113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Classics (Greek)

Session Chair: 
Victor Castellani, University of Denver
Session 8: Saturday 1:45-3:15pm
Senate Suite (PH-ET)
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  1. Seemee Ali, Carthage College
    In the Iliad Hera is a goddess who sees and who bestows insight. I try to show that repeatedly in the Iliad,Hera moves both men and gods by means of their phrenes, their hearts and minds.In the Iliad, Hera’s characteristic sphere of action is the phrénes, the realm of physiological, emotional, and intellectual activity. Thus, she proves to be a goddess of the mind.
  2. David Leitao, San Francisco State University
    This paper discusses the attribution and meaning of fragments 135-136 from Aeschylus' Myrmidons, attempting to situate them within the larger context of aristocratic gift exchange and sexual ideology during the archaic period.
  3. Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
    This essay reads Sophocles' Antigone through the lens of Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer, focusing on an Aristotelian binary between bios and zoē that lies at the very heart of Agamben's biopolitics.
  4. Teresa Yates, University of California Irvine
    Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae provides a parodic representation of a religious space in which female agency and speech was enhanced. In this paper, I investigate Aristophanes’ problematization of female domestic activity and agency, which ancient Greek men believed could lead to adulterous or illicit action, which in turn had dire social implications. 
Session Cancelled: