Program for CAAS 2023 Annual Meeting – Thursday 10/5 and Friday 10/6

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Thursday, October 5th

  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Registration [Foyer CD]/ Exhibitors/Vendors setup [St. Marks]
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Combined Meeting of the Finance and Executive Committees 
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Meeting of the Board of Directors, Delegates, and Committee Chairs [Woodlands A]

Friday, October 6th

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

Sessions: 8-10AM / 10.30AM-1.00PM / 1:00PM-2:30PM /2.30-5PM / 5.45-7.00PM / 8:00-10PM

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8.00am – 10.00am

Friday, October 6th: 8.00am – 10.00am
Paper Session 1: Art, Archaeology, and Architecture: New Perspectives 
Woodlands C

Presiders: Timothy Renner (Montclair State University) and
Henry Bender (Saint Joseph’s University)

Rome as the Perfect Balance?: Roman Attitudes towards Non-Roman Architecture
Cinzia Presti (University of Cincinnati) 

Create Your Own Crossroads: Drawing Compital Altars on the Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii
Margaret Laird (University of Delaware)
Paper Session 2: Antiquity Alive: Classical Reception in Modern Times
Woodlands D

Presiders: Andrea Kouklanakis (Hunter College) and
Patricia Salzman-Mitchell (Montclair State University) 

Reception as Exorcism: Daphnis and Chloe in Lorenzo Gambara’s 16th-Century Poetic Adaptation, the Expositi
David Petrain (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
Ocean Vuong, Classical Allusion, and the Limits of Interpretation 
Thu Truong (Princeton University) 
From Epic to Parody: Deconstructing Hollywood’s Rome on the Mexican Screen 
Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos (Saint Joseph’s University) 
Paper Session 3: Ancient Social Life in Literature and Material Culture 

Presiders: Steven Smith (Hofstra University) and
Katherine Wasdin (University of Maryland, College Park)

For Whose Benefit? Masturbation and Servile Status on the Berlin Foundry Cup
Jonathan Clark (University of Washington – Seattle) 
Paideia among the Orphans in Roman Egypt: The Case of P.Mich. IX 532
Yuecheng Li (Princeton University) 
Consuming Empire: The Politics of Banqueting in Republican Rome
Rachel Kousser (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
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10.30am – 1.00pm

Friday, October 6th: 10.30am – 1.00Pm
Paper Session 4: Roman Literature: New Approaches and Theories 
Woodlands C

Presiders: Tommaso Gazzarri (Union College) and
Karen E. Klaiber Hersch (Temple University)

The Plautine MacGuffin
Robert Santucci (Haverford College)
The Woman from Tyre: Terence’s Comedy in Aeneid 4
Thomas Bolt (Lafayette College)  
Reflections from Bithynia: Socioeconomic Anxiety in Catullus
Charissa Skoutelas (Johns Hopkins University)
Embodied Metaphor and Seneca’s Phaedra
Mary Catherine Contreras (University of Maryland)
Glitches in the Curiosity-Machine: Affect, Labor, and Attunement in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses
Chiara Graf (University of Maryland)
Paper Session 5: Graduate Research in Ancient Greek Tragedy

Presiders: Robin N. Mitchell-Boyask (Temple University) and
David Scott Rosenbloom (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) 

Reading Enslavement in Aeschylus’ Libation Bearers
Paul Eberwine (Princeton University) 
Poetic Compounds in Aeschylus and Euripides, Not Poles Apart
Hana Aghababian (Cornell University)
Suspicious Circumstances: Pre-Recognition in Euripides’ Electra
Mallory Fitzpatrick (Bryn Mawr College) 
Theseus the Tyrant?: A Tyrannical Scheme in Euripides’ Hippolytus
Massimo De Sanctis Mangelli (University of Pennsylvania) 
Panel 1: Objects of Reception/Reception of Objects 
Woodlands D

Organizers: Dan Curley (Skidmore College) and
Stacie Raucci (Union College)  

Reimagining Ruins in Lucan’s Bellum Civile
Jesse Weiner (Hamilton College) 
Screening Roman-ness: The Way of the Wolf
Dan Curley (Skidmore College) 
The Pillow and the Purse: Modern Design and Ancient Rome
Stacie Raucci (Union College)
Vinyl Euripides: A Visual and Performative Reception Nexus
Anastasia Bakogianni (Massey University)

Respondent: Angela Commito (Union College) 
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1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m

Luncheon for All Registrants. Mathias Hanses, CAAS President, presiding [Woodlands A/B]

  • Ovatio for W. Gerald Heverly (Bobst Library, New York University), CAAS past Archivist, read by Mathias Hanses 
  • Remarks by Kaitlin Moleen (Villanova University), recipient of the Hahn scholarship 
  • Remarks by Bryce Hammer (Rutgers University), recipient of the Hahn scholarship

2.30pm – 5.00pm

Friday, October 6th: 2.30Pm – 5.00Pm
Panel 2: Classics beyond Boundaries: Reflections from an Interdisciplinary Department 
Woodlands D

Organizer: Jake Nabel (Pennsylvania State University)  

Ancient History and Political Science beyond the Mediterranean
Jake Nabel (Pennsylvania State University)
The World of “Sulpicia”
Erin Hanses (Pennsylvania State University)
The Sardanapalus Legend in Aramaic from Egypt
Tawny Holm (Pennsylvania State University)
Rita Dove’s Roman Oedipus
Laura Marshall (Pennsylvania State University)
Panel 3 :The Villa Ludovisi in Rome: Display and Dispersal of its Collection of Antiquities (1621-2023) 
Woodlands C

Organizer: T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University – New Brunswick) 

The Villa Ludovisi and its Ancient Sculpture Gallery
T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University – New Brunswick) 
The Boncompagni Ludovisi Collection of Gems
Jacqueline Giz (Rutgers University – New Brunswick) 
Ancient Inscriptions in the Villa Ludovisi
Emilie Puja (Rutgers University – New Brunswick) 
Sculptures in the Villa Ludovisi Gardens: The Case of “Pan”
Hatice Koroglu Cam (Temple University)
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5:45pm – 7:00pm

Clack Reception (Choice of Two Venues)

  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Penn Museum (with access to five Galleries). Open Bar and Light Refreshments, Walk or Ride via Philadelphia “Trolley” (depart 5:30 p.m. PROMPTLY from The Inn at Penn’s Walnut Street Entrance) OR
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • The Inn at Penn [The Living Room]. Open Bar and Light Refreshments.

8:00pm-10:00pm Clack Lecture/Dinner

Dinner/Clack Lecture 8.00pM-10:00PM

Dinner for All Registrants at The Inn at Penn,
Mathias Hanses, CAAS President, presiding 
Woodlands A/B

Presentation of the 2023 CAAS Barbara F. McManus Leadership Award
to Shelley P. Haley (Professor emerita, Hamilton College).

Recipient introduced by Maria S. Marsilio (Saint Joseph’s University),
Chair of the CAAS Awards Committee.
Citation authored and read by Arti Mehta (Howard University),
CAAS Regional Director, District of Columbia. 
Jerry Clack Memorial Lecture

Yannis Hamilakis, Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and
Professor of Modern Greek Studies (Brown University)

A Monument of Modernity: Purification, Coloniality, and the (Re)Making of the Athenian Acropolis

Introduction: T. Corey Brennan (Rutgers University – New Brunswick),
2023 Chair of the Clack Lectureship Committee 
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