Thursday Sessions with Abstracts

Thursday, March 24, 2022

8:00-9:45am First Paper Session

Section A: Seneca and Stoicism                                                                      Hearn C

Georgia L. Irby (William & Mary), presider

  1. Purgare Terras: The Moral Meaning of the Stoic Ekpyrosis in Seneca, John Ladouceur (Princeton University)
  2. Anti-Eleatic Methods of Argument in the Sophists, Michael Gagarin (University of Texas at Austin)
  3. One Must Tend One’s Garden: Care, Plants, and Humans in Seneca’s Moral Letters, Mason Wheelock-Johnson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  4. Going to Syracuse: Seneca’s Consolatio ad Marciam 17.2ff., Christopher Trinacty (Oberlin College)
  5. A Stoic Diogenes: Ancient Cynicism Through the Eyes of Epictetus and Julian, Meaghan F. Corcoran (William & Mary)


Section B: Greek Philosophy                                                                        Bethabara

Georgina White (University of Kansas), presider

  1. Aristophanes’ Lost Banqueters and Plato Republic I, John A. Stevens (East Carolina University)
  2. Lycurgus' Extreme Wisdom: Competing Views of the Lawgiver in Plato and Xenophon, Susan O. Shapiro (Utah State University)
  3. The Divine Sign and the Socratic Problem, Abigail Fritz (Utah State University)
  4. From Atlantis to Athens: Plato’s Hesiodic Project in the Timaeus-Critias, Kaitlyn Boulding (University of Washington) (virtual)


Section C: Greek Art and Archaeology                                                         Piedmont

Peter J. Miller (University of Winnipeg), presider

  1. The Depth of Death: Liminal Space on Classical Attic Grave Stelai, Stephanie Polos (University of Virginia)
  2. In Memory of the Mountain Gods: Grave Stelai Featuring the Mount Argaios Cult from Cappadocia, Isabella A. Blanton (University of Michigan)
  3. Marks of Trade on Attic Vases: Distribution and Social Networks, Cole M. Smith (University of Arizona)  
  4. A Democratic Music: Procession, Sacrifice, and the Aulos in 5th c. Athenian Vase-Painting, Abigail H. Bradford (University of Virginia)


Section D: Epigraphy, Papyrology, and Graffiti                                              Hearn D

Holly M. Sypniewski (York College of Pennsylvania), presider

  1. Mixed Media Graffiti at Pompeii and Herculaneum, Jacqueline F. DiBiasie-Sammons (University of Mississippi)
  2. Labora Aselle: Donkeys and Slave Labor in Roman Culture, Gaia Gianni (Tulane University) (virtual)
  3. Making Sense of a Small Papyrus Fragment from Hellenistic Egypt (P. Mich. Inv. 7007), Richard Phillips (Virginia Tech University)
  4. J. R. Alexander and the Trade in Papyri in the Late 19th Century, Mills McArthur (University of Chicago)


Section E: Greco-Roman Divinities                                                                E. S. Terrace 1

Duane W. Roller (The Ohio State University), presider

  1. Persephone’s Relevance: Missing a Mythic Woman Breaking Boundaries, Amy K. Vandervelde (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Aphaia: A Goddess on Her Own, Jordan Pursell (University of Arizona)
  3. Stuck in Middle: The Liminality of Artemis at Ephesus, Savhanna Long (University of Arizona)
  4. Athenian Altars for the Unknown Gods, Matthew Phipps (University of New Mexico)


Section F:  Augustan Transformations                                                   E. S. Terrace 2
Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College), presider

  1. The Romanization of Vulcan During the Reign of Octavian, Griffin Fleischaker (University of Arizona)
  2. Daphne on Display: Botanical Imperialism in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, S. Elizabeth Needham (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  3. The Invention of the Divine Epithet Augustus, Bert Lott (University of Notre Dame)
  4. Livia and “the Colonization of the Night”, Joel Allen (City University of New York)


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

Section A: Roman Art and Archaeology: Cosa                                                      Hearn C

Steven Tuck (Miami University of Ohio), presider

  1. Roman Utilitarian Monumentality in the Rainwater Harvesting System of Cosa, Ann Glennie (Florida State University)
  2. At Home in Roman Colonies: Identifying Activity Areas in the Domestic Architecture of Cosa, Nora Donoghue (Florida State University)
  3. Coins and coloniae: The Case of Cosa, Melissa Ludke (Florida State University)
  4. The sulcus primigenius and memory-making on Roman colonial coinages, Robyn Le Blanc (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)


Section B: Greek Drama: Euripides                                                                    Bethabara

David J. Schenker (University of Missouri), presider

  1. The Democracy of Death: Criticism of elite Orphic ideology in Euripides’ Alcestis, Adam Rappold (Brock University)
  2. Odyssean Echoes in Euripides’ Medea, Hilary Bouxsein (St. Olaf College)
  3. If Looks Could Kill: Vision and Division in Euripides’ Medea, Hope Ladd (Hillsdale College)
  4. Why is the wild lion still and silent? A Case Study in Psychological Metaphor in Euripides’ Herakles 1210-1211, Rebekah Rust (New York University)
  5. Home and the Other: The Case of Phaedra in Euripides’ Hippolytus, Anastasia Pantazopoulou (University of Florida) (virtual)


Section C: Roundtable: What should we do in one year of college Latin or Greek?     Piedmont

Jennifer Sheridan Moss (Wayne State University) and Osman Umurhan (University of New Mexico), organizers


Section D: Caesar and his Receptions                                                                   Hearn D

 Al Duncan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), presider

  1. Potus est lac: Mela’s Nomads, Caesar’s Germans, Georgia L. Irby (William & Mary)
  2. Reverse Ethnography in Caesar’s DBC: 1.35.3-4 as Intratext to DBG 1.1.1, Leo Trotz-Liboff (Duke University)
  3. The Evil That Men Do: The Taviani Brothers’ Cesare Deve Morire and Paul Schoolman’s Jail Caesar, Christopher M. McDonough (University of the South)


Section E: Colonial Encounters: Latin in the Early Americas                           E. S. Terrace 1

Aaron Palmore (Loyola University, Maryland) and Tom Keeline,(Washington University in St. Louis), organizers   Tom Keeline, presider

  1. Possession and Dispossession: the First Nahuatl to Latin Translation in the Real Audiencia of New Spain, Isabel Farías Velasco (Brown University) (virtual)
  2. Indigenous People and Landscapes in Francisco Cervantes de Salazar’s Aliquot Dialogi, Claudio García Ehrenfeld (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) (virtual)
  3. Amantacha and the Canadian Environment in the Jesuit Gaze, Aaron Palmore (Loyola University, Maryland)
  4. Diligo gentem meam et compatriotas: John Mettawan and Native American Survivance, Craig Williams (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) (virtual)

Section F: Roundtable:  Reading the Past in the Present: Classical Reception in Children’s YA Fiction                               E. S. Terrace 2

Krishni Burns (University of Illinois at Chicago), organizer


Section G: Workshop: It’s Not a Puzzle: Reading Success in Latin and Greek                                                 Corpening

Nava Cohen (Northwestern University), organizer and presider   Susan C. Shelmerdine (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and 
Caroline S. Kelly (Mitchell Community College), co-presenters


1:15-3:00 p.m. Third Paper Session

Section A: Latin Poetry: Horace I                                                                                       Hearn C

T.H.M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University), presider

  1. Unreliable Ability: barrus in Horace’s Epode 12, Hpone M. Tu (University of New Mexico)
  2. Horace as an Advocate for Moderation in the Odes, Lauren W. Brown (University of New Mexico)
  3. What Makes a Happy Ending: Responses to Europa in Ode 3.27, Sarah H. Eisenlohr (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  4. The Horatian Sappho: Sapphic Allusions in Odes 2.13, Jonathan R. Clark (University of Washington) (virtual)


Section B: Spectacle and Genre in Greek and Roman Tragedy                                  Bethabara  

Christopher Trinacty (Oberlin College), presider

  1. The Ekkyklema as Tyrannical Device, Anne Duncan (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
  2. Genre in TrGF adesp. F 646a, Paul M. Touyz (University of Kansas)
  3. Identifying the Epistolary in Seneca’s Tragedies, Kate Melberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  4. The Timelessness of the Parthians in Senecan Tragedy, Theodora Naqvi (University of Pennsylvania) (virtual)


Section C: Roman Rhetoric: Cicero I                                                            Piedmont

Jonathan Zarecki (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), presider

  1. The Individual as the Republic, and the Republic as a Body/Individual: Cicero, Pro Rabirio perduellionis reo, Mary Frances Williams (Independent Scholar)
  2. Cicero’s Lists of Tyrants and Tyrannicides, Nathaniel S. Katz (University of Texas at Austin)
  3. Legal Argument in the Pro Milone: A Losing Philosophy, Rachel Rucker (University of Iowa)
  4. Foreign or Roman? Divination in Cicero’s De Divinatione, Laura E. Zollner (University of Kansas)


Section D: Ancient World/ Modern Music: Receptions of Antiquity Across Popular Musical Genres                           Hearn D

Jeremy Swist (Brandeis University), organizer and presider

  1. Wine and Women and Wonderful Vices: Digital Reception of the Orion Experience's "The Cult of Dionysus", Emma Pauly (University of Chicago)
  1. Map of Dionysus: BTS' Modern Appreciation for Mythical Madness, Laurice Brown (Arizona State University)
  2. Greco-Roman Concepts of Fate in the Songs of Taylor Swift, Alicia Matz (Boston University) (virtual)
  1. Anachronistic and Impulsive: Echoes of the Classics as Interwoven in the World-Building Catalog of VNV Nation, Angela Costello (University of South Florida)
  1. "As If It Might Turn Out This Time": Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown and the Queer Afterlives of Orpheus, Kathryn Stutz (Johns Hopkins University)


Section E: New Approaches to Propertius: Myth and Politics                                       E.S. Terrace 1

Jermaine R. G. Bryant (Princeton University), organizer and presider

  1. Propertius, The Seven Against Thebes, and Civic Grief, Jermaine R.G. Bryant (Princeton University)
  2. Myth and Structure in Propertius 2.8, 2.9, and 2.10, Aidan Mahoney (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  3. The Laws of Peace: The Representation of Gendered Antagonism in Vergil and Propertius, Chandler Kendall (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  4. Vergilian loci in Propertius 4.1, Alison Keith (University of Toronto) (virtual)

5. Respondent: Erika Zimmermann Damer (University of Richmond)


Section F: Greek Drama: Aeschylus                                                                                 E.S. Terrace 2

Timothy Wutrich (Case Western Reserve University), presider

  1. Eteocles’s Patriotic Response in Aeschylus’s Seven against Thebes, Edwin Wong (Independent Scholar)
  2. Euphêmia and Gender in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Seven Against Thebes, Brooke Latham (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  3. Clytemnestra’s Silent Movements, Robin Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University)
  4. The Limping God and the Manly Woman: Hephaistos and Clytemnestra in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Emma M. Duvall (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  5. Agamemnon’s corpse as theatrical “dark matter” in Aeschylus’ Libation Bearers, Al Duncan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Section G: Poster Display                                                                                              Corpening

  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)


3:15-5:00 p.m. Fourth Paper Session

Section A: Greek Epic: Homer’s Iliad                                                               Hearn C

Lorenzo Garcia (University of New Mexico), presider

  1. The Middle Path of the Epic Hero: Diomedes in the Iliad, Allen L. Smith (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Achilles Revolutionary? Iliad 1.191, Jenny S. Clay (University of Virginia)
  3. Sympathy with the Spear: Iliadic Tree Similes and Achilles’ Entanglement with the Pelian Spear, Collin J. Moat (University of California at Los Angeles)
  4. Horse Sacrifice in Homer: The Indo-European Tradition in the Funeral of Patroclus, Aubrey Crum (University of Georgia)


Section B: Hamilton: Classical Perspectives on the Musical                                           Bethabara

Marsha McCoy (Southern Methodist University), organizer and presider

  1. Icarus and Daedalus in Hamilton: Self-Invention, Self-Destruction, Dan Curley (Skidmore College) (virtual)
  2. “History Has Its Eyes on You”: Revolutionizing Homeric Kleos in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, Brooke McArdle (New York University)
  3. “Alexander Hamilton” and Greek Tragic Performance, Robert Groves (University of Arizona)
  4. Power, Personality, Empire: Rhetorical Strategy in Hamilton and the Aeneid, Marsha McCoy (Southern Methodist University)
  5. Respondent: Mary-Kay Gamel (University of California at Santa Cruz)


Section C: Cicero II                                                                                         Piedmont

Robert T. White (Western Reserve Academy), presider

  1. Tauristercus Ciceronis: Cicero and the Importance of Performative Bullshit, Jonathan Zarecki (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  2. Cicero’s Gladiator, Caroline Spurr (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
  3. The Father, the Son, and the Requester: Marcus and Politeness in Ciceronian Letters, Ximing Lu (Bucknell University)
  4. Ciceronian Humor in Apuleius’ Apology, Emma N. Warhover (Colorado College)
  5. Montaigne and Cicero on the Case of Gaius Blossius, Mark Williams (Calvin College)


Section D: Receptions of ancient femmes fatales                                          Hearn D

Vassiliki Panoussi (William & Mary), presider

  1. Visions of Medusa in Patricia McKillip’s “The Gorgon in the Cupboard, Krishni Burns (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  2. Petrifyin’: Canonical Counter-Discourse in Shara McCallum’s “Madwoman as Rasta Medusa”, Phillip L. Zapkin (Pennsylvania State University) (virtual)
  3. Nahuatl Prayer in Alfaro’s Mojada, Debra Freas (Wellesley College)
  4. The Women of Troy ... and Syria, and Nigeria, David J. Schenker (University of Missouri)
  5. Helen Gardner’s Cleopatra (1912) and the Americanization of the Femme Fatale, Gregory N. Daugherty (Randolph-Macon College)


Section E: Roman Historiography and Social History                                                   E. S. Terrace 1

Scott J. DiGiulio (Mississippi State University), presider

  1. Public Speech as a Prelude to Violence in Livy’s First Decade, Nathan M. Kish (Tulane University)
  2. Columella’s Vilicus and the Difficulty of Management in Ancient Rome and the American South, Steven Gonzalez (University of Southern California)
  3. The End of Fakes: Impostors in Valerius Maximus, Trevor Luke (Florida State University) (virtual)
  4. The Princeps and the Pauper: Tacitus and the Shame of Aristocratic Welfare, Mik Larsen (California State University at Long Beach)
  5. Genre in a Time of Tyrants: Shostakovich, Stalin, and the Historia Augusta, Martin P. Shedd (Hamilton College)


Section F: Greek Epic Poetry: Hellenistic to Late-Antique                                       E. S. Terrace 2

John A. Stevens (East Carolina University), presider

  1. On Helpless Love: Love in Apollonius of Rhodes’ Argonautica 1, Marina Cavichiolo Grochocki (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  2. Maidenhood and Kinslaying: Medea’s Suicidal Ideation in Apollonius Rhodius and Valerius Flaccus, Joseph R. Baronovic (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  3. Callimachus’ Hesiodic Homer: the Callimachean Hymn to Demeter as a Synthesis of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Hesiod’s Catalogue of Women, Joseph W. DiProperzio (Fordham University)
  4. Theodotus the Epic Poet’s Reimagined Biblical World, Benjamin E. Nikota (New York University)
  5. The vocabulary of Erotism in Nonnus of Panopolis’ Dionysiaca, Thomas E. Schweigert (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Section G: Poster Session Display                                                             Corpening

(see listing under previous session)