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From Luca Grillo and Tony Corbeill

We wish to share the program of the first USA Cicero Awayday, to be held at the University of Virginia on Saturday, April 22, and organized by Tony Corbeill (UVA) and Luca Grillo (Notre Dame).

The event is modeled after the UK Cicero Awayday. With permission (and encouragement!) from our UK colleagues, we wish to promote a day of conviviality and conversation about Cicero from scholars with different interests, approaches and at different stages in their career.

Saturday, April 22 2023: University of Virginia,
Gibson Room, First Floor Cocke Hall

8: Continental breakfast and coffee

8.50: Welcome and Introduction

First session (Chair: Andrew Riggsby, Texas at Austin)

9:00-9:45: Ben Watson (Oklahoma): “A New Commentary on Cicero’s Divinatio in Caecilium”

9:45-10:30: Isabel Koster (Colorado): “The Temple Robber’s Itinerary”

10:30-10:45: Coffee

Second session (Chair: Amy Russell, Brown University)

10:45-11:30: Francesca Martelli (UCLA): TBA

11:30-12:15: Peter White (University of Chicago): “Cicero and the Mirage of the Tirocinium Fori”

12:15-1:30: Lunch (in Gibson Room)

Third session (Chair: Katharina Volk, Columbia University)

1:30-2:15: Brian Walters (Illinois): “Reassessing the Publication of Cicero’s Poetry”

2:15-3:00: Julie Mebane (Indiana): “Draining the Bilge: Cicero and the sentina urbis”

3:00-3:45: Spencer Cole (Minnesota): “Cicero and Populism, Then and Now”

3:45 - 4:15 pm: Coffee

Fourth session (Chair: Paula Rondon-Burgos, Oakcrest School)

4:15-5:00: Kathryn Stutz (Johns Hopkins): “The Image of the Soul: Sympathetic Consumption and the Death of Cicero”

5:00-5:45: Caroline Bishop (Texas Tech): “Ciceromastix: Cicero and his Ancient Detractors”

Registration is free but required. If you wish to participate, please register by emailing Tony Corbeill, , by April 1.

Thanks to the generosity of UVA, we can help with the travel expenses of graduate students and contingent faculty who wish to participate but cannot rely on traveling funds from their institution. If you wish to seek support for travel expenses, please specify so in your email to Tony Corbeill.