Schedule for the Seventh Northwest Undergraduate Conference On the Ancient World

The Seventh Northwest Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World

Location: Ford Hall

Saturday April 21, 2012
9:00 A.M.CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS
Ford Hall 102
Continental breakfast served in lobby of Ford Hall
9:45 A.M.INTRODUCTION
Ford Hall 102
9:50 - 10:50 A.M.SESSION ONE - Philosophy and Free Will
Ford Hall 102

Chair: Robert Chenault (Willamette University)

9:50 - Eric L. Archambault (University of Oregon) - "The Epicurean Theory of Language"

10:10 - Jacob Kovacs-Goodman (Stanford University) - "Competing Conceptions of Free Will in Epic Poetry"

10:30 - Erin Kahn (Willamette University) - "'The Gods Know I Had No Choice': The Role of Fate in Sophocles' Theban Plays"

10:50 - 11:05 A.M.BREAK
11:05 A.M. - 12:05 P.M.SESSION TWO - Women in Rome
Ford Hall 102

Chair: Ortwin Knorr (Willamette University)

11:05 - Rolf Hartmann (Western Washington University) - "Nero's Amazonian Comedy"

11:25 - Emily Hannenberg (Willamette University) - "Like Mother, Like Daughter: How Agrippina the Elder and her Namesake Re-Defined the Role of the Roman Mother in Tacitus' Annals"

11:45 - Elliot Piros (University of Puget Sound) - "Women, Writing, and Commemoration in Propertius Book IV"

12:05 P.M. - 12:55 P.M.LUNCH
12:55 - 1:35 P.M.SESSION THREE - Crossing Cultures and Centuries
Ford Hall 102

Chair: Diane Johnson (Western Washington University)

12:55 - Sean A. Guynes (Western Washington University) - "Oral Formulaic Theory: Understanding Homeric Epic by Analogy to Modern Albanian Lahutarët"

1:15 - Hunter Ellis (Lewis and Clark College) - "The Strategoi of Pre- and Post-Roman Egypt"

1:35 - 1:55 P.M.BREAK
2:15 – 3:00 P.M.SESSION FOUR - Cultural Interaction
Ford Hall 102

Chair: Mary R. Bachvarova (Willamette University)

2:15 - Chris Parmenter (University of Oregon) - "A Post-Colonial Lucian? Some Problems of Cultural Interaction in the True Histories"

2:35 - Ethan Poole (Willamette University) - "Barbarians without Romans: The Development and Change of Ethnographic Methods in Tacitus' Germania"

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