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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 7-9, 2004


Program Committee

Henry Bender, The Hill School and St. Joseph 's University: CAAS Past President and Conference Coordinator
Frederick Booth, Seton Hall University: CAAS Secretary
Robert Boughner, The University of the Sciences: CAAS Executive Director
David Califf, Academy of Notre Dame and Villanova University
Nathaniel Costa, Saint Andrew's School: CAAS Representative from Delaware
Martha Davis, Temple University
Luigi Maria De Luca, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Bethesda, Maryland and the University of Maryland, College Park:
     CAAS Representative from Maryland
Barbara Gold, Hamilton College: CAAS Past President
Nicolas Gross, University of Delaware: CAAS President
Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland, College Park: CAAS Past President and Program Coordinator
Thomas Hayes, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York: CAAS Second Vice-President
Diana Jensen, The Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, Maryland and the University of Maryland, College Park:
     CAAS Program Administrator
William Klingshirn, The Catholic University of America: CAAS Past President
Maria Marsilio, Saint Joseph 's University
Janet M. Martin, Princeton University
Barbara McManus, The College of New Rochelle: CAAS First Vice President
Edward Sacks, The Agnes Irwin School: CAAS Immediate Past President and Program Co-coordinator

  Schedule of Events

Book Display (ADAMS ROOM)

Thursday, October 7, 2004

9:00-11:00 PM Novus Ordo Contionum: Welcoming Reception (BETSY ROSS II)

Friday, October 8, 2004

8:30-11:30 AM Meeting of the CAAS Board of Directors (HANCOCK ROOM)
8:30-11:30 AM Panel A: Contemporary Perspectives on Alexander the Great (BETSY ROSS I)
  Jana Adamitis (Christopher Newport University ), presiding
  Not Great Man History: Re-conceptualizing a Course on Alexander the Great
      Michael Flower (Princeton University)
Arrian and the Greek Alexander Romance
      Jeremy McInerney (University of Pennsylvania)
Alexander as Icon: Some Socio-Political Contexts of Alexander the Great in Twentieth Century Fiction
      Jeanne Reames-Zimmerman (University of Nebraska, Omaha)
From Babylon to Baghdad: Teaching Alexander after 9/11
      James Romm (Bard College)

Commentary: Eugene N. Borza (The Pennsylvania State University )
8:30-11:30 AM Panel B: The Orberg Approach to Latin Learning (BETSY ROSS II)
  Martha Davis and Ron Pullins (Focus Press), presiding
  Presenters: Christopher Brown (Ohio State University); Martha Davis; Karen Klaiber Hersch (Temple University); Jeanne Neumann (Davidson College); Anders Orberg (Holbro Gymnasium, Denmark); Hans Orberg; Ron Pullins
11:30 AM-1:30 PM Luncheon Buffet Session: Thomas Hayes, presiding (HANCOCK ROOM)
  Latin and the Civil Rights of Exceptional Children: A Proposal by Douglas Bunch (College of William and Mary School of Law)
  Respondents: Rudolph Masciantonio (School District of Philadelphia); Frank Morris (College of Charleston); Vivian Seton/The Princess Massaquoi (The Catholic University of America and Prince George's County Public Schools); Lewis Sussman (The University of Florida)
The full text of Douglas Bunch's paper, Using Latin to Remedy the Exclusion of Exceptional Students, is available in advance from Judith P. Hallett ( and ).
1:30-3:30 PM Paper Session A: Panorama on Greek Literary Texts (BETSY ROSS I)
  Helen Cullyer, CAAS Representative from Western Pennsylvania (University of Pittsburgh) and Mary English, CAAS Representative from Northern New Jersey (Montclair State University), presiding
  Tactics and Strategies of Seduction in the Odyssey and Aeneid
      Linda Mitchell Thompson (University of Maryland, College Park)
  Pandora's Motive and Intent in the Works and Days
      Benjamin Wolkow (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  Aristophanes and Building Character: Ethos and Ethical Speech
      Donald Sells (University of Toronto)
  Plato's Allegory of the Cave: A Reverse Katabatic Heroic Journey
      Mark Farmer (Valparaiso University)
  Physiognomical Techniques in the Representation of Women in the Ancient Greek Novel
      Koen De Temmerman (University of Ghent, Belgium)
1:30-3:30 PM Panel C: Teaching Juvenal to a “Politically Correct” Generation (BOARD ROOM)
  Robert O. Lopez (Rutgers University, Camden), presiding
  Hypocrisy v. Homosexuality: Teaching Juvenal II in an Age of Sexual Turmoil
      Robert O. Lopez
  The City All Gussied Up: Pretension and the Foreign in Juvenal III
      Rebecca Cefaratti (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  The Problem of Juvenal's Women: Feminist Strategies for Teaching Satire VI
      Jamie Corson (Rutgers University, Camden)
  Respondents: Barbara Gold; Martin Winkler (George Mason University and Cornell University)
1:30-3:30 PM Panel D: Further Light on the Career of T.R.S. Broughton (BETSY ROSS II)
  T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University, New Brunswick), presiding
  Introduction: T.R.S. Broughton's Unpublished Autobiography
      T. Corey Brennan
  Broughton on his Formative Years
      Kathleen J. Shea (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
  Broughton on North Africa
      T. Corey Brennan
  Broughton on the Magistrates of the Republic
      Ryan Coleman Fowler (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
  Broughton on Asia Minor
      Andrew G. Scott (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
  Respondent: T. Alan Broughton (University of Vermont)
3:30-3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:45-6:00 PM Panel E: Integrating Feminist Perspectives into Latin Literary Studies (BETSY ROSS I)
  Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania) and Barbara Gold, presiding
  Presenters: Jen Ebbeler (University of Texas, Austin); Sharon James (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill); David Pollio (Christopher Newport University)
  Respondents: Jana Adamitis; Joseph Farrell; Barbara Gold; Judith P. Hallett; Christine Perkell (Emory University)
3:45-4:45 PM Paper Session B: llluminating Classical Iconography (BETSY ROSS II)
  Robert Boughner and Maria Marsilio, presiding
  Hercules and Theseus on the Philadelphia Stamnos
      Victor Castellani (University of Denver)
  Images of Omphale and Eos in Greek Art
      Paula Martino (University of Maryland, College Park and College of Southern Maryland)
  Feminine Representations of Eros in Athenian and Apuleian Vase Painting
      Lisa S. Trever (University of Maryland, College Park)
5:00-6:00 PM Paper Session C: Illuminating Roman Prose Authors (BETSY ROSS II)
  David Califf and Paul Harvey (Pennsylvania State University), presiding
Mutiny in Ancient Historiography
      Stefan Chrissanthos (University of California, Riverside)
  Gallia Omnis: Problems in Caesar's Representation of Gallic Unity in the Bellum Gallicum
      Susan Johnson (City University of New York Graduate Center)
  Autobiography and the Rhetoric of Self-Representation: A Reading of Pliny the Younger's Epistles 1.1 and 7.20
      Mehran Nickbakht (University of Bern, Switzerland)
6:45-7:30 PM Reception and Cash Bar (SHERMAN ROOM)
7:30-9:00 PM Dinner (BETSY ROSS I and II)
8:15 PM Ovatio honoring Jeannette Keshishian (The Baldwin School) delivered by CAAS Immediate Past President Edward Sacks
8:30-11:00 PM Celebrating the CAAS Centennial in 2007: a “working” dessert reception
Saturday, October 9, 2004
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast Session: Musing on Wolfgang Petersen's Troy (BETSY ROSS I)
  Henry Bender; Carl Rubino; Martin Winkler, presiding
  Attendance is limited. Please contact Henry Bender ( by October 5 if you are interested in attending, and in bringing some of your students at either the K-12 or college levels to take part in this discussion about the classical world in the current cinema.
8:30-10:30 AM Panel F: Classics Elsewhere and Elsewhen: Global and Local Perspectives (BETSY ROSS I)
  Luigi Maria De Luca and Judith P. Hallett, presiding
  Presenters: Dobrinka Chiekova (Bryn Mawr College: Bulgaria and Switzerland); Frances Muecke (University of Sydney, Australia); Alison Keith (University of Toronto, Canada); Anders Orberg; Ineke Sluiter (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
  Respondents: Egbert Bakker (Yale University); Jeremy McInerney; Hans Orberg; Rose-Marie Oster (University of Maryland, College Park); Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University)
8:30-9:30 AM Paper Session D: Curricular Challenges in Classical Studies ( BETSY ROSS II)
  Frederick Booth and Lee Sherry (Kent Place School), CAAS Representative from Central New Jersey, presiding
  Teaching the Miller Collection of Roman Sculpture: Making Lemonade out of Lemons
     Mireille Lee (Macalester College)
  Etymology: Latin and Greek in Current Use
     Adrienne Pierce and Rowena Fenstermacher (The Hackley School, Tarrytown, New York)
  Latin Words and Concepts and How They Grew
     Rose Williams (Abilene, Texas, Independent School District and McMurry University)
9:30-10:30 AM Paper Session E: Modes of Classical Reception (BETSY ROSS II)
  Gerald Heverly (New York University), CAAS Representative from New York City, and Barbara Pavlock (Lehigh University), CAAS Representative from Eastern Central Pennsylvania, presiding
  Trojan Treasure Discovered, Lost, Rediscovered
     John Traupman, Past President (Saint Joseph's University)
  Classical Epic Ekphrasis in Walter Scott's Waverley
     Chris Ann Matteo (George Washington University)
  Jane Harrison and the Erotics of Institutional Reform
     Shanyn Fiske (Rutgers University, Camden)
10:30-10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM-1:00 PM Workshop A: Differences between classics teaching at public and private institutions at both the K-12 and college levels. (BETSY ROSS I)
  Presiders: Nathaniel Costa, Judith P. Hallett, Thomas Hayes
  Facilitators: Michael Arnush (Skidmore College), CAAS Representative for Central New York State; Frederick Booth; Mary Brown (Lower Merion High School), CAAS Representative from Eastern Pennsylvania; Donal Mc Gay (Harriton High School); Valentina DeNardis (Saint Joseph's University); Luigi Maria De Luca; Mary English; Michelle Holtry (Chambersburg High School, Pennsylvania); Diana Jenson; Jan McGlennon (The Maret School, Washington, DC), CAAS Representative from Washington, DC; Edward Sacks.
  Those wishing to participate in this limited enrollment workshop are requested to pre-register by October 1, 2004, with Judith P. Hallett ( and Participants will be sent, to read and reflect upon in advance, cvs of fictitious individuals looking for teaching positions in classics—some at the K-12, others at the college level—at several fictitious institutions, both public and private, at both levels. During the workshop participants will consider what different qualifications and qualities are required for successful classics teaching in different teaching environments, and how to turn awareness of these differences to practical use in preparing cvs and applying for positions. This discussion will serve as a basis for brainstorming in groups with the presiders and facilitators—who represent a wide range of public and private institutions at both the K-12 and college levels— about which of these positions these individuals should pursue, and how they would need to present themselves in their cvs and letters of application.
10:45-1:00 PM Paper Session F: Panorama on Latin Literary Texts (BETSY ROSS II)
  Nicolas Gross and Janet Martin, presiding
  Plautus and Roman Historiography
     Edward Zarrow (Yale University)
  The Purpose of Regulus in Cicero's De Officiis
     Whitney Snead (Rutgers University, Newark)
  Carthage and African Politics in Vergil's Aeneid
     Jerise Fogel (Marshall University)
  Redeeming the Matura Virgo at Horace, Odes 3.6
     David Kuyat (Agnes Irwin School)
  Exile as Living Death: Ovid at Tomis
     Sabine Grebe (Wayne State University)
  Adultery and Allegory in Apuleius' Metamorphoses IX
     William Turpin (Swarthmore College)
1:00-2:30 PM Luncheon and Business Meeting (FRANKLIN ROOM)
  Ovatio honoring Carol Berardelli (North Penn High School) presented by CAAS Past President Henry Bender. Martha Davis will then introduce Jacques Bailly of the University of Vermont, Chief Pronouncer, Scripps—Howard National Spelling Bee, speaking on “Classically Spellbound”. The 1999 Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee finalist, April De Gideo of Ambler, Pennsylvania and New York University, and her Latin teacher Mimi Bender (Mount Saint Joseph Academy), Flourtown, Pennsylvania, will also be recognized.
2:45-5:00 PM Panel G: New Directions in Teaching and Research in Roman Art and Archaeology (BETSY ROSS I)
Marilyn Goldberg (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), and Ann Steiner (Franklin and Marshall College), presiding
  Teaching Roman Archaeology in an Era of Outcome Assessment
     Marilyn Goldberg
  Undergraduate Research at an Archaeological Field School (the Etruscan site of Mugallo Valley): Goals and Results
     Ann Steiner
  The Ancient Tour Guide Project: Student PowerPoint Projects in High School and College
     Valentina De Nardis and Donal McGay
  The Villa Virginiana Project: Introduction and Status Report 2004
     Wayne Millan (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
  Resources for the Study of Roman Art and Archaeology in the University of Pennsylvania Museum
     David Romano (University of Pennsylvania)
2:45-4:00 PM Paper Session G: Historical Reflections on Classical Texts (BETSY ROSS II)
  Michael Arnush and William Klingshirn, presiding
  Striving for Peace and Just War: Case Studies in Homer and Thucydides
     Kurt Raaflaub
  Aristophanes, Thucydides and the Enigma of Alcibiades
     Brian Warren (Washington University, St. Louis)
  The Emperor Julian, Salutius and the Pederastic Intertext
     Mark Masterson (Hamilton College)
4:00-5:00 PM Open Forum: Classics Outreach: the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee (BETSY ROSS II)
  Facilitators: Jacques Bailly; Leslie Cahoon (Gettysburg College), CAAS Representative for Central Pennsylvania; Martha Davis; Barbara Gold, American Philological Association Vice-President for Outreach; Judith P. Hallett; Jan McGlennon