Saturday Paper Sessions with Abstracts

Saturday, March 26, 2022


10:00-11:45 a.m. Ninth Paper Session


Section A: Latin Epic: Lucretius and Vergil                                                    Hearn C


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

  1. Tantalized by Natural Phenomena: Tantalus and Intratextual Allusions in Lucretius’ DRN 6, Ryan M. Baldwin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  2. Politics and Peace: Lucretian Intertextuality on Statesmanship in the Aeneid, Marissa Krmpotich (University of Maryland at College Park)
  3. The Failure of Orpheus: The Difference Between Lex and Praecepta in Vergil’s Georgics, Matthew W. Sherry (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  4. Ambiguities of Manhood in Aeneid 9, Christopher Nappa (Florida State University)
  5. Jupiter the Politician: Brokering Rome’s Identity in the Aeneid, Wolfgang Polleichtner (University of Tuebingen) (virtual)


Section B: Ancient Rhetoric and the Second Sophistic                           Bethabara


Michael Gagarin (University of Texas at Austin), presider

  1. Resident aliens (metics) in Athenian society: gender, politics, and democratic ideology, Ifigeneia Giannadaki (University of Florida)
  2. The Rhetoric of Slavery in Demosthenes 36 and the Characterization of Apollodorus and Phormion, Javal A. Coleman (University of Texas at Austin)
  3. Cicero: Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Paul Allen Miller (University of South Carolina, Columbia) (virtual)
  4. The Arrival of the Sophist: The Sea in Aelius Aristides’ Prologues, Artemis Brod (Independent Scholar)
  5. Sophists versus Fascists: Pluralism and Purism in the language of Rome, David W.F. Stifler (Independent Scholar)

Section C: The Ancient Novel                                                                        Piedmont


Debbie Felton (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), presider

  1. Bovine Hoofs and Epicene Sexuality: Natural History as Intertextual Space in Moschus’ Europa and Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe, Janet Downie (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  2. Translating Whiteness: Color Aesthetics and the Early Modern Reception of Daphnis and Chloe, Adlai E. Lang (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  3. Ideal Themes in Petronius’ Satyrica, Jean Alvares (Montclair State University)
  4. At ego: An Unsettling Refrain in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, Deborah Cromley (Le Moyne College)


Section D: Pedagogy: Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies                        Hearn D


tba (Temple University, Japan), presider

  1. Teaching Ancient Greek Collaboratively, Philip S. Peek (Bowling Green State University)
  2. Do, Dare, Davi, Datus: “Correct Mistakes” and Morphological Awareness in Greek and Latin, James F. Patterson (Yale University)
  3. Laying the Foundation for Latin Vocabulary Acquisition: The First 1000 Words, Holly M. Sypniewski (York University of Pennsylvania) and Lindsay Samson (The Lovett School) 
  4. Teaching Boccaccio’s De Mulieribus Claris in an upper-level Latin class, Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center)
  5. Teaching the Year of the Six Emperors, Craig Caldwell (Appalachian State University) (virtual)


Section E: Workshop:   The Updated National Latin Exam Can Serve High School and Post-Secondary Students                                                               E. S. Terrace 1


Caroline S. Kelly (Mitchell Community College), organizer and presider




Section F: Permutations of Roman Political Power                            E. S. Terrace 2


Martin P. Shedd (Hamilton College), presider

  1. The Early Roman Dictatorship: A Dangerous Institution? Jeffrey Easton (Southwestern University)
  2. Tacitus, Tiberius, and Asinius Gallus, Susan B. Satterfield (Rhodes College)
  3. Sardanapalus Romanus: A Study of the Foreignness of Elagabalus, Mal Main (BASIS Goodyear High School) (virtual)
  4. Flamen Perpetuus Christianus: The Unique Case of an African Magistracy, Tobias R. Philip (Rutgers University)  (virtual)


1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Tenth Paper Session


Section A:  Ancient Pedagogy                                                                   Hearn C


Mary Pendergraft (Wake Forest University), presider

  1. Without Geometry: Mathematical Practice in Plato’s Dialogues and the Early Academy, Laura Winters (Union College) (virtual)
  2. Friend or Foe: Alexander School Exercises in Postclassical Greece and Rome, Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne (University of Virginia)
  3. Arrian, Quintilian, and the Contest for Authority, Nikola Golubovic (University of Pennsylvania) (virtual)
  4. Libanius’ Biography: New Perspectives on Roman Education, Sinja Küppers (Duke University)


Section B: Greek Tragedy and its Receptions                                            Bethabara


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

  1. The Olive in Greek Tragedy through War and Peace, Kristin O. Lord (Wilfrid Laurier University) (virtual)
  2. The Fragmented Stage: Attic Tragedy in the Latin Authors of the Antonine Era, Scott J. DiGiulio (Mississippi State University)
  3. Sparagmos: The Reimagination of Euripides’ Bacchae under the Roman Empire as Ethno-Religious and Political Commentary, Eleanor K. Choi (University of Michigan) (virtual)
  4. A New Dionysus: Greek Myth in the Music of BTS, Vassiliki Panoussi (William & Mary)


Section C: Roundtable: Planning for Accessible Teaching Methods Courses


Susan C. Shelmerdine (University of North Carolina at Greensboro),

organizer and presider



Section D: Workshop: Teaching Accelerated Greek and Latin in the Digital Age in High School or in College   (virtual)                                                                 Hearn D


Vanessa B. Gorman (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), organizer and presider



Section E: Classics: the Evolution of a Discipline                               E. S. Terrace 1


Philip S. Peek (Bowling Green State University), presider

  1. Philip Francis Wooby, (1922-2017): The First African American in the School of Classical Studies and Archaeology at the American Academy in Rome, Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University) (virtual)
  2. What is “Classical” about Classical Christian Education? Molly C. Mata (Rutgers University)
  3. Antiracism, Allyship, and Antiquity: The Future of Classics, Nina Bhatia (Washington University in St. Louis)


3:00-4:45 p.m. Eleventh Paper Session


Section A: Greek Epic: Homer, Hesiod, and the Homeric Hymns                 Hearn C


Timothy Heckenlively (Baylor University), presider

  1. Suspiciously Intertextual: Homer’s “Double Cup” between the Iliad and Odyssey, Justin Arft (University of Tennessee)
  2. Ἀγκυλομήτης Versus Μῆτις: What is Bent Μῆτις? David L. Jacks II (Baylor University)
  3. Origins of People, Origins of Stories: Hesiod's Pandora Myth, Enkidu, and Adam & Eve, Marcus Ziemann (The Ohio State University)
  4. Exclusion Among the Olympians, Luke Gorton (University of New Mexico)




Section B: Workshop: V Roma Reborn: Learning Latin and Roman Culture in a Virtual World                                                                                                   Bethabara


Suzanne Bonefas  (Higher Education and Non-Profit Consultant)

and Ann Raia Colaneri (The College of New Rochelle) organizers and presiders

NOTA BENE:  Attendees will ideally need a laptop or tablet (phones generally not a good option) to log into the VRoma virtual environment.



Section C:  Body, Mind, and Soul: Corruption in the Ancient World          Piedmont


Cat Williams (University of North Texas), organizer and presider


  1. Lucius Cornelius Sulla: Corruption Personified through Plutarch’s Lens, Stephanie Murphy (University of North Texas)


  1. Corruption in the Body: Vaginal Guinea Pigs, Dana Trammell (University of North Texas)


  1. Corruption Among the Sacred: The Life and Execution of Vestal Virgins, Cat Williams (University of North Texas)



Section D: Workshop: The Experrecta Series Student Editions of Latin Texts Written by Women  (virtual)                                                                            Hearn D


Thomas Hendrickson (Stanford Online High School), and

 Anna Pisarello (Stanford Online High School), organizers and presiders



Section E: Roman Elegy and Epigram                                                   E. S. Terrace 1                                            


Christopher Nappa (Florida State University), presider

  1. Death over the Sea: A Mournful Echo of Sappho in Catullus, Rachael Cullick (Oklahoma State University)
  2. Reading Medea and Io in Propertian Myth Networks, Luke Perez (University of Iowa) (virtual)
  3. Diaklausithyron: Picking Locks and Invading Domestic Space in Tibullus’ Elegies, Book 1, Christian Rhoads (University of New Mexico)
  4. Martial’s Lion and Hare Cycle as a Defense of Epigram, Emily C. Brown (University of Southern California)
  5. do ut det: Patronage and Prayer in Martial’s Epigrams, Jovan Cvjetičanin (University of Virginia)


Section F: Roundtable:  Classics and Online/Distance Learning:     E. S. Terrace 2

      The Future of Classics in the Post-Covid Classroom                  


Jennifer A. Rea (University of Florida) and Velvet Yates (University of Florida), organizers and presiders