Friday Paper Sessions with Abstracts

Friday, March 25, 2022

8:00-9:45 a.m. Fifth Paper Session

Section A: Comedy: Aristophanes and his successors                                Hearn C

Ted Tarkow (University of Missouri), presider

  1. Plato's Ion and Aristophanes' Frogs in the context of contemporary literary debates, Marko Vitas (Brown University)
  2. Philokleon Goes Viral: Re-reading Aristophanes’ Wasps Through a COVID-19 Lens, Daniel B. Levine (University of Arkansas)
  3. The Humor of Metatheater in Greek and Roman Comedy, Erin K. Moodie (Purdue University)
  4. Halfway between Gilbert Murray and T.S. Eliot: Elizabeth Bishop’s Unpublished Translation of Aristophanes’ Birds, Patricia Marshall (Siena College)


Section B: Roman Law and Politics                                                             Bethabara

Jeffrey Easton (Southwestern University), presider

  1. Legal Education in Late Antique Berytus and Beyond, Matthijs Wibier (University of Kent) (virtual)
  2. Bardaisan the Proculian: Echoes of Roman Law in an Early Syriac Text, Jonathan H. Warner (Bernards Township Public Schools)
  3. A Roman Woman’s Possession of the Right of Appeal, Henry S. Blume (Ohio Wesleyan University)
  4. Flows through Flaws: A Political Reading of Ovid's Pyramus and Thisbe Episode, Rebecca Kahane (University of Texas at Austin) (virtual)


Section C: Ovid and Ovidian Intertexts                                                         Piedmont

Del Chrol (Marshall University), presider

  1. Omnis amans: A Curious Military Career, Niall W. Slater (Emory University)
  2. Making & Breaking Patterns: Debating Exemplarity in Heroides 5 and 16-17, Ashley G. Walker (University of Notre Dame)
  3. Helen in Ovid and Euripides: An Analysis of Textual Phantoms, Allison Jodoin (University of Kansas)
  4. Dominae natalis: Playing with Tradition in the Tristia, Joy E. Reeber (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)
  5. Reconsidering the astronomical entries in Ovid’s Fasti, Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College)


Section D: Judaism and Christianity                                                               Hearn D

J. Andrew Foster (Fordham University), presider

  1. Moses the Seer in St. John Damascene’s Canon for the Transfiguration, Olivia M. Baquerizo (Fordham University)
  2. The Miracle of Crossing the Red Sea: Egyptians, Hebrews, Romans, and (not) knowing how to swim, Karen E. Carr (Portland State University) (virtual)
  3. Innovations in Justice According to Saint Isaac the Syrian, Stavros Anastasiou (Queens College) (virtual)
  4. Paul’s Fire Theology in the Hands of Early Christians, Amy Skillicorn (University of Florida)
  5. The Jewish reception of Sappho at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Rebecca Boyd (University of Mary Washington) (virtual)


Section E: Greek Archaeology                                                              E. S.Terrace 1

Aileen Ajootian (University of Mississippi), presider

  1. Societal Complexity and Unpredictability: The Fabric of Minoan State Formation, Darcy Stubbs (University of Arizona)
  2. Potnia Hera and Athena: a Connection between the Mycenaean Wanax and the Homeric Anax, Rebecca Sanders (University of Arizona)
  3. Ephebes at the Nemesia? John Friend (University of Tennessee) (virtual)
  4. Herakles: From Boy to Man at Ancient Olympia, Aileen Ajootian (University of Mississippi)
  5. Athletic Equipment: Objects of Praise, Narrative, and Dedication, Peter J. Miller (University of Winnipeg)


Section F:  Greek Lyric and Epigram                                                    E. S. Terrace 2

Bill Tortorelli (Texas Tech University), presider

  1. Inside and Out: Theognis 309-312W and the Construction of Psychological Interiority, Lorenzo F. Garcia (University of New Mexico)
  2. The Trojan War in Alc. 283 V, Ippocratis Kantzios (University of South Florida)
  3. Callimachus, Heracles’ Club, and the Literary History of Theomachy, Taylor S. Coughlan (University of Pittsburgh)
  4. Reading Sappho in the Pandemic, Deborah Beck (University of Texas at Austin)


Section G: Poster Session Presentation                                                     Corpening

Osman Umurhan (University of New Mexico), presider

  1. Ludus Latrunculorum Reconstructed, Leejay Guyton (Metropolitan University of Denver)
  2. Empowerment Through ‘Women’s Work’: Textile Production and the Liberation of Greco-Roman Women, Elena Keeler (Randolph-Macon College)
  1. Bodies Having Been Changed: Gender Identity in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Nonbinary Experience, Lindsey Kohlhase (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  2. The Inversion of Grief: An Analysis of the αἰνὸν ἄχος Formula in Il. 19.307, Anna Muh (Furman University)


10:00-11:45 a.m. Sixth Paper Session

Section A: Reasons to Laugh in Greek and Latin Literature                        Hearn C


Daniel B. Levine (University of Arkansas), presider

  1. Laughing in the Face of Death: Xenophon’s Use of Humor in the Anabasis and Other Works, Nicholas R. Bolig (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  2. The Humor of Palaephatus, Justin Barney (University of Michigan)
  3. Coercion and Consequence in Roman Comedy, Kyle M. Rutherford (Hendrix College)
  4. On the Nature of Laughter in Lucretius, Caleb M. X. Dance (Washington and Lee University)
  5. Fraudulent Wealth on Display: Tableware Allusions in Juvenal’s Satire 5, Emma Brobeck (University of Arkansas)


Section B: Roman Comedy                                                                           Bethabara

Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

  1. Miles and a Marriage: the Courtship of Periplectomenus, Samuel Berk-Hinckley (University of Minnesota)
  2. Plautus’ Poenulus and the Play-within-the-Play: A Metageneric Reevaluation, Rachel Mazzara (University of Toronto at Mississauga) (virtual)
  3. What is Roman about Plautus’ Trinummus? Seth A. Jeppesen (Brigham Young University)
  4. The Trouble With Throuples in Plautus's Stichus, Fade Manley (University of Minnesota at Twin Cities)
  5. Demea and Crude Exemplarity in Terence’s Adelphoe, Richard F. Buxton (Colorado College)


Section C: Greek Perspectives on Statecraft and Imperialism                   Piedmont

Edith Foster (College of Wooster), presider

  1. Sharecropping at Sea: The Trierarchy and Misthosis, J. Andrew Foster (Fordham University)
  2. Pawns of Power: The Political Manipulation of Girls in the Herodian Dynasty, Allen A. Kendall (University of Michigan)
  3. Imperial Ambitions: Athenian Statecraft in the Use of Colonies and Cleruchies, River R. Ramirez (University of Arizona)
  4. Mercenaries as Laborers: A Mutiny, Labor Conflict, and Strike in Polybius’s Truceless War? Vaughn H. Fenton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Section D: Receptions of Latin Poetry in Popular Culture                            Hearn D

Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico)

  1. Revenants and Civil Unrest in Ancient Greece and Rome, Debbie Felton (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
  2. Generic Subversion and Political Critique in Lucan, Vergil, and American Westerns, Tedd A. Wimperis (Elon University)
  3. Cruor omnia rupit vincula: Imagined Warfare in Lucan and Game of Thrones, Mary Somerville (Bryn Mawr College)
  4. Kisses Upon Sweet Kisses: Reading “I’ll Cover You” (RENT) as a Reception of Catullus 5, Stella J. Fritzell (Bryn Mawr College)


Section E: Greek Epic: Homer’s Odyssey                                            E. S. Terrace 1

Deborah Beck (University of Texas at Austin), presider

  1. From “Cyclops” to “Polyphemus,” and Back Again, Keyne Cheshire (Davidson College)
  2. Immortal Textiles and Immortals’ Textiles: Death, Salvation, and Fabric in Odyssey 5, Lauryn M. Hanley (University of Washington) (virtual)
  3. Deliberation in the Odyssey, or Penelope’s pressing crowd of thoughts, Laurie G. Hutcheson (Boston University)


Section F: Session on CAMWS meeting site policies and voting/elections                                E. S. Terrace 2

Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina at Asheville), presider


1:15-2:45 p.m. Seventh Paper Session       Afternoon Sessions on the campus of Wake Downtown

Section A: Archaic Greek Poetry: Pindar                                                   Room 1505

Jenny Strauss Clay (University of Virginia), presider

  1. Interactive praise of Syracusan Musical Culture in Pindar’s Olympian 1 and Bacchylides 5, Joshua A. Zacks (University of Washington)
  2. On the Shores of Acheron (N. 4.85): The Power of Pindaric Song, Bryan Norton (Washington University in St. Louis)
  3. The Materials of Motherhood: Images of Generativity in Pindar’s Olympian 6, Brittany S. Hardy (University of Michigan)
  4. Human and Divine Oikos in Pindar’s Olympian 13, Peter Moench (University of Virginia)


Section B: Reflections on Greek Poetry and Philosophy                       Room 4802

Sydnor Roy (Texas Tech University), presider

  1. For the Benefit of Mortals: Diogenes’ Philosophical Epitaphs for Plato, Charles A. George (Seton Hall University)
  2. Simonides’ Ode to Scopas in Plato’s Protagoras and the Value of Poetic Interpretation in Book 10 of the Republic, Tiziano Boggio (University of Cincinnati)
  3. Cynicism in the Pseudo-Hippocratic Letters, Georgina White (University of Kansas)
  4. A swan song of Philoxenus: overeating and philosophical death in Machon’s Chreiai, Ekaterina But (HSE University) (virtual)


Section C: Horace II                                                                                      Room 1616

Krishni Burns (University of Illinois at Chicago), presider

  1. Dick Pic for Fuscus: Flaccus' Mindful, Happy Seeds, Ryan Tribble (University of Iowa)
  2. Wine, Numen, and Sacrifice: Public Deeds and Private Sacrifices in Horace’s Carmen 4.5 and Epistulae 2.1, Claire McGraw (Louisiana State University)
  3. In ‘Spitting Distance’ of Philosophy: Horace Epist. 1.1, John M. Oksanish (Wake Forest University)
  4. The Horatian Side of Sedulius Scottus, Kathleen Burt (Middle Georgia State University)


Section D: Latin Epic: Lucan                                                                       Room 1617        

Jean Alvares (Montclair State University), presider

  1. Lovers of War and Wisdom: Platonic Elements in Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Jonathan Reeder (University of Iowa)
  2. Lucan’s Acrostics and the Irony of Art, Julia D. Hejduk (Baylor University)
  3. Lucretian Lightning in Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Nina Raby (University of Virginia)
  4. Spiritus Rupis: The Rape of Phemonoe and the Violation of the Universe in Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Christina E. Franzen (Marshall University) (virtual)


Section E: Classics in 20th and 21st C. Anglo-American Fiction              Room 4903

Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), presider

  1. ́νδρα μοι ́ννεπε, μοῦσα, ἀόρατον? Ralph Ellison and the Influence of Homer’s Odyssey on the Form of Invisible Man and on its Representation of Orality, Benjamin S. Haller (Virginia Wesleyan University)
  2. Murder Most Classic: The Influence of Classical Studies on Golden Age Detective Fiction, Kenneth Kitchell (Louisiana State University and University of Massachusetts at Amherst) (virtual)
  3. Classical learning as liberator and destroyer in Phoebe Wynne’s Madam, Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina at Asheville)  


Section F: Performing Verse Drama in Translation: A TIGR Workshop                                 Room 5203/05

Diane Arnson Svarlien (Independent Scholar), organizer and presider


Section G:  Roundtable:  Classicists at Later Career Stages and in Retirement                  Room 1615

Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center), organizer and presider


3:30-4:45 p.m. Eighth Paper Session

Section A: DOMINA Pro Domina: A Presidential Panel in Honor of Hunter Gardner                   Room 4802
Antony Augoustakis
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and  Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico), organizers and presiders

  1. Livia and the Others in DOMINA (2021), Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Domina-ted: The Men of DOMINA (2021), Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico)
  3. Body Count in DOMINA (2021), Alison Futrell (University of Arizona)
  4. DOMINA’s Antigone: Remaking the Black Slave Narrative in Roman Films, Margaret Toscano (University of Utah)


Section B: Greek Historiography                                                               Room 1616

Susan O. Shapiro (Utah State University), presider

  1. Herodotus on the Devastation and Plundering of Land, Edith M. Foster (College of Wooster)
  2. The Progress of Persian Diplomacy in Herodotus’ Histories, Sydnor Roy (Texas Tech University)
  3. Alexander as Oikumene: Focalization and Pompey in Diodorus’s BibliothkHistorika, Alexander P. Kiprof (University of Arizona)
  4. Like a Father More Than a Tyrant: Romulus as Paradigm in Appian’s Roman History, Jeremy Swist (Brandeis University)


Section C: Flavian Epic                                                                                Room 1505

Julia D. Hejduk (Baylor University), presider

  1. Empedoclean Echoes in Statius’ Thebaid: Tisiphone and Pietas as Allegorical Representations of Strife and Love, Giulio Celotto (University of Virginia)
  2. Programmatic Expectations in Thebaid 7, Rachel Dzugan (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  3. Pelias, Aeetes, and Jupiter: The Paranoid Tyrant in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica, Nicholas A. Rudman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  4. “tu quoque nil, mater, prodes mihi; fortior ante sola fui:” Medea’s Maternal Relationships in Valerius’ Argonautica, Sophia Warnement (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  


Section D: Roman Archaeology                                                                  Room 1615

Robyn Le Blanc (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), presider

  1. Reconsidering Spolia: Architectural Reuse of Greek Temples in the Early Roman Empire, Katrina L. Kuxhausen (University of Arizona)
  2. The Sims IV Balneum Building: Interconnections and Potential Templates in Central Italian Bath Design, Allison E. Smith (Florida State University)
  3. Normative Mithraism at the London Mithraeum, Colin Omilanowski (University of Arizona)


Section E: Negotiating Gender in Early Imperial Rome                          Room 1617

Sarah Eisenlohr (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), presider

  1. “A Matchless Spirit”: The “Othering” of Mythic Warrior Women and Vergil’s Camilla, Sarah C. Street (University of Pittsburg)
  2. Livy’s Building Project: Sacrificial Women and the (Raped) Body Politic, Gwendolyn Gibbons (Indiana University)
  3. The Aesthetics of Muscle and the Performance of Strength in Roman Culture, Paul Hay (Hampden-Sydney College)
  4. The Power of the Breast: The Influence of the Roman Wet Nurse, Danielle S. LaRose (Binghamton University)
  5. Why piglets? The Sperlonga Circe and the Problem of its Iconography, Steven L. Tuck (Miami University of Ohio)


Section F: Perceiving Antiquity: Architecture and Aesthetics                Room 4903

John Oksanish (Wake Forest University), presider

  1. On the Nature of Architecture: An Ecocritical Approach to Vitruvius, Amie F. Goblirsch (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  2. Mithridates VI of Pontos: Master GardenerDuane W. Roller (The Ohio State University)
  3. Fronto and Favorinus On Roman Color Cognition, David B. Wharton (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)