Saturday, April 4, 2009

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7:00-8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast sponsored by the Women's Classical Caucus (Deer/Elk Lake)

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

8:00 a.m.-noon Book Display (Ballroom 3)

8:15-9:45 a.m. Annual CAMWS Business Meeting (all are welcome to attend) (Ballroom 4)

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

Section A


Beth A. Severy-Hoven (Macalester College), presiding

  1. Thirsting for the Divine: Monumental Fountains in Sanctuaries. Brenda Longfellow (University of Iowa)
  2. After the Knot: a first look at Hellenistic Gordion. Martin G. Wells (University of Minnesota)
  3. Urban Identity in Phoenicia: "Hippodamian" versus "Contour" Planning. S. Rebecca Martin (University of Minnesota)
  4. Cultural Change and the Water Systems of Roman Arabia. Christian F. Cloke (University of Cincinnati)

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

Section B


Marilyn B. Skinner (University of Arizona), presiding

  1. Hebe and Liminality in Catullus 68. Don M. Burrows (University of Minnesota)
  2. Uritur et loquitur: (mis)understanding passionate speech in Catullus 8. Erika J. Nesholm (Georgetown College)
  3. Let me begin with a question: interrogative openings in Catullus. Ruth R. Caston (University of Michigan)
  4. Lesbia Poems 87 through 109: A Happy Ending to an Unhappy Love Affair? Helena Dettmer (University of Iowa)

10:00 a.m.-noon Tenth Paper Session (Spring Park Bay)

Section C

Classical Pedagogy

Kristin O. Lord (Wilfred Laurier University), presiding

  1. "Dear Student...": Teaching Roman Letters in the Age of Email. Noelle K. Zeiner-Carmichael (College of Charleston)
  2. Sic paruis componere magna: Giving students a sense of scale. Stephen C. Smith (University of Minnesota)
  3. "I Am Forever Changed": Chasing Amy as Platonic Dialogue, or Looking Outside the Canon for Pedagogical Inspiration. Amanda N. Krauss (Vanderbilt University)
  4. Speculum Africanum: Looking at Modern Nigerian Women in the Teaching of Gender in the Ancient World. Mark A. Thorne (Wheaton College)

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

Section D


Exploring the Impact of the "Living Latin" Movement on the

Teaching and Study of Latin in North America

Milena Y. Minkova (University of Kentucky),

Terence D. Tunberg (University of Kentucky) co-organizers

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  1. The Oral Latin Component of a New Introductory Course in the Latin Language. Milena Y. Minkova (University of Kentucky)
  2. Speaking of Speaking: Selling Oral Latin to Experienced Teachers. Jacqueline M. Carlon (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
  3. Dictation in the Latin Classroom. Martha A. Davis (Temple University), Daniel Markovic (Temple University), co-presenters
  4. Using Images to Reinforce Vocabulary and Spark Latin Conversation. Sophia Rovitti (Concord-Carlisle High School, MA)

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

Section E

Aeneid 3

Christopher J. Nappa (University of Minnesota), presiding

  1. Two Modes of Memory in Aeneid 1. Aaron M. Seider (University of Chicago)
  2. Juno and Amata: Powerful Wives and Political Disorder in the Aeneid. M. Christine Marquis (University of Minnesota)
  3. (Re)Constructing Carthage in the Aeneid. Mary Jane Cuyler (University of Texas, Austin)
  4. Anchises as an Interpretive Model in Vergil's Aeneid. Jason M. Milam (Baylor University)
  5. From Atlas to Aeneas: Mercury's Mission in Aeneid 238ff. Eddie R. Lowry, Jr. (Ripon College)
  6. Exploring Dido's Depth: The Impact of Dido's Multifaceted Character on Vergil's Aeneid. Laura A. Provance (University of Arizona)

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

Section F

Hesiod & Homeric Hymns

S. Douglas Olson (National Humanities Center), presiding

  1. The Missing Dike in the Hesiodic Theogony? Stacey S. King (University of Colorado)
  2. The Belly of Hesiod and the Womb of Zeus: The Authority of Male Pregnancy in the Theogony. Yurie Hong (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  3. Boios' Ornithogonia as Hesiodic Didactic. Kristopher F. B. Fletcher (Louisiana State University)
  4. Civilized and Savage in the Pseudo-Hesiodic Aspis. Donald R. Sells (University of Toronto)
  5. Lies, Lyres, and Laughter in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. Christopher W. Bungard (Butler University)
  6. Hades Klutopōlos and the Abduction of Persephone. Ryan C. Platte (Washington University)

Noon-1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon for Minnesota Latin Teachers (Deer Lake)

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

Presiding: Michele Valerie Ronnick, President-Elect

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

Section A

Roman Studies

Elizabeth H. Sutherland (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), presiding

  1. What's in a Name? Polyonymous Nomenclature and Ummidius Quadratus. Lora L. Holland (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
  2. The Date, Nature, and Scope of the so-called lex Plautia Papiria. Seth L. Kendall (Georgia Gwinnett College)
  3. Selling Oneself into Slavery: Additional Evidence from Justinian's Digest and the Gospels. John G. Nordling (Concordia Theological Seminary)
  4. Roman Colonization of the Metapontine Chora: The Kiln Site at Pizzica Pantanello. Adam P. Hyatt (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  5. Two Severan Cities: Leptis Magna and Rome. Thomas M. Cirillo (University of Southern California)

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

Section B

Silver Prose

Mark F. Williams (Calvin College), presiding

  1. P. Quinctilius Varus: Fall Guy for a Failed Imperial Policy. Emil A. Kramer (Augustana.College)
  2. Alioqui Nobilissimus: Sallustian Morality and Augustan Amnesty in Velleius Paterculus. Joseph V. Groves (University of Michigan)
  3. The Evil Eye and the Fertilizing Gaze of the Paterfamilias. Britta K. Ager (University of Michigan)
  4. Pliny's Imperial Zoo. Christina E. Franzen (Marshall University)
  5. Taken or Given?: The Marriage of Livia in Suetonius' Caesares. Molly M. Pryzwansky (Duke University)
  6. Spes Imperii: Hope in Suetonius' Imperial Lives. Karen L. Acton (University of Michigan)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session (Spring Park Bay)

Section C


Entering the Underworld (Vergilian Society)

Steven L. Tuck (Miami University), co-organizer

Patricia A. Johnston (Brandeis University) co-organizer

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  1. Re-Entering the Underworld at Cumae: Identifying the Grotto of the Sibyl. Steven L. Tuck (Miami University)
  2. Allecto’s Descent into the Underworld (Aen. 7.565). Patricia A. Johnston (Brandeis University)
  3. The Bough and the Lock: Fighting Fate in the Aeneid. Julia D. Hejduk (Baylor University)
  4. The Golden Bough and other Underworld transit tokens. Debbie Felton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  5. Ovid as Palinurus in the Tristia. Samuel J. Huskey (University of Oklahoma)

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

Section D

Varia Romana

James S. Ruebel (Ball State University), presiding

  1. Reconciling Plautus. Aileen R. Das (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  2. Insanity in Plautine language and Roman popular opinion. Alison Lanski (University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign)
  3. The Limits of Fidelity: Rhetorical Uses of exprimere by Latin Literary Translators. Christopher Polt (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  4. Dardana ab ortu moenia: Capua's Revolt in Punica 11 as a Betrayal of Ancestry. Melissa J. Goldman (University of Toronto)
  5. Tiresias and Domitian: a Study in Statian Necromancy. Casey J. Starnes (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  6. Jerome's Passion for Letters. David A. Guinee (DePauw University)

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

Section E


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

  1. Why Does Homer Lie? Jessica Wissmann (University of Iowa)
  2. Creativity and Contextual Sensitivity in Classical Japanese Formulae and Homeric Epithets. Dygo L. Tosa (University of Texas at Austin)
  3. Solemnity, Banality and Sarcasm: Provenances of the Figura Etymologica in Homer. Todd C. Clary (Cornell University)
  4. Re-examining Penelope's Stout Hand and Formulaic Infelicities in The Odyssey. Daniel W. Turkeltaub (Millsaps College)
  5. Fame and Failure: Uses of Phaidimos in the Odyssey. Joshua L. Wall (Northwestern University)
  6. The Swedish Odyssey. Scott D. Richardson (St. John's University)

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

Section F

Hellenistic Greek Poetry

Diane Arnson Svarlien (Georgetown College), presiding

  1. Allusions to Archaic Elegy in the Epigrams of Leonidas of Tarentum. Alissa A. Vaillancourt (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York)
  2. Callisto and the Arcadians in Callimachus' Hymn to Zeus. Keyne A. Cheshire (Davidson College)
  3. A Harvester's Song: Genre and Gender in Theocritus' Idyll 10 and Callimachus' Hymn to Demeter. Andromache Karanika (University of California, Irvine)
  4. Enti mias agelas: Unifying Theocritus’ Idylls. Jeffrey M. Hunt (Baylor University)
  5. Fishermen and Cicadas: Theocritus Idyll 1 and the Hesiodic Shield. Christine E. Lechelt (University of Minnesota)
  6. Theokritos' 'Idyll 7': Evidence for the Value of the Cult of Demeter to Kos. Naomi R. Kaloudis (University of Missouri, Columbia,)

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

Section A

Roman Religion

Carin M. Green (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. Where were the priestesses of Bona Dea? Casey M. Stark (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  2. Auspicious Ancestors: perceptions of the order of things under the Triumvirate. Laura A. De Lozier (University of Wyoming)
  3. Motivations for the Worship of Isis in Rome. Adam E. Cirzan (University of Arizona)
  4. Hooking up the Competition: Casting Christian Conversion in a New Light. Annette K. Morrow (Minnesota State University)

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

Section B

Herodotus 2

Yurie Hong (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. Herodotus on Eros and Tyrants. Stephanie Larson (Bucknell University)
  2. The Perils of Friendship: Xenia in Herodotus. Megan M. Campbell (University of Toronto)
  3. The Constitutional Debate: Herodotus' (non) Contribution to Political Theory. Sydnor Roy (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  4. Warring with Words: Themistoclean Generalship in Herodotus. Jonathan T. Chicken (Indiana University)
  5. A Stormy Relationship: the weather at Artemisium and its connection to other passages in Herodotus' work. Paul P. Moran (University of Virginia)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Twelfth Paper Session (Spring Park Bay)

Section C

Latin Pedagogy

Robert T. White (Shaker Heights High School), presiding

  1. Teaching Beginning Latin: Grammar and Syntax through the Ages. Patricia N. FitzGibbon (Colorado College)
  2. Teaching Latin in a Hybrid Class. Julia L. Borek (University of Alabama)
  3. The Tradition of Word Reordering: Donatus, Porphyrion, and Servius. David L. Sigsbee (University of Memphis)
  4. Exercises to Build Predictive Reading Skills. Rebecca R. Harrison (Truman State University)
  5. "Deleterious to the Cause" -- or Not: A Different Approach to Transitional Latin. James H. Dee (Austin, TX)
  6. The 2009 National Latin Exam: Preliminary Results and Revelations. Sally R. Davis (University of Mary Washington)

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

Section D

Roman Elegy

Diane Warne Anderson (Saint John’s University/University of Minnesota), presiding

  1. Propertius' Swan Song. Thomas G. Hendren (University of Florida)
  2. Corinna dubitans: How the Rhetoric of Seduction Becomes the Rhetoric of Failure in Amores 1. Caroline A. Perkins (Marshall University)
  3. Time Management in the Medicamina Faciei Femineae. Corinne E. Shirley (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  4. The Unreality of Mrs. Naso. Sanjaya Thakur (University of Michigan)
  5. Maximian: An Elegiac Successor of Ovid. Ian D. Fielding (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

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

Section E


The Nature of Horror in Classical Antiquity

Edmund P. Cueva (Xavier University), organizer

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  1. The Nature of Horror and Modern Theorists. Edmund P. Cueva (Xavier University)
  2. Horace’s Epode 5 and Modern Horror Theories. Shannon N. Byrne (Xavier University)
  3. The Emperor of Nightmares: Suetonius’ Life of Nero as Horror Fiction. Christopher Nappa (University of Minnesota)
  4. Horror in the Ancient Greek Novel: A Brief Review. Nadia Scippacercola (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II")
  5. Ancient Horror in The Dark Knight. Jarrod W. Lux (Conner High School (KY))
  6. Response. Debbie Felton (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

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

Section F

Ancient Philosophy 2

Brent M. Froberg (Baylor University), presiding

  1. "By Hera" in Xenophon. David M. Johnson (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
  2. Soul, Intellect, and Biology in Aristotle's De Generatione Animalium. John F. Finamore (University of Iowa)
  3. Metrodorus, Chrysippus, and the Birth of Athena. David D. Leitao (San Francisco State University)
  4. Seneca on Stoic Walking. Timothy M. O’Sullivan (Trinity University)

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