CAAS 2023 Annual Meeting Program – Saturday October 7 2023


  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast for All Registrants [Foyer CD]
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration [Foyer CD]
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Beverages and Refreshments [Foyer CD]
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits and Vendors [St. Marks]

Sessions: 8-10AM / 10.30AM-1.00PM / 12.30PM-2.00PM / 2.00-3.15PM / 3.30-6.00PM

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8.00am – 10.00am

saturday, October 7th: 8.00am – 10.00am
Paper Session 6: Animals in Greco-Roman Literature 
Woodlands C

Presiders: Markus Dubischar (Lafayette College) and
Christian Wildberg (University of Pittsburgh) 

Paging Dr. Chiron: An Analysis of Human-Horse Relations
through Veterinary Medicine
Tashi Treadway (Johns Hopkins University)
ὁ λόγος ζῴων: Animal Cognition in the Collectio Augustana
Jasmine Yimeng Bao (Swarthmore College) Mentor: Jeremy Lefkowitz 

Paper Session 7: Intertextuality and Reception in Greek Antiquity:
Graduate Perspectives
Woodlands D

Presiders: Lawrence Kowerski (Hunter College and The Graduate Center,
City University of New York) and Anna Peterson (Pennsylvania State University) 

A Journey of Immersion and Estrangement: Parmenides’ Poem and the Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield of Heracles
Victoria Hsu (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Memorializing Madness: Maenads and Epichoric Identity in Argos
Stella J. Fritzell (Bryn Mawr College)
Consonance in Contradictory Images of the Feminine: Medea in the Argonautica as a Synthesis of Classical Heroines
Nissa Maria Flanders (The Catholic University of America) 
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  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Beverages and Refreshments [Foyer CD]

10.30am – 1.00pm

saturday, October 7th: 10.30am – 1.00Pm
Paper Session 8 :Ancient Greek and Roman History: New Readings
Woodlands D

Presiders: Sulochana R. Asirvatham (Montclair State University) and
Martha Taylor (Loyola University Maryland)

Torture and the Citizen: A New Link between Thucydides’ Hermai Mutilation and Tyrannicides Narratives
Keren Freidenreich (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) 
Why Were the Theban Polemarchs Called Tyrants?:
Acropoleis and Power Grabs in Greek History
Marcaline Boyd (University of Delaware) 
Lucan’s Use of the Night in Bellum Civile
Patricia Hatcher (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) 
Paper Session 9: Ancient Philosophy: (Under)graduate Approaches

Presiders: Philip Mitsis (New York University) and
Stephen Ogumah (Nassau Community College) 

Περικάρδιον: Theorizing Embodied Cognition in Homer’s Iliad and
Empedocles D 237, 239-40
Alex-Jaden Peart (University of Pittsburgh) Mentor: Andrew Wein 
The Good as the Fragility of Being: Levinas’ Renewal of the Platonic Good
Huaiyuan Zhang (Pennsylvania State University)
A Spectacle of Disgust: An Ekphrastic Reading of De Rerum Natura 6.1138-1286
Daniel Hunter (Rutgers University – New Brunswick)  
Panel 4: Secondary School Research in Classics
Woodlands C

Organizers: Scott Barnard (The Lawrenceville School) and
Lyndy Danvers (Princeton High School)

Keeping Your Enemies Close: The Preservation of the Republic
through the Pro Caelio
Ian Lee (The Lawrenceville School)
An Eternal Flame: The Imagery of Fire in the Aeneid
Conan Chen (The Lawrenceville School)
Descent from Antiquity: Connecting Ancient Dynasties to
the Modern Descendants of Georgian Kings
Theodore Kopaliani (Princeton High School)
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12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Luncheon for All Registrants and Annual Business Session of the Corporation Mathias Hanses, CAAS President, presiding {Woodlands A/B]

  • Ovatio for Karin Suzadail (Owen J. Roberts High School), CAAS Past President, read by Mary Brown (Saint Joseph’s University), CAAS Executive Director

2.00pm – 3.15pm

saturday, October 7th: 2.00Pm – 3.15Pm
Presidential Panel
The Future of CAAS
Woodlands A/B

Organizer: Mathias Hanses (Pennsylvania State University), CAAS President

Henry Bender (Saint Joseph’s University), CAAS Treasurer
Talia Chicherio (McLean School), ACL Delegate and CAAS Regional Director, Maryland
Arti Mehta (Howard University), CAAS Regional Director, District of Columbia
Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University), CAAS First Vice President
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3.30pm – 6.00pm

Saturday, October 7th: 3.30Pm – 6.00Pm
Panel 5: Classics and Race

Organizers: Elena Giusti (University of Warwick) and
Jackie Murray (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Ethnographic Discourses: Rome’s Racialized Africa?
Elena Giusti (University of Warwick)
Myth, Conceptual Metaphor, and Racial Imaginaries
Jackie Murray (State University of New York at Buffalo)
Black Athena/Black Athenians: Antecedents and Legacies
Maghan Keita (Villanova University) 
Race, Epistemic Injustice, and Translation
Shelley Haley (Hamilton College)
Greco-Roman Antiquity and White Nationalist Conceptions of Race
Curtis Dozier (Vassar College) 
Paper Session 10: Undergraduate Research in Classical Antiquity
and its Modern Reception
Woodlands D

Presiders: Raymond Capra (Queens College, City University of New York) and
Katherine Panagakos (Stockton University) 

Gender, Age, and Relationships in Minoan Art
Grace O’Mara (Lafayette College) Mentor: Markus Dubischar 
At Your Service: Occupation as Identity and Agency for Pompeiian Prostitutes
Lily Vining (Franklin & Marshall College) Mentor: Gretchen Meyers
Farms and Folk Tales: A Lucretian-Style Narrative of the Black Death in Late Medieval Norway and Iceland
Madeline Leeah (Texas Tech University) Mentor: David Larmour
Paper Session 11: Pedagogy and Outreach:
Classroom Praxis and Social Sensitivity 
Woodlands C

Presiders: Denise Flood-Doyle (The Bronxville School) and
Philip Walsh (St. Andrew’s School)

Incorporating Some Active Latin into Your Upper-Level Classroom
Ronnie Ancona (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Data-Informed Prep, or Effectively Visualizing Lexical Difficulty within Latin Texts
Bret Mulligan (Haverford College)  
Teaching Narratives of Sexual Assault in the Trauma-Informed Latin Classroom
Chelsea Stolt (University of Maryland) 
Reassessing Assessment in the Secondary Classroom: Using Choice to Differentiate, Assess, Engage, and Promote Agency
Kathleen Durkin (Garden City High School) and
Jessica Kate Anderson (Mineola High School)
The Classics as a Window into Mass Incarceration
Emily Allen-Hornblower (Rutgers University – New Brunswick)
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