It’s the 2013 APA/AIA Annual Meetings in Seattle—and RU Classics will be in effect


The 2013 Annual Meetings of the American Philological Association (APA) and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) will be held in the heart of Seattle on Thursday through Sunday, 3-6 January 2013. The venue?  Actually, there are two, conveniently situated next to each other: the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

This will be the 144th meeting for the learned society soon to be formerly known as the American Philological Association, and the 114th meeting for the Archaeological Institute of America. And of course Rutgers Classics will be in the house. You will find below a schedule of offerings by members of the Department and the extended Rutgers Classics community. We think we have them all (and their times), but your additions are welcome!



11:15 AM – 1:15 PM APA SESSION 17 Themes of Roman Historiography (Paper #1): Andriy Fomin (Rutgers Classics, graduate student; currently a Fellow at the American Research Center in Sofia), “Wisdom expressions (gnomai) in Dio Cassius”

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM APA SESSION 19 The Discourse of Marriage in Hellenistic and Imperial Literature (Paper #3): Karen Klaiber Hersch (Rutgers Classics PhD 2002, and associate professor, Temple University), “A Union of Hearts? Ritual and Plutarch’s Coniugalia Praecepta

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM APA SESSION 20 Current Research in Neo-Latin Studies (Paper #2): Frederick Booth (Rutgers Classics BA 1972, PhD 1983, and associate professor, Seton Hall University), “The Pope, the Pole, and the Bison: Nicolaus Hussovianus’ De statura, feritate ac venatione bisontis Carmen

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM AIA SESSION 2B: Greek Sculpture (Paper #1):  Stephanie Lynn Budin (faculty, Classical Studies program, Rutgers University, Camden), “The Identity of the Archaic Greek Nude Goddess”

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PRESIDENTIAL PANEL Comic Dimensions of Greek Myth (Paper #1): Lowell Edmunds (Professor II Emeritus, Rutgers Classics), “The Song of Ares and Aphrodite (Od. 8)”



8:30 AM – 11:30 AM AIA SESSION 4J: Excavations in Italy (Paper #7): Gary Farney (associate professor and chair, History, Rutgers University Newark), “The Upper Sabina Tiberina Project: Report on First Excavation Season at Vacone” (with Dylan Bloy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Matt Notarian, Tulane University)

11:15 AM – 1:15 PM APA SESSION 41 Some Late Antique Vergils (Paper #1): Lisa Whitlatch (Rutgers Classics, graduate student), “Labor hilaris non improbus: Redefining Labor in Nemesianus’ Cynegetica

SATURDAY 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM APA SESSION 58 Intellectual Culture in the 3rd Century CE: Philosophy, Religion, and Rhetoric between the 2nd and 3rd Sophistic (Seminar, advance registration required): Ryan C. Fowler (Rutgers Classics, PhD 2008, and Curriculum Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies), “Toward a Third Sophistic: Methodius of Olympus”

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11:00 AM – 1:00 PM APA SESSION 70 Catullan Identities, Ancient and Modern            (Paper #2): Leah Kronenberg (associate professor and undergraduate director, Rutgers Classics), “Me, Myself, and I: Caecilius as an Alter Ego of Catullus in Poem 35”



8:30 AM – 11:30 AM AIA SESSION 1G Recent Fieldwork in Greece and Turkey (Paper #3): Elizabeth S. Greene (former Rutgers visiting assistant professor in Classics, now assistant professor, Brock University), “2012 Investigations at the Harbors of Burgaz, Turkey: Shifting Centers of Maritime Activity on the Datça Peninsula” (with Justin Leidwanger, University of Toronto, and Numan Tuna, Middle East Technical University)

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM APA SESSION 21 Technical and Symbolic Language in Ancient Philosophy (Paper #1): Kirk Sanders, (former Rutgers assistant professor in Classics, now associate professor of Classics and Philosophy, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) “The shifting sense of ‘self-sufficiency’ in Aristotle’s account of happiness”

SafariScreenSnapz002 copyBall Four! Seattle Pilots pitcher (1969, i.e., their only season of existence) and noted author Jim Bouton [Why  don’t I see him on the APA/AIA program?—Ed.]

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