Saturday, April 19, 2008

Note: Abstracts for some of Saturday's papers are Now available. Click on a Paper's title to see its abstract. Abstracts for All of Saturday's Papers will be available by February 1st

7:00-8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast sponsored by the Vergilian Society (Sabino)

7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration (Foyer)

8:00 a.m.-noon Book Display (Ventana)

8:15-9:45 a.m. Annual CAMWS Business Meeting (all are welcome to attend) (Madera)

10:00 a.m.-noon Tenth Paper Session (Canyon A)

Section A

Ovid 2

John F. Miller (University of Virginia), presiding

  1. Safe Thrills: The Minyeides as Internal Narrators in the Metamorphoses. Gregory P. Sears (Indiana University)
  2. New Observations on Vergilian Parody in Ovid's Perseus Episode Met. 4.604-5.251. Sean E. Lake (Seton Hall University and Fordham University)
  3. The Queer Metamorphosis of Byblis. Garrett Jacobsen (Denison University)
  4. The Hero at the Bar: Ajax as Lawyer in Metamorphoses 13. Margaret W. Musgrove (University of Central Oklahoma)
  5. Victima Nulla Litat: Caesar’s Death According to Ovid. Cynthia A. Hornbeck (University of Utah)
  6. Scelus est Pietas”: Pietas and Incest in Ovid's “Procne and Tereus”. Jessica Seidman (University of Chicago)

10:00 a.m.-noon Tenth Paper Session (Canyon B)

Section B


Ted A. Tarkow (University of Missouri, Columbia), presiding

  1. Heroes, Maidens, and The Sacrificial Victim: Sacrifices for the Sake of the Other. Katrina Bondari (University of Kansas)
  2. The Role of Pity in Euripidean Recognition Scenes. Owen E. Goslin (Wellesley College)
  3. Hecuba Caught between Life and Death. Daniel W. Turkeltaub (Millsaps College)
  4. “The Best Imitation of Myself”: Helen and her Artistic Streak. Tracy Jamison Wood (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  5. The Bastard and the City: Euripides' Hippolytus as a Social and Sexual Outcast. Erin Taylor (Indiana University)
  6. Deserving Each Other: Pheres and Admetus in Euripides' Alcestis. Kristin O. Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University)

10:00 a.m.-noon Tenth Paper Session (Canyon C)

Section C

Greek History 3

Nancy Sultan (Illinois Wesleyan University), presiding

  1. Alkaios 305A.14-27 (P.Oxy. 2306i): Exile, Remembering and Return at Mytilene, 612/09-597/6 BCE. David Tandy (University of Tennessee)
  2. Paros Enlists Archilochus Against the Athenian Menace. Scott L. Puckett (Tulane University)
  3. The Hardening of Archaic Sparta. Nicole L. Berlin (Northwestern University)
  4. Mercenaries and Coinage? Views from the East. Benjamin M. Sullivan (University of California, Irvine)
  5. The Date of the Hoplite Phalanx. Ralph Gallucci (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Alexander Nowinski (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  6. Were There “Traditional Restraints” Inherent in Early Greek Warfare? Michael G. Seaman (DePauw University)

10:00 a.m.-noon Tenth Paper Session (Madera)

Section D

Archaeology 3

Sean O'Neill (Randolph-Macon College), presiding

  1. Scipio, Mummius and the Politics of Plundered Art. Jennifer S. Kendall (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  2. Gardens in Roman Gaul: Insights in Social Interaction and Imitation. Catherine Kearns (University of Arizona)
  3. The Capitolia of Roman North Africa. Naomi J. Norman (University of Georgia)
  4. Monumental Column Design and Iconography of the Good Emperors. Travis R. Rupp (University of Iowa)
  5. Celts and Caracalla: A Prisoner Mosaic from Thysdrus, Severan Spectacle and Foreign Policy. Steven L. Tuck (Miami University)

10:00 a.m.-noon Tenth Paper Session (Pima)

Section E


Amy E. K. Vail (Baylor University), presiding

  1. On Knowing How to Think Forward and Backward at the Same Time: Agonistic Temporal Framing in Iliad 1. Marcel A. Widzisz (Rice University)
  2. Weaving Webs and Singing Songs: The Reaffirmation of kleos for Helen and Achilles in the Iliad. Chad P. Brown (Marshall University)
  3. Fate, Jovian Omnipotence and the Walking Death of Sarpedon. Todd C. Clary (Cornell University)
  4. An excuse for every occasion: The Multiforms of Il.10.391. William S. Duffy (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  5. The Ambush of Achilles by Apollo and Agenor in the Iliad. Jonathan Fenno (University of Mississippi)
  6. Odysseus, Maker of Horses. Robin Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University)

10:00 a.m.-noon Tenth Paper Session (Conference)

Section F


Ausus es unus Italorum: Cornelius Nepos Reconsidered

Rex Stem (University of California, Davis), co-organizer

John H. Starks, Jr. (SUNY, Binghamton), co-organizer

  1. Introduction: Nepos in His Context. Rex Stem (University of California, Davis)
  2. Nepos and Generalship: Nepos' Biographies of Foreign Generals. Rosemary L. Moore (University of Iowa)
  3. ne historiam scribere videar: Nepos as Historiographer. John H. Starks, Jr. (SUNY, Binghamton)
  4. Nepos' Biographical Purpose and Methods. Jeffrey S. Beneker (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  5. “He is one of the immortals”: The Reception of Cornelius Nepos. Molly M. Pryzwansky (Duke University)

Noon-1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon for Arizona Latin Teachers (Board Room)

Noon-1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon for Consulares (Sabino)

Presiding: Robert W. Ulery, Jr., President-Elect

1:15-3:15 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session (Canyon A)

Section A


Helena Dettmer (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. The Birds and the Snake: Horace, Epode 1.19-23. Donald E. Lavigne (Texas Tech University)
  2. The didactic role of recusatio and the Horatian persona. Emily A. Kratzer (University of California, Los Angeles)
  3. Troubles in duplicate: two-faced Odysseus or doubled journeys in Horace, Odes 1.6.7?. David Kovacs (University of Virginia)
  4. A Challenge for Horace: Creating a Lyric Presence in Odes 1.1. Aaron Seider (University of Chicago)
  5. Addressees in Horace's Odes: the example of Plancus, Odes 1.7. Daniel T. Barber (University of Virginia)
  6. Horace's ideal symposium: a contextualized look at Odes 4.11. Kristen Ehrhardt (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session (Canyon B)

Section B

Greek Oratory 1

Craig A. Gibson (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. A New Definition of ‘Simile’: Aristotle Reconsidered. John E. Ziolkowski (George Washington University)
  2. Constructive Conflict as a Rhetorical Tool in Thucydides' History. C. Sydnor Roy (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  3. Public Crimes and Private Crimes in Athenian Law. Michael Gagarin (University of Texas, Austin)
  4. Gorgias Signifies Nothing. Christine M. Maisto (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  5. Re-Performing Aristotle: Understanding an Orator's Song. Sean M. Wharton (University of Missouri)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session (Canyon C)

Section C

Roman History 2

Alison Futrell (University of Arizona), presiding

  1. The secessio of Rome's Allies in 91 BCE. Seth L. Kendall (University of Kentucky)
  2. A Prosopography of Gaius Matius. Bruce L. Warren (Indiana University)
  3. Using the Past in the Present: Trojan Rome and Ilium. Christopher Bravo (University of Arizona)
  4. ut fuit acris vehementiae, sic quoque spectari monumenta sua voluit: Asinius Pollio and his Library. T. Keith Dix (University of Georgia)
  5. Divine Iconography in Funerary Portraits of Roman Children. Laura L. Garofalo (Northwestern University)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session (Madera)

Section D


The Living Latin Movement in the 21st Century

Gina M. Soter (University of Michigan), organizer

  1. Spoken Latin in the Classroom from Late Antiquity to the Present Day. Nancy E. Llewellyn (Wyoming Catholic College)
  2. Living Latin is Alive and Well: an Overview of Living Latin Opportunities in the USA. Gina M. Soter (University of Michigan)
  3. Bridging Language Experiences. Robert B. Patrick (Parkview High School, GA)
  4. E conventu ad campum: Living Latin from Convention to Campus. Matthew M. McGowan (Fordham University)
  5. Challenging spoken Latin: which ‘language use’ do you mean? Eduardo M. Engelsing (Western Washington University)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session (Pima)

Section E

Greek Epic 2

Timothy F. Winters (Austin Peay State University), presiding

  1. Avoiding hybris: Odysseus' Encounter with Heracles in the Underworld. Andromache Karanika (University of California, Irvine)
  2. A Brief Discussion of the Homeric Retiring Scene. Emily B. West (College of St. Catherine)
  3. Duplicitous Dolios? Conditioning Audience Response to Deceit through Two Kinds of Deception in the Back-Story of the Odyssey. Benjamin S. Haller (Lawrence University)
  4. Thoas the Aitolian and the Practice of Múthoi. Joel P. Christensen (University of Texas, San Antonio)
  5. “Bitch That I Am!”: An Examination of Women's Self-Image in Homeric Epic. Kirsten Day (Augustana College)
  6. Two Paradigmatic Catalogues in Homer. Benjamin G. Sammons (Pennsylvania State University)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session (Conference)

Section F

Greek Epinician Poetry

Thomas K. Hubbard (University of Texas), presiding

  1. The komos in epinician poetry. Christopher C. Eckerman (University of California, Los Angeles)
  2. Where are the losers in Greek epinician poetry? Simon P. Burris (Baylor University)
  3. ‘Creeping Time’: The Coherence of Time Metaphors in Pindar. Steven J. Lundy (University of Texas, Austin)
  4. Pindar's Treatment of Boy Victors. Rachel Bruzzone (University of Virginia)
  5. The Praise of Theron and his Brother in Pindar's Second Olympian. Monessa F. Cummins (Grinnell College)
  6. Truth in Pindar. Arum Park (Amherst College)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Twelfth Paper Session (Canyon A)

Section A


Marilyn B. Skinner (University of Arizona), presiding

  1. Anti-Epicurean sentiments in Aeneid Book 1. Scott A. Sobolewski (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  2. A Tale of Three Stags: The Significance of the Stag Episode in Aeneid 1.180-94. Eric A. Cox (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  3. Finding and Defining a Place You've Never Been: Directions to Italy in the Aeneid. Kristopher F. Fletcher (Louisiana State University)
  4. Shame on Me: Pudor in the Aeneid. David M. Pollio (Christopher Newport University)
  5. Founding Fathers: An Ethnic and Gendered Reading of the Iliadic Aeneid. James R. Brannon (University of South Florida)
  6. Iuno Reconciliata: The Triumph of Latin. Avery R. Springer (John Burroughs School, MO)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Twelfth Paper Session (Canyon B)

Section B

Greek Oratory 2

Michael Gagarin (University of Texas, Austin), presiding

  1. The Rhetoric of Liturgies in Demosthenes' Against Meidias. Todd Bohlander (University of Florida)
  2. Transferable Disgust in Demosthenes 54: Against Conon. Thomas M. Cirillo (University of Southern California)
  3. Homeric resonances in Demosthenes' Second Olynthiac. John L. Jacobs (Yale University)
  4. Good Lovers as Good Citizens: Strategic Self-representation of Erastai in Fourth-Century Greek Rhetoric. Nicholas C. Rynearson (University of Georgia)
  5. Art and artists in Greek rhetorical education. Craig A. Gibson (University of Iowa)
  6. Desperate Housewives and the Legal Implications of Fantasizing About the Help. Heather Waddell Gruber (Ohio University)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Twelfth Paper Session (Canyon C)

Section C

Reception Studies 2

Doug Freeble (University of Arizona), presiding

  1. The Classical Education of African Americans: The Unexplored Classical Tradition in Asheville, North Carolina. Rhonda N. Espie (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
  2. A Tantalizing Sisyphean Task. Thomas J. Sienkewicz (Monmouth College)
  3. Redeeming the Maids and Penelope's Guilt in Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad. Rebecca F. Kennedy (George Washington University)
  4. The Classical World in Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse. Timothy J. Moore (University of Texas, Austin)
  5. Ovid, Etiquette, and the Uses of Latin Poetry in Colonial Mexico City. Carl P. Springer (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)
  6. John Adams: The Value of a Classical Education, in his Own Words. Elizabeth Z. Hall (Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Twelfth Paper Session (Madera)

Section D


Harnessing Technology for Independent Learning and Close Reading

Deborah P. Ross (University of Michigan), organizer

  1. Using Electronic Resources for Improved Learning and Practice: In-class vs Out-of-class Activities. Deborah P. Ross (University of Michigan)
  2. An Electronic Reading Card for Latin. Daniel V. McCaffrey (Randolph-Macon College)
  3. Animating the complex Latin sentence: better comprehension through visual experience of the interplay between syntax and style. Donka D. Markus (University of Michigan)
  4. If You've Got It, Use It: Taking Advantage of Existing Technologies to Better Teach Latin Vocabulary. John Muccigrosso (Drew University)
  5. The Impact of SmartBoards in the high school Latin Class: A new approach for teaching Latin texts and culture. Robert Susel (Kent High School, OH)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Twelfth Paper Session (Pima)

Section E


Seán Easton (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. Mentimur regnare Jovem: Caesar and Jupiter in Lucan's Pharsalia. Sara E. Watkins (Florida State University)
  2. The Importance of Being Julia: Historical Revision and the Mutable Past in Lucan's Pharsalia. Angeline C. Chiu (University of Vermont)
  3. Death and the Matron: Prophecy in Lucan’s Bellum Civile. Donna M. Nagle (University of Michigan)
  4. The Beast Within: Lucan's Lion (1.205ff.) and his Achillean Caesar. Charlie R. Harper (Florida State University)
  5. A Pack of Bulls: Lucan’s Simile at Bellum Civile 2.601-9. Jennifer E. Thomas (Oberlin College)
  6. Lucan's Role as Poet in Book IX. Emily E. Batinski (Louisiana State University)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Twelfth Paper Session (Conference)

Section F

Greek Tragedy

Bella Vivante (University of Arizona), presiding

  1. ‘A Greek and Not a Barbarian’: The Barbarian Woman and Civic Ideology in Greek Tragedy. Marie Valverde (Indiana University)
  2. Medea and the Mandrake. Jeremy Miranda (University of Arizona)
  3. The Undead Past in Aeschylus' Persians. Richard E. Rader (Ohio State University)
  4. The sophist, the didaskalos, and political resistance in Prometheus Bound. Brett M. Rogers (University of Georgia)
  5. Oedipus at the Crossroad of Tyranny and Kingship. Claudia Zatta (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  6. Apollo in Sophocles’ Electra. Francis M. Dunn (University of California, Santa Barbara)

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