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Friday, January 5

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

Session 1: Classics and Social Justice (Organized by Jessica Wright, University of Southern California, and Amit Shilo, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Elina Salminen (University of Michigan)

"At Intersections: Teaching about Power and Powerlessness in the Ancient World"

Casey C. Moore (Ridge View High School)

"Engaging Minority Students: Modifying Pedagogical Practice for Social Justice"

Rodrigo Verano (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

"Reading Homer in and outside the Bars: An Educational Project in Post-Conflict Colombia"

Molly Harris (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"The Warrior Book Club: Advancing Social Justice for Veterans through Collaboration"

Amy Pistone (University of Michigan)

"First Do No Harm: Responsible Outreach and Community Engagement"

Session 2: Classical Reception Studies (Organized by the American Classical League)

Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center)


Andrea Kouklanakis (Bard High School Early College-Manhattan)

"Colonial and Post Colonial Representations of the Classics in the works of two mulatto writers in Brazil"

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (CUNY Graduate Center)

"Dining like Nero: Antiquity and Immersive Dining Experiences in the Late 19th-century and early 20th-century New York"

Peter J. Miller (University of Winnipeg)

"The Imaginary Antiquity of Physical Culture"
Emilio Capettini (University of California, Santa Barbara)

"'Greek Characters Erasing in the Weather': The Politics of Memory during the AIDS Crisis"

Jared Simard (New York University)


Session 3: Herculaneum: New Technologies and New Discoveries in Art and Text (Organized by the American Friends of Herculaneum)

Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Birmingham)

"The Place Between: Villa Gardens and Garden Paintings"

Ambra Spinelli (University of Southern California)

"Beyond the Salutatio: Looking at Archaeological and Literary Evidence for the Tablinum in the Houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum"

David Saunders (Getty Museum)

"Working with Wax: Observations on the Manufacture of Ancient Bronzes from Herculaneum and Pompeii"

Brent Seales (University of Kentucky)

"Virtual Unwrapping of Herculaneum Material: Overcoming Remaining Challenges"

Sonya Wurster (University of Melbourne)

Epicurean Emotional Theory and Philodemus' On the Gods

Session 4: Creating Audiences in Didactic Poetry (Organized by T. H. M. Gellar-Goad, Wake Forest University, and Lisa Whitlatch, St. Olaf College)

T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) and Lisa Whitlatch (St. Olaf College)


Philip Thibodeau (Brooklyn College)

"The teacher's dilemma in Greek didactic texts"

Brian Hill (Rutgers University)

"Didactic warfare: Military imagery and progressive exposure in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura"

Alexander Schwennicke (Harvard University)

"Teaching without text: Didaxis and media in Hor. Serm. 2.3"

Raymond Kania (Stanford University)

"Virgil's imagined audience: Second-person fiction in the Georgics"

Session 5: Teaching, Living, and Learning: Classical Studies in Secondary Schools (Organized by Mary English, Montclair State University, and Philip Walsh, St. Andrew's School)

Cynthia White (University of Arizona)


John Jacobs (Montclair Kimberly Academy)

Participant #1 - Workshop

Eric Casey (Trinity School)

Participant #2 - Workshop

Edward Zarrow (Westwood High School)

Participant #3 - Workshop

Jane Brinley (School Without Walls)

Participant #4 - Workshop

Session 6: Medicine and Disease in Galen (David Blank presiding)

Claire Bubb (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

"Galen: Text Production and Antiquity"

Amy Koenig (Harvard University)

"Conflict, Constraint, and the Physical Voice in Galen"
Rebecca Flemming (University of Cambridge)

"Galen, aDNA and the Plague"

Session 7: Argumentation in Plato (Charles Platter presiding)

Kenneth Draper (Williams College)

"Parmenides, Stesichorus, and Antilogy in Plato's Phaedrus"

Dale Parker (University of California, Los Angeles)

"Aristotelian Refutations in the Protagoras and Gorgias"

Matthew James Shelton (University of St. Andrews)

"At the boundaries of the dialectical art: collection and division in Plato's Phaedrus"
Collin Miles Hilton (Bryn Mawr College)

"The Road to Didactic is Long and Steep: Xenophon and Plato on the Hesiodic 'Path to Arete' Image"

Session 8: Latin Epigraphy and Paleography (Paul Iversen presiding)

Jeffrey Easton (University of Toronto)

"The descendants of Roman municipal freedmen in the ordo decurionum and the limits of the macula servitutis"

Orla F. Mulholland (Translator & Editor, Berlin)

"Roman numeral palaeography: a hazard and a help to editors of Latin texts"

Sarah L. Veale (University of Toronto)

"Rogo te ut me vindices: A Social Demography of Cursing at Mogontiacum"

David Allen Wallace-Hare (University of Toronto)

"Seeing the Silva Thorough the Silva: The Religious Economy of Timber Communities in Aquitania and Gallia Narbonensis"

Session 9: Agency in Drama (Helene Foley presiding)

Mary Clare Dolinar (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

"The Agency and Power of the Dying Alcestis"

Jonathan Fenno (The University of Mississippi)

"Electra's Living Death in Sophocles' Electra"

Caleb P. Simone (Columbia University)

"Choreographing Frenzy: Auletics, Agency, and the Body in Euripides' Heracles"

Edwin Wong (Independent Scholar)

"Low-Probability, High-Consequence Events in Greek Tragedy: A look at Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes"

Session 10: Visions of Ancient Cities, Sanctuaries, and Landscapes in Literature, Art and Coinage (Organized by Friends of Numismatics)

Britta Ager (Vassar College)

"Fragrant Temples: Scent and the Sacred Landscape"

Nathan Elkins (Baylor University)

"Architectural Representation on the Coinage and Imperial Praise from Augustus to Trajan"

Alexis Belis (J. Paul Getty Museum)

"Mt. Argaios in Cappadocia: Reception of a Sacred Mountain in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods"

Jane DeRose Evans (Temple University)

"A Mountain, its Temples and Cultural Identity: Mt. Gerizim and the Self-Identification of the Inhabitants of Neapolis"

Alexandra Yen (Boston University)

"The City Gate and Cityscape: Fanum Fortunae, the Arch of Augustus, and the Roman City"

Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University)


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

Session 11: Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (Organized by the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy)

Mark Wheeler (University of California at San Diego)


Takashi Oki (Kyoto University)

"Aristotle on Zeno's Arrow"

Robin Weiss (American University in Cairo)

"The Furthermost Reaches of Community: The Stoics on Justice for Humans and for Animals"

David Kaufman (Transylvania University)

"Philodemus and the Peripatetics on the Role of Anger in the Virtuous Life"

Session 12: Harassment and Academia: Old Battles and New Frontiers (Organized by the Committee on Gender and Sexuality In the Profession and WCC)

Rebecca F. Kennedy (Denison University)


Fiona McHardy (University of Roehampton)

"Strategies for Creating Positive Work Environments in Classical Academia"

Donna Zuckerberg (Eidolon)

"How to Be the Perfect Victim of Internet Harassment"

Patrice Rankine (University of Richmond)

"Harassment in the Workplace: An Administrator's Perspective"

Session 13: Workshop on Outreach and the Function of the SCS Legates (Workshop organized by the Membership Committee)

Kathleen M. Coleman (Harvard University)


Charles Platter (University of Georgia)

"Initiatives in Georgia"

Sharon James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"Initiatives in North Carolina"

Session 14: Approaching Risk in Antiquity (Organized by Paul Vadan, University of Chicago, and Anna Bonnell-Freidin, Princeton University)

Esther Eidinow (University of Nottingham)

"Dicing with Danger: Some Vocabulary and Concepts of Ancient Greek Risk"

Stephen Kidd (Brown University)

"Calculating Risk at the Dicing Table"

Paul Vadan (University of Chicago)

"Risk and Hellenistic Decision-Making"

Anna Bonnell-Freidin (Princeton University)

"Fortuna and Risk: Embodied Chance in the Roman Empire"

Brent Shaw (Princeton University)


Session 15: The Online Public Classics Archive: Classics in the Press (Workshop) (Organized by Ariane Schwartz, Harvard University/I Tatti Renaissance Library, and Jason Pedicone, The Paideia Institute)

The organizers have created the Online Public Classics Archive, a public media Classics database that archives and organizes the public media engagement with antiquity on the Internet. The workshop will be a space for SCS attendees to: (a) see a demonstration of the features of this new database and consider trends in public classics scholarship; and b) participate in a vibrant general discussion on the benefits and challenges of discussing antiquity in the public sphere.

Session 16: Virgil and his Afterlife (Michael Putnam presiding)

Pramit Chaudhuri (The University of Texas at Austin) and Joseph Dexter (Harvard University)

"More Latian Anagrams (Aen. 8.314-36)"

Shannon Dubois (Boston University)

"The Cupidity of Ascanius in Vergil and Vegio"

India Watkins (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

"Dramatic Manipulations of Vergil's Georgics in Seneca's Phaedra"

Tedd A. Wimperis (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

"Italus, Italia, and Ethnic Ideology in Aeneid 7-12"

Session 17: Hellenistic Poetry in its Cultural Context (Patricia Rosenmeyer presiding)

Chaya Cassano (CUNY Graduate Center)

"The Exagoge of Ezekiel Tragicus in its political and historical context"

Barnaby Chesterton (Texas Tech University)

"Inscriptional Conventions in Early Hellenistic Book-Label Epigram"

Alissa A. Vaillancourt (Villanova University)

"The Dedication of a Hetaera and Poetic Program: Layering of Sapphic and Homeric Allusion in an Epigram of Leonidas of Tarentum"

Kathryn Dorothy Wilson (Washington University in St. Louis)

"The Life Cycle of a Sign in Aratus' Phaenomena"

Session 18: Foreign Policy (Julia Wilker presiding)

Gregory Callaghan (University of Pennsylvania)

"Andriscus, Aristonicus, and How to Rebel from Rome: Comparing Republican and Imperial Revolts"

Bret Devereaux (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"Carthaginian Strategy and Expenses in the First Punic War"

Aaron Hershkowitz (Rutgers University)

"How Odious was the Athenian Tribute System?"

Paul A. McGilvery (University of Western Ontario)

"Xenophon and the Elean War: Garbled Chronology or Deliberate Synchronism?"

Session 19: The Politics of Linguistic Metaphors in Latin (Organized by Basil Dufallo, University of Michigan, and William Short, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Basil Dufalo (University of Michigan)


Carolyn MacDonald (University of New Brunswick)

"Going Underground: Linguistic Metaphors and the Politics of Varro's De lingua Latina"

Brian Channing Walters (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"Speech as Medicine in Ciceronian Oratory"

Alexander Forte (Colgate University)

"Squaring Off: Boxing as a Metaphor for the Politics of Virgilian Poetry"

Adam Gitner (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae)

"Words as Citizens in Romulus's Asylum"

Session 20: "The Classics Tuning Project": Competencies, Value and Visibility in the Classics at Small Liberal Arts Schools (Joint AIA-SCS Workshop)

Clara Hardy (Carleton College)


Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College)

"Presentation of the core competencies list generated at workshop"

Lisl Walsh (Beloit College)

"Presentation of the alumni survey data"

Angela Ziskowski (Coe College)

"Presentation of sample materials in the online repository"

SCS Poster Session (11:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Sophia S. Dill (Randolph College)

"New Methods in Engineering Greek Theatrical Masks"

John D. Morgan (University of Delaware)

"The Dates of Roman Triumphs and the Nundinae"

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

Session 21: Epigraphy and Religion Revisited (Organized by the American Society for Greek and Latin Epigraphy)

Jessica Paga (College of William & Mary) "Administration and Topography in IG I3 4A-B, the Hekatompedon Decrees"
Irene Salvo (University of Goettingen) "Religious Experience, Ritual Knowledge, and Gender in the Athenian Curse Tablets"
Jessica Lamont (Yale University) "The Koine of Cursing in Early Greece: Bindings and Incantations from the Epigraphic Evidence"
John Bodel (Brown University) "Ex visu / κατ᾽ ὄναρ Dedications and the Spiritual Lives of Greek and Roman Slaves"
Santiago Castellanos (University of Leon) "Religion and Epigraphy in Post-Roman Iberia: The Case of Eleutherius"
Michael Zellmann-Rohrer (University of Oxford) "Asklepios and St. Artemios: comparative perspectives on Hellenistic, late ancient, and early Byzantine narratives of incubation"
Session 22: Deterritorializing Classics: Deleuze, Guattari, and their Philological Discontents (Organized by Kyle Khellaf, Yale University)
Kyle Khellaf (Yale University) Introduction
Richard Ellis (University of California, Los Angeles) "Αἰών as Virtual Multiplicity: Durational Thinking in Heraclitus and Empedocles"
Assaf Krebs (Tel Aviv University and Shenkar College of Art Design and Engineering) "Minority and Becoming: Deleuze, Guattari, and the Case of Apuleius' Metamorphoses"
Nancy Worman (Barnard College) "Euripidean Assemblages"
Michiel van Veldhuizen (Brown University) "Back on Circe's Island: Becoming-Animal with Deleuze and Guattari"
Richard Hutchins (Princeton University) "Animal Revolt and Lines in Flight in Lucretius Book Five"
Alex Purves (University of California, Los Angeles) Response
Session 23: The Sounds of War (Organized by MOISA - The Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage)
Sean Gurd (University of Missouri) Introduction
Andreas Kramarz (Legion of Christ College of the Humanities) "What Brought the Walls of Jericho Down?"
Sarah Nooter (University of Chicago) "Loud trumpets and low bodies"
Spencer Klavan (University of Oxford) "Martem Accendere Cantu: Trumpets and Bloodlust in Hellenistic Aesthetics"
Brad Hald (University of Toronto) "Towards a Thucydidean theory of affect"
Mark Thorne (Brigham Young University) "Civil War in the Key of Caesar: Traumatic Soundscapes in Lucan"
Session 24: Professional Matters at Religiously Affiliated Institutions: A Conversation with Insiders (Workshop) (Organized by Christopher Polt, Boston College, and James Uden, Boston University)
Julia Dyson Hejduk (Baylor University) Presentation #1
Arum Park (University of Arizona) Presentation #2
Anne H. Groton (St. Olaf College) Presentation #3
Alexander Loney (Wheaton College) Presentation #4
Alexander Sens (Georgetown University) Presentation #5
Session 25: Slavery and Sexuality in Antiquity (Organized by the Lambda Classical Caucus)
Jason Porter (University of Nottingham) "Strategies of Control: The Rationale of Classical Athenian Slave-Owners in Dictating the Sexual Lives of their Slaves"
Allison Glazebrook (Brock University) "Dangerous Liaisons: Sex, Slavery, and Violence in Classical Athens"
Katharine Huemoeller (University of British Columbia) "'The Natural Savagery of Slaves'? Slaves as Sexual Aggressors in Revolt Narratives"
Anise Strong (University of Western Michigan) "Recovering Publilius: Male Slave Rape and Social Reform"
William Owens (Ohio University) "Psyche Ancilla: Apuleius' Cupid and Psyche Tale as an Ancient Slave Narrative"
Kathy Gaca (Vanderbilt University) "Minding the Mistress: The Household Power Struggle to Control Female Slaves Sexuality in the Ancient Mediterranean"
Session 26: New Approaches to the Homeric Formula (Organized by Deborah Beck, University of Texas at Austin, and Ruth Scodel, University of Michigan)
Deborah Beck (University of Texas at Austin) Introduction
William Beck (University of Pennsylvania) "'Even the Epithets are Necessary': Ancient Approaches to 'Illogical' Homeric Epithets"
Jonathan Ready (Indiana University) "Folkloristic Perspectives on Why Poets and Audiences Like Shared Formulas"
Chiara Bozzone (University of California, Los Angeles) "The Lives of Formulas: Linguistic Productivity and the Development of Epic Greek"
Adrian Kelly (Oxford University) "'Intraformularity' in epos"
Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan) Response
Session 27: Elegiac Desires (Erika Zimmerman Damer, University of Richmond, Presiding)
E. Del Chrol (Marshall University) "The Naso Equilibrium: Game Theory and the Game of Love in the Ars Amatoria"
Julie Laskaris (University of Richmond) "Ovid's Enchanted Ring Poem: Amores 2.15"
Aaron Palmore (The Ohio State University) "Horace, Cinara, and the Elegiac Discourse of Desire"
Justin Anthony Stover (University of Edinburgh) "Propertius, Martial and the Monobiblos"
Nicole Elizabeth Taynton (University of California, Santa Barbara) "Roman Elegy Remixed: Gender and Genre in Catalepton 4"
Session 28: Didactic Poetry (Helen van Noorden presiding)
Katherine Lu Hsu (Brooklyn College CUNY) "Injured Immortals: The Painful Paradoxes of Chiron and Prometheus"
Michelle M. Martinez (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) "How to 'Bee' a Good Wife"
Andre Matlock (University of California, Los Angeles) "Hesiod's Two Plows: Materiality and Representation in Works and Days"
Floris Overduin (Radboud University Mijmegan) "A didactic kettle of fish? Literary dimensions of Marcellus' De Piscibus (GDRK 63)
Stephen A. Sansom (Stanford University) "Eternal Motionlessness in the Hesiodic Aspis and Early Greek Philosophy"
Brett L. Stine (Texas Tech University) "Monsters Must Bear Monsters: Genealogical Continuity and Poetic Awareness in Theogony 287-94 and 979-83"
Session 29: Language and Linguistics (Joshua Katz presiding)
Peter J. Anderson (Grand Valley State University) "Xylander's Latin Translation of Marcus Aurelius"
Erik Z. D. Ellis (University of Notre Dame) "Greek, Latin, Roman: Language and Identity in late Antqiuity and the Early Middle Ages"
Tommaso Mari (Otto-Friedrich-Universität) Bamberg) "Spoken Greek and the work of notaries in the Acts of the Council of Chalcedon"
Duane W. Roller (The Ohio State University) "When is a queen truly a queen: the term basileia in Greek literature"
Stephanie Roussou (University of Oxford) "Distinguishing between concrete and abstract nouns: a terminological innovation in Herodian?"
Session 30: Material Girls: Gender and Material Culture in the Ancient World (Organized by the Womens Classical Caucus, Joint AIA-SCS Panel)
Stamatia Dova (Hellenic College Holy Cross) "Procne, Philomela and the Voice of the Peplos"
Anne-Sophie Noel (Harvard University) "Unveiling female feelings for objects: Deianeira and her ὄργανα in Sophocles' Trachiniai"
Teresa Yates (University of California, Irvine) "Binding Male Sexuality: Tacility and Female Autonomy in Ancient Greek Curse tablets"
Hérica Valladares (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) "Of Soleae and Self-Fashioning: Roman Women's Shoes from Vindolanda to Sidi Ghrib"
Anne Truetzel (Princeton University) "Ritual Implements and the Construction of Identity for Roman Women"
Mira Green (University of Washington) "Butcher Blocks, Vegetable Stands, and Home-Cooked Food: Resisting Gender and Class Constructions in the Roman World"

Presidential Panel and Plenary Session (5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.): "The Ph.D. Today: This is Your Brain on Classics"

Katherine Eldred (Attorney)
Ted Zarrow (Westwood High School)
Michael Zimm (Digital Surgeons)
S. Georgia Nugent (Society for Classical Studies)

Plenary Session (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

S. Georgia Nugent (Society for Classical Studies) "Chiron meets Charon: On Crossing Over to “The Dark Side”

Saturday, January 6

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

Ancient MakerSpaces: Digital Tools for Classical Scholarship
8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:40 Scott Arcenas (Stanford University) "Working with Geospatial Networks of the Roman World using ORBIS"
9:50-10:30 Sebastian Heath (New York University) "Semantic Inferencing for the Archaeologist"
10:40-11:20 Adam Rabinowitz (University of Texas at Austin) "How to use the PeriodO gazetteer of period definitions: browsing, submitting, and referencing authoritative period definitions"
11:30-12:30 Lightning Presentations
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:10 Casey Dué (Center for Hellenic Studies) "How to create a citable, machine-actionable data model with the Homer Multitext"
2:20-3:00 T.J. Bolt, Adriana Casarez, Jeffrey Hill Flynt (University of Texas at Austin) "How to do Philology with Computers"
3:00-4:00 Panel - Moderated by Hannah Čulík-Baird (Boston University)

Roundtable Discussion Session 1 (8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)

Are You Contingent? Organized by Elizabeth La Fray and Timothy Heckenlively, Baylor University
Teaching Classics in Community Colleges Organized by Caroline S. Kelly, Mitchell Community College, and Mary English, Montclair State University

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

Session 31: New Age Servius (Organized by the Publications and Research Committee)
Dirk Obbink (University of Oxford) Introduction
E. Christian Kopff (University of Colorado Boulder) "How Servius Dealt with Variant Readings in the Text of Virgil
Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania) "Evidence from Servius on the Use of Greek Models by Virgil and his Commentators"
James Brusuelas (University of Oxford) "Servius Redux"
Hugh Cayless (Duke University Libraries) "Modeling Servius for the Digital Latin Library"
Ward W. Briggs (University of South Carolina) Response
Session 32: Greek and Latin Linguistics (Organized by the Society for the Study of Greek and Latin Language and Linguistics)
Angelo Mercado (Grinnell College) "Accent in Ennius' Hexameters"
Coulter George (University of Virginia) "πάνυ δὴ δεῖ χρηστὰ λέγειν ἡμᾶς: Expressions of obligation and necessity in Aristophanes"
Laura Massetti (University of Cologne and Center for Hellenic Studies) "Tradition and Renewal in Pindaric Diction: Some Remarks on the IE Background of Pindar P. 2.52-6"
Matilde Serangeli (University of Copenhagen) "Gk. ταπεινός 'low, low-lying' (Hdt., Pind. +) and IE *temp- 'to stretch, extend'
Alexander Nikolaev (Boston University) "Greek Etymology in the 21st century"
Session 33: Performing Problem Plays (Organized by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance)
Jonathan MacLellan (University of Texas at San Antonio) "The Performance of Ezekiel's Exagoge Re-Addressed"
Colleen Kron (The Ohio State University) "Prometheus Bound in a Sicilian Performance Context"
Daniel E. Anderson (Cambridge University) "Burning Down the Fifth-Century Stage"
Emmanuel Aprilakis (Rutgers University) "What Chorus? Using Performance to Appreciate the Chorus of Menander's Dyskolos"
Mark Damen (Utah State University) Response
Session 34: The Future of Teaching Ancient Greek (Workshop) (Organized by Wilfred E. Major, Louisiana State University)
Rex Wallace (University of Massachussets Amherst) "Teaching Ablaut in Elementary Ancient Greek"
Michael Laughy (Washington and Lee University) "The Function and Context of an Ancient Greek Textbook: A New Approach"
John Gruber-Miller (Cornell College) "Imagining Ancient Texts through Material Culture and the Spatial Environment"
C. Emil Penarubia (Boston College High School) "Sustaining a Secondary School Greek Program"
Session 35: The Art of Praise: Panegyric and Encomium in Late Antiquity (Organized by the Society for Late Antiquity)
Paul Kimball (Bilkent University) Introduction
Moysés Garcia Marcos (University of California, Riverside) "Praising the Emperor and Promoting his Religious Program: The Panegyrics of Claudius Mamertinus, Himerius, and Libanius to Julian, 362-3 CE"
Jacqueline Long (Loyola University Chicago) "Eusebia and Encomium: Julian Writes the Power of Praise"
Angela Kinney (University of Vienna) "Celestial Celebrity: The Multifaceted Fama of Jerome's Epistles"
Philip Polcar (University of Vienna) "Praising the Rich: Jerome's consolation for the widow Salvina in Ep. 79"
Robert Penella (Fordham University) Response
Session 36: Texts and Contexts: Learning from History (Matthew Roller presiding)
Brian Jorge Bigio (Stanford University) "Dialogues with History: The Platonic Picture of Critias and the Thirty"
Rachel Bruzzone (Bilkent University) "Thucydides' Peloponnesian War as Multifaceted Disaster"
Julie Levy (Boston University) "Seneca's Philosophical Thyestes"
Daniel Walker Moore (University of Virginia) "Experiencing the Past: Polybius, ἐμπειρία, and Learning from History
Andrew G. Scott (Villanova University) "Cassius Dio's depiction of Septimius Severus: context and implications"
Session 37: After the Ars: Later Ovid (Stephen Hinds presiding)
Megan Elena Bowen (University of Virginia) "Patterns of Prayer: Pleas for Help in Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Suppressed Rape of Lavinia"
Rachael Cullick (Oklahoma State University) "Transforming Violence in Ovid's Metamorphoses"
Caitlin Hines (University of Toronto) "Ovid's viscera: Tristia 1.7 and Metamorphoses 8"
Aaron Kachuck (Trinity College, Cambridge) "Somnium Ovidi: Dreams and the Metamorphoses"
Ursula M. Poole (Columbia University) "Tempus ad Hoc: Synchrony in Ovid's Ibis"
Session 38: Style and Rhetoric (Jeffrey Rusten presiding)
Christopher S. Dobbs (University of Missouri - Columbia) "A Song of Dice and Ire: Games of Chance and Anger in Greek Oratory"
Scott Kennedy (The Ohio State University and Dumbarton Oaks) "Historiography and intertextuality: the case for classical rhetoric"
Alyson L. Melzer (Stanford University) "The Agency of Style: Dionysius of Halicarnassus on Sappho and Pindar"
Aldo Tagliabue (University of Notre Dame) "Cupid's palace in Apuleius' Metamorphoses: An unnoticed reenactment of the prologue's 'poetics of seduction'"
Session 39: Roman Freedmen: Community, Diversity, and Integration (Joint AIA-SCS Panel)
Dorian Borbonus (University of Dayton) Introduction
Marc Kleijwegt (University of Wisconsin - Madison) "Fitting In: Freedmen Adaptation in the Roman World"
Kristof Vermote (Ghent University) "Equally Different: The Performative Function of Late Republican and Early Imperial Elite Discourse on Roman Freedmen"
Devon Stewart (Angelo State University) "The Gens Togata: Costume and Character in Freedmen's Funerary Monuments"
Rose MacLean (UC Santa Barbara) "Roman Manumission and Citizenship in a Provincial Context"
John Bodel (Brown University) Response

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

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

Session 40: Afterlives of Ancient Medicine: Reception Studies or History of Medicine? (Organized by Brooke Holmes, Princeton University)
Luis Salas (Washington University) "De Galeni Corporis Fabrica: Vesalius' Use of Galen and Galenism in the Preface of his Fabrica"
Erin McKenna Hanses (Fordham University) "'The Big O': Ancient Discourses on the Process of Female Pleasure"
Paul Keyser (Independent Scholar) "The Longue Durée of Classics and Succession in Ancient Scientific and Medical Traditions"
Marquis Berrey (University of Iowa) "Reading Celsus in Early Modern Italy"
Ralph Rosen (University of Pennsylvania) Response
Session 41: Outreach Open Mic: Share your ideas with Communications and Outreach! (Organized by the SCS Communications Committee)
Matthew M. McGowan (Fordham University) Introduction
T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) "The SCS online: Reflections from the Communications Committee"
Mallory Monaco Caterine (Tulane University) "Non sibi sed suis: Service-Learning in an Advanced Latin Course"
Tara Mulder (Vassar College) "Classics in Public: Year I of the Committee on Public Information and Media Relations"
Wells Hansen (National Taiwan University and Amphora Editor) "The State of Ampohra, the Outreach Publication of the SCS"
Session 42: Resist Together: A Practical Guide to Combatting Harassment in Classics (Workshop) (Organized by the Womens Classical Caucus, Anna E. Simas, University of Washington, and Caitlin Hines, University of Toronto)
Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University) "Creation and Implementation of Anti-harassment Policy at the University Level"
Barbara Gold (Hamilton College) "Harassment in Academe: Reflections and Coping-Resisting Strategies"
Regina M. Ryan (Discrimination and Harassment Solutions, LLC) "Training on Combatting Harassment in Academia"
Session 43: Classical Advocacy: The National Committee for Latin and Greek (Workshop) (Organized by Mary Bilger Pendergraft, Wake Forest University)
Mary Bilger Pendergraft (Wake Forest University) "The National Committee for Latin and Greek"
Keely Lake (Wayland Academy) "Communication, Cohesiveness, and Continuity: Fighting for the Survival of the Classics"
Thomas Sienkewicz (Monmouth College) "A Seal of Biliteracy for Classical Languages"
Kyle A. Jazwa (Monmouth College) "Teaching Classics in Community College"
Session 44: Letters in the Ancient World (Barbara Weiden Boyd presiding)
Chris Bingley (University of California, Los Angeles) "Foreign Anxiety in the Letters of Philostratus"
Nathaniel S. Katz (University of Texas at Austin) "The Clementia of Burning Letters"
Kathryn A. Langenfeld (Rice University) "Imperial Spies and Intercepted Letters in the Late Roman Empire"
Scott Aran Lepisto (Hillsdale College) "Enlisting the Voice, Engaging the Soul: Seneca's 84th Epistle"
Christian Lehmann (University of Southern California "Female Networks in Ovid's Epistulae ex Ponto 1-4"
Session 45: Roman Republican Prose and Its Afterlife (Christopher Krebs presiding)
Kyle Khellaf (Yale University) "Recolonizing North Africa: Sallust, French Algeria, and the Maghreb Fantasia"
Julia Mebane (University of Chicago) "Negotiating Exile: The Ship-of-State in Cicero's Post-Reditum Speeches"
Charles E. Muntz (University of Arkansas) "Sallust and the Mytilenean Debate"
Christopher van den Berg (Amherst College) "A Ciceronian Blind Spot: Caecus, Cethegus, and Ennius in Cicero's Brutus"
Session 46: Mind and Matter (Brad Inwood presiding)
Chiara Ferella (Topoi/Humboldt University of Berlin) "The Interaction between Mind and Soul in Empedocles' Philosophy"
Matthew M. Gorey (University of Washington) "Atomism and the Receptacle in Plato's Timaeus"
Peter Osorio (Cornell University) "Analogy, Argument, and Prolepsis in Lucretius DRN, 2.112-141"
Brandon Zimmerman (Catholic University of America) "'Matter is not a principle.' Neopythagorean Attempts at Monism"
Session 47: Reception (Emily Wilson presiding)
Zachary B. Elliott (Brandeis University) "Using Oral Histories to Conceptualize the Place of Classics in Marginalized Communities"
Amy S. Lewis (University of Pennsylvania) "Plinian themes in Italio Calvino's Cosmicomiche, Città Invisibili and Palomar"
Verity Walsh (Stanford University) "Triumphant Orpheus: Orphic Platonism and Sir Orfeo"
Session 48: Bloody Excess: Roman Epic (Julia Hejduk presiding)
Paul Hay (Case Western Reserve University) "The Programmatic Ordior of Silius Italicus"
Andrew M. McClellan (Florida State University) "Hannibal's Bloody Homecoming in Silius' Punica"
Scott Weiss (Stanford University) "Lucan, Seneca and the plus quam Aesthetic"
David J. Wright (Rutgers University) "They Might be Romans: The Giants and Civil War in Augustan Poetry"

Roundtable Discussion Session 2 (12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

Mapping Roads Toward Real Inclusivity Organized by Deborah Beck, University of Texas at Austin, and Katherine von Stackelberg, Brock University
Fragments and Forgeries: Research-led Teaching Strategies for Engaging Learning Organized by Fiona McHardy and Katherine Tempest, University of Roehampton
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Ancient Book Organized by Joseph A. Howley, Columbia University, Hannah Čulík-Baird, Boston University, and Stephanie Ann Frampton, MIT
Classical Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy Organized by Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College, Brett Rogers, University of Puget Sound, and Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Trinity University
A New "Texts and Transmission"

Organized by Justin Stover, University of Edinburgh

Approaching Christian Receptions of the Classical Tradition Organized by Nicholas Kauffman, Gonzaga University, Alexander Loney, Wheaton College, and Jed Adkins, Duke University
Return to Philology? Organized by Charles Stocking, Western University, and Don Lavigne, Texas Tech University

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

Session 49: New Directions in the Late Republican Roman Empire (Organized by Josiah Osgood, Georgetown University, and Kit Morrell, University of Sydney)
Jessica Clark (Florida State University) Introduction
Kit Morrell (University of Sydney)

"Scaevola and Rutilius in Asia"

Josiah Osgood (Georgetown University) "Modicum imperium: New Visions of Empire in the 70s BCE"
T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University) "Rome's Late Republican Empire: The View from the Danube"
Hannah Mitchell (University of Warwick) "Provincial Commanders in the Sphere of Antonius the Triumvir: the Negotiation of Relationships"
Kathryn Welch (University of Sydney) "'What Was He Thinking': Marcus Antonius, Parthia and 'Caesarian Imperialism'"
Session 50: Philology's Shadow II (Organized by Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College)
Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge University) Introduction
Irene Peirano (Yale University) "Ad fontes: source and original in the shadow of theology"
Constanze Güthenke (Oxford University) "Philology's Roommate: Hermeneutics, Rhetoric, and the Seminar"
Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge University) "Praeparatio Rabbinica: Zacharias Frankel (1801-1875), the Wissenschaft des Judentums, and the Septuagint"
Renaud Gagné (Cambridge University) "Philological Apologetics: Hellenization and Festugière"
Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College) Response
Session 51: Dido in and after Vergil (Organized by the Vergilian Society)
James J. O'Hara (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Introduction
Robin N. Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University) "Deianeirian Dido"
Elena Giusti (Cambridge University) "Dido in the light of Livy"
Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (High Point University) "Dido Docta: A Scholarly Revision of Aeneid 4 in the Historica Apollonii Regis Tyri"
Christopher Nappa (University of Minnesota) "The Lamentations of Dido: Genre, Gender, and Character in Two Medieval Poems"
Barbara Leigh Clayton (Stanford University) "From Epic to Opera to Dance and Back: Mark Morris Dances Dido"
Lissa Crofton-Sleigh (Santa Clara University) "Heavy Metal Dido: Heimdall's 'Ballad of the Queen'"
Sarah Spence (Medieval Academy of America) Response
Session 52: Technē and Training: New Perspectives on Ancient Scientific and Technical Education (Organized by James L. Zainaldin, Harvard University, and Katherine D. van Schaik, Harvard University)
James L. Zainaldin (Harvard University) Introduction

Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University)

"Teaching Trees - Tree Teaching; The Ancient Art of Grafting"

Katherine D. van Schaik (Harvard University)

"Teaching Clinical Judgement: Methodist and Galenic Approaches"

Jane Draycott (University of Glasgow)

"Jack of All Trades? Medical Practitioners and the Design, Manufacture, and Use of Instruments, Apparatuses, and Machines"

Valeria V. Sergueenkova (University of Cincinnati)

"Smelling and Smelting: Learning with the Senses in Theory and Practice"

Session 53: The World of Neo-Latin: Current Research (Organized by the American Association of Neo-Latin Studies)

Michael Spangler (Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary)

"Catullus Transformed: Antiquity Resurrected for Reformation in Theodore Beza's 1579 Psalmorum Davidis et Aliorum Prophetarum Libri Quinque"

Rodney John Lokaj (Università Kore di Enna) and Alessandro Tosco (Università Kore di Enna)

"Translating Confucius: Intorcetta's First Attempts"

Carl Springer (University of Tennessee Chattanooga) and Mr. Alexander R. Spanjer (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

"A Neo-Latin Theological Bestiary of the Seventeenth Century"

Albert Baca (California State University)

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

Anne Mahoney (Tufts University)

"Viribius in Pascoli's Laureolus"

Session 54: Ritual and Religious Belief (Michele Salzman presiding)

Christian Barthel (Goethe Universtät Frankfurt am Main)

"In God's Army? Socialhistorical Aspects of Early Egyptian Monasticism"

Mattias Gassman (University of Cambridge)

"Debating Paganism in a Christian Empire"

Richard Janko (University of Michigan)

"The cult of the Erinyes in the Derveni Papyrus"

Christopher Stedman Paramenter (New York University)

"Semeta lygra: Reading hieroglyphics with Archaic Greeks"

Adam Rappold (Brock University)

"For the wheel's still in spin: the evolution of the Skira festival in Classical Athens"

Katheryn Whitcomb (Franklin and Marshall College)

"Mare pacavi a praedonibus: Divus Augustus and the Pacification of the Sea"

Session 55: Rhythm and Style (Mario Telo presiding)

Abigail Akavia (University of Chicago)

"Meter and Voice in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus"

Amelia Margaret Bensch-Schaus (University of Pennsylvania)

"Dinner Bells and War Drums: Dactylic Hexameter in Old Comedy"

James H. Dee (Austin, Texas)

"The Uniqueness of Homer, Reconsidered"

Lawrence Kim (Trinity University)

"'Asianist' Prose Rhythm from the Hellenistic Era to the 'Second Sophistic'"

Session 56: Lyric from Greece to Rome (Ellen Oliensis presiding)

Claas Lattmann (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)

"The Snake-Throttler in Saffron Clothes. Baby Herakles in the Hippodrome (Pindar, Nemean 1)"

Enrico Emanuele Prodi (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)

"Explaining Archilochus in antiquity: the indirect tradition"

Justin Hudak (University of California, Berkeley)

"Integrating Sappho and Alcaeus in Horace Odes 1.22"

Brittney Szempruch (Stanford University)

"Horace on the Hymnic Genre"

David F. Driscoll (University of California, Davis)

"The Pleasures of Lyric in Plutarch's Hierarchy of Taste"
Courtney Evans (University of Virginia)

"A Defense of Horace, Ars Poetica 172"

Session 57: Carthage and the Mediterranean (Joint AIA-SCS Panel)

Michael J. Taylor (Santa Clara University)


Peter Van Dommelen (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology)

"Ground Truths: Reconsidering Carthaginian Domination"

Chiara Blasetti fantauzzi (University of Goettingen)

"Origin and development of Punic settlements in Sardinia until the age of Romanization"

Salvatore De Vincenzo (Freie Universität, Berlin)

"Punic Sicily Until the Roman Conquest"

Nathan Pilkington (Harvard University)

"The Sufetes of North Africa: Comparative Contexts"

Michael J. Taylor (Santa Clara University)

"Carthaginian Manpower"

Eve MacDonald (Cardiff University)

"Carthage and Hannibal from Zama to Apamea"

Josephine Quinn (University of Oxford)


Rhetoric: Then and Now (5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.) (Organized by the SCS Program Committee) (Paul Allen Miller presiding)

Paul Allen Miller (University of South Carolina)

"Introduction: Reflections on Truth and Rhetoric, or We Need Some Alternative Facts"

Johanna Hanink (Brown University)

"Fake Olds: Fudging History in Classical Athenian and Contemporary American Political Rhetoric"
Curtis Dozier (Vassar College)

"Teaching Trump: The Art of the Appeal"

James Engell (Harvard University)

"Democracy is Deliberation: Rhetoric is Inescapable - Use or Be Used"

Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University)

"The Death of a Discipline"

Joy Connolly (City University of New York Graduate Center)

"Against Purity: Classical Strategies for Collective Thought and Action Now"

Presidential Reception (6:45-7:45)

Sunday, January 7

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

Session 58: Global Classical Traditions (Organized by Erik Hermans, Renbrook School)

Bobby Xinyue (University of Warwick)

"The Classical Tradition and the Translation of Latin Poetry in Twentieth-Century China"

William J. Dominik (University of Otago and Federal University of Bahia)

"The Development of the Classical Tradition in Africa: Theoretical Considerations and Interpretive Consequences"

Sarah Midford (La Trobe University)

"Vergil in the Antipodes: the Classical Tradition and Colonial Australian Literature"

Erika Valdivieso (Brown University)

"Neoplatonism in Colonial Latin America"

Erik Hermans (Renbrook School)

"Aristotle from Reykjavík to Bukhara. The first global phase of the classical tradition"

Glen W. Most (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)


Session 59: Characterizing the Ancient Miscellany (Organized by Diana Guth, University of Manitoba, and Dawn LaValle, University of Oxford)

Michiel Meeusen (King's College)

"'As Each Came to Mind': Plutarch's Quaestiones and the Mentality of Intricacy"

Joseph A. Howley (Columbia University)

"What was the Roman Table of Contents? Making Meaning from miscellany in ancient and early modern paratext"

Dina Guth (University of Manitoba)

"Historiographic Frames and Ancient Miscellanies"

Scott J. DiGiulio (Mississippi State University)

"Aelian's De Natura Animalium and Varia Historia: Between Greek and Latin Traditions of Miscellaneity"

Dawn LaValle (University of Oxford)

"Polyvalent Poikilia: The Slippery Concept of Variety in Methodius of Olympus' Symposium"

Session 60: Translation and Transmission: Mediating Classical Texts in the Early Modern World (Organized by the Society for Early Modern Classical Reception)

Shane Butler (Johns Hopkins University)


Susanna Braund (University of British Columbia)

"The economics of translating Virgil: a prospectus"

Courtney Roby (Cornell University)

"The fruits, not the roots: translating technologies in early modern Europe"

Charles McNamara (Columbia University)

"Neither Nasty nor Brutish, but Short: Thomas Hobbes' Abbreviated Translation of Aristotle's Rhetoric"

Anna Peterson (Pennsylvania State University)

"Dialoguing with a Satirist: Lucian, Thomas More, and the Visibility of the Translator"

Salvador Bartera (Mississippi State University)

"Tacitus in Italy: Between Language and Politics"

Julia Gaisser (Bryn Mawr College)


Session 61: The Next Generation: Papers by Undergraduate Classics Students (Organized by Eta Sigma Phi)

Shea Whitmore (Hillsdale College)

"Penelope's Recognition of Odysseus: the Importance of Simile in Odyssey 23"

Emily Barnum (Hillsdale College)

"Language as an Indicator of Cultural Identity in Herodotus' Histories"

Moly Schaub (University of Michigan)

"The Curious Case of Phryne: Finding Comedy in Phryne's Trial"

Evan Armacost (Boston University)

"Setting Sun: Light and Darkness in Julius Caesar's Bellum Civile"

Noah Diekemper (Hillsdale College)

"The 'Twin' Gates of Sleep in Vergil's Aeneid VI"

Kathryn Gutzwiller (University of Cincinnati)


Session 62: Goddess Worship, Marian Veneration, and the Female Gender (Organized by Diliana Angelova, University of California, Berkeley)

Ivan Foletti (Masarykovy University)

"The Mother of God, a Mirror of Women in Late Antiquity"

Svetlana Makuljevi (Universitet Metropolitan Beograd)

"From Ephesian Artemis to Wonderworking Virgin Mary: The Case of Treskavec"

Kriszta Kotsis (University of Puget Sound)

"The Virgin, the Magi, and the Empress"

Mati Meyer (The Open University of Israel)

"The Survival and Rhetoric of Aphrodite in Byzantine Art"

Francesca Dell'Acqua (University of Birmingham)

"Mary and the City"

Diliana Angelova (University of California, Berkeley)


Session 63: Digital Textual Editions and Corpora (Organized by the Digital Classics Association)

Gregory Crane (Tufts University)


Samuel Huskey (University of Oklahoma) and Hugh Cayless (Duke University)

"The Digital Latin Library and the Library of Digital Latin Texts"

Gregory Crane (Tufts University)

"Open Greek and Latin: corpora, editions, and libraries"

Peter Heslin (University of Durham)

"Learning from Git: Critical Editions as Version Control"

Thomas Köntges (University of Leipzig)

"Detecting the Influence of the Corpus Platonicum on Ancient Greek Literature using LDA-Topic Modeling"

Cynthia Damon (University of Pennsylvania)

"The Editor(s) in the Classroom"

Session 64: Whose Homer? (Gregory Nagy presiding)

Joel P. Christensen (Brandeis University)

"Rethinking the Odyssey's Amnesty: Historical and Modern Perspectives"
Matthew C. Farmer (University of Missouri) "Theopompus' Homer: Epic in Old and Middle Comedy"
Louise Pratt (Emory University) "Bringing up Achilles: Child Heroes in Homer and Pindar"
Asya C. Sigelman (Bryn Mawr College) "Subversion of the Homeric Simile in Pindar's Victory Odes"
Henry Spelman (University of Cambridge) "Pindar and the Epic Cycle"
Session 65: Livy and Tacitus (David Levene presiding)
David Chu (University of Colorado, Boulder) "Reconsidering Livy's Relationship to Valerius Antias"
Elizabeth Palazzolo (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae) "Nec fuit cum Tusculanis bellum: Bloodless Conquests and the Rhetoric of Surrender in Livy"
Jordan Reed Rogers (University of Pennsylvania) "The Comings and Goings of Scipio Africanus: Locating the Arch of Scipio in a Livian Profectio"
Caitlin Gillespie (Columbia University) "Family, Land, and Freedom in Tacitus' Agricola"
Dominic Machado (Brown University) "Germanicus, Mutiny and Memory in Tacitu's Annales 1.31-49"
Mitchell R. Pentzer (Emory University) "Tacitus' Humor in Annals 13-16"
Session 66: Epigraphy and Civic Identity (Graham Oliver presiding)
John Aldrup-MacDonald (Duke University) "Intertextuality in Athenian Interstate Legislation: The Case of IG II^2 1"
Stephanie P. Craven (University of Texas at Austin) "Apolides kai Xenoi: OGIS 1.266 and the Civic Status of Mercenaries Abroad"
Paul Keen (University of Massachusetts, Lowell) "Ptolemaic Power and Local Response in Hellenistic Cyprus"
Cameron Glaser Pearson (San Patricio, Toledo) "Herodotus Reinscribed: The New Thebes Epigram and Croesus"
Philip Sapirstein (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) "IG XIV 1 and the digital enhancement of inscriptions using photogrammetric modeling"
Ching-Yuan Wu (University of Pennsylvania) "Three Documents of the Koinon of the Cities in Pontus"
Session 67: Coins and Trade: The Evidence of Long-Distance Exchange (Joint AIA-SCS Panel; Organized by Irene Soto, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and University of Basel)
Giuseppe Castellano (The University of Texas at Austin) "Small Change from a Big Island: The Spread of the Sicilian Silver Litra Standard and its Implications for the Tyrrhenian Trade"
Ruben Post (University of Pennsylvania) "Panhellenic Sanctuaries and Monetary Reform: The Spread of the Reduced Aiginetan Standard Reconsidered"
Jeremy Simmons (Columbia University) "Funds, Fashion, and Faith: the many lives of Roman coins in Indo-Roman Trade"
Benjamin Hellings (Yale University) "Roman Coins and Long-Distance Movement. East to West"
Jane Sancinito (University of Pennsylvania) "Inter-Provincial Trade in Late Antique Syria from Excavation Coins"
Irene Soto (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and University of Basel) "Trade and Economic Integration in Fourth Century CE Egypt: The Evidence from Coins and Ceramics"
Gilles Bransbourg (American Numismatic Society and Institute for the Study of the Ancient World) and Lucia Carbone (American Numismatic Society and Columbia University) Response

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

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

Session 68: Teaching Greek and Latin Elements in English Vocabulary (Workshop) (Organized by Emily Albu, University of California, Davis, and John Rundin, University of California, Davis)
Emily Albu (University of California, Davis) Introduction
John Rundin (University of California, Davis) "Choosing the textbook; team-teaching; testing and worksheets"
Timothy Brelinski (University of California, Davis) "Sample lectures"
Valentina Popescu (University of California, Davis) "Sample lectures"
Session 69: Porphyry: The Polymath (Organized by the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies and John F. Finamore, University of Iowa)
Aaron Johnson (Lee University) "Personal Knowledge in Porphyry's Thought: The Epistemological Role of Experience"
Jacob Lollar (Florida State University) "'At Once a Poet, Philosopher, and Expounder of Mysteries:' Porphyry's Embodiment of Homeric Scholarship"
Svetla Slaveva-Griffin (Florida State University) "The Medical Side of Porphyry's Intellectual Portrait"
Session 70: Graduate Literature Surveys (Workshop) (Organized by Celia E. Schultz, University of Michigan, Carole Newlands, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Ruth Caston, University of Michigan)
Celia E. Schultz (University of Michigan) Introduction
Session 71: Lucretius: Author and Audience (Katharina Volk presiding)
Sonja K. Borchers (Tuebingen University) "Creating an Epicurean Audience - Lucretius and his Reader"
Anna D. Conser (Columbia University) "Empedocles in the Crossfire: Two Critical Subtexts in De Rerum Natura 1.716-733"
Giulia Fanti (University of Oxford) "Lucretius' multiple interlocutors in the DRN"
Christopher V. Trinacty (Oberlin College) "Lucretius was Wrong!: Seneca's De Rerum Natura"
Session 72: Gender and Reception (Hunter Gardner presiding)
Victoria Burmeister (Boston University) "Hector's Wife: Andromache in Vergil and Racine"
Emily Chow-Kambitsch (University California, Santa Barbara) "'Domesticating' Roman Religion on the Contemporary Screen"
Kay Gabriel (Princeton University) "The Modernist Sappho and the Genre of the Fragment"
Stavroula Kiritsi (Royal Holloway University of London) "Neaira: A Greek New Comedy: From Renaissance Italy to Athens in 1985"
Session 73: Augustan Rome (Andrew Riggsby presiding)
Phebe Lowell Bowditch (University of Oregon) "Cynthia's Imperium sine fine: Propertius 2.3 and Roman Cultural Imperialism"
Brahm H. Kleinman (Princeton University) "Regulating Bribery or Generosity? Augustus' Laws on Ambitus"
John Matthew Oksanish (Wake Forest University) "Machine, munus, and monument: triumphs of architectural text"
Aaron M. Seider (College of the Holy Cross) "Remembering Marcellus in the Poetry and Landscape of Augustan Rome"
Session 74: Digital Pedagogy (Workshop) (Gregory Crane presiding)
Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa) "The Cartographic Satyricon: Digital Pedagogy for the Mapping of Literary Geographics"
Sarah A. Buchanan (University of Missouri) and Clarabelle Fields (University of Missouri) "Representation and Student Research Topics: The Archives of Classical Scholarship"
Timothy J. Moore (Washington University in St. Louis) "An Online Database of the Meters of Roman Comedy"
Session 75: Winning the People: Crowds, Triumphs and Games (Daniëlle Slootjes presiding)
Andreas Bendlin (University of Toronto) "Spoils from Hera? Fulvius Flaccus at Cape Lacinium and Political Competition in Mid-Republican Rome"
Bryan Brinkman (Loyola University in Maryland) "Modeling Crowd Behavior in Ancient Rome: Claques and Complex Adaptive Systems"
Charles W. Oughton (Utah State University) "Generic Forumlae and Geographic Variation in the Tabulae Triumphales"
Joshua R. Vera (University of Chicago) "By the People, for the People? Structural Reactions in the Landscapes of Roman Athens"

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

Session 76: The Art of Biography in Antiquity (Organized by the International Plutarch Society)
Barbara Del Giovane (University of Florence) "Anonymous Verses in Notorious Lives: the Historia Augusta through the Mirror of Suetonius"
David West (Boston University) "Plutarch and Cassius Dio on Cicero: Flawed Philosopher-Ruler or Unscrupulous Megalomaniac?"
Mitchell Parks (Knox College) "Agesilaus, Athens, and Communicating Civic Virtue"
Carson Bay (Florida State University) "Pilgrimage as Biography in Antiquity: Travel, Process, and Liminality in Philostratus's Life of Apollonius of Tyana"
Dorota Dutsch (University of California, Santa Barbara) "Women in Diogenes Laertius' Lives of Eminent Philosophers"
Session 77: Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt (Organized by the American Society of Papyrologists)
Ronald Forero Alvarez (Universidad de La Sabana) "Musical Performance of Sappho's Songs in the New Posidippus Papyrus"
Andreas Winkler (University of Oxford) "New Old Horoscopes"
Mark de Kreij (Stockholm University) "Dark Sappho. The 'Method of Chamaeleon' in P. Oxy. 2506"
Emily Cole (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World) and Lincoln Blumell (Brigham Young University) "New Papyri from Karanis"
Nicholas Venable (University of Chicago) "Abraham of Hermonithis and the Use of Legal Cultural Archetypes within the Coptic Church"
Session 78: Lucan after Deconstruction. Thirty Years of 'The Word at War' (Organized by Giulio Celotto, Concordia College)
Giulio Celotto (Concordia College) Introduction
Giulio Celotto (Concordia College) "Empedoclean Echoes in Lucan: The Dialectic of Love and Strife in the Proem of the Bellum Civile"
Martin Dinter (King's College London) "The Remains of the Day. A Reading of Bellum Civile 8"
Andrew Zissos (University of California, Irvine) "Pompey's Groan: Collective Heroism in Lucan's Bellum Civile"
Tim Stover (Florida State University) "Thirty Years' War: Lucan's Cato since 1988"
Paul Roche (University of Sydney) Response
Session 79: Drama and the Religious in Ancient Greece (Organized by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions)
Sarit Stern (Johns Hopkins University) "Tragic Artemis: Between Homer and Cult"
Alexandre Johnston (University of Edinburgh) "Performing Archaic Ethics and Religion in Sophoclean Tragedy"
Lisa Maurizio (Bates College) "Performing and Contesting Delphic Oracles in Euripides' Ion"
Rebecca Raphael (Texas State University) "Enemy of the Gods: Prometheus Bound as a Religious Critique"
Session 80: Reframing Alexandrology: The Frameworks of Commonplaces in Ancient Discourse on Alexander the Great (Organized by Christian Thrue Djursley, University of Edinburgh, and Yvona Trnka-Amrhein, Harvard University)
Christian Thrue Djurslev (University of Edinburgh) Introduction
Pierre Briant (College de France) "Past, Present and Future of Alexander-Studies: beyond Commonplaces and Alexandrocentrism"
Yvona Trnka-Amrhein (Harvard University) "Alexander Commonplaces as a Roman Imperial Idiom"
Sulochana Asirvatham (Montclair State University) "Conqueror or Monument? Unpacking an Alexander-Commonplace in Plutarch and Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana"
Christian Thrue Djurslev (University of Edinburgh) "Creating a Commonplace: Alexander's Visit to Jerusalem in Judeo-Christian Narratives"
Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (High Point University) Response
Session 81: Voicing (Sean Gurd presiding)
Ellen D. Finkelpearl (Scripps College) "Pliny's Cultured Nightingale"
Erik Fredericksen (Princeton University) "Vergil's Bucolic Soundscapes: Song and Environment in the Eclogues"
Flora Iff-Noël (University of Lille 3) "Ariadne loquens, Ariadne muta: Catullus 64 and the Illusionism of Hellenistic ekphrastic Epigrams"
Kathleen Kidder (University of Cincinnati) "The Silence of the Sirens in Lycophron's 'Alexandra'"
Simone Antonia Oppen (Columbia University) "The articulate landscapes of Aeschylus' Persians"

Session 82: The Body and its Travails (Lesley Dean-Jones presiding)

Marcaline Julia Boyd (University of Delaware)

"Sleeping with the Tyrant: The Death of Alexander of Pherae in Plutarch's Life of Pelopidas"

Robert L. Cioffi (Bard College)

"Writing the Unmentionable: Ekphrasis, Identity, and the Phoenix in Achilles Tatius"

Afroditi Manthati Angelopoulou (University of Southern California)

"Making Sense of Plato's Taste"

Sarah C. Murray (University of Toronto)

"Undressed for Success? Contradictions of Early Greek Nudity in Text and Image"
Nicole Nowbahar (Rutgers University)

"Forced Cross-Dressing: Women in Togas and the Law of Charondas"

Session 83: Historiography and Identity (Jeremy McInerney presiding)

Branden D. Kosch (University of Chicago)

"Interstitial Politics: Thucydides, Demosthenes, and the Athenian Character"

Edward E. Nolan (University of Michigan)

"Athenians, Amazons, and Goats: Language Contact in Herodotus"

Matthew A. Sears (University of New Brunswick)

"Brasidas and the Myth of the Un-Spartan Spartan"

Session 84: Getting the Joke: Roman Satire and Comedy (David Larmour presiding)

Hans Bork (University of California, Los Angeles)

"Plautine Prayers and Holy Jokes"

Steven Brandwood (Rutgers University)

"Irrumator/Imperator: A Political Joke in Catullus 10?"

Brian S. Hook (University of North Carolina at Asheville)

"The End of Juvenal Satire 1 and the Imitation of Lucilius and Horace"

Catherine Keane (Washington University in St. Louis)

"Summus Minimusque Poeta: Silent Epigram in Juvenal Satire 1.1-30"