Thursday, April 2, 2009

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7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration (Registration Area)

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Display (Ballroom 3)

8:15-9:45 a.m First Paper Session (Excelsior Bay)

Section A

Greek History

Timothy Howe (St. Olaf College), presiding

  1. Individual Philia as a Source of Athenian Demagogues' Power. Robert H Simmons (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
  2. The Trial of Orontas: Anabasis. Arthur P. Keaveney (University of Kent)
  3. Clarifying the Role of Women at symposion and deipnon. Laurie A. Kilker (Ohio State University)
  4. Menopause in the Ancient Greek World. Kristen M. Gentile (Ohio State University)
  5. Civic Honors for Young Girls in Hellenistic Greece. Ariel Loftus (Wichita State University)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Lake Nokomis)

Section B


Georgia Irby-Massie (College of William and Mary), presiding

  1. Remembrance of Wars Past: The Trojan War and the Fall of the Heike in Greek Tragedy and Noh Drama. Gary Mathews (University of North Carolina School of the Arts)
  2. Beyond Aristotle: Webs of Emotions in Aeschylus' Suppliants. Claudia Zatta (Wabash College)
  3. The Hiketides' Closing Song: One Chorus Divided. Paul Bednarowski (University of Texas, Austin)
  4. Becoming the Masculine Ideal: Women Acting as Hero in Greek Tragedy. Michelle Myers (Eckerd College)
  5. Reading κών, οκ κών, and έκων in Aeschylus. Stephen C. Fineberg (Knox College)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Spring Park Bay)

Section C

Roman Historians

Jonathan Zarecki (University of North Carolina, Greenboro), presiding

  1. Gallic Ethnography in Context from Caesar to Tacitus. Ann M. Morgan (University of Texas)
  2. Constructing Empire: Julius Caesar and the Ethnography of Northern Peoples. Bradley G. Potter (Pontifical College Josephinum)
  3. Caesar Chrematopoios. Neil A. Coffee (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  4. A Sum Greater Than Its Parts: The Republic in Sallust's Monographs. Paul A. Montgomery (Samford University)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Lake Calhoun)

Section D

Aeneid 1

Keely Lake (Wayland Academy), presiding

  1. The Connotation of Flight in Virgil's Aeneid. Harry R. Smith (Baylor University)
  2. non tam praecipites ruunt currus: The Boat Race of Aeneas. Thomas D. Kohn (Wayne State University)
  3. Dido and the Serpent of Aeneid V.84-9. Barbara A. Blythe (Brown University)
  4. "Shades" of Sappho: Melic Allusion in Aeneid 450-47. Alexander E. Hall (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

8:15-9:45 a.m First Paper Session (Wayzata Bay)

Section E


Petronius: Author, Identities, Reception

Marsha B. McCoy (Southern Methodist University), organizer

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  1. The Petronian Question within a Neronian Context. Stephen M. Bay (Brigham Young University)
  2. The Cult of Priapus and Queer Identities in Petronius’ Satyrica. Marsha B. McCoy (Austin College)
  3. His Career as Trimalchio': Petronian Character and Narrative in Fitzgerald's Great American Novel. Niall W. Slater (Emory University)
  4. Petronius and Hunter S. Thompson. Matthew Carter (University of Western Ontario)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Lake Harriet)

Section F

Cicero 1

Shannon Byrne (Xavier University), presiding

  1. Rumors True and False in Cicero's Letters. Doug C. Clapp (Samford University)
  2. Getting Your Way in Cicero's Dialogues. Daniel P. Hanchey (Baylor University)
  3. The Jurists in Cicero's Brutus. Michael deBrauw (North Central College)
  4. The Ethics of Language in Cicero's De Legibus. Joshua C. Davies (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Excelsior Bay)

Section A

Poikila Hellenika

Emily West (College of St. Catherine), presiding

  1. From Shame to Sin: Fictional Prostitutes and Greek Fiction. Kyle Harper (University of Oklahoma)
  2. This Story is Believable: The Rhetoric of Truth in Strabo's Geography. Nicholas J. Gresens (Indiana University)
  3. Why Naupaktos: Endings and Beginnings in Pausanias, Book X. Aaron W. Wenzel (Ohio State University)
  4. Pausanias and the Macedonian Kings: Samples of a Tortured Relationship. Emilia Oddo (University of Cincinnati)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Lake Nokomis)

Section B

Petronius & Apuleius

E. Del Chrol (Marshall University), presiding

  1. Revisiting the City of the Cena Trimalchionis. Marc D. Kleijwegt (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  2. Inscriptions in the Domus Trimalchionis. Teresa R. Ramsby (University of Massachussetts, Amherst)
  3. Declamator Furiosus: Encolpius and Plato's Phaedrus in Petronius' Satyrica. Grant A. Nelsestuen (Trinity University)
  4. The De Deo Socratis: Apuleius' Romanization of Plato and Homer. Anna Peterson (Ohio State University)
  5. A Lucretian Venus: Erotic and Divine Love in Apuleius' Cupid and Psyche. Melinda K. Wolfrom (Boston College)
  6. Intertexts between Catullus' Coma Berenices and Apuleius' Met. 6-9. David C. Wiltshire (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Spring Park Bay)

Section C


Thomas K. Hubbard (University of Texas, Austin), presiding

  1. A Case of Platonic Irony at Laches 191b. Steve A. Maiullo (Ohio State University)
  2. Euripides at Plato's Symposium. Joseph Cummins (Grinnell College)
  3. Alcibiades at the Crossroads: Philosophers, Courtesans and the Contest for a Young Man's Soul. Nicholas C. Rynearson (University of Georgia)
  4. Was Alcibiades a Socratic? Alexander S. Alderman (Pacific Lutheran University)
  5. Pig City Lost. Jim Hamm (University of Minnesota)
  6. Shifting Allegiances in Plato’s Republic. Laura A. Ward (Duke University)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Lake Calhoun)

Section D


John F. Miller (University of Virginia), presiding

  1. A new look at Epodes 8 and 12: Horatian iambics and poetic consciousness. Erika E. Zimmermann-Damer (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  2. Old Hags and a Narrative Snag: Horace's Persona in the Epodes. Donald E. Lavigne (Texas Tech University)
  3. Horace the ruris amator in Epistles. Stephanie A. McCarter (University of the South)
  4. Horace Ode 11: White Thoughts on a Winter Day. Jenny Strauss Clay (University of Virginia)
  5. Building A Temple: Horace, Vergil and the Aedes Herculis Musarum. Eric W. Fanning (University of Minnesota)
  6. Apollo's Dictation: Odes 15 and the Augustan Recusatio. Shonda Tohm (University of Michigan)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Wayzata Bay)

Section E


On Plautine 'Change: Dealing with the Mercator

Niall W. Slater (Emory University), organizer

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  1. Trafficking Pasicompsa: A Courtesan’s Travels and Travails in Plautus’ Mercator. Sharon L. James (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  2. A Musical Merchant: The Cantica of Mercator. Timothy J. Moore (University of Texas)
  3. What the Cook Knew: The Cocus in Plautus’ Mercator. J. Mira Seo (University of Michigan)
  4. Syra and Stereotyping of Syrian Slaves in Plautus’ Mercator. John H. Starks, Jr. (SUNY, Binghamton)
  5. Mercator Paratragoedans: Plautus Rewrites Teucer’s Exile. Antony Augoustakis (Baylor University)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Lake Harriet)

Section F


Seán Easton (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. The Intrusive Trope: Apostrophe in Lucan. Paolo Asso (University of Michigan)
  2. Lucan: Historical Repo Man. Jennifer E. Thomas (Grinnell College)
  3. Death of the Republic: Caieta's Tomb in Lucan's Bellum Civile. Brent A. Harper (University of Washington)
  4. Catullus 64 and Lucan's Pharsalia. Ethan T. Adams (Loyola Marymount Univeristy)
  5. Caesar and Cato in the Footsteps of Aeneas. Emily E. Batinski (Louisiana State University)
  6. Noscendi Nilum Cupido: the Nile in Lucan’s Bellum Civile. Eleni C. Manolaraki (University of South Florida)

Noon-1:00 p.m. Boxed Luncheon Meeting for CAMWS Committees (Pine/Cedar Lake)

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

Section A

Reception Studies 1

 William K. Freiert (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. The Performance of the Artist in Homer's Iliad. Lauren E. Crampton (Bryn Mawr College)
  2. Franco Rossi's Odissea: The Greatest Screen Adaptation of Homer. Martin M. Winkler (George Mason University)
  3. Goethe's Homeric Hymn to Dorothea. Amy E. Vail (Baylor University)
  4. Appropriating an Ancient Hero: Gide's Philoctète. Steve B. Heiny (Earlham College)
  5. Pasolini's Medea: A Twentieth Century Tragedy. Susan O. Shapiro (Utah State University)

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

Section B

Virgil, Eclogues

Samuel J. Huskey (University of Oklahoma), presiding

  1. In Defense of Thyrsis: The Importance of the Poetic Loser in Vergil's Eclogues. Kathleen R. Burt (Marquette University)
  2. Caelata fagina pocula: Irony in Virgil's Pastoral Ekphrasis. Holly L. Murphy (Baylor University)
  3. Motion and Time in Virgil's Fourth Eclogue. Anna M. Sitz (Baylor University)
  4. Errabunda Vestigia: The Traces of Catullus in Virgil's Eclogue. Ashley A. Crooks (Baylor University)
  5. The Sky is Falling: Seneca’s Thyestes and Virgil’s Eclogues. Christopher V. Trinacty (Amherst College)

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

Section C


From Purple to Perfume: New Studies Concerning Crete

Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University), organizer

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  1. Riding the Wind Leuconotus: An Investigation of Creto-Cyrenean Trade. Andrew J. Koh (University of California, Los Angeles)
  2. Sweet History: The Importance of Honey in the Ancient Mediterranean and Its Role in the Cretan Economy. Jennifer L. Meyer (Wayne State University)
  3. Looking Through the Purple Haze: Investigating Royal Purple Dye Production in Crete. Thomas C. Harwood (Wayne State University)
  4. A Brief Look at the History of Cretan Cypress. Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University)

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

Section D

Iliad 1

Steve Reece (St. Olaf College), presiding

  1. Feel the Wrath of Their Anger: Aristoxenus' Proem to the Iliad and the Rhetoric of Anger. Vincent E. Tomasso (Stanford University)
  2. Reconsideration of the Homeric Seer. Kenneth Yu (Boston University)
  3. Speech-Act Theory and the Diapeira of Iliad. Joel P. Christensen (University of Texas, San Antonio)
  4. Brothers in the Night: Agamemnon and Menelaus in Book 10 of the Iliad. Benjamin G. Sammons (Independent Scholar)

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

Section E

Herodotus 1

Andrew Wolpert (University of Florida ), presiding

  1. Oracles and the composition of Book 1 of Herodotus’ Histories. Ryan C. Fowler (Grinnell College)
  2. Croesus' Tragic Sacrifice. Sophie J. Mills (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
  3. Déjà Vu?: Inversion in Herodotus' Stories of Croesus and Astyages. Kenneth M. Draper (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  4. The Problem of Amphiaraos in Herodotus' Histories. David C. Carlisle (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  5. A Unified Conception of Herodotus' Histories 7.8-18. Christian A. Preus (University of Iowa)

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

Section F


Andrew B. Gallia (University of Minnesota), presiding

  1. The Case of Lucretia: A Linguistic Construction of Absence. Michelle L. Andrews (Princeton University)
  2. There's No Place Like Rome: Non-Roman Space in Livy. Alexandra Kennedy (University of Washington)
  3. Gracchus and the Slave Army: A Subplot in Livy's Third Decade. Stacie Kadleck (Indiana University)
  4. Fabius, Thucydides, and the Lessons of History (Livy 28.413 and 17). Wolfgang Polleichtner (Ruhr Universität)

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

Section A

Iliad 2

Stewart Flory (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. Kindred Spirit: Nestor's Speech and Patroclus' Response. Michael H. Hanel (University of Cincinnati)
  2. The Performance of Early Greek Law. Michael Gagarin (University of Texas, Austin)
  3. Fathers and Sons at the banquet: Iliad 2 487-50. Rebecca M. Muich (University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign)
  4. Suppliant, Guest, and the Power of Zeus in Homeric Epic. Miriam Tworek-Hofstetter (University of Texas, Austin)

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

Section B


Eric Dugdale (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. Phaedra’s Game: Hunting, Sex, and Domestication in Euripides’ Hippolytus. Tracy Jamison Wood (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  2. νω κάτω: spatial metaphor in Euripides' Herakles and the duality of the hero. Emily A. Kratzer (University of California, Los Angeles)
  3. Euripides' Heracleidae and the Cult of Heroes. Barbara A. McCauley (Concordia College)
  4. The Abduction of Persephone and Euripides' Electra. Brian V. Lush (College of Charleston)
  5. Titans on the Panathenaic peplos? A reconsideration of Hec. 470-4 and IT 222. Zoe Stamatopoulou (University of Georgia)
  6. Mimesis, Materiality, and Madness in Euripides' Bacchae. Melissa Y. Mueller (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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

Section C


Non-tenure-stream Positions: the Future of our Profession?

A Panel Sponsored by the Committee for the Promotion of Latin

Kristin O. Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University), organizer

Carin M. Green (University of Iowa), presiding

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  1. Contingent Faculty in Classics: Numbers and Causes. Adam D. Blistein (American Philological Association)
  2. Limited-Term Jobs: a Strategy or a Career? Madeleine M. Henry (Iowa State University)
  3. Moving up the Totem Pole: one person’s account of (finally) landing that tenure-track position. Georgia L. Irby-Massie (College of William and Mary)
  4. Sticking (or not) with a Union: Some Benefits and Limits of Unionization for Classicists in Non-Tenure-Stream Positions. Kristin O. Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  5. Response. Carin M. Green (University of Iowa)

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

Section D

Ovid 1

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

  1. Poet and Princeps Femina: Livia in Ovid's Fasti I. Heather Woods (University of Minnesota)
  2. The Transformation of Adultery: Sexual Infidelity in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Meredith Prince (Auburn University)
  3. The Loss of Speech and its Effect on Identity in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Bartolo A. Natoli (University of Texas, Austin)
  4. Thyesteis mensis: The Missing Cannibalism Episodes in the Metamorphoses. David J. White (Baylor University)
  5. By the Light of the Moon: Medea and Agrarian Magic in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Mariah Smith (University of Kansas)
  6. "Suasit amor facinus": What was she thinking? Notes on scandals in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Garrett. A Jacobsen (Denison University)

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

Section E

Juvenal and Martial

Antony Augoustakis (Baylor University), presiding

  1. Mensura Incognita: Problems of Reception and Interpretation of Juvenal's Ninth Satire. Michael H. Broder (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York)
  2. Gravis Occursu, Taeterrima Vultu: Zoomorphic Imagery and Verbal Humor in Juvenal. Heather Vincent (Eckerd College)
  3. Juvenal's Vowel Movements. Christopher M. Brunelle (St. Olaf College)
  4. Menander in the Admiring Eyes of Epigram. Charles S. Campbell (University of Cincinnati)
  5. Martial's Interpres: latine loqui fas sit. Peter J. Anderson (Grand Valley State University)

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

Section F

Greek Rhetoric

Craig A. Gibson (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. Litigation and Characterization: Manipulating Stereotypes in Dem. 25 (Against Aristogeiton I). Jess L. Miner (College of Charleston)
  2. The Case against Nikomachos and the Amnesty (Lys. 30.7-14). Edwin Carawan (Missouri State University)
  3. Ethical Arguments in Athenian Homicide Courts. Andrew O. Wolpert (University of Florida)
  4. Kin-Killing and the Construction of Kinship in Isaeus 9, On the Estate of Astyphilus. Bradford D. Holmes (University of Southern California)
  5. The Abuse of Religious Ideology in the Orators. Gregory P. Sears (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  6. The class credentials of fist-fights in Aeschin. 135-7. Julia P. Shapiro (University of Michigan)

5:45-6:00 p.m. Business Meeting: CAMWS Southern Section (Lake Harriet)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Happy Hour for Graduate Students (Pine/Cedar Lake)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception for ACM/GLCA/ACS Classicists (Maple Lake)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Vergilian Society Reception (Birch Lake)

6:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner Meeting of CAMWS Vice-Presidents (Deer/Elk Lake)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Excelsior Bay)

Section A

Roman History

Cheryl L. Golden (Newman University), presiding

  1. "Their occurence did not seem unreasonable": A comparative-analytical study of slave wars and peasant rebellions in the Roman world. Adam E. Donaldson (University of Arizona)
  2. A New Look at Roman Indifference Towards Cyprus in the Late Republic. Jonathan P. Zarecki (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
  3. The Status of Rome in Republican Discourse. Kathryn L. Steed (Reed College)
  4. Provincial Attitudes toward the Roman Empire. Kenneth R. Jones (Baylor University)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Spring Park Bay)

Section C

Greek Religion and Law

Carl A. Anderson (Michigan State University), presiding

  1. Magic and Religion: A Semiotic Analysis. Adria R. Haluszka (Ohio State University)
  2. Violent Passions? Nekudaimonesin Greek Erotic Magic. Rebecca A. Sears (University of Michigan)
  3. DTA 87: A view into the "Business of Magic." Jennifer L. Finn (University of Michigan)
  4. Cursing Democracy: The Magic of Binding Spells and Athenian Law Court Procedures. Werner Riess (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  5. Phonos as a Term of Athenian Law: "Homicide" or "Killing," Not "Murder/Manslaughter." David D. Phillips (University of California, Los Angeles)
  6. Religious Practice and Local Identity within Pausanias' Periegesis. Flint Dibble (University of Cincinnati)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Lake Calhoun)

Section D


Preparing to Publish (GSIC panel)

Sharada S. Price (University of Iowa), organizer

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  1. Publishing Journal Articles in Classics: An Editor’s Practical Perspective. S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota)
  2. Publication and You: Thinking Strategically about Publishing. Samuel J. Huskey (University of Oklahoma)
  3. Turning a Seminar Paper or CAMWS Talk into a Publishable Paper. Barbara Weiden Boyd (Bowdoin College)
  4. Dissertation to Book: Entering a Conversation. Basil J. Dufallo (University of Michigan)
  5. After your dissertation: Your five-year publication plan. Craig A. Gibson (University of Iowa)
  6. Response. Bruce Heiden (Ohio State University)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Wayzata Bay)

Section E

Germanicus & Ovid

Mary L. B. Pendergraft (Wake Forest University), presiding

  1. Scitus Aratus: Germanicus, Aratea 13. David P. Kubiak (Wabash College)
  2. Ovid Imagining Flora. John F. Miller (University of Virginia)
  3. Byblis in exemplo est: the Power of Reception in Ovid's Tale of Byblis and Caunus. Ursula Bergstrom (University of Chicago)
  4. Reconsidering Pygmalion. Rachel M. Bruzzone (University of Virginia)
  5. Ovid's Orpheus Revisited. Georgia Sermamoglou (University of Virginia)
  6. Planting the Seeds of Rome: Three Botanical Love Stories from Ovid's Fasti and Metamorphoses. Angeline C. Chiu (University of Vermont)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Round-Table Reading of Vergil’s Aeneid, Book 1 (sponsored by the Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature) Mark R. Miner, presiding (Lake Nokomis)

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