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Undergraduate Conference: Assembly of the Plebs
March 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Room LI 220
The undergraduate Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU) invites the Department and any interested faculty and students to its third annual Assembly of the Plebs Conference. Please see below for the schedule. Breakfast and lunch provided free of charge. Paper titles subject to change. Each talk is scheduled to last 30 minutes, with five-minute breaks between each talk. We will also be accepting forms and payment for Department hoodies – please see the CLASSU website for further information.
10:50am – Opening Remarks (Willem Crispin-Frei and Professor Eph Lytle)
11:00am – Jeffery Schulman: “The Case for a Palmyrene Deus Sol Invictus”
11:35am – Sophia Alkhoury: “Religion and magic in Greek antiquity: a dividing line or a comprehensive spectrum?”
12:10pm – Andrew Mayo: “Sophism and the Irrational in Cyclops”
12:45pm – Seán Stewart: ““I Don’t Know How to Greek”: The Background and Social Context of P.Col. 4 66”
1:20pm – Lunch Break (Subway Sandwiches)
2:00pm – Laura Harris: “Barbarian or Greek Murder? Medea’s Gift of Clothing and Identity in Euripides’ Medea”
2:35pm – Samantha Mazzilli: “Romana simplicitate: Obscenity and Authority in Latin Epigram and Graffiti”
3:10pm – Closing Remarks (Willem Crispin-Frei)