This schedule is subject to change; please check back for updates.

All events will take place in the Seminar 2 Building at The Evergreen State College.

Friday, March 18, 2016

5pm, SEM 2 D1105: Keynote address: Walter Scheidel, Stanford University. Title: The original one percent: classical antiquity and the global history of inequality.

6:30-7:30pm, CAB 301: Reception

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Breakfast: 7:45-8:30, Sem 2 D3109


Panel A

SEM 2 C3109

Panel B

SEM 2 E3109



Greek History & Literature

Chair: Andrew Reece, The Evergreen State College


  1. Herodotus’ “Constitutional Debate:” Revisited: Ellen Millender, Reed College
  2. The Rhetoric of Commercial Law in 4th-century BC Athens: David Mirhady, Simon Fraser University
  3. Pausanias’ Depiction in Herodotus and Thucydides: Joshua Zacks, University of Washington

Material Culture

Chair: Karen C. Carr, Portland State University


  1. Dining in Pompeii’s Purpose-built Brothel: Sarah Levin-Richardson, University of Washington
  2. “Alexandrian” Burial Practices and Social Identity on Ptolemaic Cyprus: Thomas Landvatter, Reed College
  3. New Acquisitions of Ancient Art at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art (2010-2015): Ann Nicgorski, Willamette University
  4. (Waste)water management in Pompeian Residences: Kevin Dicus, University of Oregon



Break: Refreshments in Sem 2, D3109

Break: Refreshments in Sem 2, D3109



Roman Literature

Chair: David Oosterhuis, Gonzaga University


  1. Pudor and Ardor: Rereading Byblis’ Blush: Fanaye Solomon Yirga, University of Washington
  2. A poet walks up to a river, and other jokes: Ovid’s Amores 3.6: Kate Shea, Whitman College
  3. Ritual performance of Horace’s Carmen Saeculare revisited: Alberto A. Requejo, University of Washington


Chair: Ellen Millender, Reed College


  1. What did the Romans sell on the Silk Road (and what did they buy)? Or, Imperialism Today: Karen E Carr,  Portland State University
  2. “Changing the Name on the Door”: Imperial Structures and the Fall of Achaemenid Persia: Tyler Norton, Western Washington University
  3. Cynthia’s Imperium sine fine: Propertius 2.3 and Roman Cultural Imperialism: Lowell Bowditch, University of Oregon



Lunch: Sem 2, D3109

 Works and Days: A Round Table Discussion on Labor Practices in CAPN Colleges & Universities: Brett Rogers, University of Puget Sound, Moderator
Sem 2, C3109



CAPN Business Meeting :  Sem 2, E3109




Ancient & Modern Pedagogy

Chair: Catherine Connors, University of Washington


  1. Improvisation and Illumination: Masked Exercises for teaching ancient Comedy: Aislinn Melchior, University of Puget Sound
  2. Ponit in Ordine: The Transformative Power of Education in the Daedalus and Icarus Episode: Emma Brobeck, University of Washington
  3. Veni, Vidi, Vicipaedia: Using the Latin Wikipedia in an Advanced Latin Classroom: Dave Oosterhuis, Gonzaga University
  4. Reading and Writing Greek in Suetonius’ De Vita Caesarum: Brandon Jones, University of Puget Sound

Love, Sexuality, and Women’s Roles

Chair: Deb Kamen, University of Washington


  1. Two Erotic Novels of Metamorphosis:  Sonia Sabnis, Reed College
  2. The Poetic Ianua and the Paraclausithyron Poems of Roman Love Elegy: Bianca Claudio, University of Manitoba
  3. Women’s Hellenistic Epigrams: Laurel Bowman, University of Victoria
  4. Not Quite Homophobia: Gendered Invective and Same Sex Desire in Juvenal: Konnor Clark, University of Washington


Break: Refreshments in Sem 2, D3109

Break: Refreshments in Sem 2, D3109



Theater & Performance

Chair: Brett Rogers, University of Puget Sound


  1. The Honor of Sardines: The Failure of Praise in Aristophanes’ Acharnians: Chris Jelen, University of California: Berkeley
  2. Tecmessa as Paragon of Aristotle’s Self-Limiting Virtues in Sophocles’ Ajax: Nancy Koppelman, The Evergreen State College
  3. Roman Funeral Proceedings as Tragic Performance: Imagines Maiorum and the Rhetoric of the Laudatio Funebris: Bess Myers, University of Oregon
  4. Marital Discord in the Comedies of Terence and Menander: Ortwin Knorr, Willamette University


Chair: Ulrike Krotscheck, The Evergreen State College


  1. A river runs through it: Waterways and narrative in Strabo: Catherine Connors, University of Washington
  2. Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love: Samantha Areliz, Western Washington University
  3. The Social Construction of Greek Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Art History and Criticism: Kris Seaman, University of Oregon