2012 Meeting Schedule

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

6:30pm to 9:00pm - Registration - Lobby

Thursday, November 1, 2012

8:00am to 5:00pm - Registration - Lobby

8:00am to 5:00pm - Exhibits - Salons A & B

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - CAMWS EC Meeting - Tallahassee Room

Thank you to our Exhibitors!

  • Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • The Scholar's Choice
  • National Latin Exam
  • Eta Sigma Phi
  • American Classical League


8:00 to 10:15 am Session 1A Florida East

Greek Pinterests

Ippokratis Kantios, presiding

  1. Bull-Lifting, Initiation, and the Athenian Ephebeia Thomas R. Henderson, (Florida State University)
  2. Boys to Men at Ancient Olympia Aileen Ajootian, (University of Mississippi)
  3. The Semiotic Functions of Tyche on the Coins of Phoenician Cities Rosa M. Motta, (Christopher Newport University)
  4. A Hellenistic Marble Head at the University of Mississippi Elle Letherman, (University of Mississippi)
  5. Mycenean Cooking Vessels as Chronological Indicators (!?): A Call For Change Debra A. Trusty, (Florida State University)

8:00 to 10:15 am Session 1B Florida Center/West

When in Rome

Julie Langford, presiding

  1. An 'Accidental' Aetiology: Remus and the Parilia in Ovid's Fasti Reina E. Callier, (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  2. Heating Roman Baths at Ostia: Beyond Vitruvius Ismini Miliaresis, (University of Virginia)
  3. A New Approach to the Study of Pliny's Villas: The Division of Public and Private Space in the Tuscan Estate Krystin Husz, (Randolph-Macon College)
  4. The Navy of Septimus Severus through Nautical Coinage Joseph Magliocco, (University of South Florida)

8:00 to 10:15 am Session 1C Adams Park

Pandora Poetry

Richard Buxton, presiding

  1. The Gang's All Here: Odysseus' Divine Allies in Odyssey Books 20-23 Victor Castellani, (University of Denver)
  2. Naval victory and Pindar's κοσμος in an epigram from Astypalaia Kristian L. Lorenzo, (Monmouth College)
  3. Pindar's Nobody: The Shadows of Odysseus in Pythian 8 Joseph McAlhany, (Carthage College)
  4. The Rustic Komast of Theocritus' Idyll 3 Kevin Oliver, (Florida State University)
  5. Multiple Registers: Greek and Egyptian Allusions in Callimachus' 'Coma Berenices' Bartolo A. Natoli, (University of Texas at Austin)

10:30 am to 12 pm Session 2A Florida East

Ancient Instagram

Sharon R. Flynt, presiding

  1. Listening to the Shield of Achilles: Sound and Movement in Ancient Ekphrasis Darin A. Peachee, (University of South Florida)
  2. Alcaeus' Symposion at Sea Ippokratis Kantzios, (University of South Florida)
  3. The Erotics of Ekphrasis: The Figure of Pandora in Hesiod's Theogony Christine L. Albright, (University of Georgia)

10:30 am to 12 pm Session 2B Florida Center/West

Two Broke Girls

David J. White, presiding

  1. Antigone and the Beast: Animal Metaphor and the Language of Control in Sophocles' Antigone Ann Glennie, (Florida State University)
  2. The Evolution of Antigone in Phoenissae and Oedipus at Colonus Jennifer Starkey, (University of Colorado)
  3. Artemis and Her Statue in Iphigeneia at Tauris Lindsay J. Rogers, (Windermere Preparatory School)

10:30 am to 12 pm Session 2C Adams Park

Shades of Suetonius

Robert Sklenâr, presiding

  1. Speaking Verse to Power: Circulation of Oral and Written Critique in Suetonius's Lives of the Caesars Niall W. Slater, (Emory University)
  2. Parody of Suetonius in the Historia Augusta David Rohrbacher, (New College of Florida)
  3. Power, Présages, and Portrayal: Suetonius' Representation of Livia Andrew R. Lund, (Grand Valley State University)

Did you know that Florida State University is home to the Flying High Circus, the greatest collegiate show on Earth? Rivaling any professional circus, the student-run circus stages shows every spring under its own Big Top circus tent in the heart of campus. They also have performed in Europe, Canada, the Bahamas and the West Indies.

1:30 to 3:00 pm Session 3A Florida East

The Monstrous in Antiquity

Robert W. Cape, presiding

  1. Cicero's Invention of the Political Monster Robert W. Cape, (Austin College)
  2. Snakes on A Plain: Monsters and Art Horror in Lucan's Bellum Civile James M. Lohmar, (University of Florida)
  3. Teratogenesis: Aelian, Pliny, and the Creation of Monsters Konstantinos A. Kapparis, (University of Florida)
  4. Born this Way: St. Perpetua's Monstrous Behavior in the Passio Jennifer A. Rea, (University of Florida)

1:30 to 3:00 pm Session 3B Florida Center/West

Getting from There to Here

Rosa M. Motta, presiding

  1. Johann Gottfried Seume and Tacitus Herbert W. Benario, (Emory University)
  2. Living a New World Epic: Benjamin Henry Latrobe's Classical References in Art and Text Julia A. Sienkewicz, (Duquesne University)
  3. Tragedy in Contemporary Afro-Hispanic Theater Elisa G. Rizo, (Iowa State University)
  4. Greece and Africa in Changó, el Gran Putas Madeleine M. Henry, (Iowa State University)

1:30 to 3:00 pm Session 3C Adams Park


Victor Castellani, presiding

  1. The Rejection of Wonder: Thucydides' Themistocles Sarah Hebert, (University of Virginia)
  2. Towards a model of climatic and geographic determinism in Thucydides' Archaeology: an intertextual approach Mackenzie S. Zalin, (Duke University)
  3. Thucydides on Democratic Epigraphic Habits John-Paul MacDonald, (Duke University)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Session 4A Florida East

Aeneid U

Jennifer A. Rea, presiding

  1. Horace, Odes 1.3, Virgil's Aeneid, and the Digital Humanities Jennifer L. Ferris-Hill, (University of Miami)
  2. Aeneas Dissimulator Robert T. White, (Shaker Heights High School)
  3. Slumber And Drunkenness: Points of Contact Between Aeneid 9 and Aeneid 2 Robert Sklenar, (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  4. Service Learning for Deeper Understanding of Virgil's Aeneid Henry Bayerle, (Oxford College of Emory University)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Session 4B Florida Center/West

Not so Modern Family

Elizabeth Fisher, presiding

  1. A Fragment of An Augustan Aetiological Elegy in a Pompeian Fresco Peter E. Knox, (University of Colorado)
  2. To hear the lamentations of their women: constructions of mourning and femininity in Latin elegy Sterling A. Garnett, (University of Missouri)
  3. The Taming of the Shrews: Septimius Severus and the Temple of Fortuna Muliebris Julie Langford, (University of South Florida)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Session 4C Adams Park

Indecision 60 B.C.E.

George Pesely, presiding

  1. HIC SERPIT RVMOR: Electoral Rumors in Cicero's Pro Murena Doug Clapp, (Samford University)
  2. Republican Politics and Cicero's Inconsistency Laurel Fulkerson, (Florida State University)
  3. Man Against Nature: Metellus' Campaign Against Thala (Sal. Jug. 75-76) Andrew Montgomery, (Samford University)

Did you know that Tallahassee is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, one of the highest-powered magnet laboratories in the world? The facility, located on the Florida State University Campus, is capable of producing a magnetic field one million times stronger than that of the Earth itself.

Friday, November 2, 2012

8:00am to 5:00pm - Registration - Lobby

8:00am to 12:00pm - Exhibits - Salons A & B

The afternoon paper sessions will take place on the campus of Florida State University, in the William Johnson Building.

4:30pm-5:30pm - Reception On campus

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Cash bar - Ballroom, Doubletree

7:00 pm-10:00 pm Banquet Ballroom

Presidential Address:
Drawing Maps with Words: Have you Not Heard of Floryda?
Georgia L. Irby, College of William and Mary

Visit the Exhibits!

  • Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • The Scholar's Choice
  • National Latin Exam
  • Eta Sigma Phi
  • American Classical League


8:00 to 10:00am Session 5A Florida East

Using Inscriptions to Learn and Teach about Roman Life, Especially the Lives of Women

Ann Raia, presiding

  1. Sacerdotes extra Romam: A Case Study in Using Inscriptional Evidence Ann Raia, (The College of New Rochelle)
  2. The Word as Material Reality: The Power of Inscriptions for Learning and Teaching Barbara F. McManus, (The College of New Rochelle)
  3. Asta ac Perlege: Teaching Latin with Roman Inscriptions Anne Leen, (Furman University)
  4. Workshop: Asta ac Perscribe: Preparing a Roman Inscription for Publication in the Online Companion to the Worlds of Roman Women led by Anne Leen

8:00 to 10:00am Session 5B Florida Center/West

It's not all Greek to Me!

Aileen Ajootian, presiding

  1. Agricultural Productions and Consumption in The Mycenaean Palatial Economy: Reassessing the Pylian Landholding Texts Charlie Harper, (Florida State University)
  2. Peace Between Athens and Persia? George E. Pesely, (Austin Peay State University)
  3. Aratus and Tyranny in the Achaean League Andrew J. Hillen, (University of Utah)
  4. The Identification of "Ethiopia" on Fourth Century AD Trilingual Inscriptions Elizabeth A. Fisher, (Randolph-Macon University)

8:00 to 10:00am Session 5C Adams Park


Amy K. Leonard, presiding

  1. Representative Examples and Deep Historical Causes in Xenophon's Hellenica Richard F. Buxton, (University of Texas at Austin)
  2. Strabo and the Differences Between Greek and Roman Cultures Edward Dandrow, (University of Central Florida)
  3. The Philosophical Rhetoric of Parrhēsia in Plutarch's De Exilio Clifford A. Robinson, (Duke University)
  4. Theatricality in Plutarch's Lives of Demetrius and Antony Rachelle S. Carnes, (University of South Florida)
  5. πρόσωπον χρὴ θέμεναι τηλαυγές: Historiographic Convention and Allusion in the Preface of Procopius' Buildings David T. Hewett, (University of Virginia)

10:15 to 11:30 am Session 6A Florida East

Which is better – the Book or the Movie?

Hilary Mackie, presiding

  1. Josephus and Judah Ben-Hur Jon Solomon, (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Classical Elements in the Hunger Games Sophie Mills, (University of North Carolina at Asheville)
  3. The Two Romes of Gladiator Ricardo Apostol, (Case Western Reserve University)

10:15 to 11:30 am Session 6B Florida Center/West

Not Alexander the Great

Doug Clapp, presiding

  1. Juccessful Mediocrity: The Career of Polyperchon Elizabeth D. Carney, (Clemson University)
  2. Caracalla's Alexander: How Imperial Coinage Verifies Caracalla's Imitation of Alexander the Great Christina M. Swanson, (University of South Florida)
  3. A Roman Tradition of Alexander the Great Counterfactual History Nikolaus L. Overtoom, (Louisiana State University)

10:15 to 11:30 am Session 6C Adams Park

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!

Niall Slater, presiding

  1. Trimalchio, the capillatus calvus in Petronius' Satyrica Emily J. Marillier, (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  2. A Tale of Two (or more) Circes: Inversion and Subversion in the Satyrica Marsha McCoy, (Southern Methodist University)
  3. Super cancrum coronam: The crown in Trimalchio's Zodiac platter (Petr. 35. 1-5) David J. White, (Baylor University)

Nota Bene

The afternoon paper sessions will take place on campus. Info about shuttles, etc, we'll fill this in later.

1:30 to 3:00 pm Session 7A Room G039

Not so Safe Sex

Madeleine Henry, presiding

  1. Catullus' Ameana Cycle as Literary Criticism Thomas G. Hendren, (University of Florida)
  2. Lessons from an Adulteress: Helen in Ovid's Ars Amatoria Meredith D. Prince, (Auburn University)
  3. For the Love of Dog: Bestiality in the Greco-Roman World Rebecca Hunt, (Louisiana Scholars' College)
  4. Jupiter's Exemplary Sex Life in Horace's Odes Julia Hejduk, (Baylor University)

1:30 to 3:00 pm Session 7B Room 2009

Write them, invite them, and they will come

Robert T. White, presiding

  1. Integrating Latin teaching Standards into a Latin Course Thomas J. Sienkewicz, (Monmouth College)
  2. A New Option for Latin 3: Latin for the New Millennium, Level 3 Donald E. Sprague, (Kennedy-King College, City Colleges of Chicago)
  3. Custom Textbooks Bridget Buchholz, (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers)
  4. How To Celebrate Rome's Birthday and Increase Your Latin Enrollment Patsy R. Ricks, Debbie M. Good, and Philip M. Cortese

1:30 to 3:00 pm Session 7C Room 2041

Marius, Sulla, and Mithridates: Looking Back 2100 Years to 88 BC

Gaius Stern, presiding

  1. The Omens of 88 BC Gaius Stern, (CAL Berkeley)
  2. Turning the Tables: The Bellum lustum of Mithridates VI Dustin S. Cranford, (UNC Greensboro)
  3. L. Cornelius Sulla and the consular elections of 90 and 89 BCE Seth L. Kendall, (Georgia Gwinnett College)

3:15 to 4:15 pm Session 8A Room G039

How to Train Your Dragon Student

Sophie Mills, presiding

  1. Reacting to the Roman Senate Meetings in the 1st Century BCE Shannon R. Flynt, (Samford University)
  2. Learning Russian via Latin in the 17th Century Kevin R. Roth, (University of Buffalo)
  3. The Intermediate Greek Classroom Cynthia L. Claxton, (University of California, Irvine)

3:15 to 4:15 pm Session 8B Room 2009

The Philosopher's Stone

Laurel Fulkerson, presiding

  1. Plato's Myth of Atlantis as a Didactic Charter Myth Kathryn M. Cook, (Florida State University)
  2. Impeaching Thesesus: Solon as Social Demiurge in Plato's Critias Destini N. Price, (Florida State University)
  3. Narrative Order and Human Status in Plato's Timaeus Hilary Mackie, (Rice University)

Did you know that one of the oldest residents of the Tallahassee area is Herman, a mastodon estimated to be between 12,000 and 18,000 years old. Herman, who is estimated to have weighed more than five tons in his prime time, had his skeletal remains discovered in Wakulla Springs, one of the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater springs. Herman was the most recent bone find in the Wakulla Springs and now watches over the other exhibits at the Museum of Florida History.

3:15 to 4:15 pm Session 8C Room 2041

The Not-so-Silent Historian

Herbert W. Benario, presiding

  1. Decapitation in Tacitus' Histories John B. Beeby, (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  2. Tacitus and Libertas Thomas E. Strunk, (Xavier University)
  3. Tacitus' Life and the Characterization of Tiberius Megan M. Daly, (University of Florida)

4:30pm to 5:30pm - Reception - On campus

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Cash bar - Ballroom, Doubletree

7:00 pm-10:00 pm Banquet Ballroom

Presidential Address:
Drawing Maps with Words: Have you Not Heard of Floryda?
Georgia L. Irby, College of William and Mary

Saturday, November 3, 2012

8:00am to 5:00pm - Registration - Lobby

8:00 to 8:30am - Business Meeting - Adam's Park

The Business Meeting will include a brief remembrance of Lou Bolchazy

Congratulations to the following recipients of Manson Stewart Travel Awards to attend CAMWS-SS:

  • Jaime Claymore
  • Emily Marillier
  • Marsha McCoy
  • Gaius Stern

8:00am to 5:00pm - Exhibits - Salons A & B

11:30am-12:30pm - WCC Luncheon - Jacob's on the Plaza

This year's WCC Luncheon is in honor of Sally McEwen

9:00 to 11:00 am Session 9A Florida East

Words with Friends

Michele Valerie Ronnick, presiding

  1. Caesar's Language of War: Prose Style in De Bello Callico Jane W. Crawford, (University of Virginia)
  2. Interrogationes, Interrogatiunculae and the "Pointless" Argument in Seneca's Epistle 82 Michele Valerie Ronnick, (Wayne State University)
  3. Why is no one happy? Escape from Ideal Spaces in Lucian's True Histories Anna Goddard, (University of Pennsylvania)
  4. Literary Immortality through Historiography or Epistolography in Pliny the Younger's Letters Natalie A. Fort, (University of Georgia)

9:00 to 11:00 am Session 9B

Florida Center/West

Greek LOL

Marsha McCoy, presiding

  1. The Socioeconomic Role of the Nurse according to Greek Comedy K. Clos, (University of Florida)
  2. The Limits of Tragic Dress: Agathon's Advice on Costuming in Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae Robert E. Hedrick, (Florida State University)
  3. Oedipus, Erinyes, and the tragedy of Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae Goran Vidovic, (Cornell University)
  4. Comedy's Consumption of Satyr Drama Carl Shaw, (New College of Florida)

9:00 to 11:00 am Session 9C Adams Park

Presidential Panel: New Perspectives in Ancient Science

Georgia Irby, presiding

  1. Empirical Encounters: Gnômôn in Greek Science and the Theatrical Mask Jean De Groot, (The Catholic University of America)
  2. Fire as the source of the vital principle in Vedic and Stoic theories Tejas Aralere, (College of William and Mary)
  3. The "Discovery" of Optical Illusions in Ancient Greece Philip Thibodeau, (Brooklyn College)
  4. The Achievement of Autolycus of Pitane Thomas N. Winter, (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

11:30am-12:30pm - WCC Luncheon - Jacob's on the Plaza

This year's WCC Luncheon is in honor of Sally McEwen

1:00 to 3:15 pm Session10A Florida East

The Road to Gaul

Sponsored by the Georgia Classical Association

Lindsey Campbell, presiding

  1. Developing Reading Skills in Anticipation of reading Caesar's de Bello Gallico Randy S. Fields, (The Walker School)
  2. Ad Ursum Delphini: Re-Using and old Model for a New AP Course Robert Patrick, (Parkview High School)
  3. De Bello Gallico: Visual Aids in Latin I through Advanced Placement Lindsey K. Campbell, (Dacula High School)
  4. Acquiring the Vocabulary of Caesar prior to the AP Course Amy K. Leonard, (The Walker School)
  5. Introduction to De Bello Gallico via “Youtube” Video Clips Caroline Miklosovic, (Parkview High School)
  6. Who was Gaius Julius Caesar? Jaime Claymore, (Mountain View High School)

1:00 to 3:15 pm Session10B Florida Center/West

New Ideas from Young Minds: Eta Sigma Phi Honors Thomas J. Sienkewicz

David Sick, presiding

  1. Judgmental Wrath or Unreflecting Passion? The ὀργή of the Athenians in Thucydides, Book II Kristen Block, (Hillsdale College, ΗΔ chapter)
  2. The (Roman) Triumph of Seneca's Medea Michelle Currie, (Rhodes College, ΒΨ chapter)
  3. Inform and Delight: Ekphrasis in Cupid and Psyche Emily S. Goodling, (Hillsdale College, ΗΔ chapter)
  4. The Sons of Heroes in Greek Epic Sean Minion, (Xavier University, ΖΧ chapter)
  5. The Provenance of Mithras Andrew Zigler, (University of Texas at Austin, ΓΣ chapter)

Did you know that One Tallahassee resident, Dr. Laura Pauline Jepsen, brought the idea of natural preservation to a new level? Jepsen bought the land around a specific tree to not only build her home but also to protect the tree. A fee of 25 acorns per year is paid to the Live Oak Foundation to keep the tree registered and protected. The large and ancient oak is now known as the Lichgate Oak, while Jepsen's home is known as Lichgate House.

1:00 to 3:15 pm Session10C Adams Park

One of these Roman things is not like the others

P. Andrew Montgomery, presiding

  1. The assignment of lines in Plautus' Menaechmi Giulio Celotto, (Florida State University)
  2. The Crucial Role of Shame in Terence's Adelphoe Elizabeth A. Del Curto, (Ave Maria University)
  3. Historical Allusion to the Lex Oppia in Plautus' Menaechmi Marcaline J. Boyd, (Florida State University)
  4. Seneca's Oedipus and the fourth choral ode: content and poetics' issues Maria S. Sarais, (University of Missouri-Columbia)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Session 11A Florida East

Stepping Joyfully Beyond the Textbook: Play- and Passion-Based Learning in the Latin Classroom

Emily Lewis, presiding

  1. A Joyful Post-Textbook World Emily Lewis, (The Periocles Group LLC)
  2. The Joy of LatinSummer Matthew Webb, (Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute)
  3. Joyfully Building the Textbook of the Future: The Tres Columnae Project in Action Justin M. Schwamm, Jr., (The Tres Columnae Project)
  4. Dungeons and Discourse Gerol Petruzella, (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)
  5. Operation LAPIS in Joyful Action Roger Travis, (University of Connecticut)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Session 11B Florida Center/West


Julia D. Hejduk, presiding

  1. The Rules of Creation: Lucretius' Neologisms Evelyn P. Rick, (University of Arizona)
  2. Sanguine Pinguescere Campos: Aftermath Deferred in Vergil and Lucan Andrew P. Roth, (University of Florida)
  3. The Georgic Quality of Wild Nature in Virgil's Georgics Charles E. Blume, (Florida State University)
  4. Virgil's Horses: Two Faces of Amor in the Georgics Maria Petosa, (University of Florida)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Session 11C Adam's Park

Clash of the Wrath of the Titans

T. Davina McClain, Moderating

This session is an open discussion about the recent classically-connected movies (Wrath of the Titans, Prometheus) and movies such as Snow White and the Huntsman which play with the mythical tradition in interesting ways.

Bring info about your favorite movies, how you use them in the classroom, and bring your questions.

Did you know that Tallahassee was chosen as the Florida state capital not as a first choice but as a compromise? Pensacola and St. Augustine were in a heated competition to become the capital city. To appease tempers and the contending cities, a midway point between the two options was sought instead. Tallahassee, positioned between St. Augustine and Pensacola, fit the bill.

Thanks to the following people who have made this meeting possible:

Florida State University, Local Hosts

  • John Marincola
  • Laurel Fulkerson
  • Patrick Byrne
  • Jeff Bray
  • Drew Watson
  • Special thanks to Dean Sam Huckaba, Florida State University

Doubletee by Hilton Hotel, Tallahassee

  • Michele Thomas
  • Patricia Erwin


  • Thomas Sienkewicz, Secretary – Treasurer
  • Jevanie Gillen, Administrative Assistant

Northwestern State University

  • Judy Rachal, Print Shop
  • Beth Mann, Designer

Louisiana Scholars' College

  • Rebecca Hunt, CAMWS-Southern Section Conference Intern
  • Janette Aaron, Administrative Assistant
  • Louisiana Scholars' College Work-Study Students

Special thanks to Joshua Nuss (now at George Mason University) for continuing to supply creative panel titles.

All errors and infelicities are the responsibility of T. Davina McClain, Secretary-Treasurer, CAMWS-Southern Section