Graduate Student Papers


SCS, January 4-7, 2017 (Boston, MA)

1) David West, Plutarch and Cassius Dio on Cicero: Flawed Philosopher-Ruler or Unscrupulous Megalomaniac?”


SCS, January 5-8, 2017 (Toronto, Ontario)

1) William Bruckel, “Euripides’ Hippolytus in Aeneid IV.”

2) David West, “Restoring Libertas: The Plebeian Class Advantage over the Patricians in Livy’s Account of the Second Decemvirate (AUC 3.36-55).”

CANE, March 17-18, 2017 (Exeter, NH)

3) Daniel Libatique, “Facundum faciebat amor: The Absence of Tereus’ Direct Speech in Ovid’s Metamorphoses 6.”

McMaster University Graduate Classics Conference, March 18, 2017 (Hamilton, Ontario)

4) Ryan Pasco, “Etruscan-in-Exile: Power and Punishment in Aulus Caecina’s Written Self-Fashioning.”

OSU Graduate Student Conference, March 25, 2017 (Columbus, OH)

5) Daniel Libatique, “Pietas as Scelus in the Philomela Myth of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (6.424-674).”

UVA 2017 Classics Graduate Student Colloquium, April 1, 2017 (Charlottesville, VA)

6) Shannon DuBois, “Achilles and the Feminine: Achilles and Andromache as Tragic Foils.”

CAMWS, April 5-8, 2017 (Kitchener, Ontario)

7) Matthew Kelley, “The Arrogant-making Hand: Manus and Dextra in Hercules Furens.”

8) Daniel Libatique, “Speech, Silence, and Artistic Expression in the Pervigilium Veneris.”

CAAS 2017, October 5-7, 2017 (New York, NY)

9) Daniel Libatique, “Communication as Power: The Correction of Sophocles’ Tereus in Aristophanes’ Birds.


CAAS, October 8-10, 2015 (Wilmington, DE)

1) David West, “Civil Strife and the Oikos: Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and Aeschylus’ Eumenides.”
2) Daniel Libatique, “Tragic Epistolography and the Molding of Myth in Ovid’s Tristia 4.4”

SCS, January 6-9, 2016 (San Fransisco, CA)

3) David West, “Arguments for Political Participation in Cicero’s Pro Sestio and De Re Publica.”
4) Peter Blandino, “Musical Performance and Language in Euripides’ Trojan Women”

CAMWS, March 16-19, 2016 (Williamsburg, VA)

5) Daniel Libatique, “Borrowings and Code-Switches in the Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis” (Planned)

Invited Lectures

6) David West, “Cicero’s Call to the Young to Engage in Politics as a Way of Life.” Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, September 25, 2015.

Articles Published

7) Daniel Libatique, “A Narratological Investigation of Ovid’s Medea: Met. 7.1– 424.” Article here.


CAMWS-SS, October 16, 2014 (Fredericksburg, VA)

1) Daniel Libatique, “The Königsrede as Temporal Microcosm: Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus 216-275.”
2) Colin Pang, “Grief, Mythos, and the Poetics of Reunion in the Odyssey.”

SCS, January 9-11, 2015 (New Orleans, LA)

3) Dustin Dixon, “The Comic and the Tragic Birth of Heracles.
4) David West, “The Rhetoric of Cicero’s Laudatio Sapientiae: de Legibus 1.58-62.”

CANE, March 13, 2015 (Dedham, MA)

5) Daniel Libatique, “Cremutius Cordus and the Loss of Agency: Tacitus’ Annals 4.34-35.”
6) Michael Wheeler, “Dodging the Beam: Invective Markers in Catullus c. 4″
7) David West, “The Significance of Ino’s Veil for the Reunion of Odysseus with Penelope in Homer’s Odyssey”

CAPN,  March 21, 2015 (Portland, OR)

8) David West, “Plato’s Theory of Forms Reconsidered in Cicero’s de Oratore, de Republica, and de Legibus.”
9) Michael Wheeler, “A Choliambic Cure: Traces of Hipponax in Catullus 44.”

CAMWS Annual Meeting, March 28, 2015 (Boulder, CO)

10)Peter Blandino, “Euripides’ Helen: Object and Artificer.
11) Colin Pang, “The Noble Dog: Homeric Images and Poetic Persuasion in Plato’s Repulblic.”

Faculty Conferences/Symposia

12) Dustin Dixon, “Comic Poets as Authorities on Myth” (John C. Rouman Symposium: Myth Criticism in the Ancient World).

Other Conferences

13) David West, “‘As if we were living in Plato’s Republic:’ Cicero’s Judgment on Cato’s Incompetent Statesmanship.” New England Political Science Association, April 25, 2015 (New Haven, CT)
14) Amanda Jarvis, “Women Producing Signs: Female Speech and Self-Representation in the Canonical Gospels.” LUCAS Graduate Conference, January 2015 (University of Leiden, Netherlands). Published here.

Graduate Student Conferences

15) Peter Blandino, “Music and Spectacle in Euripides’ Alcestis” (CUNY Graduate Conference March 14, 2015)
16) Daniel Libatique, “Cremutius Cordus and the Media of Memory: Tacitus Annals 4.34-35″ (University of British Columbia Graduate Conference, May 2, 2015).
17) Tong Liu, “The Erotic Door: Paraclausithyron in Horace’s Odes and Sima Xiangru’s Rhapsody of the Long Gate” (UCLA Graduate Conference: Bodies in Revolt: Erotics, Metaphor, and Materiality in the Ancient World).


CANE Annual Meeting, March 8, 2014 (St. Anselm College)

1) Emily Austin, “Grief as Pothos: Understanding the Anger of Achilles.”
2) Laurie Hutcheson, “Thetis tells Achilles’ story: a personal history re-imagined.”
3) Amanda Jarvis, “Visual Perception and the Graspable Image in Ovid.”
4) Karen Mower, “Circe’s Understanding of Rape Victims in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, XIV.320-434.”

CAMWS Annual Meeting, April 5, 2014 (Waco, Texas)

5) David West, “De Legibus: Cicero as Scipio and the Problem of the Excluded Philosophic Statesman”

Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar, July 10, 2015 (New York, NY)

6) Daniel Libatique, “A Narratological Investigation of Ovid’s Medea: Met. 7.1-424.”

Graduate Student Conferences

7) Michael Wheeler, “What to do about Suffenus? Metrical Clues in Catullus c. 22″  (Brandeis University:“Pride and Prejudice: Difference and Distinction in the Ancient Mediterranean.”)
8) Daniel Libatique, “From Lead Role to Stage Body: The Disappearance of Tecmessa in Sophocles’ Ajax (Comparative Literature Graduate Conference)
9) Daniel Libatique, “Rumor, Speech, and the Fall of a Homeric Age in Sophocles’ Ajax” (Graduate Conference, Ut Fama Est: Rumor and Reputation in Antiquity)
10) Amanda Jarvis, “Nec me mea fallit imago: The Deceptive Image in Ovid and Vergil” (McMaster University)
11) Colin Pang, “Notions of Masculinity in Catullus and Eminem” (Scholars Day)