FRIDAY and SATURDAY, APRIL 25 and 26, 2003

Program Committee
Henry Bender, The Hill School, Villanova University and St. Joseph's University: CAAS Past President and Secretary - Treasurer
Frederick Booth, Seton Hall University: CAAS Regional Representative from Central New Jersey
Robert Boughner, The University of the Sciences: CAAS Executive Director
Helen Cullyer, The University of Pittsburgh
Lawrence Gaichas, Duquesne University: CAAS Past President and Webmaster
Barbara K. Gold, Hamilton College: CAAS President
Nicolas Gross, University of Delaware: CAAS Second Vice 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
William Klingshirn, The Catholic University of America: CAAS Immediate Past President
Janet M. Martin, Princeton University
Barbara McManus, College of New Rochelle
Nancy McKee, Lawrence High School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey: CAAS Past President and Representative to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Edward Sacks, The Agnes Irwin School: CAAS First Vice President
Ann Thomas Wilkins, Duquesne University

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 25, 2003

9:30-11:00 AM  
Meeting of the Executive Committee
11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Informal Lunch Table Discussion Groups.
Please contact Judith P. Hallett at to sign up, or to propose and publicize a group of your own:

a.) The Virtual Ovid AP Syllabus Mentoring Project: Leslie Cahoon (Gettysburg College); Judith P. Hallett; and Edward Sacks, convenors

b.) The CAAS Newsletter and Membership Initiative: Robert Boughner; Rudolph Hock (Howard University), convenors.
c.)  Balancing the concerns and interests of K-12 and college teachers at CAAS meetings: Barbara Gold; Fred Booth; and Mary Brown (Lower Merion High School), convenors
1:00-3:00 PM Paper Session A: Text and Context in Classical Greek Literature

Lawence Gaichas and Barbara Gold, presiding

  The Raft of Athena
  Victor Castellani (University of Denver)

A Wind That Blows from Thrace: Dionysus in the Fifth Stasimon of the  Antigone

  Helen Cullyer
  Theatrical Action in Plato 's Dialogues
  John Ziolkowski (The George Washington University)
  Responses: Stephen Ciraolo (Tabor Academy )
                  Sheila Murnaghan (The University of Pennsylvania)
  Paper Session B: Re - interpreting Catullus
  Henry Bender and Robert Boughner, presiding

Passerine Polyandry: Pecking at the Catullus AP Syllabus


Mary Brown (Lower Merion High School), CAAS Regional Representative from Philadelphia

  Poverty and Poetic Rivalry in Catullus
  Maria Marsilio and Andrea Witkowski (Saint Joseph 's University)
  Catullus on Immortalizing Poetry
  Tiberiu Popa (University of Pittsburgh)
  Responses: Henry Bender
                   Robert Boughner

3:00-3:30 PM

Coffee Break
3:30-5:30 PM Paper Session C: Latin Literature and Roman Culture
  Nicolas Gross and Ann Thomas Wilkins, presiding

Who Was That Masked Man? Plautus ' Play with Persona/Imago

  Victor Castellani (University of Denver)

Scaena Rei Totius Haec  or "All the World's a Stage": Spectacle and Self  -  Representation in CaeliusLetters to Cicero

  Angeline Chiu (Princeton University)
  Ritual Reversals: Women 's Self - Image and Mourning Customs in Classical Rome
  Kirsten Day (University of Arkansas)
  Responses: Leslie Cahoon (Gettysburg College)
                   Judith de Luce (Miami University)
  Special Presentation: Odyssey Live! Sebastian Lockwood
  Sebastian Lockwood defines his distinctive performance of  the   Odyssey  as "a high energy telling, free to improvise and be contemporary, yet deeply grounded in the Homeric text, following the bardic tradition". After performing from Book V to the end of the poem, he will lead the audience in a question and answer discussion about "how to make the ancient contemporary while maintaining the rigor and beauty of the original". For further information on Sebastian Lockwood, and for his own versions of   Odyssey  V, VI and VII, please visit his website at
  Eva M. Stehle (University of Maryland, College Park), presiding
5:30-6:00 PM Reception and Cash Bar
6:00 PM Dinner
  Featured Presentation:"The Road to the Rhodes: The Journey of a Howard University Classics Major"
  Rudolph Hock, Chair, and Marianna Ofosu (Rhodes Scholar 2003 - 2004)
9:00 PM Roundtable discussion: Gardening Among the Grass Roots: An Anthology of Classics Reading and Book Groups
  Frederick Booth and Judith P. Hallett, presiding

Presentations by Frederick Booth and John Donovon (New Brunswick, NJ Latin and Greek reading group); Meredith Dixon (Latin Study List); Donald Lateiner and Jennifer Lewton (Ohio Wesleyan University); Joseph Morris (Washington, DC)


Saturday, April 26, 2003

8:00-10:30 AM Panel A: New Directions in Research and Teaching on Homer
In Memory of Dorothea S. Wender (1934 - 2003)
Helen Cullyer and Lillian Doherty (University of Maryland, College Park), presiding
  Chronemic and Proxemic in Homeric Epic
  Donald Lateiner (Ohio Wesleyan University)
Whose Story Is It? Issues of Narrative Control in the Odyssey
Sheila Murnaghan (University of Pennsylvania)
Achilles in the Suburbs: Teaching Homer Against the Grain
Carl Rubino (Hamilton College), Regional Representative for Central New York
Homer and The Real World of Soldiers
Jonathan Shay (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Alternative Worlds in Homeric Epic
Thomas Van Nortwick (Oberlin College)
Paper Session D: Classical Challenges in the Classroom
William Klingshirn and Edward Sacks, presiding
Cleansing the Third Declension
Robert Fradkin (University of Maryland, College Park, and Atholton High School)
Effective Use of Online Discussion Boards in the Classics
Amy and Michael Insalaco (Brigham Young University)
Latin: A Language of Mathematics
Paul Manning (Oratory Preparatory School)
Teaching Greek to Twenty - Seven College - Level Students (from Aspiring Theologians to Disgruntled Football Players) with Some Chance of Success
Charles J. Zabrowski (Gettysburg College)
10:30-11:00 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Panel B: Classics and the State Humanities Councils

Judith P. Hallett and Susan Ford Wiltshire (Vanderbilt University), presiding


Humanities Councils and the Evolution of Classics: Opportunities for Growth

  Peter Aicher (University of Southern Maine)
  Summer Institutes for Teachers: Part Camp, Part Camp Meeting, All Classics
  Philip Holt (University of Wyoming)
  Subversive Citizenship: Classical Learning for Out  - of - School Adults
  Thomas Van Nortwick (Oberlin College)
  Responses: Susan Ford Wiltshire
                    Judith P. Hallett
  Workshop: The Power of Story: Integrated Latin Instruction with the Cambridge Latin Course
  Thomas Hayes and Barbara McManus (College of New Rochelle), presiding
  Presenters: Ann Conable and Fiona Kelly, Cambridge University Press
  Responses: Thomas Hayes
                   Barbara McManus
1:00-2:30 PM Luncheon
  Speaker: Ernst August Schmidt, University of Tuebingen, "Studying Classics in West Germany Around 1960: Autobiographical Experience and Personal Reflections"