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Preliminary Program for the 2021 Annual Meeting

Check on the 2021 Annual Meeting page and the draft session listing for updates about special events. All times are in CST.

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Tuesday, January 5

Wednesday, January 6

Thursday, January 7

Friday, January 8

Saturday, January 9

Sunday, January 10

Last Revised - October 9, 2020

Tuesday, January 5

First Paper Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Merchants and Markets in Late Antiquity (Organized by John Fabiano, University of Toronto, and Jane Sancinito, University of Massachusetts Lowell)

Irene Soto Marín (University of Michigan) Emporium Aegyptium: Egypt as a Global Marketplace
Kevin Woram (University of Virginia) Aediles and Agoranomoi in Late Antiquity: Imperial Policy and the Decline of Marketplace Oversight
David Rockwell (Central European University) The Corrupting Sea Loan: Justinian's Failed Regulation of Pecunia Traiectica
Catherine Keane (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) Ecclesiastical Participation in Cypriot Economies: An Archaeologic

Language (Anthony Corbeill, University of Virginia, presiding)

Milena Anfosso (Harvard University) Godlike Askanios, from Faraway Askania," or the Anatolian Connection of an Eponymous Hero
Ian Hollenbaugh (University of California, Los Angeles) Prohibition Types in Ancient Greek: A Comparative Approach
Alyson Melzer (Stanford University) "Style is the Woman Herself": Gendering Verbal Art in Cicero and Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Eva Carrara (Florida State University) Roman Women's Useful Knowledge: Historical Examples in Women's Speech in Dionyus of Halicarnassus
David Wallace-Hare (San Diego State University) Green Classics: The Benefits of Accurately Translating Columella
Maria Kovalchuk (University of Pennsylvania) Maximus Planudes' (Domesticating?) Translation of Ovid's Heroides 7

Classics In/Out of Asia (Organized by Caroline Cheung, Princeton University)

Stuart McManus (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Understanding Angela: Gender and Ancient Mediterranean Slavery in Early Modern China
Patricia Kim (New York University) Race, Gender, Antiquity: Reflecting on Asian Femininity in Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden
Helen Wong (University of Pennsylvania) Classical Architecture and the Kaiping diaolou: Diasporic identity in Late Qing and early Republican Guangdog, China
Dora Gao (University of Michigan) Homer at Home: Classics, the Cultural Revolution, and the Construction of Identity
Arti Mehta (Howard University) Παρθένος or Ἀπάρθενος? Girls' Piety and Sex in Greek New Comedy and South Asian Popular Cinema
Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky) Response

New Perspectives on Plato's Internal Critique of the Athenian Politeia (Organized by Emily Hulme Kozey, Ormond College, University of Melbourne, and René de Nicolay, Princeton University)

Dimitri El Murr (Ecole Normale Supérieure - Paris) Satyr Play in Plato's Statesman: Socrates, Athens, and the Apologetic Purpose of Plato's Trilogy
Jeremy Reid (San Francisco State University) Voting for the Guardians: Election, Lottery, and Moderated Democracy in Plato's Laws
Cinzia Arruzza (The New School) Democracy, Tyranny, and Shamelessness in Plato
Melissa S. Lane (Princeton University) Plato's Neglected Critiques of Athens in Republic VIII: Democratic Dimensions of the Cities Nuturing the Timocratic, Oligarchic, and Democratic Youths
René de Nicolay (Princeton University) Plato on the Origins of Freedom Fetishism in Athens

Greek History (Jennifer Roberts, The Graduate Center, CUNY, presiding)

Becky Kahane (University of Texas at Austin) The Economic Logic of Fines in Gortyn
Stephen Hughes (Harvard University) The Quantum of Evidence in the Athenian Popular Courts
Hilary Lehmann (Knox College) The Shape of Anchiesteia: Proximity and care in Demosthenes 43, Against Macartatus
Talia Prussin (University of California, Berkeley) Groving an Empire: Classical Macedonian Expansionism and its Early Hellenistic Legacy
Thomas Nelson (Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge) The Ithyphallic Hymn for Demetrius Poliocetes: Panegyric, Resistance and Attic Tradition
Gregory Callaghan (University of Pennsylvania) Eumenes II's Appeals to Rome: Not So Appealing After All

New Approaches to Spectatorship (Organized by Anne-Sophie J. Noel, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and Alexander C. Duncan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Alexander C. Duncan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Is Oedipus Ugly? Deliberative Spectatorship at Colonus
Anne-Sophie Justine Noel (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon) Performing 'Deep Ontersubjectivity': Spectatorship in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae
Krishni Burns (University of Illinois, Chicago) Sharing Spectatorship with Divine: Watching as Worship at the Ludi Megalenses
Marianne Govers Hopman (Northwestern University) Response

The Discourse of Leadership in the Greco-Roman World (Organized by Mallory Monaco Caterine, Tulane University, and jeffrey Beneker, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Thierry Oppeneer (Ghent University) Plutarch's Politicians and the People: The Politics of Honour in Pericles, Cimon and the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire
Inger Kuin (University of Virginia) Following Diogenes: Cynic Leadership in Plutarch and Beyond
Sviatoslav Dmitriev (Ball State University) Theoretical Models of Rulership in Roman and Early Byzantine Panegyrics
Marcaline Boyd (University of Delaware) Plutarch's Protean Tyrant
Regina Loehr (University of California, Irvine) Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: Hannibal and Scipio

Second Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Greek and Latin Linguistics (Organized by Jeremy Rau, Harvard University, Benjamin Fortson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Timothy Barnes, University of Cambridge)

Nadav Asraf (Harvard University) The Syntax-Morphology Interface in Ancient Greek: The Syntactical Properties of Morphemes
Julia Sturm (Harvard University) A Derivational History of κρίμνημι/κρήμνημι 'Hang (Something) Up' and Associated Forms
Domenico Muscianisi (Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University) Doric Zeus is the Rising Sun: Accentuation, Morphology and Proto-Indo-European Root *telh2-
Michael Weiss (Cornell University) The Etymology of Latin lībra

Law and Society in Late Antiquity (Serena Connolly, Rutgers University, presiding)

Jonathan Warner (Cornell University) Bureaucrats, Corruption, and the Familia: The Peculium Quasi Castrense in the Later Roman Empire
John Fabiano (University of Toronto) Migration, Mobility, and Fiscality: Considering Collegia as Mechanisms for Integration of Migrant Craftsmen in the Late-Antique West
Timothy Hart (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Corpulent Conquerors: The Ethnography of Vandal Decadence in Sidonius and Procopius
Antocello Mastronardi (University of Michigan) Constantine's Legislation on Marriage
Carl Rice (Yale University) Disinheriting Heresy: Eunomians and the Roman Law of Inheritance
Ryan Pilipow (University of Pennsylvania) Law Jokes in the Late Roman Empire

Roman Comedy (Timothy Moore, Washington University in St. Louis, presiding)

Sarah Breitenfeld (University of Washington) Ut Ego Unguibus Facile Illi in Oculos Involem Venefico! Pythias and Sight as Power in Terence's Eunuchus
Thomas Wilson (Princeton University) Filii Gemini Duo: BRotherhood in Plautus' Menaechmi
Rachel Mazzara (University of Toronto) Plautinopolis in the Forum: Site-Specifically and Immersive Theater in Plautus' Curculio
Hans Bork (Stanford University) The Funny Smell(s) of Latin Comedy
Justin Dwyer (University of British Columbia) The Reception of Phormio in the carolingian Terence Miniatures

Flavian Epic (Antonios Augoustakis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, presiding)

Diana Librandi (University of California, Los Angeles) Repetition Blindness: The Cyzicus Episode in Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica
Thomas Bolt (University of Texas at Austin) Statius' Thebaid and Greek Prose: Reimagining Intertextuality in the Early Empire
Kenneth Draper (Indiana University) The Volcanic Poetics of Statius' Thebaid
Julia Mebane (Indiana University of Bloomington) Sicilian Strife in Silius Italicus' Punica

Ancient Scholarship (Irene Peirano Garrison, Yale University, presiding)

Bill Beck (Indiana University) Homer's Mimetic Poetics in the Iliad's Exegetical Scholia
Clinton Kinkade (Duke University) The Role of Vita Sophroclis in Shaping Sophocles's Ancient Reception
Alexander Karsten (Duke University) Poem Division in the Theognidea
Brett Evans (University of Virginia) Poets Eat Free: State Dinners, Symbolic Capital, and Distinction in Ptolemaic Alexandria
Laura Winters (Union College) Greek Mathematical Poetry
Tom Keeline (Washington University in St. Louis) Poetics and Tradition in Terentianus Maurus (The Best Latin Poet You're Not Reading)

Ancient Theater in Chicagoland (Organized by Krishni Burns, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Krishni Burns (University of Illinois, Chicago) Introduction
Caitlin Miller (University of Chicago) The Education of a Cosmopolitan City: Immigrant Theater and the Ajax at the Hull House
April Cleveland (DePaul University) Oresteia in Chicago
Megan Wilson (University of Michigan) Xtigone and Chi-Raq: Two Classical Takes on Gun Violence in Chicago
Krishni Burns (University of Illinois, Chicago) Response

On Being Calmly Wrong: Learning from Teaching Mistakes (Organied by Deborah Beck, University of Texas at Austin)

Deborah Beck (University of Texas at Austin) Introduction
Arum Park (University of Arizona) Student Engagement: A Lesson in Mindfulness
Mary Ann Eaverly (University of Florida) My Mistake: Twenty-Five Years a Captive
Ryan Fowler (Franklin and Marshall College) Adjusting Assumptions and Reevaluating Opportunities for Students
Bret Mulligan (Haverford College) Yearning for Simplicity in a (Pedagogical) Complex World
Theodora Kopestonsky (University of Tennessee) Adventures in Group Work in the Classics Classroom
Jennifer Trimble (Stanford University) How Dissertation Advising Has Made Me a Better Teacher

Wednesday, January 6

Third Paper Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Staging Tragedy and Epic (Organized by Paul Edward O'Mahony, Artistic Director of Out of Chaos Theatre Company, and Joel P. Christensen, Brandeis University)

Virgil and Religion (Organized by Julia Hejduk, Baylor University)

Jason Nethercut (University of South Florida) Lucretian pietas in Vergil's Aeneid
Christine Perkell (Emory University) Closing Ceremonies: Iliad 24 and Aeneid 12
Katherine M. Handloser (University of Texas) Vergil's Bacchae: Dido and Amata
Angela Zielinski Kinney (University of Vienna) Virgil's Fama and the Merkabah: Potential Semetic Sources for Personified Divine Rumor
Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania) Juno and Venus at Carthage and Eryx
John F. Miller (University of Virginia) Response

Usurpers, Rivals, and Regime Change: The Evidence of Coins (Organized by Roberta Stewart, Dartmouth College, and Nathan T. Elkins, Baylor University)

Nathan T. Elkins (Baylor University) and Roberta Stewart (Dartmouth College) Introduction
Stefano Frullini (King's College, Cambridge University) Eleian Zeus: Political Change in the Fifth-Century Eleian Coinage
Sarah E. Cox (Independent Scholar) The Bid for Rome: From Galba's Failure to Vespasian's Success
Nathaniel Katz (University of Texas at Austin) The Shadow of Commodus on Pertinax's Coinage
Sam Moorhead (British Museum) Carausius - A Usurper's Coinage on the Edge of Empire
William E. Metcalf (Yale University) Response

Vesuvius: Texts, Objects, and Images (Organized by Carol Mattusch, George Mason University, and David Sider, New York University)

Carol Mattusch (George Mason University) Introduction
Richard Janko (University of Michigan) Critics at Play: The Rearrangement and Rewriting of Verse in Philodemus' On Poems
Christopher Parslow (Wesleyan University) Slicing and Dicing the Prosciutto Sundial from Herculaneum
Ambra Spinelli (Bowdoin College) Spectacle and Society: The Tablinum's Imagery in the Houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Michael McOsker (Ohio Wesleyan University) Epicurus and the Kriterion: New Evidence from Metrodorus, Opus Incertum
Kenneth Lapatin (Getty Museum) The Appiades of Stephanos in Herculaneum and Rome: A New Identification of the Bronze 'Dancers' from the Villa dei Papiri

Lightning Session 1: History and Literature (James Uden, Boston University, Presiding)

Katherine van Schaik (Harvard University) Population Density and Disease in Greek Medical Theory and Practice: Early Social Distancing?
James Zainaldin (Harvard University) Living with the Specter of Disease: Seneca on Asthma and Respiratory Diseases
Rebecca Moorman (University of Toronto) Spuere and Aesthetic Taste in Latin Poetry
Keyne Cheshire (Davidson College) A Pentameter Acrostic in Ovid's Ibis
Jordan Johansen (University of Chicago) The (Ptolemaic) Queen's Speech: "More Effective Than a Million Soldiers"

Believing Ancient Women: A Feminist Epistemology for Greece and Rome (Organized by Mary Hamil Gilbert, Birmingham Southern College, and Megan Elena Bowen, University of Montana)

Mary Hamil Gilbert (Birmingham Southern College) Gendering Knowledge and Experience in Prometheus Bound
Edith G. Nally (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Bodies of Knowledge: Women's Reproductive Expertise in Plato
Fiona McHardy (University of Roehampton) Women's Complaints about Violence at Athens: Zobia and Aristogeiton
Serena S. Witzke (Wesleyan University) Plautus' Truculentus and Terence's Hecyra: Patriarchal Authority and Women's Truth
Megan Elena Bowen (University of Montana) Blaming Ovid's Leucothoe: The Role of Rape Myths in a Mythological Rape
Anise K. Strong (Western Michigan University) "Grey" Rape on the Silver Screen: Rape & Questionable Consent in Mass Media about the Ancient World

Reception (David Wray, University of Chicago, presiding)

Theodore Delwiche (Yale University) Neo-Latin in the New World: A Case Study in Student Ambition (and Failure)
Thomas Strunk (Xavier University) Cato Among the Feminists: 18th Century Female Writers on Cato the Younger
Marsha McCoy (Southern Methodist University) Caesar, Vercingetorix, and National Identity in 19th Century France
Chrisopher Jotischky (Brown University) Pilgrimages to Lesbos: Reflections of Sappho and Female Homoeroticism in Three Greek Novels of the Late 1920s
Justine McConnell (King's College London) "The Hydra-Headed Monster of Race Prejudice": Classics and the Chicago Race Riots
Michael Okyere Asante (Stellenbosch University) Africanizing the Classics: Looking Beyond Comparative and Reception Studies

Fourth Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Neronian Literature (Alison Futrell, University of Arizona, presiding)

Konstantinos Karathanasis (Washington University in St. Louis) Persius, Nero, and the Midas(s)es of Rome
Ursula Poole Autophagy in Seneca's Oeuvre
Caolán Mac An Aircinn (University of Texas at Austin) Sed Mihi Iam Numen: Poetry and Inspiration in Lucan's Pharsalia
James Uden (Boston University) Drugs, Immunity, and Body Politics in the Age of Nero
Historical Materialism and the Classics (Organized by Kilian Malon, Stanford University, Grace Erny, Stanford University, and Ian Tewksbury, Stanford University)
Kevin Ennis (Stanford University) Introduction

Lightning Session 2: Crossing Boundaries (Christopher Francese, Dickinson College, presiding)

Martha Payne So, You Want to Write a Game for the Reacting to the Pat Curriculum? Some Pointers
Sneha Ravi Imposter Syndrome in the Field of Classics
Clifford Robinson (University of the Sciences) Designing a STEM-Friendly Classics Curriculum
Anthony Vivian (University of California, Los Angeles) Against Smooth Breathing Marks
Jamie Banks (CUNY Graduate Center) The Value of Literary Translation as Scholarly Activity: Lessons from and as a Translator

Plato (Svetoslava Slaveva-Griffin, Florida State University, presiding)

Ethan Schwartz (Villanova University) Framing Socrates: The Euthyphro and the Phaedo as Literary Context for the Apology
Joseph Gerbasi (University of Toronto) Plato's Crito and the Democratic Ideology of Courage
Audrey Wallace (Bryn Mawr College) Persuasion vs. Instruction: Protagoras' Inability to Teach Virtue in Plato
Brian Apicella (University of Houston) The Midwifing Function of the Theaetetus' Midwifery Digression
John Tennant (Stanford University) "Telling Old Wives' Tales" with Thrasymachus: Proverbs and the Attempt to "Go Viral" with Definitions of Justice in Plato's Republic

The Powers and Perils of Solitude in Greek Literature (Organized by Emily Austin, University of Chicago, and Alex Loney, Wheaton College)

Justin Arft (University of Tennessee) Stay at Home: Impossible Isolation in Homer
Joel Chritensen (Brandeis University) Being Human, Being Alone: Isolation and Heroic Exceptionality in the Odyssey
Alex Loney (Wheaton College) The Power of Odysseus' Nostalgia
Rebekah Spearman (University of Chicago) Loneliness as Openness: The Concept of 'Eremia' in Pindar's Mythical Adoptions
Emily Austin (University of Chicago) The Kleos of Solitude in Sophocles' Philoctetes
Seth Schein (University of California at Davis) Response

Education (Tom Keeline, Washington University in St. Louis, presiding)

Peter Osorio (Cornell University) Sceptical Education in the Hellenistic Academy
Samatha Breecher (University of Pennsylvania) Manifestum est non Naturam Defecisse sed Curam: Education and Identity in the Flavian Period
Nikola Golubovic (University of Pennsylvania) Aequitas in Quintillian and the Minor Declamations
Sinja Küppers (Duke University) Defining Academic Space; How Second Sophistic Authors Appropriate the Chair (Thronos)
Christopher van den Berg (Amherst College) A Child's Game and Sensory Perception in Minucius Felix's Octavius
Stevie Hull (Brown University) Teaching Physics in Late Antiquity

Subverting the Classics in the Early Modern Americas (Organized by Matthew Gorey, Wabash College, and Adriana Vazquez, University of California, Los Angeles)

Walter Penrose (San Diego State University) Subverting the Spanish Conquest: Race, Amazons, and the Search for California
Chloe Lowetz (Texas Tech University) Las Casas and the Classics
John Izzo (Columbia University) Slavery, Subjugation, and Empire in Cortés Totoquihuatzin's Latin Epistle to Charles V
Joseph Ortiz (University of Texas at El Paso) Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá's Historia de la Nueva México: Virgilian Epic in New Spain and the Ends of Humanism
Adriana Vazquez (University of California, Los Angeles) Response

Thursday, January 7

Fifth Paper Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Greek Comedy (Jeff Henderson, Boston University, presiding)

Zachary Borst (University of California, Los Angeles) Mimesis as Metamorphosis in Aristophanes' Acharnians
Pavlos Sfyroeras (Middlebury College) Wings or Armor? Costume, Metaphor, and the Limits of Utopia in Aristophanes' Birds
Amy Lewis (University of Pennsylvania) "Whence this man-woman?": A Parody of Aeschylean Satyr Play in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae
Jenni Glaser (Bryn Mawr College) Exposing the Secrets of the Moon in Aristophanes' Clouds and Lucian's Icaromenippus

Philosophical Thought and Language

Matthieu Réal (Cornell University) Reconsidering Allegoresis and Poetics in the Derveni Papyrus
Takashi Oki (Tohoku University) The Alleged Fallacy in Nicomachean Ethics I.2
Miriam Kotwick (University of Cincinnati) Aristotle and His Predecessors: A New Reading in Metaphysics A 10
Matteo Milesi (University of Michigan) Constructing Epistemic Authority in Porphyry's "Commentary on Ptolemy's Harmonics"
Grace Funsten (University of Washington) The Mens and the Mentula: A Philosophical Reading of Maximianus' Hymn to the Penis
Leon Wash (University of Chicago) On Nietzsche's "Philology as Ephexis in Interpretation"

Breaking the Paradigm: The Greek Poetry in the Roman Empire (Organized by Hanna Golab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Mali Skotheim, University of London, the Warburg Institute)

Francesca Modini (University of Bristol) The Empire Sings Back: Greek Music and Musicians Under Rome
Hanna Golab (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Paianic Revival in the Roman Empire
Mali Skotheim (University of London, the Warburg Institute) Women's Poetic Voices in the Roman Empire
Sean McGrath (Trinity College Dublin) Debating Parental Love in Oppian's Halieutica
Patricia A. Rosenmeyer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Response

Ovid and the Constructed Visual Environment (Organized by Andrew Feldherr, Princeton University, and Teresa Ramsby, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Herica Valladares (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Viewing and Reading the Heroides in the House of Jason in Pompeii
Albert Bates (Cambridge University) Arachne's Tapestry and the Metaphors of Ecphrasis
Miriam Kamil (Harvard University) Locus suspectus: Landscape and the Uncanny in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Ashley Simone (Columbia University) Ovid's Phaethon and Failed Cosmic Vision
Del A. Maticic (New York University) Materiam superabat opus? Raw Materiality in Ovid's Phaethon Episode (Met. 2.1-366)

Recent Work in Digital Classics (Organized by Neil Coffee)

Neil Coffee (University of Buffalo, SUNY) Introduction
Charles Pletcher (Columbia University) How to Read with Hypertext: Building and Using New Alexandria
Sophia Sklaviadis (Tufts University) An Unsupervised Hierarchical Language Model of Ancient Greek Syntax
Michael Tueller (Arizona State University) A Metrical Search Tool for Greek and Latin Poetry
Lissa Crofton-Sleigh (Santa Clara University) Linguae Vitae: Latin in Virtual Reality
Alexei Alexeev (University of Ottawa) Serpentarium Mundi: A New Digital Resource for Iconography Researchers

Inscriptions and Literacy (Organized by Rebecca R. Benefiel, Washington & Lee University)

Ronald Blankenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen) The Rhythm of Routine: Rhythmical Regularization in Archaic Inscriptions
Elisa Scholz (University of Cambridge) Painting Words, Writing Images: 'Alternative' Literacies in Early Greece and Etruria
Julia Shear (Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University) Readers, Viewers, and Inscriptions in Athens in 200 B.C.
Stephanie Frampton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Sulpicia's Ashes: Gender, Literacy, and Inscription(s)
Peter Keegan (Macquarie University) Female Participation in Epigraphic Culture: A Revision of the Received Tradition
Abigail Graham (Institute of Classical Studies, University of London) Reading Between the Lines: The Role of Visual Cues in Documents from the 'Archive Wall' at Aphrodisias

New Institutionalism and Greek Communities (Organized by Alberto Esu, Universität Mannheim, and Matteo Barbato, University of Birmingham)

Alain Bresson (University of Chicago) Introduction
Linda Rocchi (University of Edinburgh) From Practice to Rule: Studying Atimia from a New Institutionalist Perspective
Matteo Barbato (University of Birmingham) A Place for Justice in the Assembly? Pursuing Self-Interest and Helping the Wronged in Athenian International Relations
Sam Ellis (University of Edinburgh) New Institutionalism and Sole Ruler Legitimization
Alberto Esu (Universität Mannheim) A New Institutionalist Approach to Athenian Deliberation: The Case of the Boulē
Matt Simonton (Arizona State University) "Another's Justice": A New Institutionalist Approach to the Rise of Foreign Judges in the Hellenistic World
Christel Müller (Université Paris Nanterre) New Institutionalism and Federal Structures in Ancient Greece: The Case of the Boeotian Territorial Network
Alain Bresson (University of Chicago) Response

Sixth Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Eos READS: Toni Morrison, "Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature" (Organized by Harriet Fertik, University of New Hampshire, and Mathias Hanses, Pennsylvania State University)

Classics and Childcare (Organized by Jeanne Marie Neumann, Davidson College)

Jeanne Marie Neumann (Davidson College) Introduction
Liv Leader (University of Chicago) Parenting in Academia
Sheila Murnaghan (University of Pennsylvania) The Past
Jason Nethercut (University of South Florida) The Present

Natural History and Pliny's Natural History (Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania, presiding)

Jessica Wright (University of Texas at San Antonio) Sponges, Spiders, and Sea-Monsters: Animacy and Functionality in Ancient Zoological Texts
Colin MacCormack (University of Texas at Austin) Animality, Humanity and the Species Grid in Roman Literature
James Taylor (Harvard University) A Roman Anthropocene? The End of Nature in Pliny HN 36.1-3
Alexandra Schultz (Harvard University) Translation as Conquest: Mago, Mithridates, and the Origins of Roman Science in Pliny's Natural History
Yanxiao He (University of Chicago) Imagine Seres in Early Imperial Rome: A Reading of Plin. Nat. 6.53-54 and 12.84
Molly Schaub (University of Pennsylvania) Surpassing Giants: Human Labor as Spectacle in Pliny's Natural History

Early Greek Poetry (Melissa Mueller, University of Massachusetts, presiding

Leanna Boychenko (Loyola University Chicago) Egyptian "Tales of Wonder" from the Westcar Papyrus (P. Berlin 3033) and the Birth of Apollo
Amy Hendricks (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Sappho's Choral "I"
Caitlin Fennerty (Brown University) Menelaus as Embedded Poetic Figure in Bacchylides 15
Joshua Zacks (University of Washington) All Hands on Deck: Complementary Nautical Metaphors in Pindar and Bacchylides
George Gazis (Durham University) Which Path Will you Follow? Homer's Universe and Pindar's Afterlife
Christopher Gipson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Chew Before You Swallow: Demeter's Consumption of Pelops in Pindar and Lycophron

Roman Anticipations: Material, Cognitive and Affective Histories of the Roman Future (Organized by Anna Bonnell Freidin, University of Michigan, Duncan MacRae, University of California, Berkeley, and Astrid Van Oyen, Cornell University)

Anna Bonnell Freidin (University of Michigan) Roman Futures between Farmer and Empire
Duncan MacRae (University of California, Berkeley) The Farmer and the Faenerator: Anticipation and Affect in Horace Epode 2
Caroline Cheung (Princeton University) Storing Goods, Keeping Time
Anna Bonnell Freidin (University of Michigan) Anticipation and Analogy in Soranus' Gynecology
Katz Response

Learning the Rules: Games and Education in the Ancient World (Organized by Chris Dobbs, University of Missouri, and Del Chrol, Marshall University)

Amy Pistone (Gonzaga University) It's Never Just a Game: The Skolion Game and the Agonistic Symposiastic Self
William Duffy (Bristol Community College) Playing at King: Hdt. Hist. 1.114-16 and the Mythologizing of Children's Play
Brett Rogers (University of Puget Sound) Rattle & Hum: Destructive Play & State Education in Classical Greek Political Theory
Chris Dobbs (University of Missouri) Teach your Children Well: Games, Education, and Legislation in Antiquity
Del Chrol (Marshall University) Check Your Mate: Ovid, the Game of Love, and Learning to be a Man

Legalize It: Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Law (Organized by Naomi Campa, University of Texas, and Tommaso Gazzarri, Union College)

Kostas Kapparis (University of Florida) Ancient Laws, Modern Prejudices: Athenian Laws Related to Male Prostitution
Cassandra Tran (McMaster University) A Case of Cross-Dressing and Rape in Terrence's Eunuchus
Simona Martorana (Durham University) Elegize It: Ovid's Heroides, Augustan Legislation and the 'Law of the Mothers'
Niek Janssen (Yale University) Crimes Against Fate: Crossdressing, Parody, and Law in Minor Declamations 282 and Statius' Achilleid
Mark Masterson (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Reading and Contextualizing 'Aselgeia' in Tenth-Century Byzantine Law

Friday, January 8

Seventh Paper Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Augustan Poetry (Vassiliki Panoussi, College of William & Mary, presiding)

Frances Bernstein (Princeton University) Certissima Sigma: Making Land and Text at the Edges of Georgic One
Elizabeth Heintges (Columbia University) Pirates and Pietas: Sextus Pompey and the Ship Race in Aeneid 5
Hannah Sorscher (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Filial Piety and Menoetes' Fall in Aeneid 5
Morgan King (Williams College) Public Poetics: Propertius, Augustus, and Contested Naratives in 2.1
William Ficklin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) "Amor is a God of Peace": Propertius 3.5 and the Algiers Relief
John Miller (University of Virginia) Ovid and the Ara Pacis

Roman History (Tolly Boatwright, Duke University, presiding)

James Macsoud (Stanford University) Roman Magistrates and the Finance of Ludi in the Mid-Republic
Drew Davis (University of Toronto) Taxing Status in the Republic? Re-evaluating the Origins of the Summa Honoraria
Zhengyuan Zhang (University of California Berkeley) Status and Wealth in the Hostility between Lugdunum and Vienna in the 1st Century CE
Bryn Ford (University of Pennsylvania) Ecological Diversity and Italian Unity: Imagining Tota Italia in the Centural Apennines
Thomas Leibundgut (Stanford University) Mobilising Inequalities: Income INequality as an Incentive in Rural-Urban Migration
Stuart McCunn (Southern Connecticut State University) Prefect Balance: The Shifting Roles of the Praetorian Prefect

Myth and History (Julia Wilker, University of Pennsylvania, Presiding

Xavier Gheerbrant (Sichuan University) The Cosmological Significance of the Wedding of Zas and Chthoniè in Pherecydes of Syros, as a Response to Hesiod
John Haberstroh (University of California, Riverside) Eumelos of Corinth and the Founding of the Isthmian Games
Luke Madson (Rutgers University) οὐ κατ᾽ ἀνδραγαυίην σχὼν ἀλλὰ κατὰ γένος: Spartan Kingship, Generational Power, and the Agōgē
Benjamin Winnick (University of British Columbia) Networks of Ethnicity in Greek Mythic Genealogies

Indigenous Voices and Classical Literature (Organized by Isabelle Torrance, Aarhus University, and Sarah Nooter, University of Chicago)

Patrice Rankine (University of Richmond) Introduction
Isabelle Torrance (Aarhus University, Denmark) Lost Voices and the Politics of Language: Classical Literature in Irish
Emily Greenwood (Yale University) Latin and the Creation of a Usable Past in Colonia Nyasaland
Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago) Boundary Crossings: The Creation of Modern Theater in Post-Colonial Ghana
Nancy Worman (Columbia University) Medea's Ghosts: Cherríe Moraga and Euripides on the Body's Tragedies
Patrice Rankine (University of Richmond) Response

Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt (Organized by Giovanni Ruffini, Farfield University)

Giovanni Ruffini (Fairfield University) Introduction
Marta Anatola (University of Durham) A Study on Composition and Reception: ἄλλο προοίμιον of Plato's Theaetetus (PBerol inv. 9782)
Roger Bagnall (New York University) The Funderal Stele of Heliodora
Martina Deluchi (University of Bristol) Epic Poetry in Egypt: The Forgotten Epyllium Telephi
Michael Freeman (Duke University) Scribes and Grammarians in Roman Egypt
Alejandro Quintana (Harvard University) Binnenwanderung Revisited: Local Migration in the Roman Arsinoite
Susan Rahyab (Columbia University) "Anything Illicit": Censorship and Book-Burning in Roman Egypt

Emotions and the Body in Greco-Roman Medicine (Organized by Courtney Roby, Cornell University, and Colin Webster, University of California at Davis)

Ralph Rosen (University of Pennsylvania) Galen on 'Natural' Personalities, Intractable Souls and Bodily Mixtures
Chiara Blanco (University of Cambridge/Durham) Beneath the Skin: Investigating Cutaneous Conditions as Somatisations of Gendered Emotions
Brent Arehart (University of Cincinnati) Mind-Body Balance and Sexual Regimen in Antiquity
Andrew Mayo (University of Michigan) The Emotions as Causes in Galen
Molly Mata (Rutgers University) Using Literary Eremetic Space to Prevent Emotional Distress in Galen's De Indolentia

Laughing with the Gods: Religion in Greek and Roman Satire, Comedy, Epigram, and other Comedic Genres (Organied by Nancy Evans, Wheaton College)

Dan Schowalter (Carthage College) Introduction
Bartek Bednarek (University of Warsaw, Institute of History) Dionysian Theology and Anthropology: Animal Sacrifice in Greek Comedy
Avi Kapach (Brown University) Heracles' Inheritance and Other Paradoxes: Aristophanes on Euripides and the Anthropomorphism of the Gods
Brian Credo (University of Pennsylvania) Scapegoats and Slapstick: Laughin with Expulsion in Aristophanes' Acharnians
Ekatarina But (The Ohio State University) "O Bearded Hermes, what's up with your prick?" - Gods, Erection, and Philosophy in Callimachus' Iambi

Eighth Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Ancient Olympics Alive: Techniques, Materials, and Sources to Capitalize on the 2021 Olympics in Classes and Outreach Activities (Organized by Robert Holschuh Simmons, Monmouth College)

Latin Literature and the Environmental Humanities: Challenges and Perspectives (Organized by Bridget Langley, University of Arizona, and Simona Martorana, Durham University)

Mark D. Usher (University of Vermont) Introduction
Mark D. Usher (University of Vermont) The Philosophy of Compost (Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 1.146-264)
Aaron M. Seider (College of the Holy Cross) Shared Suffering and Cyclic Destruction: Failures of Environmental Control in the Aeneid
Simona Martorana (Durham University) Chaos(mos): a Posthuman Ecocritical Reading of Natura in Seneca's Thyestes
Laura Zientek (Reed College) Erictho and Ecofeminism in Lucan's Bellum Civile
Bridget Langley (University of Arizona) The Poetry of Plumbing: Roman Hydraulics as Cultural Icons

COVID-19 and the Future of Classics Graduate Study (Organized by Del A. Maticic, New York University)

Del A. Maticic (New York University) Introduction
Alicia Matz (Boston University) More than Brains in Jars: A Graduate Perspective on the Future of Classics Graduate Studies
Hannah Čulík-Baird (Boston University) Digital Teaching and COVID-19
Thomas Hendrickson (Stanford Online High School) The Latin Pedagogy You Didn't Learn in Grad School
Amy Pistone (Gonzaga University) Professionalization and Preparation for Graduate Students
Nandini Pandey (The University of Wisconsin-Madison) Building Outward Bridges

Eta Sigma Phi Panel (Organized by Katherine Panagakos, Stockton University)

Thyra Lilja-Altunin (University of Pittsburgh) Performance Markings in the Bankes Homer
Jacon Sorge (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Silence: A Versatile Tool
Hope Langworthy (Hillsdale College) Cicero's Argument for Expediency in the Pro Murena
Mary Clare Young (Christendom College) A-Hunting We Will Go...Or No? Hunting and Warfare in the Aeneid
Mary Pendergraft (Wake Forest University) Response

Lucian (Karen ní Mheallaigh, Johns Hopkins University, presiding)

Alessandra Migliara (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) Lucian's Philopseudeis as Metaliterary Satire
Suzanne Lye (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) More than Idle Chatter: Powerful Bodies and Personal Agency in Lucian's Dialogues of the Courtesans
Ky Merkley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) When You Have Something "Else": Re-embodiment in Lucian's Dial. Meret. 5
Ashley Weed (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The Humor of Disgust: Attitudes towawrd Galli in [Lucian]'s Onos and Apuleis' Metamorphoses

Hidden Transcripts (Mary Jaeger, University of Oregon, presiding)

Anne Duncan (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) The "Hidden Transcript" of the Laureolus-Mime
Danielle Perry (University of Pennsylvania) Josephus' Menorah and Readers of History
Konrad Weeda (University of Chicago) The Student's Cicero: Rhetoric and Politics in Pliny, Epistulae 1.20
Keating McKeon (Harvard University) Agamemnon Princeps: Quoting Homer in Suetonius' Caesars
Wesley Hanson (University of Pennsylvania) Analyzing the Principate through Antithesis in Suetonius' De Vita Caesarum

Triumviral Literature (Jeanne Neumann, Davidson College, presiding)

Samuel Beckelhymer (University of California, Los Angeles) Horace's Sylistic Responsion and an 'Iambic' Conceit in Epodes 1
Andrew Horne (University of Chicago) Descending Doubles in Horace, Satires II
Jovan Cvjetičanin (University of Virginia) Civil War Pollution in the Epodes and Odes of Horace
Vergil Parson (University of Virginia) Pastoral Triumphalism and the Golden Age in Eclogue 4  

Saturday, January 9

Ninth Paper Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Ancient MakerSpaces (Organized by Aaron Hershkowitz, The Institute for Advanced Study, Rachel Starry, University of California, Riverside, and Natalie M. Susmann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

(9:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.) Morning Session #1: "Interdisciplinary Digital Methodologies"

Aaron Hershkowitz (The Institute for Advanced Study) Digital Epigraphy for the Blind
Nicholas Plank, David Massey, Matthew Brennan The Virtual Garden: Didactic Reconstruction and Extended Experientiality in the Villa of Livia Frescoes
Andrea Samz-Pustol (Bryn Mawr College) Digital Survey and Mapping with Google Earth: Land Transport of Quarried Stone for Temple Construction at Selinunte, Sicily in the Archaic and Classical Periods
Molly Kuchler (Bryn Mawr College) Mapping Victory Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean
Savannah Bishop (Brandeis University) Shedding Light and Spilling Oil: Forgery, Identification, and Provenance Determination of Ceramic Artifacts through the Case Study of the CLARC Collection Oil Lamps
Anne-Catherine Schaaf (College of the Holy Cross), Augusta Holyfield, Natalie DiMattia, Luke Giuntoli, Sophia Sarro Reconstructing Cultural Transmission and Evolution through Genetic Models

(10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) Morning Session #2: "Pedagogy and Public Digital Scholarship"

Natalie Susmann Hands-on Digital Archaeology in the Classroom
Ivo van der Graaff (University of New Hampshire) and Otto Luna From Digging to Digital: Preserving and Displaying the Past
Angela Commito and Sean Tennant Printing the Past: A Hands-on Workshop for STEP Students Integrating Classical Studies with 3D-Printing Technology
Giuseppe Carlo Castellano Trapezites: An Ancient Currency Conversion Website
Brady Kiesling ToposText: Assembling a Public Digital Toolkit for Greco-Roman Antiquity

(1:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.) Afternoon Session: "Digital Scholarship and the Ancient World: Current Challenges and Future Questions"

Rachel Starry The Digital Archaeology Toolkit
Garth Henning Running Reality
Nicole Nowbahar and Tori Lee In(ternet) Solidarity: Sportula and the Virtual Classics Community

(2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) Coffee Hour w/ Breakout rooms to promote digital scholarship networking

Migrants and Membership in the Greek City-States (Organized by Christian Ammitzbøll Thomsen, University of Copenhagen, and Paul Vadan, Reed College)
Christian Ammitzbøll Thomsen (University of Copenhagen) The Citizen Non-Citizen: Hellenistic Metics and Their Home Poleis (c. 400-31 BCE)
Sabine Neumann (Philipps-Universitaet Marburg) Moving Material Culture - The 'Social Capital' of Migrants in Membership Regimes of the Hellenistic World
Paul Vadan (Reed College) The Migrant Body and State-Sanctioned Violence
Demetra Kasimis (University of Chicago) Lost in Transit: Political Displacement in Euripides' Electra

Greco-Roman Antiquity and White Supremacy (Organized by Curtis Dozier, Vassar College)

Blaz Zabel (Durham University) Homeric Scholarship in the Alt-Right and its Anti-Globalising Angendas
Ricarda Meisl (New York University) The Modern Spartan Man: White Supremacy, Masculinity and Ancient Sparta
Teresa Mocharitsch (University of Graz) An Unpleasant Legacy - Tacitus and the Misogyny of White Supremacists
Benjamin Howland (Southeastern Louisiana University) The Birth of a Discipline: White Supremacy and Classics in Late Nineteenth-Century America
Marco Benoît Carbone (Brunel University) The Greeks and the 'Rabble': Popular Historiographies and Appropriations of Ancient Greece in Calabria, Italy
Danielle Bostick (John Handley High School) Response

Tacitus and the Incomplete (Organized by Panayiotis Andreou Christoforou, University College, University of Oxford, and Bram ten Berge, Hope College)

Bram ten Berge (Hope College) and Panayiotis Chritoforou (University College, University of Oxford) Introduction
Rhiannon Ash (Merton College, University of Oxford) Mind the Gap: Savile's Bridge Between the End of Tacitus' Annals and the Start of the Histories
Kelly Shannon-Henderson (University of Alabama) Tacitus on the Destruction of the Temple
Salvador Bartera (Mississippi State University) Tacitus' Titus
Panayiotis Andreou Christoforou (University College, University of Oxford) 'Relating at the appropriate time': Tacitus' Caligula
Rachel Love (Harvard University) Broken Bodies and Severed Limbs: Tacitus' Fragmentary Methodology

Think of the Children!: The Reception of the Ancient World in Children's Media (Organized by Melissa Funke, University of Winnipeg, and Victoria Austen, University of Winnipeg)

Melissa Funke (University of Winnipeg) Introduction
Kathryn H. Stutz (Johns Hopkins University) Nationalism and Imperialism in Futures Past: Classical Reception in Louisa Capper's A Poetical History of England: Written for the Use of Young Ladies Educated at Rothbury-House School (1810)
Alison John (Ghent University) 'Puella est pulchra': Misogyny, Slavery, and Modern Stereotypes in Latin Learning Resources
Natalie Swain (University of Bristol) Changing the Story & Rejecting Female Gender Roles in 'King's Quest 4' (1988)
Rebecca Resinski (Hendrix College) Post-Patriarchal Pandoras for Very Young Readers
Sierra Schiano (University of Colorado, Boulder) Persephone Reclaimed? Assessing Romantic Retellings of the Rape of Persephone
Victoria Austen-Perry (University of Winnipeg) and Melissa Funke (University of Winnipeg) Response

Hybrid Epicenters: Peripheral Adaptation in Flavian Literature (Organized by Angeliki Roumpou, University of Nottingham, and Clayton A. Schroer, Colorado College)

Stefano Rebeggiani (University of Southern California) Introduction
Clayton A. Schroer (Colorado College) Italus Italus, or Genus Mixtum? Hybrid Roman Identities in Silvae 4.5
Jessica Blum-Sorensen (University of San Francisco) Inverting Empire: Amazons, Motherhood, and the Barren Future
Angeliki Roumpou (University of Nottingham) Between Life and Death: Hannibal at the Center of the Margins in Silius' Punica 17
Raymond Marks (University of Missouri) Epic on the Margins: Valerius Flaccus' "Ovidian" Argonautica
Alison Keith (University of Toronto) Spanish Vistas in Martial, Epigrams 10 and 12
Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Response

The World of Neo-Latin: Epistolography (Organized by Patrick M. Owens, Hillsdale College)

Patrick M. Owens (Hillsdale College) Introduction
Quinn Griffin (Grand Valley State University) Epistolary Exemplarity: Cassandra Fedele to Beatrice of Aragon
Justin Mansfield (Independent Scholar) The Letters of Jacobus Trigland the Younger
Olivia Montepaone (Università degli Studi di Milano) Classics and Heterodox Ideas in Celio Secondo Curione's Prefatory Letters
Aron Ouwerkerk (University of Amsterdam) Using the bookshelves at home: the formation of the letter-writing of Margaretha van Godewijck in the Dutch Republic
Emöke Rita Szilágyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Epistolae familiares as Opportunity for Self-Fashioning: Humanist Letter-Writing Habits in Nicolaus Olahus' Correspondence
Simon Smets (Ludwig Boltzmann INstitute for Neo-Latin Studies) Narrative Design in Marsilio Ficino's Letter Collection, Book 1

Tenth Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Ovid (Jinyu Liu, DePauw University, presiding)

Francis Newton (Duke University) Ovid's Council of the Gods (Met. I) and Juipter's Tribunicia Potestas
Patrick Burns (University of Texas at Austin) Metaformalism, or Setting a Baseline for Detecting Anagrammatic Play in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Cynthia Bannon (Indiana University) Latona and the Frogs: Ovid's Hydraulic Politics
Maripia Pietropaolo (McMaster University) Visualizing Voice in the Story of Echo and Narcissus
Alicia Matz (Boston University) Re-presenting Woman: Pandora in Ovid's Metamorphoses
Catalina Popescu (University of Texas) Overflowing Bodies and a Pandora of Ivory

Greek Tragedy (1) (Laura Mcclure, University of Wisconsin, presiding)

Melissa Baroff (Duke University) Visuality and Gender in Aeschylus' Agamemnon
Ryan Baldwin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Master of the Hearth: Aegisthus' Entrance in Aeschylus' Agamemnon
Xavier Buxton Reigns of Terror: The Accommodation and Orientation of Fear in Aeschylus' Eumenides
Afroditi Angelopoulou (University of Southern California) The Ethics of Aesthēsis: The Meaning of Embodied Experience in the Philoctetes

Philosophy in a Roman Context (Sarah Stroup, University of Washington, presiding)

Andres Matlock (University of California, Los Angeles) A Future for Old Age in Cicero's "Cato Major de Senectute"
Matthew Watton (University of Toronto) Cicero and the Affinity Argument
Laurie Wilson (Biola University) Nihil Adfirma or Quaerite en Invenietis: Finding Common Ground between Cicero and Augustine
Chiara Graf (University of Toronto) The Pleasures of FLattery and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion in Seneca's Natural Questions
Mary McNulty (University of Washington) The Dark Mirror of Julia: Visuality, Prostitution, and the Principate in Seneca's De Beneficiis
Kate Brassel (Columbia University) Epictetus, Caesar, and the Animals: A Fable

Second Century CE Prose (Kendra Eshleman, Boston College, presiding)

Theodore MacDonald (Washington University in St. Louis) A Purple Passage: Meta-interpretation and the Discovery of Tyrian Dye in Achilles Tatius
Calloway Scott (University of Cincinnati) Divine Vision and Sensory Paradox: Knowing the Body in Aelius Aristides' "Hieroi Logoi"
Patrick Glauthier (Dartmouth College) Time Stood Still, and It Was Sublime (Proto-Gospel of James 18)
David Sick (Rhodes College) "Not more this than that": Favorinus as Practical Pyrrhonist

Difficult Topics in the Classroom (Organized by Shelley Haley, Hamilton College, Jon Mikalson, University of Virginia, Philip Walsh, St. Andrews School, Ariana Traill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Jessica Blum-Sorensen (University of San Francisco) and Nathan Dennis (University of San Francisco) Teaching the "Political Animals" of Contemporary America: Addressing Real-Time Inequality and Exclusion in the Classroom
Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina - Asheville) Thinking Classics, Talking Slavery
Kelly Dugan (Trinity College) Roman Enslavement and the Concealed Racist Rhetoric of Today's Beginning Latin Textbooks
Emma Vanderpool (Trickum Middle School) Recreating the Voice of the Gladiator for the Secondary Classroom)
Ian Lockey (Friends Select School) Using Juvenal's Satires to Examine Questions of Racism

Between Myth and Materiality: The Origins of Rome, 800 - 500 BCE (Organized by T. Corey Brennan, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, and Lynne C. Lancaster, American Academy in Rome)

Lynne C. Lancaster (American Academy in Rome) Introduction
Hilary W. Becker (Binghamton University) Memories of the King: Political Power, Placehood, and Performativity in Early Rome and Etruria
T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University - New Brunswick) The Etruscan Spectacle of Fasces in Regal Rome: Some Unnoticed Implications
Victoria Carley Moses (University of Arizona) Feeding the Nascent City: Archaeobotanical and Zooarchaeological Evidence from Early Rome
Parrish Wright (University of South Carolina) "Romulus' Tomb" and the Archaic City of Rome
John N. Hopkins (New York University / Institute of Fine Arts) Building Diversity in Early Rome
J. Marilyn Evans (Kalamazoo College) Response

Sunday, January 10

Eleventh Paper Session (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Epigraphy and History (Christelle Fischer Bovet, University of Southern California, presiding)

Brad Cook (University of Mississippi) A Golden Treaty for Philip V
Michael McGlin (Temple University) Managing Sanctuary Records: The Case of the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delos
Hugh Mason (University of Toronto) Lesbian Dialect and the Roman Elite: Julia Balbilla and Neos Theophanes
Deborah Sokolowski (Columbia University) Sebastoi in the Countryside: Praying for Imperial Success in Rural Bithynia
John Morgan (University of Delaware) Hadrian's Birthday and the Athenian Month Hadianion
Chingyuan Wu (Peking University) Counting Victories or Years? The Curious Case of the Sinopean Victory List

Seneca in the Renaissance (Organized by Caroline Stark, Howard University, Ariane Schwartz, Independent Scholar, Pramit Chaudhuri, University of Texas at Austin, and Sarah van de Laan, Indiana University)

Maria Haley (University of Leeds) Cannibals, Cats, and Coteries: Wright's 1674 Mock-Thyestes
Stephanie Fan (Princeton University) Ridentem dicere verum quid vetat? - Unmasking Seneca in François de La Rochefoucauld's Maximes
Erin Jo Petrella (Columbia University) Servilis vs. Puerilis: Seneca's De Tranquilitate Animi
Nathan Kish (Tulane University) In Eloquendo Corrupta Pleraque? Humanist Evaluations of Seneca's Prose Style
David Wray (University of Chicago) Response

Pagans and Christians (Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College, presiding)

Mattias Gassman (University of Oxford) The Libri Pontificales at the End of Paganism
Michele Salzman (Society for Classical Studies) The Acts of Silvester: History, Legend and Sundays in Rome
Anysia Metrakos (University of California, Berkeley) Sophrosyne as a Virtue of Ascetic Women in Late Antiquity
Matthew Lupu (Florida State University) Julian's Platonopolis?
Charles Kuper (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae) Column Cryptography: The Theodosian Obelisk as Cypher for the Fictional Life of Theodulus the Stylite

New Environmental History: Promise and Pitfalls (Organized by Mark Letteney, University of Southern California, and Alex Petkas, California State University, Fresno)

Henry Gruber (Harvard University) Systems Change without Demographic Collapse? Trans-Mediterranean Trade and the Justinianic Pandemic
Krešimir Vuković (Catholic University of Croatia / Hrvatsko Katoličko Sveučilište) The River and the City: The Tiber as a Case Study in Roman Ecohistory
David Pickel (Stanford University) Artifacts as Exposures: Malarial Landscapes in Late Roman Italy
Paul Burton (The Australian National University) Technology and Productivity in the Roman Empire: The Case of the Screw Press
Kristina Sessa (The Ohio State University) Response

Lightning Talk Panel on "Greek and Latin Texts" (Organized by Ariana Traill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Eric Adler, University of Maryland, Kristina Meinking, Elon University)

Walter M. Roberts (Detroit Greek and Latin) Pharr's Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners
Karen Rosenbecker (Loyola University, New Orleans) The Changeling: From Alpha to Omega and Modern Language Students
Douglass Hill (Brown University) Greek Troublesome and Troubling: Teaching Greek with Textbooks by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers
Ashley Weed (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Eleanor Dickey's Learning Latin from the Romans
Diana Beste (Choate Rosemary Hall) and MaryLiz Williamson (Choate Rosemary Hall) Transitioning from a grammar-translation approach to active Latin via Ørberg's Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata: How one Latin program is making the shift
Mitchel Parks (Knox College) Tali et Tituli: Roleplaying with Wheelock

Roman Historiography (Christina Kraus, Yale University, presiding)

David Levene (New York University) Livy, Orosius, and the Rebuilding of Augustan Rome
Andrea Pittard (University of Texas at Austin) Exemplary Audiences
Nicholas Rudman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Poisoning Lucretia: An Allusion to Livy at Tac. Ann. 6.40.1
Charlotte Hunt (Cornell University) Slavery, Geography, and Medicine in Tacitus' Agricola
Christopher Ell (Brown University) Tacitus’ Historiographical Technique: Moderatio in the Tiberian Narrative and Documentary Sources from the Tiberian Principate
Emma Warhover (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Morbid Joy: Laetus in Tacitus

Flavian Poetry (Alison Keith, University of Toronto, presiding)

Emma Brobeck (University of Washington) A Metaliterary Celebration of Saturnalian Epigram in Martial 4.46
Johanna Kaiser (University of Pennsylvania) To Smell or not to Smell: Martial's Rome and olfactory claustrophobia
Scott Weiss (Knox College) Hybrid God and Sylvan Freaks: Calpurnius' Grotesque Pastoral
Theodora Naqvi (University of Pennsylvania) Tristis umbra germani: The Troubled Presence of Britannicus in the Octavia

Twelfth Paper Session (2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Greek Historiography (John Marincola, Florida State University, Presiding)

Rachel Wong (University of Chicago) Herodotus on the Origins of Language
Jasmine Akiayama-Kim (University of California, Los Angeles) Ring Composition and the Narrative Consequence in the Story of Rhampsinitus and the Thief (Hdt. 2.121)
Ian Oliver (Regis University) Athens and Herodotus's Plataea: Audience and Performance in Histories 8.133-9.70
Matthew Sherry (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Learning from Experience: A Failure and Success in Xenophon's Cyropaedia
Alex Lee (Florida State University) Contractualism and Community: Xenophon's Anabasis in its Sophistic Context
Maxwell Dietrich (University of Pennsylvania) Strabo's Roman World: Imperial Centers and Cultural Memory

New Approaches (Helma Dik, University of Chicago, presiding)

Allyn Waller (Stanford University) A Computational Model of Genre
Joseph Dexter (Dartmouth College) Semantic Intertextual Search with Latin Word Embedding Models
Debra Trusty (University of Iowa) Gaming the Classroom: Assassin's Creed Odyseey as a Learning Tool for First Year Undergraduates

Republican Latin Poetry (Leah Kronenberg, Boston University, presiding)

Marcie Persyn (University of Pittsburgh) Just Taking the Pith: Lucilius' First Satires as (Mis)Quotable One-Liners
Christopher Londa (Yale University) Who Built the Boat? Labor and Material in Phaedrus IV.7 and Catullus 64
Jesse Hill (University of Toronto) Gellius the Poet
William Bridges (Duke University) Crops of Destruction: Parallels in Lucretius' Origins of Life and Disease

Greek Tragedy (2) (Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College, presiding)

Florencia Foxley (University of Colorado Boulder) Hermione, the Perpetual Nymphē of Euripides' Andromache
Angharad Darden (University of Chicago) Blonde Dionysus? Interpreting ξανθοῖσι βοστρύχοισιν in Euripides' Bacchae
Olga Faccani (University of California, Santa Barbara) The Use of Storytelling in Euripides' Heracles
Francis Dunn (University of California, Santa Barbara) The Play of Emotion in Euripides' Helen
Rebecca Sears (Washington University in St. Louis) Dramatic Melodies: Three Examples of Musical Style from Karanis (P. Mich. Inv. 2958)

Homer and Hellenistic Literature (Andromache Karanika, University of California, Irvine, presiding)

William Brockliss (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Fat and Large Bodies in Homeric Poetry: Iros and Penelope
Brian McPhee (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Pathos by the Numbers: Homeric Numerical Patterns and Achilles' 23 Sacks
Ben Radcliffe (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Benjamin's Niobe: Anger, Violence, and Ambiguity in Iliad 24
Celsiana Warwick (University of Iowa) "A Pelasgian Typhon": Achilles as Agent of Chthonic Disruption in Lycophron's Alexandra
Paul Ojennus (Whitworth University) The Vocabulary of Fate in Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica
Evan Armacost (The Fessenden School) The Politics of Colchian Space and Movement in Argonautica 4

The Ancient Novel and Material Culture (Organized by Evelyn Adkins, Case Western Reserve University, and Edmund P. Cueva, University of Houston)

Evelyn Adkins (Case Western Reserve University) Introduction
Barbara Blythe (Tulane University) Votive Inscriptions, Aretalogy, and the Epigraphic Habit in the Ancient Novels
Marine Glénisson (Université Paris-Sorbonne) Glasses and Other Tableware in Achilles Tatius: Making Sense of a Complex Novel by Looking at Objects
Emily Waller (University of Pennsylvania) and Victoria Hodges (Rutgers University) Dramatizing the Gendered Subject: Examining the Pseudo-Stomach in Leiucippe and Clitophon as a Prop of Performative Gender
Elliott Piros (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) The Mulier Equitens: Erotic Display in Apuleius' Metamorphoses and Roman Wall Painting
A. Everett Beek (North-West University) Mirrors on the Moon: Lucian's Sci-Fi Technology and Anticipated Innovation
Edmund P. Cueva (University of Houston - Downtown) Response

Race, Classics, and the Latin Classroom (Organized by Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, and John Bracey, Belmont High School, Belmont, MA)

Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center) Introduction
Andrea Kouklanakis (Bard High School Early College NY, NY, and Hunter College) Roma Negra: Salvador, Brazil and Afro-Latin American Classicisms
Louise Michaud (Pelham Memorial High School Pelham, NY, Hunter College) Addressing Race and the Legacy of Slavery in the Latin Classroom
Runako Taylor (The Brearley School, New York, NY) Marginalized: Black Students and Latin in Independent Schools
Ellen Sassenberg (Century High School, Rochester, MN) "I Like this Class, But...": Creating Meaningful Cultural Connections in the Latin Classroom
Holly Sypniewski (Millsaps College) and Lindsay Samson (The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA) Reaching Beyond Rome: A Latin Curriculum
John Bracey (Belmont High School, Belmont, MA) Response

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