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Jurys Hotel, Washington DC
October 4-7, 2007

Thursday, October 4 Friday, October 5 Saturday, October 6 Sunday, October 7

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Program Committee

Frederick J. Booth, Seton Hall University, CAAS Secretary
Nathan Costa, Saint Andrew's School
Helen Cullyer, University of Pittsburgh, Regional Representative for Western Pennsylvania
Richard Gilder III, CAGSE
Barbara K. Gold, Hamilton College, CAAS Past President
Nicolas Gross, University of Delaware, CAAS Past President
Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland, College Park, CAAS Past President and Program Coordinator
W. Gerald Heverly, New York University, CAAS Archivist
Diana Jensen, The Maret School, CAAS Regional Representative for the District of Columbia
William Klingshirn, The Catholic University of America, CAAS Past President
Maria Marsilio, St. Joseph's University
Janet M. Martin, Princeton University
Barbara F. McManus, The College of New Rochelle, CAAS Past President and Webmaster
David Murphy, The Nightingale-Bamford School, CAAS Second Vice President
Barbara Pavlock, Lehigh University, CAAS Regional Representative for Eastern Pennsylvania
Ann R. Raia, The College of New Rochelle, CAAS First Vice President
Carl A. Rubino, Hamilton College, CAAS President
Matthew Santirocco, New York University, Editor, Classical World
Karin Suzadail, Owen J. Roberts High School, CAAS Regional Representative for Central Pennsylvania

Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 4, 2007

5:00-6:30 PM Registration (Jurys Hotel, Doyle B)
7:00-9:00 PM
(American Film Institute Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD)
Plenary Session A: A Century of Classics in the Cinema
Carl A. Rubino (Hamilton College), CAAS President, and Martin Winkler (George Mason University), presiding

Panelists: Max Alvarez (American Film Institute), Benita Kane Jaro, Matthew Jaro, and Karen Rosenbecker (Loyola University, New Orleans). The following ten films were voted by CAAS members as “CAAS Centennial Classics”: Ben Hur; Cleopatra (1963); Fellini Satyricon; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Gladiator; I, Claudius (BBC-TV series); Monty Python's Life of Brian; O Brother Where Art Thou?; Spartacus; Ulysses.

Special event, including free concession stand, sponsored by the Department of Classics of the University of Maryland, College Park.


Friday, October 5, 2007

7:30 AM-4:30 PM Registration (Doyle B)
8:00 AM-5:30 PM Book Display (Doyle B)
8:00-10:30 AM
(Westbury A)
Panel A: Petronius' Satyrica: Readings, Rationales, Reception
Marsha B. McCoy (Austin College), presiding

Bakhtin and Petronius' Satyrica
       Marsha B. McCoy
Ecphrasis, Spectacle and Vision: Poetic Reception of the Satyrica in Martial and Statius
       J. Mira Seo (University of Michigan)
Narrators Ancient and Modern: Petronius' Satyrica and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
       James L. W. West III (The Pennsylvania State University)
Anti-Petronian Elements in The Great Gatsby
       Robert J. Sklenar (The University of Tennessee)
Response: Niall W. Slater (Emory University)
8:00-10:30 AM
Panel B: Classics in Suburban Secondary Schools: A Roundtable
Sherwin Little (Indian Hill High School), President, American Classical League; and Donal McGay (Radnor High School), Regional Representative for Philadelphia, presiding

Panelists: Robert Fradkin (Atholton High School), William Herbst (Bay Shore High School), Maria Marsilio (St. Joseph's University), Dawn Mitchell (Dulaney High School), Martha Pearlman (Clearview Regional High School), Linda Squier (Eleanor Roosevelt High School), Grigory Starikovsky (Ramsey High School and Montclair State University) and Karin Suzadail (Owen J. Roberts High School)
10:30-11:00 AM
(Doyle A)
Coffee Break
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
(Westbury A)
Paper Session A: New Lenses on Latin Literature
Janet M. Martin (Princeton University) and Barbara Pavlock (Lehigh University), presiding

Ennius in Horace's Theory of Satire
       Brent Gilbert (The Catholic University of America)
Bite-sized Lucretius: Passages of Repetition and Echo
       Edward A. Naumann (The Catholic University of America)
The Flavian Recusatio: Domitian, Statius and Silvae 4.4
       Sarah Danziger (New York University)
Two Synonyms for Codex in a Letter from Late Antiquity
       W. Gerald Heverly (New York University)
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Paper Session B: Classical Receptions
Frederick J. Booth (Seton Hall University) and Barbara F. McManus (The College of New Rochelle), presiding

Dryden's Recreation of Dido: Translation as Interpretation
       Grigory Starikovsky (Ramsey High School and Montclair State University)
Displaced German Scholars: Kurt von Fritz and Ernst Kapp at the Department of Greek and Latin of Columbia University, 1937-1954
       Hans Peter Obermayer (City College, Munich, Germany)
Myth and Maidenhood in Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth
       Patricia Salzman (Montclair State University; paper was read by Jean Alvarez)
The Mythological Mysteries of Carol Goodman
       Marianthe Colakis (Townsend Harris High School)
12:30-2:30 PM
(Doyle A)
Luncheon Buffet Session: Celebration of the Recipients of the E. Adelaide Hahn Rome-Athens Fellowship
Ann R. Raia (The College of New Rochelle), CAAS First Vice President, presiding
Remarks by Jennifer L. Brown (Tower Hill School) and Chris Ann Matteo (Edmund Burke School), winners of the 2007 Hahn Fellowships
2:30-5:30 PM
(Westbury A)
Panel C: Classics in the Kennedy Era
Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park), CAAS Past President, and Michael C.J. Putnam (Brown University), presiding

Jacqueline Kennedy and the Classical Ideal
       Nancy Sultan (Illinois Wesleyan University)
The Influences of Classical Tragedy on Martin Luther King's Prophetic ‘Mountaintop’ Speech and Robert F. Kennedy's Reaction to the King Assassination
       Lewis Sussman (University of Florida)
The Kennedy Family and Edith Hamilton's Greece
       Judith P Hallett
The Inaugural Year of the Center for Hellenic Studies (1961-1962)
       Michael C.J. Putnam
2:30-5:30 PM
Panel D: Of Kings and Other Autocrats: Livy's Reception of History
Meredith Safran (Princeton University), presiding

Reges, Regnum and “The Regal Period”: Assessing Criteria for Analysis of Ab Urbe Condita I
       Meredith Safran
In Need of No Introduction: Livy and the Origins of the Sibylline Books
       Susan Satterfield (Princeton University)
Neglect and Superstitio in the Reign of Tullus Hostilius
       Meghan J. DiLuzio (Princeton University)
Imperial Exempla from Augustus to Caligula
       Rose MacLean (Princeton University)
Livy's Kingship and the Rhetoric of Power Among First-Century BCE Roman Elites
       Emily Kutzer-Rice (Princeton University)
2:30-4:00 PM
(Burlington B)
Workshop A: Reading the Vergilian Hexameter Aloud
Stephen G. Daitz (City University of New York) presiding
4:00-5:30 PM
(Burlington B)
Workshop B: Open Reading Session
Stephen G. Daitz (City University of New York) presiding

The open reading session has as its aim to give to anyone registered at the meeting the opportunity to read aloud a selection of Greek or Latin literature (maximum about 35 lines) before an interested and sympathetic audience. This session is not to be construed as a contest, but rather as a friendly exchange of sounds and ideas among those interested in the effective oral performance of classical literature. If the reader so desires, listeners will offer constructive comments after the reading. All readers are asked to bring 30 copies of their selection as handouts. Auditors are also cordially welcome to this session. Please contact Stephen Daitz ( if you plan to present a selection of your choice.
3:30-3:45 PM
(Doyle A)
Coffee Break
5:30-6:30 PM
(Doyle A)
Reception: Sponsored by the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University (Professor Gregory Nagy, Director)
6:30-8:00 PM
(Doyle A)
Buffet Dinner: Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park), CAAS Past President, presiding
Ovationes honoring Robert Boughner (The University of the Sciences), Past Executive Director of CAAS, presented by Henry Bender (The Hill School, St. Joseph's University, and Villanova University), and Rita Fleischer (City University of New York Latin/Greek Institute), presented by Valentina DeNardis (St. Joseph's University)
8:00-10:30 PM
(Burlington A)
Plenary Session B: A Century of Classical Theater and Performance in the CAAS Region
Lee T. Pearcy (The Episcopal Academy), CAAS Past President, and John H. Starks, Jr. (Binghamton University, State University of New York), presiding

Presenters: George Bistransin (Theater Ludicrum); Helene P. Foley (Barnard College and Columbia University); Sebastian Lockwood (Lumenarts); Lee T. Pearcy; Gregory Staley (University of Maryland, College Park; paper was read by Steven Rutledge); John H. Starks, Jr.


Saturday, October 6, 2007

7:00-8:30 AM
(Doyle A)
Buffet Breakfast: Sponsored by the Women's Classical Caucus
8:00 AM-3:30 PM Registration (Doyle B)
8:00 AM-4:30 PM Book Display (Doyle B)
8:30-11:30 AM
(Westbury A)
Panel E: The Past as Prologue: The Role of Classics in a Liberal Education
Michael Arnush (Skidmore College) and Barbara K. Gold (Hamilton College), presiding

Where We've Been:
Panelists: Thomas M. Falkner (McDaniel College), David Porter (Williams College; paper was read by Michael Arnush), Ann Steiner (Franklin and Marshall College)
Where We Are Now:
Panelists: Hans-Friedrich Mueller (Union College); Martha Malamud (University at Buffalo, State University of New York), Peter Struck (University of Pennsylvania)
Where We're Headed:
Panelists: Ralph Hexter (Hampshire College), Kenneth Morrell (Rhodes College); S. Georgia Nugent (Kenyon College)
Respondent: W. Robert Connor (The Teagle Foundation)
8:30-11:30 AM
Paper Session C: New Lenses on Greek Literature
Helen Cullyer (University of Pittsburgh) and Maria Marsilio (St. Joseph's University), presiding

Aidos and Nemesis: Reflections on Hesiod's Myth of the Ages
       John Scott Campbell (University of South Florida)
The Anti-Homeric Tradition of Western Lyric: Stesichorus, Ibycus, and Trojan Myth
       Raymond Capra (Seton Hall University), Regional Representative from Northern New Jersey
In the Middle: Sympotic Diction in Theognidea 1-4
       Lawrence Kowerski (Hunter College, City University of New York)
An Invisible Girl in an Invisible World: Glauke in Euripides’ Medea
       Liz Gloyn (Rutgers University)
Socrates’ Similes
       John E. Ziolkowski (The George Washington University), CAAS Past President
10:00-10:15 AM
(Doyle A)
Coffee Break: Sponsored by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
(Doyle A)
Luncheon Buffet Session: Celebration of State and Local Classical Associations
David Murphy (The Nightingale-Bamford School), CAAS Second Vice President, presiding
1:30-4:30 PM
Panel F: Classics in Urban Secondary Schools: A Roundtable
Jason Griffiths (The Brooklyn Latin School) and Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park), presiding

Featured Presenter: Henry Bender (The Hill School, St. Joseph's University, and Villanova University), CAAS Past President
Presenters: Victor Castellani (University of Denver); Matthew Dillon (Loyola-Marymount University); Priscilla Durkin (Boston Latin School); Phoebe Peacock (Library of Congress); Paul Properzio (Boston Latin Academy), CAAS Past President; Stacie Raucci (Union College), Regional Representative for Eastern New York; Josh Rocchio (University of Maryland, College Park); Brian Vuolo (Boys' Latin School)
1:30-4:30 PM
(Westbury A)
Paper Session D: New Lenses on Ancient History
W. Gerald Heverly (New York University) and William Klingshirn (The Catholic University of America), presiding

Thinking About Peace in the Ancient World: Why Greece?
       Kurt A. Raaflaub (Brown University)
Feudalism: A Starter Set for Classicists
       Daniel Tompkins (Temple University)
Fufluns in Greece? Syncretism and Exchange in the Etruscan Wine Trade
       Jennifer L. Muslin (University at Buffalo, State University of New York)
Magistracy, Law and the People in Republican Rome
       Ayelet Haimson Lushkov (Yale University)
Defining 'the Other': Ethnography and Astrology in the Roman Empire
       Valentina DeNardis (St. Joseph's University)
Capaneus' Impiety: Arrogant Claudians, Tyrannical Emperors, and the Law of Maiestas
       Pramit Chaudhuri (Yale University)
2:45-3:00 PM
(Doyle A)
Coffee Break
4:30-6:30 PM
(Burlington A)
Plenary Session C: Representing Our Ancestors: A Roundtable Discussion
Carl A. Rubino (Hamilton College), CAAS President, presiding

Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), Principal, The M Street School, Washington, DC; Author, A Voice from the South
       Shelley P. Haley (Hamilton College)
Grace Harriet Macurdy (1866-1946), Professor of Greek, Vassar College
       Barbara F. McManus (The College of New Rochelle)
Edith Hamilton (1867-1963), Headmistress, The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore; Author, The Greek Way, The Roman Way, Mythology
       Elizabeth Scharffenberger (Columbia University)
Gonzalez Lodge (1863-1942), Professor of Greek and Latin, Columbia Teachers College; founding editor of Classical Weekly
       Wayne Millan (The American University)
Moses Hadas (1900-1966), Jay Professor of Greek, Columbia University; President of CAAS, 1941-1942
       John H. Starks, Jr. (Binghamton University, State University of New York)
Gilbert Highet (1906-1978), Anthon Professor of Latin, Columbia University
       Robert J. Ball (University of Hawaii)
6:45-7:30 PM
(Doyle A)
Reception: Sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage (Mrs. Anna Lea, President; Mrs. Christine Sarbanes, Vice-Chair)
7:30-9:30 PM
(Doyle A)
Gala Buffet Dinner: Sponsored by Georgetown University.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, as a classics professor or teacher of blessed memory, or as a favorite character from classical history, literature or mythology.


Sunday, October 7, 2007

7:30-8:45 AM
(Doyle A)
Breakfast: Sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, The Catholic University of America
8:00-10:00 AM Registration (Doyle B)
8:00 AM-noon Book Display (Doyle B)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Panel G: A Century of Developments in Classical Scholarship and Pedagogy; A Roundtable Discussion
Deborah Boedeker and Kurt A. Raaflaub (Brown University), presiding

The American Classical League, The American Classical League Newsletter and The Classical Outlook
       Mary English (Montclair State University), CAAS Executive Director, and Paul Properzio (Boston Latin Academy)
American Journal of Ancient History and the Association of Ancient Historians
       T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University) and Phyllis Culham (U.S. Naval Academy)
American Journal of Philology
       Barbara K. Gold (paper was read by Carl Rubino) and Carl A. Rubino (Hamilton College; )
The American Philological Association
       Adam Blistein (American Philological Association) and Robert Kaster (Princeton University)
       John Dugan and Martha Malamud (University at Buffalo, State University of New York)
Classical World
       Lee T. Pearcy (The Episcopal Academy)
Advanced Placement Latin Programs and the Scholastic Aptitude Test II Latin Examination
       Shelley P. Haley (Hamilton College) and Kate Rabiteau (Educational Testing Service)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
(Westbury A)
Paper Session E: New Lenses on Classical Pedagogy
Diana Jensen (The Maret School) and David Murphy (The Nightingale-Bamford School), presiding

Barnes and Noble Romans
       Victor Castellani (University of Denver)
Pompeii: Developing Critical Skills Through a Student Writing Workshop
       Geraldine Thomas (St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Teaching Classics and Literature to ESL Students: A Report
       Nathan R. Bauman (Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea)
The Structure of the Dactylic Hexameter: As Simple as (d)abc(d)
       John Jacobs (Yale University)
Feeling Amorous/Amorphous? Some Rhetorical Implications of Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Metamorphoses
       Michele Kennerly (University of Pittsburgh)
Catullus as a Pedagogical Tool for Cicero
       William D. Prueter (West Geauga High School)
10:30-10:45 AM
(Doyle A)
Coffee Break
12:00-2:00 PM
(Doyle A)
Luncheon Buffet Session: Carl A. Rubino (Hamilton College), CAAS President, presiding
Speaker: Leonard Slatkin, Music Director, National Symphony Orchestra
2:00-3:30 PM
(Burlington A)
Meeting, CAAS Board of Directors


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