Josephus’ Philosophy of Monarchy (20 mins.)
  1. Chiara Grigolin, Durham University
    Antioch in the Antonine Cultural Milieu: Reception and Construction of Seleukid Civic Past (20 mins.)
  1. Paul Vadan, The University of Chicago
    The Inception of the Seleukid Empire (20 mins.)
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #22
Perception and the Senses
Shane Butler, Johns Hopkins University, Presider
  1. Britta Ager, Davidson College
    Scent in the Magical Papyri (20 mins.)
  1. Oliver Passmore, University of Cambridge
    Thaumastic Acoustics: Typhon and the Poetics of Sight and Sound (20 mins.)
  1. Abbe Walker, Bryn Mawr College
    Ancient Greek Lullabies: Magic or Mundane? (20 mins.)
  1. David Kaufman, Transylvania University
    Plato and the Stoics on Non-rational Feelings and Desires (20 mins.)
  1. Nathan Gilbert, University of Toronto
    Cicero vs. Lucretius on Thought and Imagination (20 mins.)
  1. Emilio Carlo Maria Capettini, Princeton University
    Rewriting the Conversion of Knemon in Menander’s Dyskolos: Aelian’s Letter 15 (20 mins.)
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #23
Emperors, Aristocrats, and Bishops in Late Antiquity
Michele Renee Salzman, University of California, Riverside, Presider
  1. Susan Dunning, University of Toronto
    Imperial Authority and saeculum Rhetoric from Augustus to Constantine (20 mins.)
  1. Mattias Gassman, University of Cambridge
    Public and Private in Fourth-Century Paganism: Firmicus Maternus’ Aristocratic Roman Audience (20 mins.)
  1. Moysés Marcos, University of California, Riverside
    Callidior ceteris persecutor: The Emperor Julian and his Place in Christian Historiography (20 mins.)
  1. Jessica Wright, Princeton University
    Politics, the Brain, and Public Health in Late Antiquity (20 mins.)
  1. Michael Hanaghan, The University of Exeter
    Narrative Time and the Letters of Sidonius Apollinaris (20 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #24
Voicing Slaves in the Greco-Roman World
Matthew Leigh, University of Oxford, William Owens, Ohio University, and Amy Richlin, University of California, Los Angeles, Organizers
 
William Owens, Ohio University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Amy Richlin, University of California, Los Angeles
    Political Culture from Below in the 200s BCE (20 mins.)
  1. Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Columbia University
    Don’t Consult the hariolus: Slave Religions in the Rome of Plautus and Cato the Elder (20 mins.)
  1. Ellen O’Gorman, University of Bristol
    Libertas plebis: The Metaphor of Slavery in Popular Protest (20 mins.)
  1. William Owens, Ohio University
    The Official and Hidden Transcripts of Callirhoe’s Enslavement (20 mins.)
  1. Matthew Leigh, University of Oxford
    Speaking up for the Slave in Quintilian, Minor Declamations 340 and 342 (20 mins.)
Page duBois, University of California, San Diego
Response (15 mins)
 
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #25
Thinking through Recent German Scholarship on the Roman Republic
Amy Russell, Durham University, and Harriet I. Flower, Princeton University, Organizers
 
The past few decades have been an extraordinarily productive period for German scholarship on the Roman Republic. From political culture to memory to religion, its contributions have raised new questions and set new agendas, some of which have not yet been fully exploited by scholars working in English. This panel brings together German and Anglophone scholars to highlight recent advances emerging from German-speaking countries, while investigating the possibilities and challenges that working with this material involves. We explore how and why the Roman Republic might be approached differently in the two traditions, and what this diversity has to offer.
  1. Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp, Universität zu Köln
    The Politics of Elitism: The Roman Republic—Then and Now, in Old Europe and the Brave New Anglophone World (20 mins.)
  1. Tanja Itgenshorst, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
    “Memory, mémoire, erinnerung”: Interdependencies in French and German Scholarship in Classics—and their Echoes in the Anglophone World (20 mins.)
  1. Amy Russell, Durham University
    Publicity, öffentlichkeit, and the Populus Romanus: Finding ‘the Public’ in English and German Scholarship on the Late Republic (20 mins.)
  1. Hans Beck, McGill University
    The Study of Republican Rome and (the Phantom Menace of) the German ‘Sonderforschungsbereich’ (20 mins.)
  1. James K. Tan, Hofstra University
    The Economics of Roman Political Culture (20 mins.)
Harriet I. Flower, Princeton University
Response (5 mins.)
 
General Discussion (10 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #26
Markets and the Ancient Greek Economy
David Lewis, The University of Edinburgh, Organizer
  1. Edward M. Harris, Durham University
    Contracts and Market-Exchange in Classical Athens (25 mins.)
  1. David Lewis, The University of Edinburgh
    Getting Produce to Market: Farming and the Technology of Transport in Classical Attica
  1. Alain Bresson, The University of Chicago
    Middlemen: The Villains and Secret Heroes of the Ancient Greek Market (25 mins.)
  1. Mark Lawall and Dylan Townshend, University of Manitoba
    Marketing Mende: Athenaeus 11.784c and the Archaeology of Mendaian Amphoras (25 mins.)
  1. Graham Oliver, Brown University
    ShoEconomics: Market Size and Supply of Footwear in Classical Athens (25 mins.)
General Discussion (25 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #27
Objects and Affect: The Materialities of Greek Drama
Mario Telò, University of California, Los Angeles, and Melissa Mueller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Organizers
 
This panel aims to reconceptualize theoretical and practical approaches to materiality in Greek drama. Though stage objects have long been investigated, new materialism complements their interpretation as symbols with an interest in their agency, sensuous force, and psychosomatic impact. At the same time, critical theory’s reassessment of emotion has drawn attention to the exchange of energy between performers (humans and objects) and audience, what can be called “affect.” Our speakers reflect on objects, nonhuman agency, and affect, pointing toward a newly robust sense of the physicality of Greek drama.
 
Melissa Mueller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Mario Telò, University of California, Los Angeles
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Victoria Wohl, University of Toronto
    Stone into Smoke: Mortality and Materiality in Euripides’ Troades (20 mins.)
  1. Nancy Worman, Barnard College
    Electra, Orestes, and the Sibling Hand (20 mins.)
  1. Joshua Billings, Princeton University
    Objects, Emotions, Words: Orestes and the Empty Urn (20 mins.)
  1. Anna Uhlig, University of California, Davis
    Noses in the Orchestra: Sense and Substance in Athenian Satyr Drama (20 mins.)
  1. Al Duncan, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Material Ghosts: Recycled Theatrical Equipment in Fifth-Century Athens (20 mins.)
Edith Hall, King’s College London
Response (20 mins.)
 
General Discussion (40 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #28
Classical and Early Modern Tragedy: Comparative Approaches and New Perspectives
Organized by the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception
Pramit Chaudhuri, Dartmouth College, and Ariane Schwartz, Harvard University, Organizers
 
Although the study of classical tragedy and its reception is flourishing, it continues to show the preferences characteristic of both fields: emphasis of Greek over Latin, modernity over early modernity. This inaugural panel of the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception examines how both fields stand to gain from taking fuller account of Renaissance tragedy and its context. The four papers address questions of vital interest to any student of tragedy or reception: How should tragedy be defined, and what does the early modern tradition contribute to that definition? What opportunities does this material offer today’s classicists and cultural historians?
  1. Lothar Willms, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    Tragic Phaidra: A Diachronic Case Study between Antiquity and Early Modern Age (15 mins.)
  1. Malika Bastin-Hammou, Université Grenoble Alpes
    Hanc fabulam nescio an tragoediam vocare debeam: Florent Chrestien, Isaac Casaubon, Tragedy and Euripides’ Cyclops (15 mins.)
  1. Emma Buckley, University of St. Andrews
    Totus Ulixes: Versions of Ulysses in the Neo-Latin Ulysses Redux (15 mins.)
  1. Tatiana Korneeva, Freie Universität Berlin
    Merope’s Legacy on the Italian Stage (15 mins.)
Robert Miola, Loyola University Maryland
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #29
Responses to Homer’s Iliad by Women Writers, from WW2 to the Present (Seminar – Advance Registration Required)
Carolin Hahnemann, Kenyon College, and Barbara Gold, Hamilton College, Organizers
 

Recently female classical scholars working on Homer have increasingly turned their attention to the Iliad. This trend has been fueled in part by a development outside of Classics: since WW2, a handful of influential women writers have used the Iliad as a way of making sense of their own historical, personal, and cultural contexts. The seminar will be based on five papers focusing on a selection of these authors, who come from distinct political and cultural backgrounds but whose works often show similar concerns: Barbara Gold’s paper centers on Simone Weil, who published her essay “The Iliad, or the Poem of Force” (1940-41) during the Nazi occupation of France; Seth Schein elucidates a competing interpretation of force offered by Rachel Bespaloff in her book On the Iliad (1943); Nancy Rabinowitz discusses the East German author Christa Wolf, whose depiction of the Trojan War from a woman’s perspective in the novel Cassandra (1983) is informed by developments in her homeland; Sheila Murnaghan explores short poems by recent American poets, like Louise Glück (“The Triumph of Achilles” [2004]) and Adrienne Rich (“Reading the Iliad (As If) for the First Time” [2009]), who turn to the Iliad in order to probe into questions of heroism and loss; Carolin Hahnemann seeks to uncover a feminist agenda in the poem “Memorial. An  Excavation of the Iliad” (2011) by the English poet Alice Oswald.

There will be a five-minute question period after each paper.
                                                   
Carolin Hahnemann, Kenyon College, Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Barbara Gold, Hamilton College,
    Simone Weil’s Iliad: Misunderstanding Homer? (10 mins.)
  1. Seth Schein, University of California, Davis,
    Reading Homer in Troubled Times: Rachel Bespaloff’s On the Iliad (10 mins.)
  1. Nancy Rabinowitz, Hamilton College,
    Christa Wolf’s Cassandra: Different Times, Different Views (10 mins.)
  1. Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania,
    “Everything Here is Conflictual”: American Women Poets Read the Iliad (10 mins.)
  1. Carolin Hahnemann, Kenyon College,
    Feminist at the Second Glance: Alice Oswald’s Memorial (10 minutes)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Presidential Panel
‘The Spring from the Year’: Contingent Faculty and the Future of Classics

John Marincola, Florida State University, Organizer

John Marincola, Florida State University
Introduction: The New Faculty Majority (10 mins.)

  1. Eleanor Dickey, University of Reading
    Is There Anything I Can Do? How Individual Academics Can Make A Difference (15 mins.)
     
  2. John Paul Christy, American Council of Learned Societies
    “So Happy a Versatility”: The Uses of Advanced Training in the Humanities (15 mins.)
     
  3. Stephanie Budin, University of Oregon
    What You Do unto the Least of These: Adjuncts and Painful Trends in Higher Education (15 mins.)
     
  4. C. W. Marshall, University of British Columbia
    Reclaiming the Landscape (15 mins.)
 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Fourth Paper Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #30
Euripides
Victoria Wohl, University of Toronto, Presider
  1. Adam Rappold, The Ohio State University
    The Death of the King: Mythological Innovation in Euripides’ Erechtheus (20 mins.)
  1. Peter Blandino, Boston University
    Musical Language and Performance in Euripides’ Troades (20 mins.)
  1. Benjamin Sammons, Queens College, City University of New York
    Likely Story: Narrative and Probability in Euripides’ Troades (20 mins.)
  1. Claire Catenaccio, Columbia University
    Euripides’ Ion: Monody as Agon (20 mins.)
  1. Dustin Dixon, Loyola University Maryland
    Euripides’ Comic Muse: Cratinus’ Nemesis in Euripides’ Helen (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #31
Gender and Identity
Karen Bassi, University of California, Santa Cruz, Presider
  1. Celsiana Warwick, University of California, Los Angeles
    The Maternal Warrior: Achilles and Gendered Similes in the Iliad (20 mins.)
  1. Goda Thangada, The University of Chicago
    Heroic Action and Exogamy in Homeric Catalogues of Women (20 mins.)
  1. Peter Hunt, University of Colorado Boulder
    The Gender Ratio in the Attic Stelai (20 mins.)
  1. Carrie Fulton, Cornell University
    Merchant Matronae: Women, Ships, and Trade in the Hellenistic and Roman World (20 mins.)
  1. Krishni Burns, University of Akron
    Heard, but Preferably Not Seen: The Subversion of Women’s Social Networks in the Late Republic (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #32
Friendship and Affection
Stephen White, The University of Texas at Austin, Presider
  1. Hilary Lehmann, University of California, Los Angeles
    Family Values: Negotiating Affection in the Attic Orators (20 mins.)
  1. Iakovos Vasiliou, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
    Socrates and Eudaimonism in the Euthydemus and Meno (20 mins.)
  1. Carlo DaVia, Fordham University
    What Must We Know to Benefit from Aristotle’s Lectures on Ethics? (20 mins.)
  1. Paul Ludwig, St. John’s College
    Friendship and θυμός in Aristotle (20 mins.)
  1. Mark Masterson, Victoria University of Wellington
    “Bloom for Me”: The Letters of Nikephoros Ouranos and the Greek Anthology (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #33
Livy and the Construction of the Past
Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania, Presider
  1. Joseph Groves, University of Michigan
    Livy’s Rejection of Polybius’ συμπλοκή: The Case for Competence (20 mins.)
  1. Jacqueline Pincus, University of Michigan
    Exemplary Tyrants: Livy on Violence, Due Process, and Protecting the State (20 mins.)
  1. Julia Mebane, The University of Chicago
    A Head on the Body Politic? Figuring Authority in Livy’s First Pentad (20 mins.)
  1. Anne Truetzel, Princeton University
    Between senatus and populus: Contested contiones in Livy’s Third Decade (20 mins.)
  1. Kyle Sanders, The University of Texas at Austin
    Choral Dynamics in Livy’s AUC XXIII (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #34
Architecture and Self-Definition
Jeremy McInerney, University of Pennsylvania, Presider
 
  1. Timothy Smith, The Johns Hopkins University
    How Syracusan Was the Carthaginian Treasury? (20 mins.)
  1. Matthew Sears, University of New Brunswick
    The Tyrant as Liberator: The Treasury of Brasidas and the Acanthians at Delphi (20 mins.)
  1. F. S. Naiden, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The Self-Definition of Alexander the Great (20 mins.)
  1. Stephen Ahearne-Kroll, University of Minnesota
    Ritual and Identity at the Restored Epidauran Asklepieion (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #35
Standardization and the State
Joint AIA/SCS Session
Robert Schon, The University of Arizona, and D. Alex Walthall, The University of Texas at Austin, Organizers
Robert Schon, The University of Arizona
Introduction (10 mins.)
  1. Robert Schon, The University of Arizona
    Materiality and Performance in the Use of Standardized Measures (20 mins.)
  1. Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society
    Who Benefits? Incentive and Coercion in the Selection of Greek Monetary Standards
  1. D. Alex Walthall, The University of Texas at Austin
    Measures and Standards in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily (20 mins.)
  1. Andrew M. Riggsby, The University of Texas at Austin
    State Standards and Metrological Culture in Imperial Rome (20 mins.)
  1. Melissa Bailey, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Performing Measurement in the Roman East (20 mins.)
Ian Morris, Stanford University
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #36
Fides in Flavian Poetry
Claire Stocks, Radbound University Nijmegen, and Antony Augoustakis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Organizers
  1. Claire Stocks, Radboud University Nijmegen
    Introduction: Fides in the Early Roman Principate (15 mins.)
  1. Lauren Ginsberg, University of Cincinnati
    The Failure of fides in the Octavia (25 mins.)
  1. Tim Stover, Florida State University
    Nulla fides, nulli super Hercule fletus? Shifting Loyalties in the Argonautica of Valerius Flaccus (25 mins.)
  1. Neil Bernstein, Ohio University
    Fides in Statius’ Silvae (25 mins.)
  1. Ray Marks, University of Missouri
    Affirmatio religiosa: Piety and fides in Silius Italicus’ Punica (25 mins.)
  1. Antony Augoustakis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Response/Conclusion: Haec pietas, haec fides: Permutations of Trust in Statius’ Thebaid (15 mins.)
Response/Conclusion: Haec pietas, haec fides: Permutations of Trust in Statius’ Thebaid (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #37
Authors Meet Critics: Race, Religion, Ethnicity: The Politics of Modern Classics
Organized by the Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups 
Akira Yatsuhashi, State University of New York at Oneonta, and Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, Organizers
 
Four experts respond to two notable recent books that focus attention on the politics of inclusion and exclusion in the constitution of our discipline’s parameters from early modernity through to the present.  Miriam Leonard’s Socrates and the Jews: Hellenism and Hebraism from Moses Mendelssohn to Sigmund Freud (Chicago, 2012) and Africa Athena: New Agendas, edited by Dan Orrells, Gurminder Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon (Oxford, 2011) make key contributions to the dialogues about how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and other factors have shaped and continue to shape the study of classical antiquity. We aim to open a lively conversation with the audience about these books and the conceptual, methodological, and professional issues they raise, with a view to furthering the missions of CSWMG and the field.
 
Akira Yatsuhashi, State University of New York at Oneonta
Introduction (5 mins.)
 
Brooke Holmes, Princeton University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
    Critic #1 (15 mins.)
  1. Daniel Selden, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Critic #2 (15 mins.)
  1. Miriam Leonard, University College London
    Author Response (10 mins.)
  1. Caroline Stark, Howard University
    Critic #3 (15 mins.)
  1. Justine McConnell, University of Oxford
    Critic #4 (15 mins.)
  1. Daniel Orrells. University of Warwick
    Author Response (10 mins.)
Author Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (40 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #38
Cicero across Genres
Isabel Köster, College of the Holy Cross, and Caroline Bishop, Texas Tech University, Organizers
 
The range of genres in which Cicero wrote is virtually unprecedented for an ancient author. Yet in scholarship these various genres are traditionally treated separately, resulting in a tendency to view him not as one author, but several. This panel builds on recent work that has challenged us to approach Cicero as an author with a unified literary and cultural program in which generic flexibility played a key role. By breaking down the genre divisions that have long defined Ciceronian scholarship, it seeks to provide a road map for how the various Ciceros can be united.
 
Isabel Köster, College of the Holy Cross
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Christopher S. van den Berg, Amherst College
    Seeing the Whole in Cicero’s Brutus (20 mins.)
  1. Aaron Kachuck, University of Miami
    Cum solitudine loqui: Ciceronian Solitude across Generic Lines (20 mins.)
  1. David West, Boston University
    Arguments for Political Participation in Cicero’s Pro Sestio and De Re Publica (20 mins.)
  1. Francesco Ginelli, University of Verona
    Epistolary Style and Rhetorical Style: A Path across Letters and Rhetorical Treatises (20 mins.)
  1. Amanda Wilcox, Williams College
    Cicero the Satirist? Generic Variation and Allusion in the Letters (20 mins.)
Caroline Bishop, Texas Tech University
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session #39
Digital Resources for Teaching and Outreach
Organized by the Digital Classics Association
Joint AIA/SCS Session
Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Organizer
 
This session highlights emerging approaches to digital methods for classics education and outreach, beyond well-discussed modalities like MOOCs. Taken together, the presentations provide a snapshot of the rapidly changing instructional environment for classics.
  1. Lain Wilson and Jonathan Shea, Dumbarton Oaks
    Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue (20 mins.)
  1. Kristina Chew, Rutgers University Online
    Using Online Tools to Teach Classics in a Small or Non-Existent Classics Program (20 mins.)
  1. J. Bert Lott, Vassar College
    Collaborative Annotation and Latin Pedagogy (20 mins.)
     
  2. Gwynaeth McIntyre, University of Otago, Melissa Funke, University of British Columbia, and Chelsea Gardner, University of British Columbia
    From Stone to Screen to Classroom

     
  3. Robert Gorman, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Dependency Syntax Trees in the Latin 1 Classroom
Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (40 mins.)
 

Fifth Paper Session

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #40
The Future of Classical Education: A Dialogue
Organized by the SCS Program Committee
Joy Connolly, New York University, Presider
  1. Arlene Holmes-Henderson, University of Oxford
    Classical Education in the UK: Boom or Bust? (20 mins.)

  2. Mary Pendergraft, Wake Forest University
    Trends in Teaching the Classics to Undergraduates (20 mins.)

  3. Kathleen M. Coleman, Harvard University
    Nondum Arabes Seresque rogant
    : Classics Looks East (20 mins.)

  4. Nigel Nicholson, Reed College
    A Liberal Art for the Future (20 mins.)

General Discussion (40 mins.)

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Session #41
Marx and Antiquity
Adam Edward Lecznar, University of Bristol, Organizer
 
This panel examines the legacy of Karl Marx’s attitude toward classical antiquity and its implications for the discipline of classics, both for those studying the afterlife of the ancient world and for those re-reading ancient texts. Individually the papers offer literary and philosophical approaches to this tradition, focusing on the writings of Marx himself, Virgil and Plutarch; taken as a whole, they seek to encourage discussion of how to imagine afresh the relationship between Marx and antiquity in an era when Marxist ideas are gaining renewed traction in social and political debates.
  1. Adam Edward Lecznar, University of Bristol
    Ode on a Grecian Printing-Press: Marx and the Possibility of Antiquity (20 mins.)
  1. Tom Geue, University of St. Andrews
    Marxing out on fundus: Salvaging the Slave from Vergil’s Farm (20 mins.)
  1. Martin Devecka, University of California, Santa Cruz
    The Hell of the Populace: Marx, Epicurus, and the Limits of Enlightenment (20 mins.)
Peter W. Rose, Miami University of Ohio
Response (20 mins.)
 
General Discussion (40 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #42
Herodotus’ “Constitutional Debate” From the Inside Out
Ellen G. Millender, Reed College, and Brian M. Lavelle, Loyola University Chicago, Organizers
 
This panel will consider how the individual parts of the “Constitutional Debate” in Herodotus' Histories engage with the rest of text and what the “Debate” as a whole reveals about Herodotus’ historical project. The first three papers demonstrate that this debate operates as a linchpin of the Histories in its illumination of Herodotus’ understanding of Persian political culture, stance on popular rule and autocracy, and conception of the relationship between freedom and domination.  The final paper investigates this passage’s immediate textual and larger political contexts and explores whether the “Debate” reflects Herodotus’ political convictions or rather supports his historiographical program.
  1. Ellen G. Millender, Reed College
    The Fairest of Constitutions? Democracy and its Discontents in Herodotus’ Histories (20 mins.)
  1. Rosaria V. Munson, Swarthmore College
    Megabyxus in the ‘Constitutional’ Debate (20 mins.)
  1. Carolyn Dewald, Bard College
    Darius the Would-Be King: Ambition, Power, and the 'Best Man' in Herodotus' Histories (20 mins.)
  1. Brian M. Lavelle, Loyola University Chicago
    Contextualizing the 'Constitutional Debate' in Herodotus (3.80-82) (20 mins.)
General Discussion (40 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #43
Fragments from Theory to Practice
Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, The University of Texas at Austin, Organizer
 
This panel is the second of a two-panel sequence. It continues discussion begun in New Approach to Fragments and Fragmentary Material in exploring fragments, fragmentary survivals, and the various approaches the field has taken to them. Ranging from Greek Comedy to Montaigne, the panel offers four snapshots of the range of questions scholars might ask of fragments and methods for handling the particular idiosyncrasies of each fragmentary text or corpus.
 
Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, The University of Texas at Austin
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Matthew C. Farmer, University of Missouri
    Pleasure-Loving Plato: Asking the Right Questions of the Greek Comic Fragments (20 mins.)
  1. Ian Goh, University of London
    These Are the Lucilian Breaks: Already Fragmentary in the Roman Republic? (20 mins.)
  1. Charles Westfall Oughton, The University of Texas at Austin
    Speaking in Fragments: Narrators and the Roman Historiographic Tradition in Livy’s Third Decade (20 mins.)
  1. Ariane Schwartz, Harvard University
    Sifting Through the Textual Ruins of Antiquity: Fragment and Body in Montaigne’s On Some Lines of Virgil (20 mins.)
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #44
The Bucolic Challenge: Continuity and Change in Later Latin Pastoral Poetry
Yelena Baraz, Princeton University, and Petra Schierl, University of Basel, Organizers
 
A multitude of conventions, above all the use of a fictive world of herdsmen-singers, requires bucolic poets to stake out their ground while closely reworking their models and imitating their literary techniques. This panel explores how Vergil's successors in antiquity, the middle ages, and the Renaissance transform the bucolic genre under these conditions. The four papers focus on features which are regarded as sites of innovation and, collectively, raise questions concerning generic boundaries and the use of pastoral as a mode rather than a genre.
 
Yelena Baraz, Princeton University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Julia Scarborough, Wake Forest University
    The Channels of Song in Calpurnius Siculus and Vergil’s Georgics (15 mins.)
  1. Fabian Zogg, University of Zurich
    The Conflict between Spring and Winter: A Pseudo-Vergilian Bucolic Poem (15 mins.)
  1. Caleb M. X. Dance, Washington and Lee University
    The Commodification of Carmina in Baptista Mantuanus’s Eclogues (15 mins.)
  1. Charles McNamara, Columbia University
    Lifeguard Not on Duty: Water as Pastoral Danger in Sannazaro’s Ovidian Salices (15 mins.)
Petra Schierl, University of Basel
Response (10 mins.)
 
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #45
Happy Golden Anniversary, Harvard School!
Organized by the Vergilian Society
Julia D. Hejduk, Baylor University, Organizer
 
About fifty years ago, the seminal works of what W. R. Johnson famously, if misleadingly, dubbed the “somewhat pessimistic Harvard school” of Vergilian scholarship were published.  This panel explores the “optimist/pessimist” dialectic from diverse angles, examining such issues as the fate of the term “anti-Augustan,” the “pessimistic” strain of Vergilian interpretation beginning in his own day, the predominantly (but not wholly) “happy Virgil” of Russian reception, and question of whether Augustan poets’ “pessimism” primarily concerns the Roman present or future. 
 
Julia D. Hejduk, Baylor University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Elena Giusti, University of Cambridge
    Kennedy’s Dialect Twist—Could This Really Be the End? (20 mins.)
  1. Nandini B. Pandey, University of WisconsinMadison
    Happy Un-Birthday, Harvard School!: The Aeneid’s Pre-History of Dialectical Interpretation (20 mins.)
  1. Zara M. Torlone, Miami University
    Happy Vergil Goes North: Aeneid in Russian Letters (20 mins.)
  1. Barbara P. Weinlich, University of Montana
    Vergil’s Pessimism: A Reappraisal of the Harvard School and Augustan Poetry (20 mins.)
James J. O’Hara, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #46
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Organized by the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
Anthony Preus, Binghamton University, Organizer; Elizabeth Asmis, University of Chicago, Chair
 
L. Ward explores the use of figurative language and the function of the Republic as a pedagogical text, using the myth of the metals as test case. M. Gabbe interprets the nature and metaphysics of Aristotelian emotions, beginning from the claims of the De Anima, and testing the interpretation against his discussion of anger in the Rhetoric. S. Kidd takes up Simplicius' influential interpretation of Aristotle's theory of projectile movement in De Caelo 2.6, showing that there is a simpler and more coherent way of understanding the passage.
  1. Laura Ward, Hillsdale College
    Identifying with Liars in Plato’s Republic (30 mins.)
  1. Myrna Gabbe, University of Dayton
    Aristotle on the Emotions and Body-Soul Unity (30 mins.)
  1. Stephen Kidd, Brown University
    Epitasis and anesis in De Caelo 2.6 (30 mins.)
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session #47
The Emperor Julian
Organized by the Society for Late Antiquity 
Gavin Kelly, The University of Edinburgh, Organizer
 
Although Julian ruled as sole emperor for under two years, his reign is among the best attested periods of ancient history, not least through his own writings; his rejection of Christianity made him the object of intense debate among contemporaries. This panel explores the surprisingly peaceful transfer of power after Constantius’ death in November 361, Julian’s self-definition as a philosopher in comparison to his Christian contemporary Basil, the importance of Attic oratory for understanding Julian’s Misopogon, and how Ammianus Marcellinus created a ‘Western Julian’ for Latin readers, a generation after his hero’s death.
  1. Kevin Feeney, Yale University
    The Making of the Emperor: Julian and the Succession of 361 (20 mins.)
  1. Stefan Hodges-Kluck, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Julian and Basil of Caesarea on Impostor Philosophers (20 mins.)
  1. Joshua J. Hartman, University of Washington
    Julian as Citizen: Attic Oratory and the Misopogon (20 mins.)
  1. Alan Ross, University College Dublin
    In Search of a Western Julian: Ammianus and the Latin Tradition (20 mins.)
Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley
Response (20 mins)
 
General Discussion (10 mins.)
 
 

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion Session (Joint AIA/SCS Session)

Ask the Journal Editors
Moderators: Craig A. Gibson, The University of Iowa, Gary Farney, Rutgers University, Michele George, McMaster University, Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland, and Lee T. Pearcy, Bryn Mawr College
 
Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Moderators: Benjamin Stevens, Trinity University, and Brett M. Rogers, University of Puget Sound
 
Creating New Interdisciplinary Research: Smell in the Roman World from Archaeology and Ancient Texts
Moderators: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Brandeis University, Mark Bradley, Nottingham University, David Potter, University of Michigan, and Jane Draycott, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
 
Developing a Contingency Plan: A Dialogue about Non-Tenure Track Faculty (sponsored by the Women’s Classical Caucus)
Moderators: Amy Pistone and Ellen Cole, University of Michigan
 
Developing an Introductory Course on Ancient Leadership
Moderators: Joel Christensen, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Norman Sandridge, Howard University, The Center for Hellenic Studies
 
Hands-On Demonstration of Digital Resources for Teaching and Outreach
Moderators: Patrick J. Burns, Fordham University, Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, J. Bert Lott, Vassar College, Gwynaeth McIntyre, University of Otago, Robert Gorman, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Kristina Chew, Rutgers University Online
 
Literature in a Multicultural Society: Greek and Demotic Novels, Epics and Poetry in Graeco-Roman Egypt
Moderators: Franziska Naether, University of Leipzig Ägyptologisches Institut/Ägyptisches Museum –Georg Steindorff, and Gil H. Renberg, Harvard University
 
Open-Access Peer-Reviewed Publishing in Classics
Moderator: Donald J. Mastronarde, University of California, Berkeley
 
Problems and Promises of Academic Blogging
Moderators: Jaclyn Neel and Mary Franks, York University
 
Running a Small Latin Program (prope soli iam in scholis sunt relicti)
Moderators: John Henkel, Georgetown College, Danielle La Londe, Centre College, and John Svarlien, Transylvania University
 
Vox populo: The Risks and Rewards of Public Scholarship
Moderators: Donna Zuckerberg, The Paideia Institute, Michael Fontaine, Cornell University, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University
 
Weapons, Places and Dead Bodies-The Heroic Embodiment of Cultural Memory in Antiquity
Moderator: Catalina Popescu, Texas Tech University

Sixth Paper Session

1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #48
Inscribing Song: Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry
Jenny Strauss Clay, University of Virginia, Presider
  1. Alexander Dale, Concordia University (Montréal)
    A Trader in Song: Hesiod at the Funeral Games for Amphidamas (20 mins.)
  1. Alan Sheppard, Stanford University
    Between Oral and Written: Archaic Epigram and Elegiac Formulae (20 mins.)
  1. Michael A. Tueller, Arizona State University
    Invisible Stones: Perses and the Beginning of Book-Epigram (20 mins.)
  1. Almut Fries, University of Oxford
    Pindar, Hieron and the Persian Wars: An Intertextual Reading of Pythian 1.71-80 (20 mins.)
  1. Virginia Lewis, Florida State University
    Pindar and Diodorus on Sicilian mixis (20 mins.)
  1. Margaret Foster, Indiana University
    A Winter’s Paian: Generic Interdependence and Autonomy in Bacchylides 16 (20 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #49
Athenian Unity?
Josiah Ober, Stanford University, Presider
  1. Lisa Pilar Eberle, University of Oxford
    Territoriality and the Making of Community in the Archaic Period (20 mins.)
  1. Richard Fernando Buxton, Colorado College
    The Hoplite Class as a Complex Category in Greek Thought (20 mins.)
  1. Amit Shilo, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Unanimous Gods, Unanimous Athens? Voting and Divinities in the Oresteia (20 mins.)
  1. Holly Maggiore, University of Georgia
    A Deeper Look into the Quarries at Syracuse: Thucydides 7.84-7 in Connection to the Plague (20 mins.)
  1. Michael Zimm, Yale University
    The Invisible Noose around a Speaker’s Neck: The nomos eisangeltikos and the Dangers of Speaking in the ecclēsia (20 mins.)
  1. Simone Agrimonti, University of Cincinnati
    Xenophon and the Unequal Phalanx: A 4th-Century View on Political Egalitarianism (20 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #50
Identity and Ethnicity
Jonathan Hall, The University of Chicago, Presider
  1. Kyle Helms, University of Cincinnati
    Making Rhetoric Roman in the First Preface of Cicero’s De Inventione (1.1–5) (20 mins.)
  1. Josephine Quinn, University of Oxford
    The National Origins of Phoenician Ethnicity (20 mins.)
  1. Egizia-Maria Felice, University of Oxford
    Bilingualism and Youth in the Roman Army (20 mins.)
  1. Grace Gillies, University of California, Los Angeles
    Identity and Erasure in the Sepulchral Relief of Fonteia Helena and Fonteia Eleusis (20 mins.)
  1. Edward Kelting, Stanford University
    Brahmans and gymnoi: Autochthony and Cultural Memory in the Life of Apollonius (20 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #51
Roman Imperial Ideology and Authority
Greg Woolf, University of London, Presider
  1. Patrick Cook, University of Cambridge
    First as History, and Again as Farce: Ironic Echoes in Herodian’s Description of Commodus (20 mins.)
  1. Charles Muntz, University of Arkansas
    The Argonautica of Diodorus Siculus (20 mins.)
  1. Michael Konieczny, Harvard University
    Vespasian and the Uses of Humor in Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars (20 mins.)
  1. Mary Deminion, University of Western Ontario
    Staging Morality: Augustan Adultery Law and Public Spectacle (20 mins.)
  1. Garrett Ryan, University of Michigan
    Landscapes of Authority: Roman Officials in Second-Century Ephesus (20 mins.)
  1. Anna Dolganov, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Tertullian the “Jurist” and the Language of Roman Law (20 mins.)
General Discussion (10 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #52
Roman Dance Cultures in Context
Lauren Curtis, Bard College, and Zoa Alonso Fernandez, Harvard University / Real Colegio Complutense, Organizers
 
This panel seeks to establish a wider notion of the role of movement and choreography in Ancient Rome. Investigating dance as a cultural product and process, the panel will examine the manifold connections between dance and other aspects of Roman social and cultural life, the impact of dance on Roman literature, religion, art and society, and its connections with other Mediterranean cultures.
 
Lauren Curtis, Bard College
Introduction (5 mins.)
 
Zoa Alonso Fernandez, Harvard University / Real Colegio Complutense
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Elizabeth Mitchell, Harvard University
    Dancing with Pentheus: Pantomime at the convivium in Roman Gaul (20 mins.)
  1. Sarah Olsen, University of California, Berkeley
    Choreography and Competition in Lucian, Dialogues of the Courtesans 3 (20 mins.)
  1. Thomas Sapsford, University of Southern California
    Saltatores vel pantomimi: Where and How Did the cinaedi Perform? (20 mins.)
  1. Basil Dufallo, University of Michigan
    Dancing on the Borders of Empire: The Wandering thiasus in Catullus 63 (20 mins.)
  1. Helen Slaney, University of  Oxford
    Communicating Emotion in Tragic Pantomime (20 mins.)
  1. Alessandra Zanobi, Archive for the Performance of Greek and Roman Drama
    Pantomime Dancing and the Development of New Modes of Subjectivity (20 mins.)
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #53
Epistolary Epigraphy
Organized by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy
James P. Sickinger, Florida State University, Organizer
  1. Patricia Butz, Savannah College of Art and Design
    Epistles on Granite: Ptolemaic Authority and the Superlative at Philae (20 mins.)
  1. Kaius Tuori, University of Helsinki
    Law Set in Stone: Inscribing Private Rescripts in Imperial Roman Greece (20 mins.)
  1. Christopher Haddad, Macquarie University
    Filiation Expressions and the Language of Official Roman Letters Inscribed in Greek (20 mins.)
  1. Patricia Rosenmeyer, University of WisconsinMadison
    Documenting Travel in Imperial Egypt: Papyrus vs. Inscribed Letters (20 mins.)
  1. Paul Iversen, Case Western Reserve University
    A Letter of Claudius, the Boundary between Tymbrianassos and Sagalassos, and the Via Sebaste (20 mins.)
General Discussion (25 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #54
Greek and Latin Linguistics
Organized by the Society for the Study of the Greek and Latin Languages and Linguistics
Jeremy Rau, Harvard University, Timothy Barnes, Princeton University, and Benjamin Fortson, University of Michigan, Organizers
  1. Alexander Forte, Harvard University
    A New Type of Ring Composition? Toward a Technique of Inherited Poetics (20 mins.)
  1. Todd Clary, Cornell University
    The Quickening Course and Watery Ways: Deriving Greek κέλευθος ‘path’ from PIE *h1léwdh- (20 mins.)
  1. Hans Bork, University of California, Los Angeles
    ‘To Have’ and ‘To Hold’ in Mycenaean (20 mins.)
  1. Jesse Lundquist, University of California, Los Angeles
    Archaisms and Innovations in Homeric Accentuation (20 mins.)
  1. Philomen Probert, University of Oxford
    Accenting Sequences of Enclitics in Ancient Greek: Rediscovering an Ancient Rule (20 mins.)
General Discussion (5 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #55
Sexuality in Ancient Art
Organized by the Lambda Classical Caucus
Bryan E. Burns, Wellesley College,  and Sarah Levin-Richardson, University of Washington, Organizers
 
Marking the 20th anniversary of Natalie Kampen’s influential edited volume Sexuality in Ancient Art: Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Italy, this panel honors Kampen’s legacy by offering new explorations of the intersection of gender, sexuality, and representation. Our panelists interrogate dynamics of the erotic gaze towards and within artwork and texts; the construction of eroticism in antiquity; the roles of women as viewers of erotic art; and the influence of modernity on our understanding of the erotic past.
  1. Jorge J. Bravo III, University of Maryland
    Boys, Herms, and the Symposiast’s Gaze (15 mins.)
  1. Frederika Tevebring, Northwestern University
    Baubo and the Question of the Obscene (15 mins.)
  1. Jeffrey Ulrich, University of Pennsylvania
    The Mirror, Narrative, and Erotic Desire in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (15 mins.)
  1. Matthew P. Loar, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
    Hercules and the Stability of Gender (15 mins.)
  1. Rachel H. Lesser, Colby College
    Beyond the Male Gaze: The Power of the Knidian Aphrodite in Her Narrative Context (15 mins.)
  1. Hérica Valladares, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Women’s Desire, Archaeology and Feminist Theory: The Case of the Sandal-Binder (15 mins.)
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #56
Neo-Latin Texts in a World Context: Current Research
Organized by the American Association for Neo-Latin Studies
Anne-Marie Lewis, York University, Organizer
 
Neo-Latin texts offer a large and rich corpus of scholarly research in a diverse variety of genres spanning many centuries and cultures with roots firmly based in classical Latin. The papers in the panel, on literature, law, theology, and grammar from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, will serve to demonstrate the wide range of subjects covered by Neo-Latin writers and their geographical range (Croatia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain). The papers will offer different perspectives and methodologies but together will highlight the importance of on-going research into the multicultural and interdisciplinary tradition of Neo-Latin.
 
Anne-Marie Lewis, York University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Quinn Radziszewski Griffin, The Ohio State University
    Laura Cereta’s In asinarium funus oratio (20 mins.)
  1. Roger S. Fisher, York University
    Summum ius, summa injuria: The Function of aequitas in Thomas More’s Utopia and Christopher St. Germain’s Dialogus De Fundamentis Legum Anglie et de Conscientia (20 mins.)
  1. Carl P. E. Springer, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
    Calvin’s Latin (20 mins.)
  1. Wieneke Jansen, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society
    The Praise of a Pagan: Pseudo-Longinus in 17th-century Dutch Scholarship (20 mins.)
  1. Clementina Marsico, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck
    The Vernacular in a Latin Guise: Neo-Latin Grammars of the Vernaculars throughout Europe (20 mins.)
  1. Patrick M. Owens, Wyoming Catholic College
    Aeneid 13: Four Vergilian Imitators (20 mins.)
General Discussion (25 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #57
Beyond the Case Study: Theorizing Classical Reception (Seminar – Advance Registration Required)
Organized by the Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception
 
The seminar aims to engage participants in a dialogue about theorizing classical reception studies beyond the case study, which currently forms the backbone of this burgeoning subfield. Discussion questions include: What happens when western European models of classicism are exported beyond the traditional geographical boundaries? What happens to a classical object, figure, or text when it is produced for a mass audience whose knowledge of the ancient world cannot be assumed? Can the fragmentary nature of classical literature justify the polyphony of modern responses? How can temporality and the historicity of the act of reading affect classical reception?
 
Rosa Andujar, University College London, and Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, Saint Joseph’s University
Introduction (10 mins.)
  1. Simon Goldhill, University of Cambridge
    Reception and Staying in the Field of Play (10 mins.)
  1. Vanda Zajko, University of Bristol
    Affective Interests: Ancient Tragedy, Shakespeare and the Concept of Character (10 mins.)
  1. Laura Jansen, University of Bristol
    Borges’ Classical Receptions in Theory (10 mins.)
  1. Leah Whittington, Harvard University
    Theorizing Closeness in Classical Reception Studies: Renaissance Supplements and Continuations (10 mins.)
Shane Butler, The Johns Hopkins University
Response (20 mins.)
 
General Discussion (110 mins.)
 
1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Session #58
Rethinking Roman Imperialism in the Middle and Late Republic (c. 327 - 49 BCE) (Seminar – Advance Registration Required)
Jonathan R. W. Prag, University of Oxford, Organizer
 
This session is prompted by a continuing dissatisfaction with the state of Roman imperialism studies: unhelpful periodizations and questionable dichotomies have gained ground in recent years, and ancient and modern historiographic patterns continue to exercise undue influence on interpretative models. The papers in this panel consider Roman imperialism from multiple perspectives, reflecting a number of possible avenues of approach (including empirical, evolutionary, conceptual and economic). In addition, several preliminary data-sets illustrating aspects of Roman imperial activity will be made available to participants to facilitate a discussion based in the first instance on examining patterns of behavior.
  1. John Ma, Columbia University
    Seeing the Elephant: Beyond the querelle of “Roman imperialism” in the Hellenistic World (10 mins.)
  1. Jonathan R. W. Prag, University of Oxford
    Beyond Polybios: Quantifying Roman Imperialism East and West (10 mins.)
  1. William V. Harris, Columbia University
    Rome at Sea: The Beginnings of Roman Naval Power (10 mins.)
  1. Carlos F. Noreña, University of California, Berkeley
    Law’s Imperialism: Conceptions of Empire in Republican Statutes (10 mins.)
  1. Nathan Rosenstein, The Ohio State University
    Bellum se ipsum alet? Financing Republican Imperialism (10 mins.)
General Discussion (120 mins.)
 

5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Plenary Session

Roger S. Bagnall, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, SCS President-Elect, Presider
 
AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Teaching Award
Outreach Prize
Goodwin Awards of Merit
Distinguished Service Awards
President’s Award
 
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
John Marincola, Florida State University
The Historian as Hero:  Herodotus and the 300 at Thermopylae

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Seventh Paper Session

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #59
Men and War
Thomas G. Palaima, The University of Texas at Austin, Presider
  1. Nicholas Kauffman, Valparaiso University
    Elisions of Death and the Ethics of Warfare in Apollonius’ Argonautica (20 mins.)
  1. Melanie Racette-Campbell, Concordia University (Montréal)
    Cicero’s Post-Exile Recovery of Masculinity (20 mins.)
  1. Konstantinos Kapparis, University of Florida
    Suetonius Περὶ Βλασφημιῶν, and the Invective of Masculinity (20 mins.)
  1. Emily Baragwanath, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Myth and History Entangled: Female Influence and Male Usurpation in Herodotus (20 mins.)
  1. John Jacobs, Montclair Kimberley Academy
    The Death of Marcellus in Silius Italicus Punica 15.334-398 (20 mins.)
  1. K. Scarlett Kingsley, Princeton University
    Justifying Violence in Herodotus’ Histories 3.38: Nomos, King of All, and Pindaric Poetics (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #60
Poetry and Place
Joseph Farrell, University of Pennsylvania, Presider
  1. Emily Allen-Hornblower, Rutgers University
    Ethnographic Excursus as Narrative Device in Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica (20 mins.)
  1. Bettina Reitz-Joosse, University of Groningen
    Here We Lie’: The Landscape of Actium and Memories of War in The Greek Anthology (20 mins.)
  1. Veronica Shi, Stanford University
    The Fragments of Rhianus’ Messeniaca: An Iliad for the Messenian People? (20 mins.)
  1. Taylor Coughlan, University of Cincinnati
    Dialect and Poetic Self-Fashioning in Hellenistic Book Epigram (20 mins.)
  1. Cameron G. Pearson, Graduate Center, City University of New York
    ‘Powerful Rhyme’ on an ‘Unswept Stone’: Alkmeonides’ Epigram IG I³ 1469 = CEG 302 and (Re)performance (20 mins.)
  1. Luke Roman, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Poetry and Place in Poliziano’s Nutricia (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #61
Running Down Rome: Lyric, Iambic, and Satire
Kirk Freudenburg, Yale University, Presider
  1. Mary Jaeger, University of Oregon
    Catullus the Mathematician (20 mins.)
  1. Jessica Seidman, Reed College
    Where Is ‘Here’? Analogies of Physical and Literary Space in Catullus 42 and 55 (20 mins.)
  1. James Townshend, Harvard University
    Inachia, Horace, and Neoteric Poetry (20 mins.)
  1. Sergio Yona, Baylor University
    Horace’s Unified, Epicurean Persona in the “Diatribe Satires” (1.1-3) (20 mins.)
  1. James Taylor, Harvard University
    There and Back Again: Inverting the Vergilian Career in Juvenal’s Third Satire (20 mins.)
  1. Geoffrey Benson, Colgate University
    Talking Donkeys: A Seriocomic Interpretation of Apuleius, Metamorphoses 11.2 (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #62
Truth and Lies
Larry Kim, Trinity University, Presider
  1. William Morison, Grand Valley State University
    Chasing a Silenos: Deceptive Appearances in Theopompos’ Thaumasia (20 mins.)
  1. Stephanie Craven, The University of Texas at Austin
    View to a Deception: Distrust and “Cretan Behavior” in Polybius 8.15-21 (20 mins.)
  1. Sam McVane, Columbia University
    The Fool’s World in Seneca’s Epistle 58 (20 mins.)
  1. Daniel Dooley, The Johns Hopkins University
    Teaching Romance: Gnômai and Didacticism in Aethiopica (20 mins.)
  1. Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne, Stanford University
    Christian Cues in The Story of Apollonius, King of Tyre (20 mins.)
  1. Stephen Trzaskoma, University of New Hampshire
    History, Fiction and Genre in Kaminiates’ Sack of Thessaloniki (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #63
Recovering the Monstrous and the Sublime
Laura Jansen, University of Bristol, Presider
  1. John Tennant, University of California, Los Angeles
    Sublime Failure (20 mins.)
  1. Kyle Khellaf, Yale University
    Historiē in Palimpsest: Ethnographic Wonders in the Old English Orosius (20 mins.)
  1. David Pollio, Christopher Newport University
    Mr. Munford’s Iliad (20 mins.)
  1. James Uden, Boston University
    Antique Undead: Gothic Horror, Romanticism, and the Grand Tour (20 mins.)
  1. Leon Wash, The University of Chicago
    Tragic Self-Forgetting as True Culture: On Nietzsche and Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound (20 mins.)
  1. H. Christian Blood, Yonsei University
    “Cupid and Psyche” in South Korean manhwa (20 mins.)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #64
Minting an Empire: Negotiating Roman Hegemony through Coinage
Joint AIA/SCS Session
Katie Cupello, Emory University, Dominic Machado, Brown University, and Katheryn Whitcomb, Rutgers University, Organizers
 
This session explores the impacts of Roman hegemony on coinage production in regions under Roman influence between the second century BCE and the second century CE. Analysis of currency systems used in areas dominated by Rome can further our understanding of how the Romans conceived of their power in relation to other states and how that power was perceived and negotiated by those under Roman influence. These five papers use case studies across the Mediterranean world to investigate ways in which local and Roman minting authorities navigated the changing political and economic climate through the production of coinage.
  1. Dominic Machado, Brown University
    The Distribution of Victoriati in the Po River Valley during the Second Century B.C.E. (20 mins.)
  1. Lucia Francesca Carbone, Columbia University
    Silver and Power: The Three-fold Roman Impact on the Monetary System of the Provincia Asia (133 B.C.E. – 96 C.E.) (20 mins.)
  1. Katie Cupello, Emory University
    Kleopatra VII’s Empire and the Bronze Coinages of Ituraean Chalkis (20 mins.)
  1. Katheryn Whitcomb, Rutgers University
    Coinage and the Client Prince: Philip the Tetrarch’s Homage to the Roman Emperor (20 mins.)
  1. Caroline Wazer, Columbia University
    The Imperial Physician: Asclepius and Roman Coinage (20 mins.)
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #65
Grammars of Government in Late Antiquity
John Weisweiler, University of Tübingen, Organizer
 
John Weisweiler, University of Tübingen
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. John Weisweiler, University of Tübingen
    Grammars of Government in the Imperial Estate of Saltus Burunitanus (25 mins.)
    Discussion (15 mins.)
  1. Ariel Lopez, Rhodes College
    “A Splendid Theater”: Courtly Epithets in a Provincial Society (25 mins.)
    Discussion (15 mins.)
  1. M. Shane Bjornlie, Claremont McKenna College
    Fiscal Grammars of Governance in Ostrogothic Italy (25 mins.)
    Discussion (15 mins.)
  1. Damian Fernandez, Northern Illinois University
    Rebellion and the Making of a Governmental Grammar in Post-Roman Iberia (25 mins.)
    Discussion (15 mins.)
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #66
New Wine in Old Wineskins: Topicality in Modern Performance of Athenian Drama
Organized by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance
Eric Dugdale, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Rosanna Lauriola, Randolph-Macon College, Organizers
 
This panel examines a range of contexts in which contemporary ethical, social, or political concerns have informed modern performance of Athenian drama. The papers analyze strategies adopted in translating, adapting and performing ancient drama for modern audiences.  They investigate contexts in which the reception, diffusion and cultural reach of ancient drama is expanded through the use of non-dominant genres such as hip-hop or the incorporation of subaltern voices, and in which ancient drama becomes a vehicle for engaging with issues such as structural poverty, gender and income inequality, and euthanasia.
 
Eric Dugdale, Gustavus Adolphus College
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Casey Dué, University of Houston
    Flippin’ the Oedipus Record: Will Power’s The Seven and Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes (20 mins.)
  1. Michele Valerie Ronnick, Wayne State University
    Do Something Addy Man: Herbert Marshall’s Black Alcestis (20 mins.)
  1. Rosanna Lauriola, Randolph-Macon College
    Antigone, Once Again: The Right to Live and To Die with Dignity (20 mins.)
  1. Wilfred Major, Louisiana State University
    How New is Aristophanes in New Orleans? (20 mins.)
Mary-Kay Gamel, University of California, Santa Cruz
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (10 mins.)
 
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session #67
The Commentary and the Making of Philosophy
Organized by the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
John F. Finamore, The University of Iowa, and Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Florida State University, Organizers
 
Platonists have bequeathed to posterity many commentaries on the individual works of Plato, Aristotle, and Epictetus.  These commentaries were often connected with the Platonist’s teaching duties and allowed him full scope not only to comment on the texts in front of him but also to promote his own philosophical positions and argue against rivals past and present.  The commentary thereby became a covert method of making one’s own philosophy.  This panel explores how several ancient Platonic authors, both Pagan and Christian, made use of the writings of their predecessors to illuminate and often confirm their own philosophical views. 
  1. Ilaria Ramelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
    Commentaries: Intersections between ‘Pagan’ and Christian Platonism in Late Antiquity (20 mins.)
  1. Michael Griffin, The University of British Columbia
    The Inspired Commentator: Plotinus’ Doxographical Ascent (20 mins.)
  1. Albert Joosse, Utrecht University
    Commentary and Doctrinal Integration: Olympiodorus on Self-Knowledge in the First Alcibiades (20 mins.)
  1. Danielle Alexandra Layne, Gonzaga University
    The Anonymous Prolegomena to Platonic Philosophy and the Reception of Plato (20 mins.)
  1. Sara Ahbel-Rappe, University of Michigan
    Plato’s Self-Moving Myth: Tracking the Migration of Plato’s Myth in Late Antique Text Networks (20 mins.)
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 

Eighth Paper Session

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
Session #68
Free Speech
David Konstan, Brown University and New York University, Presider
  1. Carl Young, Duke University
    Freedom as Self-Mastery in Plato’s Laws (20 mins.)
  1. Dana Fields, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    On Inoffensive Criticism: The Multiple Addressees of Plutarch’s De Adulatore et Amico (20 mins.)
  1. Matthew Taylor, Beloit College
    The Rhetoric of παρρησία in Greek Imperial Writers (20 mins.)
  1. Erin Galgay Walsh, Duke University
    Eyes to See, Hands to Serve: Ambrose’s Transformation of liberalitas (20 mins.)
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #69
Language and Meter
Richard Tarrant, Harvard University, Presider
  1. Doug Fraleigh, University of California, Los Angeles
    Rethinking Dactylo-Epitrite in Euripides’ Medea (20 mins.)
  1. Annette Teffeteller, Concordia University (Montréal)
    The Poetics of Syntax: Pindar and the Vedic Rishis (20 mins.)
  1. Michael Wheeler, Boston University
    Unmetrical Mamurra: The Impure Iambs of Catullus C. 29 (20 mins.)
  1. Pramit Chaudhuri, Dartmouth College, and Joseph P. Dexter, Harvard University
    What Can Computers Do for Philology? A Case Study in Pseudo-Seneca (20 mins.)
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #70
Latin Hexameter Poetry
Patricia A. Johnson, Boston University, Presider
  1. John Oksanish, Wake Forest University
    Vergil’s Third Eclogue at the Dawn of Roman Literature (20 mins.)
  1. Patrick Glauthier, University of Pennsylvania
    The Aristaeus Epyllion in Georgics 4 and the Instability of Didactic Knowledge (20 mins.)
  1. Stephen Sansom, Stanford University
    Lucan’s Hesiod: Erictho as Typhon in Bellum Civile 6.685-94 (20 mins.)
  1. Seth Holm, Colgate University
    De rerum natura 1.44-49: A Spoiler in Lucretius’ First Proem? (20 mins.)
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #71
Nec converti ut interpres: New Approaches to Cicero’s Translation of Greek Philosophy
Georgina Frances White, Central European University, Organizer
 
The translation of Greek philosophy into Latin has long been recognized as a central feature of Cicero’s philosophical works. This panel takes a new approach to this subject by bringing together a series of papers considering what these translations can tell us about Cicero as a philosophical thinker.  Together, these papers reveal the ways in which Cicero synthesizes and adapts his Greek source texts in order to produce his own, original contribution to Roman philosophical thought.
  1. Sean McConnell, University of Otago
    Epistolary Reflections on Philosophical Translation (20 mins.)
  1. Christina Maria Hoenig, University of Pittsburgh
    Cicero’s Platonic Methodology (20 mins.)
  1. Georgina Frances White, Central European University
    Pythagoreanising Tendencies in Cicero’s Translation of the Timaeus (20 mins.)
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #72
Response and Responsibility in a Postclassical World
James I. Porter, University of California, Berkeley, and Constanze Güthenke, University of Oxford, Organizers
 
Reception Studies have highlighted the dialogical moment of our actual and our imagined relationships with ancient objects and materials. “Receiving” thus implies responsiveness, and our responses variously determine our responsibilities, ethical and other, as knowing, practicing Classicists: responsibility to the historicity of the past, obligations to our discipline and its standards, and commitments to contemporary agendas beyond the Classics or the academy. What is at issue in framing responsibility towards the past in terms of either obligation or invitation? Does standing in relation to the past ever oblige us to dissidence, critique, and a resituation of our epistemologies?
 
Constanze Güthenke, University of Oxford
Introduction (10 mins.)
  1. James I. Porter, University of California, Berkeley
    Towards an Irresponsible Classics (20 mins.)
  1. Phiroze Vasunia, University College, London
    Socrates, Gandhi, Derrida (20 mins.)
  1. Brooke Holmes, Princeton University
    Situated Knowledges and the Dynamics of the Field (20 mins.)
Alastair Blanshard, University of Queensland
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (35 mins.)
 
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #73
The Anthropology of Roman Culture: Models, History, Society
William Michael Short, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Cristiano Viglietti, Università degli Studi di Siena,  Organizers
 
A common criticism of anthropological approaches when applied to past societies is that they do not always take into account the ways in which cultural configurations may transform through time, instead treating culture as monolithic, static, and atemporal. The challenge facing a new generation of Roman anthropologists is therefore to address the dynamics of Roman culture and society over time. The three panelists take up this challenge by offering case studies of how the integration of different (types of) evidence can open up a diachronic perspective on the transformation of cultural patterns over the course of Roman society’s history.
  1. Cristiano Viglietti, Università degli Studi di Siena
    Paradigm Shifts in Archaic Rome’s ‘Social Life of Things’ (30 mins.)
  1. William Michael Short, The University of Texas at San Antonio
    Diachronicity and Metaphor in Roman Conceptions of Courage (30 mins.)
  1. Colin Elliott, Indiana University Bloomington
    The Construction of Currency and Roman Imperialism (30 mins.)
Matthew Roller, The Johns Hopkins University
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #74
Popular Politics and Ancient Warfare
Michael J. Taylor, The University of Texas at Austin, Organizer
 
The goal of this panel is to examine how “bottom-up” politics influenced war and imperialism in the ancient world. It explores how various aspects of participatory politics--elections and assemblies, contested notions of citizenship and inclusion, and even demographic pressures on policy-making—interacted with the grim realities of warfare. The four papers explore how the demands and constraints of warfare influenced the developmental trajectory of participatory institutions, and also the extent that political participation influenced the efficacy of military operations.
 
Eric W. Robinson, Indiana University, Bloomington
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Matt Simonton, Arizona State University
    Political Hoplites: Infantry against Oligarchy in Classical Greece (20 mins.)
  1. Timothy Doran, California State University, Los Angeles
    Population Politics and Spartan Imperialism (20 mins.)
  1. David Rosenbloom, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    The Athenian Navy and Democracy: Top Down, Bottom Up or Topsy Turvy? (20 mins.)
  1. Michael J. Taylor, The University of Texas at Austin
    Suffragium legionis: Popular Politics and the Army in the Middle-Republic (20 mins.)
Eric W. Robinson, Indiana University, Bloomington
Response (15 mins.)
 
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #75
“Theism” and Related Categories in the Study of Ancient Religions
Organized by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Jeff Brodd, California State University, Sacramento, and Nancy Evans, Wheaton College, Organizers
 
Jeff Brodd, California State University, Sacramento
Introduction (5 mins.)
 
Nancy Evans, Wheaton College
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Jaclyn Neel, York University
    Divine Cicero and Pious Clodius: Invective in the De Domo Sua (20 mins.)
  1. Jacob Latham, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Imperial Cult in the pompa circensis (20 mins.)
  1. Trevor Luke, Florida State University
    Healing Emperors and Healing Gods (20 mins.)
  1. Frederick Brenk, Pontifical Biblical Institute
    Pagan Monotheism and Pagan Cult (20 mins.)
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session #76
Imitation in Medieval Latin Literature
Organized by the Medieval Latin Studies Group
Bret Mulligan, Haverford College, Organizer
  1. Ian Fielding, University of Oxford
    Imitation as Reincarnation? Rutilius, Messalla, and ‘Ouidius rediuiuus’ at the Thermae Taurinae (20 mins.)
  1. Carey Fleiner, University of Winchester
    Classical Poetry and a Carolingian Problem: Ermoldus Nigellus (829) and His Adaptation of Exile Poetry in his Verse-Epistle Ad Pippinum Regnum (20 mins.)
  1. Pedro Baroni Schmidt, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
    Archpoet’s Archicancellarie, vir discrete mentis: Ovidian Imitation and its Metapoetical Implications (20 mins.)
  1. Justin Haynes, University of California, Los Angeles
    Interpreting Twelfth-Century Imitation of the Classics: Walter of Châtillon’s Imitation of the Aeneid in the Exordium of the Alexandreis (20 mins.)
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 

Ninth Paper Session

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #77
Gender Trouble in Latin Narrative Poetry
Sarah Lindheim, University of California, Santa Barbara, Presider
  1. Alexandra Daly, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Camilla and the Name and Fame of Ornytus the Beast-Rouser at Aeneid 11.686-689 (20 mins.)
  1. Caitlin Halasz, University of California, Los Angeles
    Weaving, Writing, and Failed Communication in Ovid’s Heroides (20 mins.)
  1. Reina Callier, University of Colorado Boulder
    Making Livia Divine: Carmentis, Hersilia, and Ovid’s Poetic Power (20 mins.)
  1. Amy Koenig, Harvard University
    Non opus est verbis: An Imperial Reading of Lucretia in Fasti 2 (20 mins.)
  1. Anna Beek, University of St. Thomas
    Reporting an Underreported Crime: Arethusa in the Metamorphoses (2o mins.)
  1. Patrick Burns, Fordham University
    Erotic Distraction in Lucan’s Bellum Civile (20 mins.)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #78
New Studies in Asymmetric Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Michael G. Seaman, DePauw University, Organizer

Ancient warfare has enjoyed something of a renaissance since the publication of Victor Davis Hanson’s The Western Way of War. Despite the vast outpouring of scholarship, one aspect of ancient military history has remained mostly elusive:  asymmetric warfare, or conflict between belligerents “who have disparate military capabilities and strategies” (RAND). Hanson’s emphasis on the decisive battle as the focus of attention in the “western way of war” has caused many to lose sight of the number of other forms of unconventional warfare that were frequently employed by Greeks and Romans alike. This panel brings together five new studies representing different areas of asymmetric warfare employed by the Greeks and Romans in the ancient Mediterranean world.

  1. Frank S. Russell, Transylvania University
    The Wolves of Attica: Xenophon and the Evolution of Cavalry in Asymmetric Warfare (20 mins.)
  1. John Friend, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Unfulfilled Potential? The Skirmisher in Greek Warfare ca. 431-362 B.C. (20 mins.)
  1. Michael G. Seaman, DePauw University
    The Advent of the Night Sortie in Siege Warfare (20 mins.)
  1. Lee L. Brice, Western Illinois University
    Insurgency and its Application in the Ancient World (20 mins.)
  1. Lawrence Tritle, Loyola Marymount University
    Deserts Called Peace: Towards a New Roman Way of War (20 mins.)
General Discussion (30 mins.)
 
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #79
Homeric Poetics at the Dawn of Christianity
Tim Whitmarsh, University of Cambridge, Organizer
  1. Emma Greensmith, University of Cambridge
    Quintus’ Homer Illusion and the Proem of the Posthomerica (30 mins.)
  1. Lawrence Kim, Trinity University
    Sophistication and Homeric Citation in Philostratus’ Lives of the Sophists (30 mins.)
  1. Emily Kneebone, University of Cambridge
    Circling Time: Aion in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca (30 mins.)
  1. Tim Whitmarsh, University of Cambridge
    Maronian Nectar: Nonnus, Homer and Vergil (30 mins.)
  1. Pavlos Avlamis, University of Oxford / University of Cambridge
    Pagan Vision and Christian Voice in Eudocia’s De martyrio sancti Cypriani (30 mins.)
 
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #80
Ancient Athletics and the Modern Olympics: History, Ideals, and Ideology
Charles H. Stocking, University of Western Ontario, and Paul Christesen, Dartmouth College, Organizers
 
There is no place in the modern world where the Classical tradition has had a more visible and global impact than the Olympic Games. Earlier research on the relationship between the ancient and modern Olympics has been productively dedicated to debunking popular Olympic myths and traditions such as the Olympic truce, torch race, etc. This panel, however, seeks to move beyond the discourse of historical difference in order to consider in more precise detail how the ancient athletic tradition and its interpretation have given shape to some of the most profoundly constitutive ideals and ideologies of modernity.
 
Charles H. Stocking, University of Western Ontario
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Paul Christesen, Dartmouth College
    Pulling the Pieces Together: Social Capital and the Olympics, Ancient and Modern (25 mins.)
  1. Charles H. Stocking, University of Western Ontario
    The Aesthetics of Hellenism in the Modern Olympics (25 mins.)
  1. Zinon Papakonstantinou, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Minas Minoides, Philostratus’ Gymnastikos and the Nineteenth Century Greek Olympic Movement (25 mins.)
  1. Stamatia Dova, Hellenic College
    Pindar in 1896 and the Poetics of the First Modern Olympiad (25 mins.)
General Discussion (40 mins.)
 
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #81
Ancient Greek Personal Religion
Julia Kindt, The University of Sydney, Organizer
 
Julia Kindt, The University of Sydney
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Christopher Faraone, The University of Chicago
    Recipes for Domestic Rituals in the Greek Magical Handbooks (20 mins.)
  1. Valeria Piano, Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa)
    Appeasing Souls and Removing Hindering Daimones: Column VI of the Derveni Papyrus and its Religious Significance (20 mins.)
  1. Matthew Paul James Dillon, University of New England (Australia)
    Greek Divination as Personal Religion: The Divining Self as Independent of Polis Religion (20 mins.)
  1. Hannah Willey, University of Cambridge
    Testing the Limits of Personal Religion and Civic Identity: The Case of Xenophon at Scillus (20 mins.)
  1. Lucia Maddalena Tissi, University of Florence
    Silence as a Sign of Personal Contact with God(s): New Perspectives on a Religious Attitude (20 mins.)
General Discussion (20 mins.)
 
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #82
Women and Water
Organized by the Women’s Classical Caucus
Chiara Sulprizio, Independent Scholar, and Sarah Blake, York University, Organizers
 
This panel explores the relationship between women and water and the association of water with femininity as it manifests itself in Aristophanic comedy, in Hippocratic texts on pregnancy and childbirth, in Roman religious contexts and in the literary works of Vergil and Ovid, as well as in the archaeological remains of Roman bath-houses.
  1. Anise K. Strong, Western Michigan University
    Well-washed Whores: Prostitutes, Brothels and Water Usage in the Roman Empire (20 mins.)
  1. David Wright, Rutgers University
    Annie Get your Jug: Anna Perenna and Water in the Aeneid (20 mins.)
  1. Anna Bonnell-Freidin, Princeton University
    Fluid Dynamics: Interpreting Reproductive Risk in Greco-Roman Medicine (20 mins.)
  1. Maryline Parca, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/University of San Diego, and Carl Anderson, Michigan State University
    Women, Water, and Politics in Aristophanic Comedy (20 mins.)
  1. Bridget Langley, University of Washington
    Female Plumbers in the Metamorphoses: Women Talking Water (20 mins.)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #83
Herculaneum in Word and Text
Organized by the American Friends of Herculaneum
David Sider, New York University, Organizer
  1. Richard Janko, University of Michigan
    Editing in Three Dimensions: The Papyri from Herculaneum (20 mins.)
  1. Sonya Wurster, The University of Melbourne
    Philodemus’ De dis 1 and Understanding Epicurean πρόληψις (20 mins.)
  1. Michael McOsker, University of Michigan
    Demetrius Laco’s Citations and Literary Culture (15 mins.)
  1. Sarah Hendriks, University of Oxford
    The Latin Papyri from Herculaneum (15 mins.)
  1. Erika Zimmerman Damer, University of Richmond, Holly Sypniewski, Milsaps College, and Rebecca Benefiel, Washington & Lee University
    The Herculaneum Graffiti Project: Ancient Wall Inscriptions and Digital Humanities (20 mins.)
General Discussion (10 mins.)
 
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #84
The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students
Organized by Eta Sigma Phi
David H. Sick, Rhodes College, Organizer
 
This session explores the state of the discipline through the research of undergraduate classicists.  Undergraduates were invited to submit papers for presentation at the annual meeting, and the submissions were vetted by a panel of scholars appointed by Eta Sigma Phi, the national honor society for classical studies. The five papers chosen reflect the diversity of the discipline, ranging in topic from Homer to Pompeian graffiti and applying a variety of methodological approaches. Erich S. Gruen, Professor of History and Classics Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and former President of the SCS, will comment. 
  1. Joshua Benjamins, Hillsdale College
    “ἵνα κλέος ἐσθλὸν ἄροιτο κεῖσ’ ἐλθών”: Kleos in the Voyage of Telemachus (15 mins.)
  1. Mason Johnson, Rhodes College
    Subdivisions: The Containment of Femininity in Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae (15 mins.)
  1. Emma Vanderpool, Monmouth College
    The Sparrow before Catullus (15 mins.)
  1. Rachelle Ferguson, Hillsdale College
    Incertas umbras: The Mysterious Pastoral in Vergil’s Eclogues (15 mins.)
  1. Hayley Barnett, Beloit College
    The Lack of a rogator and its Implications in Pompeian Electoral programmata (20 mins.)
Erich S. Gruen, University of California, Berkeley
Response (20 mins)
 
General Discussion (15 mins.)
 
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session #85
Experimentation: Querying the Body in Ancient Medicine
Organized by the Society for Ancient Medicine
Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, Organizer
 
For some decades, the experiment has functioned within the history of science as a privileged site for understanding the production of scientific knowledge as a mode of praxis amenable to sociological and historical as well as philosophical analysis.  This panel represents a range of new approaches to the status of the experiment in ancient medicine, with particular attention to the question of defining the nature and functions of these experiments vis-à-vis other forms of knowledge and knowledge production in antiquity, later experiments in the history of science and medicine, and the political and cultural contexts of ancient medical experimentation.
 
Brooke Holmes, Princeton University
Introduction (5 mins.)
  1. Luis Alejandro Salas, Washington University in St. Louis
    Cutting Words: Polemical Dimensions of Galen’s Anatomical Experiments (20 mins.)
  1. Paul Keyser, Independent Scholar
    The Sliding Scale of Experiment-Kinds (20 mins.)
  1. Ralph Rosen, University of Pennsylvania
    Hippocratic Experimentation and Poetic Simile in Homer (20 mins.)
  1. Marquis Berrey, The University of Iowa
    Kingship, Symposia, Gift-Exchange: The Scientific Self at Ptolemaic Courts (20 mins.)
General Discussion (65 mins.)


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