Undergraduate Conference: Assembly of the Plebs

Room LI 220

The undergraduate Classics Students’ Union (CLASSU) warmly invites the Department and any interested faculty and students to its fourth annual Assembly of the Plebs Conference on the Classical World.

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Schedule & Presentations:

  • 10:30am – Room opens for breakfast
  • 10:50am – Opening remarks
  • 11:00am – Andrew White: “Shortfall in the Ptolemaic Revenue: Economic Policy as a Political Necessity”
  • 11:35am – Sam Minden: “The Roman “Barbarians” and Barbaric Romans: The Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy and the Slow Disappearance of Roman Power in The West”
  • 12:10pm – Hannah Lank: “Art Becomes Nature, and Nature Art: A Close Reading of The Ekphrastic Garden in Book Four of Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe”
  • 12:45pm – Lunch
  • 1:20pm – Laura Harris: “Dress as an Identifier: The Fetiales and Sacrifice to Fides in Livy Book One”
  • 2:00pm – Erica Venturo: “The Archaeology of Late Roman Greece’s Imperial Administration”
  • 2:35pm – Clifton Tataryn: “The Horror of Seneca’s Oedipus”
  • 3:10pm – Closing remarks

 

Undergraduate Conference: Assembly of the Plebs

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.

10:30am – Room Opens for Breakfast (Tim Hortons)
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)