Program for the 2005 Annual Meeting

With Abstracts

This page presents the entire program for the annual meeting. For the individual days click on the following links: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. A program profile is also available (pdf). If you find any errors in the information below, please alert the webmaster.

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3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Set-up for Exhibits & Registration - University Rooms A-D

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Registration - University Room A

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Exhibits - University Rooms B-D

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner Meeting for Executive Committee - Conference II

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Consulares' Reception (cash bar)-open to all- Capitol Ballroom B



7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration - University Room A

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibits - University Rooms B-D

First Paper Session: 8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m

Section A: The Metamorphoses (Senate Room A)

Charles Lloyd (Marshall University), presiding

  1. Fathers and Daughters in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Meredith D. Prince (Tulane University)
  2. Craft and the Heroic in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Jeff D. Biebighauser (Valparaiso University)
  3. Bad Lovin', or What Can Go Wrong without a Poet. Jon S. Bruss (The University of the South)

Section B: Greek Art and Archaeology 1 (Senate Room B)

Stephen Fineburg (Knox College), presiding

  1. Can the Archaeologist Find Anaximander's "Seasonal" Sundial? Robert A. Hahn (Southern Illinois University)
  2. Is It a Diz?  Towards Recognizing a (New?) Textile Tool. Kevin F. Daly (Bucknell University)
  3. The Pyre of Heracles. Michael H. Shaw (University of Kansas)
  4. Aphrodite (Venus) Euploia: The Homecoming Queen of Maritime Trade. Harry R. Neilson III (Florida State University)

Section C: Tragedy 1 (Caucus Room)

Robert C. Ketterer (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. The Perfect Tragedy (kallistê tragôdia): Resolving the Inconsistency Between the Perfect Ending (1453a7-17) and the Perfect Tragic Act (1454a2-9) in Aristotle's Poetics. Sean E. Lake (Fordham University)
  2. Plot and Form in Aristotle's Poetics. C. Michael Sampson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  3. Canine Imagery in the Oresteia. Jarrod W. Lux (St. Henry District High School)
  4. The Chorus' Composition of Helen in the Agamemnon. Rebecca M. Muich (University of Illinois)
  5. Episodic necessity in the Prometheus Bound. Jonathon B. Pirnia (Washington University, St. Louis)

Section D: Latin Prose Authors 1 (Conference I)

James S. Ruebel (Ball State University), presiding

  1. Livy's Romulus: quod imitere, quod vites? Rex S. Stem (Louisiana State University)
  2. Discord and the Will of the Gods in Livy. Dennis M. Duncan (The Ohio State University)
  3. Mother Figures and Figurative Kinship in Livy's Ab urbe condita. Ronald W. Harris (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  4. Brutus as an Earthborn Founder of Rome (Livy 1.56). Stephen C. Smith (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  5. Bellum Gallicum 4.16: Constructing Roman imperium and the potestas Caesaris. Bradley G. Potter (The Ohio State University)

Section E: The Odyssey (Conference III)

Scott D. Richardson (St. John's University), presiding

  1. Agamemnon in the Odyssey. Brent M. Froberg (Baylor University)
  2. Sounds of Sirens   Od. XII. 184-191. Pauline  Nugent (Southwest Missouri State University)
  3. The Gates of Horn and Ivory in Odyssey19: Penelope's Preference for Ergaover Logoi .Benjamin S. Haller (University of Pittsburgh)
  4. The Other Woman: The Duality of Nausikaa in Homer's Odyssey. Lori J. Czosnyka (Bosque School)
  5. Islands in the Stream: Insularity and Community in the Odyssey. Philip G. Kaplan (University of North Florida )

Section F: Technology in Classical Pedagogy (Assembly Room)

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

  1. In the Wake of Gladiator. Jon Solomon (University of Arizona)
  2. Dulcedo et Lux: Of Mice, Wolves, and Elementary Appeal. David C. Noe (Patrick Henry College)
  3. Computational Methods of Authorship Attribution. Caleb W. Carswell (University of Florida)


Second Paper Session: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Section A: Greek Religion (Senate Room A)

William K. Freiert (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. Herodotus and Egyptian Religion. Mark A. Rivera (University of Arizona)
  2. Herodotus: Cosmography and the Origins of Greek Religion. Joseph R. O'Neill (St. Ignatius College Prep)
  3. The Intuitive Appeal of Myth. Kirk A. Shellko (Loyola University, Chicago)
  4. Ancient Greek Love Magic and the Anatomy of Reason. John F. Ricard (Florida State University)
  5. The Effect of Strife on the Greek Funeral and Mourning Process. Shawn R. Parmley (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  6. Greek Philosophers on Prayer. Jon D. Mikalson (University of Virginia)

Section B: Italian Art and Archaeology 1 (Senate Room B)

Thomas J. Sienkewicz (Monmouth College), presiding

  1. Reflections of Architecture: Augustan Rome in Vergil's Aeneid. Kristian L. Lorenzo (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  2. Visualizing Praise: Statius' Silvae 2.2 - The Surrentine Villa of Pollius Felix. Claudia J. Hough (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
  3. The Twenty-One Quindecemviri on the North Wall of the Ara Pacis Augustae. Gaius Stern (University of California, Berkeley)
  4. "Mysteries" of Diana's Cult at Lake Nemi in the Nottingham Collection. Lora L. Holland (University of North Carolina, Asheville)

Section C: Latin Oratory (Caucus Room)

Christopher P. Craig (University of Tennessee), presiding

  1. Personifications of the State in Critoand the First Catilinarian. Judson S. Herrman (Allegheny College)
  2. Impudica in domo: Antonian Ethos in the Second Philippic. Anne Leen (Furman University)
  3. Offending the Ears of the Powerful: The Middle Way and Resistance in Tacitus' Dialogus. Tom E. Strunk (Loyola Academy)
  4. Breaking the Waves: Trajan's Seamanship in Pliny's Panegyricus. Eleni Manolaraki (Washington University, St. Louis)
  5. What's in a Fable?  The Rhetoric of Personalized Authority in Horace's 'The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.' Arti Mehta (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Section D: Classical Tradition 1 (Conference I)

Gregory N. Daugherty (Randolph-Macon College), presiding

  1. Warrior Queen. Herbert W. Benario (Emory University)
  2. Egalia's Daughters: A Norwegian (Re)presentation of Petronius' Satyricon. Jennifer A. Rea (University of Florida)
  3. Past and Presence: a Lucianic Anthropology of the Second Sophistic. Geoffrey M. Maturen (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Section E: Greek Epic (Conference III)

Patricia M. FitzGibbon (Colorado College), presiding

  1. Comparative Evidence for an Early Text of Homer. Steve T. Reece (Saint Olaf College)
  2. Marpessa, Kleopatra and Phoenix: Iliad 9.556-565. Katherine L. Kretler (University of Chicago)
  3. Achilleus' Hateful Man (Iliad 9.312), Odysseus or Agamemnon? Bruce Louden (University of Texas, El Paso)
  4. Ancient Greek Warfare and the Homeric Simile of the Little Girl and Her Mother (Iliad 16.7-11). Kathy L. Gaca (Vanderbilt University)
  5. Lionhearted Herakles. Raymond L. Capra (Fordham University and Meredith College)
  6. Porphyry to Anatolius: The progynmnasma of the Contests on Homer. Jake MacPhail (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Section F: Text and Image (Assembly Room)

Samuel J. Huskey (University of Oklahoma), presiding

  1. The Herculaneum Papyrus Project: Pursuing Phase II. Roger T. Macfarlane (Brigham Young University)
  2. Epic and History in Ovid's Pont. 4.7. Martin Helzle (Case Western Reserve University)
  3. Hypermestra's querela: Coopting Danaids in Horace Odes 3.11 and in Augustan Rome. Eleanor W. Leach (Indiana University, Bloomington)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon Meeting for CAMWS Committees
(Conference V)

Third Paper Session: 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Section A: Religion and Society (Senate Room A)

John F. Hall (Brigham Young University), presiding

  1. Duel to Death: Zarathustrian prophecy in the myth of Romulus and Remus. Carrie A. Alhelm-Sizelove (University of New Mexico)
  2. Urbs Oritur: The Elegists, Augustus, and April 21st. Ryan T. McCarthy (University of Arizona)
  3. With Good Intentions: Q. Fulvius Flaccus and the Temple of Hera Lacinia. Jack C. Wells (Minnesota State University, Moorhead)
  4. Augustine's Exposition of the Psalms and Manichean Philosophy. Lisa C. Bunge (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
  5. Between Two Ports: On the Function of the Tiber Island in Early Rome. Andrew G. Nichols (University of Florida)
  6. "Every Traveler is a Braggart": The (Un)Importance of Autopsy in Strabo. Nicholas J. Gresens (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Section B: Greek Art and Archaeology 2 (Senate Room B)

Betty Rose Nagle (Indiana University), presiding

  1. Praxiteles at Delphi. Aileen Ajootian (University of Mississippi)
  2. Eudoxos of Kyzikos. Duane W. Roller (The Ohio State University)
  3. Royal Women, Political Power and Religion in Macedonia. Elizabeth D. Carney (Clemson University)
  4. Athena in Epic Before the Iliad:The Cycle. Victor Castellani (University of Denver)
  5. The Influences on Aphrodite in Apollonius' Argonautica. Erika E. Zimmermann (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Section C: Tragedy 2 (Caucus Room)

S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota), presiding

  1. Snakes and Birds in Euripides' Ion. Kathryn A. Thomas (Creighton University)
  2. Releasing the Oligarch Within: Euripides' Orestes. Robert H. Simmons (University of Iowa)
  3. Hermione, Tragic Ethos,and Fifth-Century Morality. Laurel Fulkerson (The Florida State University)
  4. All that Glitters: Hecuba, Cassandra, Helen and Pandora in the Trojan Women. Jason L. Banta (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  5. Autochthony, Misogyny and Harmony: Medea 824-45. Steve A. Nimis (Miami University)

Section D: Tacitus and Related Authors (Conference Room I)

Daniel V. McCaffrey (Randolph-Macon College), presiding

  1. Ferox femina: Agrippina Maior in Tacitus' Annales. Mary R. McHugh (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  2. Tacitus Histories 2.38 on Sallust Bellum Catilinae10. Jonathan R. Master (Princeton University)
  3. The headless state: Tacitus and the burning of the Capitolium. Rebecca M. Edwards (University of Tennessee)
  4. Galba's Speech in Tacitus' Historiae 1.15-16. Luca Grillo (Princeton University)
  5. Festinatioand Brevitasin Velleius Paterculus: a Reconsideration. John A. Lobur (University of Mississippi)
  6. Livia Drucilla, Matron or Murderess. Bee English (Lake Travis High School)

Section E: Ovid (Conference Room III)

Jon S. Bruss (University of the South), presiding

  1. Nomen perit: Memory and Identity in Ovid's Fasti. Abigail E.  Roberts (University of Florida)
  2. Sacred Grove As Memory in Ovid's Fasti. Robert B. Patrick, Jr. (Central Educational Center & University of Florida)
  3. Elegiac Extremes: Love and Anguish in Heroides 13. Jill L.  Connelly (Texas Tech University)
  4. Choosing Elegy: The Judgment of Paris in Ovid's Didactic Poems. Elizabeth F. Mazurek (University of Notre Dame)
  5. Nutus amantis:Interpreting the Body Language of Love Polyxeni Strolonga (University of lllinois,  Urbana-Champaign)

Section F: Archaeology and Culture (Assembly Room)

Patricia Freiert (Gustavus Adolphus College), presiding

  1. Hetaeras and Geishas: A Comparative Study of these Female Professions. Jeannie T. Nguyen (University of Florida)
  2. Women prostituting women: pornoboskiaand social status in ancient Athens. Angela L. Pitts (University of Mary Washington)
  3. Athenian Wives: Re-reading the Maidens of the Parthenon East Frieze. Margaret N. Clark (Case Western Reserve University)
  4. Gods in the house?  Religion in settlements of south central Crete during the pre-palatial and proto-palatial periods. Joanne M. Murphy (University of Akron)
  5. Colonnaded Streets in the Near East: Origin, Function and Meaning. Katia Schorle (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Fourth Paper Session: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Section A: Horace and Related Authors (Senate Room A)

Ellen Greene (University of Oklahoma), presiding

  1. Images of Sexual Maturity in Horace's Odes1.23 and 2.5. William A. Tortorelli (Brigham Young University)
  2. Some Jokes at Caesar's Expense in the Divus Julius. John G. Nordling (Baylor University)
  3. The Poet and the Princeps: Odes1.2. Jana L. Adamitis (Christopher Newport University)
  4. Horatius Pindaricus: Horace c. IV. 2 and Pindar Ol.9. Joel S. Hatch (University of Cincinnati)

Section B: Ancient Geography in the Twenty-First Century Classroom (Senate Room B)

Richard J. A. Talbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Organizer and Discussant

  1. New Classroom Maps for Ancient Geography. Thomas R. Elliot University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  2. Mapping Greek History: Historical Questions with Geographical Answers. Douglas C. Clapp Samford University 
  3. Mapping the Earth by the Stars. Georgia Irby-Massie College of William and Mary
  4. Narrative Dimensions of Roman Travel. Grant R. Parker Duke University
  5. Discussant. Richard J. A. Talbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

    NOTE:  This panel is in memory of David Woodward, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Editor of History of Cartography(died on August 25, 2004).

Section C: The Job Search: a Blueprint for Success in an Academic Career (Caucus Room)

Lauren P. Caldwell (Georgetown University), presiding

  1. Thesis into Job. Ruth Scodel (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  2. Networking. John F. Miller (University of Virginia)
  3. Getting and Keeping a Tenure-Track Job at a Research University. S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  4. Reflections on the First Year of a Tenure-Track Job. Timothy M. O'Sullivan (Trinity University)

Section D: Classical Tradition 2 (Conference I)

Jon Solomon (University of Arizona), presiding

  1. Seneca vs. Seneca: Ciceronianism, eclecticism and authority in the Poliziano/Cortesi debate concerning imitatio. Keith A. Shafer (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  2. Roman History, Opera Reform, and the War of Spanish Succession. Robert C. Ketterer (University of Iowa)
  3. Ovid's Metamorphoses in Our Time. Judith de Luce (Miami University)
  4. From Rome to Theresienstadt: Friedrich Munzer on Pliny Hist. Nat. 28.13-13. Hans-Friedrich Mueller (Union College)
  5. Tennesse Williams and Classics. Janice Siegel (Illinois State University)

Section E: Greek History 1 (Conference III)

Timothy Howe (St. Olaf College), presiding

  1. A Different Take on Pisistratus' "Golden Age" (AP16.7). Ian Worthington (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  2. The Peoples' Suppliants in 4th cent. Athens. Alex J. Gottesman (University of Chicago)
  3. Battle Panic and Blood-letting: Sacrificing to Phobos at Plutarch Alexander 31.9. Carol J. King (Baylor University)
  4. Alexander at Siwah: An Egyptian Perspective. David D. Phillips (University of California, Los Angeles)

Section F: Italian Art and Archaeology 2 (Assembly Room)

Lora L. Holland (University of North Carolina), presiding

  1. The Etruscan Alabastron:A Defining Tool in the Quest for the Liminal in Etruscan Art. Marcia M. Anderson (Florida State University)
  2. Retracing the Roads of the Tiber Island. Robert S. Wagman (University of Florida)
  3. New and Unpublished Inscriptions from the Tiber Island. William N. Bruce (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Graduate Student Happy Hour
(Capitol Ballroom B)

5:30-6:00 p.m. CAMWS Southern Section Business Meeting (Caucus Room)

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner Meeting for CAMWS VP's
(Capitol Ballroom A)

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Dulcia Latina Dessert Reception - SALVI
(Conference IV)

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Reception - Vergilian Society (cash bar)
(Assembly Room)

Fifth Paper Session: 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Section A: Teaching Beginning Latin (Senate Room A)

Holly M. Sypniewski (Millsaps College), presiding

  1. Write from the Start: Teaching Latin Composition to Beginning Students. David J. Califf (The Academy of Notre Dame)
  2. Veni, Vidi, Vici:  Third Principal Parts or Caesar at the Rubicon? Alexandra Pappas (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  3. Usus opus movet hoc:  Intensive Latin. James C. McKeown (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  4. The Third Semester: One Woman's Story. Julia T. Dyson (Baylor University)
  5. Seceding from the Union Again: The Problem of Latin Teacher Certification in Mississippi. Holly M. Sypniewski (Millsaps College)

Section B: Forsan et Haec Olim Meminisse Iuvabit:
Reflections on CAMWS History (Senate Room B)

Martha J. Payne (Indiana University-Purdue at Indianapolis), presiding

  1. Virtus post nummos: Adventures in Association Management. Gregory N. Daugherty (Randolph-Macon College)
  2. Within CAMWS Territory: Helen M. Chesnutt (1880-1969), Black Latinist. Michele Valerie Ronnick (Wayne State University)
  3. Promoting Latin in CAMWS' First Century and Beyond. Thomas J. Sienkewicz (Monmouth College)
  4. Seven Years (+93) of Editing CJ:  But More Importantly, What Next? Peter E. Knox (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  5. Early Relationships between CAMWS and Other Classics Organizations. Martha J. Payne (Ball State University)
  6. The Decades of CAMWS: A Social History of CAMWS. Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Section D: Greek Literature and Culture 1 (Conference I)

Andrew C. Dinan (Ave Maria University), presiding

  1. On the Knees of the Five Judges: Clues about the Context of Early Theater in Sicily. Kathryn G. Bosher (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  2. Demosthenes' Against Aristocrates (Dem. 23) and a Legislative Conspiracy. Joseph Roisman (Colby College)
  3. luo and ollumi  in Euripides' Hippolytus. Katherine M. Jones (Loyola University, New Orleans)
  4. Heraclitus as Sage in Plutarch and Clement of Alexandria. Andrew C. Dinan (Ave Maria University)

Section E: Epigraphy and Propaganda (Conference III)

Joseph N. Jansen (University of Texas at Austin), presiding

  1. Sexual Graffiti in the Brothel at Pompeii. Matthew D. Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  2. Women of Coptic Egypt. Henry G. Goul & John T. Quinn (Hope College)
  3. Hippias, Iolkos, and the Saga of the Neleidai: Propaganda of Empire? Robert D. Cromey (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  4. Some Greek Iambic Epigrams. Marie-Claire A. Beaulieu (University of Texas, Austin)
  5. The Second Methone Decree (IGI3 61, 32-41): The Means of Control and Control of the Means. Joseph N. Jansen (University of Texas, Austin)

9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Reception for UW Classics Alumni (Chancellor's Suite 638)


7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.  Buffet Breakfast - Vergilian Society (Conference V)

7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration (University Room A)

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Exhibits (University Rooms B-D)

Sixth Paper Session: 8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Section A: Greek Literature and Culture 2 (Senate Room A)

Michael J. Harstad (Asbury College), presiding

  1. Pandora and Strife: A Mistaken Perception of Misogyny in Hesiod. Jonathon P. Zarecki (University of Florida)
  2. The Telling o fand Telling in the Story of Meleager. Daniel P. Hanchey (University of Texas, Austin)
  3. "Trialogical" Duals in Plato's Euthydemus and the Illusion of the Dialogue. Wolfgang Polleichtner (University of Texas, Austin)
  4. Aristotle's Poetics on Plotinus' Terms. Svetla E. Slaveva-Griffin (Florida State University)
  5. Art and Experience in the Odysseyand the Aeneid. Deborah Beck (Swarthmore College)

Section B: Latin Literature (Senate Room B)

Patricia A. Marquardt (Marquette University), presiding

  1. Mysperception, Malaise, Miles. Ric E. Rader (Ohio State University)
  2. The Character of Jocasta in Seneca's Oedipus. Thomas D. Kohn (University of Richmond)

Section C: Greek Pedagogy (Caucus Room)

Anne H. Groton (St. Olaf College), presiding

  1. Learning Greek the Hard Way. Frederick Williams (Southern Illinois University)
  2. "But Isn't It Hard?": Making First Year Greek Easier. Wilfred E. Major (Louisiana State University)
  3. Teaching How to Understand Greek Particles. Stephen L. Pearce (Jesuit High School)
  4. The Problems, Past Approaches, and Pedagogy of Ancient Greek in American Universities .Patrice D. Rankine (Purdue University)
  5. The Use of Fables in Teaching Greek. Albert T. Watanabe (Louisiana State University)

Section D: Vergil (Conference I)

Ward W. Briggs (University of South Carolina), presiding

  1. Social Status and the Perils of Exchange in Vergil's Aeneid. Neil A. Coffee (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  2. Arma virumque cano:  Messing with the Muse. Laura E. Mawhinney (University of Florida)
  3. Dido's Deductio. Lauren P. Caldwell (Georgetown University)
  4. In the Manner of the Beast, Aeneid 4.550-551. Richard C. Monti (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
  5. The Aeneid's Goddesses of Love and Marriage. Edward M. Gutting (University of Mississippi)

Section E: Juvenal (Conference III)

Edward A. Phillips (Grinnell College), presiding

  1. Curing the Wounds of Telephus: Satire as Pharmakonin Juvenal 1. David H. Larmour (Texas Tech University)
  2. Odi / hanc ego quae:Juvenal's Voice and the Problematic Persona. Laura K. Van Abbema (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  3. All Hope Lies in Caesar: An Ironic Appeal in Juvenal 7. Jeremy S. Huff (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  4. Purchasing Manhood: Status and Virility in Juvenal's Ninth Satire. Christopher Nappa (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  5. Caught in the Act: Reader As Voyeur in Juvenal. Heather L. Vincent (Southern Illinois University)

Section F: Bringing Ancient Athens to Athens, Georgia:
Reacting to the Past
(Assembly Room)

T. Keith Dix (University of Georgia), presiding

  1. Reacting to the Past: An Introduction. T. Keith Dix (University of Georgia)
  2. Athena Reacts: The Gamemaster's Experience. Nancy R. Felson (University of Georgia)
  3. Athens in Athens: The Student Experience. Marilyn Zapf (University of Georgia)

Seventh Session: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Section A: Greek Comedy (Senate Room A)

John E. Thorburn (Baylor University), presiding

  1. Sound-mimicry in Aristophanes. Matthew F. Amati (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  2. Implied 'Author' and 'Audience' in the First Parabasis of Aristophanes' Wasps. Sean W. Larson (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  3. The Decision of Dionysus's Soul in Aristophanes' Frogs. John P. Given (East Carolina University)
  4. Hellenistic lept—t�s and Greek Comedy. Athanassios Vergados (University of Virginia)

Section B: Roman History 1 (Senate Room B)

Jack C. Wells (Minnesota State University), presiding

  1. The Smaller Libraries of Roman Egypt. George W. Houston (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  2. Established and Ascending: Cleopatra VII Surveys Her Realm. Cecilia M. Peek (Brigham Young University)
  3. Pastoralism in the Roman Economy: A Comparative Approach. Joseph E. Lemak (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  4. Tiberius, Thrasyllus and the Rise of Astrologers in Rome. Chrysostomos Kostopoulos (University of Florida, Gainesville)

Section C: Classical Pedagogy 1 (Caucus Room)

Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. (University of Massachusetts), presiding

  1. Ekklesia:A Calling for Outreach. Emil A. Kramer (Augustana College)
  2. Archê de toi hêmisu pantos: Some hooks for Elementary Greek. Timothy E. Winters (Austin Peay State University)
  3. The AP Latin Examinations: What the Successful Student Has Achieved. John E. Sarkissian (Youngstown State University)
  4. Why and How Do Students Differ in Ther Ability to Learn Latin and What Can We Do About It? Barbara B. Hill (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Section D: Latin Textbooks for Today's College Students (Conference I)

Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College, CUNY), presiding

  1. Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College, The Graduate Center, CUNY)
  2. Laurie Haight Keenan (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers)
  3. Ward W. Briggs (University of South Carolina)
  4. Deborah Pennell Ross (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Section E: Latin Poetry 1 (Conference III)

Stephen A. Nimis (Miami University of Ohio), presiding

  1. Statius, Silvae4.4 and Horace's Epistles. Stephanie A. McCarter (University of Virginia)
  2. Nature and Nurture in Statius' Achilleid. Neil W. Bernstein (Ohio University)
  3. The Politics of Talking about Love: Locating Rome and Augustus in the Propertian Poet-Lover's Discourse. Barbara P. Weinlich (Vanderbilt University)
  4. From Umbria to Actium, with Horos: identity and political irony in Propertius 4.1 and 6. Bryce A. Carpenter (Montana State University)
  5. Propertius and Maecenas' Requests for Epic. Shannon N. Byrne (Xavier University)

Section F: The Odyssey's Cyclopean Episode in Theater,
Film, and Art (Assembly Room)

Hanna M. Roisman (Colby College) and Martin M. Winkler (George Mason University)

  1. Talks Too Much: Poly+Phemus in Euripides' Cyclops. George W. M. Harrison (Concordia University, Montreal)
  2. 'Homeric' art in ancient Greece: the case of the Cyclops. Amy C. Smith (University of Reading)
  3. Cinematic Cyclopes: Homer and Beyond. Martin M. Winkler (George Mason University)
  4. The Cyclopean Episode from Homer to NBC. Hanna M. Roisman (Colby College)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon - ACM/GLCA/ACS Classicists (Conference V)

 <<Shuttle busses to the UW campus will depart every
15 minutes between 12:15 and 1:15.>>

Eighth Paper Session 1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
in Wisconsin Union on UW campus

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Section A: Ancient Philosophy 1 (Old Madison Room)

Susan D. Martin (University of Tennessee), presiding

  1. Domestic Architecture and Social Identity: a case-study from Delos. Lisa C. Nevett (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  2. How Do I Love Thee?  Let Me Count the Minas.  Xenophon's Economics of Friendship. Mark R. Warren (University of Texas, Austin)
  3. Socrates v. Aristippus, Round Two: Memorabilia 3.8. David M. Johnson (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
  4. Plato's Attitude towards Magic in the Laws. Richard A. Apostol (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  5. Plato's Timaean Psychology. John F. Finamore (University of Iowa)
  6. Pregnant Men on Ladders: Comic Elements in Plato's Symposium. Elizabeth Belfiore (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Section B: Classical Pedagogy 2 (Inn Wisconsin Room)

Keely Lake (Wayland Academy), presiding

  1. Graphic Evidence that Greek Makes Sense. T. Davina McClain (Loyola University, New Orleans)
  2. Problem-Based Learning for Latin Students. Bridget M. Thomas (Truman State University)
  3. Excelability:An Aid to Latin Proficienc.y Marianthe Colakis (The Covenant School)
  4. See a Pattern?: A Pedagogical Shortcut to Vergil's Artistry. Deborah P. Ross (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  5. Beyond aesthetics: towards a "grammar of style." Donka D. Markus (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Section C: Tragedy 3 (Class of '24 Reception Room)

Kosta Hadavas (Beloit College), presiding

  1. Hyperbaton in Iambic Trimeters of Sophocles.Daniel Markovic (University of llinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  2. Not Quite Not Right: Antigone's Cursed Virginity. Christel I. Johnson (University of South Carolina)
  3. Soldiers and Sailors: Power and Class in the Philoctetes. Jonathan T. Chicken (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  4. Death in the Oedipus at Colonus. Martin A. Gallagher (The University of Kansas)
  5. "The whole race loves children" (Euripides Heracles 636): Small Children in Some Tragedies of Euripides. Sophie J. V. Mills (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
  6. Power, Freedom and Euripides' Bacchae. Rebecca F. Kennedy (Howard University)

Section D: Ovid and Related Authors (Langdon Room)

Robert B. Patrick, Jr. (Central Educ. Ctr., Coweta County Schools), presiding

  1. Intertextual Incest in Ovid and Euripides. Elizabeth A. Manwell (Kalamazoo College
  2. Ovid v. Amor: Ovid's Elegiac Encounters with Cupid. Anne S. Wadlow (University of Virginia)
  3. Bald Women Do Not Attract Men: "Hair" in Ovid's Amores,Book I. Helena Dettmer (University of Iowa)
  4. Ulysses Who?: Strategic Suppression of Names in Tristia 1.5. Samuel J. Huskey (University of Oklahoma)
  5. SERVATA NASO CORINNA:Ovid's Votive Inscriptions. Teresa R. Ramsby (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Section E: Greek Oratory 1 (Capitol View)

Andrew O. Wolpert (University of Wisconsin), presiding

  1. Wife Swapping and Cat Fights: Domestic Issues in Greek Declamation.Heather I. W.  Gruber (University of Iowa)
  2. What's So Bad about Hegesias? William E. Hutton (College of William and Mary)
  3. Absence of Miasmaas Proof of Innocence in Antiphon 5. Cami Slotkin (Tulane University and Freie Universität, Berlin)
  4. Commemoration and Responsibility. Francis M. Dunn (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  5. Epic Echoes in [Demosthenes] 59.94-106. David M. Branscome (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  6. Rationality and Relevance in On The Crown. Michael Gagarin (University of Texas, Austin)


Section F: Perspectives on House and Household in Ancient Greece,
Part I: Houses and Society (Tripp Commons)

William Aylward (University of Wisconsin), presiding

  1. "Domestic Space in the Greek City-State" Revisited. Bradley A. Ault (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  2. Furniture in the Greek Household:  Assessing the Evidence. Barbara Tsakirgis (Vanderbilt University)
  3. The Semi-fixed Nature of Domestic Religion. Katherine M.  Swinford (University of Cincinnati)
  4. Domestic Architecture and Social Identity: a case-study from Delos. Lisa C. Nevett (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)


Ninth Paper Session: 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
in Wisconsin Union on UW campus

Section A: Ancient Philosophy 2 (Old Madison Room)

John F. Finamore (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. Aristotle's Case Against Righteousness. Richard D. Heitman (Carthage College)
  2. Empedocles' Three Easy Steps to Mastering the Universe. Carrie L. Galsworthy (Miami University)
  3. Affection and Affiliation: The Role of Social Networks in Conversion to Philosophy. Kendra J. Eshleman (Oberlin College)
  4. The Proper Limits of Philosophy: A Defense of Callicles. Gerol C. Petruzella (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
  5. Instantaneous Conversion as a Species of Metamorphosis in Ancient Philosophy. James A. Arieti (Hampden-Sydney College)

Section B: CPL Panel: Teaching Latin in the 21st Century Classroom
(Inn Wisconsin Room)

Ginny T. Lindzey (Porter Middle School), presiding

  1. Vergil's Demands on his Readers. Daniel V. McCaffrey (Randolph-Macon College)
  2. Catullus, Martial and Latin Haiku for the Secondary Classroom. Barbara L. Merry (Millburn High School)
  3. Real Latin: Vergil in a Level 1 Classroom. Ginny T. Lindzey (Porter Middle School)

Section C: Classical Tradition 3 (Class of '24 Reception Room)

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

  1. Desiring Medea: Confounding Subject and Object in Two Cinematic Versions of Jason and the Argonauts. Margaret M. Toscano (University of Utah)
  2. Using Film: Redeeming Wofgang Petersen's Troy. Art L. Spisak (Southwest Missouri State University)
  3. From Prize to Priestess: The Character of Briseis in Wolfgang Peterson's Troy. Alena Allen (Bosque School)
  4. Odysseus and Martin Guerre: Two Great Imposters. T. Samantha Przybeck (San Francisco State University)
  5. Jacob Grønlykke's Inuit Odyssey. Patricia N. Freiert, William K. Freiert (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  6. Ego Sum Homo Indomitus: Nationalism and Heroism in Vergil's Aeneid and Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1995). Monica S. Cyrino (University of New Mexico)

Section D: Latin Prose Authors 2 (Langdon Room)

Mark F. Williams (Calvin College), presiding

  1. Pastor's Impassivity: A Parodic Exemplum at De Ira2.33. Amanda R. Wilcox (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  2. Priapean Punishments in Petronius' Satyricon 16-26. Martha W. Habash (Creighton University)
  3. The Fiction of History: Apuleius' Twofold Treatment of Historiain the Golden Ass. Ashli J. E. Baker (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  4. Sources of Authority in Trajan's Letters to Pliny. Thomas A. Soule (Boston University)
  5. Gellius' attitude to philosophy in the Attic Nights. Patricia M. FitzGibbon (Colorado College)

Section E: Greek Oratory 2 (Capitol View)

Terry L. Papillon (Virginia Tech), presiding

  1. Comedy, Rhetoric, and Reality: The Role of Comic Narratives in Against Timarchus. Jess L. Miner (University of Texas)
  2. Forgetting the Plataeans. Bernd K. Steinbock (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  3. Theory and Practice in Libanius' Progymnasmata. Craig A. Gibson (University of Iowa)
  4. A Natural Sophist: The Depiction of Sostratus in Philostratus' Lives of the Sophists 552-554. Patrich P. Hogan (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor )


Section F: Perspectives on House and Household in Ancient Greece,
Part 2: Household Pottery and Domestic Assemblages (Tripp Commons)

Kathleen M. Lynch (University of Cincinnati), presiding

  1. Mycenaean Household Assemblages and the Problem of Pylos. Susanne U. Hofstra (Rhodes College)
  2. Domestic Materials in Democratic Settings. Jennifer J. Sacher (University of Cincinnati)
  3. Shopping for Sympotic Pottery for the Late Archaic Athenian Household. Kathleen M. Lynch (University of Cincinnati)
  4. Domestic Ritual in Fourth Century and Hellenistic Athens. Susan Rotroff (Washington University)
  5. Hellenistic Domestic Assemblages: a Ceramic Koine? Shannan Stewart (University of Cincinnati)


5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Reception - Great Hall, Wisconsin Union (cash bar)

<< Shuttle busses to the Concourse Hotel will depart
every 15 minutes between 5:15 and 6:15.>>

7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cash Bar - Wisconsin Ballroom (in Concourse Hotel)

7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  Banquet - Wisconsin Ballroom (in Concourse Hotel)

10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. President's Gala - Wisconsin Ballroom (in Concourse Hotel)



7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast - Women's Classical Caucus (Conference I)

7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration (University Room A)

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Book Display (University Rooms B-D)

8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.  CAMWS Business Meeting (Assembly Room)

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Special Meeting of the Vergilian Society (Capitol Ballroom A)

Tenth Paper Session: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Section A: Roman History 2 (Senate Room A)

Carin M. C. Green (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. The Crisis of 27 and the Charismatic Leader in Livy and Virgil's Georgics. Edward J. Roe (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  2. Gaius Pontius at the Caudine Forks: A Case for Shared Ethics Regarding the Treatment of POWs in the Roman World. Zachary R. Chitwood (Ripon College)
  3. A Greek Model for Sallust Catiline 14.2-3. Kevin B. Muse (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
  4. Is the Ending of Sallust's Bellum IugurthinumPessimistic? P. Andrew Montgomery (Samford University)
  5. Suetonius' Tiberius: A Proxemic Approach. John E. Thorburn (Baylor University)

Section B: Classical Pedagogy 3 (Senate Room B)

Cynthia L. Smith (Loras College), presiding

  1. Total Immersion Latin: K - 6. Kay R. Reyes (University of Alabama)
  2. Latin III's Big Secret: Johnny CAN Read! Ellen D. Sassenberg (Rochester Mayo High School)
  3. How to Throw a Spear on a Sling. Thomas N. Winter (University of Nebraska)
  4. The 2005 National Latin Exam. Jane H. Hall (University of Mary Washington)
  5. Forum Romanum in the Latin Classroom. Sally R. Davis (Arlington Public Schools)

Section C: Greek Novels (Caucus Room)

Gareth L. Schmeling (University of Florida), presiding

  1. Ethopoiïa and Female Speech in Plutarch. Bradley B. Buszard (Kalamazoo College)
  2. Biography as Satire in Lucian's Peregrinus. Stacie L. Kadleck (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  3. Lucian's Homer: The Epic Allusions of the Herakles. Maria Sarinaki (The University of Texas, Austin)
  4. False Deaths and Clitophon's Progress: the Unexpected Idealness of Leucippe and Clitophon. Jean Alvares (Montclair State University)
  5. Dead Man Talking: Egyptian Necromancy in the Ancient Novels. Katherine Panagakos (Rhodes College)
  6. History or Ancient Novel?: The Usurper Procopius. Edmund P. Cueva (Xavier University)


Section D: The Wide-ranging Influence of the Classics (Conference Room I)

James M. May (St. Olaf College), presiding

  1. Seizing the Hearer: Dramatic Intertextuality in Cicero's De Officiis. Jason P. Hartman (University of New Mexico)
  2. Lucan's Ludibrium: Focalisation and the Death of Pompey. Peter Nani (University of Iowa)
  3. Terentian Fathers and Sons in Augustine's Confessions. Eileen M. Jacxsens (Brown University)
  4. The Devil Went Down to Athens: Greco-Roman Magic and American Folklore. Jeffrey T. Winkle (Grand Valley State University)

Section E: Greek Poetry 1 (Conference Room III)

David F. Bright (Emory University), presiding

  1. Eros and Age in the Poems of Mimnermus. Vasiliki Kostopoulou (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  2. Loose Women and Proverbial Dogs:  Interpreting Archilochus 169a. Elizabeth A.  Cady (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  3. Tuomai in Hesiod's Theogony: Zeus' Revenge on Mortals. Kris J. Murrey (University of New Mexico)
  4. Plutarch's Marius: Creating Character with a View to the Odyssey. Michael C. Nerdahl (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Section F: Latin Poetry 2 (Assembly Room)

Helena Dettmer (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. Rhythm as Dramatic Device in Catullus 8. Wakefield Foster (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  2. The Poetics of Manhood? Nonverbal Behavior in Catullus 51. Christina A. Clark (Creighton University)
  3. The Bean Pod and the Argo: Mock-Heroic References in Catullus 4. Tate L. Hemingson (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  4. Venus as Physician: Aen. 12.411-19. Marilyn B. Skinner (University of Arizona)
  5. Aemulatioin Cold Blood: A Reading of the End of the Aeneid. Mehran A. Nickbakht (Universitþt Bern)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon for Consulares (Capitol Ballroom B)

Eleventh Paper Session 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Section A: Classics and Cross-Cultural Influences (Senate Room A)

Barbara A. McCauley (Concordia College), presiding

  1. Death and the City: Euripides' Alcestis and Vergil's Dido. Vassiliki Panoussi (Williams College)
  2. Corn�lio C™s™l N™n Tž's:   The Sandhi of Archaic Latin. William D. White (Baylor University)
  3. Friends in High Places: The Church and Civil Authority in Late Antique and Coptic Egypt. Philip F. Venticinque (University of Chicago)
  4. Intercultural Communication in Classical Antiquity. Jeremiah Reedy (Macalester College)

Section B: Rethinking How We Prepare Latin Teachers: 
An Open Forum (Senate Room B)

Eddie R. Lowry, Jr. (Ripon College), presiding

  1. Winner of Kraft Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching (TBA).
  2. Paul Sandrock, President-Elect, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Section C: The Price of Power: Kinship, Collapse, and Identity in Senecan Rome (Caucus Room)

Krissy A. Ionta (University of Southern California), presiding

  1. Another's Labor: Madness and Identity in the Hercules Furens. Philip H. Purchase (University of Southern California)
  2. In Regnum Incidi: Disability and Exile in Seneca's Oedipus. Krissy A. Ionta (University of Southern California)

Section D: Greek Literature and Culture 3 (Conference I)

F. Mike Clover (University of Wisconsin), presiding

  1. Croesus as Advisor: Wise or Otherwise? Charles C. Chiasson (University of Texas, Arlington)
  2. Kandaules' wife, Masistes' wife: Suppressing the Names of Women in Two Herodotean Tales of Tyranny. Stephanie L. Larson (Bucknell University)
  3. An Unusual Example of Oral Narrative in Thucydides. Robert R. Chenault (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  4. Moral Tragedy and Plutarch's Life of Marius. Brian V. Lush (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  5. Between a Rock and a Soft Place: Ionian Identity in Herodotus. Christopher A. Baron (University of Pennsilvania)

Section E: Greek Poetry 2 (Conference III)

Craig A. Gibson (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. Two new epigrams of Posidippus. Richard C. M. Janko (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  2. Monstrous Offspring: Children of Nymphs in the Argonautica. Elizabeth R. Branscome (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  3. Seeing Medea in the Argonautica. Paul E. Ojennus (Ball State University)
  4. New Inscriptions on Old Shells: Hellenistic Epigram and a New Kingdom Inscribed Fossil from Heliopolis. Chad M. Schroeder (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  5. What's in a Name:  Daphnis and Comatas in the Idylls. David E. Kutzko (Western Michigan University)

Section F: Roman Epic (Assembly Room)

Steve Reece (St. Olaf College), presiding

  1. Lucretius as Teacher and Student. Matthew S. Semanoff (University of Montana)
  2. Poeta Scribens:Images of Writing in Vergil's Eclogues. Jennifer V. Ebbeler (University of Texas, Austin)
  3. The Old Man and the Land: Portrayals of Old Age in the Eclogues. Corinne E. Shirley (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  4. Understanding the Eclogues through the Eighth. David K. Oosterhuis (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Twelfth Paper Session: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Section A: Greek History 2 (Senate Room A)

Mira Green (University of Utah), presiding

  1. Who's guarding the guardians?  The (mis)treatment of orphans in classical Athens. Sheila E. Kurian (University of Chicago)
  2. Spartan Adaptation in the Peloponnesian War. John L. Friend (University of Texas, Austin)
  3. Character Denigration and Demosthenes' Rhetorical Use of Solon. Sandra J. Burgess (University of Missouri, Columbia)
  4. The Formal Political Influence of the Pythia. Mira Green (University of Utah)

Section B: Citius, Altius, Fortius:  The Challenge
of Teaching Living Latin
(Senate Room B)

Gina M. Soter (University of Michigan), presiding

  1. Age, incipiamus: the Living Latin classroom. Nancy E. Llewellyn (Loyola Marymount University)
  2. Gradus incerti: confessions of rank beginners. Jeanne Marie Neumann (Davidson College) & Gina Soter (University of Michigan)
  3. Ludi R Us. Andrew D. J. Gollan (University of Kentucky) & Nancy E. Llewellyn (Loyola Marymount University)
  4. Exhibitiones: demonstrations of our methodology. Nancy E. Llewellyn (Loyola Marymount University)
  5. Exhibitiones: demonstrations of our methodology. Jeanne Marie Neumann (Davidson College)

Section D: The Breadth of Classical Scholarship (Conference I)

Rosemary L. Moore (University of Iowa), presiding

  1. Pear Stories: The Nature of Human Consciousness and the Composition of Thucydides' Speeches. Stewart G. Flory (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  2. Commilito et centurio:points of contact between military ranks in the late Republic. Rosemary L. Moore (University of Iowa)


Section E: Sappho and Theognis (Conference III)

Jennifer L. Larson (Kent State University), presiding

  1. Sappho's Masculine Voice. Ellen Greene (University of Oklahoma)
  2. Roses and the Moon in Sappho 96. Ethan J. Torretta (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  3. Teaching a Course on Sappho and 'Sappho'. Kosta Hadavas (Beloit College)
  4. Theognis' Sphrêgis: Aristocratic Speech and the Paradoxes of Writing. Thomas K. Hubbard (University of Texas, Austin)
  5. Sphregis: Theognis and the Self. Philip G. J. Altman (University of Virginia)




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