FIEC / CA 2019
15th Congress of the Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques and the Classical Association annual conference 2019

Sunday 7 July 2019

Session 4 (9.30-11.30 am)

A. Advocating Classics Education: the national campaign for studying ancient Greece and Rome in UK schools


a.     Edith Hall (King’s College London, UK), On establishing a national campaign for Classics education

b.     Arlene Holmes – Henderson (King’s College London, UK), Achievements of the ACE project to date – policy, pedagogy and press coverage

c.     Paul Grigsby (University of Warwick, UK), Getting Classics into schools: experiences from the first year of the Warwick Classics Network

d.    Gemma Williams (Allerton Grange School, UK), Classics in the comprehensive classroom: getting Classics started from scratch


Organisers: Edith Hall (King’s College London, UK)  and Arlene Holmes – Henderson (King’s College London, UK)

Chair: Edith Hall (King’s College London, UK)

B. Linking ancient world data


a.       Sarah Middle (Open University, UK), Using Linked Data for Ancient World Research

b.      Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies, UK), Standards for Networking Ancient People: decentralized interoperability for prosopographical and onomastic data

c.       Frank Grieshaber (University of Heidelberg, Germany), “GODOT – Graph of Dated Objects and Texts”: Ancient Chronology and Linked Data

d.      Andrew Meadows (University of Oxford, UK), Linked Ancient Numismatic Data: Τhe project and beyond

e.       Valeria Vitale (University of London, UK), Pelagios: Linked Open Geo-Data for the Ancient World

f.       Ethan Gruber (American Numismatic Society, USA), A Linked Open Greek Pottery Project

g.      Paula Granados García (Open University, UK), Cultural Contact in Early Roman Baetica through Linked Open Data: a proof of concept


Organiser: Paula Granados García (Open University, UK)

Chairs: Paula Granados García (Open University, UK) and Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies, UK)

C. Apotropaic elements through the Mediterranean material culture

ROOM 731 (IoE)

a.       Maria Cristina Nicolau Kormikiari (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), The symbol of Tanit, Punic deity, and its function as an apotropaic emblem

b.      Vagner Carvalheiro Porto (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Material culture as amulets: magical elements and the apotropaic in Roman Palestine

c.      Marcio Teixeira-Bastos (State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Material agency and religious identities through clay lamps in the Roman Palestina

d.    Juliana Figueira da Hora (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), The apotropaic and the Artemision of Thassos: a contextual interpretation of the black figured pottery of the Archaic period


Organiser and Chair: Maria Cristina Nicolau Kormikiari (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

D. The Derveni Papyrus: new evidence for religion and philosophy in late-fifth-century Hellas

ROOM 642 (IoE)

a.    Valeria Piano (Università degli Studi, Florence, Italy), Ritual and eschatology in the Derveni papyrus: papyrological and textual novelties from a new edition of the first columns

b.     Richard Janko (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA), The cult of the Erinyes, the Mysteries of Dionysus, and the Unity of the Derveni Papyrus

c.    Mirjam E. Kotwick (University of Cincinnati, USA), Practices of Interpretation in the Derveni Papyrus and Related Texts

d.   Jan N. Bremmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands), The Derveni Papyrus and Polis Religion


Organiser and Chair: Richard Janko (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

E. Emotion(s) in Thucydides and Xenophon

ROOM 728 (IoE)

a.    Bradley Hald (University of Toronto, Canada), Thucydides’ Pylos Episode

b.    Louis L’ Allier (Thorneloe University at Laurentian University, Canada), Negative emotions in the Anabasis: Anxiety, fear and jealousy as positive forces

c.    Frances Pownall (University of Alberta, Canada), Sparta and the Consequences of Anger in Xenophon’s Hellenica

d.   Kathryn Simonsen (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada), Kleon, ἐλπίς and Thucydides


Organiser and Chair: Kathryn Simonsen (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)

F. Women, Slaves, and Metics in Attic Oratory


a.    Allison Glazebrook (Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada), Finding a place: locating women in Attic oratory

b.    Hilary Lehmann (Knox College, Galesberg, Illinois, USA), Bonds and boundaries: women, space, and class in the Attic orators

c.    Konstantinos Kapparis (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), The good women of Athens: positive images of citizen women in the Attic orators

d.   Ifigeneia Giannadaki (University College London, UK), Portraits of metics: Rhetorical representation of metics in Athenian forensic oratory


Organisers: Allison Glazebrook (Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada) and Konstantinos Kapparis (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)

Chair: Allison Glazebrook (Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada)

G. Kings, Battles and Buskins: Epic, Tragedy, and Identity in Roman Poetry


a.    Gesine Manuwald (University College London, UK), Interactions between tragedy and epic in Ennius

b.    Robert Cowan (The University of Sydney, Australia), By their fruit shall you know them: anagnorisis and identity in the Metamorphosis

c.    Mairéad McAuley (University College London, UK), Epic Fail: Agency in Statius’ Achilleid and Senecan Tragedy

d.    Paul Roche (The University of Sydney, Australia), Tragic structures in Dracontius’ Orestes


Organiser and Chair: Robert Cowan (The University of Sydney, Australia)

H. Rethinking Nature and Naturalism in Aristotle’s Ethics

ROOM 739 (IoE)

a.     Aya Kitago (Hokkaido University, Japan), The Category in Aristotle’s Physics

b.     Kyungnam Moon (Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan), Form and End in Physics II7

c.    Keiichi Iwata (Waseda University, Japan), Happiness and Wisdom in Aristotle

d. Koji Tachibana (Kumamoto University, Japan), Methodological Naturalism in Aristotle’s (Virtue) Ethics


Organiser and Chair: Koji Tachibana (Kumamoto University, Japan)

I. Changing Regional Dynamics in the Mediterranean: Material Culture, Economy, and Cult

ROOM 804 (IoE)

a.    Alexandra Alexandridou (University of Ioannina, Greece), Tracing  Regionalism through Death/in Funerary Evidence. Mortuary Strategies and Social and Kinship Dynamics in early Greece

b.    Ilia Daifa (presenting author – Assistant Director of the Excavations on Despotiko, Greece) and Yannos Kourayos (Ephor of Antiquities of Paros, Director of the Excavations on Despotiko, Greece), Regional or inter-local? Material culture as a means for exploring spatial and regional dynamics in the archaic sanctuary of Despotiko (Cyclades)

c.    Richard Phillips (Birkbeck College University of London, UK), Networks of influence: Parian marble and Parian soft power

d.   Nicholas Salmon (Birkbeck College University of London, UK), Kamiros and Rhodian Ktoinai


Organisers: Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck College University of London, UK) and Caspar Meyer (Bard Graduate Center, NY, USA)

Chair: Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck College University of London, UK)

J. Figuring Outsiders: Classical (Dis)positions and (Dis)possessions

ROOM 822 (IoE)

a.    Emily Greenwood (University of Yale, UK), Classical Scholarship and Diversity: between Expertise and Experience

b.    Jackie Murray (University of Kentucky, USA), Claiming the Black Classical: W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Quest of the Silver Fleece

c.    Mai Musié (Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team, University Oxford, UK), Alterity and its subversion: the case of Arsake

d.   Sarah Derbew (Harvard University, UK) Seeing Black: Reading Iconographic Representations of Black People in Greek Antiquity


Organisers: Mathura Umachandran (University of Oxford, UK) and Monica Park (Vanderbilt University, USA)

Chair: Katherine Harloe (University of Reading, UK)

Thracian Interactions: Cultural Encounters, Ideology, and Osmosis

ROOM 784 (IoE)

a.    Donald Crystal (University of Cardiff, UK), Blurred lines? Tribal identities and material variability between Thracian tribes

b. Petya Ilieva (Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria), Homer, Archilochus, Zone and the Kikones

c.   Maria Fragoulaki (University of Cardiff, UK), Gold, cold, and blood: Thrace and the Thracians in Greek Historiography and Athenian Drama

d.   Bela Dimova (British School at Athens, Greece) Thracian-Greek interactions, identity politics and archaeological evidence


Organiser and Chair: Donald Crystal (University of Cardiff, UK)

L. The Dominant Female in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and its Reception

ROOM W3.01 (IoE)

a.       Eleonora Tola (CONICET – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), “Happy the Brother, Blessed the Sister” (Met. 4.323f.): Salmacis, Hermaphroditus and Ovid’s Poetic Art

b.      Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois, USA), Scylla’s lament in the Ciris and the (post-)Ovidian Latin literary tradition

c.       Angeline Chiu (University of Vermont, USA), ‘The first heir of my invention’: Venus and Adonis in Ovid and Shakespeare

d.      Cynthia Liu (University of Oxford, UK), Dogs, death, and dismemberment: Female power and violence in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

e.        Patricia Salzman-Mitchell (Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA), Motherhoods in Crisis: Ino, Agave and Mother-son Murder in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

f.        Alden Smith (Baylor University, Texas, USA), The enticement of allusion: Epic language, epic landscape in Ovid’s Salmacis and Hermaphroditus Episode (Met. 4.271-388)


Organisers and Chairs: Eleonora Tola (CONICET – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Alden Smith (Baylor University, Texas, USA)

M. The Latin Literary Tradition and Later Greek Poetry

ROOM 802 (IoE)

a.       Sophia Papaioannou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and Giampiero Scafoglio (University of Nice ‘Sophia Antipolis’, France), Introduction

b.      Daniel Jolowicz (Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK), Did Greeks of the imperial period read Latin poetry?

c.       Philip Hardie (Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK), The Ovidianism of Nonnus

d.      Helen Lovatt (University of Nottingham, UK), Nonnus’ Ovidian gaze and Silius’ tangential intertextuality

e.        Katerina Karvounis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), Claudian between the Greek and Latin traditions


Organiser: Giampiero Scafoglio (University of Nice ‘Sophia Antipolis’, France)

Chairs: Katerina Karvounis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), Sophia Papaioannou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece), Giampiero Scafoglio (University of Nice ‘Sophia Antipolis’, France)


Session 5 (3-5 pm)

A. Gendering Classical Mythology in the Twenty-First Century (Gendering Classical Mythology for Children)

ROOM 728 (IoE)

a.    Sonya Nevin (University of Roehampton, UK), Ariadne and the Minotaur: Exploring classical mythology with pre-school children

b.    Lisa Maurice (Bar Ilan University, Israel), Tempting Treasures and Seductive Snakes: Presenting Eve and Pandora for the Youngest Readers

c.    Robin Diver (University of Birmingham, UK), Rape, Sisterhood and Deadly Love: Attempting to Centre the Female Experience in Young Adult Novels about the Trojan War

d.   Susan Deacy (University of Roehampton, UK), Autism, Girls and Hercules: A case study


Organiser: Lisa Maurice (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Chair: Deborah Roberts (Haverford College, USA)

B. Rethinking Classics in the 21 century: Technology, Pedagody, and Interdisciplinarity


a.    Simona Stoyanova (King’s College London, UK – Presenting author) and Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies, UK), Teaching digital epigraphy in classroom, workshop, online tutorial, and Sunoikisis Digital Classics seminar

b.     Elton Barker (Open University, UK), Rainer Simon (Austrian Institute of Technology), Valeria Vitale (Institute of Classical Studies, UK – Presenting author), Leif Isaksen (University of Exeter, UK), Rebecca Kahn (Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Germany), Students at the interface: annotating texts, co-creating context

c.    Marja Vierros (University of Helsinki, Finland), Greek Documentary Papyri, Linguistics, and Digital Methods

d.    Charlotte Roueché (King’s College London, UK), Opening the doors? New resources for new audiences


Organiser and Chair: Eleni Bozia (University of Florida, UK)

C. The Spatial and Material Dimensions of Ancient Festival Culture

ROOM 802 (IoE)

a.    Christina Williamson (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Festival shapers: Connecting places through sacred spaces

b.    Zahra Newby (University of Warwick, UK), Celebrating Synthusia in Roman Asia Minor

c.    Sebastian Scharff (University of Mannheim, Germany), Roman Emperors and Greek Festivals. The construction of imperial power by means of agonistic inscriptions

d.   Mairi Gkikaki (University of Warwick, UK), Religious experience in Roman imperial Athens through the lens of tokens


Organiser: Naomi Carless Unwin (University of Warwick, UK)

Chair: Dario Calomino (University of Warwick, UK)

D. The Material World of Fragmentary Languages

ROOM 804 (IoE)

a.    Coline Ruiz Darasse (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France), Palaeohispanic epigraphy as the ‘worst data’? Reflections about what an inscription is in a fragmentary context

b.    Katherine McDonald (University of Exeter, UK), Fragmentary or ambiguous? Language and communication in very short texts

c.    Anna P. Judson (University of Cambridge, UK), Fragments of the writing process: erasures and edits in the Linear B tablets

d.   Ben Cartlidge (University of Liverpool, UK), Welcome to the guni show: fragments of a Urartian discourse grammar


Organiser: Ben Cartlidge (University of Liverpool, UK)

Chairs: Ben Cartlidge (University of Liverpool, UK) and Anna P. Judson (University of Cambridge, UK)

E. Politics in disguise: Scraps of Political Commentary in Roman Elegiac Poets

ROOM 822 (IoE)

a.    Olga Cirillo (Naples, ‘Federico II / Portici, Liceo ‘Q. Orazio Flacco’, Italy), Poets without sons: the choice of sterility as an opposition to militarism

b.    Dániel Kiss (Budapest, ELTE, Hungary), Neoteric political aesthetics

c.    Marcello Nobili (Rome, ‘Sapienza’ / Liceo ‘Primo Levi’, Italy), Sex, aggression, or rather politics in Catullus 112

d.   Víctor Sabaté Vidal (University of Barcelona, Spain), What is in a literary quote? Glimpses of Roman politics in the epigraphic re-uses of Latin elegy quotes


Organiser: Marcello Nobili (Rome, ‘Sapienza’ / Liceo ‘Primo Levi’, Italy)

Chair: Peter Kruschwitz (University of Reading, UK)

F. Approaches to Difference in the Ancient Mediterranean: Moving Beyond ‘Diversity’

ROOM 642 (IoE)

a.    Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University, USA), Does Experience of Foreigners Lead to Openness to Foreigners?

b.    Nandini Pandey (University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA), Valuing Diversity in Ancient Rome: Ovid and Pliny on the Benefits of Cosmopolitanism

c.    Sailakshmi Ramgopal (Columbia University, USA), Diversities of Mobility in the Roman Empire: Women, Slaves, and Freedpeople

d.   Sukanya Raisharma (St John’s College, University of Oxford, UK), Trust in Diversity in Late Antiquity: Interaction as Action in the Monasteries of Condat and Bobbio


Organiser and Chair: Nandini Pandey (University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA)

G. Lexicon and Letters: Challenges in Studying Same-sex Desire


a.    Tom Sapsford (New York University, USA), How to recognise a kinaidos when you see one: Desire and the decipherment of papyri from Roman Egypt

b.    Sandra Boehringer (Université de Strasbourg, France), What’s ‘tribadic’ lust? Deconstructing ancient and modern topoi about the tribas

c.    Mark Masterson (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Nikephoros Ouranos’ letters: epistolarity, same-sex desire, and Byzantine reception

d.   Katherine Harloe (University of Reading, UK) Winckelmann’s love letters: epistolarity, sexuality, and classical reception


Organisers: Deborah Kamen (University of Washington, Seattle, USA) and Irene Salvo (University of Göttingen, Germany)

Chair: Irene Salvo (University of Göttingen, Germany)

H. Classics in Latin American History: Culture, Politics and National Identities

ROOM 731 (IoE)

a.    María Gabriela Huidobro Salazar (Andrés Bello University, Chile), Ancient authors and classical works in the first educational programs of republican Chile (nineteenth century)

b.    Renata S. Garraffoni (Parana Federal University, Brazil), Classical Reception in South Brazil: Symbolism, Ancient Greeks and politics at Curitiba in the beginning of 20th century

c.    María Carolina Domínguez (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina), La educación clásica en Argentina: apuntes sobre repertorios filológicos latinos de fines del siglo XIX (in Spanish)


Organiser and Chair: María Gabriela Huidobro Salazar (Andrés Bello University, Chile)

I. After the Classical polis: Shapes, Contents, and Contexts of Hellenistic Oratory and Rhetoric

ROOM 739 (IoE)

a.    Nicolas Wiater (University of Saint Andrews, UK), Speeches and Narrative in Polybius’ Histories

b.    Antonio Iacoviello (University of Edinburgh, UK), ‘We still fight for freedom’. Exploitation of oratorical topoi in the Chremonides’ decree (IG II3 912)

c.    Roberta  Berardi (University of Oxford, UK), Between Asia Minor and Rome: oratory and declamation in the fragments of Hybreas of Mylasa 

d.   Davide Amendola (Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, USA), “The Rhetoric of History and the History of Rhetoric” Once Again: The Contribution of Papyrological Evidence to the Understanding of Hellenistic Oratory


Organiser and Chair: Antonio Iacoviello (University of Edinburgh, UK)

J. The Figure of the Slave between Reality and Stage Representation in Greek and Roman Comedy (Aristophanes, Plautus, Terence)

ROOM W3.01 (IoE)

a.    Kelly Wrenhaven (Cleveland State University, USA), From status to character: the influence of status upon comic representations of slaves in Greek Comedy and American blackface minstrelsy

b.    Argyri Karanasiou (Saarland University, Germany), Plautus’ female slaves in action: duplicitous, devious and deceitful

c.   Chrysanthi Demetriou (University of Cyprus and Open University of Cyprus), Terence’s slaves re-examined: comic tradition, stereotypes, and realism


Organiser:  Argyri Karanasiou (Saarland University, Germany)

Chair: Alison Sharrock (University of Manchester, UK)

K. Between Roman control, Hellenistic influence and Jewish identity: Art and Architecture in Early Roman Jerusalem, Some New Insights

ROOM 790 (IoE)

a.    Orit Peleg-Barkat (Hebrew University, Israel), Herod’s palace in Jerusalem – Proposed reconstruction

b.    Eyal Baruch (Bar Ilan University, Israel), Decorations in the Palatial Mansion in Jerusalem: Wealth and Ideology

c.   Tehillah Lieberman (Bar Ilan University and Israel Antiquity Authority), The Dating of Wilson’s Arch and its Significance to the Understanding of Jerusalem’s Development during the Late Second Temple Period


Organisers and Chairs: Eyal Baruch (Bar Ilan University, Israel) and Orit Peleg-Barkat (Hebrew University, Israel)

L. The Reception of Catiline


a.    Judith Kalb (University of South Carolina, USA), Catiline in Russia

b.    Yannick Maes (University of Ghent, Belgium), Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea: Catiline from Machiavelli to Milton

c.    Timm Reimers (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany), Catiline in German drama

d.   Lisa Sannicandro (München, Germany), Catiline in Italian Literature: The Case of Don Rodrigo and Catiline in Alessandro Manzoni´s I promessi sposi (1840)


Organiser and Chair: Matilde Skoie (University of Olso, Norway)


M. Prosaic Poetry? Entwining Verse in Imperial and Late Antique Prose (1st-5th CE)

ROOM 784 (IoE)

a.    Ewen Bowie (Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, UK), To quote or not to quote

b.    Michael Hanaghan (Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, ACU Melbourne, Australia), Uniting reception: Poetic regret in Sidonius Apollinaris’ Last Epistles

c.    Dawn LaValle Norman (Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, ACU Melbourne, Australia), The Hexameter oracle about Plotinus in Porphyry’s Life of Plotinus

d.   Aaron Pelttari (University of Edinburgh, UK), Poetic prose in the Paschale opus of Sedulius


Organisers: Michael Hanaghan (Institute for Religion and Critical Enquiry, ACU Melbourne, Australia) and Dawn LaValle Norman (Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, ACU Melbourne, Australia)

Chair: Daniel Jolowicz (University of Cambridge, UK)