Program for the 2021 CAMWS meeting in Virtual Cleveland

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 1 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section A: Reception 1

Roger MacFarlane (Brigham Young University), presiding

1. Traces of the Myth of Io and Argos in Hitchcock’s Vertigo Mark W. Padilla (Christopher Newport University) 
2. “A rare body, a quick mind, a high spirit”: Cleopatra in Interwar Fiction Gregory N. Daugherty (Randolph-Macon College) 
3. Fashion Designer Rick Owens, “Throbbing, Dripping Dionysian”: Classical Reception and the Punk/Goth Intellectual Alison C. Poe (Fairfield University) 
4. Materiality and the Body of Venus in 21st-century Sculpture Marice Rose (Fairfield University)
5. A Female Odysseus: Gender-flipping the Odyssey in Starz’s Outlander Meredith D. Prince (Auburn University)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 1 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section B: Latin Oratory 

Christopher Craig (University of Tennessee), presiding

1. est enim actio quasi sermo corporis: Body, Language, and Performance in Roman Oratory Alex Claman (Texas Tech University)
2. Eloquence as Innocence: Rhetorical Skill as Defense and Offense in Apuleius’ Apologia Sara Yeager (University of Michigan)
3. Republican Overreach in Roman Imperial Declamation Kenneth Elliott (University of Iowa)
4. Aesthetic Taste in Tacitus’ Dialogus de Oratoribus Nathan M. Kish (Tulane University)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 1 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section C: The Greek Novel

Jean Alvares (Montclair State University), presiding

1. Subverting Sexual Symmetry: Reading Power and Gender in the Didactic Patterns of Callirhoe and the Ephesiaca Carissa Martin (Emory University)
2. Asymmetry and Variety in Ephesian Tale Adlai E. Lang (University of North Carolina -Charlotte)
3. The Home Life of a Heroine: The Winter of Chloe’s Discontent in Longus Niall W. Slater (Emory University)
4. Dionysophanes’ Atypical Role Elizabeth Schae Deacon (Independent Scholar)
5. The Goatherd and the Shepherdess: Daphnis and Chloe for Children Evelyn Adkins (Case Western Reserve University)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 1 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section D: Roman Art and Archaeology 1

Connie Rodriguez (Ben Franklin High School), presiding

1. The Necessity for Changing Interpretations of the Antonine Wall Due to Postcolonialism Cole M. Smith (University of Arizona)
2. Trajan's Column by way of Muybridge: Repetition as Movement and Meaning Joel Allen (City University of New York)
3. Reexamining Romanization in Dacia: the Presence and Absence of Dacians in Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and Adamklissi Ziwei Che (Boston University)
4. Quantifying Suburbanization: A Reexamination of Population in and around Imperial Tibur Matthew Notarian (Hiram College)
5. Divergent Development: Roman Influence on the Social Landscape of Umbria Gabriel J. Martinez (University of Missouri)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 1 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section E: 
Workshop

A Springtime Feast with Seneca: Performing Thyestes as a Radio Drama
Sponsored by the Theater in Greece and Rome (TIGR) Affiliated Organization
Krishni Burns (University of Chicago – Illinois) presiding

1. Donna L. Clevinger (Mississippi State University)
2. Seth Jeppesen (Brigham Young University)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 2 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section A: Latin Prose 1

Yasuko Taoka (Wayne State College), presiding

1. Imperial Love Letters?: Homoerotics in the Correspondence of Marcus Aurelius and Fronto Bartolo Natoli (Randolph-Macon College)
2. Manus do: Homoerotic Allusions and Marital Imagery in ad M. Caesarem 2.5 Katherine Chohan (Randolph-Macon College)
3. Patterns of Grief: Roman Consolationes and Elite Mourning of Children Sarah C. Keith (University of Michigan)
4. Seneca's Edible Exempla Robert S. Santucci (University of Michigan)
5. On the Use of Images as Paedogogical Tools in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales Ben Wiley (University of Notre Dame)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 2 (12:30-2:30 E
ST)
Section B: Greek Poetry 1

J. Andrew Foster (Fordham University), presiding

1. Wedding celebration through Sappho’s Epithalamic Verses (frr. 104-117V) Fernando Gorab Leme (University of Michigan)
2. Pittacus the Scapegoat Ippokratis Kantzios (University of South Florida)
3. Sympotic Conduct in a Political Space: Theognis 309-314 Lauren B. Alberti (University of New Mexico)
4. The Inviolate Garden of Girls in Ibycus 286 PMG Sarah Elizabeth Needham (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 2 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section C: Herodotus

Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan), presiding

1.  Violence and Imperial Anxiety: The Case of Cambyses Rachel Hart (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
2.  Discovering the Hidden Meaning of Puppies in Herodotus’ Histories Judith M. Thorn (Knox College)
3.  Truth Via Epic: A Case Study on the Prefaces of Herodotus and Thucydides Eleanor K. Choi (University of Notre Dame)    
4.  "A Vision of a Dream Said": Verbal Dreams in Herodotus Book 1 Marco Saldaña (University of Kansas)
5.  Bridging Babylon: Queen Nitocris and Imperial Expansion in Herodotus’ Histories Hannah Sorscher (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 2 (12:30-2:30 E
ST)
Section D:
Philosophy 

James Andrews (Ohio University), presider

1.  The “Good” Grief: Pity and Self-Sacrifice in Epicureanism Elizabeth Hunter (University of Chicago)
2.  Divine Discourses: Plutarch’s ‘Delphic Dialogues’ and the Hermeneutical Process Rebecca Frank (Oberlin College)
3.  The Lesser of Two Evils: Aristotle on Why Some Vices Are Worse than Others Audrey L. Anton (Western Kentucky University)
4.  Divine Materialism: Understanding Empedocles’ Roots Analogically Caleb M. Speakman (University of Arizona)
5.  Plain Speaking Tragedies: The Role of Lexis in Aristotle’s Poetics Joseph Miller (University at Buffalo)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 2 (12:30-2:30 E
ST)
Section E:  Panel

Bridging the Divides: Expanding Engagement in the Greek Language Classroom
Wilfred E. Major (Louisiana State University) organizer and presider

1. Learning Modern Greek Grammar (Without the Tears) Dale G. Grote (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
2. Material Culture in the Intermediate Greek Classroom Daniel William Leon Ruiz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
3. Grab and Go Greek Gaming Rev. B.A. Gregg (Cleveland School of Science and Medicine)
4. What Works: An Online Greek Teaching Success Story Amy Cohen (Randolph College)
5. The 2019 College Greek Exam Philip Peek (Bowling Green State University)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 3 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section A:  Horace and Tibullus

Hunter H. Gardner (University of South Carolina), presider

1.  Sadistic Smiles: Pleasure and Suffering in the Poetry of Tibullus Jessica Westerhold (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
2.  Horace and Tibullus Sitting in a Tree: A Queer Reading of Horace’s Odes 1.33 and Epistle 1.4 Luke Perez (University of Iowa)
3.  Gendered and Ethnic Inversions in Horace, Ode 1.15 (Pastor cum traheret) Katherine R. De Boer (Xavier University)
4.  Horace and Augustan Ideology: The Callimachean and Epicurean Politics of the Odes Christopher M. Burns   (Fordham University)
5
Penelope the Bitch: The Dog and the Woman in Homer and Horace’s Latin Satire Melissa Baroff (Duke University)
6.  Setting the Stage for Retribution: Tibullus 2.1 as a Programmatic Poem Kathleen Kirsch (St. Agnes School)                

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 3 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section B: Latin Historiography

Georgia Irby (William and Mary), presider

1.  Never a Friend or Always an Enemy?: Political Context for Livy’s Hannibalic Oath Emma L. Baker (Brigham Young University) 
2.  A Historiographical Approach to Reading Illicit Religious Practices in Roman Histories in Conversation with Senatus Consultum  JuliAnne Rach (University of Arizona)         
3.  Thucydidean Themes in Livy’s 3rd Decade David T. West (Ashland University)
4.  Allusion and Feminine Transgression: Zenobia in the Historia Augusta Brooke F. McArdle (Marquette University)   
5.  Conspicuous by Their Absence: Cassius and Brutus in the Works of Tacitus Thomas E. Strunk (Xavier University)

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 3 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section C: Greek Oratory

Edwin Carawan (Missouri State University),  presider

1.  An Analysis of Prose Rhythm in Plutarch’s De audiendis poetis Thomas Gosart (University of Pennsylvania)
2.  The Rhetoric of the Death Penalty in the Classical Athenian Orators Marko Vitas (Brown University) 
3.  “While she was drunk, many others had sex with her.” Reexamining Violence in Dem. 19.196-98 and [Dem.] 59.33-35 Sarah B. Breitenfeld (University of Washington)
4.  The δείνος Rhetor: Demosthenes and the Sublime Elise Larres  (University of Arizona)         

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 3 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section D: Greek Comedy

Diane Arnson Svarlien (Independent Scholar), presider

1.  Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, 181-234: A Deliberately Twisted Oath-Ritual Luca Vocaturo (The Ohio State University)
2
Theoria and Gender in Aristophanes’ Peace and Lysistrata Lauri Reitzammer (University of Colorado-Boulder) 
3.  Reinventing καλός: 'Effeminate' men in Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazousae Johnathan Pierce (University of Georgia)         
4.  Men are from Pontos, Women are from Samos: Spatial Dynamics in Menander’s Samia Hilary Lehmann (Knox College)
5.  “Worst Bad Fortune” or Not? The Revival of the Old Lover Theme in Menander Joseph W. DiProperzio (Fordham University)      

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 3 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section E: Roundtable

Graduate School Application Processes
Christine E. Ellis (University of Michigan), organizer and moderator

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Session 4 (5:30-7:30 EST)
Section A: Panel

E Pluribus Unum
Sponsored by the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Theodore Tarkow (University of Missouri), organizer and presider

1.  Your Friendly Neighborhood Cultural Relativist Cyclops:  Antifa, Marx, and Other Straw Men of Contemporary American Hate Groups Ben Haller (Virginia Wesleyan University)
2.  100 Years Ago: A Brief Look at Three Black Members of CAMWS in 1917 Michele Ronnick (Wayne State University)  
3.  Xenophobia, Racism, and Hate Speech: Re-reading Juvenal in the Era of Donald Trump Heather Vincent (Eckerd College)
4.  Humanities, Orature and Classics Arti Mehta (Howard University)        

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 5 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section A: Reception 2

Timothy Wutrich (Case Western Reserve University), presider

1.  Virgilius Seduliōrum: The Influence of Caelius Sedulius and Sedulius Scottus in adapting Virgil for a Christian Europe Kathleen Burt (Middle Georgia State University)  
2.  More, Lily and the Palatine Anthology: More Evidence? Kathryn Simonsen (Memorial University of Newfoundland)    
3.  Literary Cannibalism from Seneca to the Renaissance Andrew M. McClellan (San Diego State University)     
4.  Off the High Horse: Human-Animal Relations on Public Monuments Carolin Hahnemann (Kenyon College)     
5.  Vitruvius in the New World: The Global Legacy of the Scientific Urbanism of the De architectura James L. Zainaldin (Harvard University)
6. New Troy, New Canaan: Thomas Morton and 17th-Century Transatlantic Antiracist Classical Rhetoric Molly A. Stevens (University of Georgia)            

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 5 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section B: Latin Drama            

Anne Groton (St. Olaf College), presider

1.  Playing the Player: Thinking about the Meretrices of Plautus’ Truculentus Christopher W. Bungard (Butler University)        
2.  Let’s Get Down to Business: the Meretrix as Businesswoman in Plautus Malia C. Piper (University of Michigan)          
3.  Noisy Words on Page and Stage Hans Bork (Stanford University)
4.  Cyborg Sovereignty in the Ancient Mediterranean: On the Mechanization of Stoic and Early Christian Thought Rosa Ross (Princeton Theological Seminary)     
5Identifying the Epistolary in Seneca’s Tragedies Kate Melberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 
6.  The Gendering of Atreus’ Revenge in Seneca’s Thyestes Kristin Dupree (University of New Mexico)         

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 5 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section C: Greek Historiography

Daniel William Leon Ruiz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), presider

1.  The Past and Present of Naupactus in Ephorus' Histories David Yates (Millsaps College)    
2.  Loving Brasidas Edith Foster (College of Wooster)          
3.  Multiple Motives in Herodotus and Thucydides Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan)                 
4.  Weather and τύχη in Polybius’ Histories Lauren W. Brown (University of New Mexico)          
5.  Imperial Greek Narrative and Greek and Roman Ideas of Fairness Aaron L. Beek (North-West University)        
6.  Carthage's Sacred Band: Fact or Fiction? Vaughn H. Fenton (University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign) 

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 5 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section D: Greek Epic 1

Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr. (University of New Mexico), presider

1.  Lament in the Speech of the Iliadic Narrator Celsiana Warwick  (University of Iowa)  
2.  Iliadic Fame and the Splitting of Time Yukai Li (Carleton University)     
3.  Being like Hector in Books 9-12 of the Odyssey: An Intertextual Reassessment of Odysseus’ Leadership Aldo Tagliabue (University of Notre Dame)  
4.  autika tethnaiēn: Achilles’ Cycle of Guilt Rachel Rucker (University of Iowa)     
5.  “Even a woman could carry”: Knights 1056 and Little Iliad F2 Edwin Carawan (Missouri State University)    

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 5 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section E: Panel

Animals in the Ancient World
Jenna R. Rice (University of Missouri), organizer and presider

1.  Controlling the Beast: The Ancient Pet Store Kenneth Kitchell (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
2.  Transitional Friends Alyce Cannon (University of Sydney)
3.  A Boy’s Best Friend Julia Weekes (University of Western Australia)
4.  A Friendly Wall: Reassessing the Utility and Success of Elephants in the Diadoch Wars Jenna R. Rice (University of Missouri)

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 6 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section A: Ovid 1

Raymond Marks (University of Missouri), presiding

1.  Biological Paternity and Literary Creation: Ovid’s Meta-Literary Journey in the Tristia Cecilia Cozzi (University of Cincinnati)        
2. Quod facere ausa mea est, non audet scribere dextra:” Medea’s Agency and Self-Perception in Metamorphoses 7 and Heroides 12 Sophia I. Warnement (College of William and Mary)    
3.  Nobis Aspiciuntur Undae: Water and Abandonment in Ovid’s Heroides Noah Holt (University of New Mexico)   
4.  Ovid's Ibis and Callimachean Hymn Kelly Garrett (Davidson College)    
5.  Using, Refusing, and Becoming Exempla in Heroides 16-17 Ashley G. Walker (University of Notre Dame)  
6. 
Lucretian Metaphysics in Ovidian Allegory Becky A. Kahane (University of Texas-Austin) 

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 6 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section B: Roman History 1

E. Del Chrol (Marshall University), presiding

1.  Quintus Cicero, the Tribunate, and the Commentariolum Petitionis Michael C. Alexander (University of Illinois-Chicago) 
2.  Swimming Without Cork: Swimming Lessons in Ancient Rome and in Early Modern West Africa Karen E. Carr (Portland State University)         
3.  Hierarchies of Space and Ideology in the Forum Augustum Timothy F. Clark (University of Chicago)         
4.  Mapping the Origins of Migrants in Imperial Rome James A. Macksoud (Stanford University)     
5.  Studying Abroad in Antiquity: Student Movement and Educational Policy Sinja Küppers (Duke University)    

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 6 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section C: Sophocles

Allannah Karas (Valparaiso University), presiding

1.  Male Absence and Female Performance in Sophocles’ Electra Chandler Kendall (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)   
2.  Democracy Rising: Gender and Genos in the Not-so-Minor Characters of Sophocles’ Antigone Clare E. Kearns (Brown University)     
3.  Sophocles’ Antigone and the Biological Imperative to Marry Luis E. Sanchez (Florida State University)      
4.  Oedipus the Monster in Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus Craig Jendza (University of Kansas)          
5.  The Second Best at Center Stage: The Odyssean Framework of Sophocles’ Ajax Amelia M. Bensch-Schaus (University of Pennsylvania)      

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 6 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section D: Art and Archaeology

Paul Iversen (Case Western Reserve University), presider

1.  Sanctuaries and Public Space in Late Classical/Hellenistic Macedonia Martin Gallagher (University of North Texas)          
2.  What if God Was One of Us: Old Fishermen, Elderly Market Women, and Xenia Summer Trentin (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
3.  The Fruits of his Labors or the Sprouts? An Examination of the Farnese Hercules and the Apples of the Hesperides Type Lauren Oberlin (University of Michigan)   
4.  Ataecina and Religious Change in Roman Lusitania Bailey Franzoi (University of Michigan)
5.  The Emerald City: Gem Collecting and Literary Patronage in First Century BCE Rome Paul Hay (Case Western Reserve University) 

           

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 6 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section E: Panel

The Politics of Contagious Disease: From Homer’s Plague to COVID-19
Vassiliki Panoussi (College of William and Mary) and Hunter Gardner (University of South Carolina), organizers and presiders

1. Lucan, Caesar, and the Politics of the Pestilence at Dyrrachium Julie Mebane (Indiana University-Bloomington)
2. Contagion, Displacement, and Leadership in Vergil's Aeneid 3 Vassiliki Panoussi (College of William and Mary)
3. Thucydides on Plague and Politics Neville Morley (University of Exeter)
4. Politics of Security and the Plague in Homer, Sophocles and Thucydides Pantelis Michelakis (University of Bristol)
5. The “Problem” of Contagion: The Biopolitics of the Natural Body in the Genre of Physical Problems Brooke Holmes (Princeton University)
6. Response Hunter H. Gardner (University of South Carolina)

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 7 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section A: Latin Prose Texts 2

JIm May (St. Olaf College), presider

1.  Hilary of Poitiers and the Politics of Aequalitas, Human and Divine Nathan I. Smolin (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) 
2.  Imperial Fear in the Historia Augusta Martin P. Shedd (Hendrix College)
3.  Epicurean Self-fashioning in Caesar's Commentary Georgina White (University of Kansas)          
4.  Accusativus cum Infinitivo Clauses in Cicero’s Letters to Atticus Nicholas A. Rich (University of Virginia)          

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 7 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section B: Greek Poetry 2

Jackie Murray (Univ of Kentucky), presider

1.  The Animist's Worldview and Hesiod's Theogony David Delbar  (University of Chicago)     
2.  Why Does Hope Remain Inside Pandora’s Jar? Calvin Birchall-Roman (Texas Tech University)     
3.  Cynic Cercidas and the Politics of Prostitution Ekaterina But (The Ohio State University)     
4.  Demigods and Duals: Theocritus’ Ἡμίθεοι and the Dioscuri Marcie Persyn (University of Pittsburgh)      
5.  Greek Poetry and Indic Asceticism as Cures for Lovesickness: The Empathy and Enlightenment of Parvati and Polyphemus Michael Knierim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  
6.  Marianus Scholasticus’ AP 9.668-9: A Close Reading of a Reception of the Locus Amoenus in Christian Late Antiquity Eric Silver (University of Kansas)        

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 7 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section C: Medicine

Maddalena Rumor (Case Western Reserve University), presider

1.  A Piece of the Snake in Pliny's Pharmacological Texts: A Reinterpretation Of the Snake in Roman Medicine Jazz Demetrioff (Brock University)        
2.  Asclepian iamata and Narratologies of Healing Tejas S. Aralere (University of California-Santa Barbara)      
3.  Ariston’s Tragic Illness: Medical Language in Demosthenes 54 Brittany S. Hardy (University of Michigan)        
4.  Risible Cities: Ignorance as Madness and Social Contagion in Pseudo-Hippocrates, Dio Chrysostom, and Lucian Evan Waters (Catholic University of America)
5.  Reproductive Agency and the Role of the Female Psyche in Soranus' Gynaecology Helen W. Ruger (Columbia University)        

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 7 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section D: Panel

Not Plan B: Diverse Career Opportunities for Classicists
Sara Hales-Brittain (University of Iowa), organizer

1. Aine McVey (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
2. Marissa Sarver (Fayetteville Academy)
3. Ryan McConnell (Google, LLC)
4. Response Sara Hales-Brittain (University of Iowa)

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 7 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section E: Roundtable

Planning for Study Abroad: Faculty, Administrator, and Student Perspectives
Mark Hammond (Case Western Reserve University) and Angela Miller (Case Western Reserve University), organizers and presiders

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session 8 (5:30-7:30 EST)
Section A: Presidential Panel

Being Black in Classics: Some Experiences and Perspectives
David Schenker (University of Missouri), organizer and presider

1.  Dennis Dickerson, Jr. (Christian Brothers High School)
2.  Allannah Karas (Valparaiso University)
3.  Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky)
4.  Patrice Rankine (University of Richmond)

 

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

 

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 9 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section A: Workshop

Rethinking Student Engagement and Assessment in the COVID Classroom
Nadhira Hill (University of Michigan), organizer
Alicia Matz (Boston University), presider

 

1. Nahira Hill (University of Michigan)
2
Ashley Kirsten Weed (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 9 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section B:  Latin Novel

Rebecca Moorman (University of Toronto), presider

1.  Obligati tam grandi beneficio: Satirization of Compassionate Manumission in the Satyrica Alex Cushing (Richard Wright Public Charter School-Washington, D.C.)  
2.  Bestiality and Female Lust in the Roman and Chinese Novel Tianran Liu (University of California-Los Angeles)     
3.  Petronius' Ajax Claudio Sansone (University of Chicago)
4.  Artagatis, Cybele, Isis and Lucius at Rome Jean Alvares (Montclair State University)     
5.  Pythias me inuadit:  Perilous Interpellation in Apuleius' Metamorphoses Deborah Cromley (Le Moyne College) 

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 9 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section C: Greek Tragedy

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

1.  Tiresias in the Bacchae Michael H. Shaw  (University of Kansas)
2.  The Centrality of the Chorus in Euripides’ Phoenissae Kristin O. Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University)     
3.  Medea's Rage: An Intersectional Analysis Bonnie J. Rock-McCutcheon (Wilson College)
4.  The World as Stage –– Examining σκηνή & The Greco-Roman Legacy of theatrum mundi for Pandemic Theatre Bradyn M. Debysingh (Samford University) 
5.  Learning While Engaging During a Pandemic Laura A. De Lozier (University of Wyoming)      

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 9 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section D: Roman Art and Archaeology 2

Shannon Flynt (Samford University), presider

1.  Reconstructing Urban Horticulture in Pompeii Claire R. Campbell (University of Arkansas)       
2.  The Riot Fresco: A Study of Space and Gladiatorial Attitudes Rachel L. Andrews (University of Kansas)
3.  On Body and Soul: Portraits of Roman Women from the Age of Crisis Wenxuan Huang (University of Cambridge)     
4.  A Punic Cistern at Cosa? Ann Glennie (Florida State University)
5.  The Reuse of Plaster Fragments in Construction Deposits at Cosa Nora K. Donoghue (Florida State University)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 9 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section E: Panel

Hellenistic Astronomy and Astrology in Greco-Roman, Egyptian, and Babylonian Texts
Paul A. Iversen (Case Western Reserve University), organizer and presider

1.  Revisiting the Miletus Astronomical Inscriptions Alexander Jones (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University)
2.  Hipparchus' Commentary on Aratus and Eudoxus: Between Science and Polemics Francesca Schironi (University of Michigan)
3.  Astrological Manuals Concerning Women from the Tebtunis Temple Library, Egypt Lingxin Zhang (Johns Hopkins University)
4. The Identification of the Square Aspect in Babylonian Astro-medicine: Some Clues from Greco-Roman Sources Maddalena Rumor (Case Western Reserve University)
5. The Inscriptions of the Antikythera Mechanism Revisited Paul A. Iversen (Case Western Reserve University)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 10 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section A: Mythology

Krishni Burns (University of Chicago-Illinois), presider

1.  Prophetic Ragnarssons: Strange Births and Childhoods in Indo-European Mythology Konrad B. Hughes (University of Missouri)
2.  The Fall of Hogwarts: Rewriting the Trojan Horse Scene in Modern Epic Colin Omilanowski (University of Arizona)
3.  Through Actaeon’s Eyes: Klossowski’s Diana at her Bath Kate Dolson (Bryn Mawr College)          
4. “The Golden Root”: Cupid, Psyche, and Basile’s Pentamerone Allisa K. Diekman (University of Georgia)          
5.  Living Stones and Stars? Looking at Ancient Life in Light of the Coronavirus Jonathan H. Young (University of Oxford)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 2 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section B: Latin Poetry

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill (University of Miami), presider

1.  Spoliation and the Georgics Caolán Mac An Aircinn (University of Texas-Austin)           
2.  Late in the Day: Elegiac Overtones in Vergil’s Corycian Farmer Elizabeth A. Manwell (Kalamazoo College)          
3.  O Post Nullos Memorande: Martial’s Inversions of Ovidian Exile Poetry in the Epigrams to Julius Martialis David Sutton (University of Toronto)
4.  Inclusus aut exclusus lector? The Reader’s Postures in Catullus Flora S. Iff-Noël (University of Florida)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 10 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section C: Greek History

Kristin O. Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University), presider

1. The Postcolonial Concept of the ‘New World’ in Early Greek Colonization River R. Ramirez (University of Arizona)                            
2.  A Garrison at Oropos? John Friend (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
3.  The Damnatio Memoriae of Arsinoë III Tara L. Sewell-Lasater (University of Houston)                   
4.  Olympias, Cleopatra, and the Development of Hellenistic Aeacid Monarchy Elizabeth D. Carney (Clemson University)            
5.  Honors for Protogenes of Olbia:  A Guide to the Economic Resilience of a Pontic Polis Madeleine S. Nelson (University of Pennsylvania) 

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 10 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section D: Panel

Alternative Forms of Piety: Execution, Trophies, and Triumphalism
Julia L. Wetzel (University of North Texas), presiding

1.  Apotropaic Human Trophies via Crucifixion, Hanging, and Impaling Kristan Ewin Foust (University of Texas at Arlington)
2.  Blood on the Altar and Bodies in the Air: Religion in Roman Executions Sheri Williams (University of North Texas)
3.  Part of the Pantheon: Personifications as Representations of Piety in Roman Triumphal Monuments Julia L. Wetzel (University of North Texas)
4.  Response Martin Gallagher (University of North Texas)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 10 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section E: Roundtable

 

Creating 20th Century Radio Dramas to Continue Program Visibility and Interdisciplinary Relationships when Campus Events are Postponed or Cancelled
Donna L. Clevinger (Mississippi State University), organizer and moderator

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 11 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section A: Reception 3

Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico), presider

1.  An Unlikely Hero: Roy Straitley Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina-Asheville)
2.  Spatializing the Other: Home and the City in Euripides’ Medea and Luis Alfaro’s Mojada (2017) Anastasia Pantazopoulou (University of Florida) 
3.  Filming Mary Renault Ian C. Storey (Trent University)    
4.  Caesar’s Gaul, Vercingetorix’s France: Nationalism and Identity in the 19th Century Marsha B. McCoy (Southern Methodist University)         
5.  Classics Alive! The Library of Alexandria in The Librarians and The Great Library Series Jennifer C. Ranck (Independent Scholar)       

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 11 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section B: Latin Epic 1

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

1.  Boxing and Sacrifice: Dares and Entellus in Aeneid V Catherine M. Salgado (Christendom College)
2.  Etymology as a Comment on the Role of Juturna in Vergil’s Aeneid Emma N. Warhover (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
3.  Not Only Ariadne: The Influence of Catullus 11 on Aeneid 4 Giulio Celotto (University of Virginia)          
4.  Anchises’ turbida ... imago and Aeneas’ Appeal to Dido Lorina N. Quartarone (The University of Saint Thomas)  
5.  To Be, or Not to Be Pardoned: Lucan’s Play with Vergil’s “finis laborumWolfgang Polleichtner (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) 

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 11 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section C: Plato

David Crane (Grand Valley State University), presider

1.  Aetiologies of Eros: The Birds and Plato’s Symposium Olivia M. Baquerizo (Fordham University)
2.  Bright Stars and Wide Whorls Paul T. Keyser (Independent Scholar)     
3.  Socrates Philosophist James A. Andrews (Ohio University)       
4.  The Trajectory of Negative Theology in the Platonist Tradition Zakarias D. Gram (University of California-Los Angeles)
5.  Crito's Homeric Embassy James A. Arieti  (Hampden-Sydney College)  

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 11 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section D: Panel 

Contemporary Catullus: Catullan Reception in Modernist and Contemporary Poetry
Katherine Wasdin (University of Maryland) and Christopher Trinacty (Oberlin College), organizers and presiders

1.  Love Beyond Measure in Cummings and Catullus Ruth Caston (University of Michigan)
2.  City Poems: Amicitia and Urbanitas in Catullus and O’Hara Max Kaisler (University of California-Berkeley)
3.  Bernadette Mayer’s Catullan Experiments Katherine Wasdin (University of Maryland)
4.  Embodied Translation Practice in Brandon Brown’s odi et amo Adrienne K. H. Rose (University of Iowa)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 11 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section E: Roundtable

Teaching Transgender Identities and Gender Diversity in Classical Studies
Ky Merkley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), organizer and moderator

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 12 (5:30-7:30 EST )
Section A: Roman History 2

Robert White (Beaumont School), presider

1.  Physiognomic Disability in Literary, Statuarial, and Numismatic Depictions of Claudius Dan Mills (Chattahoochee Technical College)       
2.  The Role of the Roman Government within the Grain Market during the Beginning of the Roman Empire Joshua Breckenridge (Case Western Reserve University)   
3.  Conpaedagogita bene merens: Epigraphic Evidence on Education in the paedagogium Gaia Gianni (Brown University)    
4.  Caveat Emptor: Property and Religious Tumult in the Fourth Century Luke Hagemann (Emory University)
5.  Questioning Divination: the Young Augustine and Friends Mattias P. Gassman (University of Oxford)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 12 (5:30-7:30 EST)
Section B: Greek Epic 2

Tim Heckenlively (Baylor University), presider

1. Leverage in a Dim Cave: Cunning μόχλος versus Heavy θυρεός in Odyssey 9 Victor Castellani (University of Denver)
2. Representing Difference in Odyssey 9 William LaMarra (University of Notre Dame)           
3. Stuck in the Middle with You: Quintus of Smyrna's Reception of Homer Vince Tomasso (Trinity College)
4. The Chorus of Nausikaa: Parthenaic Chorality in the Odyssey Alice Gaber (The Ohio State University)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021
Session 12 (5:30-7:30 EST)
Section C: Poster session

Julia Hejduk (Baylor University), presider

1. Death, Morality, and Verb Construction in Odes 2.3 Michael Ginn (Washington University at St. Louis)
2. Cunning Manipulation in Odes 4.12 Ben Fishman (Washington University at St. Louis)
3. For the Favor of Venus Pompeiana: A Gendered Analysis of Venus Graffiti in Pompeii Isabella Blanton (University of Michigan)
4. Hypersexism: Hypermnestra in Horace’s Odes 3.11 Erin Barillier (Washington University at St. Louis)
5. Horace's Favorite Inspiration: Sappho vs. Alcaeus Aidan Raikar (Washington University at St. Louis)
6. Political Dissent in Nemoraque Specus et Antriis Nina Bhatia (Washington University at St. Louis)

 

Friday, April 9, 2021   Special Event     8:00PM EST      TIGR Table Reading of Plautus's Amphitryon 

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 13 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section A: Greek and Roman Religion

Craig Jendza (University of Kansas), presider

1.  Laughter-loving Gods from Plato to Lucian Inger Neeltje Irene Kuin (University of Virginia)       
2.  Buying a Piece of Athena Figen Geerts (New York University)    
3.  Call Me by Your Name: New Hymnic Norms in the Roman Empire? Katelin A. Mikos (University of Michigan)         
4.  Apollo’s Gallic Muses? Georgia L. Irby (College of William and Mary)    
5.  More than Motions: Religion as Affirmation of Roman Identity Rachel Donnelly (Baylor University)     
6.  Locating Invisibility in Oral-Narrative Genres Richard Phillips (Virginia Tech University)     

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 13 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section B: Pedagogy

Thomas Sienkewicz (Monmouth College), presider

1.  Quarantine with Apicius: Cooking Roman Food with Middle and High Schoolers Nicholas Mataya (The Atonement Academy)        
2.  Eumolpus’ Pergamene Boy: Pedagogical Considerations Debra  L. Freas (Wellesley College)          
3.  Libertas Decembri”: Teaching Cultural Product, Practice, and Perspective during Saturnalia Evan R. Dutmer (Culver Academies)       
4.  All the Haints of Hades: The Case for Regionalized Translations of Classical Literature Michael Main (BASIS Goodyear)
5. Teaching Equity and Language Choice with the Cambridge Latin Course: Using a Stage 1 Supplement Michelle R. Yancich (University of Georgia)    

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 13 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section C: Latin Epic 2

Vassiliki Panoussi (College of William and Mary), presider

1.  “The Ghosts Swarm”: The Triumph of the Dead over Caesar in Lucan’s Bellum Civile Christina E. Franzen (Marshall University)   
2.  Haunting Caesar and Pompey: Death as a Characterization Method in the Pharsalia Allison C. Jodoin (University of Kansas)
3.  Looking Back in Anger: Nostalgia in Lucan's Pharsalia Khang Le (University of Kansas)          
4.  Achilles in the Arena: The Epic Hero as Tamed Lion in Statius’ Achilleid (Ach. 1.858-863) Madeline Thayer (University of Southern California)  
5.  "Soft dresses and Other Shameful Feminine Attire”: Approaching the “Gender Line” While Translating Statius’ Achilleid Ky Merkley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)   

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 13 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section D: Panel

The City of Rome: Real, Imagined, Created
Stacie Raucci (Union College), organizer and presider

1.  Ad mea tempora: Spatial Romanitas in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Dan Curley (Skidmore College)
2.  Rome in Slavers’ Bay: Fighting Pits and Fallen Empires in HBO’s Game of Thrones Hunter H. Gardner (University of South Carolina)
3.  Rome on the Runway: Performing Fashion in the City of Rome Stacie Raucci (Union College)
4. The Rhetoric of Disasters at Rome Fanny Dolansky (Brock University)
5.  Response Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 13 (10:00-12:00 EST)
Section E: Workshop

Engaging High School Students in Scholarship: Unedited Neo-Latin Manuscripts
Thomas Hendrickson (Stanford Online High School), organizer and presider, and Finn Boyle (Stanford Online High School), co-presider

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 14 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section A: Ovid 2

Garrett Jacobsen (Denison University), presider

1.  Female Voice and Violence in Nux Catherine G. Movich (University of Kansas)
2.  Mihi blanditias dixit: the Puella as Poet in Amores 3.7 Grace Funsten (University of Washington)  
3.  Female Suffering, Silence, and Men's Power in Ovid's Fasti Leah G. Hinshaw (University of Kansas)
4.  Living on a Prayer: Augustus as a Praesentem Conspicuumque Deum in Ovid’s Sacrifices Claire McGraw (Louisiana State University)         
5.  The Lover’s Journey: Relationship as Itinerary in the Ars Amatoria Samuel L. Kindick (University of Colorado-Boulder)

           

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 14 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section B: Greek Literature

John Friend (University of Tennessee - Knoxville), presider

1. A Brief History of Mythological Comedy from Epicharmus to Alexis Dustin W. Dixon (Grinnell College)        
2. Satyrs in Pergamon Paul Touyz (University of Kansas)     
3. “Worst Bad Fortune” or Not? The Revival of the Old Lover Theme in Menander Joseph W. DiProperzio (Fordham University)          
4. Off the Stage and into the Spotlight: Examining the Greek Mageiros Elyse R. Horn (University of Arizona)
5. The Idea of the “Other” as Expressed through Ancient Greek Literary Forms Amelia Symm (University of Arizona)           

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 14 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section C: Roman Art and Archaeology 3

Marsha McCoy (Southern Methodist University), presider

1.  Julia’s Waterless Exile at the Ventotene Island Valerie Long (University at Buffalo)           
2.  The Thermal Environment of Roman Baths Monica L. Barcarolo (The University of Arizona)         
3.  An Epigraphic Approach to Roman Public Bathing Culture Catherine M. Stockalper (The University of Chicago)   
4.  Creating Community in the Villa Architecture of the Roman Northwest John H. Sigmier (University of Pennsylvania)
5.  Visual Storytelling: Iconography and Manipulation of History on the Scaurus-Aretas Coins Anna Accettola (University of California-Los Angeles)

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 14 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section D: Panel

The Uses of the Monstrous in Greek and Roman Epic
Christopher Nappa (Florida State University) and Rachael Cullick (Oklahoma State University), organizers
Jenny Strauss Clay (University of Virginia), presider

1. The Monstrousness of Homeric Epic: Images from Iliad 2 William Brockliss (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
2. Real Monsters in Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica Anatole Mori (University of Missouri)
3. The Monsters of Colchis and Ovidian Poetics Christopher Nappa (Florida State University)
4. Monstrous Crowns and the New Furies of Roman Epic Rachael Cullick (Oklahoma State University)
5. Response Debbie Felton (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 14 (12:30-2:30 EST)
Section E: Roundtable

Insights from Hybrid Teaching
Katherine R. DeBoer (Xavier University) and Amy Pistone (Gonzaga University)

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 15 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section A: Cicero

T. Davina McClain (Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University), presider

1.  Reflections on Romulus: A Case Study on the Roman Foundation Myth in Cicero Sam Wert (University of Kansas)      
2.  Realpolitik and the Transactional Nature of Cicero’s Alliance with Octavian Jonathan Zarecki (University of North Carolina-Greensboro)         
3.  Cicero's Pro Murena and Cato the Younger's Masculinity Javal Coleman (University of Texas-Austin)  
4.  Temples as Witness and Victim in Cicero’s Orations Nicholas Wagner (Cornell College)

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 15 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section B: Greek Epic 3

Justin Arft (University of Tennessee), presider

1.  The Counselor: The Extent of Zeus’ μῆτις in Greek Epic Alexandra Stephens (Tallahassee Classical School)
2.  Samurai and Mythological Heroes: Rethinking Gilgamesh's Influence on the Iliad Marcus D. Ziemann (The Ohio State University)      
3.  Harshing Zeus' μέλω: Reassessing the Sympathy of Zeus at Iliad 20.21 Bill Beck (Indiana University)   
4.  Weapons are People: Cognitive Metaphor and Volitional Actions in Homeric Epic Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr. (University of New Mexico)     
5.  Patroklos and the Pity of Achilles Rachel A. Sebourn (University of Kentucky)  

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 15 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section C: Greek Art and Archaeology

 

Nicholas Cross (CUNY Queens College), presider

1.  Wool and the Wanax: An Examination of Garments Darcy E. Stubbs (University of Arizona)         
2.  Understanding Ancient Greek Textile Production and the Domestic Economy through Experimental Archeology Richard J. Palmer (University of North Carolina-Asheville)       
3.  That the Dead May Speak: Examining Gender, Identity, and Personhood in Minoan Mortuary Landscapes Renee M. Trepagnier (Tulane University)         
4. Play Time or Work Time: Identifying Child Crafters in the Bronze Age Aegean Laurel Fricker (University of Michigan)
5.  Portable Religion in Corinth: The Aesthetics and Function of Miniature Altars Hannah Smagh (Princeton University)         

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 15 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section D: Panel

Teaching Classics and STEM: Recruitment, Enrichment, Outreach, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Sponsored by CPL(G)-the Committee for the Promotion of Latin (and Greek)

Michael Goyette (Eckerd College) and Clifford Robinson (University of the Sciences)

1.  Classics, STEM, and the New Humanities: Designing a Classical Curriculum for the Needs of a Science College Clifford Robinson (University of the Sciences)
2.  From Roots to STEM: Classical Education and the Convergence of STEM in the Secondary Latin Classroom Dennis Dickerson, Jr. (Christian Brothers High School-Memphis, TN)
3.  All STEM Leads to Rome: Teaching Roman Technology to Middle School Students of Color Nathalie Roy (Glasgow Middle School – Baton Rouge, LA)
4.  Etymology and Pedagogy: Using the Etymology of STEM-Based Vocabulary as a Teaching Tool Maria Americo (St. Peter's University)
5.  Classics and STEM at a Small Liberal Arts College: Rethinking the Senior Seminar Bronwen Wickkiser (Wabash University)

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 15 (3:00-5:00 EST)
Section E: Roundtable

Classical Reception in Popular Music
Osman Umurhan (University of New Mexico) and Kris Fletcher (Louisiana State University), organizers and moderators

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Session 16 (5:30-7:30 EST)
Section A:

 

Closing ceremonies - TBA