CAMWS 2016 Program

All functions will take place in the Williamsburg Lodge unless otherwise indicated.
Note: Sessions marked with (*) have A/V with sound. Sessions marked with (#) have A/V projection only.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

5:00-8:00 p.m.                    Registration                                                   Virginia Foyer

5:00-8:00 p.m.                    Book Display                                                        Virginia F

5:00-8:30 p.m.                    Executive Committee Meeting                             Allegheny A

8:00-9:00 p.m.                    Consulares Reception                                       Virginia Foyer

9:00-10:30 p.m.                  Antony and Cleopatra (Cines, 1913)                       Virginia BC

                                    with piano accompaniment by James Doering

                                             (Randolph Macon College)

                                    Gregory Daugherty (Randolph Macon College), presider

                                    Sponsored by Randolph-Macon College


Thursday, March 17, 2016

7:00-8:00 a.m.                    Women’s Classical Caucus Breakfast                             Allegheny A

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Registration                                                   Virginia Foyer

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.          Book Display                                                        Virginia F

8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                               Virginia A

Section A: Aristophanes (#)

 Gwen Compton-Engle (John Carroll University), presider

1.  Men, Women, and Cranes: Gender and the Epiphanic Gaze. Niall W. Slater (Emory University)

2.  Aristophanes and the Definition of Dithyramb: Moving Beyond the Circle. Matthew Wellenbach (Wellesley College)

3.  γόνιμος ποιητής: Class and Aristophanes’ Victory in Frogs. Christian Axelgard. (University of Michigan)

4.  The Curious Case of the Intertextual Debt in the FrogsDonna Zuckerberg (The Paideia Institute)

5.  Two-a-day: American Vaudeville and Greek Old ComedyKaren Rosenbecker (Loyola University New Orleans)


8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                               Virginia B

Section B: Cicero’s Speeches (63-56 BCE)

Luca Grillo (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), presider

1.  Conspiracy at the Door: Paraclausithyron in Cicero’s First CatilinarianSarah C. Keith (University of New Mexico)

2.  The “First Triumvirate” at Home and Abroad in Cicero’s Pro Flacco 13-18. Joseph A. DiLuzio (Baylor University)

3.  The Power of Prayer Compels You: Cicero’s Rhetorical Use of Prayer in the Post Reditum ad Populum Speech. Aine McVey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

4.  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Baths: Cicero’s Use of the Senian Baths in the Pro Caelio. Andrew J. Buchheim (University of Missouri, Columbia)

5.  Ex ipsis visceribus causae: The Exordium of Cicero’s De Provinciis Consularibus. Christopher Craig (University of Tennessee)


8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                               Virginia C

Section C: Homer’s Iliad

Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan), presider

1.  Leonine Behavior and Prolepsis in Iliad 3.23-28Brent M. Froberg (Baylor University)

2.  Stentor’s Hyperbolic Voice (Il. 5.784–91)Matthew Horrell (University of Iowa)

3.  Helen’s Death Wish and the Power of the Epic SeaJill K. Simmons (University of Michigan)

4.  Lycaon, Priam, and the Death of PatroclusTimothy S. Heckenlively (Baylor University)

5.  Hector, the Marginal Hero: Performance Theory and the Homeric MonologueLorenzo F. Garcia, Jr. (University of New Mexico)


8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                               Virginia D

Section D: Classical Receptions: 20th Century Literature

Roger T. Macfarlane (Brigham Young University), presider

1.  Thomas Mann’s Lotte in Weimar and the Classics. Herbert W. Benario (Emory University)

2.  “La Sirena”: Lampedusa on Greek Literature and ImmortalitySusan O. Shapiro (Utah State University)

3.  Portrait of a Nude Woman as CleopatraGregory N. Daugherty (Randolph-Macon College)

4.  A Reception of Britain in Tacitus’ Agricola and W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of SaturnBrett Evans (University of Virginia)

5.  Lost in Transmission: Literary Fragmenta in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of LeavesTess Cavagnero (University of Kansas)


 8:15-10:00 a.m.                First Paper Session                                            Piedmont A

Section E: Roman Art and Archaeology (#)

Connie Rodriguez (Loyola University New Orleans), presider

1.  Epicurious about the memento mori?: The Skeleton in Roman Feasting ContextsLauren Alberti (University of Arizona)

2.  Erotic Imagery on Roman Lamps at Gangivecchio: “Come on baby, light my fire.” Christie M. Vogler (University of Iowa) and Elijah C. Fleming (University of Texas at Austin)

3.  Stamping Around in Italy: A New Arretine Stamp from the Villa del VergignoWilliam H. Ramundt (University of Arizona)

4.  The Introduction of the Carved Iris and Pupil to the Portraits of HadrianJoanna Mundy (Emory University)

5.  Horace’s (Other) Sabine Villa: Antiquarianism and Forgery at the Roman Villa of Vacone. Matthew Notarian (Hiram College)


8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                            Piedmont B

Section F: Virgil’s Aeneid and its Reception

Christine G. Perkell (Emory University), presider

1.  The Role of ars in Vergil’s AeneidMelissa Browne (Villanova University)

2.  Rhetoric, Resistance, and the Invention of Italian Identity in Aeneid 7-12Tedd A. Wimperis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

3.  Pseudo-Hera, Pseudo-Aeneas: A Pindaric Intertext in Vergil’s AeneidArum Park (University of Arizona)

4.  Lucretian Coloring in the Death of TurnusMatthew M. Gorey (University of Washington)

5.  Manto into Mantua: Vergil, Statius, and DanteAnna E. Beek (University of Minnesota)


8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                            Piedmont C

Section G: Seneca

Lisl Walsh (Beloit College), presider

1.  Fortuna as Adversary in Seneca’s Ad Lucilium Epistulae MoralesLaura A. Zientek (Brigham Young University)

2.  Both True and False: Senecan ParadoxSam D. McVane (Columbia University)

3.  Digesting Impressions: The Speeches of Attalus and Sotion in Seneca’s 108th Epistle. Scott A. Lepisto (University of Southern California)

4.  Tiresias’ Role as a Poet Within Seneca’s OedipusMaria S. Sarais (University of Missouri, Columbia)

5.  Ecumenical Kingship: A Reading of the Second Ode of Seneca’s Thyestes. Alexander E. Skufca (Florida State University)



8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                                Colony C

Section H: Pindar’s Pythian and Nemean Odes

Geoff Bakewell (Rhodes College), presider

1.  Is Pythian 4 an Epinician? Dennis Alley (Cornell University)

2.  Continuation and Consistency in Pindar’s Eighth Pythian Ode. Keith Penich (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

3.  Reciprocity, Poetry, and Truth in Pindar’s Nemean 5. Peter Moench (University of Virginia)

4.  Commemorative Competition:  Pindar’s Nemean 5Jonathan Reeder (Florida State University)

5.  Genre as Social Power: Pindar’s Nemean 11 and the Skolion TraditionGregory S. Jones (Independent Scholar)


8:15-10:00 a.m.                  First Paper Session                                               Virginia E

Section I: Panel (*)

National Committee for Greek Panel

Tools for Teaching Beginning Greek in a New Era

Wilfred E. Major (Louisiana State University), organizer and presider 

1.  Teaching Greek Accents with One Guiding PrincipleEmily Varto (Dalhousie University)

2.  Teaching Ancient Greek with a Digital Textbook: Some Preliminary ObservationsMichael Laughy (Washington and Lee University)

3.  Testing Tools for Ancient Greek on Digital PlatformsWilfred E. Major (Louisiana State University)

4.  The National Greek Exam and Greek in the Junior Classical LeagueGenerosa A. Sangco Jackson (Oak Hall School)

5.  The 2016 College Greek ExamAlbert T. Watanabe (Louisiana State University)


10:00-10:15 a.m.               Break                                                                 Virginia F

                                                Sponsored by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

                                                Richard LaFleur (University of Georgia) will be signing copies of Ubi Fera Sunt.


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                           Virginia A

Section A: Panel (#)

The Afterlife in Etruria: New Approaches to Funerary Evidence

Molly R. Swetnam-Burland (College of William and Mary), co-organizer and presider

Gretchen E. Meyers (Franklin and Marshall College), co-organizer

1.  Ceremonial Cloth: The Representation of Textiles in Etruscan Funerary ImageryGretchen E. Meyers (Franklin and Marshall College)

2.  From the Battlefield to the Tomb:  An Analysis of Etruscan Warfare as Evidenced by Funerary ContextsAlexander Mazurek (University at Buffalo)

3.  Trade, Value, and Ritual: The Life and Times of a Krater by the Niobid Painter from Perugia. Molly R. Swetnam-Burland (College of William and Mary) and Keely E. Heuer (State University of New York at New Paltz)

4.  Demonic or Divine: Exploring the Role of Vanth in Etruscan ArtKara K. Burns (University of South Alabama)

5.  Crossing Boundaries: A Gendered Reinterpretation of Etruscan DemonsJacqueline K. Ortoleva (Seattle Central College)


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                                Virginia B

Section B: Plato

Zina Giannopoulou (University of California, Irvine), presider

1.  Divination in Plato’s CharmidesChristopher Raymond (Vassar College)

2.  Naming the Art, or the Art of Naming: Techne in Plato’s CratylusMarco Romani Mistretta (Harvard University)

3.  The Father of History in Plato’s Timaeus: Herodotus’ Histories and Critias’ Atlantis ΛόγοςAshley A. Simone (Columbia University)

4.  Kallipolis, Competition, and the “Noble Lie” in Plato’s RepublicGeoff Bakewell (Rhodes College)

5.  Real Pain in a Fictive World: The Metaphysics of Punishment in Plato’s Myth of ErIsaia Crosson (Columbia University)


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                           Virginia C

Section C: Livy and Tacitus

Joseph O’Neill (Arizona State University), presider

1.  Memory, Credibility, and Narrative Value in Ab urbe condita 2Jordan R. Rogers (University of Pennsylvania)

2.  Transalpine transgressiones: The Topography of a Livian Digression (5.33.2-35.3)Kyle Khellaf (Yale University)

3.  Pestilentia and Cultural Innovation in Livy’s Account of Early Roman TheaterHunter H. Gardner (University of South Carolina)

4.  “Cure the disease and kill the patient”: The Role of Doctors in Tacitus’ AnnalsKonstantinos Arampapaslis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

5.  Thrasea Paetus as a Model of Resistance in the AnnalesMichael L. Konieczny (Harvard University)


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                           Virginia D

Section D: Early Greek Poetry

Zoe Stamatopoulou (Pennsylvania State University), presider

1.  The Songs of Gods and MenChristopher Watson (University of Kansas)

2.  Begging PersesRuth S. Scodel (University of Michigan)

3.  A House Divided: Reading the Homeric Hymn to Demeter through Household RolesJason J. Hansen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

4.  Gendered Relations: The Hymn to Aphrodite as a Prelude to Odyssey 5-7Kathryn M. Smith (University of Kansas)

5.  Between Truth and Lies: A Metaliterary Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. Alessandra Migliara (The Graduate Center, CUNY)


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                        Piedmont A

Section E: Pedagogy: Teaching the Classics (#)

Nicoletta Villa-Sella (The Linsly School), presider

1.  Role-Playing, Twitter, and the Roman Republic: Reliving the Post-Punic War Senate in the ClassroomMichael Nerdahl (Bowdoin College)

2.  The Latin Teacher ShortageRonnie Ancona (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY)

3.  Persona versus PersonalityCathy P. Daugherty (Randolph-Macon College)

4.  Pedagogy in Performance: The Life and Works of Lillian B. LawlerTyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia)


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                        Piedmont B

Section F: Virgil’s Georgics and Columella’s De re rustica

Christopher Nappa (The University of Minnesota), presider

1.  Why not Do Science? On Virgil’s Relation to Epicureanism in the GeorgicsKonrad C. Weeda (University of Chicago)

2.  Nicander’s Ioniad Nymphs and the Corycian senex in Vergil’s GeorgicsElla Wallace (Rutgers University)

3.  Vergil’s Baby BeesElizabeth A. Manwell (Kalamazoo College)

4.  Mercibus ut vernis dives Vertumnus abundet: Vertumnus in Columella’s GardenDavid J. White (Baylor University)

5.  Columella’s Poetic Garden CataloguesK. Sara Myers (University of Virginia)



10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                        Piedmont C

Section G: Roman Satire: Horace and Persius

Cathy Keane (Washington University in St. Louis), presider

1.  The Synesthetic Onion in the Satires of Horace and LuciliusAmy Norgard (Truman State University)

2.  Canidia’s Debut: Horace, Satires 1.8Marilyn B. Skinner (University of Arizona)

3.  Horace, Satires 2.2: Epicurean Advice on How to Use Wealth and How to Lose itSergio Yona (Baylor University)

4.  Complete in Himself, Smooth and Rounded: Self-Sufficiency in Horace’s Sermones 2.7. Peter Osorio (Cornell University)

5.  Distance between Philosopher and Satirist: The Ins and Outs of Persius’ Third SatireMarcie Persyn (University of Pennsylvania)


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                          Colony C

Section H: Greek Religion and Mythology

Barbette Spaeth (College of William and Mary), presider

1.  The Prehistory of BomolochiaJohn S. Rundin (University of California, Davis)       

2.  Seers and Cultural Exchange in Archaic GreeceDavid L. Toye (Northeast State Community College)

3.  “My beauty, my virtue, my wealth”: Personal Assertion in Public Religious ContextsDiana Burton (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

4.  The φιλοτιμία of Greek ReligionJon D. Mikalson (University of Virginia)    

5.  The Case of the Second Sickle: Corcyra, Sicily, and the Evolution of the Castration Myth in Ancient Greece and Rome.William S. Duffy (University of Texas at San Antonio)


10:15 a.m.-noon                 Second Paper Session                                           Virginia E

Section I: Imperial Roman History

Walter Stevenson (University of Richmond), presider

1.  The Emperor and his Animals: The Acquisition of Exotic Beasts for Imperial venationes. Nicholas W. Lindberg (University of Virginia)

2.  How to Get Away With Murder: Domitian’s Executions of Vestal VirginsCatherine Schenck (University of Arizona)

3.  Aurelius and Verus: An Imperial FriendshipWilliam L. Scott (University of Florida)           

4.  The Roman Army Riot of 408 and the Execution of Flavius StilichoTaylor Gruman (University of Missouri, Columbia)

5.  The Armenian Causes of Justin II’s Sasanian WarLee E. Patterson (Eastern Illinois University)


12:15-1:30 p.m.                  Committee Lunch                                           Virginia Foyer

12:15-12:45 p.m.               Round Table Discussions

Classics in the First Year                                                                            Virginia A

Organzier: Rocki Wentzel (Augustana University)
Leader: Robert H. Simmons (Monmouth College)

2016 National Latin Exam et Alia                                                                 Virginia B

Leader: Linda S. Montross and Mark Keith (National Latin Exam)


Surviving and Thriving as a Small Classics Program                                      Virginia C

Leaders: Gwen Compton-Engle and Kristen Ehrhardt (John Carroll University)


The One-Room Schoolhouse: Inclusive Learning in the Intermediate Latin Classroom Virginia D

Leaders: Jennifer Gerrish (College of Charleston) and Caitlin Gillespie (Temple University)


Teaching the Aeneid in Translation                                                           Piedmont A

Leader: Philip Walsh (Washington College)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                              Virginia A

Section A: Tragic Women (#)

Mark Padilla (Christopher Newport University), presider

1.  A Tale of Two Seers? Cassandra in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and Euripides’ TroadesJennifer C. Ranck (Independent Scholar)

2.  κεῖμαι δ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἀκταῖς, ἄλλοτ᾽ ἐν πόντου σάλῳ: Exploring Hecuba’s Symbolic Landscape. Daniel W. Turkeltaub (Santa Clara University)

3.  Euripides’ Hecuba as Imperial DramaAngeliki Tzanetou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

4.  The Authority of Aethra in Euripides’ Suppliant WomenLaura K. McClure (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

5.  Ritual Re-enactment or Dramatic Metaphor? Creusa in Euripides’ IonJohn Gibert (University of Colorado Boulder) 


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                              Virginia B

Section B: Lucretius

Hunter Gardner (University of South Carolina), presider

1.  Ecology and Conservation: Oikonomia and Isonomia in the Development of Ecology. Matthew Semanoff (University of Montana)

2.  Lucretius on Reason, Hierarchy, and the Natural OrderAdrienne Hagen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

3.  Lucretian Laughter and Pastoral Pathos in De Rerum Natura, Book 5. Caleb M. X. Dance (Washington and Lee University)

4.  Lucretius’ Mens Animi and Rational/Irrational FearPierce J. Wade (University of Missouri, Columbia)

5.  A Perfect End to the Suffering:  Lucretius’ Plague as the DRN’s Moral ConclusionJohn J.  Moore (Tufts University)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                                       Virginia C

Section C: Cicero and his Reception

Christopher Craig (University of Tennesse), presider

1.  Cicero Gubernator: The Ship of State in Cicero’s LettersRobert K. Morley (University of Iowa)

2.  Age Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Number Except When It Isn’t: Cicero and the Problem of Youth in the PhilippicsJonathan Zarecki (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

3.  Cicero as Schoolmaster: Declamation and the Criticism of Oratory in the Second Philippic. Nathan M. Kish (University of California, Los Angeles)

4.  The Bobbio Scholiast’s Sources for his Commentary on Cicero’s SpeechesJane Crawford (University of Virginia)

5.  A Captive Temptress: Classical Rhetoric in the Early Christian TraditionUrsula M. Poole (Columbia University)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                             Virginia D

Section D: Panel

Quisque suos patimur manis: Intertextuality in Virgil’s Underworld

Julia D. Hejduk (Baylor University), organizer and presider

John F. Miller (University of Virginia), respondent

1.  You will not be Ptolemy: Performing a Callimachean Hymn in Vergil’s Underworld. Brittney Szempruch (Stanford University)

2.  Failed Address: Catullus 101 in the Aeneid. John K. Schafer (Northwestern University)

3.  Mapping the Afterlife: The Reception of Cicero in Aeneid 6. Spencer Cole (University of Minnesota)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                           Piedmont A

Section E: Classica Americana (#)

Vincent Tomasso (University of South Florida), presider

1.  Alcibiades in America: The Colonial Williamsburg Origins of Virginia’s Latin legend. Robert Hill (University of Cambridge, UK)

2.  The Latin Mottoes of the Battle Flags of South CarolinaMichele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University)

3.  The Rebel and the Old Gray Head: Lucan’s Caesar and Whittier’s Barbara Frietchie. Christopher M. McDonough(Sewanee: The University of the South)

4.  The Longest Nostos: Apollo 13, NASA, and the ClassicsClayton A. Schroer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

5.  Nero Impersonators and Elvis ImpersonatorsAnne Duncan (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                           Piedmont B

Section F: Greek Oratory

Andrew Alwine (College of Charleston), presider

1.  The Space of Ritual: Marriage and Social Control in Lysias 1 and [Demosthenes] 59Teresa C. Yates (University of California, Irvine)

2.  Demosthenes the AccountantPeter O’ Connell (University of Georgia)        

3.  Challenges in Athenian Forensic OratoryMichael Gagarin (University of Texas at Austin) 

4.  Silent No More: The Sound of the Voice in 4th Century Attic OratoryChristopher Younger (University of Missouri, Columbia)

5.  Lycurgus’ Against Leocrates: An Attempt at Capital Controls? Andrew Foster (Fordham University)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                            Piedmont C

Section G: Petronius and Apuleius

Max Goldman (Vanderbilt University), presider

1.  Introducing Characters in Petronius’ SatyricaMartha W. Habash (Creighton University)

2.  Tarquinium invenisti: The Characterization of Ascyltos in Petronius’ SatyricaStephen E.  Froedge (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

3.  The Show Must Go On: Role-Play and Disguise in Petronius’ SatyricaEmily Berardi (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

4.  Simplicissima Psyche: Apuleius’ Cupid and Psyche as Hellenistic EpyllionMichelle M. Martinez (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

5.  Diotima and IsisElizabeth Deacon (University of Colorado Boulder)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Third Paper Session                                              Colony C

Section H: Hellenistic Poetry

Anatole Mori (University of Missouri), presider

1.  Ἱὴ παιῆον: The Perception of Divine Time in Callimachus’ Hymn to Apollo. Anke Walter (University of Virginia/University of Rostock)

2.  Demeter and her Youth at the Crossroads of Ptolemaic Politics and ReligionElizabeth Torresson (University of Minnesota)

3.  The Power of the Gaze and Ritualized Song in Theocritus’ Idylls: a Commentary on Female MobilityNaomi Kaloudis (Valparaiso University)

4.  Gorgo and Praxinoa as Natural Philosophers?: An Experimental Reading of Idyll 15. Matthew Chaldekas (University of Southern California)

5.  Tradition and Innovation in the Epigrams of AnyteEllen Greene (University of Oklahoma)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                     Third Paper Session                                             Virginia E

Section I: Archaeology: Bronze Age to Hellenistic (#)

Aileen Ajootian (University of Mississippi), presider

1.  The Economy of Wine Production on Ancient Crete: Consideration of Space, Storage, and DistributionBillie C. Rolla (BASIS)

2.  Mystery Men: A New Approach to the Gold Masks of Grave Circle AMelanie G. Zelikovsky (University of Arizona)

3.  The “Science” of Archaic Pottery Production at CorinthBice Peruzzi (Grand Valley State University) and Amanda S. Reiterman (University of Pennsylvania)

4.  Middle Grounds at Sybaris: Tracing the Indigenous Role in Colonial SettlementAlex Moskowitz (University of Georgia)

5.  A Tomb with a View: Topography and Visual Politics in the Funerary Monuments of Hellenistic KingsKatherine Rice (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


3:15-3:30                              Break                                                                  Virginia F


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                            Virginia A

Section A: Greek Prose (#)

Benjamin McCloskey (Kansas State University), presider

1.  Strabo’s Wandering Sense OrgansHamish Cameron (University of Cincinnati)         

2.  “An ailment with which I will contend”: Diodorus Siculus and the Physicians of Egypt. Katherine D. van Schaik (Harvard University)

3.  Galen in the Library: Texts, Canons, and Literary Criticism at Peri Alupias 13-17Scott J.  DiGiulio (Brown University)

4.  idion kai peritton: the Sybaritic Culinary Patent and Ancient Intellectual PropertyChris Edmonston (University of California, Irvine)

5.  The Strange World of Kosmas IndikopleustesDuane W. Roller (Ohio State University)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                            Virginia B

Section B: Presidential Panel I

New Directions in Flavian Epic

Eleni H. Manolaraki (University of South Florida), organizer

Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), presider

1. Sonic Images in Flavian EpicEleni H. Manolaraki (University of South Florida)

2. Reversal of Fortune: Statius’ Thebaid and Valerius’ ArgonauticaTim Stover (Florida State University)

3. Empowering Sadness: Grief, Gender and Action in Statius’ Thebaid and Virgil’s Aeneid. Helen V. Lovatt (University of Nottingham, UK)

4. Temple Monuments and Literary Memory in Silius’ PunicaAlison M. Keith (University of Toronto)

5. Searching for Ovid at Silius’ CannaeRaymond D. Marks (University of Missouri, Columbia)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                           Virginia C

Section C: Sophocles

Rebecca Kennedy (Denison University), presider

1.  The Presence of Absence: The Persistence of the polis in Sophocles’ TrachiniaeKristin O.  Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University)

2.  Antigone and Ismene: Sisters as Political Agents in Sophocles’ AntigoneMolly C. Mata (University of New Mexico)

3.  The Death of the oikos in the AntigoneJocelyn R. Moore (University of Virginia)     

4.  Manipulative Listening in Sophocles’ ElectraAbigail Akavia (University of Chicago)           

5.  The Poetics of Waiting in Sophocles’ ElectraDavid J. Hetrick (University of Florida)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                           Virginia D

Section D: From the Presocratics to Aristotle

Christopher Raymond (Vassar College), presider

1.  Pythagoras and the Origin of the Name philosophosChristopher Moore (Penn State University)

2.  Archytas on Seeking and Learning: A Textual IssueJean C. De Groot (Catholic University of America)

3.  Empedoclean Effluences or Democritean Films?: A Reference to Democritus in Plato’s PhaedrusRobert E. Hedrick (Valdosta State University)

4.  The Unity of the LoversDavid Crane (Grand Valley State University)          

5.  Wicked Misery According to AristotleAudrey L. Anton (Western Kentucky University)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                        Piedmont A

Section E: Undergraduate Panel I (#)

Anne Groton (St. Olaf College), presider  

1.  Restraining Rage: A Comparison of David and Achilles in 1 Samuel 25 and Iliad 24Samuel T. Hahn (Samford University)

2.  First in Flight:  A Comprehensive Study of Etruscan Winged “Demons”. Marvin Morris (University of California, Berkeley)

3.  Twins and Metatheatre in Plautus’ Amphitryon: A Rejection of New ComedyCynthia C.  Liu (Baylor University)

4.  The Death of Achilles: A Paradox of Value in Ovid’s Metamorphoses 12.612-628Nina Raby (University of New Mexico)

5.  Bookends to Wandering: Claude Lorrain’s Coast View with Aeneas Hunting & Coast View with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl as the Frame of Aeneid 1-6. Gabriel C. Pederson (Baylor University)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                        Piedmont B

Section F: Propertius

Helena Dettmer (University of Iowa), presider

1.  Love’s Madness and its Remedies in PropertiusAndrew Ficklin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

2.  The Elegiac Mysteries: Initiation and katabasis Imagery in Propertius 1.3Dannu Hutwohl (University of New Mexico)

3.  Broken Distichs: Propertius’ Internal Epitaphs and InscriptionsCarina Moss (University of Cincinnati)

4.  Revolting and Refined: The Aesthetic Function of AcanthisMariapia Pietropaolo (University of Missouri, Columbia)

5.  Propertius 4.7, Aeschylus, and the Ghosts of the PastEthan Osten (University of Minnesota)        

6.  Reuse Me. Recycle Me. Reduce Me?: How Propertius Manages his own ReceptionRobert Matera (University of Southern California)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                        Piedmont C

Section G: Latin Prose

Michele Ronnick (Wayne State University), presider

1.  The Competence of Cornelius NeposJohn A. Lobur (University of Mississippi)      

2.  “A Pointless Enthusiasm for Learning Useless Things:” The De Brevitate Vitae on the Value of the PastJonathan Master (Emory University)

3.  The Far-Reaching Skepticism of Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria, Book II. Charles J. McNamara (Columbia University)

4.  Self-Presentation and Agriculture in Plin. Ep. 5.6. James L. Zainaldin (Harvard University)  

5.  Fired or Retired? Reevaluating the End of Suetonius’ CareerMark D. Buzbee (Florida State University)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                            Colony C

Section H: Roman Comedy

George Franko (Hollins University), presider

1.  Soldiers of Misfortune in Plautus. Aaron L. Beek (University of Minnesota)  

2.  Speaking Out: The Speech of Matronae in Plautus and TerenceJessica Wise (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

3.  A Soldier and his Parasite: Roman Reliance on socii milites in Terence’s Eunuchus. Samantha C. Davis (University of New Mexico)

4.  PudorLiberalitas and Amicitia: Family and Community Relations in Terence’s Adelphoe. Clara S. Hardy (Carleton College)

5.  Minds Without Maps: Terence’s Adelphoe and Wayfinding in Mid-Republican RomeSheira Cohen (University of Michigan)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Fourth Paper Session                                           Virginia E

Section I: Roman Archaeology: Empire (#)

Victor Martinez (Arkansas State University), presider

1.  From Wood to Stone: A Study in Forum Petrification at Sarmizegetusa, DaciaShannon M. Ells (University of Arizona)

2.  Gold for Pepper: The Multiple Roles of the Roman Coins in the Ancient Rome-India CommerceSuresh Sethuraman (University of Mary Washington)

3.  A New Perspective on the Imperial Cult: A Survey of Native Interaction with the Cult in the Province of Britain. Zoe Jenkins (University of Michigan)

4.  A Tale of Two Frontiers?: Hadrian’s Wall and the Saxon Shore Forts in the 3rd to 5th centuries A.D. Nathaniel F. Durant (University at Buffalo)

5.  Ivory Examples of Political Manipulation Under the Theodosians. Sarah Dawson (Independent Scholar)


5:30-6:15 p.m.               CPL Happy Hour                                                       Tidewater A

5:30-6:15 p.m.               William and Mary Alumni Happy Hour                       Tidewater A

5:30-6:15 p.m.               Paideia Institute Lingua Latina Hapy Hour                 Tidewater B


6:15-7:45 p.m.                    Vice-Presidents Dinner                                      Tidewater C


6:15-7:45 p.m.                    GSIC Panel                                                    Allegheny AB

Assembling a Teaching Portfolio for the Job Market

Laura C. Takakjy (University of Texas at Austin), organizer and presider

1.  The Basics of Building an Effective Teaching PortfolioBartolo A. Natoli (Randolph-Macon College)

2.  Writing a Reflective Teaching Statement: Six Words to Guide YouSophie Mills (University of North Carolina at Asheville)

3.  Teaching Portfolios for Secondary School PositionsSherwin D. Little (American Classical League)

4.  Things to Know before You Go: Some Unexpected ChallengesJennifer S. Starkey (San Diego State University)


6:15-7:45 p.m.                    Workshop                                                           Virginia E

Vox populo: The Risks and Rewards of Public Scholarship

Donna Zuckerberg (Paideia Institute), organizer and presider

Johanna Hanink (Brown University), presenter

Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Columbia University), presenter

Helen Morales (University of California at Santa Barbara), presenter

Zachary Herz (Columbia University), presenter


8:00-9:15 p.m.               Plenary                                                                      Virginia ABCD

                                           In Comis Veritas: The Visual Language of Ancient Roman Hairstyles

                                    Janet Stephens (Baltimore, Md.), presenter

                                                Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                                                CAMWS President, presider

9:15-11:00 p.m.             Reception                                                      Virginia Foyer

9:45-11:00 p.m.             GSIC Happy Hour                                        Green Leafe Cafe, 765 Scotland St.
                                                                                                            (Meet in Williamsburg Lodge Lobby to walk as a group.)

Friday, March 18, 2016


7:00-8:00 a.m.                    Vergilian Society Breakfast                                 Allegheny B


7:30 a.m.-noon                   Registration                                                   Virginia Foyer


8:00 a.m.-noon                   Book Display                                                        Virginia F


8:00-9:45 a.m.                    Fifth Paper Session                                               Virginia A

Section A: Homer’s Odyssey (#)

Andromache Karanika (University of California, Irvine), presider

1.  The Odyssey’s Economy of Pleasure and the Open-Ended TaleJoel P. Christensen (University of Texas at San Antonio)

2.  Deliberate Polyinterpretability and the Odyssey (2.146-156)Evan Brubaker (Tulane University)

3.  Middles and Prophecy in the OdysseyZina Giannopoulou (University of California, Irvine)

4.  Theoklymenos and the Long Arc of the OdysseyJustin Arft (University of Tennessee)

5.  Odysseus Laertiades: Wood, Gardening, and the Namings of OdysseusRobin Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University)


8:00-9:45 a.m.                    Fifth Paper Session                                                  Virginia B

Section B: Euripides

Peter Burian (Duke University), presider

1.   τῶν δ᾽ ἀδοκήτων πόρον: Surprise and the Function of Euripides’ Prologues. James Geach (University of Arizona)

2.  Changing the Script: Misdirection and the Family in Euripides’ HeraclesErika L. Weiberg  (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

3.  Euboulia on Stage: Deliberative Pivots and the Model Deliberator in Euripides’ IonBrian Hill (Rutgers University)

4.  The Dual Nature of Night in the Iliad and the RhesusJulia Scarborough (Wake Forest University)

5.  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Polyphemus’ Dionysian Exclusion in Euripides’ Cyclops. Christopher L. Gipson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


8:00-9:45 a.m.                    Fifth Paper Session                                              Virginia C

Section C: Horace

Erika Zimmermann Damer (University of Richmond), presider

1.  Horace’s Iambic Prometheus: Odes 1.16, 2.13, and Epodes 17Blanche C. McCune (Baylor University)

2.  Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. That is the QuestionJohn A. Stevens (East Carolina University)

3.  Sounds, Patterns, and Meaning in Horace, Odes 4.7Aaron Palmore (Ohio State University)

4.  Delendane est Karthago? Metrical Wordplay and the Text of Horace, Odes 4.8Gregory R. Mellen (Harvard University)

5.  An Augustan Carmen: The Carmen Saeculare as SoundClaire McGraw (University of Missouri, Columbia)

 8:00-9:45 a.m.                   Fifth Paper Session                                              Virginia D

Section D: Tacitus’ Histories

Osman Umurhan (University of New Mexico), presider

1.  Rome at the Crossroads: Liminal Spaces in Tacitus’ HistoriesAmy M. Yarnell (Indiana University)

2.  The sacramentum and the Inauguration of the Flavian Challenge (Tacitus’ Histories 2.73-81)Nicholas M. Dee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

3.  More than Migration: The Persistent Nomadism of the Jews in Tacitus’ Histories 5.2-13. Gena N. Goodman (University of Kansas)

4.  Moses the False Prophet in Tacitus’ Histories 5Sean Daly (Florida State University)          

5.  Vergilian Resonances in Tacitus’ Jewish ExcursusBenjamin E. Nikota (Université Laval in Quebec City)


8:00-9:45 a.m.                    Fifth Paper Session                                           Piedmont A

Section E: GSIC Workshop (*)

 Grad to Grad: Support for Current and Future Teaching Assistants  

Wesley J. Wood (University of Colorado Boulder), organizer and presider

Stephanie Krause (University of Colorado Boulder), presenter


 8:00-9:45 a.m.                   Fifth Paper Session                                            Piedmont B

Section F: Greek History

Michael Gagarin (University of Texas, Austin), presider

1.  The Egyptian Revolt of Inaros: Redeeming CtesiasEyal Meyer (University of Pennsylvania)           

2.  The Cultural Origins and Significance of the γραφὴ παρανόμων and the γραφὴ νόμον μὴ ἐπιτήδειον θεῖναι. Matthew B. Pincus (University of Virginia)

3.  Drafting Decrees in Late Classical Athens: A Proposal and Some AmendmentsJohn P.  Aldrup-MacDonald (Duke University)

4.  The Scribe on the Stone:  A Network Analysis of Paros’ Entry on the Aristoteles Decree and into the Second Athenian LeagueTom Pappas (Indiana University)

5.  Representative Democracy in Late Classical GreeceAndrew T. Alwine (College of Charleston)


8:00-9:45 a.m.                    Fifth Paper Session                                           Piedmont C

Section G: Panel

Into the Ancient Woods: Metaliterary References in Republican Literature

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

Christopher B. Polt (Boston College), co-organizer and co-presider

1.  The Well-Worn Road: Metapoetics from Ennius to OvidJohn H. Henkel (Georgetown College)

2.  Metatheater, Meretrices, and Life Behind the Scenes in Plautus and TerenceT. H. M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University)

3.  Lucilius and the Satisfaction of saturaJennifer L. Ferriss-Hill (University of Miami)

4.  ποιητὴς ὀλιγοποιός: Animal Song and Metapoetry in Cicero’s PrognosticaChristopher B.  Polt (Boston College)

5.  The Light of Lucretius: A Metapoetic Acrostic  (L-U-C-E) in De Rerum Natura 5.712-15. Leah J. Kronenberg (Rutgers University)


8:00-9:45 a.m.                    Fifth Paper Session                                          Allegheny C

Section H: Pedagogy: Latin (#)

Chris Ann Matteo (Washington Latin Public Charter School), presider

1.  Building Skills through Teaching LatinKeely Lake (Wayland Academy)

2.  Ab ovo usque ad mala: Creating a Latin Hybrid CourseAlison Lanski and Tadeusz Mazurek (University of Notre Dame)

3.  Loci et imagines:  A Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Latin SyntaxElza C. Tiner (Lynchburg College)

4.  What Are We Testing? A Case for Sight-Reading Assessments in the Intermediate Latin ClassroomJennifer LaFleur (University of Virginia)

5.  Educating Global Citizens through the Latin Translation of the Life of Barlaam and Iosaphat. Donka Markus (University of Michigan)


8:00-9:45 a.m.                    Fifth Paper Session                                           Virginia E

Section I: Ovid’s Fasti and Metamorphoses

David Wray (The University of Chicago), presider

1.  The Many Faces of Hercules in Ovid’s FastiTimothy Brannelly (University of Virginia)

2.  Anatomizing the Archetype: Character Conflation in Book Four of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Elizabeth G. Harvey (University of Arizona)

3.  Philomela’s Ungentlemanly CallerJanice Siegel (Hampden-Sydney College)

4.  The Nightingale's Lament and Itys’ Identity in Ovid’s MetamorphosesMichal H. Sagal (Tufts University)

5.  Dirae Parcae:  The Furies and the Fates in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Statius’ Thebaid. Rachael Cullick (University of Minnesota)


8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.          Ascanius Workshop                                           Allegheny A

                                          Kevin Jefferson (University of Colorado, Boulder) 


9:45-10:00 a.m.                  Break                                                                  Virginia F


10:00-11:25 a.m.               Sixth Paper Session                                              Virginia A

Section A: Thucydides (#)

Donald Lateiner (Ohio Wesleyan University), presider

1.  Defining the Athenian ArcheGary R. Waters (University of Georgia)

2.  Political Shorthand: Thucydides’ Metaphorical Use of “Tyranny”. Nicholas Wagner (University of Minnesota)

3.  Competing Masculinities in Thucydides’ HistoryJessica A. Evans (Middlebury College)      

4.  The Homeric ThucydidesRian Sirkus (University of Maryland, College Park)         


10:00-11:25 a.m.               Sixth Paper Session                                              Virginia B

Section B: Valerius Flaccus

Raymond D. Marks (University of Missouri, Columbia), presider

1.  Why is Valerius Flaccus a QuindecimvirJeff Tatum (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

2.  Masking Epic: Bacchic Imagery in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica. Jessica R. Blum (University of California, Irvine)

3.  Quaenam ista lues?: The Theme of Sickness in Valerius Flaccus’ ArgonauticaDarcy A. Krasne (University of Missouri, Columbia)

4.  The Fault was in their Stars: Evil, Forewarning, and the Ekpyrosis in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica. Justin T. Spalding (University of Kentucky)


10:00-11:25 a.m.               Sixth Paper Session                                             Virginia C

Section C: Christianity (#)

Luke Gorton (University of New Mexico), presider

1.  The Negative Use of the Concept of agape (Love) in the New TestamentMarny S. Lemmel (The Pontifical College Josephinum)

2.  Triumphal Imagery in the Acts of Paul and TheclaGavin P. Blasdel (University of Pennsylvania)

3.  Borrowings and Code-Switches in the Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et FelicitatisDaniel Libatique (Boston University)

4.  Dissent in Descent from Mt. Ventoux: Examining Petrarch as Christian AuthorErik Z. D. Ellis (University of Notre Dame)


10:00-11:25 a.m.               Sixth Paper Session                                             Virginia D

Section D: Greek and Latin Language

Trudy Harrington Becker (Virginia Tech University), presider

1.  A Systemic-Functional Analysis of ἐπεί and ἐπειδή in Attic. Doug Fraleigh (University of California, Los Angeles)

2.  Lexical Blends in Greek and Latin Comedic IdiomRyan Seaberg (University of Minnesota)

3.  Echoes of Cicero: A Digital Approach to Augustine’s Presentation of Pauline DictionCaitlin Diddams (University at Buffalo)

4.  Neo-Latin Lexicography in the Digital HumanitiesPatrick M. Owens (Wyoming Catholic College)


10:00-11:25 a.m.               Sixth Paper Session                                          Piedmont A

Section E: Archaeology: Greece and the Mediterranean (#)

Tyler Jo Smith (University of Virginia), presider

1.  Numismatics, Semiotics, and Political Ambitions in Ancient SyracuseRosa Maria Motta (Christopher Newport University)

2.  The Past Among the Present: Roman Architecture at Athens, Delphi, and OlympiaElise M. Poppen (University at Buffalo)

3. Relocating Andromeda: Greek myths in Roman PalestineRobyn Le Blanc (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

4.  On the Road to Reappraisal: The Economic Importance of Land Transport as Evidenced by the Late Roman Ceramics from the Panayia Field, CorinthMark D. Hammond (Independent Scholar)


10:00-11:25 a.m.               Sixth Paper Session                                          Piedmont C

Section F: NCLG Workshop

Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers: A Tirones Project

Mary L. Pendergraft (Wake Forest University), organizer

Keely K. Lake (Wayland Academy), presider

Mary L. Pendergraft (Wake Forest University), presenter

Damian JM. Tremblay (Freedom High School), presenter

Kevin M. Perry (National Cathedral School), presenter

Brent Cavedo (University of Georgia), presenter

Howie Berman (American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages), presenter


10:00-11:25 a.m.                Sixth Paper Session                                         Allegheny C

Section G: Panel (*)

Teaching Vergil's Aeneid at the College Level: Studies and Strategies

Christine L. Albright (University of Georgia), organizer and presider

James J. O’Hara (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), respondent


1.  Quod accidit in spēluncā, in spēluncā manet: Adapting Aeneid 4 for College-Level Introductory LatinVirginia Closs (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

2.  Learning Vergil with Little DataDouglas C. Clapp (Samford University)

3.  Approaching the Aeneid through ArtChristine L. Albright (University of Georgia)

4.  Aeneids in EnglishAntonia Syson (Purdue University)


Please note that all the Friday afternoon

sessions are at the College of William and Mary.

All William and Mary rooms are A/V wired.


11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.        Lunch                                                                 Miller Hall
Compliments of the College of William and Mary

(By advance reservation) 


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Seventh Paper Session                                         Small 110

Section A: Presidential Panel II

Urbs et Orbis: Ancient Rome on the Global Scene (*)

Monica S. Cyrino (University of New Mexico), organizer

Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), presider

1.  “Those Crazy Greeks!”: Federico Fellini’s Reception of Greek Culture in Fellini Satyricon (1969)Vince Tomasso (University of South Florida)

2.  Sympathy for the Roman-Americans? Causae and Controversy in the Aeneid and Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009). Meredith E. Safran (Trinity College)

3.  A Roman in Kyoto: Empire Nostalgia in Takeushi Hideki’s Thermae Romae (2012)Monica S. Cyrino (University of New Mexico)

4.  Upstairs/Downstairs: The Comedy of Social Class in Plebs (2013-) and Peplum (2016). Stacie Raucci (Union College)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                     Seventh Paper Session                                      Morton 342

Section B: Greek Cults (#)

John Oakley (College of William and Mary), presider

1.  The Tonaia and Samian AutochthonyAaron J. Beck-Schachter (Rutgers University)          

2.  The Nomophylakes and the Plynteria ProcessionErin Warford (Hilbert College)

3.  “They Make Themselves Immortal”: Worship of the Great God at the Greek Colony of OdessosTravis Hill (University of Arizona)

4.  The Origins of the Temple Architecture and Cult of Apollo at DidymaKelly Moss (University of Arizona)

5.  How to Restart an Oracle: Politics, Propaganda, and the Oracle of Apollo at Didyma c.305-300 BCEJoshua P. Nudell (University of Missouri, Columbia)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                       Seventh Paper Session                                     Small 111

Section C: Greek Tragedy (#)

Laura McClure (University of Wisconsin-Madison), presider

1.  Aeschylus’ Reception of Homer through the huphasmaMichael C. Sloan (Wake Forest University)

2.  Peitho in the Oresteia: Personified, Manipulated, TransformedAllannah K. Karas (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

3.  Defining Deception: Applying Information Manipulation Theory to SophoclesEmily Jusino (University of Rochester)

4.  Geographic Identity and the Topography of the Citizen in Athenian TragedyRebecca F. Kennedy (Denison University)

5.  Euripides, Orpheus, and the New Music: Mousikē in the Fragments of Hypsipyle and Antiope. Caleb P. Simone (Columbia University)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                     Seventh Paper Session                                       Morton 38

Section D: Imperial Latin Literature (*)

Alison M. Keith (University of Toronto), presider

1.  The Shadow of Victory in Neronian LiteratureMark Thorne (Brigham Young University)

2.  Killing Fields: The Poetics of Ploughing and Civil War in Imperial Latin LiteraturePatrick W. Winterrowd (University of Virginia)

3.  Exemplarity and Productive otium in Statius’ Epistula ad Vitorium Marcellum (Silvae 4.4). Stephen M. Kershner (Austin Peay State University)

4.  Color and Cognition in Imperial RomeDavid Wharton (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

5.  Trajan as Satire in Late AntiquityEric Thienes (Pacific Lutheran University)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                       Seventh Paper Session                                     Morton 39

Section E: Roman History (#)

John Donahue (College of William and Mary), presider

1.  Reassessing Polybius on Naval Power in the First Punic WarBret C. Devereaux (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

2.  Locating the Battle of the River Aous: A New AnalysisJacob Morton (University of Pennsylvania)

3.  Coins as Tools of Conquest in Roman Iberia, 211-55 BCEAlyson M. Roy (University of Washington)

4.  A Galling Problem: The Cultural Identity of Galatians in ScholarshipIan C. Dahl (The University of Arizona)

5.  Watering the Roman Army: Logistics and Imperial Power in the Classical WorldGabriel Moss (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                        Seventh Paper Session                                     Morton 20

Section F: CPL Workshop

Strangers in a Strange Land: Successful Latin in Urban Schools (*)

Barbara P. Weinlich (University of Montana), organizer

Marcie Handler (Covington Latin School), presider

Rev. B.A. Gregg (Cleveland School of Science and Medicine) presenter


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Seventh Paper                                                       Morton 220

Section G: Roman Art and Architecture (#)

Rosa Maria Motta (Christopher Newport University), presider

1.  A New Consideration of Fiesole’s Theater. McKenzie Lewis (Concordia College)

2.  Viewing the Temple of Jupiter in Ancient RomeElizabeth ColantoniDaniel Weiner, and Blair Tinker (University of Rochester)

3. It’s Rough Being Claudius: Rustication in the Templum Divi Claudii. Stephen Czujko (University of Arizona)

4. A (Re)assessment of the Statuary in the Forum of Pompeii. Rebecca Frank (University of Virginia)

5.  Identity Theft: Romano-Celtic Temples. Clare K. Rasmussen (University of Arizona)


1:30-3:15 p.m.                    Seventh Paper Session                                         Morton 40

Section H: Plutarch and Lucian

Ippokratis Kantzios (University of South Florida), presider

1.  Antony as an Ordinary Soldier in Plutarch’s LifeLucas A. Monson (Florida State University)

2.  Books as Plunder? A Reconsideration of Plutarch’s Lucullus 42Thomas Hendrickson (Dartmouth College)

3.  From History to Myth: Plutarch’s Recasting of HerodotusSean Minion (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

4.  Historical (In)consistencies: Lucian’s Literary Persona in How to Write HistoryEvan T.  Waters (University of Virginia)

5.  Nearing Forty: The Platonic Significance of Age in Lucian’s Hermotimus and Double Indictment. Anna Peterson (Pennsylvania State University)

1:30-3:15                             Open Forum for Undergraduates                                            Moroton 340

What to Expect When You are Applying:Q&A Discussion for Undergraduates Interested in Graduate School
Presider: Gregory J. Callaghan, University of Pennsylvania

3:15-3:30 p.m.                         Break                                                                     Miller Hall (Brinkley Commons) and Small Hall foyer

3:30-4:30 p.m.                    Guided Tour of the campus                                        Office of Undergraduate Admission

of the College of William and Mary                                                                                                           

3:30-5:15 p.m.                      Eighth Paper Session                                          Morton 38

Section A: Greek Comedy and its Reception (*)

Ariana Traill (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), presider

1.  Don’t Lay a Finger on my Morsimus: Tragic Fandom in Greek ComedyMatthew C. Farmer (University of Missouri, Columbia)

2.  The Child of Leda and the Conclusion of LysistrataTheodore A. Tarkow (University of Missouri, Columbia)

3.  Relating to Others, Relating to Oneself: Virtue and Intersubjectivity in Menander’s Dyskolos. John E. Esposito (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

4.   To Love or To Marry, That is the QuestionPhillip A. Caprara (Lake Lure Classical Academy)

5.  Gendered Recognitions in Menander’s SikyonioiSerena S. Witzke (Wake Forest University)

6.  Comparing Greek and Roman Manumission in New Comedy: Gender and Citizenship. Tristan K. Husby (The Graduate Center, CUNY)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                         Eighth Paper Session                                     Small 110

Section B: Classical Receptions on Screen (*)

Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico), presider

1.  Baldi’s Oresteia Rides Again: Il Pistolero dell’Ave Maria (1969) as Euripidean Electra. Roger T. Macfarlane (Brigham Young University)

2.  A Dream of Passion: Creating a Modern MedeaFlorencia Foxley (University of Colorado Boulder)

3.  Et in Arcadia CGI: Centaurs in Contemporary CinemaJon Solomon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

4.  Release the Perseus! On Divine and Mythic Violence in Clash of the TitansRicardo Apostol (Case Western Reserve University)

5.  Judging Medea: Reimagining Magic and Murder in Syfy’s OlympusMeredith D. Prince (Auburn University)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Eighth Paper Session                                          Small 111

Section C: Panel (*)

Prophecy and Ethnography: New Light on Herodotus’ Histories

Dustin S. Cranford (University of Maryland, College Park), organizer and presider 

Donald Lateiner (Ohio Wesleyan University), respondent

1.  Artemisia and an Anti-Carian Bias in HerodotusDustin S. Cranford (University of Maryland, College Park)

2.  Homer in Herodotus & Aeschylus: Assimilating the ‘Other’Noah B. Cogan (St. Catherine’s School)

3.  Herodotus’ Characterization of a Divine XerxesJordan F. Slavik (University of Maryland, College Park)

4.  Accept What Is Given: A Reading of Herodotus 8.114Robert S. Santucci (University of Maryland, College Park)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                          Eighth Paper Session                                      Morton 20

Section D: Workshop

Achievement Unlocked: The Twice Exceptional Student
in the Latin Classroom

Ariel S. Baska (W.T. Woodson High School), organizer and presenter

William E. Hutton (College of William and Mary), presider


3:30-5:15 p.m.            Eighth Paper Session                                                  Morton 342

Section E: Epigraphy and Papyrology (*)

Sandra Blakely (Emory University), presider

1.  Reintegrating a Stained Community: A Reevaluation and Historical Contextualization of the Demotionidai Decrees. Gregory J. Callaghan (University of Pennsylvania)

2.  S(ervus): The Epigraphic Development of Slavery in Republican Rome. Wesley J. Wood (University of Colorado Boulder)

3.  Χηνοβοϲκοί, Foie Gras, and the Price of a Good GooseRichard Phillips (Virginia Tech University)

4.  Being Roman, Writing Latin? Consumers of Latin Inscriptions in GreeceRachel McCleery (Florida State University)

5.  Roman Cultural Knowledge in Egypt? The Case of the Greek-Latin Bilingual Papyri. Matthijs H. Wibier (Università di Pavia, Italy)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                      Eighth Paper Session                                          Morton 39

Section F: Roman Social History and Religion (*)

Marsha McCoy (Southern Methodist University), presider

1.  What Was in the Water? An Intensive Look at Components Present in or Added to Roman BathwaterAnne E. Cave (Independent Scholar)

2.  The Emergence of Shopping Streets in Early Imperial Rome. Rhodora G. Vennarucci (University of Arkansas)

3.  The Hands of the Double God: The Statue of Janus Geminus and the Gates of WarJoshua Langseth (Coe College)

4.  Quid vetat Arcadio dictos a monte Lupercos? Imperial Patronage of the Arcadian Lykaia. Kyle W. Mahoney (University of Pennsylvania)

5.  Maria Supplicanda: The Mediatrix and Rome’s Female Social NetworkKrishni Burns (University of Akron)


3:30-5:15 p.m.                    Eighth Paper Session                                              Morton 40

Section G: Pedagogy: Introductory Courses (#)

Liane Houghtalin (University of Mary Washington), presider

1.  Learning from Gaia: Bringing Environmental History into the Classics ClassroomChristina A. Salowey (Hollins University)

2.  JSON and the Argonauts: Using Linked Data to Promote the Study of Classics in Introductory-Level StudentsEmily E. Gering (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

3.  Distant Team-Teaching a First-year Seminar on War and RemembranceCarolin Hahnemann (Kenyon College) and Judson Herrman (Allegheny College)

4.  Rape Glossed as Robbery: Avoiding or Addressing Difficult Topics in Introductory Latin. Daylin Oakes (University of Arizona)

5.  Flipping Latin at Utah State UniversityFrances B. Titchener and Christopher Wilson (Utah State University)



3:30-5:15 p.m.            Eighth Paper Session                                                Morton 220

Section H: Greek Art (#)

Keely E. Heuer (State University of New York at New Paltz), presider

1.  There’s More to Me Than My Bum: Interpreting Both Sides of the Boston SkyphosElizabeth A. Keyser (University of Arizona)

2.  When a (Canine) Gesture Was ExpectedKenneth Kitchell (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

3.  Going to the Dogs with the Amasis PainterJudith M. Thorn (Knox College)

4.  Re-examining Attic Death-in-Childbirth Funerary MonumentsSusan J. Wise (Earlham College)

5.  Hekate at Ancient CorinthAileen Ajootian (University of Mississippi)


6:00-7:00 p.m.                    Cash Bar                                                      Virginia Foyer


7:00-9:30 p.m .              Banquet                                                        Virginia ABCD

                                    Presiding: Monica Cyrino (University of New Mexico)

                                    Welcome: Michael R. Halleran (College of William and Mary), Provost

                                    Response: Alden Smith (Baylor University) CAMWS President Elect

                                    Ovationes: James M. May (Saint Olaf Colle,ge), CAMWS Orator

                                    Address: Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois Urbana-                Champaign) CAMWS President

                                    Title: “Visualizing Epic”


9:30-11:00 p.m.             President's Reception                                        Virginia Foyer

                   Music: Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (MEME),

                   Directed by Anne Rasmussen (College of William and Mary)

Saturday, March 19, 2016


7:30 a.m.-noon                   Registration                                                   Virginia Foyer

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.          Book Display                                                        Virginia F

8:00-9:15 a.m.                    Business Meeting                                                 Virginia AB

9:30-10:55 a.m.                  Ninth Paper Session                                              Virginia A


Section A: CPL Panel (*)

New Trends, New Challenges: Teaching Latin in Secondary School upon Earning an M.A. or Ph.D.

Barbara P. Weinlich (University of Montana), organizer

Sherwin Little (American Classical League), presider

James J. Clauss, (University of Washington), respondent

1.  Doceo, ergo sum: Translating the Skills of the Graduate Student into a Successful Teacher. Brooke Owens (Lake Forest High School)

2.  The Babysitter, the ABD, and the Absent Minded ProfessorThomas E. Strunk (Xavier University)

3.  High School Teaching, A Vocation for Classics Ph.Ds. Peter J. DeRousse (Hinsdale South High School)


9:30-10:55 a.m.                  Ninth Paper Session                                             Virginia B

Section B: Panel

Of Travels, Fish Jokes, and the Roman Forum: Plautus’ Curculio Revisited

Mathias Hanses (Penn State University), co-organizer and co-presider

Emilia A. Barbiero (New York University), co-organizer and co-presider

1.  A Cute Illness in Epidaurus: Morbus hepatiarius and other sick jokes in Plautus’ Curculio. Michael S. Fontaine (Cornell University)

2.  Here and There in Plautus’ CurculioEmilia A. Barbiero (New York University)

3.  Men Among Monuments: Plautus’s Choragus and Roman TopographyMathias Hanses (Pennsylvania State University)


9:30-10:55 a.m.                  Ninth Paper Session                                             Virginia C

Section C: Greek Novel

Stacie Raucci (Union College), presider

1.  Losing Hope as a Cure for Love: The Role of Self Enslavement in the Ancient NovelHolly Maggiore (University of Georgia)

2.  Irresistibly Alluring: Heliodorus’ Nilotic Digression and HerodotusMegan Bowen (University of Virginia)

3.  Religion on the Ground: Lived Religion in Heliodorus’ AethiopicaCarson M. Bay (Florida State University)

4.  Pan and the Pastoral: Redefining Erotic and Generic Paradigms in Daphnis and Chloe. Elizabeth Heintges (Columbia University)


9:30-10:55 a.m.                  Ninth Paper Session                                             Virginia D

Section D: Virgil’s Aeneid

Alden Smith (Baylor University), presider

1.  Imperium sine moenibus: The Rhetoric of Walls in Vergil’s AeneidSophie C. Waters (University of Pennsylvania)

2.  The Helen Episode and the Myth of Scylla: Two Arguments for Vergilian Authorship. Natasha M. Binek (Cornell University)

3.  Blaming Helen: Inconsistency in Aeneid 6 and Odyssey 24Katherine De Boer Simons (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

4.  Enthymeme in Aeneid 6.119-123 and Milton’s Emulation of VirgilDavid J. Bradshaw (Warren Wilson College)



9:30-10:55 a.m.                  Ninth Paper Session                                          Piedmont A

Section E: The Etruscans (#)

Kara K. Burns (University of South Alabama), presider

1.  Redeeming Etruscan Women and Theopompus: Finding Virtue in the Source and Subject. Steven L. Tuck (Miami University)

2.  Games of Chance and Skill: Seeking Meaning in Etruscan PlayStephanie A. Layton-Kim (Catholic University of America)

3.  Walls Around Walls: Domestic Architecture from Late Etruscan Fortified Settlements. Cassidy Phelps (University at Buffalo)


9:30-10:55 a.m.                  Ninth Paper Session                                           Piedmont B

Section F: Panel

Now Trending: Intertextual and Intercultural Approaches

Georgia L. Irby (College of William and Mary), organizer and presider

1.  The Expressive Grammar of Ezekiel 1-2. Rachel Greenfield (College of William and Mary)

2.  Cynthia, sola parentes: the Intertextual Makeup of Propertius 1.11. Harry Samuel Crusemire (College of William and Mary)

3.  Apollo in Love: Pursuing Elegy in his WakeDereck Basinger (College of William and Mary) 

4.  The Role of Melothesia in Ancient Medicine and Its Relation with the Yavana JatakaTejas S. Aralere (College of William and Mary)


9:30-10:55 a.m.                  Ninth Paper Session                                          Piedmont C

Section G: Panel

Rediviva: Reception of the Classical Languages in a Post-Classical Context

Patrick M. Owens (Wyoming Catholic College), organizer and presider

1.  Pagans and Theologians: An Examination of the Use of Christian Sources in Niels Hemmingsen’s De lege naturae.Eric J. Hutchinson (Hillsdale College)

2.  Bartolomeo Merula: Renaissance Editor of Classical Texts. Angela Fritsen (Episcopal School of Dallas)

3.  λαοὶ δὲ δὴ ἄλλοι: Theognis in Reformation Germany. Joseph A. Tipton (Winthrop University)

4.  Carthago Indiarum obsesa (sic) sed non expugnata: New Punic Wars in the New World. Dennis Toscano (University of Kentucky)


10:55-11:10 a.m.               Break                                                                  Virginia F

                                    Sponsored by the National Latin Exam 


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                             Virginia A

Section A: Workshop (#)

Living Languages: Second Language Acquisition Research, Ancient Texts and the Latin Classroom

Jason C. Pedicone (Paideia Institute), organizer and presider

Elizabeth Butterworth (Paideia Institute), presenter


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                             Virginia B

Section B: Greco-Roman Science

Ryan McConnell (Bowdoin College), presider

1.  Grist for the Mill: Bread-making as a Source of AnalogyDaniel Bertoni (University of Miami)

2.  Lithika: Ancient Medical and Technical Texts on StonesSara Agnelli (University of Florida)          

3.  Polybius and the Medical Tradition: An Intertextual Reading of Hippocrates’ On the Sacred Disease and the Histories. Ross Shaler (University of Maine at Augusta)

4.  The Misbehaving Doctor in Roman LawMolly A. Jones-Lewis (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                              Virginia C

Section C: Classical Receptions: Early Modern Period

  Stacie Raucci (Union College), presider

1.  The Ovidian Subject in Lope de Vega’s El Caballero de OlmedoDavid Wray (University of Chicago)

2.  Roma capta, Anglia capta: Conquest as a Metaphor for Reception in the Front Matter of Thomas Hawkins’ Odes of Horace, the best of lyrick poetsKenneth M. Draper (Indiana University)

3.  LausLues, and Louis: Jacobus Plutacrius’ Morbi Gallici … lausMiller S. Krause (Western Washington University)

4.  Vergil’s Corycian Gardener and Voltaire’s CandideAnnie Pecastaings (Case Western Reserve University)


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                            Virginia D

Section D: Martial and Juvenal

Craig Williams (The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), presider

1.  Actors in the Audience: False Equites in Martial’s EpigramsAdam Kozak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

2.  The usucapio of High Literature in Martial’s EpigramsMitchell R. Pentzer (University of Colorado Boulder)

3.  Intertextuality between Friends: Martial and Juvenal in Epigram 12.18Catherine Keane (Washington University in St. Louis)

4.  Globalization in Juvenal’s SatiresOsman Umurhan (University of New Mexico)


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                         Piedmont A 

Section E: Collaborative Pedagogy in the Digital Age Panel (#)

Flipped Classrooms and Lab Environments in Classics

J. Matthew Harrington (Tufts University), co-organizer and presider

Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Tufts University), co-organizer

1.  Collaborative Student Research in Classical Mythology: Beyond the LectureMarie-Claire Beaulieu (Tufts University)

2.  Data from Student Treebanking as a Pedagogical ResourceRobert Gorman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

3.  Texts to the People: Treebanking within the Perseids Platform as a Means to Unify the Consumption and Production of Scholarship across the DisciplineJ. Matthew Harrington (Tufts University)

4.  A Lab-style Greek Course: Treebanking and the Flipped ClassroomDrew Latimer (Tufts University)


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                          Piedmont B

Section F: Undergraduate Panel II

 David Polio (Christopher Newport University), presider

1.  Benevolentia vs. Patronage: Cicero’s Redefinition of Friendship in the De AmicitiaKara Kopchinski (Baylor University)

2.  The Pious Rusticus: Reconsidering Rural Lifestyle in Tibullus 1.1. Mary K. McCulla (College of William and Mary)

3.  Speculum civilis sarcina belli: Otho the Pathicus in Juvenal’s Satire 2Madeline E. Monk (Randolph-Macon College)

4.  Three Eras, Two Men, One Value: Fides in Modern Performances of Shakespeare’s Antony and CleopatraKatherine L. Bradshaw (George Washington University)


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                            Piedmont C

Section G: Cicero

Bartolo Natoli (Randolph-Macon College), presider

1.  Cicero, Lucretius, and the Divinity of InventionDan Hanchey (Baylor University)   

2.  The Legacy of Defeat: The Historical Reception of C. Flaminius, Cn. Cornelius Scipio, and P. Cornelius Scipio in the Works of CiceroTimothy A. Knoepke (Florida State University)

3.  Stoicism in the Stars: Cicero’s Aratea in the De Natura DeorumHannah Culik-Baird  (University of Southern California)

4.  Astrologers avant la lettre: Cicero’s Use of astrologusKyle G. Grothoff (Indiana University)


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                          Allegheny C

Section H: Xenophon and the 4th Century

Brent Froberg (Baylor University), presider

1.  Socrates δημοτικός: Xenophon’s Socrates and the Athenian ElitesColin W. Yarbrough (University of Texas at Austin)

2.  The Alcibiadic Xenophon: Where Did It All Go Right? Benjamin O. McCloskey (Kansas State University)

3.  The Cultural Triumph of Martial Dance in Xenophon’s Anabasis 6.1.1-14. Jonathan Vickers (University of Western Ontario)

4.  Athenian Interstate Alliances after the Peloponnesian War: The Empire Strikes Back or a New Hope? Nicholas Cross (The Graduate Center, CUNY)


11:10-12:40 p.m.               Tenth Paper Session                                             Virginia E

Section I: Opening Meeting for Contingent Faculty

Patrick Owens (Wyoming Catholic College), presider


12:40-1:45 p.m.                  Consulares Lunch                                               Allegheny A


12:40-1:45 p.m.                  Classical Association of Virginia Luncheon             Allegheny B


12:45-1:30 p.m.                  Round Table Discussions

Graduate Student Issues Committee                                                          Virginia A

Leader: Sarah C. Teets (University of Virginia)


Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Teaching Homer’s Iliad as a War Poem                    Virginia B

Leaders: Dianna K. Rhyan and Ron Hustwit (College of Wooster)


Eta Sigma Phi: Its Benefits for Students and for Departments                       Virginia C

Leaders: Mary Pendergraft (Wake Forest University) and Emma Vanderpool                         (Monmouth College)


Lingua Latina Viva                                                                                      Virginia D

Leader: Jason Pedicone (Paideia Institute)


CAMWS Latin Translation Contest                                                            Piedmont A

Leader: Ryan Sellers (Memphis University School)


1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                         Virginia A


Section A: Panel (#)

Digital Classics in the Classroom

John C. Gruber-Miller (Cornell College), organizer and presider

1.  Introduction: Digital Pedagogy in the 21st Century Educational LandscapeJohn C. Gruber-Miller (Cornell College)

2.  "Modern, Ancient, Awesome”: Academic Classics in the Early 21st CenturyAmy R. Cohen (Randolph College)

3.  Using Virtual Globes in the Classics ClassroomRebecca K. Schindler (DePauw University)           

4 Making a Collaborative Digital Commentary on Ovid, Metamorphoses 3Bret Mulligan (Haverford College)

5 The Value of Embedding Digital Humanities in the Undergraduate Curriculum. Eric K. Dugdale (Gustavus Adolphus College)


1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                             Virginia B

Section B: Homeric Epic

Lorenzo F. Garcia (University of New Mexico), presider

1.  Balanced and Climactic Progression in Homeric PoetryJonathan Fenno (University of Mississippi)

2.  Counting to One: A Step toward Understanding the Homeric hapax ezeugmenaJames H. Dee (Austin, Texas)

3.  Rethinking Homer from a Theory of Alterity: αἰδώς as a Function of the Other. Barbara Alvarez Rodriguez (Stanford University)

4.  “I will send him to Crete, and sandy Pylos”: Fragments of the Cypria in the Homeric scholia? Benjamin Sammons (Queens College, CUNY)



1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                         Virginia C

Section C: Classical Receptions: 21st Century Literature and Thought

Benjamin Haller (Virginia Wesleyan College), presider

1.  Herodotean Influence on Neil Gaiman’s American GodsDebbie Felton (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

2.  Virgil’s Corycian, Wendell Berry, and the Ecological ImaginationAlden Smith and Jane E.  Millar (Baylor University)

3.  Penelope’s Autobiography: Homophrosune, Female Heroism, and Atwoodian Invention in the PenelopiadLorina N. Quartarone (University of Saint Thomas)

4.  Merope’s SonTalia A. Chicherio (University of Maryland, College Park)    

5.  War Without End: Ecphrasis, History, and Anti-Militarism in Le Guin’s Lavinia. Silvio Curtis (University of California, Los Angeles)


1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                        Virginia D

Section D: Greek Historiography

Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina at Asheville), presider

1.  The Influence of the epitaphios logos on AtthidographyAdam D. Gross (University of Virginia)

2.  Two Late Sources in the Lycurgan Delphic Oracular Tradition: A Herodotian Scholion and a Cyriacan InscriptionJordan C. Johansen (University of Chicago)

3.  Striking Sages: Portraying the Alterity of Philosophers with an Ethnographic LensJoseph B.  Zehner (University of Virginia)

4.  The Marriage of Gygaea and Bubares and Macedonian Relations with PersiaCarol J. King (Grenfell Campus Memorial University)

5.  Hannibal the HistorianDaniel W. Moore (University of Tennessee)   


1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                     Piedmont A

 Section E: Hellenistic Literature and History (#)

Ellen Greene (University of Oklahoma), presider

1.  Plato’s Dithyramboi and Hellenistic ClassificationTheodora Hadjimichael (LMU Munich/University of California Berkeley)

2.  Poetic Resonance in Herodas’ Mimiamb 3Jeffrey Hunt (Baylor University)

3.  Constructing Realism: Hellenistic Sculpture and Ekphrasis in Herodas 4Alice Chapman (University at Buffalo)

4.  Religion, Culture, and History: A New Assessment of Alexander the Great in Egypt. Marsha B. McCoy (Southern Methodist University)

5.  Despised and Reviled: The Infamy of Cleopatra TryphainaSheila Ager (University of Waterloo)


1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                     Piedmont B

Section F: Imperial Latin Epic

Tim Stover (Florida State University), presider

1.  The Causas Rerum in Lucretius and LucanIrene R. Morrison-Moncure (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

2.  Caesar’s Ascension to Divinity: A Literary Investigation of Caesar’s Crossing of the Rubicon in Lucan’s Pharsalia. Jordan Noller (Washburn University)

3.  Parentum dedecus: Hannibal’s Hatred and Memories of Defeat in Silius Italicus’ Punica. Thomas Biggs (University of Georgia)

4.  Achilles’ Fathers in Statius’ AchilleidNicholas Rupert (University of Michigan)       

5.  Rome Represented: Personifications of the Eternal City in Later Latin EpicE. V. Mulhern (Temple University)


1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                      Piedmont C

Section G: Latin Elegy

Kris Fletcher (Louisiana State University), presider

1.  Goddess in the House? The Identification of the domina in Catullus 68Andrew Rawson (University of New Mexico)

2.  Haec nobis fingebamus: Tibullus, Ovid, and the Power of ImaginationAlexandra Kennedy (University of Arizona)

3.  The apologia of Propertius: Reading the Battle of Actium in Elegy 3.11Benjamin D. Leach (University of New Mexico)

4.  Playing with Agency in Ovid’s IbisJoy Reeber (University of Arkansas)



1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                     Allegheny C

Section H: Late Antiquity

Don Hanchey (Baylor University), presider

1.  Natural and Elemental Imagery in the De rebus bellicisJonathan H. Warner (Cornell University)

2.  Scripture for Dummies: Augustine on Ignorant Readers of the BibleTheodore Harwood (Cornell University)

3.  Cyclicism and Early Christian Historiography: Mapping the Past in Orosius’ Historiae adversus paganosJoshua C. Benjamins (University of Notre Dame)

4.  Representations of Barbarians in Late AntiquityDavide Salvo (University at Buffalo)

5.  The Past or Present? Gildas and the Forgetting of Hadrian’s WallSean A. R. Miranda (Indiana University)


1:45-3:30 p.m.                    Eleventh Paper Session                                        Virginia E

Section I: Greek Lyric Poetry

Andrew Becker (Virginia Tech University), presider

1.  Kristeva’s Ménage(rie): Bestial Women in Semonides 7Margaret Day (Ohio State University)

2.  Ludic Sappho: A View into Sapphic PoeticsAndromache Karanika (University of California, Irvine)

3.  Chiron in Alcaeus fr. 42 VIppokratis Kantzios (University of South Florida)

4.  Myrsilus is Dead: Alcaeus and Lydian HegemonyWilliam Tortorelli (Haverford College)   

5.  Pindar’s Sympotic Songs for the Emmenidai and their Akragantine Audience.Timothy Smith (Johns Hopkins University)


3:30-3:45                              Break                                                            Virginia Foyer


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                           Virginia A

Section A: Classical Receptions: Art and Media (*)

Timothy Wutrich (Case Western Reserve University), presider

1.  Virtuous Woman to Femme Fatale In J. A. D. Ingres’ Antiochus and StratoniceByron Stayskal (Western Washington University)

2.  Homage/Image: John Flaxman, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, and the Modern Weight of Classical FiguresJulia A. Sienkewicz (Duquesne University)

3.  “Like Venus in disguise or something”: The Tragic Infrastructure of Ives’ Venus in FurThomas M. Falkner (McDaniel College)

4.  Classical Allusions in LongmireKirsten Day (Augustana College)      

5.  Acropolis Now: Greek Myth and Editorial Cartoons of the Modern Greek Debt Crisis. Angeline C. Chiu (University of Vermont)


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                           Virginia B

Section B: Pindar’s Olympian and Isthmian Odes

Jonathan Fenno (University of Mississippi), presider

1.  True in Hindsight: Truth and Selective Memory in Pindar’s Olympian OdesHilary Bouxsein (University of Virginia)

2.  “I Cannot Call The Blessed Ones Gluttonous.” Myth Criticism in Pindar’s Olympian 1Claas Lattmann (Emory University)

3.  Helios’ Rhodes in Pindar’s Olympian 7Chris Eckerman (University of Oregon)       

4.  Sophia adolos and Trickster Concepts: Pindar Ol. 7.53Eddie R. Lowry (Ripon College)

5.  The Praise of Brothers in Pindar’s Isthmian 6Monessa F. Cummins (Grinnell College)


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                          Virginia C

Section C: Ovid

Joy Reeber (University of Arkansas), presider

1.  Servitium amoris in Ovid’s Paraclausithyron (Amores 1.6)Kris Fletcher (Louisiana State University)

2.  The Heroides and the Fight for Authorial ControlCourtney Evans (University of Virginia)  

3.  Legitimus amor: Illegitimate Protesilai in Heroides 13Eunice Kim (University of Washington)

4.  Ovid’s Make-Up World: The kosmos of Ars AmatoriaDel A. Maticic (New York University)    

5.  On the Autonomy of Ovid’s Tristia 5.2bHelena Dettmer (University of Iowa)


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                          Virginia D

Section D: Caesar and Sallust

Robert Sklenář (University of Tennesse), presider

1.  Ethnography Encountered: The Troubled Ethnographic Framework of Caesar’s Gallic War. Tyler A. Creer (University of Virginia)

2.  Titurius Sabinus, Quintus Cicero, and Caesar’s Self-presentation in Book Five of the Bellum GallicumWesley J. Hanson (University of Pennsylvania)

3.  The Pursuit as Closure in Set-Piece Battles in Caesar and TacitusJustin R. James (University of Missouri, Columbia)

4.  Doubt, Paranoia, Perfidia: Ethnicity and Leadership in SallustBrian M. Mumper (Rutgers University)

5.  Synkrasis in Sallust’ Bellum JugurthinumMichael T. Woo (University of Kansas)


3:45-5:30 p.m.            Twelfth Paper Session                                             Piedmont A

Section E: Bringing Rome Home: Collaborative Technologies for Roman Material Culture and History in the Latin Classroom Workshop (#)

Genevieve Gessert (American Academy in Rome), organizer and presider

John McCluskey (Fenwick High School), presenter

Crystal Rosenthal (Episcopal School of Dallas), presenter

Jenny Dean (Kingswood Oxford), presenter


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                       Piedmont B

Section F: Herodotus’ Histories and its Reception

Susan Shapiro (Utah State University), presider

1.  Phoenicians and Cultural Exchanges in HerodotusChristopher M. Erlinger (Ohio State University)

2.  First Meetings with Persians in Herodotus’ HistoriesSydnor Roy (Haverford College)          

3.  Social Proxemics and the Persian Court in Herodotus’ HistoriesJessie Wells (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

4.  Programmatic Unity in Herodotus and the Metaphor of the Marketplace (7.152)Mackenzie S. Zalin (Duke University)

5.  “What Truth Did He Utter?” The Early Christian Reception of Herodotus. Luke Gorton (University of New Mexico)


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                       Piedmont C

Section G: Statius’ Thebaid

Randall Ganniban (Middlebury College), presider

1.  The Complex Oedipus: Who Is(n’t) Oedipus in the Thebaid? Michelle Currie (Florida State University)

2.  Taking Matters and Eyeballs into Your Own Hands: Greek Tragic Intertext in the Opening of Statius’ ThebaidDianne E. Boetsch (Bryn Mawr College)

3.  Fated Fury:  How the Furies Establish Supremacy over the Fates in Statius’ ThebaidAnn Glennie (Florida State University)

4.  Martial Matters: Statius’ Thebaid 7 and the Temple of Mars UltorAllison E. Smith (Florida State University)

5.  The Anxious Mother: Atalanta’s Dream in Thebaid 9. Kevin S. Jefferson (University of Colorado Boulder)


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                       Allegheny C

Section H: Roman Politics: Republic and Empire

Alison Futrell (University of Arizona), presider

1.  The Patrician Allies of Two Troublesome Tribunes: The Nature of Republican Alliances. Parrish E. Wright (University of Michigan)

2.  Intimate Gossip and Political Power in RomeBrendan McCarthy (Ohio State University)

3.  New Men and Old Politics: Scipio Aemilianus as a Model for Gaius MariusKathryn Steed (Carleton College)

4.  Princess, Prisoner, Queen: Searching for Identity and Agency in the Life of Kleopatra Selene. Sara C. Stack (Purdue University)

5.  Splitting the Minotaur: New Directions in the Prosopography of the StatiliiMik Larsen (University of California, Los Angeles)


3:45-5:30 p.m.                    Twelfth Paper Session                                                     Virginia E

Section I: Imperial Greek Literature

Daniel Leon (The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), presider

1.  The Pedagogical Practices of PolyaenusKenneth Elliott (University of Iowa)

2.  Intellectual Caricature in Libanius’ Declamations. Jeremy Swist (University of Iowa)

3.  Libanius the Mythographer: Cultural Competition in the AntiochikosAlex G. Lee (Florida State University)

4.  The God and the King: Images of Alexander in Nonnos’ DionysiacaChristopher D. Parkinson (Tufts University)

5.  Nonnus and the Didactic TraditionAndrew T. Faulkner (University of Waterloo)    


6:00-7:00 p.m.                    Cocktail Hour for Campaign for CAMWS                Virginia Foyer

7:00-9:30 p.m.                    Campaign for CAMWS: Gala Dinner                         Virginia F

Peter Knox (Case Western Reserve University), presider 

Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, President of CAMWS), welcome

Jodi Magness (Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), address 

Title: "The Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics: Archaeology and Ancient Texts"

Music: Tejas Aralere on the Sitar