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Hilton Newark Airport Hotel, Elizabeth, New Jersey
October 7-9, 2010

Thursday, October 7 Friday, October 8 Saturday, October 9

Program Committee

Henry Bender, The Hill School and Saint Joseph's University, CAAS past President, Program Coordinator
Frederick J. Booth, Seton Hall University, Hahn Scholarship Committee Chair
Raymond Capra, Seton Hall University, CAAS Director for Northern New Jersey
Mark Clauser, CAAS Director for Eastern Pennsylvania
Nathan Costa, Saint Andrew's School, CAAS Director for Delaware
Phyllis Culham, United States Naval Academy, CAAS President
Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland, College Park, CAAS past President and past Program Coordinator
Karen Hersch, Temple University
William Klingshirn, The Catholic University of America, CAAS past President
David J. Murphy, The Nightingale-Bamford School, CAAS Officer-at-Large
Barbara Pavlock, Lehigh University, CAAS Secretary
Lee Pearcy, Episcopal Academy, CAAS past President
Ann R. Raia, The College of New Rochelle, CAAS past President
Karin Suzadail, Owen J. Roberts High School, CAAS ACTFL Delegate
Sarolta Takács, The Sage Colleges, CAAS First Vice President

Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 7, 2010

4:00-5:30 PM
Meeting of the 2009-2010 Finance Committee
6:00-7:30 PM
Dinner Meeting of the 2009-2010 Executive Committee
8:00-9:00 PM
(Elizabeth Foyer)
Packet pick-up for preregistrants. Vendors may set up displays in Elizabeth A.
8:00-10:00 PM
(Seaport, Peterstown B)
Meeting of the 2009-2010 CAAS Board of Directors
7:30-10:00 PM
Panel A: A Musical Evening in Honor of David Porter.
Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park) presiding

Vocal Performance of Selected Works with Classical Themes
      Liz Gloyn (Rutgers University)
Behind Poppea's Veil: Sight, Sound and Imperial Erotics in L'Incoronazione di Poppea
      Wendy Heller (Princeton University)
Cretan Adventures in Song: The Reception and Appropriations of Classical Antiquity in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Idomeneo (1781)
      Anastasia Bakogianni (The Open University, UK)
Opera as Song Cycle: Melody in Mikis Theodorakis' Elektra
      Andrew Simpson (The Catholic University of America)
On the Divide: a Classicist/Musician Who Refused to Grow Up
      David Porter (Skidmore College)


Friday, October 8, 2010

8:00 AM-12:00 noon
(Elizabeth Foyer)
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
(Elizabeth A)
Book Display
8:00-10:00 AM
Panel B: Redefining Boundaries: Geriatrics, Gender, and Geography in Hellenistic Art.
Alexandra Libby (University of Maryland, College Park) presiding

The ‘Stinking, Toothless, Sex-Crazed Fellatrix’: Cultural Stereotype in Dionysiac Sculpture
      Alexandra Libby
Purification, Revelation, Flagellation: Snapshots of a Roman Woman in the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii
      Nicole Riesenberger (University of Maryland, College Park)
“A Greek Alter Ego”: Interpreting Hellenistic and Buddhist Counterparts in the Altarpiece from Tepe Shotor
      Madeline Gent (University of Maryland, College Park)
8:00-10:00 AM
Paper Session A: Classical Reception.
Ann R. Raia (The College of New Rochelle) and Janet M. Martin (Princeton University) presiding

facilis descensus A-Verne-i?”: A Journey to the Classical Center of a Scientific Epic
       Benjamin Stevens (Bard College)
“Our Empire is Your Empire”: Classical Reception at Caesars Palace, Atlantic City
       Marice Rose (Fairfield University)
The Obliteration of Echo and Narcissus in the d'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (1962)
       Alison C. Poe (Fairfield University) & Aileen Hawkins (Sage Hill School, CA)
Kapuscinski's Travels with Herodotus and Herodotus's Histories
       Jennifer T. Roberts (City College of New York)
Alan Moore's Rome: Grand Central in Top Ten
       William S. Duffy (University at Buffalo)
10:00-10:30 AM
(Elizabeth Foyer)
Coffee Break
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Paper Session B: Latin Literature of the Empire.
Frederick J. Booth (Seton Hall University) and Barbara Pavlock (Lehigh University) presiding

Rivers as a Model for Resistance in Lucan
       Howard S. Chen (Columbia University)
An unpublished English translation of the Punica
       John Jacobs (The Montclair Kimberley Academy)
Jason and Medea in Lucan's Bellum Civile
       Katherine Wasdin (Rutgers University)
A maius monstrum? Seneca's Oedipus and Oracular Language
       Carrie Mowbray (University of Pennsylvania)
A, virgo infelix”: Pasiphae as an example of Servian Erotics
       Scott A. Sobolewski (University at Buffalo)
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Paper Session C: Greek Literature.
Lee Pearcy (Episcopal Academy) and Nathan Costa (Saint Andrew's School) presiding

The Different Ideologies of Retreat in the Iliad and Archaic Elegy
      Cameron G. Pearson (City University of New York)
The Language of Paris
      Leanna Boychenko (Yale University)
More than a Mere Suasoria: Lucian's Phalaris
      Benjamin Haller (Virginia Wesleyan College)
Problematic Endings in Plutus and Ecclesiazusae
      Daniel McLean (McMaster University)
Alcaeus' Fragment 34a: Religious Hymn or Metaphor for Self?
      Katheryn Whitcomb (Rutgers University)
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Panel C: Workshop on Professional Citizenship in Classics.
Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park) presiding

Commendaticae and Academic Citizenship
      Marilyn B. Skinner (University of Arizona)
Professional Citizenship: Academic Search Committees
      Maria S. Marsilio (Saint Joseph's University)
Professional Citizenship: Making Ourselves Presentable
      Judith P. Hallett
      Barbara F. McManus (The College of New Rochelle); Sheila Murnaghan (University of Pennsylvania); Ralph Rosen University of Pennsylvania)
12:30-1:30 PM
(Elizabeth B)
Luncheon Buffet: Second Vice President Shelley P. Haley (Hamilton College) presiding
Ovatio honoring David Porter (Skidmore College), presented by Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park), CAAS past President.
1:30-3:30 PM
Paper Session D: Hellenistic and Roman History.
Phyllis Culham (United States Naval Academy) and Karen Hersch (Temple University) presiding

Serving the Gods Together: Flamines and Flaminicae in Republican Rome
      Meghan DiLuzio (Princeton University)
Why was Dion of Syracuse Exiled?
      Lionel J. Sanders (Concordia University)
Sharing Center Stage: “Actresses' (In)Equity” in the Roman World
      John H. Starks, Jr. (Blegen Research Fellow, Vassar College)
Catiline's Rhetoric: Quousque tandem patiemini?
      Joseph A. DiLuzio (The College of New Jersey)
The Good King of Rome: Seneca's De Clementia
      Joshua A. Kinlaw (CUNY Graduate Center)
1:30-3:30 PM
Paper Session E: Technai Ancient and Modern.
Barbara F. McManus (The College of New Rochelle), CAAS Webmaster and past President, and Mark Clauser (CAAS Director for Eastern Pennsylvania) presiding

Classical Greek Independent Study: A Working Model
      Max Gabrielson (Wilton High School)
Configuring the Gorgon in Post-Archaic Art and Literature
      Jean Sorabella (independent scholar)
Characteristics of Greek Engraved Mirrors
      Allison Eaton (independent scholar)
El Medol: An Ancient Quarry on the Via Augusta in Hispania Tarraconensis
      Raymond Capra (Seton Hall University)
1:30-3:30 PM
Panel D: Classics in Children's Literature.
Valentina DeNardis (Villanova University) presiding

Capitalizing on the Classics: Percy Jackson and the Merging of Mythology and Pop Culture
      Valentina DeNardis
“A Girl Who Was Raped Away”: Persephone's Fate in Myth Books for Children
      Sheila Murnaghan (University of Pennsylvania) & Deborah Roberts (Haverford College)
Spinning Homeric Fairy Tales: Reconfiguring Homer for Children in the 20th Century
      Adrienne Kiki Aranita (Bryn Mawr College)
Et Incipiunt Fabulae: The Tradition of Translating Children's Literature into Latin
      Melanie Subacus (New York University)
4:00 PM Departure for Newark Museum and Clack Lecture
5:00 PM
(Engelhard Court, Newark Museum)
Reception in Honor of Jerry Clack
6:00 PM
(Engelhard Court, Newark Museum)
Clack Lecture: W. Robert Connor (Senior Advisor to the Teagle Foundation, formerly Director of the National Humanities Center and Professor of Classics at Princeton), “We Must Call the Classics before a Jury of the Shipwrecked: What Classics Can Do Now.”
8:00 PM
(Elizabeth B)
Buffet Dinner: First Vice President Sarolta Takács (The Sage Colleges) presiding
Ovatio honoring Janet M. Martin (Princeton University), presented by Barbara K. Gold (Hamilton College), CAAS past President.
Presentation by Jennifer A. Larson (Mount Saint Mary's Academy), 2010 Hahn Scholarship winner.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

8:00 AM-12:00 noon
(Elizabeth Foyer)
8:00 AM-1:00 PM
(Elizabeth A)
Book Display
8:00-8:30 AM
(Elizabeth C)
New Jersey Classical Association Registration and Flea Market for the Edna White Rome Scholarship
8:30-9:00 AM
(Elizabeth C)
NJCA Welcoming Remarks and Business Meeting
8:30-10:30 AM
Paper Session F: Latin literature from Catullus to Ovid.
Barbara K. Gold (Hamilton College) and Karin Suzadail (Owen J. Roberts High School) presiding

The Little Boat Speaks: Personification and Catullus Poem 4
       Jared Simard (CUNY Graduate Center)
Turn a White Shade of Pale: Color-Term Sequences in Tibullus' Elegies
       Rachael B. Goldman (CUNY Graduate Center)
Altera Templa: Ovid's Strategic Topography in Tristia 3.1
       Lisa Whitlatch (Rutgers University)
The Arachne Debacle — A Complex Metamorphosis
       Andrew Hagerty (CUNY Graduate Center)
Poetic Authority and Shipwreck in Horace's Carmen 1.5
       Christopher Vacca (Bryn Mawr College)
8:30-10:30 AM
Panel E: et prodesse volunt et delectare magistri.
David J. Califf (Academy of Notre Dame), CAAS Newsletter Editor, presiding

Ars Gratia Caesaris: One Teacher's Success Reading the Bellum Gallicum
       Michael Nerdahl (University of Richmond)
Writing Latin
       David J. Califf
occidit miseros crambe repetita magistros: Making Latin Palatable
       James C. McKeown (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
8:30-10:30 AM
Panel F: The Word Became Flesh: Reading Material and Visual Culture in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Jennifer L. Muslin (University at Buffalo/University of Texas Austin) presiding

Ovid's Corpus: Daphne, Apollo (Met. 1.452-567), and Roman Book Culture
       Robert W. McCutcheon (University of Toronto)
The Memory Remains: Object Lessons in the Monumenta of Ovid's Metamorphoses
       Jennifer L. Muslin
Queering the Locus Amoenus in Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Roman House
       David Fredrick (University of Arkansas)
9:00-10:30 AM
(Elizabeth C)
NJCA Presentation: Villa of the Antonines: Exploring an Imperial Roman Villa in the Alban Hills. Presenters: Timothy Renner (Director for the Institute of Humanities, Montclair State University) and Deborah Chatr Aryamontri (Montclair State University)
10:30-11:00 AM
(Elizabeth Foyer)
Coffee Break
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Panel G: Getting in Touch with the Force: The Power of Classical Antiquity in Star Wars, Red River, and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Carl A. Rubino (Hamilton College), CAAS past President, presiding

From Homer to Howard Hawkes: Epic Connections in Red River
       Kirsten Day (Augustana College)
Patterns of Myth in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock
       Mark W. Padilla (Christopher Newport University)
Long Ago, but not so Far Away: Star Wars and the Ancient World
       Carl A. Rubino
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Panel H: Thornton Wilder and the Classics.
Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park) presiding

The Survival of the Pagan Gods: Wilder, The Cabala and Percy Jackson
      Martha Davis (Temple University)
Terence and Wilder's The Woman of Andros
      Mathias Hanses (Columbia University)
As History Gets Wilder: The Novelist's Challenge to the Historian
      Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University)
Thornton Wilder and Louise Talma: Transforming Greek Tragedy into Contemporary Opera
      Mary English (Montclair University)
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Paper Session G: Greek History and Philosophy.
David J. Murphy (The Nightingale-Bamford School) and Sarolta Takács (The Sage Colleges) presiding

On the Role of Chora and Paradeigma in Plato's Legislative Craftsmanship
       Lewis Trelawny-Cassity (Binghamton University SUNY)
The Rhetoric of Manhood in Plato's Gorgias
       Andrew Scholtz (Binghamton University SUNY)
A New Fragment of Sophocles? An Unidentified Quotation of Sophocles' Krisis in Plato's Republic
       Patrick G. Lake (The Hill School/Fordham University)
Gender-Based Differential Morbidity and Moral Teaching in Seneca's Epistulae Morales
       Tommaso Gazzarri (Yale University)
Focalization in Thucydides 1.127
       Sarah B. Ferrario (The Catholic University of America)
1:00-2:30 PM
(Elizabeth B)
Buffet Luncheon and CAAS Business Meeting: CAAS President Phyllis Culham presiding
Ovatio honoring David J. Murphy (The Nightingale-Bamford School), CAAS past President, presented by Ann R. Raia (The College of New Rochelle), CAAS past President.
Business Meeting of the Association; Election of Officers and Directors
2:30-4:30 PM
Panel I: Reception of Greek and Roman Drama in Latin America.
Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (St. Joseph's University) presiding

       Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos
Leopoldo Marechal's Antígona Velez and the Argentinization of Sophoclean Myth
       Anibal Biglieri (University of Kentucky)
In Defense of the Dead: Griselda Gambaro's Antígona Furiosa
       Nancy Poulson (Florida Atlantic University)
Cruelty and the Avant-Garde: Alfonso Reyes, the Teatro de Orientación, and the First Adaptations of Greek Tragedy on the Mexican stage
       Francisco Barrenechea (Bryn Mawr College)
Seneca in the Caribbean: José Triana's Medea in the Mirror and the Issue of Race in Pre- Revolutionary Cuban Society
       Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos
2:30-4:30 PM
Panel J: New Approaches to Sex, Gender, and Kinship in Classical Antiquity.
Michael Broder (CUNY Graduate Center) presiding

Gender Complementarity in Livy's First Book
       Meredith E. Safran (Brooklyn College)
Porneia and Kinaidia: Failures of Masculine Virtue in Aeschines' Against Timarkhos
       Julia P. Shapiro (University of Michigan)
Transgender and Intersex Issues in Antiquit
       H. Christian Blood (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Clytemnestra and Female Masculinity in Aeschylus' Agamemnon
       Lily Kelting (University of California, San Diego)
       Heather Vincent (Eckerd College)
2:30-4:30 PM
Panel K: Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environment, and Ethics in the Classics Curriculum.
Stacie Raucci (Union College) presiding

Discussants: Randall Childree, Kristen Gentile, Doug Klein, Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Cherrice Traver, Tarik Wareh (all from Union College)
4:30-6:30 PM
Meeting of the 2010-2011 CAAS Board of Directors


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