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8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Stagecraft and Dramaturgy of Greek Tragedy

  1. Miranda EM Robinson, University of Toronto
    Staging Hearing: The Acoustic Space of the Stage in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon (20 mins.)
  2. Naomi A. Weiss, University of California, Berkeley
    The Antiphonal Ending of Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis (20 mins.)
  3. Enrico Emanuele Prodi, University of Oxford
    Dancing in Delphi, Dancing in Thebes: The Chorus in Euripides' Phoenissae (20 mins.)
  4. Florence Yoon, University of British Columbia
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier - Herald? Identifying the Ὕλλου Πενέστης In Heracleidae (20 mins.)
  5. Melissa Y. Mueller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Electra’s Urns: Props and the Poetics of Tragic Reception (20 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Language and Memory in Thucydides and his Reception

  1. Thomas H. Beasley, Connecticut College
    Irony and the Periclean Obituary, or: Why Does Pericles Receive a Premature Burial in Thucydides? (20 mins.)
  2. Tobias Joho, University of Chicago
    King Archidamus and the Inversion of Language in Thucydides (20 mins.)
  3. Rachel Bruzzone, University of Virginia
    Forgetting Aieimnestus: Memory’s Place in Thucydides’ Plataea (20 mins.)
  4. Michael Arnush, Skidmore College
    Forg[er]ing and Forg(ett)ing the Past: The Decree of Themistocles redux (20 mins.)
  5. John Richards, The Ohio State University
    Thucydides in the Protestant Reformation: Contemporary Religious and Political Glosses in a Lecture on Thucydides from 16th Century Germany (20 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Unruly Satire from Horace to Spenser

  1. Heather Vincent, Eckerd College
    Passing By or Bypassing the Ancient Altar: Principles of Transgression in Satire (20 mins.)
  2. Julia D. Hejduk, Baylor University
    Saepe stilum uertas
    : Moral and Metrical Missteps in Horace's Satires (20 mins.)
  3. Jacqueline F. DiBiasie, The University of Texas at Austin
    Genre Manipulation for Subversion and Humor in Pompeian Graffiti (20 mins.)
  4. Philip T. Waddell, University of Arizona
    Derideas licet
    : Tacitus’ Death of Seneca as Satire (20 mins.)
  5. James Uden, Boston University
    The Patron and the Peacock: Juvenal and Edmund Spenser on Poetic Patronage (20 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Myth and Mythography in Roman Poetry

  1. Seth Holm, Boston University
    Lucretius’ Cow and the Myth of Ceres: Didactic Latency in De Rerum Natura (20 mins.)
  2. Susan E. Drummond, University of Wisconsin–Madison
    of Helen and Anactoria: Allusion and invective in Catullus 42 (20 mins.)
  3. Blanche Conger McCune, University of Virginia
    Icarian Flights in Horace’s Odes: A Mythological Vocabulary of Hubris (20 mins.)
  4. John D. Morgan, University of Delaware
    Vergil's Mythmaking: Mezentius and Tarquinius Superbus (20 mins.)
  5. R. Scott Smith, University of New Hampshire
    Mythography in the Boeotian Catalog of Statius' Thebaid (20 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Attica beyond Athens: The Athenian Countryside in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

Joint APA/AIA Panel

Danielle Kellogg, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Organizer

Jessica Paga, College of William and Mary, Organizer

This panel considers the Attic countryside as a unified and dynamic area, integrating epigraphic, literary, topographic, and archaeological evidence to explore the characteristics of the Attic demes not just in juxtaposition to Athens, but as autonomous units that helped to shape and define the polis. Specific topics explored include the role of monumental architecture in integrating the countryside with the asty, the distribution and topographical location of demes, the role of epigraphic documents in the construction of identity, the existence of micro-regions within Attica, and evidence concerning patterns of property ownership and migration.

  1. Jessica Paga, College of William and Mary
    The Monumental Definition of Attica in the Early Democratic Period (20 mins.)
  2. Sylvian Fachard, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
    The Border Demes of Attica: Settlement Patterns and Economy (20 mins.)
  3. Danielle Kellogg, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
    Ancestral Deme and Place of Residence in Classical Attica (20 mins.)
  4. Claire Taylor, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Territoriality and Mobility: Defining Space in Attica through Graffiti (20 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Classical Tradition in Brazil: Translation, Rewriting, and Reception

Rodrigo T. Gonçalves, Federal University of Parana – Brazil, Organizer

The panel, the first on the subject organized in North America, explores different aspects of classical tradition and reception in Brazil. The areas under examination vary, from poetic translations of Greek and Roman epic in the 19th century to the role of classical texts in the avant-garde literary movements of the 1950s and 1960s. The papers solicited for presentation here employ different theoretical approaches and discuss a wide range of genres and authors, from Machado de Assis to Ariano Suassuna. Tradition and reception will be discussed through the lens of translation, rewriting, imitation, and innovation, in an attempt to demonstrate the impact of classical antiquity on different periods and movements of Brazilian literary production.

  1. Paulo S. Vasconcellos, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) – Brazil
    Odorico Mendes and the Poetic Translation of the Classics (20 mins.)
  2. Brunno V.G. Vieira, State University of São Paulo (UNESP) – Brazil
    Machado de Assis and the Brazilian Uses of the Roman World (20 mins.)
  3. João Angelo Oliva Neto, University of São Paulo (USP) – Brazil
    The Portuguese Dactylic Hexameter: an Overview (20 mins.)
  4. Guilherme G. Flores, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) – Brazil
    Roman Poetry and Brazilian Poets – 1960’s to 80’s (20 mins.)
  5. Isabella T. Cardoso, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) – Brazil and Sonia A. dos Santos, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
    The Saint and the Sow: Plautinisms and Suassunisms (20 mins.)

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, Saint Joseph’s University
Respondent (20 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Re(imagining) Caesar

Organized by the American Classical League

Mary C. English, Montclair State University, Organizer
Ann Vasaly, Boston University, Organizer

In the words of Maria Wyke, “… Julius Caesar’s life has been arranged, fictionalized, and sensationalized so as to become a set of canonic events and concepts whose telling reveals much more than just the minutiae of one individual’s existence” (Caesar, A Life in Western Culture, p. 3). In this panel we will explore this on-going process of reception in a variety of genres and periods, from 16th century Latin drama to 21st century film.

  1. Robert W. Cape, Austin College
    Julius Caesar in Science Fiction (20 mins.)
  2. Hunter H. Gardner, University of South Carolina
    New Visions of Caesarism: Screening the Dictator in the Twenty-First Century (20 mins.)
  3. Robert Gurval, University of California, Los Angeles
    Playing Caesar: Rex Harrison, Thornton Wilder, and Julius Caesar in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra (1963) (20 mins.)
  4. Daniel Barber, Creighton University
    The Imperfections of Caesar in Napoleon and Nietzsche (20 mins.)
  5. Patrick Owens, Wyoming Catholic College
    Caesar in Two 16th Century Neo-Latin Playwrights (20 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Transgressive Spaces in Classical Antiquity

Organized by the Lambda Classical Caucus

Sarah A. Levin-Richardson, University of San Diego, Organizer
Lauri Reitzammer, University of Colorado, Boulder, Organizer

This panel explores the roles of space—taken broadly to include landscapes, architecture, and spaces in the literary imagination—in the transgression of gender and sexual boundaries in Classical antiquity. Questions explored by this panel include: by what means were everyday spaces transformed into places that allowed or even fostered non-normative gender roles or sexual practices? Is there a spatial topography for individuals who embody marginalized gender roles or sexual practices? In what ways could “deviant” spaces affect or “infect” daily life? This panel tackles these questions through literary, social-historical, and art-historical approaches.

  1. Sebastian de Vivo, New York University
    The Love of Achilles: Warfare as a Space of Transgression (15 mins.)
  2. Kate Gilhuly, Wellesley College
    Euripides' Medea: Playing the Prostitute in Corinth (15 mins.)
  3. M. Tong, Yale Divinity School
    Wisdom's Main Stage: Queer Spaces and Personified Wisdom in Proverbs 1-9 (15 mins.)
  4. Lauren Curtis, Harvard University
    Transgressive Choral Space in Horace, Odes 2.5 (15 mins.)
  5. David Fredrick, University of Arkansas
    Walk on the Wild Side: Queer Landscape in the House of Octavius Quartio in Pompeii (15 mins.)
  6. Elizabeth Young, Wellesley College
    Don't Sext in the Orchard!: Transgression and Sensation in the Carmina Priapea (15 mins.)

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Ancient Greek Philosophy

Organized by the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

Anthony Preus, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Organizer
Elizabeth Asmis, University of Chicago, Organizer

  1. Gary Hartenburg, St. Katherine College
    Seeing, Knowing, and Explaining in Plato's Republic (20 mins.)
  2. John Thorp, Western University
    Aristotle on the Truth of Things (20 mins.)
  3. David Jennings, Suffolk University
    Aristotle on Reciprocal Love (20 mins.)

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Religion and Violence in Late Roman North Africa (Seminar—Advance Registration Required)

Clifford Ando, University of Chicago and Noel Lenski, University of Colorado, Organizers

The seminar has its inspiration in Brent Shaw's Sacred Violence: African Christians and Sectarian Hatred in the Age of Augustine (Cambridge 2011). The four papers explore avenues opened by Shaw's work in the contexts that it has done so much to illuminate: the situation of violence in relation to the political; the utility of comparison and the dangers of rehearsing in modern scholarship the ideological tropes of ancient discourses; the place of violence in social relations outside those inflected by religious concerns; and the distinctive contribution made by Scripture and traditions of Scriptural exegesis to legitimating and authorizing violent action.

  1. Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College
    Making Space for Violence (20 mins.)
  2. Hal Drake, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Monotheism and Violence (20 mins.)
  3. Cam Grey, University of Pennsylvania
    Shock Horror or Same Old Same Old? Everyday Violence in Augustine’s Africa (20 mins.)
  4. Noel Lenski, University of Colorado
    Harnessing Violence: Armed Force as Manpower in the Late Roman Countryside (20 mins.)

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Some Late Antique Vergils

  1. Lisa Whitlatch, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Labor hilaris non improbus
    : Redefining Labor in Nemesianus’ Cynegetica (20 mins.)
  2. Ellen Cole, University of Michigan
    Remembering ‘Maidenly’ Vergil: Sex and Intertext in Ausonius's Cento Nuptialis (20 mins.)
  3. Scott A. Lepisto, University of Southern California
    Lactantius, Vergil, and the Sibylline Oracles (20 mins.)

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Gender and Civic Identity

  1. Thomas K. Hubbard, University of Texas at Austin
    The Origins of the So-Called "Solonic Law" on Hetairêsis (20 mins.)
  2. Rebecca F. Kennedy, Denison University
    Elpinikê and the Categorization of Citizen Women and Hetaira (20 mins.)
  3. Stephen Brunet, University of New Hampshire
    Kicking Up Your Heels: Not Just For Spartan Girls (Lysistrata 82-83) (20 mins.)
  4. Melissa A. Haynes, University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Domesticating the Dog: Hipparchia as Wife in the Cynic Epistles (20 mins.)

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Alexander and the Hellenistic World

  1. Daniel Bertoni, Harvard University
    A Plant's-Eye View of Eastern Imperialism (20 mins.)
  2. Jake Nabel, Cornell University
    The Origins of Alexander's Eastern Cities: Deportation and Resettlement in the Persian and Macedonian Empires (20 mins.)
  3. Paul J Burton, Australian National University
    The Friendship between Rome and Athens (20 mins.)
  4. John A N Z Tully, Princeton University
    Proxeny as a Network in the Hellenistic Cyclades (20 mins.)

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Claiming Troy: Receptions of Homer in Imperial Greek Literature

Vincent Tomasso, Ripon College, Organizer

The Homeric poems were cultural touchstones for Greeks in all periods of antiquity, and this was especially true in the dynamic historical and cultural conditions that prevailed under the Roman Empire’s domination of Greece. Writers of this era used the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the figure of Homer to explore intellectual history, technical knowledge, and ethnicity and to articulate identities for themselves and their audiences. This panel elucidates the mechanics of these receptions in a variety of Greek texts in prose and poetry by charting the various ways that their authors destabilized the received meanings of Homer and created new ones.

  1. Calum Maciver, University of Edinburgh
    Lucian and the Death of the Author (20 mins.)
  2. Lawrence Kim, Trinity University
    Athenaeus, Ancient Moralizing Criticism and Homeric Fictions (20 mins.)
  3. Emily Kneebone, University of Cambridge
    Homer and Imperial Greek Didactic Poetry (20 mins.)
  4. Tim Whitmarsh, University of Oxford
    Adventures of the Solymoi: Jews in Homer (20 mins.)
  5. Vincent Tomasso, Ripon College

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Authors Meet Critics: Pushing the Geographical Boundaries of Classics

Organized by the APA Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups

William G. Thalmann, University of Southern California, Organizer

Four critics respond to the authors of two notable recent books that exemplify in complementary ways cross-cultural work that looks beyond the Mediterranean world and considers Greece and Rome in relation to East Asian cultures. Yiqun Zhou’s Festivals, Feasts, and Gender Relations in Ancient China and Greece traces how gender relations, as seen in feasts and other convivial practices, were shaped in distinct ways in each culture by contrasting family structures and social ideals. Grant Parker’s The Making of Roman India discusses the construction of India in the Roman imaginary and the Roman social and political processes it involved. We aim to open a lively conversation with the audience about these books and the conceptual and methodological issues they raise.

  1. Joseph Manning, Yale University
    Critic (15 mins.)
  2. Phiroze Vasunia, University of Reading
    Critic (15 mins.)
  3. Grant Parker, Stanford University
    The Making of Roman India (10 mins.)
  4. Tamara Chin, University of Chicago
    Critic (15 mins.)
  5. Hyun Jin Kim, University of Sydney
    Critic (15 mins.)
  6. Yiqun Zhou, Stanford University
    Festivals, Feasts, and Gender Relations in Ancient China and Greece (10 mins.)

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Truth Value and the Value of Truth in Roman Historiography

Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, University of Texas at Austin, Organizer

The question of truth-value in the writings of the ancient historians has been a perennial concern in the study of historiography. The panel explores this theme within Roman historiographical discourse, and within a broader cultural and literary context. Panelists focus on the manifestly implausible elements in Vitruvius, Tacitus, and Florus in order to interrogate and nuance the concepts of truth and truth-seeking within historiographical practice. The papers further situate these concepts in the context of common historiographical preoccupations, such as moralizing, exemplarity, and commemoration.

  1. John Oksanish, Wake Forest University
    Ementiri in Monumentis: Arguments in Architectural History (20 mins.)
  2. Kelly Shannon, Universität Erfurt
    Truth, Belief, and Rationality: Case Studies in Tacitean Miracula (20 mins.)
  3. Owen Ewald, Seattle Pacific University
    No One Wrote More Truly: Truth in Florus (20 mins.)
  4. Andrew M. Riggsby, University of Texas at Austin
    Truth Value in Roman Historiography: A Response (10 mins.)

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


From Temple Banks to Patron Gods: Religion, Economy, and the Investigation of Ancient Mediterranean Ritual

Organized by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Eric Orlin, University of Puget Sound, Primary Organizer
Jeffrey Brodd, California State University, Sacramento, Organizer

This section builds on scholarly work that has investigated the intersection between ritual practice and economic realities in the ancient Mediterranean world. The papers in this section explore sanctuaries as economic nodes as well as the interplay between ritual and sacrifice, temple administration, Greek religion, and the ancient Greek economy.

Sandy Blakely, Emory University
Introduction (5 mins.)

  1. Amy Skillicorn, University of Georgia
    Financial Systems in Fourth Century Greek Temples (20 mins.)
  2. William S. Bubelis, Washington University in St. Louis
    Cost and Value in Athenian Sacrificial Calendars (20 mins.)
  3. Matthew Trundle, Victoria University of Wellington
    Coinage and the Transformation of Greek Religion (20 mins.)
  4. Sandy Blakely, Emory University

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM


Greek and Latin Linguistics

Organized by the Society for the Study of Greek and Latin Languages and Linguistics

Jeremy P. Rau, Harvard University, Organizer

Timothy Barnes, Harvard University, Society of Fellows, Organizer
Benjamin Fortson, University of Michigan, Organizer

  1. Dieter Gunkel, University of Munich
    On Some Proto- and Common Greek Accentual Innovations (20 mins.)
  2. David Goldstein, University of Vienna
    The Multiple-ἄν Construction (20 mins.)
  3. Michael Weiss, Cornell University
    The Phonetics and Phonology of the Iuppiter Rule (20 mins.)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Democracy, Apathy, and You: Using Athenian Democracy To Teach Responsible Citizenship

Moderator: Margaret Butler, Tulane University

Isn’t a Prof a Prof? Life at an R-1 vs. a Liberal Arts University

Moderators: Jennifer Ebbeler, University of Texas at Austin and Aislinn Melchior, University of Puget Sound

Latin for the New Millennium at the College Level

Moderator: Marie Bolchazy, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishing

On the Margins of Academia: Labor and Life off the Tenure Track

Moderators: Chiara Sulprizio, Loyola Marymount University; Richard Rader, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Jody Valentine, University of Southern California

Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Publication: A New Venue

Moderator: Donald Mastronarde, University of California, Berkeley

Sexuality in the Academy: Practical and Pedagogical Concerns

Moderator: Keely Lake, Wayland Academy and Bruce Frier, University of Michigan

Teaching Classical Civilization Online

Moderator: Sarah Bolmarcich, Arizona State University

The Latin Reading Proficiency Test and Professional Development

Moderator: Sherwin Little, American Classical League

The New College Edition of the Oxford Latin Course

Moderators: Eric Dugdale, Gustavus Adolphus College and James Morwood, University of Oxford

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Triumviral and Imperial Roman History

  1. Kenneth R. Jones, Baylor University
    The Aims of Antony's Parthian War of 36 B.C. (20 mins.)
  2. Emily L. Master, Princeton University
    Writing the Unwritten: The lex Iulia de senatu habendo and the Codification of Senatorial Procedure (20 mins.)
  3. Steven L. Tuck, Miami University
    Nero’s Portus Sestertii and Food Security for Rome (20 mins.)
  4. Jared Secord, University of Chicago
    Classicists, Methodists, and Jews: Rethinking the Second Sophistic (20 mins.)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Horatian Metapoetics

  1. Veronica S. Shi, University of Oxford
    Restoring the Lyric Racehorse: Horace Odes 4.1 and the Transformation of Epic (20 mins.)
  2. Kristi A. Eastin, California State University, Fresno
    Horace, Epistles I: Ex Rure (20 mins.)
  3. Caleb M. X. Dance, Columbia University
    Laughing Matters: Negative Literary Criticism in Horace's Ars Poetica (20 mins.)
  4. Mary K. Jaeger, University of Oregon
    Adit oppida pastor
    : Cheese in Horace, Vergil and Varro (20 mins.)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Plato and Platonism

  1. Richard Foley, University of Missouri
    Tyranny and Temperance in Plato's Charmides (20 mins.)
  2. David Schur, Brooklyn College
    Terms of Rhetoric and Art in the Reading of Plato (20 mins.)
  3. Alexander J. Lessie, University of California, Los Angeles
    Protagoras 309a-310a: Socrates’ Angelic Encounter (20 mins.)
  4. Kendall R. Sharp, University of Western Ontario
    The Harmony of Plato’s Moral Psychology in Protagoras and Republic (20 mins.)
  5. Jed W. Atkins, Duke University
    Plato’s Laws and the Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory (20 mins.)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Paratragedy, Paracomedy, Tragicomedy

  1. Craig T. Jendza, The Ohio State University
    Hostages and Incineration in Euripides and Aristophanes (20 mins.)
  2. David Sansone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Whatever Happened to Euripides’ Lekythion (Frogs 1198–1247)? (20 mins.)
  3. Goran Vidovic, Cornell University
    Hijacking Sophocles, Burying Euripides: the Tragedy of Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae (20 mins.)
  4. Emilia A. Barbiero, University of Toronto
    Plautus voluit
    : Reading the Trinummus’ Letters between the Lines (20 mins.)
  5. Jan Felix Gaertner, Harvard University / Institut für Klassische Philologie, Universität Leipzig
    Pacuvius poeta comicus
    ? (20 mins.)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Organized by the APA Committee on Outreach

Paul Christesen, Dartmouth College, Organizer
Garrett Fagan, The Pennsylvania State University, Organizer

The gradual accumulation of evidence and insights has made it possible to begin writing the social history of ancient sport and spectacle, in which what we know about sport and spectacle is not seen as an end in itself, but as a means of achieving a better understanding of Greek or Roman society in broader terms. This approach is having a profound effect on both scholarship and teaching. Participants in this panel will help familiarize the audience with emerging practices in the study and teaching of ancient sport and spectacle.

  1. Thomas Scanlon, University of California, Riverside
    Reasoning through the Greek Agôn (15 mins.)
  2. David Potter, University of Michigan and Hannah Sorscher, University of Chicago
    Teaching Roman Sport (15 mins.)
  3. Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg
    Who Knows Where the Discus Will Land (and Other Reasons Not to Link the Ancient and Modern Olympics) (15 mins.)
  4. David Lunt, Southern Utah University
    Athletics, Victory, and the Right to Rule in Ancient Greece (15 mins.)
  5. Garrett Fagan, The Pennsylvania State University
    Roman Gladiators as Sports Stars (15 mins.)
  6. Paul Christesen, Dartmouth College
    Democratization, Sports, and Choral Dancing in Sixth- and Fifth-Century BCE Athens (15 mins.)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Alternative Employment for PhDs and Advanced Graduate Students in Classical Studies/Archaeology

Organized by the APA/AIA Joint Placement Committee

Mike Lippman, University of Arizona
David S. Potter, University of Michigan
Betsey A. Robinson, Vanderbilt University, Organizers

Given the current imbalance between job candidates and professorial positions and the sense that extra-professorial advising is often lacking in graduate programs, it will be worthwhile to offer perspectives on alternative paths. As a past panel has looked at careers within education (chiefly secondary education) this panel will focus on careers outside of teaching. Our plan is to help members of the association see how they can put the skills that they have acquired in graduate school to the best possible uses in building productive and engaged futures for themselves.

We will also be responding to the extensive commentary on the interesting survey published in Discover Magazine (, looking at the proposition that Classicists, who are generally regarded as intelligent, have opportunities to use their skills in many different areas. Our panelists will demonstrate that, far from a consolation prize, a career outside the tenure track often offers significant advantages.

  1. David S. Potter, APA
    Introduction (5 mins.)
  2. Michelle Berenfeld, Pitzer College (15 mins.)
  3. Diane Harris-Cline, University of Cincinnati (15 mins.)
  4. Max Christoff, Google Wallet (15 mins.)
  5. Paul Legutko, Semphonics (15 mins.)
  6. Paula Willard, Wildflower Interactive (15 mins.)
  7. Frederick A. Winter, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (15 mins.)
  8. Clare Gillis, Journalist (15 mins.)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Reacting to Athens, 403 BC: Historical Simulation in the Classroom

Joint APA/AIA Panel

Saundra Schwartz, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Organizer
Paula K. Lazarus, St. John’s University, Organizer

This workshop offers a hands-on opportunity to learn about “Reacting to the Past” (RTTP) is a nationally recognized, award-winning pedagogy featuring elaborate simulation games set in pivotal historical moments. We will play a condensed version of one of the more popular and long-running games of this series, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. by Mark Carnes and Josiah Ober (2005). The game centers on the political debates in the aftermath of the Peloponnesian Wars as illuminated by Plato's Republic and guided by instructions for specific roles. Discussion will follow.

Pre-registration is recommended; contact by Dec. 15.

  1. Paula K. Lazarus, St. John’s University
    Reacting to the Past: Pedagogy, a Primer
  2. Saundra Schwartz, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Athens 403: Will Reconciliation be Possible?

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Vergil’s Detractors, Grammarians, Commentators and Biographers: The First Fifteen Hundred Years

Organized by the Vergilian Society of America

Richard F. Thomas, Harvard University, Organizer

  1. Maria Chiara Scappaticcio, University of Naples
    Papyri vergilianae: Contributions of Papyrology and the Reading of Vergil in the East (1-VI centuries) (15 mins.)
  2. David K Oosterhuis, Gonzaga University
    In Love with Greek (or One Particular Greek?): Catalepton 7 and Vergilian Reception (15 mins.)
  3. Curtis Dozier, Vassar College
    Vergilian Reception beyond the Poets: The Case of Quintilian (15 mins.)
  4. Eric Hutchinson, Hillsdale College
    Spoiling the Grammarians: The Contested PosSESSION of Vergil in Aelius Donatus, Tiberius Claudius Donatus, and Macrobius (15 mins.)
  5. Thomas Keeline, Harvard University
    Did (Servius’s) Vergil nod? (15 mins.)
  6. Jan M. Ziolkowski, Harvard University

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Poetry on Stone: Verse Inscriptions in the Greco‐Roman World

Organized by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

John Bodel, Brown University, Organizer
Nora Dimitrova, Independent Scholar, Organizer
Paul Iversen, Case Western Reserve University, Organizer

  1. Simon Oswald, Princeton University
    The Peculiar Case of the Earliest Greek Epigrams (15 mins.)
  2. Alan Sheppard, Stanford University
    Why Inscribe? Isyllos of Epidauros and the Function of Inscribed Hymns (15 mins)
  3. Angela Cinalli, University of Rome, "La Sapienza"
    Celebratory Epigram for Itinerant Intellectuals, Artists, and Musicians of the Hellenistic Period (15 mins.)
  4. Meghan DiLuzio, Baylor University
    Paulina’s Poetic Defense of Roman Religion (15 mins.)
  5. Dennis Trout, University of Missouri
    Fecit ad astra viam: Commemorating Wives in the Verse Epitaphs of Late Ancient Rome (15 mins.)

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Intellectual Culture in the Third Century CE: Philosophy, Religion, and Rhetoric between the Second and Third Sophistic (Seminar—Advance Registration Required)

Kristina A. Meinking, Elon University, Organizer

With the rise of Christianity, ‘pagan’ rhetoric and philosophy maintained privileged places in the shaping and description of pedagogical, religious, and ideological power. This seminar aims to continue and expand recent discussions concerning the terms and models used to narrate paradigm shifts in late-ancient intellectual culture. In particular, we are interested in exploring how the work of late third and early fourth century authors can be viewed as part of a ‘Third Sophistic,’ a period analogous with the so-called Second Sophistic.

  1. Jeremy Schott, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Porphyrius philologus
    : Philosophy and Classicism in 3rd Century Platonism (15 mins.)
  2. Ryan C. Fowler, Curriculum Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies
    Toward a Third Sophistic: Methodius of Olympus (15 mins.)
  3. Kristina A. Meinking, Elon University
    Ratio, Rhetoric, and Religion: Lactantius against the Philosophers (15 mins.)
  4. Elizabeth Digeser, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Respondent (15 mins.)