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Sixth Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Classics Research Conference

University of Tennessee, Law School
Saturday February 25, 2017

8:30-9:00 Check-In and Registration  College of Law
9:00-9:15 Welcome
Dr. Aleydis Van de Moortel, Lindsay Young Professor and Head, Department of Classics, University of Tennessee
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9:15-10:15 Keynote Presentation
Sexualized Violence:  The Eurymedon Vase in Context
Dr. Kirk Ormand, Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics, Oberlin College
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10:15-10:30 Morning Break College of Law
10:30-11:45 First Paper Session  

Session#1: Presider: Dr. Jessica Westerhold

  1. Jamie Wheeler, Baylor University
    The Grammatical Construction of Time in Latin Love Elegy
  2. Lydia Schriemer, University of Ottawa
    Daedalus, Icarus, and Perdix: Continuity in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book 8
  3. Matt Mitchell, University of Oklahoma
    The Spatial Rhetoric of Propertius I.3
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Session#2: Presider: Dr. Justin Arft

  1. Brittany Hardy, Millsaps College     
    Veils and their Implications in Odyssey Book 5
  2. Samantha Meyer, Sewanee:  The University of the South
    The Similes of Jason in the Argonautika of Apollonius Rhodius
  3. Catherine Mott, University of Texas
    Aristotelian Beauty as Viewed Through the Poetics
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12:30-1:30 Lunch Hilton Garden Inn
2:0-3:15 Second Paper Session  

Session #3: Presider: Dr. Stephen Collins-Elliott

  1. Sarah Cohen, College of Charleston
    The Roman Mosaics at Sepphoris & Defining the Jewish Figural Style
  2. Elijah Mears, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Writing on the Walls: Graffiti as Evidence for Homoeroticism in Daily Life
  3. David Guffey, University of Tennessee

    Written Revolts

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Session #4: Presider: Dr. Aleydis Van de Moortel

  1. Austen Van Burns, Swarthmore College
    Apathetic Aphrodite: Classical Ideals and Politicized Sex in Ivo Saliger’s Urteil des Paris
  2. Mia Willis, East Carolina University
    Baalbek & Gerasa: A Brief Analysis of Greco-Roman Paganism in the Architectural Culture of the Southern Levant During the Roman Empire
  3. Abby Durick, University of Tennessee
    Late Helladic Potmarks at Mitrou: Aeginetan Manufacture and Meaning
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3:15-3:30 Afternoon Break College of Law
3:30-4:45 Third Paper Session  

Session #5: Presider: Dr. Robert J. Sklenar

  1. Madeline Parrish, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Defending Velleius’s Tiberius: The Importance of Accepting a Loyal Soldier’s Unique yet Heavily Criticized Interpretation of Emperor
  2. Hannah Edwards, College of Charleston
    Fortuna and Virtus in Bellum Catilinae
  3. Arian Finley, Austin Peay State University
    Ovid’s Metamorphoses as Fable
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Session #6: Presider:  Dr. Taylor S. Coughlan

  1. Gwendolyn Gibbons, College of Charleston                                       
    Martial "in 140 Characters": Gender Commentary In the First-Century “Twitter
  2. Brandon Stienke, University of Arkansas
    Julian the Apostate and Pagan Charity
  3. Clayton Meldrum, Kalamazoo College
    Modern Medicine, Ancient Model
  4. Alanna Heatherly, University of Tennessee
    Ridley Scott's Gladiator: The Accuracy, the Effectiveness, and the Execution
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5:00-5:15 Closing Remarks
Dr. Aleydis Van de Moortel, Lindsay Young Professor and Head, Department of Classics
College of Law 132


Sponsored by the Classics Enrichment Fund of the Department of Classics,
with generous co-sponsorship by:
The College of Arts &Sciences, The Chancellor’s Honors and Scholars Program, The Office of Research and Engagement, The Humanities Center, The Departments of English, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

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