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Last Revised - December 16, 2016

Friday, January 6

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

Session 1: Representing Gender (Eva Stehle presiding)

Alexandra Schultz (Harvard University)

"Reading Between the Brothers in Sappho's 'Brothers Poem'"

Kristin Mann (Washington University in St. Louis)

"Gender Nonconformance in Phaedrus's Fabulae"

James Jope (Independent Scholar)

"The Erotics of Anacreontea 1"

A. Everett Beek (University of Minnesota)

"Gendering Anna Perenna"

Allison Kemmerle (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)

"The Imagined Woman: The Performance of Identity in Classical Athens"

Session 2: Markets, Money, Land, and Contracts (Andrew Riggsby presiding)

Charles Frederick Bartlett (Harvard University)

"The Publicani During the Roman Empire: The Political Economy of Public Contracts"

Ephraim Lytle (University of Toronto)

"Nikophon's Law on Contracts (SEG 26.72)"

Jane Sancinito (University of Pennsylvania)

"Moral Intervention and the Roman Economy: The Case of the Edict of Maximum Prices"

Alex Dressler (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"God and Money in Horace (c. 3.16, Ep. 1.14) and Paulinus of Nola (c. 21, 28)"

Tim Sorg (Cornell University)

"The Archaic Origins of Roman Land Allotment: Beyond Integration and Stability"

Session 3: Plato (Paul Allen Miller presiding)

Emily L. Hulme (Princeton University)

"Philosophia and Philotechnia: Hephaistos in the Platonic Dialogues"

Richard Fernando Buxton (Colorado College)

"Lysias and Polemarchus in Plato: Distancing Socrates from the Thirty"

Darren Gardner (The New School for Social Research)

"Aporia and Insight in Plato's Parmenides"

Scott Carson (Ohio University)

"Always Becoming: Final and Efficient Causal Explanations in Plato's Timaeus"

Daniel Esses (University of California - Berkeley)

"Solon's Egyptian Trip: Intertextual Resonances and Platonic Irony in the Timaeus"

Session 4: New Outreach and Communications for Classics: Persons, Places, and Things (Organized by the Committee on Outreach)

Matthew M. McGowan (Fordham University)


Christopher Francese (Dickinson College)

"Classicists without Borders"

Jason Pedicone (Paideia Institute)

"New Outreach for Classics"

Roberta Stewart (Dartmouth College)

"Reading Communities and Re-Entry"

Michael Fontaine (Cornell University)

"Classics and Public Information & Media Relations: How to Do It Better"

Sarah Bond (University of Iowa)

"The Space Race: Outreach through Maps, Spatial Analysis, and Ancient Geography"

General Discussion


Session 5: Narrating the Self: Autobiography in Late Antiquity (Organized by the Society for Late Antiquity)

Eric Hutchinson (Hillsdale College)


Ian Fielding (University of Oxford)

"The Conversion of Ovid in Early Christian Poetry"

Moyses Marcos (University of California - Riverside)

"Fighting a Civil War Through Autobiography: The Emperor Julian's Epistle to the Athenians and the Promotion and Consolidation of Roman Imperial Authority and Legitimacy"

Ryan Brown-Haysom (University of Auckland)

"Interiority and Selfhood in Fifth-Century Autobiography"

Joshua Benjamins (University of Notre Dame)

"Fragmentation and Recreation: An Ontology of Fluctus and Defluere in Augustine's Confessions"

David Ungvary (Dumbarton Oaks)

"Ennodius's Eucharisticon and the Poetics of Ascetic Autobiography"

General Discussion


Session 6: Change in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (Organized by the Committee on Ancient History)

Andrew Gallia (University of Minnesota)


Fred S. Naiden (University of North Carolina)

"Rehistoricizing Greek Religion"

Sandra Blakely (Emory University)

"Cultural Invention and Ritual Change: Tracking the Samothracian Mysteries at Rome"

Nathanael Andrade (SUNY - Binghamton)

"Change, Continuity, and Roman Religion at Palmyra"

Susan Satterfield (Rhodes College)

"Prodigy Reporting in the Early Roman Empire"

Douglas Boin (St. Louis University)

"Methods, Assumptions, and Starting Points in Studies of 'The Christians' and 'The Romans'"

General Discussion


Session 7: Vergil and Tragedy (Organized by the Vergilian Society)

James O'Hara (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Timothy Wutrich (Case Western Reserve University)

"Tragic Poetics in Vergil's Aeneid"

Julia Scarborough (Wake Forest University)

"Virgil's Tragic Shepherds"

William Bruckel (Boston University)

"Euripides' Hippolytus in Aeneid IV"

Alice Hu (University of Pennsylvania)

"The Ajax in Aeneas: Tragedy and Epic in the Boxing Ring in Aeneid 5"

Robin Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University)


General Discussion


Session 8: Greek and Latin Linguistics (Organized by the Society for the Study of the Greek and Latin Languages and Linguistics)

Michael Weiss (Cornell University)

"Limited Grassmann's Law in Latin"

Jesse Lundquist (UCLA)

"The Perfect Participle Active in Homer: Against an Aeolic Phase"

Daniel Walden (University of Michigan)

"The Act of Truth"

Laura Massetti (University of Cologne)

"Gk. Χείρων, Hitt. kiššeraš dUTU uš and Rudrá 'of healing hand'"

Philomen Probert (Oxford University)

"The Invention of the Greek Accent Marks"

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

Session 9: War and Revolution in the Roman World (Christina Kraus presiding)

Jeffrey Peter Ulrich (University of Pennsylvania)

"Horace's Island of the Blessed: A Lyric Evaluation of a Pastoral Idea"

Caitlin Gillespie (Temple University)

"Boudica's Revolt: An Act of Imitation?"

Jacqueline Stimson (University of Michigan)

"Lucan's Melian Dialogue: Pharsalia 3.298-374"

Tristan S. Taylor (University of New England, Australia)

"The Curious Case of Uspe: Legalism, Profit and Terror in Roman Imperalism"

Session 10: Forgery (Sean Gurd presiding)

Jason Osequeda (University of Chicago)

"Disputed Illyricum: The Purpose and Date of a Late Antique Forgery"

Thomas Hendrickson (Furman University)

"Tiro's Cicero: A Case of Manuscript Forgery?"

Martin P Shedd (Indiana University Bloomington)

"What's in a Name? A Counterpoint to Unitary Authorship for the Historia Augusta"

Session 11: Episodes, Portraits, and Literary Unity in Cassius Dio

Adam Kemezis (University of Alberta)


Julie Langford (University of South Florida)

"Truth, Autopsy and the Supernatural in Cassius Dio"

Adam Kemezis (University of Alberta)

"Readings at a Funeral: Dio's Obituary for Augustus and the Historiography of the Monarchy"

Jesper Madsen (University of Southern Denmark)

"From Salvation to Catastrophe: The Biographical Narrative of the Flavian Dynasty"

Andrew Scott (Villanova University)

"The Narrative Function of Julia Domna in Cassius Dio's Roman History"

General Discussion


Session 12: Gods and the Divine in Neoplatonism (Organized by the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies)

Eric Perl (Loyola Marymount University)

"'Our Endeavor is to be a god:' Humans as Visible Gods in Plotinus"

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III (Bryn Mawr College)

"Holy Places: Some Theorizations of Sacred Space"

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin (Florida State University)

"Proclus' Paeonian Chain: Healing the World from Body to Body"

General Discussion


Session 13: The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students (Organized by Eta Sigma Phi)

Joshua Blecher-Cohen (Harvard University)

"Rehabilitating Legal Rule in Statesman and Laws"

Anne Begin (Hillsdale College)

"Thucydides' Use of Counterfactuals in the Pylos Narrative"

Joseph Slama (Truman State University)

"Harry Potter and the Descent to the Underworld: Katabasis in the Final Installment of J.K. Rowling's Septology"

Antonios Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


General Discussion


Session 14: Neo-Latin Around the World: Current Issues (Organized by the American Association for Neo-Latin Studies)

Roger S. Fisher (York University)


Anne-Marie Lewis (York University)

"Out of Greeke into Latin Verse": Nicholas Allen's Latin Translation of the Phaenomena of Aratus (1561) and its Predecessors"

Tom Keeline (Washington University in St. Louis)

"Count Zinzendorf's Philadelphia Oratio"

Albert R. Baca (California State University)

"Michael Serveto vs. John Calvin: a Deadly Conflict"

Joseph A. Tipton (Winthrop University)

"The Poetry of Paradox: Book I of Petrus Lotichius' Elegies"

General Discussion


Session 15: Classics, Classical Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage: Toward a Common Understanding of Professional Responsibilities for the Study of “Exceptional Objects”

Elizabeth Greene (Brock University) and Brian Daniels (Penn Cultural Heritage Center)


Justin Leidwanger (Stanford University)


Richard Leventhal (Penn Cultural Heritage Center


Nathan Elkins (Baylor University)


Todd Hickey (University of California - Berkeley)


Laetitia LaFollette (University of Massachusetts)


John Miller (University of Virginia)


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

Session 16: Genre and Style (Nancy Worman presiding)

Luca A. D'Anselmi (Bryn Mawr College) "Post Longa et Tristia Dyaboli Bella: Allegory and the End of the Aeneid"
Ben A. Radcliffe (UCLA) "Kata Moiran: Ideology and Style in the Odyssey"
Kyle Sanders (University of Texas - Austin) "Much Food in Fallow Ground: Nemean 7 and the Enigmatic Tradition"
Kenneth Yu (University of Chicago) "Situating the Problemata Genre in the Context of Hellenistic Exegesis"
James A. Arieti (Hampden-Sydney College) "Longinus' Architectural Metaphor at περὶ ὕψους 10.7: Problems and Solutions"
Kathryn Wilson (Washington University in St. Louis) "Trust and Charm: Late Hellenistic Authors on the Value of Poetry"
Session 17: Politcal and Social Relations (Hans Beck presiding)
Evan Jewell (Columbia University) "Acting Your Age on the Roman Stage: The Plautine Adulescens in Middle Republican Rome"
Cary M. Barber (The Ohio State University) "Quibus Patet Curia: Livy 23.23.6 and the Middle Republican Aristocracy of Office"
Kathryn L. Steed (Carleton College) "Not Set in Stone: The Asculum Bronze and the Durability of Political Alliances in the Late Republic"
David T. West (Boston University) "Restoring Libertas: The Plebian Class Advantage over the Patricians in Livy's Account of the Second Decemvirate (AUC 3.36-55)
Amanda Jo Coles (Illinois Wesleyan University) "Freedmen as Magistrates in the Late Roman Republic and Empire"
John M. Fabiano (University of Toronto) "Where have all the Fabri Tign(u)arii Gone? CIL 14. 4365 & 4382, a Reassessment of the Fabri Tign(u)arii in Rome and Ostia in the Early 4th century CE"
Session 18: Translation and Reception (Diane Arnson Svarlien presiding)
Kevin B. Muse (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) "The Callias of Aeschines Socraticus and the Meaning of διαφορά at Athenaeus 5.220b"
Rebecca A. Sears (Tulane University) "Translating Ovid into Musical Pictures: The Metamorphosen Symphonies of Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf"
Laura Marshall (The Ohio State University) "Not a Gadfly: When a Crucial Reading Goes Wrong"
Stephen Kidd (Brown University) "How to Gamble in Greek: The Meaning of Kubeia"
Akira Yatsuhashi (SUNY College - Oneonta) "Nishiwaki's Ambarvalia: Reimagining Catullan Poetics in Modern(ist) Japan"
Joseph A. Howley (Columbia University) "Plutarch's 'Curiosity' in the Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius"
Session 19: From Plants to Planets: Human and NonHuman Relations in Ancient Medicine (Organized by the Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy)
Courtney Roby (Cornell University) Introduction
Michael Goyette (Brooklyn College) "Seneca's Corpus: A Sympathy of Fluids, Passions, Plants, and Planets"
Julie Laskaris (University of Richmond) "Animals and the Development of Ancient Pharmacopias"
Clara Bosak-Schroeder (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana) "Fabricated Elephants and Confused Horses: How Smell Constructs Non/Humanity"
Vasiliki Dimoula (Open University of Cyprus) "Nature, Organism and Disease in Ancient Greek Medical Texts and German Idealism. A 'New Materialist' Perspective"
Courtney Roby (Cornell University) Response
General Discussion ---
Session 20: Theorizing Ideologies of the Classical: Turning Corners on the Textual, the Masculine, the Imperial, and the Western (Organized by the Committee on Classical Tradition and Reception)
Andrea Kouklanakis (Bard High School and Early College) Introduction
Luke Roman (Memorial University of Newfoundland) "In Aedibus Aldi: Classical Places and Classical Texts in Bembo's De Aetna"
Lillian Doherty (University of Maryland - College Park) "Gender and Focalization in the Reception of Classical Myth"
Grant Parker (Stanford University) "#ClassicsMustFall? Monument-mindedness in Contemporary South Africa"
Carolina López-Ruiz (The Ohio State University) "Occidentalism, or Why the Phoenicians Matter: Scholarly Approaches to Cultural Contact from Greece to Iberia (ca. 800-600 BCE)"
Shubha Pathak (American University) Response
General Discussion ---
Session 21: Learning from War: Greek Responses to Victory and Defeat
Jason Crowley (Manchester Metropolitan University) "Beyond the Universal Soldier: Combat Trauma in Classical Antiquity"
Michael A. Flower (Princeton University) "We Were Warned! Omens and Portents Foretelling Victory and Defeat"
Matthew Trundle (University of Auckland) "Financial Indemnities: A Greek Economic Aftermath of War"
Ellen G. Millender (Reed College) "Educational 'Moments': Didactic Spectacle and the Bolstering of Spartan Socio-Political Structures in the Aftermath of War"
General Discussion ---
Session 22: Theatre, Performance, and Audiences: Ways of Spectating in Antiquity (Organized by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance)
Hanna Golab (Princeton University) Ghosts, Cross-Dressing and Puny Gods: Towards a Conceptual Frame of Spectating Comic Khoroi"
Gloria Mugelli (University of Pisa) "Dressing up for the Festival: Ritual Dress in Ancient Greek Tragedy"
Justin Dwyer (University of British Columbia) "Coroplastic Commemoration of Performance: Dramatic Identity and Viewership in Ancient Corinth"
Marden Nichols (Georgetown University) "Plautus' Painted Stage"
Jennifer Lynn Muslin (University of Texas - Austin) "Changing Perspectives: Catullus, Lucretius, and Architectural Transformations in the Palatine Magna Mater Sancutary"
General Discussion ---
Session 23: Mothers and Daughters in Antiquity (Organized by the Women's Classical Caucus)
Serena S. Witzke (Wake Forest University) Introduction
Suzanne Lye (Dartmouth College) "Like Mother, Like Daughter: Rhea and Demeter as Models of Subversion in the Homeric Hymn to Demeter"
Ellen Greene (University of Oklahoma) "Mothers and Daughters in the Epigrams of Anyte"
Walter Penrose (San Diego State University) "Tough Love: Loyalties and Tensions among Ptolemaic Queens and their Daughters"
Erin McKenna (Fordham University) "Ego Filia: Maternal Rejection in Catullus 63"
Mary T. Boatwright (Duke University) "Imperial Mothers and Daughters in Second-Century Rome"
Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) Response
General Discussion ---
Session 24: Digital Classics and the Changing Profession (Organized by the Digital Classics Association)
Gregory Crane (Leipzig University/Tufts University) "Grego-Roman Studies and Digital Classics"
Bruce Robertson (Mount Allison University) "Working in Digital Humanities and Classics at the Small Undergraduate University"
Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Tufts University) "Digital Work, Student Research, and the Tenure Track"
Christopher Blackwell (Furman University) "Philology, Technology, Collaboration: 16 Years of the Homer Multitext"
Christopher Johanson (UCLA)
Neil Coffee (SUNY - Buffalo Response
General Discussion ---
Session 25: God the Anthropologist: Text, Material and Theory in the Study of Ancient Religion
Megan J. Daniels (Stanford University) and Sandra Blakely (Emory University) Introduction
Barbara Kowalzig (New York University) "Economic Anthropology, Economic Theory, and the Study of Ancient Religions"
Andreas Bendlin (University of Toronto) "Magical Power, Cognition, and the Religion of the Intellectual in the Roman Imperial West"
Dan-El Padilla Peralta (Princeton University) "Divining Data: Temples, Votives, and Quantitative Sensibilities"
Milette Gaifman (Yale University) "Greek Libations from a Visual Perspective"
Matthew McCarty (University of British Columbia) "Cult Dynamics and Information Technologies: The Case of Mithraism"
Ian Rutherford (University of Reading) Response
General Discussion ---

Presidential Panel (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Roger Bagnall (President) Introduction
Sebastian Heath (New York University) "Digital Publication within an Academic Unit: A Case Study"
Fiona MacIntosh (University of Oxford) "Interactive/Multimedia Ebooks for the Performance Archive"
Eric Schmidt (University of California Press) "The Future of Scholarly Publishing"
Helen Cullyer (Society for Classical Studies) "Publishing Beyond the Book: The Genres of Scholarly Publication in the Digital Age"

Saturday, January 7

All-Day Workshop (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Ancient MakerSpaces: Digital Tools for Classical Scholarship
(8:30-9:00) Thomas Beasley (Bucknell Univeristy) "Visualizing Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean"
(9:10-9:50) Rodney Ast (University of Heidelberg) "Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri"
(9:55-10:45) Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee University) "Ancient Graffiti Project"
(10:50-11:35) Sebastian Heath (New York University) "Make Your Own 3D Models"
(11:40-12:25) Ryan Horne (University of North Carolina) "Make Your Own Map"
(12:30-1:00) Pramit Chaudhuri (Dartmouth College) and Joseph Dexter (Harvard University) "Phylogenetic Profiling and the Reception of Classical Drama"
(1:10-1:55) James Gawley (University of Buffalo) "Intertext Mining with Tesserae"
(2:00-2:45) Bridget Almas (Tufts University) "Perseids: Infrastructure for Research and Collaboration"
(3:00-4:00) Patrick J. Burns (New York University) Panel Discussion

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

Session 26: Spectacle and Authority (Michele Salzman presiding)
Noah A. S. Segal (University of California - Santa Barbara) "Cato's Triumph: Cato's Attempt to Redefine the Roman Triumph"
Benjamin M. Crowther (University of Texas - Austin) "In Omnis Provincias Exemplum: Imperial Cults and Urban Connectivity in the Roman Empire"
Susan Dunning (University of Toronto) "Flavian Restoration and Innovation in Domitian's Ludi Saeculares"
Jacob A. Latham (University of Tennessee) "Pompa Diaboli: Christian Rhetoric, Imperial Law, and the Roman Games"
Angela Zielinski Kinney (University of Vienna) "Julian II's Supernatural Publicist: Fama in the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus"
Session 27: Legal Authority (Michael Gagarin presiding)
Lydia Spielberg (Radboud University) "Alia Tota Serenda Fabula: Documentary Fantasies in Livy's Trials of the Scipios"
Edwin Carawan (Missouri State University) "Krateros and the Decrees in Andokides on the Mysteries"
John P. Aldrup-MacDonald (Duke University) "Deconstructing an Athenian Decree: IG 13 84 and the Composition of the Inscribed Document"
Tongjia Zhang (Yale University) "Normative Legal Interpretation in Lysias"
Zachary R. Herz (Columbia University) "Persuasive Authority: Continuity and Precedent in the Rescripts of Severus Alexander"
Session 28: Time as an Organizing Principle (Karen Bassi presiding)
Jonathan Master (Emory University) "Pompey the Great and the Value of the Past in Seneca's De Brevitate Vitae"
Paul Hay (University of Texas - Austin) "Imperium Cum Fine: The Saeculum and Post-Roman Anxieties in Augustan Rome"
Yukai Li (Yale University) "The Will of Zeus and the Time of the Iliad"
Bill Beck (University of Pennsylvania) "Time in the Scholia to the Iliad"
Brian M. Mumper (Rutgers University) "The Manipulation of Historical and Moral Turning Points in Sallust: A Comparative Perspective"
Session 29: Feminist Scholarship in the Classics. Amy Richlin's 'Arguments with Silence: Writing the History of Roman Women' (2014)
Bonnie C. MacLachlan (University of Western Ontario) and Judith Hallett (University of Maryland - College Park) Introduction by co-organizer and co-presider
Nancy S. Rabinowitz (Hamilton College) “Lessons for a Hellenist from Amy Richlin’s Arguments with Silence
Fanny Dolansky (Brock University) “Amy Richlin’s Challenge: erasing/tracing Roman women’s participation in religious life”
Sandra Joshel (University of Washington) “Humor and History"
Mary-Kay Gamel (University of California - Santa Cruz) “Re-reading Ovid’s Rapes”
Amy Richlin (University of California - Los Angeles) (Workshop)
General Discussion ---
Session 30: Sovereignty and Money
Lucia Francesca Carbone (Columbia University) Introduction
Nick Cross (CUNY Graduate Center) "Silver Coinage, Sovereignty, and Symmachia: Byzantion and Athens in the Fourth Century B.C."
Georgios Tsolakis (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World) "Epigraphical Evidence for Sovereign Lending in Classical Athens"
Jeremy Simmons (Columbia University) "Roman Coins Abroad: Foreign Coinage and Strategies of Sovereignty in Ancient India"
Lucia Francesca Carbone (Columbia University) "Sovereignty and Coinage: The Case of the Late Cistophori of Tralles"
Irene Soto (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World) "When Sovereignty is Not Enough: Money Supply in 4th-Century CE Egypt"
General Discussion ---
Session 31: The New Standards for Learning Classical Languages (Organized by the Committee on Education)
Mary English (Montclair State University) Introduction
John Gruber-Miller (Cornell College) "Why the Standards Matter for College and University Educators"
Wilfred E. Major (Louisiana State University) "Recontextualizing the Teaching of Ancient Greek within the New Standards for Classical Languages"
Liane Houghtalin (University of Mary Washington) "Material Culture and the Greek and Latin Classrom"
Teresa Ramsby (University of Massachusetts - Amherst) "The New Standards for Learning Classical Languages and Latin Teacher Education"
General Discussion ---
Session 32: Ancient Music and Cross-Cultural Comparison (Organized by MOISA: The International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage)
Timothy J. Moore (Washington University in St. Louis) Introduction
Catalina Popescu (University of Bucharest) "The Queen of Dysphonia: Virgilian and Propertian Perspectives on Cleopatra"
Nancy Sultan (Illinois Wesleyan University) "What Sanskrit Drama Might Teach Us about Music and Audience Reception of Later Greek Drama"
Sylvain Perrot (Archéologie & Philologie d'Orient et d'Occident) "Ancient Greek Nomoi and Western Program Music: Some Methodological Issue"
Jon Solomon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) "'Very Much Below the Other Arts of the Grecian People': Modern Adaptations of Ancient Greek Music, 1841-1932"
Sean Gurd (University of Missouri - Columbia) "The Classical Avant Garde: Harry Partch and Greek Music"
General Discussion ---
Session 33: Philology's Shadow: Theology and the Classics
Simon Goldhill (University of Cambridge) Introduction
Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College) "Virgil, Creator of the World"
Tim Whitmarsh (University of Cambridge) "Reassembling to Theion: Greek Religion as an Actors' Category"
Simon Goldhill (University of Cambridge) "Classics in the Providential Order of the World"
Erik Gunderson (University of Toronto) "Theology's Shadow"
Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia) Response
General Discussion ---

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

Session 34: What's in a Name? (Joshua Katz presiding)
Jackie Elliott (University of Colorado - Boulder) "An Ennian Inscription for a Statue of Cato in Plutarch's Cato Maior"
James H. Dee (Independent Scholar) "Counting to One: A Step Toward Understanding the Homeric Hapax Ezeugmena"
Christopher D. Bravo (University of California - Berkeley) "The Utility and 'Hellenization' of Personal Names in Hellenistic Uruk"
Craig Jendza (University of Kansas) "The Etymology and Origins of Aphrodite"
Session 35: Reading and Performing Louis Zukofsky's 1967 Translation of Platus' Rudens
James Tatum (Dartmouth College) Introduction
David Wray (University of Chicago) "'Venus, I believe They're Intelligent!?' Zukofsky's Verses in 'A'-21"
Timothy Moore (Washington University at St. Louis) "What Zukofsky Found: Sight, Sound, and Sense in Rudens 615-705"
General Discussion ---
Session 36: Post-Classical Wisdom Literature (Organized by the Medieval Latin Studies Group)
Charles Kuper (Bryn Mawr College) "Book IV of the Dialogues Attributed to Gregory the Great as a Commentary on Ecclesiastes 9"
W. Martin Bloomer (University of Notre Dame) "Commenting on Pagan Wisdom: The Last Medieval Commentaries on the Distichs of Cato"
Erin Walsh (Duke University) "The Sources of Wisdom: Robert Holcot's Political Theology"
General Discussion ---
Session 37: The Intellectual World of the Early Empire (Organized by the International Plutarch Society)
Michiel Meeusen (KU Leuven) "Plutarch's Science of Natural Problems in Its Imperial Context"
Eva Falaschi (Scuola Normale Superiore) "Plutarch's and Pliny the Elder's Greek Artists: Two Intellectuals of the Empire and their Perspectives on Greek Art"
Andreas Schwab (Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg) "Greek Wisdom and Philosophy in the Early Empire: Plutarch in Comparison to Flavius Josephus"
Giustina Monti (Oxford University) "Suetonius' Mockery of the 'Great King' Caligula: The Other Side of the Coin of Plutarch's Alexander"
General Discussion ---
Session 38: Roman Religion and Augustan Poetry (Organized by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions)
Nancy Evans (Wheaton College) Introduction
Zsuzsa Varhelyi (Boston University) "Princeps and Poet-Priest: Horace and the Transformation of Religious Authority under Augustus"
Barbara P. Weinlich (University of Montana) "Isis, Bacchus, and Apollo: Propertius on Religion and Power"
Julia Hejduk (Baylor University) "SI SIC DI: The Fantastic Jupiter of the Fasti"
Morgan Palmer (University of Mississippi) "A Blight on the Golden Age: The Robigalia in Ovid's Fasti"
General Discussion ---
Session 39: The Villa dei Papiri: Then and Now (Organized by the American Friends of Herculaneum)
David Blank (University of California - Los Angeles) "Look Who's Talking: Epicurus and Idomeneus on Both Sides of an Epicurean Debate"
Christopher Parslow (Wesleyan University) "Hamming it Up in the Villa die Papiri"
Richard Janko (University of Michigan) "The History of Greek Philosophy in Some Neglected Herculaneum Papyri"
General Discussion ---
Session 40: Animal Encounters in Classical Philosophy and Literature (Organized by Richard Hutchins and Alex Petkas)
Richard Hutchins (Princeton University) Introduction
Alex Petkas (Princeton University) "Eros and Animal Bodies in Xenophon's Cynegeticus"
Matthew McGowan (Fordham University) "Varro's Aviary and Hortensius' Menagerie: Private Animal Collections in Ancient Rome"
Richard Hutchins (Princeton University) "Porphyry's Partridge: Animal Speech in De Abstinentia Book Three"
Mark Payne (University of Chicago) Response
General Discussion ---

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

Mary English (Montclair State University) and Mary Pendergraft (Wake Forest University) "Awarding College Credit for AP Latin Scores"
Claudia Filos (Center for Hellenic Studies) "Beyond MOOCs to Classics, Content, and Community Building: A Case Study at "Hour 25"
Barbara Gold (Hamilton College), Michael Arnush (Skidmore College), and Jane Chaplin (Middlebury College) "Careers for Classicists at Undergraduate Institutions: What to Expect and How to Prepare"
Michael Sloan (Wake Forest University), Angeline Chiu (University of Vermont), and Jeff Hunt (Baylor University) "Classical OpEds: The Efficacy of Advocacy through OpEds and other Media Engagements Moderators"
Zara Torlone (Miami University of Ohio), Dana Munteanu (The Ohio State University), Dorota Dutch (University of California Santa Barbara), and Judith Hallett (University of Maryland - College Park)

"Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe"

Jesse Weiner (Hamilton College) "Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy"
Amit Shilo (University of California - Santa Barbara), Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University), and Roberta L. Stewart (Dartmouth College) "Classics and Social Justice"
Daniel Selden (University of California - Santa Cruz) "Egyptian and Greek Literature"
Rosa Anjudar (University College London), Amy Russell (Durham University), Lisa Trentin (University of Toronto), and Sonja Wurster (University of Melbourne) "Gender Troubles: Career Challenges for Women in the Academy"
Deborah Lyons (Miami University of Ohio) and William M. Owens (Miami University) "Making Undergraduate Study of Greek Sustainable"
Daniel Harris-McCoy (University of Hawaii) "Nature and the Ancient World"
Inger N. I. Kuin (Groningen University) and Lydia Spielberg (Radboud University) "Past and Present: Reading, Writing, Teaching, Ancient History"
T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) and Serena Witzke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) "Specifications Grading: A Method to Increase Student Performance and Reduce Grading Workload"
Kelcy Sagstetter (US Naval Academy) "STEM and the Ancient World"
Yurie Hong (Gustavus Adolphus College) and Bronwen L. Wickkiser (Wabash College) "Teaching Ancient Medicine: A Gateway"

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

Session 41: Imperial Fashioning in the Roman World (Kathleen Coleman presiding)
Christian Lehmann (University of Southern California) "Consuls and Poets as Organizing Principle in Ovid's 'Epistulae ex Ponto' 4"
Margaret Clark (University of Texas - Austin)

"Frontinus the Historian?"

Laura L. Garofalo (Johns Hopkins University) "Silent Virtue: Pliny's Verginius Rufus as Imperial Exemplar"
Andrea Pittard (University of Texas - Austin) "Imperial Virtus: Changing Attitudes in the Imperial Period"
Jake Nabel (Cornell University) "Lucan's Parthians in Nero's Rome"
Session 42: Ethnicity and Identity (Philipp von Rummel presiding)
Timothy C. Hart (University of Michigan) "Agglutinative Ethnographies: Valerius Flaccus and Ammianus Marcellinus on Sarmatian Warfare"
Emilio Carlo Maria Capettini (Princeton University) "Ethnicity and Geneaology in Heliodorus' 'Aethiopica': Theagenes Reconsidered"
Emily Wilson (University of Chicago) "Carian A(door)nment? The Anthesteria, Carians, and Ionian Identity"
Christopher Stedman Parmenter (New York University) "Bronze Men: Reading Herodotus on 'the Sea of Greeks'"
Sarah Christine Teets (University of Virginia) "Josephus' Remarks on his Greek and Elite Identity in the Second Sophistic"
Clayton A. Schroer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) "No Place like Home: Exile and Theban Identity in the Thebaid"
Session 43: Women and Agency (Lesley Dean-Jones presiding)
Anne Feltovich (Hamilton College) "Controlling Images: The Loyal Slave Woman in Roman Comedy"
Abbe Walker (Bryn Mawr College) "'Hysterical' Virgins in the Hippocratic Peri Parthenion"
Dawn Teresa LaValle (Magdalen College) "'Although She Wished to Speak': Plutarch's Creation and Silencing of Powerful Women in his Dialogues"
Dina Guth (University of Manitoba) "Pamphila's Historical Commentaries"
Hannah Mason (University of Southern California) "Being Better than Sappho: The Social Life of a Poeta Docta, c. 100 CE"
Jacqueline Long (Loyola University Chicago) "Getting Bishops: Galla Placidia's Contribution to the Bonifatian-Eulalian Schism"
Session 44: Traditions and Innovations in Literature (David Wray presiding)
Almut Fries (University of Oxford) "Tradition and Innovation in Fourth-Century Tragedy"
Mark Thatcher (Boston College) "Integration or Imperialism? A Reassessment of Aeschylus' Aetnaeans"

Nicholas Boterf (Independent Scholar)

"Timotheus' Sphragis in the Persians and the Idea of Progress"

Sergios Paschalis (Harvard University)

"The Satyr Who Stirred Up the Hornets' Nest: Ovidian 'Satyr Play' in the Fasti"

Zackary Rider (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)

"Lucretius and the Question of Epicurean Orthodoxy"

Mary Hamil Gilbert (University of Virginia)

"A Return to Ancient Poetics: Racine's Andromaque and Seneca's Troades"

Session 45: War and Its Cultural Implications (Lee Brice presiding)

Graeme Alexander Ward (Queen's University)

"From Stick to Scepter: How the Centurion's Switch Became a Symbol of Roman Power"

Kathy L. Gaca (Vanderbilt University)

"Thucydides on Coercive Martial Manliness, Virtue, and Rape"

Daniel Walker Moore (University of Virginia)

"Fire Signals in Greek Historiography"

Nandini B. Pandey (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"The Blood Beneath the Laurels: Aeneid 2, Metamorphoses 1, and the Ethics of Augustan Victory"

John Elias Esposito (Independent Scholar)

"How the Iliad Narrates Military Command"

Steven L. Jones (Houston Baptist University)

"Horace, Lollius, and the Consolation of Poetry"

Session 46: The Impact of Immigration on Classical Studies in North America (Organized by the Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups)

Celia Schultz (University of Michigan)


Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University)

"Classics in the Age of the Undocumented"

Ralph Hexter (University of California - Davis)

"Bringing Immigration Home to Our Students"

Jinyu Liu (Depauw University)

"Confronting Globalization of Classics"

Hans Peter Obermayer (University of Munich)

"The Heroic Work of Academic Help Committees in the 1930s"

Emily Mockler (Massey College)

"Scholars at Risk"

General Discussion


Session 47: Imagining the Future through the Past: Classical and Early Modern Political Thought (Organized by the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception)

Christopher S. Celenza (Johns Hopkins University)


Rebecca Kingston (University of Toronto)

"Plutarch in Budé, Erasmus and Seyssel"

Brandon D. Bark (Stanford University)

"A New 'Dialogue of the Dead': Triangulating Erasmus, Luther, and Lucian"

Caroline Stark (Howard University)

"Allusion and Rhetorical Strategy in Justus Lipsius' Politica (1589)"

Harriet Fertik (University of New Hampshire)

"Travel, the Vita Activa, and the Vita Contemplativa in Seneca's De Otio and Thomas More's Utopia"

Olivia J. R. Thompson (Oxford University)

"Cicero's Republic of Letters"

Joy Connolly (New York University)


General Discussion


Session 48: Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt (Organized by the American Society of Papyrologists)

Andrew Connor (Monash University)

"Ill-Gotten Grains: The Bad Administrator in Ptolemaic and Roman Temples"

C. Michael Sampson (University of Manitoba) and Matt Gibbs (University of Winnipeg)

"A First-Century Receipt from the Receivers of Public Clothing in Tebtunis (P.Tebt. UC 1697c)"

Roger Macfarlane (Brigham Young University)

"Fragments of a Second-Century Documentary Scroll: Multispectral Imaging of a Carbonized Papyrus from Thmouis"

Caroline Cheung (University of California - Berkeley)

"Wooden Stamps from Tebtunis: Evidence for Local Distribution of Commodities"

Peter Van Minnen (University of Cincinnati)

"New Texts from the Theognostos Archive"

David M. Ratzan (New York University) and Sarah Goler (Columbia University)

"New Scientific Evidence for the Date and Composition of Ancient Carbon Inks from Greco-Roman Egypt"

Plenary Session (5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Sunday, January 8

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

Session 49: The Philosophical Life (Stephen A. White presiding)

Gil H. Renberg (Hillsdale College)

"From Philosopher to Miracle-Worker: Seeking the Roots of Apuleius's Post-Mortem Transformation"

Donka D. Markus (University of Michigan)

"Heloise on Ancient Philosophy as a Way of Life"

Sam D. McVane (Columbia University)

"'They are Ignorant that they are Wise': Confidence and Virtue in Seneca"

Thomas D. McCreight (Loyola University Maryland)

"The Novelist and Philosopher as Biographer: Traces of the Biographical in Apuleius"

Sosseh Assaturian (University of Texas - Austin)

"Knowing and Feeling: An Epistemic Model of the Stoic View of Emotions"

Joshua M. Smith (Johns Hopkins University)

"Sophrosyne: A Platonic Problem for the Homeric Scholia"

Session 50: Use and Power of Rhetoric (Joy Connolly presiding)

Kenneth Draper (Indiana University)

"More Nobly Great than the Famed Iliads: The Rhetoric of Encomia to Seventeenth-Century English Translators of Horace and Virgil"

Joanna Kenty (University of New Hampshire)

"Minimal Muscle, Maximal Charm: The Middle Style in Roman Oratory"

Jed W. Atkins (Duke University)

"Cicero on Rhetoric and Political Judgement"

William E. Guast (University of Oxford)

"ἐπὶ πᾶσι δὲ ὁ Μαραθών (Luc. Rh. Pr. 18)? The Persian Wars in Greek Declamation"

Marco Romani Mistretta (Harvard University)

"Empire and Invention: The Elder Pliny's Heurematography (NH 7.191-215)

Session 51: Nostoi/Odyssey/Telegony: New Perspectives on the Ends of the Epic Cycle

Jonathan S. Burgess (University of Toronto)


Egbert Bakker (Yale University)

"The End(s) of the Odyssey"

Jonathan L. Ready (Indiana University - Bloomington)

"Odysseus and the Suitors' Relatives"

Justin Arft (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)

"Odysseus' Success and Demise: Recognition in the Odyssey and Telegony"

Benjamin Sammons (CUNY Queens College)

"The World's Last Son: Telegonus and the Space of the Epigone"

Joel Christensen (University of Texas - San Antonio)

"Revisiting Athena's Rage: Kassandra and the Homeric Appropriation of Nostos Narratives"

Kevin Solez (MacEwan University)

"Nostos and Metanostos: The Itineraries of Paris, Menelaus, and Cretan Odysseus"

General Discussion


Session 52: Power and Politics: Approaching Roman Imperialism in the Republic

Jonathan Prag (Oxford University)


Lisa P. Eberle (Oxford University)

"The Political Economy of Empire: Land, Law and the Census"

Peter Morton (University of Manchester)

"Resisting Empire: Slave Wars and Free Constituencies"

Sailakshmi Ramgopal (Trinity College)

"Empire of Expats: Associations of Roman Citizens in Provincial Cities"

Michael J. Taylor (University of Texas - Austin)

"Sexuality and Empire: The Politics of Restraint"

Harriet Flower (Princeton University)


General Discussion


Session 53: Epigraphic Economies (Organized by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy)

David DeVore (Ball State University)

"'They Gave for the War': The Spartan War Fund as a Public Contract"

Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Birmingham)

"Merchant Associations and Domenstic Cults as Economic Agents in late Hellenistic Delos"

Lucia Carbone (Columbia University)

"The Presence of Italian Bankers in the ID and their Participation in the Economic Life of the Delian Sanctuary (3rd - 2nd century BCE)

Mario Adamo (University of Oxford)

"Agriculture and Husbandry in Sicily and Lucania in the 2nd century BCE: The Evidence of the Lapis Pollae"

John Traill (University of Toronto)

"The ATHENIANS Project and Epigraphic Economies"

Silvia Orlandi (Sapienza - Università di Roma)

"'Non Stamped' Instrumentum Domesticum as Source for the Economic History of Rome"

Session 54: [Tr]an[s]tiquity: Theorizing Gender Diversity in Ancient Contexts (Organized by the Lambda Classical Caucus)

Walter D. Penrose (San Diego State University) and Thomas Sapsford (University of Southern California)


Kelly E. Shannon (University of Alabana)

"Life after Transition: Spontaneous Sex Change and its Aftermath in Ancient Literature"

Chris Mowat (Newcastle University)

"An Intersex Manifesto: Naming the non-binary Constructions of the Ancient World"

Barbara A. Blythe (Wheaton College)

"Gender Ambiguity and Cult Practice in the Roman Novel"

Rachel M. Hart (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"(N)either Men (n)or Women? The Failure of Western Binary Systems"

Anna Peterson (Pennslvania State University)

"Dio's First Tarsian Oration and the Rhetoric of Gender-Indeterminacy"

Jennifer L. Weintritt (Yale University)

"Textual and Sexual Hybridity: Gender in Catullus 63"

General Discussion

Session 55: Latin Epic (Organized by the American Classical League)

Sarah McCallum (Harvard University)

"Ego Sum Pastor: Pastoral Transformations in the Tale of Mercury and Battus (Ov. Met. 2.676-707)"
Laura Zientek (Brigham Young University) "The Auditory Sublime from Vergil to Lucan"
Jessica Blum (Wabash College) "Rogue Bulls and Troubled Heroes: Heroic Value in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica"
Brittney Szempruch (Stanford University) "Hymning Vergil's Hercules in Statius' Thebaid"
Alison Keith (University of Toronto) Response
General Discussion

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

Session 56: The Power of Place (David Larmour presiding)
Deborah Tarn Steiner (Columbia University) "Choreo-graphy: Contextualizing a Choregic Dedication (IG 13 833bis)"
Francesco Morosi (Scuola Normale Superiore) "Athens on Mount Olympus: Portraying Gods in Aristophanes' Birds"
Gillian E. McIntosh (San Francisco State University) "Graphicology: Topos and Topography in Ovid Tristia 3.1 and Cicero ad Att 4.1"
Caroline P. Mann (Princeton University) "In Capitolium: The Triumphator and Jupiter Optimus Maximus"
Jonathan Tracy (Massey University) "Constantius and the Obelisk: Ignoring the Lessons of History"
Session 57: Risk and Responsibility (Bruce Frier presiding)
Paul Vadan (University of Chicago) "Hellenistic Risk Agenda"
Erika M. Jeck (University of Chicago) "A New Lease on Life?: Intra-Elite Tenancy and the Social Impact of Land Redistribution in Roman Greece"
Molly A. Jones-Lewish (University of Maryland - Baltimore County) "Medical Risk in Roman Law"
Eunice Kim (University of Washington) "How to Get Away with Murder: A Reinterpretation of the Mnesterophonia"
Session 58: Obscenity and the Body (Jeffrey Henderson presiding)
Darcy Anne Krasne (University of Missouri-Columbia) "Venereal Disease and the Ox-Eyed Goddess: Valerius Flaccus's Venus and Juno as Vergilian Vectors of Disease"
Alexander Dale (Concordia University) "Eunuchs from Lampsakos: Hipponax and the Poetics of Obscenity"
Scott Weiss (Stanford University) "Bodily Metaphors and Self-Fashioning in Persius' First Satire"
Session 59: Political and Military Conflict in the Greek World (Bernd Steinbock presiding)
William Tortorelli (Haverford College) "Lydian Hegemony and Lesbian Politics in Alcaeus"
Eric W. Driscoll (University of California - Berkeley) "The Defective Insularity of the Peloponnese"
Stephen O'Connor (California State University - Fullerton) "Strategy and Supply in the Archidamian War"
Rachel Bruzzone (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität) "Thucydides' Literary Entombment of the Sicily War-Dead"
Session 60: The Genesis of the Ancient Text: New Approaches
Daniel Anderson (Cambridge University) "Revision and the Lyric Sphragis"
Talitha Kearey (Cambridge University) "'This One was One Who was Working': Similes of Poetic Composition in the Ancient Reception of Virgil"
Raffaella Cribiore (New York University) "Ancient Note Taking as a First Step in the Creative Process"
Francesca Martelli (University of California - Los Angeles) Response
Session 61: Ancient Greek Philosophy (Organized by the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy)
Claas Lattmann (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel) "Inventing Incommensurability. Traces of a Scientific Revolution in Early Greek Mathematics in the Time of Plato"
Caleb Cohoe (Metropolitan State University of Denver) "Why the View of the Intellect in De Anima 1.4 isn't Aristotle's Own"
Giulia Bonasio (Columbia University) "Pleasure and Motivation in the Eudemian Ethics"
General Discussion ---

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

Session 62: Insult, Satire, and Invective (Catherine Keane presiding)
Kevin W. Wilkinson (University of Toronto) "Did Palladas Produce an Iambic Collection for Constantine?"
Timothy A. Joseph (College of the Holy Cross) "Cutting off Ennius' Nose? Lucan's Subversion of Ennius' Annales in Books 2 and 6 of the Pharsalia"
Edward Kelting (Stanford University) "Cannibalizing Satire: Insult, Violence, and Genre in Juvenal's Fifteenth Satire"
Hans Bork (University of California - Los Angeles) "Petty Theft in Plautus"
Deborah Kamen (University of Washington) "The Market Insult and the Ideology of Labor in Classical Athens"
Session 63: Linguistic Strategies and the Hermeneutics of Reading (Anthony Corbeill presiding)
Theodore Harwood (Cornell University) "The Human Author in Augustine's Scriptural Hermeneutics"
Peter Barrios-Lech (University of Massachusetts - Boston) "The Present and Aorist Imperative in (Inter)action: Commands and Politeness in Menander"
Michael A Tueller (Arizona State University) "The Voice and Mind of the Stone: Social Presence Theory, Artificial Intelligence, and Inscribed Epigram"
Tyler Mayo (University of Michigan) "The Genesis of Two Examples in Stoic Grammatical Theory: σκινδαψός and βλίτυρι"
Scott J. DiGiulio (Mississippi State University) "Starting from the Top: Gellius, Antonine Reading Practice, and the Table of Contents"
Session 64: Translating Greek Tragedy: Some Practical Suggestions
Mary Lefkowitz (Wellesley College) Introduction
Sarah Ruden (Independent Scholar) "Translating Exclamations in Aeschylus"
James Romm (Bard College) "Representing Greek Meter"
Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania) "Out of Joint: Anachronism and Timelessness in the Translation of Greek Tragedy"
Frank Nisetich (University of Massachusetts - Boston) "Oedipus the Tyrant and Oedipus the King: A Problem in Translation"
Mary Lefkowitz (Wellesley College) "Translating Divine Action in Greek Drama"
Peter Meineck (New York University) Response
General Discussion ---
Session 65: Stasis and Reconciliation in Ancient Greece: New Approaches and Evidence
Scott Arcenas (Stanford University) Introduction
Matt Simonton (Arizona State University) Introduction
Scott Arcenas (Stanford University) "What was Stasis? Ancient Usage and Modern Constructs"
Julia Shear (Bogazici University) "Recovering from Civil Strife in Classical Eretria: The Artemisia at Amarynthos"
Matt Simonton (Arizona State University) "Writing, Memorialization, and Stasis in the Reconciliation Decree from Telos (IG XII 4 1 132)"
Benjamin Gray (University of Edinburgh) "Stasis, Reconciliation and Changing Citizenship in the Later Hellenistic World"
Lene Rubinstein (Royal Holloway) Response
General Discussion ---
Session 66: Cicero Poeta
Brian Walters (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Introduction
Jessica Westerhold (University of Tennessee - Knoxville) Introduction
Caroline Bishop (Texas Tech University) "Ciceronem Eloquentia Sua in carminibus Destituit: Genre and the Ancient Reception of Cicero Poeta"
Mary Franks (York University) "Forgotten Monuments: Cicero's de Consulatu Suo and the Catilinarian Conspiracy"
Thomas Biggs (University of Georgia) "Herodotum Cur Veraciorem Ducam Ennio? Epic and History in Cicero's De Consulatu Suo"
Jessica Westerhold (University of Tennessee - Knoxville) "A Destructive text(ile): Translating Pain in TD ii.8.20 from Soph. Trach. 1046-1102"
Brian Walters (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) "What Replaced Cicero's De Temporibus Suis?"
John Dugan (SUNY - Buffalo) Response
General Discussion ---
Session 67: Violence and the Political in Greek Epic and Tragedy
Alexander C. Loney (Wheaton College) Introduction
Marcus Folch (Columbia University) "Is Foucault Useful for the Study of the Ancient Prison? The View from Archaic Poetry and Greek Tragedy"
Jan Kucharski (University of Silesia in Katowice) "A Case of Domestic Violence: Euripides' Orestes"
Caleb Simone (Columbia University) "Feasting on Corpses: Violence and its Limits in Iliad 24"
Nicholas Kauffman (Valparaiso University) "Mythical Violence as Christian Violence in Nonnus' Dionsysiaca"
Erika L. Weiberg (Florida State University) "The Things Gods Dare?: Sexual Violence and Political Necessity in Greek Tragedy"
Amit Shilo (University of California - Santa Barbara) Response

Session 68: Ritual and Magic (Radcliffe Edmonds presiding)

Mark McClay (University of California - Berkeley)

"Performing Immortality: Direct Address in Funerary Epigram and the Orphic Lamellae"

Maddalena Rumor (Case Western Reserve University)

"A New Explanation, Based on Near Eastern Sources, for the Greek Use of Squill in Purification Rituals"

Peter Osorio (Cornell University)

"Stoic Physics in the Bugonia of Vergil"

Foy Scalf (University of Chicago)

"A New Fragment of a Demotic Papyrus from the Fayum in the Oriental Institute Museum"