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Thursday, January 3

Friday, January 4

Saturday, January 5

Sunday, January 6

Last Revised - October 15, 2018

Thursday, January 3

Zero Paper Session (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Session 1: Late Antique Literary Developments (Edward Watts, University of California, San Diego, presiding)

Mary Jett (St. Francis College)

"Aphrahat the Persian Sage: Testimony to Constantine and the Roman-Persian Wars"

Christopher Lougheed (University of Alberta)

"The War with Gildo and the Publication of the Letters of Symmachus"

Kathleen Kirsch (The Catholic University of America)

"The Face of Vice: The Monsters of the 'Psychomachia'"

David Ungvary (Bard College)

"The Poet and the Virgin: Avitus of Vienne's Ascetic Aesthetic"

Stevie Hull (Brown University)

"The Interdisciplinary Teacher: Augustine's 'Contra Academicos' as a Dialogue about Rhetoric"

Peter O'Connell (University of Georgia)

"Imitation and Emulation in Gregory Nazianzus' 'On His Own Affairs'"

Session 2: Principles and Practices of Greek Historiography (Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University, presiding)

Joseph Zehner (University of Virginia)

"Hecataeus' Heroic Boast: Personal and Impersonal Genealogies in Archaic Greek Literature"

C. Sydnor Roy (Texas Tech University)

"Cyrus the Cupbearer: Near Eastern Influence in Ctesias' Persica"

Tobias Joho (Universität Bern)

"Croesus in Conversation: Past Tense and Dramatic Form in Herodotus"

Regina Loehr (Furman University)

"Empathy and Ancient Historiography"

Alexander Skufca (Florida State University)

"Diodorus, Roman Generals, and Ptolemaic Egypt"

Scott Arcenas (Stanford University)

"The Impact of Evidentiary Bias on Macro-Level Approaches to Greek History"

Session 3: Roman Political Self-Representation (Josiah Osgood, Georgetown University, presiding)

Carolyn Tobin (Princeton University)

"The Funerary Monument of Lucius Munatius Plancus and Aristocratic Self-Representation"

Adam Littlestone-Luria (University of California, Berkeley)

"A Community of 'Second Selves': The Alter Ego Dynamic and the Nature of Aristocratic Influence in the Late Republic"

John Lobur (University of Mississippi)

"Proletarian Tobacco and Augustan Wine"

Zachary Herz (Columbia University)

"Bureaucratic Consistency and Dynastic Continuity: The Case of Titus"

Cynthia Susalla (University of Pennsylvania)

"Contested Recycling: Conflicting Heritage Values in Dio Chrysostom's Rhodian Oration"

Timothy Hart (University of Michigan)

"Aemulatio Traiani? Constantine's Restored Dacia and the Tervingi"

Session 4: Satire (James Uden, Boston University, presider)

James Faulkner (University of Michigan)

"What Does Lucilius Mean by Saturae?"

Marcie Persyn (University of Pennsylvania)

"Before the Ars Poetica: Poema and Poesis in Lucilius and Varro"

Maya Chakravorty (Boston University)

"Memory, Origins, and Fiction in Juvenal's Satire 3"

Scheherazade Khan (University of Pennsylvania)

"Friend or Enemy?: Humor and Contradiction in Juvenal 11-13"

Thomas Bolt (University of Texas at Austin)

"Satire and Epic: The Case of Statius' Thebaid"

Session 5: Law, Money, and Politics (Paula Perlman, University of Texas at Austin, presiding)

Evan Vance (University of California, Berkeley)

"Public Finance in Archaic Crete? The Poinikistas of Datala Revisited"

J. Andrew Foster (Fordham University)

"Tax Symmories as Micro-Credit Syndicates: The Grain Tax Law in 4th Century Athens"

Tim Sorg (Stanford University)

"The Temple of Artemis on Lemnos: Athenian Land Allotment and Imperial Banking in the Fifth Century BCE"

Talia Prussin (University of California, Berkeley)

"The Afterlives of Royal Land Grants"

Dennis Alley (Cornell University)

"Satchmo in Macedon? Reframing Euripides' Macedonian 'Exile'"

Jared Kreiner (University of Chicago)

"Patterns in Anti-Fiscal Revolts of the Julio-Claudian Period"

Friday, January 4

First Paper Session (8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

Session 6: Special 150th Panel - Mapping the Classical World Since 1869: Past and Future Directions (Organized by Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Georgia Irby (College of William & Mary)

"Greek and Roman Mapping"

Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"Modern Mapping Before Digitization"

Tom Elliott (New York University)

"What Difference Has Digitization Made?"

Lindsay Holman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"What has the Ancient World Mapping Center Done for Us"

Elizabeth Wolfram Thrill (IUPUI)

"Rome's Marble Plan: Progress and Prospects"

Session 7: Culture and Society in Greek, Roman and Byzantine Egypt (Organized by the American Society of Papyrologists and Giovanni R. Ruffini, Fairfield University)

Christelle Fischer-Bovet (University of Southern California)

"Judean Immigration to Egypt in the 2nd Century BC"

Andrew Hogan (Yale University)

"A New Understanding of the State Auction Process(es) in Egypt"

Gabi Stewart (University of Oxford)

"The Development of Papyrology in North America"

Giuseppina di Bartolo (Koeln)

"Final and Consecutive Clauses in the Greek Documentary Papyri of the Roman Period"
Jane Sancinito (University of Pennsylvania)

"Keeping Up with the Apollonii: Social and Economic Strategy and Choice Among Merchants in Roman Egypt"

Session 8: Epic Gods, Imperial City: Religion and Ritual in Latin Epic from Beginnings to Late Antiquity (Organized by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Sandra Blakely, Emory University, and Nancy Evans, Wheaton College)

Jeff Brodd (California State University, Sacramento)

"The Aeneid, Book VI: Vergil's Dream of the Afterlife"

Julia Hejduk (Baylor University)

"Sacrificial Acrostics and the Fall of Great Cities in Latin Epic"

Kira Jones (Emory University)

"Pallas Priamque Deorum: Minerva in Flavian Epic and Religion"

Anke Walter (Newcastle University)

"Festive Days in Statius' Thebaid"

Laura K. Roesch (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

"Travels with Martyrs: Epic Journey Motifs and Sacred Landscapes in Late Antique Poetry"

Session 9: Truth to Power: Literary, Rhetorical, and Philosophical Responses to Autocratic Rule in the Roman Empire (Organized by the International Plutarch Society, Jeffrey Beneker, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Maria Vamvouri Ruffy (University of Lausanne)

"Creating Polytopic and De-Centered Identities: A Greek Answer to Exile Imposed by the Roman Policy?"

Brad Buszard (Christopher Newport University)

"Political Παρρησία in Plutarch: When Does it Work?"

Christopher Fuhrmann (University of North Texas)

"Roman Governors, 'Greek Failings,' and the Political World of Plutarch and Dio Chrysostom"

Irene Morrison-Moncure (New York University)

"Poetics of Political Fear: Lucan and the Neronian Age of Anxiety"

Zsuzsa Varhelyi (Boston University)

"Friendship with the Powerful? Perspectives Pro and Con in the Roman Empire"

Session 10: Classical and Early Modern Epic: Comparative Approaches and New Perspectives (Organized by the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception, Pramit Chaudhuri, University of Texas at Austin, Caroline Stark, Howard University, and Ariane Schwartz, I Tatti Renaissance Library)

Adriana Vazquez (University of California, Los Angeles)


Richard H. Armstrong (University of Houston)

"Emerging Markets and Transnational Interactions in Translation and Epicization: The Case of Spain 1549-1569"

Maxim Rigaux (University of Chicago)

"The Epics of Lepanto: Between Tradition and Innovation"

Viola Starnone (Independent Scholar)

"Virgil's Venus-virgo in Christian Early Modern Epic"

Susanna Braund (University of British Columbia)

"Travesty: The Ultimate Domestication of Epic"

Ralph Hexter (University of California, Davis)


Session 11: Theatre and Social Justice: The Work of Luis Alfaro (Organized by Nancy S. Rabinowitz, Hamilton College, Mary Louise Hart, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Melinda Powers, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Nancy S. Rabinowitz (Hamilton College)


Mary Louise Hart (J. Paul Getty Museum)

"Family, Fate, and Magic: An Introduction to the Greek Adaptations of Luis Alfaro"
Amy Richlin (University of California, Los Angeles)

"Immigrants in Time"

Tom Hawkins (The Ohio State University)

"9-1-1 is a Joke in Yo Town: Justice in Alfaro's Borderlands"

Rosa Andujar (King's College London)

"Chorus and Comunidad in Alfaro's Electricidad and Oedipus El Ray"

Jessica Kubzansky (The Theatre @ Boston Court)

"Directing Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles"

Melinda Powers (John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)


Session 12: The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students (Organized by Eta Sigma Phi, David H. Sick, Rhodes College)

David Bicknell (Stockton University)

"The Role of Parmenides' Goddess as Θέα Δαίμων"

M. Katherine Pyne-Jaeger (Cornell University)

"'Your Marriage Murders Mine': The Moral Consciousness of the Tragic Virgin"

Molly Schaub (University of Michigan)

"Hot Topics: Aristophanes' Acharnians and Charcoal Production"
Sophia Decker (University of Kentucky)

"Dorians are Allowed to Speak Doric: Theocritus' Idyll XV in the Context of Panhellenization"

Katie Hillery (Hillsdale College)

"Advancing an Eschatological Conversation: An Interpretation of Via Latina's 'Hercules Cycle' Through the Eyes of the Late Antique Roman Viewer"

John Marincola (Florida State University)


Session 13: Reception and National Traditions (Marsha McCoy, Southern Methodist University, presiding)

Jacobo Myerston (University of California, San Diego)

"Greek Andes: Briceño Guerrero and the Latin American Tragedy"

James Uden (Boston University)

"Ventriloquizing the Classics: Cicero and Early American Gothic"

Andrew Porter (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)

"From Homer to Lescarbot: The Iliad's Influence on the First North American Drama"

Emilio Capettini (University of California, Santa Barbara)

"'Ne quid detrimenti capiat res publica': The Senatus Consultum Ultimum and a Print of George Washington"

Kelly Nguyen (Brown University)

"Classical Reception within the Vietnamese Diaspora"

Session 14: Greek Political Thought (Josiah Ober, Stanford University, presiding)

Ted Parker (University of Toronto)

"Philanthrōpia, Democracy, and the Proof of Power"

Georgia Tsouni (Center for Hellenic Studies)

"Citizens' Wisdom and (Other Arguments for) the Defense of Moderate Democracy in Aristotle's Politics"

Collin Hilton (Bryn Mawr College)

"Plutarch's Hellish Cures for Ardiaeus: The Myth of Thespesius and the Occlusion of Plato's 'Incurables'"

William Morison (Grand Valley State University)

"The Poet and the Virgin: Avitus of Vienne's Ascetic Aesthetic"

Edwin Carawan (Missouri State University)

"Law's Measure: Aischines 3.199-200"

Session 15: Playing with Time (Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College, presiding)

Abigail Buglass (University of Edinburgh)

"Swerving Atoms and Changing Times: Lucretius and his Readers in Late Antiquity"

Christopher Dobbs (University of Missouri - Columbia)

"Unlucky in Love: Games of Chance and Amatory Strategies in Roman Elegy"

Lauren Miller (University of California, Berkeley)

"Stop the Clock! Time in Apuleius' Apology"

Samuel Kindick (University of Colorado Boulder)

"Rebuilding Rome: Reading Ovid's Fasti as a Chronological History of the City of Rome"

Bobby Xinyue (Center for the Study of the Renaissance)

"To be Completed: The Poetry of July to December in Neo-Latin Fasti-poems"

Second Paper Session (10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

Session 16: Special 150th Panel - From APA to SCS: 150 Years of Professional Classics in North America (Organized by Matthew M. McGowan, Fordham University)

Matthew M. McGowan (Fordham University)


Eric Adler (University of Maryland)

"1869: The Year that Changed Classical Studies in America"

Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University)

"African American Members of the Society for Classical Studies: A Census of Affiliations (1875-1938)"

Lee T. Pearcy (Bryn Mawr College)

"Speaking as a Classicist: The APA/SCS and American Politics"

Ward Briggs (University of South Carolina)

"Opening the Gates: The American Philological Association/Society for Classical Studies 1970-2019"

Session 17: Theorizing Africana Receptions (Organized by Eos: Africana Receptions of Greece and Rome, Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Brown University, and Caroline Stark, Howard University)

Anja Bettenworth (University of Cologne)

"The Reception of St. Augustine in Modern Maghrebian Novels"

Ellen Cole Lee (Connecticut College)

"Reader-Response to Racism: Audre Lorde and Seneca on Anger"

Sarah Derbew (Harvard University)

"Bodies in Dissent"

Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky)


Session 18: Academic Mentoring in Classics (Organized by the K-12 Education Committee, Ariana Traill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Keely Lake, Wayland Academy)

Ariana Traill (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Keely Lake (Wayland Academy)


Jane Brinley (The School Without Walls, Washington D.C.)

"School Without Walls Internship Program"

Giselle Furlonge (St. Andrew's School)

"Mentoring in Independent Schools"

Session 19: The Cosmic-Text: Metapoetics and Philosophy in Latin Literature (Organized by Peter Kelly, University of Oregon and the National University of Ireland, Galway)

Peter Kelly (University of Oregon and the National University of Ireland, Galway)


Gordon Campbell (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

"Summoning Forth the Gods in Lucretius: An Idealist Interpretation of Venus and Mars"

Peter Kelly (University of Oregon and the National University of Ireland, Galway)

"Designing Materialism: Ovid's Armillary Sphere and the Phaedo"

Darcy Krasne (Columbia University)

"Sailing the High(er) Seas: Manilius's Celestial Traces in Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica"

Stephen Wheeler (Pennsylvania State University)

"Another Look at Proserpina's Cosmic Text in Claudian's De Raptu Proserpinae"

Session 20: Animated Antiquity: A Showcase of Cartoon Representations of Ancient Greece and Rome (Workshop; Organized by Chiara Sulprizio, Vanderbilt University)

Ray Laurence (Macquarie University)


Andrew Park (Cognitive Media LLC)


Session 21: Re-Evaluating Herakles-Hercules in the Twenty-First Century (Organized by Emma Stafford, University of Leeds)

This panel is organized by the Classical Association (CA) of the UK in accordance with a reciprocal agreement between SCS and CA.

Alastair Blanshard (University of Queensland, Brisbane)


Karl Galinsky (University of Texas at Austin)

"Herakles/Vajrapani, the Buddha"

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Cardiff University)

"Hercules' Birthday Suit: Performing Heroic Nudity between Athens and Amsterdam"

Emma Stafford (University of Leeds)

"'I Shall Sing of Herakles': Writing a Hercules Oratorio for the Twenty-First Century"

Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque)

"How the Rock became Rockules: Dwayne Johnson's Star Text in Hercules (2014)"

Session 22: The Writing on the Wall: The Intersection of Flavian Literary and Material Culture (Organized by Antonios Augoustakis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emma Buckley, University of St. Andrews, and Claire Stocks, Newcastle University)

Antonios Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Virginia Closs (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

"Incendiary Memories: The Intermediality of Nero in Flavian Poetics and Politics"

Emma Buckley (University of St. Andrews)

"Domitianic 'Arachnes' and 'Lucretias': An Inter-discursive Perspective"

Claire Stocks (Newcastle University)

"Identifying Demi-gods: Augustus, Domitian, and Hercules"

Salvador Bartera (Mississippi State University)

"The Memory of Fire and the Rebuilding of the City"

Raymond D. Marks (University of Missouri, Columbia)


Session 23: Attic Oratory (William Bubelis, Washington University in St. Louis, presiding)

Robert Morley (The University of Iowa)

"How to Talk about Money in Attic Oratory: Insults and Iambos"

Mitchell Parks (Knox College)

"Reapportioning Honors: Intertextuality in Against Leptines"

Allison Glazebrook (Brock University)

"(Dis)Placing Timarchos: The Use of Place in Aeschines 1"

Allison Das (The Kinkaid School)

"Prognosis as a Measure of Excellence: Medical Language in Demosthenes' On the Crown"

Session 24: Latin Prose Interaction (Christina Kraus, Yale University, presiding)

Jackie Elliott (University of Colorado Boulder)

"Cicero, Brutus 63-9 and the History of Cato's Origines"

Christopher van den Berg (Amherst College)

"Statuary Analogies and Cicero's Judgment of Caesar's Style (Brutus 262)"

Cynthia Bannon (Indiana University)

"Legal Humor and Republican Political Culture (Cic. De Orat. 2.284)"

Kevin Scahill (University of Virginia)

"Lucius Anicius Gallus, Conqueror and Tripartite Divider"

Session 25: Greek Semantics (Lesley Dean Jones, University of Texas at Austin, presiding)

Milena Anfosso (University of California, Los Angeles; Paris-Sorbonne University)

"Timotheus of Miletus' Persae, 147-148: A New Possible Semantic Interpretation"

Rik Peters (University of Chicago)

"Who's Afraid of Wonder? θαῦμα and θάμβος"

Carlo DaVia (Fordham University)

"ΣΥΝΕΣΙΣ: Insight into (its) Deeper Meaning in Classical Greece"

Kassandra Miller (Union College)

"How Long Does the 'Right Time' Last? Kairos in Galen's On Crises and On Hygiene"

Third Paper Session (1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)

Session 26: Lightning Talks #1 - Pedagogy (Mary Jaeger, University of Oregon, Presiding)

Molly Harris (University of Wisconsin-Madison) "The Student Becomes the Classicist: Engaging and Empowering Students in the Classroom"
Kristina A. Meinking (Elon University) "Learning Latin, Learning How to Learn: Student Agency, Identity, and Resilience"
Amy R. Cohen (Randolph College) "Open Access Pedagogy, Seeking a Sustainable Model"
Sean Easton (Gustavus Adolphus College) "Using Conflict Analysis in History and Civilization Courses"
Kelly P. Dugan (University of Georgia) "Using Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Greek and Latin Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Socially Conscious Classics Pedagogy"
Wilfred Major (Louisiana State University) "Teaching Beginning Greek Online"
Aaron L. Beek (University of Memphis) "The Pedagogy, Perils and Pitfalls of Graphic Novels in the Classroom"
Arlene Holmes-Henderson (University of Oxford) "Operation #TeachClassics: Sharing Successful Strategies from the UK for Boosting Classics Teaching in High Schools"
Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester College) "Teaching with the Satyrica: Open Educational Resources for Intermediate Latin"
Session 27: Didactic Prose (Christopher Whitton, University of Cambridge, presiding)
Byron MacDougall (Brown University) "In Good Form: Hermogenes and the Didactic Strategy of On Forms of Style"
Trevor Luke (Florida State University) "Empire of Magic: Imperial Historiography in Pliny the Elder's History of Magic"
Rachel Love (Yale University) "Epitome in the Age of Empire: Florus and the (Re)Written Republic"
Clare Woods (Duke University) "In the Margins: Humanist Scholars on Pliny in Print"
Wesley Hanson (University of Pennsylvania) "Animal Speech, Sermo, and Imperialism in Pliny the Elder's Natural History"
Victoria Austen-Perry (King's College London) "Columella's Prose Preface: A Paratextual Reading of De Re Rustica Book 10"
Session 28: Allegory, Poetics, and Symbol in Neoplatonic Texts (Organized by the International Society for Neo-Platonic Studies and Sara Ahbel-Rappe, University of Michigan)
James Ambury (Kings College Penn) "The Use of Allegory in Late Neoplatonic Psychagogy"
Alex Tarbet (University of Michigan) "Gymnasia for the Soul: Proclus and the First Lines of the Parmenides"
Matteo Milesi (University of Michigan) "Proclus on Analogy"
Ilaria Ramelli (Milan) "The Philosophical Allegoresis of Plato and Scripture in Numenius, Origen and Amelius"
Joshua Renfro (University of Texas) "Apuleius' Use of the Philosophical Allegory"
David Morphew (University of Michigan) "Augustine, Manichaeism, and the Allegorical Interpretation of Creation: Foundations of an Androcentric Anthropology"
Session 29: "African Americans and the Classics," by Margaret Malamud (Organized by the Committee on Diversity in the Profession, Victoria E. Pagán, University of Florida)
Shelley Haley (Hamilton College) "Response to Margaret Malamud, African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity, Abolition and Activism"
Daniel R. Moy (Harvard Kennedy School of Government) "Response to Margaret Malamud, African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity, Abolition and Activism"
Heidi Morse (University of Michigan) "Response to Margaret Malamud, African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity, Abolition and Activism"
Nicole A. Spigner (Columbia College Chicago) "Historical [Re]constructions: Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood and Proto-Afrocentric Classicism"
Margaret Malamud (New Mexico State University) Response
Session 30: Ovid (Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College, Presiding)
Zackary Rider (University of South Carolina) "Gendering the Golden Age in Ovid's Ars Amatoria"
Andrew Ficklin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) "Ovid's Cadmus, Herculean Cattle-Thief?"
India Watkins (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) "Juno and Diana's Revenge: The Use of Satiare in Ovid's Metamorphoses"
Rebecca Sears (Tulane University) "With Clashing Bronze and Shrieking Pipes: Ovid's Representations of the Sound of (Mystery Cult) Music"
Anastasia Belinskaya (Florida State University) "Watch Janus Looking at Cranaë: A Reconsideration of Janus in Ovid's Fasti"

Session 31: Epigraphic Approaches to Multilingualism and Multilingual Societies in the Ancient Mediterranean (Joint AIA-SCS Session, organized by Marco Santini, Princeton University, and Georgios Tsolakis, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

Marco Santini (Princeton University) Introduction
Beatrice Pestarino (University College London) "Beyond the Text: Socio-Political Implications in Cypriot Bilingual Inscriptions"
Leon Battista Borsano (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) "The Xanthos Trilingual and Beyond: Interlingual Patterns in Greek-Lycian-Aramaic Inscriptions"
Marco Santini (Princeton University) "Fron Text to Monument: Sociolinguists and Epigraphy in the Bilingual Funerary Inscriptions from Lycia"
Georgios Tsolakis (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World) "'It seems that they are using the Carian Language': Multilingualism, Assimilation, and Acculturation in Caria"
Thea Sommerschield (University of Oxford) "Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Written Practice: Western Sicily"
Olivia Elder (University of Cambridge) "Multilingual Cityscapes: Language and Diversity in the Ancient City"
Joshua T. Katz (Princeton University) and Emily Cole (University of California, Berkeley) Response
Session 32: Hannibal's Legacy (Organized by Jeremy Armstrong, University of Auckland, and Fred Drogula, Providence College)
Fred Drogula (Providence College) "The Roman Senate in the Third Century BC"
Cary Barber (University of Oregon) "Cycles of Death and Renewal: Stabilizing and Destabilizing Forces in the Republican Senate"
Jeremy Armstrong (University of Auckland) "Early Rome, After the War"
Anne Truetzel (Princeton University) "'Doing their Bit': Remembering Women's Contributions during the Second Punic War"
Eve MacDonald (Cardiff University) "'A Death More Becoming to Himself' Gender Role Reversal, Carthaginian Female Suicide and the Roman Imagination"
John Serrati (Ottawa University) "Sicily and the Second Punic War: The (Re)Organization of Rome's First Province"
Session 33: Feminist Re-Visionings: Twentieth-Century Women Writers and Classics (Organized by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris, University of Lille, and Emily Hauser, Harvard University)
Sheila Murnaghan (University of Pennsylvania) "Inside Stories: Amateurism and Activism in the Classical Works of Naomi Mitchison"
Isobel Hurst (Goldsmiths, University of London) "Edith Wharton and Classical Antiquity: From Victorian to Modern"
Emily Hauser (Harvard University) "Re-visioning Classics: Adrienne Rich and the Critique of 'Old Texts'"
Elena Theodorakopoulos (University of Birmingham) "The Silencing of Laura Riding"
Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (University of Lille) "Marguerite Yourcenar's Sappho (Feux, La Couronne et la Lyre) and Lesbian Paris in the Early Twentieth Century"
Session 34: Political Enculturation (Matthew Roller, Johns Hopkins Univeristy, presiding)
Cameron Pearson (University of Warsaw) "Social Mobility and Athletics in Archaic Greece"
Emmanuel Aprilakis (Rutgers University) "Where's the Beef? The Athletic Diet and its Resentment in Antiquity"
Gregory Callaghan (University of Pennsylvania) "Metus Pyrrhi: The Effects of the Pyrrhic Invasion on Roman International Relations"
Noah Segal (University of California, Santa Barbara) "Youthful Military Service and Aristocratic Values in the Late Roman Republic"
Jeffrey Easton (University of Toronto) "A Case-Study of Intergenerational Participation in Roman Professional Associations"
Ching-Yuan Wu (University of Pennsylvania) "Evidence for a Regional Assembly in Coastal Paphlagonia in the Julio-Claudian Period"

Presidential Panel: "Global Classics" (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Omar Daniele Alvarez Salas (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)  
Obert Bernard Mlambo (University of Zimbabwe)  
Ophelia Riad (University of Cairo)  
Harish Trivedi (Delhi University)  
Jinyu Liu (DePauw University and Shanghai Normal University)  

Saturday, January 5

All-Day Workshop (8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Ancient MakerSpaces: Digital Tools for Classical Scholarship (Organized by David M. Ratzan, New York University)
8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:40 Chelsea Gardner (University of British Columbia) "From Stone to Screen and the DIY Method: Digitization, Integration, and You"
9:50-10:30 Bret Mulligan (Haverford College) "CommentarySandbox: Creating Custom Digital Commentaries for the Classroom"
10:40-11:20 Valeria Vitale (Institute of Classical Studies) "Mapping Text with Recogito"
11:30-12:30 Lightning Presentations
12:30-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-1:40 Scott Aaron Lepisto (Hillsdale College) "Make Your Own Ancient Studies Podcast"
1:50-2:30 Caitlin Marley (University of Iowa) "Analyzing Ciceronian Networks with Gephi"
2:40-3:00 David M. Ratzan (NYU) Response and Concluding Remarks

Fourth Paper Session (8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

Session 35: Special 150th Panel - Rome and the Americas: New Soundings in Classics, Art and Archaeology (Sesquicentennial Panel, Joint AIA-SCS Session, organized by Andrew Laird, Brown University, and Erika Valdivieso, Brown University)

Erika Valdivieso (Brown University) Introduction
Andrew Laird (Brown University) "American Philological Associations: Latin and Amerindian Languages"
Erika Valdivieso (Brown University) "Transformation of Roman Poetry in Colonial Latin America"
Stella Nair (University of California, Los Angeles) "Seeing Rome in the Andes: Inca Architectural History and Classical Antiquity"
Claire Lyons (J. Paul Getty Museum) "Alterae Romae? The Values of Cross-Cultural Analogy"
Greg Woolf (Institute of Classical Studies) Response

Session 36: Systems of Knowledge and Strategic Planning in Ancient Industries (Joint AIA-SCS Session, organized by Caroline Cheung, Princeton University, and Jared Benton, Old Dominion University)

Jared Benton (Old Dominion University) and Caroline Cheung (Princeton University) Introduction
Christopher F. Motz (University of Cincinnati) "Constructing Cetariae: The Role of Knowledge Networks in Building the Roman Fish Salting Industry"
Mali Skotheim (American School for Classical Studies at Athens) "Association and Archive: The Technitai of Dionysus as Keepers of Knowledge"
Jared Benton (Old Dominion University) and Caroline Cheung (Princeton University) "Invisible Trades: Apprenticeship and Systems of Knowledge in Poorly Attested Industries"
Gina Tibbott (Temple University) "Locating Energy in the Archaeological Record: A Ceramic Case Study from Pompeii, Italy"
Jenny R. Kreiger (University of Oregon) "A Painting Workshop in the Catacomb of San Gennaro, Naples"
Emily Cole (University of California, Berkeley) "No Two are the Same: Stela Production in Ptolemaic and Roman Akhmim"
Lynne Lancaster (Ohio University) and Thomas E. Levy (University of California, San Diego) Response
Session 37: Writing the History of Epigraphy and Epigraphers (Organized by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy and Sarah E. Bond, University of Iowa)
Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa) Introduction
Alastair J. L. Blanshard (University of Queensland) "Inscription Hunting and Early Travellers in the Near East: The Cases of Pococke and Chandler Compared"
Graham Oliver (Brown University) "150 Years, and More, of Teaching the Epigraphical Sciences (or, Epigraphical Training Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow)"
Daniela Summa (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften) "The Correspondence of Günther Klaffenbach and Louis Robert (1929-1972)"
Holly Sypniewski (Millsaps College) "The Method and Madness of Matteo Della Corte"
Morgan Palmer (Tulane University) "Res Gestae: The Queen of Inscriptions and the History of Epigraphers"
Session 38: What Can "Active" Latin Accomplish? (Organized by the American Classical League, Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College, and Justin Slocum Bailey, Indwelling Language)
Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College) Introduction
Tom Keeline (Washington University in St. Louis) "Aut Latine aut nihil? A Tertium Quid"
Skye Shirley (Brookline High School) "A Day in the Life of an Active Latin Teacher"
Peter Anderson (Grand Valley State University) "Comprehensible Output, Form-focused Recasts, and the New Standards"
Gregory P. Stringer (Burlington High School) "What Can Active Latin Accomplish? Well, Let Me Just Show You...Facts, Figures, and Artifacts Demonstrating the Benefits of Active Instruction"
Justin Slocum Bailey (Indwelling Language) Response
Session 39: What's Roma Got to Do with It?: Staging Romanitas in Republican Drama (Organizer Refereed Panel - Organized by T. H. M. Gellar-Goad, Wake Forest University, Viviane Sophie Klein, Boston College, and Erin K. Moodie, Purdue University)
T. H. M. Gellar-Goad, Viviane Sophie Klein, and Erin K. Moodie Introduction
Hannah Čulík-Baird (Boston University) "Staging Thebes in the 2nd Century BCE"
Seth Jeppesen (Brigham Young University) "Plautus at the Ludi Megalenses: Defining Romanitas in Pseudolus"
Christopher Jon Jelen (University of California, Berkeley) "A Surfeit of Gods: Performing Roman Polytheism in Plautus' Bacchides"
Leon Grek (Princeton University) "Lost in Translation: Mapping Cultural Displacement in the Plautine Mediterranean"
Rachel Mazzara (University of Toronto) "The Secondary World of Plautinopolis"
Session 40: Podcasting the Classics (Organized by the SCS Communications and Outreach Division, Matthew M. McGowan, Fordham University, and Curtis Dozier, Vassar College)
Curtis Dozier (Vassar College) Introduction
Doug Metzger (University of California, Davis) "Educational Podcasts: Sensical Strategies"
Peta Greenfield (Friend of the Classics) "Outside the Gaze: Podcasting Ancient Rome as Women Scholars"
Vanya Visnjic (Princeton University) "Classics for the People"
Zoe Kontes (Kenyon College) "Looted: Lessons Learned"
Andrew J. Carroll (Friend of the Classics) "Pod Save the Classics: Using Podcasts in the Secondary Classroom"
Session 41: Centering the Margins: Creating Inclusive Syllabi (Organized by Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Denison University, and Suzanne Lye, Dartmouth College)
Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University) Introduction
Suzanne Lye (Dartmouth College) "Nuts & Bolts: Building the Foundations of an Inclusive Classroom"
Amy Pistone (University of Notre Dame) "Creating Inclusive Beginning Language Courses"
Yurie Hong (Gustavus Adolphus College) "Bringing the Outside In: Incorporating Marginalized Identities and Modern Topics into an Introductory Mythology Course"
Robyn Le Blanc (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) "Creating Inclusivity with Material Culture in Civilization and History Survey Courses"
Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University) "A Diverse Ancient History for a Diversifying Classroom"
Session 42: Power and Politics in Late Antiquity (Michele Salzman, University of California, Riverside, presiding)
Chenye Shi (Stanford University) "Servants? or Usurpers?: Evaluation of the Bureaucratization Under Constantius II from a Comparative Perspective"
JaShong King (University of Ottawa) "The Three Accessions of Julian the Apostate: Social Power and the Question of Late Roman Imperial Legitimacy"
Mark Letteny (Princeton University, American Academy in Rome) "The Theodosian Code in its Christian Conceptual Frame"
Ryan Pilipow (University of Pennsylvania) "Legal Lumpiness of the Late Roman Empire"
John Fabiano (University of Toronto) "Invidia Tabernariorum: The Economic Interests of Associations in Late-Antique Rome, a Study of the Corpus Tabernariorum
Session 43: Latin Hexameter Poetry (Antonios Augoustakis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presiding)
Clifford Robinson (University of the Sciences) "The Voice of Nature and its Consolatory Force in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura"
Isaia Crosson (Columbia University) "Caesar and the Poetics of Nefas in Lucan's Civil War"
Giulio Celotto (Concordia College) "Lucan's African Monsters: The Triumph of Chaos over Cosmos in the Bellum Civile"
Jessica Blum (University of San Francisco) "Juvenal and the Lost Boys of the Argonautica: Daedalus, Jason, and the End of Roman Epic"
Adam Kozak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) "Nature's City: Nemea as Urbs Capta in Statius' Thebaid"
Session 44: Allusion and Intertext (Ellen Oliensis, University of California, Berkeley, presiding)
Mary Bachvarova (Williamette University) "The Reception of Sappho in Plato's Phaedrus in Light of the Expanded Text of Sappho 58"
Samuel Cooper (Bard Early College) "The 'Modern' Prometheus in Aristophanes' Peace and Birds"
Alexander Forte (Colgate University) "A Vergilian Revision of Homeric Repetition"
Justin Hudak (University of California, Berkeley) "The Daemon Grows: Some Offshoots of Empedocles in Horace's Ars Poetica"
Sophia Elzie (Agnes Scott College) "Beyond Ornamentation: Seneca, Vergil's Aeneid, and the Interlocutor"
Kyle Conrau-Lewis (Yale University) "The Muses and Redacted Antiquity: Rodulfus Tortarius' Poetic Adaptation of Valerius Maximus"

Career Networking Event (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Fifth Paper Session (10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

Session 45: Special 150th Panel: The Future of Classics (Sesquicentennial Workshop, organized by Stephen Hinds, University of Washington, Seattle)
Stephen Hinds (University of Washington, Seattle) Introduction
Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa) Speaker/Facilitator
Joy Connolly (The Graduate Center, CUNY) Speaker/Facilitator
Ralph J. Hexter (University of California, Davis) Speaker/Facilitator
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University) Speaker/Facilitator
Session 46: Thirty Years of the Jeweled Style: Reassessing Late Antique Poetry (Organized by Scott McGill, Rice University, and Joshua Hartman, Kalamazoo College)
Scott McGill (Rice University) Introduction
Michael Squire (King's College London) "Argento auroque coruscis scripta notis: Optatianic Reflections on the 'Jeweled Style'"
Blaise Gratton (Vanderbilt) "Features and Effects of the Jeweled Style in Juvencus"
Francesca Middleton (Cambridge University) "How to Bejewel a Cento (Eudocia the Magpie)"
Ian Fielding (University of Michigan) "Run the Jewels: The Prehistory of the Jeweled Style"
Michael Roberts (Wesleyan University) Response
Session 47: Varro the Philosopher (Organized by Grant. A. Nelsestuen, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Phillip Sidney Horky, Durham University)
Margaret R. Graver (Dartmouth College) Introduction
Nathan Gilbert (Durham University) "Varro and Antiochus in the Liber de Philosophia"

Phillip Sidney Horky (Durham University) and Grant Nelsestuen (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

"Varro the Pythagorean? An Inquiry into the Quadripartite Category System of De Lingua Latina 5.11-13"
Sarah Culpepper Stroup (University of Washington) "Si Homo Est Bulla: Varro's Roman Cynicism and de Rebus Rusticis"
Katharina Volk (Columbia University) "288 Ways of Looking at the Summum Bonum: Varro the Roman Eclectic"
Session 48: Searching for the Cinaedus in Classical Antiquity (Organized by Tommaso Gazzarri, Union College, and Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College)
Tommaso Gazzarri (Union College) and Jesse Weiner (Hamilton College) Introduction
Giulia Sissa (University of California, Los Angeles) "Κιναίδων Βίος: The Impossible Praise of a Lifestyle in Athenian Erotic Culture"
Thomas Sapsford (University of Southern California) "Cleomachus: A Case Study in 'Cinaedism'"
John R. Clarke (University of Texas at Austin) "Representing the Cinaedus in Roman Visual Culture"
Kirk Ormand (Oberlin College) "Did (Imaginary) Cinaedi Have Sex with Women?"
Session 49: Contagious Narrative: Epidemic Disease and Greco-Roman Literature (Organized by Pantelis Michelakis, University of Bristol, and Hunter H. Gardner, University of South Carolina)
Pantelis Michelakis (University of Bristol) "Routes of the Plague in Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War"
Jennifer B. Clarke Kosak (Bowdoin College) "Unnamed Victims and Named Survivors in Greek Plague Narratives"
Hunter H. Gardner (University of South Carolina) "Rivalry, Repetition, and the Language of Pestilence in Lucan's Bellum Civile"
Julia Nelson Hawkins (The Ohio State University) "Disease in Virgil and Edwidge Danticat's 'The Farming of Bones'"
Ralph Rosen (University of Pennsylvania) Response
Session 50: The Romance of Reception: Understanding the Ancient Greek Novel through its Readers (Organized by Robert L. Cioffi, Bard College, and Yvona Trnka-Amrhein, University of Colorado Boulder)
Robert L. Cioffi (Bard College) Introduction
Lawrence Kim (Trinity University) "The Greek Novel, 'Asianic' Style, and the Second Sophistic"
Stephen M. Trzaskoma (University of New Hampshire) "The Early Reception of Achilles Tatius and Modern Views of Ancient Prose Fiction"
Robert L. Cioffi (Bard College) "'Full of Marvels:' The Early Modern Reception of Heliodorus and the New World"
Yvona Trnka-Amrhein (University of Colorado Boulder) "Beyond the Ethnicity of Fragments
Session 51: Lightning Talks #2 - Poetry and Language (Felix Budelmann, University of Oxford, presiding)
Richard Janko (University of Michigan) "Of Hornets and Humans: The Etymology of Anthropos"
Timothy C. Power (Rutgers University) "Archilochos fr. 93a W: Musical Diplomacy on Thasos?"
William Tortorelli (Texas Tech University) "East Versus West in the Lyrics of Ibycus"
Francesca Spiegel (Humboldt University of Berlin) "Distributed Agency in Tragic Social Networks"
John Robert Sklenar (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) "Preparing the Elegiac Dido: Amatory Language in the Aeneid 1.343-352"
Session 52: Greek Language (David Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles, presiding)
Megan O'Donald (University of Washington) "'Easily He Wielded It': Paranomasia in Homer's Lexical Ring Structures"
Andres Matlock (University of California, Los Angeles) "Preeminence and Prepositional Thinking in Sappho"
Peter Moench (University of Virginia) "One γένος or Two? Embracing Paradox in Pindar's Nemean 6.1"
Justin Miller (Harvard University) "Let All Marvel at this Stele: Complexity and Performance in the Shem/Antipatros Stele of the Kerameikos"
Session 53: Horace and his Legacy (Presider TBD)
Edgar Garcia (University of Washington) "Teucer, Twofold: Echoes and Exempla in Odes 1.7"
Alicia Matz (Boston University) "Deus nobis haec otia fecit: Illusions of Otium at the End of the Republic"
Katherine Wasdin (George Washington University) "Horace the Communist: Marx's Capital as Satire"
Aaron Kachuck (University of Cambridge) "Ursine Poetics in Horace and the Classical Tradition"
Session 54: Thesaurus Linguae Latinae: A Practical Guide for Users (Workshop, Organized by Yelena Baraz, Princeton University)
Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University) Presentation

Roundtable Discussion Session (12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

Gaming and Classics Organized by Hamish Cameron, Bates College
Membership Committee Roundtable Organized by Sharon L. James, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy Organized by Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College, Brett M. Rogers, University of Puget Sound, and Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Trinity University
Graphic Classics: Education and Outreach in a New Medium Organized by Jennifer A. Rea, University of Florida, and Aaron L. Beek, University of Memphis
Navigating the World of Admin: Classicists as College and University Administrators

Organized by Daniel Berman, Temple University, and Nigel Nicholson, Reed College

Classics Summer Camps for Kids Organized by Ariana Traill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, William Aylward, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Wendy Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
How to Write and Respond to Journal Reviews: A Discussion of Best Practices with Classics Journal Editors Organized by the SCS Program Committee
Approaching Christian Receptions of the Classical Tradition Organized by Alexander C. Loney, Wheaton College

Sixth Paper Session (1:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)

Session 55: Global Feminism and the Classics (Organized by the Womens' Classical Caucus, Jeremy LaBuff, Northern Arizona University, and Andrea F. Gatzke, SUNY-New Paltz)
Jeremy LaBuff (Northern Arizona University) and Andrea F. Gatzke (SUNY-New Paltz) Introduction
Margaret Day (The Ohio State University)

"The Sisters of Semonides' Wives: Rethinking Female-Animal Kinship"

Elizabeth LaFray (Siena Heights University) "The Emancipation of the Soul: Gender and Body-Soul Dualism in Ancient Greek and Indian Philosophy"
Sarah Christine Teets (University of Virginia) "Mapping the Intersection of Greek and Jewish Identity in Josephus' Against Apion"
Hilary J. C. Lehmann (Knox College) "Past, Present, Future: Pathways to a More Connected Classics"
Erika Zimmermann Damer (University of Richmond) Response
Session 56: Music and the Divine (Organized by MOISA, Andreas J. Kramarz, Legion of Christ College of Humanities)
Andreas J. Kramarz (Legion of Christ College of Humanities) Introduction
Pavlos Sfyroeras (Middlebury College) "The Music of Sacrifice: Between Mortals and Immortals"
Spencer Klavan (University of Oxford) "Movements Akin to the Soul's: Human and Divine Mimēsis in Plato's Music"
Victor Gysembergh (Freie Universität Berlin) "Eudoxus of Cnidus on Consonance, Reason/Ratio, and Divine Pleasure"
Noah Davies-Mason (The Graduate Center, CUNY) "The Silent Gods of Lucretius"
Francesca Modini (Kings College) "Singing for the Gods under the Empire: Music and the Divine in the Age of Aelius Aristides"
Andreas J. Kramarz (Legion of Christ College of Humanities) Response
Session 57: Political Thought in Latin Literature (Organizer Refereed Panel - Organized by Julia Mebane, Indiana University, and David West, Boston University)
David West (Boston University) Introduction
Rex Stem (University of California, Davis) "The Exemplary Imperialism of Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War"
Matthew Gorey (University of Puget Sound) "The Politics of Atomism in Cicero"
Marsha McCoy (Southern Methodist University) "Roman Republicanism, Memory, and Identity: Cicero's De Re Publica"
Harriet Fertik (University of New Hampshire) "Seneca's Oedipus and the Limits of Knowledge in Politics"
Lisl Walsh (Beloit University) "Senecan Politics on Stage"
Julia Mebane (Indiana University) Response
Session 58: Ancient Drama, New World (Organized by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance, Al Duncan, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Anna Uhlig, University of California, Davis)
Al Duncan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Anna Uhlig (University of California, Davis) Introduction

Charles Pletcher (Columbia University)

"Antigone: Anastrophe in Griselda Gambaro's Antígona furiosa"

Christina Perez (Columbia University)

"Textual Ruins: The Form of Memory in José Watanabe's Antigona

Laurialan Blake Reitzammer (University of Colorado Boulder)

"Reimagining Creon and his Daughter in Euripides' Medea: Armida as Queen of the Barrio in Luis Alfaro's Mojada"

Claire Catenaccio (Duke University)

"'Why We Build the Wall': Hadestown in Trump's America

Helene Foley (Barnard College)


Session 59: A Century of Translating Poetry (Organized by the Committee on the Translation of Classical Authors, Diane Arnson Svarlien, Independent Scholar, and Diane Rayor, Grand Valley State University)

Elizabeth Vandiver (Whitman College)

"'Exquisite Classics in Simple English Prose': Theory and Practice in the Poets' Translation Series (1915-1920)"

Rachel Hadas (Rutgers University)

"Quisque suos patimur manes: Trends in Literary Translations of the Classics"

Tori Lee (Duke University)

"'Tools' of the Trade: Euphemism and Dysphemism in Modern English Translations of Catullus"

Rodrigo Tadeu Gonçalves (Federal University of Paraná)

"Performative Translations of Lucretius and Catullus"

Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania)

"Faithless: Gender Bias and Translating the Classics"

Diane Rayor (Grand Valley State University)


Session 60: Herodotus and Thucydides (John Marincola, Florida State University, presiding)

Ronnie Shi (Stanford University)

"The Dreams of Xerxes, Revisited: Herodotus 7.12-18 and the role of Religious Ideology in the Second Persian Invasion of Greece"

Simone Oppen (Columbia University)

"Amplifying Prestige: Herodotus and the Lindian Chronicle in 99 BCE"

David Branscome (Florida State University)

"Apotropaic Lions in Herodotus"

Colin MacCormack (University of Texas at Austin)

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Zoology and Ecology in Herodotus' Histories"

Valerio Caldesi-Valeri (University of Kentucky)

"Minos: A Problematic First Thalassocrat in Thucydides' Archaeology"

Bradley Hald (University of Toronto)

"Dialectics of Hope and Fear in Thucydides Book 6"

Session 61: Literature of Empire (David Scourfield, Maynooth University, presiding)

Matthew Ferguson (University of California, Irvine)

"A Polytheist or Christian Journey in Alexander's Letter to Olympias?"

David Driscoll (University of California, Davis)

"'Even when Sappho is Sung': Taste in Sapphic and Anacreontic Performance in Early Imperial Symposia"

Kristin Mann (DePauw University)

"Phaedrus's Double Dowry: Laughter and Joking in the Fabulae Aesopiae"

Luther Karper (Brown University)

"The Historiographic Nature of Lucianic Polemic in the Quomodo Historia Conscribenda Sit"

David Stifler (Duke University)

"Cringing at Favorinus: Lexicography and the Dismantling of a Legacy"

Coling Pang (Boston University)

"Quintus of Smyrna and Hesiod"

Session 62: Reconnecting the Classics (Organized by the Digital Classics Association, Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, SUNY)

Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo, SUNY)


Christopher Blackwell (Furman University)

"Reconnecting the Classics: The Vocation and Vocations in the 21st Century"

Gregory Crane (Tufts University)

"Philology and the Future of Work"

Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Tufts University)

"In the Mind of a Polymath: Exploring D'Arcy Thompson's Glossary of Greek Birds"

Pramit Chaudhuri (University of Texas at Austin) and Joseph P. Dexter (Dartmouth College)

"The Ship of Theseus: A Framework for Intertextuality Connecting Literature, Biology, and Computation"
Patrick Burns (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

"Object-Oriented Philology"

Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific)


Session 63: Aesthetics and Ephemerality (Organized by Felix Budelmann, University of Oxford, and Sarah Nooter, University of Chicago)

Felix Budelmann (University of Oxford)

"Open-ended ἐφήμερος"

Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago)

"Ephemerality as Exhortation"

Alex Purves (University of California, Los Angeles)

"Lyric Ephemerality in Sappho"

Katharine Earnshaw (University of Exeter)

"Me and My Shadow"

Verity Platt (Cornell University)

"Temporalities of Stone, Hand, and Light in Posidippus' Lithika"

Nolan Epstein (Stanford University)

"Split Tunnel: Nonius Datus Celebrating and Mourning Construction"

SCS Plenary Session (5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Mary Beard Public Lecture: "What is Classics?" (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Mary Beard (University of Cambridge)

Sunday, January 6

Seventh Paper Session (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Session 64: Turning Queer: Queerness and the Trope (Organized by the Lambda Classical Caucus, Robert Matera, University of Maryland, College Park, David Wray, University of Chicago, and Hannah Mason, University of Southern California)

Hannah Mason (University of Southern California)


Rowan Ash (University of Western Ontario)

"'ἦλθον Ἀμαζόνες ἀντιάνειραι,' or, Going Amazon: Queering the Warrior Women in the Iliad"

Sarah Olsen (Williams College)

"Io's Dance: A Queer Move in Prometheus Bound"

James Hoke (Luter College)

"Homo Urbanus or Urban Homos?: The Metronormative Trope, Philo's Therapeuts, and Ancient Queer Subcultures"

Mark Masterson (Victoria University of Wellington)

"Normal for Byzantium is Queer for Us"

Mary Mussman (University of California, Berkeley)

"Blank Marks; Absence as Interpretation of Queer Erotics in 20th-21st Century Reception of Sappho"

Robert Matera (University of Maryland, College Park) and David Wray (University of Chicago)


Session 65: The Digital Latin Library (Organized by the Publications and Research Committee, Samuel J. Huskey, University of Oklahoma)

Samuel J. Huskey (University of Oklahoma)

"The Digital Latin Library"

Hugh Cayless (Duke University)

"What does a (Digital) Critical Edition Look Like?"

Robert Kaster (Princeton University)

"Is There an Editor in this Text?"

Cynthia Damon (University of Pennsylvania)

"Pragmatic or Pure? Two Experiments in Editing"

Virginia K. Felkner (University of Oklahoma)

"Automatically Encoding Critical Editions of Latin Texts"

Session 66: A Year of "The Classics Tuning Project": Reflections and Next Steps (Workshop organized by Lisl Walsh, Beloit College, Clara Hardy, Carleton College, and Sanjaya Thakur, Colorado College)

Lisl Walsh (Beloit College)

"Introduction to 'The Classics Tuning Project'"

Lisl Walsh (Beloit College)

"Next Steps for the Classics Competencies"

Clara Hardy (Carleton College)

"Next Steps for the Alumni Survey Data"

John Gruber-Miller (Cornell College)

"Next Steps for the Repository"

Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College)

"Institutional Possibilities"

Session 67: Ancient Mediterranean Literatures: Comparisons, Contrasts, and Assumptions (Organized by the Advisory Council on Classical Studies of the American Academy in Rome, John Miller, University of Virginia)

Emma Dench (Harvard University)


Elspeth Dusinberre (University of Colorado, Boulder)

"Writing in the Achaemenid Empire"

Seth Larkin Sanders (University of California, Davis)

"Epigraphic Egocentrism and Ancient Literary Invention"

Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

"The Invention of Greek 'Literature'"

Josephine Crawley Quinn (University of Oxford)

"Phoenician and Punic Civilizations"

Stephen J. Tinney (University of Pennsylvania)

"Ancient Mesopotamian Literate Culture"

Session 68: Ovid Studies: The Next Millennium (Organized by Sharon L. James, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Alison Keith, University of Toronto)

Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Sara Myers (University of Virginia)

"New Directions in Ovidian Scholarship"

Carole Newlands (University of Colorado Boulder)

"Actaeon in the Wilderness: Ovid, Christine de Pizan and Gavin Douglas"

Alison Keith (University of Toronto)

"Ovid In and After Exile: Modern Fiction on Ovid Outside Rome"

Daniel Libatique (Boston University)

"Ovid in the #MeToo Era"

Laurel Fulkerson (Florida State University)


Session 69: New Directions in Isiac Studies (Joint AIA-SCS Panel, organized by Gil H. Renberg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Gil H. Renberg (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


Laurent Bricault (Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès)

"The Cult of Isis, from 'Oriental' to Global"

Richard Veymiers (Leiden University)

"In the Guise of Isis: Visual Symbols and Constructing Identity"

Molly Swetnam-Burland (College of William & Mary)

"Where Art Meets Text: Potent Words and Vivid Images in the Isiac Cults"

Eleni Manolaraki (University of South Florida)

"The Afterlife of Egypt in Early Christian Apologetics"

Ian Moyer (University of Michigan)

"Origins, Dialogues, and Identities: Shifting Perspectives on Greek Hymns to Egyptian Gods"

Françoise Van Haeperen (Université Catholique de Louvain)


Session 70: Geospatial Classics: Teaching and Research Applications of G.I.S. Technology (Organized by Gabriel Moss, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Ryan Horne, University of Pittsburgh)

Chiara Palladino (University of Leipzig)

"Mapping the Unmapped: Digital Annotation of Premodern Geographies"

Valeria Vitale (University of London)

"'Is that a Place or a Person?' Teaching Classics with a Digital Annotation Platform"

Gabriel Moss (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"G.I.S., Military History, and the Mapping of Nuanced Imperialism"

Ryan Horne (University of Pittsburgh)

"Accessing Economic, Material and Social Networks in Antiquity Through G.I.S. and Linked Data"

Eric Poehler (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

"G.I.S. at 50: The Many Uses of a Mature Research Tool"

Mary Downs (National Endowment for the Humanities)


Session 71: Prospective Memory in Ancient Rome: Constructing the Future Throughout Material and Textual Culture (Joint AIA-SCS Session, organized by Maggie L. Popkin, Case Western Reserve University)

Jacob A. Latham (University of Tennessee)

"The Future of the Past: Fabius PIctor and Dionysios of Halicarnassos on the Pompa Circensis (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 7.70-72)

Aaron M. Seider (College of the Holy Cross)

"Remembering to Mourn in Tacitus' Annals: Germanicus' Death and the Shape of Grief"

Eric Orlin (University of Puget Sound)

"Ad futuram memoriam: The Augustan Ludi Saeculares"

Diana Y. Ng (University of Michigan - Dearborn)

"Statuary Alteration as Prediction Error: A Cognitive Theoretical Approach to Reuse"

Maggie L. Popkin (Case Western Reserve University)

"The Beforelives of Votives: Prospective Memory and Religious Experience in the Roman Empire"

Susan Ludi Blevins (Independent Scholar)

"Fusing of Ancestor Worship and the Cult of Martyrs in Late Fourth Century Gold Glass"

Session 72: Hellenistic Poetry (Kathryn Gutzwiller, University of Cincinnati, presiding)

Keith Penich (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"The Same River Twice: the Anaurus-crossing(s) and Narrative Strategy in Apollonius' Argonautica"

Matthieu Real (Cornell University)

"Apollonius, Orpheus, and the Sirens: Beyond Poetical Aemulatio"

Kathryn Wilson (Washington University in St. Louis)

"Organizing Snakes: Nicander's Literary and Biological Catalog"

Thomas Nelson (University of Cambridge)

"Nicander's Hymn to Attalus: Pergamene Panegyric"

Stephen White (University of Texas at Austin)

"Resonant Presence in Callimachus' Hymn to Apollo"

Maria Gaki (University of Cincinnati)

"Poets and Lovers: The Remedy for Love in Theocritus' Idyll 11 and Hermesianax's fr. 7 P"

Session 73: Greek Religion (Sarah Johnston, The Ohio State University, presiding)

Eric Driscoll (University of California, Berkeley)

"Knowledgeable Encounters in Early Greek Religion"

Colleen Kron (The Ohio State University)

"An Infant μύστης at Pelinna?Evidence for the Initiation of Children into Bacchic-Dionysiac Mystery Cults"

Kyle Mahoney (Sewanee: The University of the South)

"The Place of the Club-Bearer: Thoughts on the New Festival Calendar from Arcadia"

Michael McGlin (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

"Defending Delos: The Role of the Temple of Apollo in the Third Century BCE"

Maryline Parca (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"The Lex Sacra from Ptolemais Revisited"

Jennifer Larson (Kent State University)

"Greek Gods, "Big Gods" and Moral Supervision"

Session 74: Graphic Display: Form and Meaning in Greek and Latin Writing (Joint AIA-SCS Session, organized by Christina Carusi, University of Texas at Austin, and Paula Perlman, University of Texas at Austin)

Christina Carusi (University of Texas at Austin) and Paula Perlman (University of Texas at Austin)


Lindsay Holman (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

"Tesserae Nummilariae: Creating a Typology of Graphic Display on Portable Latin Labels"

Peter J. Miller (University of Winnipeg)

"'Game-used Equipment': Reading Inscribed Athletic Objects"

Alexandra Schultz (Harvard University)

"Graphic Order from Alpha to Omega: Alphabetization in Hellenistic Inscriptions"

Randall Souza (Seattle University)

"Document Titles in Greek Inscriptions"

Irene Polinskaya (King's College, London)

"Circular by Design: Graphic Clues in Magical and Cultic Graffiti"

SCS Business Meeting of Members (11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Eighth Paper Session (11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

Session 75: Materiality and Literary Culture (Graham Oliver, Brown University, presiding)
Andrea Giannotti (Durham University) "Tragic Epigraphy: Euripides' Archelaus and IG 13 117"
Andrew Scholtz (Binghamton University) "Unwelcome Guest: Envy, Shame, and Materiality in an Ancient Greek House"
Kathryn Chew (California State University, Long Beach) "Identity in Mosnier's 17th-century Paintings of Heliodorus' Aethiopica"
Emma Brobeck (University of Washington) "Etymological Resonances Between the Argiletum and the Forum Transitorium"
Session 76: "Where Does it End?": Limits on Imperial Authority in Late Antiquity (Organized by the Society for Late Antiquity, Jacqueline Long, Loyola University Chicago)
Jackqueline Long (Loyola University Chicago) Introduction
Shawn Ragan (University of California, Riverside) "The Imperial Adventus: Evolving Dialogues Between Emperor and City in the Third Century C.E."
Craig Caldwell (Appalachian State University) "Vetranio and the Limits of Legitimacy in the Danubian Provinces"
Jeremy Swist (University of Iowa) "The Kings as Imperial Models in the Fourth-Century Epitomators"
Matt Chalmers (University of Pennsylvania) "Samaritans, Regional Coalition, and the Limits of Imperial Authority in Late Antique Palestine"
Session 77: Herculaneum: Works in Progress (Organized by the American Friends of Herculaneum, Carol Mattusch, George Mason University, and David Sider, New York University)
Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons (University of Mississippi) "Qui Carbone Rudi Putrique Creta Scribit: The Charcoal Graffiti of Herculaneum"
Brent Seales (University of Kentucky) "Virtual Unwrapping of Herculaneum Material: Overcoming Remaining Challenges"
Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Pennsylvania) "Maritime façades in Roman Villa Architecture and Decoration"
Session 78: Greek and Latin Linguistics (Organized by the Society for Greek and Latin Linguistics, Jeremy Rau, Harvard University, Benjamin Fortson, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and Timothy Barnes, University of Cambridge)
Anna Bonifazi (University of Cologne) "Rethinking Discourse Segmentation in Herodotus and Thucydides"
Sean Gleason (Yale University) "Discourse (dis-)Continuity in Relative Clauses: Evidence of Contact-Induced Pragmatic Expansion in Latin Oratio Obliqua"
David Goldstein (University of California, Los Angeles) "Differential Agent Marking in Classical Greek"
Alexander Nikolaev (Boston University) "Notes on Greek Comparatives"
Session 79: Neo-Latin in a Global Context: Current Approaches (Organized by the Association for Neo-Latin Studies and Quinn E. Griffin, Grand Valley State University)
Quinn E. Griffin (Grand Valley State University) Introduction
Stephen Maiullo (Hope College) "The Classical Tradition in the Personal Correspondence of Anna Maria van Schurman"
Anne Mahoney (Tufts University) "Cristoforo Landino's Metrical Practice in Aeolics"
Kat Vaananen (The Ohio State University) "Syphilitic Trees: Immobility and Voicelessness in Ovid and Fracastoro"
Joshua Patch (University of Dallas) "Sannazaro's Pastoral Seascape"

Session 80: Responses to Environmental Change in the Roman World (Organized by Margaret Clark, University of Texas at Austin, and Jane Millar, University of Texas at Austin)

Michael MacKinnon (University of Winnipeg) "The Effects of Environmental Change on Wild and Domestic Animal Populations in Roman Antiquity"
Victoria Pagán (University of Florida) "Living Backwards: Roman Attitudes toward the Environment"
Kaja Tally-Schumacher (Cornell University) "Under the Plane Tree: Cultivation in Ancient Urban Pollution"
Margaret Clark (University of Texas at Austin) "Plus Ça Change: Climate and Roman Agronomy on Changing Agricultural Landscapes"
Session 81: Classics and the Incarcerated: Methods of Engagement (Workshop organized by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Hamilton College, and Elizabeth A. Bobrick, Wesleyan University)
Elizabeth A. Bobrick (Wesleyan University) Introduction
Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz (Hamilton College) "Is this the Examined Life? Book Discussion Groups in Prison"
Nancy Felson (University of Georgia) "Masculinity, from Achilles to Socrates: Teaching Male Inmates in a Maximum-Security Prison"
Sara Itoku Ahbel-Rappe (University of Michigan) "Teaching in the Cave: A Classical Philosopher on Teaching Great Books in State Prisons"
Jessica Wright (University of Southern California) "The Freedom to Say No: Studying Latin in an American Prison"
Emily Allen-Hornblower (Rutgers University) "Classics Behind Bars: Identity, Connection, and Civic Bridges"
Alexandra Pappas (San Francisco State University) "Classical Myth on the Inside: Lessons from a County Jail"
Session 82: Homer and Reception (Ruth Scodel, University of Michigan, presiding)
Amelia Bensch-Schaus (University of Pennsylvania) "Iliadic Euphony, Odyssean Cacophony: Homeric Exempla in Philodemus' On Poems 1"
Massimo Cè (Harvard University) "Cut Him Down to Size: Homeric Epitomes in Greco-Roman Antiquity"
Amy Lather (Wake Forest University) "The Cognitive Life of the Kestos Himas"
Session 83: Philosophy (Margaret R. Graver, Dartmouth College, presiding)
Takashi Oki (Nagoya University) "Aristotle's Use of 'ἕνεκά του' and 'οὗ ἕνεκα'
Isabelle Chouinard (Université de Montréal and Université Paris-Sorbonne" "Anticipating the Worst: A Cyrenaic Technique to Increase Pleasure"
Peter Osorio (Cornell University) "Academic Ends of Interpretation: Plato the Sceptic in Cic. Luc. 74"
Marion Durand (University of Toronto) "De Mortuis Nil Dicendum Est? On Sextus Empiricus Against the Mathematicians VIII.98 and Stoic Indefinite Propositions"
Session 84: Vergil (Richard Thomas, Harvard University, presiding)
David Wallace-Hare (University of Toronto) "The Virgilian Beech: The Creation of Italian Nostalgia in the Eclogues"
Julia Scarborough (Amherst College) "An Amber River at Georgics 3.522"

James Gawley (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Caitlin Diddams (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Elizabeth Hunter (University at Buffalo, SUNY), and Tessa Little (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

"What's in an Allusion? A New Examination of Vergil's Use of Homer"
Talitha Kearey (University of Oxford) "Virgil in the Theatre: Poets, Oratory and Performance in Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus"

Ninth Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Session 85: Medical Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean (Organized by the Society for Ancient Medicine, Courtney A. Roby, Cornell University)
Courtney Roby (Cornell University) Introduction
Calloway Scott (New York University) "Medical Hellenicity in the Letters of Hippocrates"
Tara Mulder (Vassar College) "Where Medicine and Religion Meet: Honorific Inscriptions in the Asklepieion at Kos"
Katherine Beydler (University of Michigan) "Hierarchical Communities: Elite Approaches to Defining botanē in Ancient Medical Practice"
Michiel Meeusen (King's College London) "A Glass of Wine a Day...Medical Experts and Expertise in Plutarch's Table Talk"
Sarah Yeomans (University of Southern California) "Group Medical Practice in Imperial Rome: The Case of Allianoi"
Session 86: What's in a Name?: Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Identity in the Poetry of Vergil (Organized by the Vergilian Society and James J. O'Hara, University of North Carolina at Capel Hill)
Kevin Moch (University of California Berkeley) "Whose Fatherland? The Use of Patria and Patrius in Vergil"
Jennifer Weintritt (Yale University) "What's Past is Prologue: Roman Identity and the Trojan Cycle in the Aeneid"
Anna Maria Cimino (Scuola Normale Superiore) "Who Framed the Acer Halaesus? The Unspoken Memory of the Faliscan People in Virgil's Aeneid"
Tedd Wimperis (Elon University) "Constructing Ethnicity in Miniature: Cultural Memory in the World of the Aeneid"
Joseph Reed (Brown University) Response
Session 87: Language and Naming in Early Greek Philosophy (Organized by Jenny Strauss Clay, University of Virginia, and Luke Parker, University of Chicago)
Jenny Clay (University of Virginia) Introduction
Rose Cherubin (George Mason University) "Parmenides' Alētheia in Anaxagoras and Empedocles"
Shaul Tor (King's College London) "Parmenides on Language and the Language of Parmenides"
Luke Parker (University of Chicago) "The Physicality of Language in Georgias and Heraclitus"
Gabriela Cursaru (Université de Montréal/University of Cincinnati) "Language-Games in Parmenides' Proem"
Leon Wash (University of Chicago) "Empedocles on Language, Nature and Learning"
Session 88: Contemporary Historiography: Convention, Methodology, and Innovation (Organized by Andrew G. Scott, Villanova University)
Andrew G. Scott (Villanova University) Introduction
Christopher A. Baron (University of Notre Dame) "Being There: The Use of Brief Dialogue in Herodotus and Thucydides"
Sulochana R. Asirvatham (Montclair State University) "Historical Method and Quasi-Barbaric Historians in Polybius's Histories"
Lydia Spielberg (University of California, Los Angeles) "The Subalterns Speak: Remembering the Words of Caesar's Officers"
Jesper M. Madsen (University of Southern Denmark) "Fear and Hatred: The Autopsy Reports of Cassius Dio"
Andrew G. Scott (Villanova University) "Herodian, Autopsy, and Historical Analysis"
Session 89: LGBTQ Classics Today: Professional and Pedagogical Issues (Organized by the Committee on Gender and Sexuality in the Profession, James Uden, Boston University, and Christopher Polt, Boston College)
Christopher Polt (Boston College) Introduction
Kristina Milnor (Barnard College) "LGBTQ Parenting and the Profession"
Walter Penrose (San Diego State University) "LGBTQ Pedagogy and Classics: Finding a Happy Medium when Discussing Ancient Homoeroticism in the Classroom"
Marguerite Johnson (University of Newcastle, Australia) "Undoing the Need to Translate: Public Debates about LGBTQ Histories in the Classics Classroom"
Andrew Lear (Oscar Wilde Tours) "Ancient Sexualities for Tourists"
Shaun Travers (University of California, San Diego) "Building LGBTQIA+ Community on Diverse Campuses - Faculty's Role and Responsibilities"

Session 90: Materiality of Writing (Andrew Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin, presiding)

Enrico Emanuele Prodi (Ca' Foscari University)

"The Ancient Edition of Archilochus' Works"

Michael Tueller (Arizona State University)

"The Battle of Thyrea in Greek Epigram"

Melissa Huber (Duke University)

"An Emperor Makes his Mark: Claudius' New Letters in the Epigraphic Record"

Joseph O'Neill (Arizona State University)

"Spelling Legitimacy: Claudius, Orthography and Re-Foundation"
Stephanie Ann Frampton (MIT)

"Wrapping Up the Book: Membrana in Horace Sat. 2.3.2 and Ars P. 389"

Session 91: Ethics and Morality in Latin Philosophy (Charles Francis Brittain, Cornell University, presiding)

Matthew Watton (University of Toronto)

"Socrates and Plato's Socrates in Cicero's Academica"

Ashley Simone (Columbia University)

"Duels, Dualities, and Double Suns: Natural Philosophy and Politics in Cicero's De Re Publica"

Scott Lepisto (Hillsdale College)

"Reading as Training: Seneca's Didactic Technique in De Beneficiis"

Chiara Graf (University of Toronto)

"The Blushing Sage: Somatic Affective Responses in Seneca's Epistulae Morales"

Christopher Trinacty (Oberlin College)

"Answering the Natural Questions: Pliny Ep. 4.30 and Ep. 8.20"

Joshua Reno (University of Minnesota)

"Rethinking Morality: A Senecan Shift in Stoic Sexual Ethics?"

Session 92: Homer and Hesiod (Gregory Nagy, Harvard University, presiding)

Marcus Ziemann (The Ohio State University)

"Raising the Dead: The Assyrian Empire as Political Background for Odysseus' Descent to the Underworld"

Justin Arft (University of Tennessee)

"A Question of Memory: Who and Whose are You?"

Rebecca Deitsch (Harvard University)

"Diomedes, Dione, and Divine Insecurity in Iliad 5-8"

Stephen Sansom (Stanford University)

"Voice, Mortals, and Muses in the Hesiodic Aspis 272-86"

Bill Beck (University of Pennsylvania)

"Reassessing the Evidence for Zenodotus' Cretan Odyssey"

Session 93: Forms of Drama (Helene Foley, Columbia University, presiding)

Marco Duranti (University of Verona)

"The Meaning of the Waves in the Final Scene of Euripides's Iphigenia Taurica: Between Traditional Cult and Innovative Human Ethics"

Isabella Reinhardt (University of Pennsylvania)

"Atreus' Indecision in Seneca's Thyestes"

Andrew Lund (University of Cincinnati)

"Seneca Tragicus?: Comic Elements in Seneca's Troades"

Sander Goldberg (University of California, Los Angeles)

"Sosia, the Cook (?)"

John Morgan (University of Delaware)

"The Identity of Catullus the Mimographer"

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