Thursday, March 25, 2010

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7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration (Great Hall D)

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Book Display (Great Hall D)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Great Hall E)

Section 1.A


Jon S. Bruss (University of Kansas), presiding

  1. The Epitaphs of non-Greek Foreigners in Athens. Dina S. Guth (University of Michigan)
  2. RENT! and Diplomacy in Fifth Century Crete: A New Reading of IC IV.80. Stephanie P. Craven (University of Texas, Austin)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Room 16)

Section 1.B

Archaeology I

Vassiliki Panoussi (College of William and Mary), presiding

  1. Public Commemoration in the Roman World: The Summi Viri of the Forum of Augustus. Josephine Shaya (College of Wooster)
  2. Changing Viewpoints in the House of the Vettii Peristyle. Summer R. Trentin (University of Iowa)
  3. Social Access in Two Pompeian Houses (VIII 2, 14-16 and VIII 2, 34). Alexis M. Christensen (University of Utah )
  4. The Aesthetics of Pompeian Electoral Inscriptions: Questions and Hypotheses. Jeremy S. Hartnett (Wabash College) and Rebecca R. Benefiel (Washington and Lee University)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Room 17)

Section 1.C


S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota), presiding

  1. The Gods as Gags: Aristophanic Irony and Oaths in the Clouds. Israel F. McMullin (University of New Mexico)
  2. Sophocles' Valedictory Oedipus and the Birds of Aristophanes. Victor Castellani (University of Denver)
  3. Literary and Political Criticism in Aristophanes' Frogs. Mary H. Orwig (Washington University in Saint Louis )
  4. Lysistrata or Diallagai” and the post-Sicilian Crisis. Edwin Carawan (Missouri State University)
  5. Gynecological Recipes in the Ecclesiazusae. Thomas M. Cirillo (University of Southern California)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Room 18)

Section 1.D

Cicero I

Christopher P. Craig (University of Tennessee), presiding

  1. At the Center of the Republic: Learning from Cicero's Other Rector Rei Publicae. Andrew Willey (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
  2. Cicero's Commitment to Stoic Ratio in De Natura Deorum 3.95. David C. Noe (Calvin College)
  3. Transtemporal otium in Cicero's Dialogues. Daniel P. Hanchey (Baylor University)
  4. Pleasurable Annals? Another Look at Cicero, Leg. 1.6. John Marincola (Florida State University)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Room 19)

Section 1.E

Ovid I

Thomas J. Sienkewicz (Monmouth College), presiding

  1. Taking Back What's Ours: Ovid's Protest Against Augustan Reforms. Nicole Daniel (Brock University)
  2. The Metamorphosis of Callimachus: Poetic Program(s) in Met. 5.250-678. Christine E. Lechelt (University of Minnesota)
  3. The Bucolic Heroine: Conforming the Complexity of Oenone in Heroides V. Justin S. Dwyer (University of Arizona)
  4. Hypermestra, Io, and Dual Identities in Heroides 14. Erika J. Nesholm (College of William and Mary)
  5. Victa iacet pietas: The Transformation of Pietas in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Meredith D. Prince (Auburn University)

8:15-9:45 a.m. First Paper Session (Room 20)

Section 1.F

Petronius and Apuleius

Christopher J. Nappa (University of Minnesota), presiding

  1. Life and Death in the Cena Trimalchionis. Jeannie T. Nguyen (University of Wisconsin, Madison )
  2. Trimalchio as Cultural Theorist: The Semiotics of Ambition in the Cena Trimalchionis. Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr. (University of New Mexico)
  3. Channeling Plato: Light, Vision, and Intermediacy in Apuleius' Demonology. Samuel O. Flores (Ohio State University)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Great Hall E)

Section 2.A

Film and Dramatic Performance

Thomas Kohn (Wayne State University), presiding

  1. Helen's Gaze: Cacoyannis' Complex Portrayal of Helen in his 1971 Film, The Trojan Women. Bella Vivante (University of Arizona)
  2. The “Value of Knowing Greek” in Shaw's Major Barbara on Stage and Screen. Holly M. Sypniewski (Millsaps College)
  3. The Deification of Homer in Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt. Yasuko Taoka (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
  4. A Jury of Furies: Twelve Angry Men and the Eumenides. Marianthe Colakis (Townsend Harris High School)
  5. Eastwood's Unforgiven as a Reading of the Odyssey. Samuel J. Huskey (University of Oklahoma)
  6. No Meaning Whatsoever: Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona and Euripides' Bacchae. Jeffrey T. Winkle (Calvin College)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Room 16)

Section 2.B

Athenian Art and Archaeology

Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia), presiding

  1. Working at Democracy in Classical Athens. Rob Sobak (Bowdoin College)
  2. Pandora and the Decorative Program of the Parthenon. Niki H. Kantzios (University of South Florida)
  3. Adorning the Bride: Dress, Gender, and Ritual on Athenian Vases. Renee M. Gondek (University of Virginia)
  4. Rising from the Earth: The Theme of Autochthony On the Base of the Athena Parthenos. Dimitra Tsalpouris (Brock University)
  5. The Eyes Have It: Female Desire on Attic Greek Vases. Margaret M. Toscano (University of Utah)
  6. Rethinking the Hetaira-only Drinking Party in Attic Vase Painting. Allison Glazebrook (Brock University)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Room 17)

Section 2.C


John H. Starks, Jr. (Binghamton University, State University of New York ), presiding

  1. Two Ways of Assessing Vergil: The Tensions of Catalepton 15. David K. Oosterhuis (University of St. Thomas)
  2. Reading the “Roman” Song Fragments in Virgil Eclogue 9. Raymond Kania (University of Chicago)
  3. Prayer Language in Vergil's Representations of Ritual. Amanda J. Sherpe (University of Colorado)
  4. Matter out of Place: Fama, Excess, and Dirt in Aeneid 6. Antonia Syson (Purdue University)
  5. Vergil's Aeneid as Gift in Augustine's Confessions. Rocki Wentzel (Augustana College)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Room 18)

Section 2.D

Catullus and Neoteric Poetry

Robert W. Ulery, Jr. (Wake Forest University), presiding

  1. To Whom Am I Dedicating My New Little Talk? To Catullus and Nepos. Rex Stem (University of California, Davis)
  2. The Sparrow's Mistress: Form and Meaning in Catullus 2. N. Christine Marquis (University of Minnesota)
  3. The Sparrow's Death at Troy: A Metapoetic Reading of Catullus 65. Maxwell Teitel-Paule (Ohio State University)
  4. Speaking stone in Catullus 55. Molly Pasco-Pranger (University of Mississippi)
  5. Ill-conceived Excision in J.M. Trappes-Lomax's New Edition of Catullus. Helena Dettmer (University of Iowa)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Room 19)

Section 2.E

Sophocles and Greek Drama

Victor Castellani (University of Denver), presiding

  1. Hubristic Violence and the Categorization of Shame. David D. Phillips (University of California, Los Angeles)
  2. Jocasta the What?. Robin N. Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University)
  3. The Private Life of the Sphinx. Richard Threadgall (University of Virginia)
  4. Sophocles' Stagecraft: Some Insights from the Fragmentary Plays. Carolin Hahnemann (Kenyon College)

10 a.m.-noon Second Paper Session (Room 20)

Section 2.F

Reception Studies I

David L. Sigsbee (University of Memphis), presiding

  1. Mueller's Philoktet: “The Artist as Critic”. Steve Heiny (Earlham College)
  2. Brit Hadden's Iliad and the Legend of Time Style. John V. Carlevale (Berea College)
  3. Acoetes Rendered: Ovid in Pound's Cantos. Morgan Grey (University of Missouri)
  4. From the mouths of “babes”: Multivocalism in Atwood's the Penelopiad. Lorina N. Quartarone (University of St. Thomas)

Noon-1:00 p.m. Luncheon Meeting for CAMWS Committees (Room 14)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Third Paper Session (Great Hall E)

Section 3.A

Archaeology II

Glenn R. Storey (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. Minoans and Mycenaeans at da-*22-to. Dygo Tosa (University of Texas, Austin)
  2. Herodotus and the “True Cretans”: A Fresh Look. William C. West (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  3. The House of Tiles at Lerna: Evidence for Early Bronze Age social complexity reexamined. Amy S. Plopper (University of Arizona)
  4. The Earliest Evidence for the Festival of Aias on Salamis. Thomas R. Henderson II (Florida State University)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Third Paper Session (Room 16)

Section 3.B

Roman History I

Steve B. Heiny (Earlham College), presiding

  1. A Closer Investigation of the Expulsion Law of M. Junius Pennus, 126 BCE. Seth L. Kendall (Georgia Gwinnett College)
  2. Roman Military Wives: The Epigraphic Evidence. Elizabeth M. Greene (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  3. Whose Momma? Julia Domna as Mater Castrorum in Imperial Ideology. Julie Langford (University of South Florida)
  4. Is That a Temple or Are You Just Happy to See Me? Imperial Rivalries within the koinon of Asia. Anne V. Leon (University of Kansas)
  5. Fear in De Bello Gallico. Jessica Stephens (University of Michigan)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Third Paper Session (Room 17)

Section 3.C

Reception Studies II

Holly M. Sypniewski (Millsaps College), presiding

  1. Auctoritas and Thaumasia: Authority and the Genre of Paradoxography. Julia C. Hernández (University of Georgia, Athens)
  2. Chapman's Iliad and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. Bruce Louden (University of Texas, El Paso)
  3. The Catonian Moment: 18th Century Classical Icons and the American “Millennial Generation”. Barbara E. Lawatsch Melton (Emory University)
  4. You in Greek Days: Oscar Wilde, Lord Alfred Douglas, and the Hellenic Ideal. Jeremy D. Duncan (University of North Carolina, Asheville)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Third Paper Session (Room 18)

Section 3.D

Greek Novel and Narrative

James Tatum (Dartmouth College), presiding

  1. Narrative and Social Space in Heliodorus' Aethiopica. Erika Weiberg (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  2. Opsis and Eros: platonic Love in the Ancient Novel. John F. Makowski (Loyola University, Chicago)
  3. Hellenistic Magic in the Argonautica. Amanda Regan (Pennsylvania State University)
  4. Reversing Meaning: Making Metaphor Reality in Lucian's True Histories. Jason L. Banta (Texas Tech University)
  5. Jesus, Paul, and Pagan Imposters: Narrative Imitation in the Roman Empire. Kyle Harper (University of Oklahoma)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Third Paper Session (Room 19)

Section 3.E

Greek Literature and Its Interpretation

Rebecca R. Benefiel (Washington & Lee University), presiding

  1. A Horse is a Horse? Pursuing Plato in Aeneas Tacticus 31.15. Niall W. Slater (Emory University)
  2. One Ring to Rule Them All: Quintus of Smyrna, Cyclic Poetry, and Imperial Greek Aesthetics. Vincent Tomasso (Stanford University)
  3. The Power of a Persona: Stifling Speech in Archaic Epic. Jennifer S. Starkey (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  4. Love Poets in Fragments: Portrayals of erotic torment in Catullus 76, Sappho fr. 1, Theocritus Idyll 30. Michelle L. Andrews (Princeton University)

1:15-3:15 p.m. Third Paper Session (Room 20)

Section 3.F

SORGLL Workshop

Mark R. Miner (Poet-at-large), organizer

  1. The Aristophanic Parabasis: a workshop on creating the persona and working the meter for γέλοια. Mark R. Miner (Poet-at-large). Come prepared to learn how to ham it up (in Greek!) as the gallery of decrepit poets from Knights 507-550: Magnes, Crates, and Cratinus.

3:30-5:30 p.m. Fourth Paper Session (Great Hall E)

Section 4.A

Classical Studies and Reception

John Carlevale (Berea College), presiding

  1. Lesbians and lesbians in the Garden of Sappho. Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
  2. Orpheus as Pie-Maker: A Classical Conundrum in American Pop Culture. Christopher R. Haney (Brigham Young University)
  3. Shield of Achilles, Armor of Pemou: Greek influence in Late Egyptian Literature?. Justin Mansfield (University of Chicago)
  4. Alexander, Alexandrian cosmopolitanism, and Youssef Chahine's Alexandria Again and Forever. Carol J. King (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College)
  5. From Dust to Dawn: The Discovery of the Laocoön and the Emergence of the Italian High Renaissance. Jessica R. Wells (University of New Mexico)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Fourth Paper Session (Room 16)

Section 4.B

Greek Art and Archaeology

William C. West (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), presiding

  1. Implementation of Wheel-Made Pottery in the Aegean. Genevieve Milonas (University of Arizona)
  2. The Gift Outright: Land Use and Resource Acquisition at Late Bronze Age Mycenae. Lynne A. Kvapil (University of Cincinnati)
  3. Odysseus at Ancient Corinth. Aileen Ajootian (University of Mississippi)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Fourth Paper Session (Room 17)

Section 4.C

Tibullus and Propertius

Stacie Raucci (Union College), presiding

  1. Ignotis… Terris: Center and Periphery in Tibullus 1. Micah Y. Myers (Indiana University)
  2. Propertius, Elegy, and Epic: Redefining Roman Masculinity. Rachel Steiner (Texas Tech University)
  3. Propertian Sado-Masochism in Augustan Rome and Today: Salvaging Power. Rachel A. Branch (Texas Tech University)
  4. Man's Talk about Woman's Lust in the Age of Augustus: The Immoral Politics of Domination in Propertius 3.19. Barbara P. Weinlich (Texas Tech University)
  5. Elegy in a Pastoral Landscape: Propertius 1.18 and Theocritus 2. David Driscoll (University of Georgia)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Fourth Paper Session (Room 18)

Section 4.D


Herbert W. Benario (Emory University), presiding

  1. Greater than the Great: Germanicus and Alexander in Tacitus. Abram Ring (Franklin and Marshall College)
  2. “Anomalous” Year-beginnings in the Neronian Books of Tacitus' Annals. Salvador Bartera (University of Tennessee)
  3. Tacitus' Evil Geniuses: Imperial Advisors in the Annales. Caitlin A. Corbett (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  4. Rome on Stage: Genre-Bending in Tacitus' Annales. Joseph R. O'Neill (University of Southern California)
  5. Authorize and Repeat; Authorize and Repetition: Dialogus and Difference. Alex Dressler (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Fourth Paper Session (Room 19)

Section 4.E

Cicero II

John C. Gruber-Miller (Cornell College), presiding

  1. Constructing Authority in Cicero's Aratea. Matthew Semanoff (University of Montana)
  2. Cicero and the Memory of the Gracchi. Seth Boutin (University of Florida)
  3. A Bibliophile's Dilemma: Cicero's Early Correspondence with Atticus. Zachary L. Fischer (University of Colorado)
  4. Pain and Persuasion in Cicero's Speech for Sestius. Christopher P. Craig (University of Tennessee)
  5. Cicero on M. Cornelius Cethegus and Ennian Historiography: Brutus 57–60 and the Afterlife of the Annales. Jackie H. Elliott (University of Colorado, Boulder)

3:30-5:30 p.m. Fourth Paper Session (Room 20)

Section 4.F

Greek Poetry I

Robin N. Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University), presiding

  1. Memory's Catalyst: Nature in Sappho's Poetry. Jennifer L. Folkerth (Grand Valley State University)
  2. Memory and Forgetfulness in Alcaeus. Ippokratis Kantzios (University of South Florida)
  3. Landscape and Monument as Rhetorical Phenomena in Pindar's Olympian 1. Christopher C. Eckerman (University of Oregon)
  4. Pylades and Orestes in Pindar's Eleventh Pythian: The Uses of Friendship. Thomas K. Hubbard (University of Texas)
  5. Factions and Fractures: The Poetics of Stasis in the Theognidea. Nicholas Boterf (Stanford University)
  6. Simonides and Greek tragedy. Michael Shaw (University of Kansas)

5:30-6:00 p.m. CAMWS Southern Section (Room 21)

6:00-6:30 p.m. Vergilian Society Meeting (Room 21)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Happy Hour for Graduate Students (Room 14)

6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception in Honor of CAMWS Donors (Room 15)

6:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner Meeting of CAMWS Vice-Presidents (Great Hall B)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Great Hall E)

Section 5.A

Archaeology III

Allison M. Glazebrook (Brock University), presiding

  1. Security in the Greek House. Barbara Tsakirgis (Vanderbilt University)
  2. The Aristocratic Household in Late Classical Athens. Ariel Loftus (Wichita State University)
  3. The Effect of Natural Resources on the Development of the Athenian Empire in the 5th-Century BCE: A Case Study of Athens and Thasos. James E. Artz (State University of New York, Buffalo)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Room 16)

Section 5.B

Greek Poetry II

Carolin Hahnemann (Kenyon College), presiding

  1. From Olympus to Cyrene: Homeric Prologues in Callimachus' Second Hymn: Germanicus, Aratea 13. Keyne Cheshire (Davidson College)
  2. Theocritus' Name Game. Jeffrey M. Hunt (Baylor University)
  3. Allusion and Interpretation in Aratus, Phaenomena 41-2. Andrew Foster (Fordham University)
  4. Female characterization in Parthenius' Erotika Pathemata. Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College)
  5. Oedipus' Eye: Caretakers of the Disabled in Ancient Greece. Clearblue S. Jackson (University of Arizona)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Room 17)

Section 5.C


Helena Dettmer (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. A farewell to love and elegy in Horace Ode 4.13. Erika Zimmermann Damer (Elon University)
  2. Sexual Asymmetry: Roman Ideals and Lyric Inevitability in Horace's C. 3.11-16. Elizabeth H. Sutherland (University of Tennessee)
  3. Literary Captation: Authorial Anxiety in Horace, Serm. 2.5 Heather Woods (University of Minnesota)
  4. Presence and the Future Tense in Horace's Odes. Daniel T. Barber (University of Virginia)
  5. Epic and Epinician in Horace's Odes 3.3. Kenneth M. Draper (Indiana University)

8:00-10:00 p.m. Fifth Paper Session (Room 18)

Section 5.D

GSIC Panel

Beyond Studying and Teaching: Becoming a Professional Classicist

Sharada Price (University of Iowa), organizer

Click here for the panel abstracts.

  1. Departmental Citizenship. John Miller (University of Virginia)
  2. Marketing Your Degree in Classics: Expanding Your Students' Horizons. Thomas J. Sienkewicz (Monmouth College)
  3. Second Language Acquisition and Classical Languages Carin M. Green (University of Iowa)
  4. Grant Protocols. Eleanor W. Leach (Indiana University)
  5. The Scholarly Writer. Ellen A. Bauerle (University of Michigan)

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