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Preliminary Program for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Joint AIA/SCS Sessions (to be scheduled in Fall 2019)

  • Blurring the Boundaries: Interactions between the Living and the Dead in the Roman World
  • Classics and Archaeology for the General Reader: A Workshop with NEH Public Scholars
  • The Future of Archaeology and Classics in American Academia
  • Classics and Civic Activism
  • Teaching with Coins: Coins as Tools for Thinking about the Ancient World (Organized by the Friends of Numismatics)
  • Humanities Publishing in Transition
  • Social Networks and Interconnections in Ancient and Medieval Contexts
  • Inter-Regional Networks in Hellenistic Eurasia
  • The Roman Army During the Republican Period
  • Monumental Expressions of Political Identities

While there will be a number of special events taking place on Thursday, January 2nd, there will be no paper sessions on that day. Check on the 2020 Annual Meeting page for updates about special events.

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Saturday, January 4

Sunday, January 5

Last Revised - September 17, 2019

Friday, January 3

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

Evaluating Scholarship, Digital and Traditional (Organized by the Digital Classics Association and Neil Coffee, University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Neil Coffee (University at Buffalo, SUNY) Introduction
Samuel Huskey (Oklahoma University) Evaluating Digital Scholarship on its Own Terms: A Case Study
Gregory Crane (Tufts University) Evaluating Digital and Traditional Scholarship
Francesco Mambrini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) Linking, Publishing and Evaluating Language Resources: The "LiLa: Linking Latin" Project
Christopher Francese (Dickinson College) Your Personnel Committee Has Questions
Sheila Brennan (National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities) Grant Awards as Pre-Publication Review
Greek and Latin Linguistics (Organized by the Society for the Study of the Greek and Latin Languages and Linguistics & Jeremy Rau, Harvard University, Benjamin Fortson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Timothy Barnes, University of Cambridge)
Nadav Asraf (Harvard University) Noun Incorporation in Ancient Greek?
Thomas Davies (Princeton University) The Etymologies of ἄπειρος
Andrew Merritt (Cornell University) Ἔρυκε Καλυψώ: An Etymologizing Pair?
Laura Massetti (University of Copenhagen) Ares πολισσόος (Homeric Hymn 8.2): A New Interpretation
Sara Kaczko (Universita di Roma - La Sapienza) Non-Conventional, Non-Formulaic, and Recent Linguistic Features in Homeric Epics
Imperial Virgil (Organized by the Vergilian Society and Julia D. Hejduk, Baylor University)
Julia D. Hejduk (Baylor University) Introduction
Patricia Craig (Catholic University of America) Aeneas, Hercules, and Augustus: The Ambiguous Heroes of Virgil's Aeneid
David West (Ashland University) Imperial Venus Venatrix in the Aeneid
Adalberto Magnavacca (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) Virgil's Teachings: Competitive Ecphrasis in Stat. Silv. 4.2
Vergil Parson (University of Virginia) Imperial Tityrus: Virgil in Calpurnius Siculus
Stephanie Quinn (Rockford University) Broch Reads Virgil
Vassiliki Panoussi (College of William & Mary) Response
Responding to Harassment: Bystander Intervention (Led by Collective Action for Safe Spaces, D.C. and organized by Sarah Teets, University of Virginia, and Erika Zimmermann Damer, University of Richmond; also organized by COGSIP, CODIP, Classics & Social Justice, and the Womens Classical Caucus)
Presenter TBD  
Lightning Talks #1: Latin and Greek Literature (J. Andrew Foster, Fordham University, Presider)
Michael A. D. Moore (University of Chicago) The Timaeus and Creation in Cicero's De Natura Deorum
Alexander Nikolaev (Boston University) Another Homerisches Wort: τιθαιβώσσω 'store up' (Od. 13.106)
David Perry (University of Chicago) Cicero Demonstrates a Transmission Error at De Divinatione 1.14-15
Simona Stoyanova (University of Nottingham) Latinization, Multilingualism and Language Shift in the Western Provinces
Emily Hulme Kozey (Ormond College, University of Melbourne) An Unexpected Meaning of Epistasthai in Plato?
Greek Religious Texts (Jennifer Larson, Kent State University, Presider)
Rebecca Van Hove (Collège de France/Université de Liège) Gods Set in Stone: Theoi Headings in Greek Legal Inscriptions
Chiara R. Ciampa (King's College, London) A Re-Reading of Empedocles' Fr. 115 DK
Monica Park (Vanderbilt University) Reconsidering Hellenistic Theologoumena: Between Callimachus and Euhemerus
Jody Ellyn Cundy (University of Toronto) Turning Hierophany into Text: Pausanias on Lebadeia and the Oracle of Trophonius
Voicing the Past (Marsha McCoy, Southern Methodist University, Presider)
Kelly Shannon-Henderson (University of Alabama) Aetolia Shall Rise Again? Phlegon Peri Thaumasion 3 as Anti-Roman Alternative History
Martin P. Shedd (Hendrix College) Evaluating Criteria for Fictitious Lacunae
Marc Bonaventura (University of Cambridge) Author vs. Narrator: Voices and Agendas in Dictys Cretensis
Marcos B. Gouvêa (University of Chicago) The Homeric Life of Vergil in the Vita Vergilii (VSD)
Tragic Tradition
Ben Radcliffe (University of California, Los Angeles) Catalogues and Popular Politics in Aeschylus' Persae
Clinton Douglas Kinkade (Duke University) The Critical Reception of Sophocles in the Ancient Scholia
Katherine R. De Boer (Xavier University) Maternal Malfunctions: Niobe and Latona in Seneca's Medea
Michelle Currie (Florida State University) Fear, Home, and Resignation in Seneca's Troades
James H. K. O. Chong-Gossard (University of Melbourne) Reading Seneca's Phaedra through Nicholas Trevet's 14th-Century Commentary
Hans Peter Obermayer (University of Munich LMU) Black Medeas in Germany: Hans Henny Jahnn's and Paul Heyse's Medeae

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

Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (Organized by the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy and Anthony Preus, Binghamton University)
John Mulhern (University of Pennsylvania) Eris in the Guise of Stasis in Aristotle's Politics
Michael Vazquez (University of Pennsylvania) Zeno Peripateticus? Cicero's Rhetorical Philosophy in De Officiis
Robin Weiss (American University Cairo) Stoic Philosophy and Its Parts in Two Analogies
Metaphor in Early Greek Poetry (Organized by Andreas Zanker, Amherst College, and Alexander Forte, Colgate University)
Fabian Horn (University of Munich) Emotion Metaphors in Early Greek Poetry
Pura Nieto Hernández (Brown University) Does Greek Pain Have Teeth?
Alexander Forte (Colgate University) Is Life a Journey, a Chase, or a Race? Metaphors of Death and Life in the Homeric Poems
Andreas Thomas Zanker (Amherst College) Metaphor in the Speech of Achilles
Readers and Reading: Current Debates (Organized by Joshua Billings, Princeton University, and Felix Budelmann, University of Oxford)
Joshua Billings (Princeton University) and Felix Budelmann (University of Oxford) Introduction
Irene Peirano Garrison (Yale University) Responsive Reading
Talitha E. Z. Kearey (University of Oxford) Bad Readers: Anecdote, Affect and Audience in Ancient Virgilian Literary Criticism
Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College) Sunt Mihi Multae Curae: Self-Writing and the Emotional Reader
Constanze Güthenke (University of Oxford) Response
Pedagogy (Workshop)
Blanche Conger McCune (College of Charleston) Latin Programs in North America: Current Data and Future Decisions
Ivy J. Livingston (Harvard University) Facilitating Incidental and Intentional Learning Using the Hedera Personalized Language Learning Environment
Micah Young Meyers (Kenyon College) Mapping Cicero's Letters: Digital Visualizations in the Liberal Arts Classroom
Responding to Harassment: Bystander Intervention (Led by Collective Action for Safe Spaces, D.C. and organized by Sarah Teets, University of Virginia, and Erika Zimmermann Damer, University of Richmond; also organized by COGSIP, CODIP, Classics & Social Justice, and the Womens Classical Caucus)
Presenter TBD  
Literary Texture in Augustine and Gregory (Jen Ebbeler, University of Texas at Austin, Presider)
Madeline Monk (University of Mississippi) Optatus Gildonianus: Exposure and Concealment in Augustine's Anti-Donatist Rhetoric
Eric J. Hutchinson (Hillsdale College) Maps of Misreading: The Presence of Horace's Vergil in Augustine's Horace
Alex Poulos (Catholic University of America) Gregory of Nazianzus and Apollinaris of Laodicea: Callimachean Polemic in the 4th c. CE
Greek Historiography (Emily Greenwood, Yale University, Presider)
Simone A. Oppen (Columbia University) Why Herodotus is Worth Copying: The Scholia on Book 1
Emma N. Warhover (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Persuasion and Imperial Strategy in Cleon's Speech (Thucydides 3.36-39)
Rachel Bruzzone (Bilkent University) The Aesthetics of War: Symmetry and Civic Virtue in Thucydides' Sicilian Expedition
Alex Lee (Florida State University) Xenophon and the Arginusae Trial
Greek and Roman Novel (Tim Whitmarsh, University of Cambridge, Presider)
Nikola Golubovic (University of Pennsylvania) Freedom and Confinement Aboard the Ship of Lichas (Satyricon 100-115)
Ashli J. E. Baker (Bucknell University) (Re)Reading the Roman Goddess Isis-Fortuna in Apuleius' Metamorphoses
T. Joseph MacDonald (Washington University in St. Louis) A Letter in a Land without Letters: Longus' Intrageneric Interlocutors
Christopher Cochran (Harvard University) A Land Without Slavery: Daphnis' Civil Status in the Pastoral Landscape of Longus
Roman Cultural History
Jordan Reed Rogers (University of Pennsylvania) Defining Neighborliness in Republican Rome: Plautus' Mercator
Cait Monroe Mongrain (Princeton University) A Pastoral Pathicus? Juv. Sat. 9, Verg. Ecl. 2, and Patronage at Rome
Adrian C. Linden-High (Duke University) Slaves and Liberti in Roman Military Inscriptions, 1st-3rd c. CE
Timothy M. Warnock (University of Pennsylvania) A Second Coming of Age: Ritual Shaving as a Roman Rite of Passage

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

Lesbianism Before Sexuality (Organized by the Lambda Classical Caucus, Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College, and Kristina Milnor, Barnard College/Columbia University)
Irene Han (New York University) Les Guérillères: Sappho and the Lesbian Body
Kelly McArdle (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Rethinking Julia Balbilla: Queer Poetics on the Memnon Colossus
Rebecca Flemming (University of Cambridge) "I Clitorize, You Clitorize, They Clitorize...": The Anatomy of Female Homoeroticism in the Roman Empire
Rachel Lesser (Gettysburg College) Sappho's Mythic Models: Figuring Lesbian Desire through Heterosexual Paradigms
Kristin Mann (Depauw University) Tribad Philaenis and Lesbian Bassa: WLW in Martial
Sandra Boehringer (Université de Strasbourg) Response
Topography and Material Culture in Fifth-Century Drama (Organized by Anne M. Duray, Stanford University, and Simone A. Oppen, Columbia University)
Keating McKeon (Harvard University) Perverted Return: Odious Epinician and Deadly Athletics in the Oedipus Tyrannus
Jessica Paga (College of William & Mary) Epiphanic Visitations: Deities on Temples and in Greek Tragedy
Maria Combatti (Columbia University) The Statue in the Meadow and the Garments in the River: Objects and Landscape in Euripides' Hippolytus
Stavroula Valtadorou (University of Edinburgh) The Bed, the Hearth, the Statue, and the Veil: Material Objects, Marriage and Emotions in Euripides' Alcestis
Nolan Epstein (Stanford University) How to Do Things Without Maps: New Cartographies & the Cyclops
Jocelyn Moore (University of Virginia) Enacting a House for Eumenides in the Oresteia
State Elite? Senators, Emperors and Roman Political Culture 25 BCE - 400 CE (Seminar) (Organized by John Weisweiler, University of Cambridge)
John Weisweiler (University of Cambridge) The Heredity of Senatorial Status in the Early Empire
Josiah Osgood (Georgetown University) Senatorial Women in the Early Principate: Power without Office
Monica Hellström (Durham University) Respectful Distance? Diocletian, Rome, and the Senatorial Elite
Michele Salzman (University of California, Riverside) The Constantinian Revolution and the Resilience of Roman Senators
Noel Lenski (Yale University) Response
Ordering Information in Greco-Roman Medicine (Organized by the Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy & Courtney Roby, Cornell University)
Arthur Harris (University of Cambridge) The Structure and Materiality of Medical Knowledge in Quintus Serenus' Liber Medicinalis
Kassandra Miller (Union College) Numbering the Hours: A New Battleground in Imperial-Period Medicine?
Floris Overduin (Radboud University Nijmegen) Didactic Pharmacology or Medical Homerocentron? Structuring Knowledge in the Carmen de Viribus Herbarum (Heitsch 64)
Katherine van Schaik (Harvard University) Big Hospitals: The Methodism of Caelius Aurelianus and Rapid-Access Medical Knowledge
Marquis Berrey (University of Iowa) Authorial Strategies in P.Oxy. 5231, an Empiricist Commentary on Hippocraties
Black Classicism in the Visual Arts (Organized by Eos: Africana Receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome, Mathias Hanses, Penn State University, Caroline Stark, Howard University, and Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Brown University)
Margaret Day Elsner (The University of the South) Sugar Baby's Riddle: Sphinx or Sibyl?
Samuel Agbamu (King's College, London) Metamorphoses in Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Stefani Echeverria-Fenn (University of California, Berkeley) When and Where I (Don't) Enter: Afro-Pessimism, the Fungible Object, and Black Queer Representations of Medusa
Tom Hawkins (Ohio State University) Centaurs and Equisapiens
Stuart McManus (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Frank M. Snowden, Jr. and the Origins of the Image of the Black in Western Art
Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University) "Every Time I Think about Color It's a Political Statement:" Classical Elements in the Art of Emma Amos
Shelley Haley (Hamilton College) Response
Responding to Harassment: Bystander Intervention (Led by Collective Action for Safe Spaces, D.C. and organized by Sarah Teets, University of Virginia, and Erika Zimmermann Damer, University of Richmond; also organized by COGSIP, CODIP, Classics & Social Justice, and the Womens Classical Caucus)
Presenter TBD  
Second Sophistic (Simon Goldhill, University of Cambridge, Presider)
Carolyn MacDonald (University of New Brunswick) Echoes of Ovid: Metamorphic Moments in Philostratus' Imagines
Jacqueline M. Arthur-Montagne (High Point University) Sitting at the Kids' Table: Aesop and the Second Sophistic
David William Frierson Stifler (Duke University) Lucian, Aristophanes, and the Language of Intellectuals
Sinja Küppers (Duke University) Sophists: Public Identity and Roman Provincial Coinage
Kyle Conrau-Lewis (Yale University) Deterritorializing the Hellenosphere in Aelian's Varia Historia: Miscellany and Inclusion
Latin Poetry (Barbara Boyd, Bowdoin College, Presider)
Patrick Glauthier (Dartmouth College) Homer Redivivus? Rethinking Ennian Metempsychosis
Rebecca Moorman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Fair is Foul: Confronting the Sublate in Lucretius' Plague
Edgar Adrián García (University of Washington, Seattle) Serta Mihi Phyllis Legeret: Epigrammatic Echoes in Vergil's Eclogues
Treasa M. Bell (Yale University) Hesiod's Typhon and the Many-Mouth Topos
Kevin E. Moch (University of California, Berkeley) Future Counterfactual: Camilla, Women's Networks, and the Dynamics of Integration in Vergil's Aeneid
Legal Culture (Andrew Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin, Presider
Jesse James (Columbia University) Socialized Compliance with Greek International Law
Zachary R. Herz (University of Colorado, Boulder) Death of a Crossdresser: Legal Storytelling in Pomponius
Ryan A. Pilipow (University of Pennsylvania) Imperial Backtalk: Using Legal Discourse to Refute an Emperor
Mark Masterson (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Sex and Desire between Men in Byzantium: Civil Law, Dissidence, and (the Lack of) Enforcement
Laurie A. Wilson (Biola University) A Tradition of Popular Consent: Readings of Livy, Cicero, and Justinian in the Political Thought of James Wilson
Approaches to Language and Style (Roger D. Woodard, University of Buffalo, Presider)
Il Kweon Sir (University of Oxford) Lyric Worlds: "Vividness", Alcaeus, and Cognitive Poetics
Thomas J. Bolt (University of Texas at Austin) A Stylometric Analysis of Latin Literary Genre
Britta Ager (Colorado College) "Hiss at Some Length": Onomatopoeia, Mimesis, and Other Noises in the Greco-Roman Magical Tradition
Brandon D. Bark (Stanford University) The Language of Nature and the Nature of Language in Varro's De Lingua Latina
Verity Walsh (Stanford University) "Criticus Nascitur, Non Fit": Latin Textual Criticism and the Cult of Male Genius

Saturday, January 4

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

Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt (Organized by the American Society of Papyrologists & Giovanni R. Ruffini, Fairfield University)
Giovanni R. Ruffini (Fairfield University) Introduction
Arnaud Besson (New York University) Roman Attitude towards Peregrine Marriage in Egypt Before and After 212 AD
Amber Jacob (New York University) P.Tebt.Med.d em: An Unpublished Demotic Medical Compendium from Tebtunis
Joseph Morgan (Yale University) Climate Science and Ptolemaic Egypt
Elizabeth Nabney (University of Michigan) The Impact of Labour and Mobility on Family Structures in Roman Egypt
Roxanne Sarrazin (University of Ottowa) An Unpublished Papyrus from the Coptic "Wizard's Hoard"
God and Man in the Second Sophistic: Criticism, Innovation and Continuity (Organized by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Nancy Evans, Wheaton College, and Sandra Blakely, Emory University
Nancy Evans (Wheaton College) Introduction
Barbara Blythe (Tulane University) Ambiguous Epiphanies in the Novels of the Second Sophistic
Inger Kuin (University of Virginia) Sacrificing to Hungry Gods: Lucian on Ritual
Rebecca Frank (University of Virginia) The Didactic Oracle: The Delphic Oracle in Plutarch's "Delphic Dialogues"
Kenneth Yu (University of Toronto) Sincerity in the Second Sophistic: The Rhetoric of Religiosity in Philostratus' Heroicus
James Henriques (University of Texas Austin) "That's Not the Way I Heard It:" Folkloric Mechanisms in the Creation of Philostratus's Vita Apollonii
Homer in the Renaissance (Organized by the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception, Caroline Stark, Howard University, Pramit Chaudhuri, University of Texas at Austin, and Ariane Schwartz, McKinsey & Company)
Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania) Introduction
Richard Armstrong (University of Houston) Lodovico Dolce's L'Ulisse: Rethinking Homeric Translation and Reception from the Material to the Imaginary
Julia Claire Hernandez (Washington and Lee University) Juan de Mena's Omero Romançado: On (Not) Translating Homer in the Court of Juan II of Castile
William Theiss (Princeton University) The Abbé d'Aubignac and the Death of Homer
Nathaniel Hess (University of Cambridge) From Peisistratus to the Papacy - Homeric Translation and Authority in the Reign of Nicholas V
Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania) Response
Graduate Student Leadership in Classics (Organized by Del A. Maticic, New York University, and Robert Santucci, University of Michigan)
Del A. Maticic (New York University) Introduction
Ekaterina But and Colleen Kron (The Ohio State University) The Classics Coffee Hour: Creating Connections and Promoting New Ideas through Graduate Student Service
Samuel Kindick (University of Colorado Boulder) How to Build a Community: My Experiences Founding and Growing a Classics Graduate Organization
Kenneth Elliott (University of Iowa) Perspectives and Methods in Graduate Student Union Organizing
Kelly Dugan (University of Georgia) "The Solution is to Start Building the Community You Imagine": One Graduate Student's Experience in Co-founding an Organization and Network of Scholars Dedicated to Antiracism and Pedagogy in Classics
Classical Reception in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Culture (Organized by Christopher Waldo, University of California, Berkeley, and Elizabeth Wueste, American University of Rome)
Christopher Waldo (University of California, Berkeley) Introduction
Stephanie Wong (Brown University) Princess Turandot, an Occidental Oriental
Kelly Nguyen (Brown University) No One Knows His Own Stock: Ocean Vuong's Reception of Telemachus and Odysseus
Kristina Chew (University of California, Santa Cruz) Translating the Voices of Tragedy's "Other" Women: Theresa Has Kyung Cha's Dictee and Seneca's Phaedra
Priya Kothari (University of California, Berkeley) A Palimpsest of Performance: The Construction of Classicism in the Vallabha Tradition
Melissa Mueller (University of Massachusetts Amherst) Response
Lightning Talks #2: Greek Literature (Zoe Stamatopoulou, Washington University in St. Louis, Presider)
Amy Lather (Wake Forest University) Thinking with Things: Mētis as Extended Cognition
Alexander Loney (Wheaton College) Who is the Leader of Penelope's Suitors?
Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan) Tithonus the Kitharode
Pavlos Sfyroeras (Middlebury College) Bearing a Burden, Pericles, and Aristophanes' Frogs
Chiara Sulprizio (Vanderbilt University) Of a Different Color: The Ever-Changing Image of the Female Centaur
Foucault and Antiquity Beyond Sexuality (Organized by Charles Stocking, Western University)
Charles Stocking (Western University) Introduction
Marcus Folch (Columbia University) Foucault in the Roman Carcer
Charles Stocking (Western University) Foucault and the Funeral Games: Ancient Roots for a Modern Problematic of Power
Miriam Leonard (University College London) The Power of Oedipus: Michel Foucault with Hannah Arendt
Brooke Holmes (Princeton University) Biopolitics and the Afterlife of Michel Foucault's Concept of Life
Paul Allen Miller (University of South Carolina) The Body Politic: Foucault and Cynics
Hellenistic Poetry, Greek and Latin (Peter Bing, Emory University, presiding)
Brett Evans (University of Virginia) Here Comes the Bridge: Brokering Female Patronage in Callimachus' Victoria Berenices
Laura Marshall (Penn State University) Which Came First: Intentional Anachronism in Callimachus' Iambus 1
Brian D. McPhee (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Text and Image in Time and Space: Reading Simias' Wings and Axe
James Faulkner (University of Michigan) Two Sides on Corinth: The Cultural Stakes of Epigram ca. 102 BCE
Brian P. Hill (Rutgers University) The Hellenistic Pedigree of Lucretius' Honeyed Cup
Numismatics (Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, Harvard University, Presider)
Parrish Elizabeth Wright (University of Michigan) Heraclean Coinage: The Italiote League between Polybius and Diodorus
Tal A. Ish-Shalom (Columbia University) Coins, Continuity, and Change: "Hellenization" in the Post-Seleucid Levant
Marsha McCoy (Southern Methodist University) A Coin's Eye View of Roman Imperialism
Sven Betjes (Radboud University Nijmegen) The Hadrianic Revolution of the Coin Legend

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

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

The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students (Organized by Eta Sigma Phi and David H. Sick, Eta Sigma Phi)
Joseph Slama (Truman State University) The Suffering Man and House: The Centrality of Human Misery in the Odyssey
Samuel G. H. Powell (Columbia University) An Opportunity for Non-Existence: The Foreigner in the Hellenic World
Emma Clifton (Hillsdale College) Lucretius' Legacy in Mathematics: Past and Present Resonances
Phoebe Wing (Christendom College) A Philosophy of Paradox in Augustine's Confessions
Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania) Response
Late Antique Textualities (Organized by the Society for Late Antiquity and Colin M. Whiting, American School of Classical Studies at Athens)
Colin Whiting (American School of Classical Studies at Athens) Introduction
Alan Ross (Columbia University) Text and Paratext: Reading the Emperor Julian via Libanius
Christopher Blunda (University of California, Berkeley) Gennadius and Jerome: Discontinuity in the De Viris Illustribus Tradition
Andrew Horne (University of Chicago) Why is there so Much Varro in the City of God?
Jacob Latham (University of Tennessee) Romanitas between "Pagans" and Christians: Christian Invective against Late Antique Roman Traditional Religions
Classics Graduate Education in the 21st Century (Organized by Ariana Traill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Clifford Ando, University of Chicago, and Jennifer Anna Rea, University of Florida)
Clifford Ando (University of Chicago) Introduction
Amy Richlin (University of California, Los Angeles) Post-Baccalaureate Programs for the 21st Century
Michael Furman (Florida State University) Developing a Graduate-Level Pedagogy Course: A Test Case at Florida State University
Velvet Yates (University of Florida) Distance Technology and Graduate Classics Education
Jennifer Rea (University of Florida) Response
Citizenship, Migration, and Identity in Classical Athens (Organized by Jennifer T. Roberts, City College of New York)
Justin Yoo (King's College London) Introduction
Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University) Environment-Based Identity and Athenian Anti-Immigrant Policies in the Classical Period
Naomi Campa (Kenyon College) Power Struggles: Neaira and the Threat to Citizenship
Mary Jean McNamara (Brooklyn College) Plataean Citizenship: Dual Identities
Jennifer Roberts (City College of New York) Immigration and Exclusion: A Comparative Study
Konstantinos Kapparis (University of Florida) Response
From Illustration to Context: Figure-Decorated Pottery in Pedagogical Settings (Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, University of California, Davis, and Jacquelyn Clements, Getty Research Institute)
Amy Smith (University of Reading and Ure Museum of Archaeology) Presentation 1
Marya Fisher (Pierrepont School) Presentation 2
Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati (National Gallery of Art) Presentation 3
Susan Blevin (AIA member-at-large) Presentation 4
Screening Topographies of Classical Reception (Organized by Stacie Raucci, Union College, and Hunter Gardner, University of South Carolina)
Stacie Raucci (Union College) Introduction & Reverse Archaeology: Constructing Ancient Roman Spaces on Screen
Hunter Gardner (University of South Carolina) Visual Archaeology and Spatial Disorientation in Fellini
Dan Curley (Skidmore College) A View with (a) Room: Spatial Projections in Ancient and Screen Epic
Meredith Safran (Trinity College) Lost in Space: Matrices of Exilic Wandering in the Aeneid and Battlestar Galactica
Jon Solomon (University of Illinois) Response
Ecocriticism (Brooke A. Holmes, Princeton University, Presider)
Samuel Cooper (Bard High School Early College Queens) Ecocriticism and the Wanderings of Odysseus
Kyle Sanders (Sewanee: The University of the South) Seeing the Trees: Reading Pindar and the Anthropocene
Katherine Beydler (University of Michigan) Retelling Rome's Environmental History: Pliny's Natural History 18 and Columella's De Re Rustica 1-3
The Lives of Books (James J. O'Donnell, Arizona State University, Presider)
Joseph A. Howley (Columbia University) Imagining Tablets and Unseeing Secretaries: Real and Imagined Logistics of Roman Literary Production
Cat Lambert (Columbia University) The Ancient Entomological Bookworm: A New Chapter in the Shelf Life of Books
Mirte Liebregts (Radboud University Nijmegen) Which Classics Come in Red and Green? The Creation of the Loeb Classical Library Canon
Chorality (Anna Uhlig, University of California, Davis, Presider)
Amy N. Hendricks (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Whirling in Their Midst: Choral Intonations in the Iliad
Emmanuel Aprilakis (Rutgers University) The Chorus Leader in Early Hexameter Poetry
Gregory Jones (Independent Scholar) Male Lament and the Symposium
Aaron J. Beck-Schachter (Rutgers University) Choral Identity and the Slave Trade in 5th Century Athens
Latin Poetics and Poetic Theory (Catherine Keane, Washington University in St. Louis, Presider)
Jesse Hill (University of Toronto) Neoteric Questions
John Svarlien (Transylvania University) Philodemean Poetics in Horace, Satires 1.2
Patrick J. Burns (University of Texas at Austin) "Poeticness" as a Continuous Variable: Rethinking Prosaism in Horace's Odes 4.9
Paul Hay (Case Western Reserve University) The Poetics of Wormwood: Bitter Botany in Lucretius and Ovid

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

Hestia BU Graduate Pedagogy Organized by Alicia Matz, Boston University, Shannon DuBois, Boston University, and Ian Nurmi, Boston University
Fostering Graduate "Success" in a Contingent Market Organized by Timothy Heckenlively, Baylor University, and Elizabeth LaFray, Siena Heights University
Antiquity in Media Studies (AIMS) Organized by Meredith E. Safran, Trinity College, and Emma Scioli, University of Kansas
Approaching Ancient Magic in the Classroom Organized by Gil Renberg, University of Michigan, Jessica Lamont, Yale University, and Drew Wilburn, Oberlin College
White Supremacy and the History of Future of Classics Organized by Curtis Dozier, Vassar College
Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy VI Organized by Brett M. Rogers, University of Puget Sound, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Trinity University, and Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
Classics for Business Leaders Organized by Mallory A. Monaco Caterine, Tulane University, Alexander Petkas, University of California, San Diego, and Rebecca Frankel

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

Literary Banquets of the Imperial Era (Organized by the International Plutarch Society, Jeffrey Beneker, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Zoe Stamatopoulou, Washington University in St. Louis)
David Driscoll (University of California, Davis) "Always and Everywhere:" Early Greek Poetry, Local Identities, and the Universal Homer in Plutarch's Symposia
Sara De Martin (King's College London) Theognis at Dinner: Metasympotics through Time
Katherine Krauss (University of Oxford) Macrobius' Misreadings: Exploring Plato's Symposium in the Late Antique Latin West
Scott J. DiGiulio (Mississippi State University) Gellius' Convivial Scenes and Roman Intellectual Identity in the Noctes Atticae
Bryant Kirkland (University of California, Los Angeles) On Having Many Acquaintances: Friend-Making in Table Talk
Problems in Performance: Failure and Classical Reception Studies (Organized by Rosa Andújar, King's College London, and Daniel Orrells, King's College London)
Daniel Orrells (King's College London) Introduction
Ronald J. J. Blankenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen) Discomfort in Performance? Aigeus Seduced in Euripides' Medea
Kay Gabriel (Princeton University) Euripides, Ultra-Moderniste: H. D. and Avant-Garde Failure
Edmund V. Thomas (Durham University) Bernini's Two Theatres and the Trauma of Classical Reception in Seventeenth-Century Rome
Peter Swallow (King's College London) The Birds Doesn't Take Off: Aristophanes' Victorian Burlesque and Why It Failed
Marios Kallos (Independent Scholar) Challenging Expectations: The Notorious Productions of Peter Sellars' Ajax and Anatoly Vasiliev's Medea
Melissa Funke (University of Winnipeg) Dionysus on Tour: Cross-Cultural Performance in a Beijing Opera Bacchae
Rosa Andújar (King's College London) Response
New Perspectives on the Atlantic Façade of the Roman World (Seminar) (Organized by Carlos F. Norena, University of California, Berkeley)
Greg Woolf (Institute of Classical Studies, London) Building the Atlantic Super-Seaway in the Roman Period
Carlos F. Norena (University of California, Berkeley) Atlantic Commerce and Social Mobility in Southwestern Iberia
Elva Johnston (University College, Dublin) The Atlantic Histories of Late Antique Ireland
Nicholas Purcell (University of Oxford) The Ocean of Mount Atlas: Atlantic History and/in the Ancient World
Neo-Latin in the Old and New Worlds: Current Scholarship (Organized by American Association for Neo-Latin Studies and Frederick J. Booth, Seton Hall University)
Bryan Whitchurch (Fordham University) Turks as Trojans: Intertext and Allusion in Ubertino Posculo's Constantinopolis
Annette M. Baertschi (Bryn Mawr College) Exemplarity in Petrarch's Africa
Carl P. E. Springer (University of Tennessee) Rhyming Rome: Luther's In Clementem Papam VII
John Izzo (Columbia University) Aztec Physicians in Greco-Roman Garb
Benjamin C. Driver (Brown University) Galileo the Immortalizer: Classical Allusions in the Dedication of Sidereus Nuncius
Nicolò Bettegazzi (University of Groningen) The Pax Augustea in Fascist Italy: A Catholic Response to the Augustan Bimillenary
Administrative Appointments: A Contribution to the Dialogue on the Present and Future of Classics, Humanities, and Higher Education from Administrative Perspectives (Organized by Joseph M. Romero, University of Mary Washington)
Joy Connolly (American Council of Learned Societies) Toward a New Institutional Future of Classics
Jeannine D. Uzzi (University of Southern Maine) Maine Public Classics
Patrice Rankine (University of Richmond) Different Strokes for Different Folks: Three Universities, Three "Classics"
Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa) How Can Administrators Support Public Outreach and Digital Humanities?
Joseph M. Romero (University of Mary Washington) Anchor Institutions and a Challenge to Classics, Humanities, and Higher Education
Kenneth Scott Morrell (Rhodes College) The Undergraduate Major in Classics Revisited: Ten Years Later
Women in Rage, Women in Protest: Feminist Approaches to Ancient Anger (Seminar) (Organized by Erika L. Weiberg, Florida State University, and Mary Hamil Gilbert, Birmingham-Southern College)
Suzanne Lye (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Putting Pressure on the Patriarchy: The Subversive Power of Women's Anger in Ancient Greek Literature and Magic
Erika L. Weiberg (Florida State University) The Problem of the Angry Woman and Herodotus' Use of Tragedy in Two Athenian Logoi
Ellen Cole Lee (Fairfield University) Irata Puella: Gaslighting, Violence, and Anger in Elegy
Mary Hamil Gilbert (Birmingham-Southern College) Furor Frustrated: Policing Women's Anger in the Pseudo-Senecan Octavia
Lucan, Statius, and Silius (Andrew Zissos, University of California, Irvine, Presider)
Colin MacCormack (University of Texas at Austin) Why Did It Have to be Snakes? Animals, Knowledge and Dread in Lucan and Nicander
Andrew M. McClellan (San Diego State University) A Requiem for Pompey in Lucan's Bellum Civile
Diana Librandi (University of California, Los Angeles) Velut Mater Agnoscens: Hypsipyle's Recognitions in Statius's Thebaid
Jasmine A. Akiyama-Kim (University of California, Los Angeles) Seeing Double: The Temporality of Theseus's Shield in Statius's Thebaid
Alice Hu (Gustavus Adolphus College) Edible Complex: Oedipus' Appetites in Statius' Thebaid 8
Adam Kozak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The Best Defense: Triumphal Geography and Empire in Silius's Punica
Science in Context (Ralph Rosen, University of Pennsylvania, presiding)
Laura Winters (Duke University) Greek Mathematical Traditions
Richard Janko (University of Michigan) Themistocles, Pericles, and Anaxagoras' Trial for Studying Astronomy
Andrew Scholtz (Binghamton University) From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern: Polemon and the Ontology of Passion
Jonathan Reeder (Florida State University) The Medical Context of Galen's Protrepticus
Jessica L. Wright (University of Texas at San Antonio) Gendering the Brain in Ancient Medicine
Max Leventhal (University of Cambridge) Viewing Cultures in the Letter of Aristeas
Global Receptions
David Wray (University of Chicago) "Learned Poetry," Modernist Juxtaposition, and the Classics: Three Case Studies
Christopher Stedman Parmenter (New York University) Frank Snowden at Naukratis: Revisiting the Image of the Black in Western Art
Kathleen Noelle Cruz (Princeton University) Norse Gods in Tyrkland: The Manipulation of the Classical Tradition in Snorra Edda
Adriana Maria Vazquez (University of California, Los Angeles) Dreaming of Hector in the Brazilian Neoclassical Period: Conceptualizing "Window Reception"
James R. Townshend (University of Miami) "Keep Quiet! You Can't Even Read Latin!" The Satirical Purpose of Western Classics in Natsume Sōseki's I Am a Cat
Cicero (Anthony Corbeill, University of Virginia, presiding)
Noah A. S. Segal (University of California, Santa Barbara) A Farewell to Arms? Cicero's Pro Fonteio and the Shortage of Commanders in the Republic's Last Generation
Ky Merkley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) When Being a Man Just Isn't Enough: A Modified Forensic Defense in the Pro Ligario
Joanna Kenty (Radboud University Nijmegen) Irony in Cicero's Letter to Lucceius
Jeffrey Easton (University of Toronto) Creating Familiaritas: Cicero's Letter of Recommendation of 46-45 BCE

Presidential Panel (5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)


Plenary Session (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Sunday, January 5

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

Sisters Doin' for Themselves: Women in Power in the Ancient World and the Ancient Imaginary (Organized by the Women's Classical Caucus, T. H. M. Gellar-Goad, Wake Forest University, and Serena S. Witzke, Wesleyan University)
T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) and Serena S. Witzke (Wesleyan University) Introduction
Catherine M. Draycott (Durham University) If I Say that the Polyxena Sarcophagus was Designed for a Woman, Does that Make Me a TERF? Identity Politics and Power Now and Then
Alana Newman (Monmouth College) Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Ptolemaic Faience and the Limits of Female Power
Krishni Schaefgen Burns (University of Illinois at Chicago) Cornelia's Connections: Political Influence in Cross-Class Female Networks
Morgan E. Palmer (Tulane University) Always Advanced by Her Recommendations: The Vestal Virgins and Women's Mentoring
Jessica Clark (Florida State University) Chiomara and the Roman Centurion
Gunnar Dumke (Martin-Luter-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) Basilissa, Not Mahārāni: The Indo-Greek Queen Agathokleia
Beyond Reception: Addressing Issues of Social Justice in the Classroom with Modern Comparisons (Organized by David J. Wright, Fordham University, and Lindsey A. Mazurek, University of Oregon)
Nicole Nowbahar (Rutgers University) Using Cross-Dressing to Understand Ancient Conceptions of Gender and Identity
Curtis Dozier (Vassar College) Classical Antiquity and Contemporary Hate Groups
Matthew Gorey (Wabash College) The Reception of Classics in Hispanophone and Lusophone Cultures and Modern Imperialism
Lindsey A. Mazurek (University of Oregon) Comparing Present and Past in the Migration Classroom
Daniel Libatique (College of the Holy Cross) Cultural and Historical Contingencies in Ancient and Modern Sexuality
Sam Flores (College of Charleston) Race in Antiquity and Modernity
Translating "Evil" in Ancient Greek and Hebrew and Modern American Culture (Seminar) (Organized by Thomas G. Palaima, University of Texas at Austin)
Aren Max Wilson-Wright (University of Zurich) In Search of the Root of All Evil: Is there a Concept of "Evil" in the Hebrew Bible?
Diane Arnson Svarlien (Independent Scholar) Just Some Evil Scheme: Translating "Badness" in the Plays of Euripides
Thomas G. Palaima (University of Texas at Austin) Evil (Not) Then and Evil Now: A Test Case in "Translating" Cultural Notions
What's New in Ovidian Studies (Organized by the International Ovidian Society, Sharon L. James, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Laurel Fulkerson, Florida State University, and Alison M. Keith, University of Toronto)
Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Introduction
Sophie Emilia Seidler (University of Washington) Proserpina's Pomegranate and Ceres' Anorexic Anger: Food, Sexuality, and Denial in Ovid's Account of Ceres and Proserpina
Caitlin Hines (Wake Forest University) Ovid's Visceral Reactions: Lexical Change as Intervention in Public Discourses of Power
Chenye (Peter) Shi (Stanford University) Naso Ex Machina: A Fine-Grained Sentiment Analysis of Ovid's Epistolary Poetry
Debra Freas (Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies) Fabula Muta: Ovid's Jove in Petronius Satyrica 126.18
Ben Philippi (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) The Haunting of Naso's Ghost in Spenser's Ovidian Intertexts
Aislinn Melchior (University of Puget Sound)  Reweaving Philomela's Tongue
Late Antiquity (Raffaella Cribiore, New York University, Presider)
Jeremy J. Swist (University of Iowa) Julian and Rome's Eternal Refoundation
James F. Patterson (University of Texas at Austin) Staging Schism: Optatus 1.16-20 and the Earliest Extant Christian Play
Anthony J. Thomas (University of Minnesota) Figuring It Out: The Relationship between Exemplum and Figura in Ambrise of Milan's De Abraham
Angela Zielinski Kinney (University of Wales/University of Vienna) The Encomiastic "Other" in Jerome's Epistles
Alvaro O. Pires (Brown University) A Fiction of Nature and the Nature of Fiction: Animal Allegory in the Greek Physiologos
Homerica (Richard Janko, University of Michigan, Presider)
Joshua M. Smith (Johns Hopkins University) Another Current in Homer's Ocean
Jennifer L. Weintritt (Northwestern University) More Useful and More Trustworthy? The Cyclical Poem in Scholia
Kaitlyn Boulding (University of Washington) Poetically Packed: πυκ[ι]νός in the Iliad
John McDonald (University of Missouri) Helen of Troy and her Indo-European Sisters: Women's Vocal Agency and Self-Rescue in Greek, Indian, and Irish Epic
Marcus D. Ziemann (The Ohio State University) Panhellenistic Appropriations: The Case of Aphrodite, Diomedes' Aristeia, and Tablet VI of Gilgamesh
Keith Dickson (Purdue University) Καίριος: Openings in Homer
Plato and His Reception
Ethan Schwartz (Harvard University) Divination and Dialogue: The Construction of Philosophy in Plato's Apology
Joseph Gerbasi (University of Toronto) Plato's Apology of Socrates: For What Does Socrates Die?
Justin Barney (University of Michigan) Religious Practice as Play in Plato's Laws
Collin Miles Hilton (Bryn Mawr College) Roman Stoic Appropriation of the Middle Platonic "Imitation of God"
Matthew Watton (University of Toronto) Academic Consolation in Pseudo-Plato's Axiochus
Greek and Latin Comedy (Timothy Moore, Washington University at St. Louis, presiding)
Amy S. Lewis (University of Pennsylvania) Pherecrates' Comic Poetics
Dustin W. Dixon (Grinnell College) Innovation and Intertextuality in Greek Mythological Comedy
Peter Burian (Duke University) Braunfels's Aristophanic Opera, Die Vögel
Rachel Mazzara (University of Toronto) Dropping the Dramatic Illusion: A Narratological Model of Plautine Metatheater
Hannah Sorscher (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Wife-Erasure in Terence's Hecyra
Public Life in Classical Athens (Johanna Hanink, Brown University, Presider)
Deborah Kamen (University of Washington) Insults and Status Negotiation in the Athenian Agora
Andrew Foster (Fordham University) The Trierarchy, Financial Syndication, and Impersonal Intermediation
Mitchell H. Parks (Knox College) The Lives of Lycurgus: Self-Commemoration in Fourth-Century Athens
Ted Parker (University of Toronto) Making Necessity of a Virtue: Hidden Value Judgements in Forensic Suggnōmē

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

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

Inscriptions and Dates (Organized by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, and Gil Renberg, University of Michigan)
Gil Renberg (University of Michigan) Introduction
Rachele Pierini (University of Bologna) How Old are the Earliest Mycenaean Tablets? Absolute and Relative Chronology of the Linear B Tablet Deposits of the Room of the Chariot Tablets (RCT) and the North Entrance Passage (NEP) at Knossos
Paul Iversen (Case Western Reserve University) Dating, and Dating by, the Antikythera Mechanism
John Morgan (University of Delaware) Erroneous Dates in Athenian State Decrees and Financial Documents
Ilaria Bultrighini (University of London, Institute of Classical Studies) One is Not Enough: Double Dates in Inscriptions from the Greek East under Rome
Moving to the Music: Song and Dance in Antiquity (Organized by the Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage, Carolyn M. Laferriere, Yale University, and Sarah Olsen, Williams College)
Carolyn M. Laferriere (Yale University) and Sarah Olsen (Williams College) Introduction
Michel Briand (Université de Poitiers) Movement, Sight, and Sound in Archaic Song-and-Dance Poetry: Erotic and Ritual Kinesthesia and Synesthesia in the "Newest Sappho"
Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia) Komos and Choros: The Language of Dance in Greek Vase-Painting
Harry Morgan (University of Oxford) Dancing in Roman Dress: Fabula Togata and the Music of Pantomime
Amy Koenig (Hamilton College) The Pantomimic Voice: Ovid's Echo and the Body-Voice Relationship in Dance
If Classics is for Everybody, Why Isn't Everybody in My Class? Building Bridges and Opening Doors to the Study of Classics (Organized by Elizabeth A. Bobrick, Wesleyan University, and Danielle R. Bostick, John Handley High School)
Elizabeth Bobrick (Wesleyan University) Introduction
Sara Ahbel-Rappe (University of Michigan) Increasing the Diversity of Graduate Students in Classics: The University of Michigan's Bridge M.A. and Bridge to the Ph.D. Programs
Danielle R. Bostick (John Handley High School) Creating Systemic Change within Existing Structures
Sonya Wurster (Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy; La Trobe University) Integrating Diverse Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds in the Latin Classroom, and Reconsidering the Place of Classics in Non-Western Traditions
Nina Papathanasopoulou (Connecticut College) Expanding Classics through the Visual and Performing Arts, In and Out of the Classroom
Novel Entanglements: The Ancient Novel in New Social, Intellectual, and Material Contexts (Organized by Emilio Capettini, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Bendek Kruchió, University of Cambridge)
Emilio Capettini (University of California, Santa Barbara) Introduction
Karen Ni-Mheallaigh (University of Exeter) Time-Psychology in the Cena Trimalchionis
Emma Greensmith (University of Cambridge) Awkward Authority: Gnomai Heliodorus and Nonnus
Benedek Kruchió (University of Cambridge) Between Skeptical Sophistry and Religious Teleology: The Multiperspectivity of Heliodorus' Aethiopica
Tim Whitmarsh (University of Cambridge) The Novel and Bookspace
Personhood and Authorship: Collective Living Commentary on a Project of Thomas Habinek (Organized by James Ker, University of Pennsylvania, Andrew Feldherr, Princeton University, and Enrica Sciarrino, University of Canterbury)
James Ker (University of Pennsylvania) Introduction
Basil Dufallo (University of Michigan) Ch.1: Persons, Selves, Subjects, and Others: Terminology and Conceptual Preliminaries
Zsuzsana Várhelyi (Boston University) Ch. 1: Constructing Personhood in Classical Rome: Discourses, Practices, and Images
Scott Lepisto (College of Wooster) Ch. 3: Modes of Authorship
Hannah Čulík-Baird (Boston University) Ch. 4: Outcomes and Prospects
Greek History (Fred Naiden, University of North Carolina, Presider)
Marcaline J. Boyd (University of Delaware) Whose Tyrant are You?: The Installation of Tyrants in the Archaic and Classical Worlds
Konstantinos Karathanasis (Washington University in St. Louis) A Game of Timber Monopoly: Atheno-Macedonian Relations on the Eve of the Peloponnesian War
Evan Vance (University of California, Berkeley) Redistribution, Public Wealth, and the Cretan Andreion
Sjoukje M. Kamphorst (University of Groningen) Carving Communities in Stone: Cosmopolitan Space on Hellenistic Kos
Style and Stylistics (Joy Connolly, American Council of Learned Societies, presiding)
Milena Anfosso (University of California, Los Angeles ; Sorbonne University) Timotheus of Miletus' Persae, 150-161: "Entwining Greek with Asian Speech"
Sidney Kochman (Indiana University Bloomington) "Why is it Impossible to Do It Well?" Aristotle and Quintilian on Narrative Brevity in Forensic Oratory
Lydia Spielberg (University of California, Los Angeles) Nomine Nos Capis: Cicero's Cato and the Theory and Practice Impersonating Orators
Scheherazade J. Khan (University of Pennsylvania) Ne Procaces Manus Rapiant: Stylistic Shifts as a Defensive Strategy in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia
Constructing a Classical Tradition: East and West (John F. Miller, University of Virginia, Presider)
Nathan M. Kish (Cornell College) Decorum, Obscenity, and Literary Authority in the Letters of Poggio Bracciolini and Panormita
Coleman Connelly (New York University) Continued Celebration of the Kalends of January in the Medieval Islamic East
Eric Wesley Driscoll (American School of Classical Studies at Athens) "A Single, Easily Managed Household": Antiquity and the Peloponnese in Late Byzantium
Jesús Muñoz Morcillo (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Institut für Kunst- und Baugeschichte) Progymnasmatic Ekphrasis at the Latin School of Arezzo and Vasari's "Memory Images"

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

Greek Culture in the Roman World (Organized by the American Classical League, Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center, and David Petrain, Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center)
Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College and City University of New York Graduate Center) Introduction
Marcie Persyn (University of Pennsylvania) Lucilius Philosophos? Manipulation of Greek Philosophy in the Early Roman Satires
Jovan Cvjetičanin (University of Virginia) Greek Philosophy and Roman Politics in Cicero's De Consulatu Suo
Helen Van Noorden (University of Cambridge) The Anti-Roman Sibyl
Sarah Griffis (Harvard University) Christian Interaction with Greek Tragedy in the Second and Third Centuries
David Petrain (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center) Response
Soul Matters: How and Why Does Soul Matter to the Varius Discourses of Neoplatonism? (Organized by International Society for Neo-Platonism and Sara L. Ahbel-Rappe, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Aaron P. Johnson (Lee University) Souls and Daemons: The Contribution of Porphyry's Commentary on the Timaeus for Later Platonist Psychology
Svetla Slaveva-Griffin (Florida State University) Neither the Body Without the Soul: Why does Medicine Matter?
Sarah K. Wear (Franciscan University) Neoplatonic Language of the Soul in Cyril's Scholia on the Incarnation
David Ryan Morphew (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Plutarch and the Non-Rational Soul: A Defense Against the Republic's Psychological Criticism of Poetry
Jonathan Young (University of Iowa) Origen's Resurrection of the Rational Soul and Its Ascent to the Likeness of Angels
Childhood and Fictive Kinship in the Roman Empire (Organized by Gaia Gianni, Brown University)
Gaia Gianni (Brown University) Introduction & On Roman Collactanei: "Milk-kinship" from Ancient Rome to Modern Turkey and Cape Verde
Judith Evans-Grubbs (Emory University) Pliny's Threptoi: A Case of Cross-Cultural Confusion?
April Pudsey (Manchester Metropolitan University) "...And All the Troubles of Nursing to which Their Station Condemns Them..." Maternitas and Social Motherhood in the Roman World
Zane McGee (Emory University) Taught as a Child: The Family-Forging Effect of Instruction in Early Christianity and its Historical Influences
Tara Mulder (Vassar College) Response
Variant Voices in Roman Foundation Narratives (Organized by Jessica Wise, University of Colorado Boulder, and Anastasia Belinskaya, Florida State University)
Anastasia Belinskaya (Florida State University) Introduction
Celia Campbell (Florida State University) Roma/amor Redux: Cultivating Rome in the Early Books of the Metamorphoses
Caleb Dance (Washington and Lee University) Rome's Feminine Foundations and the Agency of the Sabine Women
Matthew Loar (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Hercules (and Cacus?) at the Lupercalia in Fasti 2.303-80
Carole Newlands (University of Colorado Boulder) Performing Foundation: Carmentis and Mater Matuta
Jessica Wise (University of Colorado Boulder) Response
Theater of Displacement: Ancient Tragedy and Modern Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (Organized by Seth Jeppesen, Brigham Young University, Cecilia Peek, Brigham Young University, and Chiara Aliberti, Brigham Young University)
Seth Jeppesen (Brigham Young University) Introduction
Hallie Marshall (University of British Columbia) Now We See You, Now We Don't: Displacement, Citizenship, and Gender in Greek Tragedy
Allannah Karas (Valparaiso University) Aeschylus' Erinyes as Suppliant Immigrants: Enchantment and Subjugation
Lana Radloff (Bishop's University) The Sword, the Box, and the Bow: Trauma, (Dis)placement, and "New Canadians"
Sarah J. Thompson (University of California, Davis) How Sweet are Tears: The Uses of Lamentation in the Trojan Women and Queens of Syria
Chiara Aliberti (Brigham Young University) Response
Augustus and After (Andrew Johnston, Yale University, Presider)
Ayelet Haimson Lushkov (University of Texas at Austin) Politicizing Citation: Livy's Cossus Digression and Augustan Literary Culture
Ryan M. Pasco (Boston University) Augustus on Holiday: Sinister Saturnalia in Suetonius' Divus Augustus 98
Lee E. Patterson (Eastern Illinois University) Augustus and the Nakharars of Armenia
Rebecca Edwards (Wright State University) Princeps Proferendi Imperi Incuriosus: Tiberius and the Pax Augusta
Ancient Ethics (David Konstan, New York University, presiding)
Paul W. Ludwig (St. John's College, Annapolis) Political Friendship in Nicomachean Ethics IX.6
Takashi Oki (Nagoya University) Aristotle on Deliberation and Necessitarianism
Peter Ishmael Osorio (Cornell University) Brutus' Philosophical Position in On Virtue
Mary Rosalie Stoner (University of Chicago) Quintilian's Last Word: Voluntas and the Goodness of the Vir Bonus Dicendi Peritus
David H. Kaufman (Transylvania University) Galen on Non-Rational Motivation and the Freedom from Emotions: A Reading of Affections of the Soul
Archaic Poetics of Identity
Thomas James Nelson (Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge) Intertextual Impersonation in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo
Amelia Margaret Bensch-Schaus (University of Pennsylvania) Poetic Foundations on Delos: The Homeric Hymns to Apollo and Callimachus' Hymn to Delos
Ippokratis Kantzios (University of South Florida) Sea Storms, Memory and Aristocratic Identity in Alc. Fr. 6 V
Peter Moench (University of Virginia) Pindar's Nemean 5 and the Problem of Aeginetan Descent from the Aiakidai

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