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

Classics (Latin)

Session Chair: 
Jesse Weiner, Hamilton College
Session 9: Saturday 3:35-5:05pm
Senate Suite (PH-ET)
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  1. Victor Castellani, University of Denver
    Ovid’s pseudodidactic Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris among other retorts to the Latin elegiac tradition of Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius (and his own parodic Amores) deploys “cura“ in applications at once usual, in that they are expected, and unusual, in how they playfully belittle anxieties of love, lover, and beloved.
  2. Carly Maris, University of California, Riverside
    In the Historia Augusta, Aurelian is shown as displaying captives from nineteen tribes of people in his great triumph of 274. While scholars have argued that this number is exaggerated, a close reading of this passage reveals not only the attitudes towards specific captives and ethnic groups during the later empire, but also serves to subvert the military legacy of Aurelian. 
  3. Tim Watson, California State University, Northridge
    This paper explores the use of Greek literary and historical imagery in two orations delivered by the late Roman senator Symmachus to the emperors Valentinian I and Gratian.  In both, he draws upon a classical Latin ethnic discourse to ensure that both the empire and its emperors remained distinctly Roman.
Session Cancelled: