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Archive of Departmental Presentations

The items below are archived from the "Intra et Extra" column on the departmental homepage that lists presentations and seminars given by members of the department both inside and outside the university.

Fall 2016

March 1, 2017, John Marshall, "Julius Caesar Through the Lens of a Contemporary: Cicero's Caesar and What He Adds to the Narrative of Caesar's Life," Graduate Research Colloquium for Classics and the Medieval Mediterranean, Washington, DC (CUA)

February 3, 2017, Kathleen Kirsch, “Sacra Prodigiosa: Human Sacrifice and Vestal Prodigies in Republican Rome,” Graduate Research Colloquium for Classics and the Medieval Mediterranean, Washington, DC (CUA)

October 29, 2016, Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Alexander and Achilles: A Turning-Point?"Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, Washington, DC (CUA)

October 21-23, 2016: Karen Carducci, "Economics, Minerals, and Morals in Etymologies (16.5-16): Isidore of Seville’s Adaptation of the Lapidary Tradition," October Graduate Research ColloquiumInstitute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, Arlington, VA

October 22, 2016: Alex Poulos, “Gregory of Nazianzus’ Poem 1.2.1.1–214 as Callimachean Hymn to Virginity” International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies, Philadelphia, PA

October 22, 2016: Kathleen Kirsch, "Homerathon: A Pedagogical, Interdisciplinary, and Critical Tool," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, New Brunswick, NJ

October 21, 2016: Patsy Craig, "The Moral Danger of Self-Ignorance for the Spectator of Comedy in Plato’s Philebus," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, New Brunswick, NJ

October 21, 2016: Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Leadership at the Twilight of the Athenian Democracy," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, New Brunswick, NJ

Summer 2015

The following department members will be presenting papers at the 17th International Conference on Patristic Studies at Oxford University.

August 13, 2015: Karen Carducci, "Implicit Stipulations in the Testamentum of Gregory of Nazianzos vis-a-vis the Testamenta of Remigius of Rheims and Caesarius of Arles."  

August 12, 2015: Prof. William Klingshirn, "Prophesy and Divination in the Hypomnesticon of Joseph of Tiberias."

August 12, 2015: The Rev. Dr. Edward Naumann, "The damnation of baptized infants according to Augustine: Aliquid novi, or the logical explication of longstanding excumenical implication?"

July 22, 2015: Prof. William Klingshirn, "Theologies of Divination in Late Antiquity: Ritual and Truth," Conference on Negotiating, Communicating, Relating: Approaches to Ancient Divination, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

May 7, 2015: Prof. William Klingshirn, "Christian Magic and Divination in Merovingian Gaul," Guest Lecture, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Spring 2015

April 16, 2015: Leo Hunt, "Transcendence and Creative Action in the Thought of Maximus the Confessor: A Radical Break with the Neo-Platonic Tradition," Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA

March 30-April 2, 2015: Benjamin Lewis, "The Inner Ear: Reading in Antiquity and the Role of Books in Augustine's Confessions," 8th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece

Fall 2014

Oct. 9-11, 2014: Dr. William J. McCarthy and Dr. Sarah B. Ferrario organized a panel for the annual Fall Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States in Washington, DC. Transformations of Sophocles in the Religious Contexts of Antiquity and Beyond included papers by four members of the department:

Patricia M. Craig, “Apollo and the Delphic Oracle in Sophocles’ and Seneca’s Oedipus Plays”

Dr. William J. McCarthy, “Sophocles’ eukolia, the Apotheosis of Oedipus, and Clement of Alexandria’s Speculation on the Nature of Resurrected Bodies”

Matthew A. T. Poulos, “Sophoclean and Euripidean Influence in the Poetry of Gregory of Nazianzus”

Karen Carducci, “Redeeming Jocasta: How Tawfiq al-Hakim Islamizes the Character in his Oedipus the King

Spring 2014

May 22, 2014: Karen Carducci, "A Theology of Money in the Homilies of Caesarius of Arles," The North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

April 27, 2014: Louise Mundstock, "Christ and Dionysus in the Works of Nonnus," Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA

April 12-15, 2014: Benjamin Lewis, "Augustine on Seeing, Hearing, and Reading: An Examination of Structure and Language in Confessions 3 and 7," 7th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, Athens, Greece.

March 13-16, 2014: Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Thucydides, Demosthenes' Shield, and Philip's Poetry in Plutarch, Demosthenes 20," Plutarch Among the Barbarians, Inaugural Meeting of the North American Sections of the International Plutarch Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada

February 27, 2014: Karen Carducci, “Money and Theology: Caesarius of Arles and Related Texts,” Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA

Fall 2013

October 11, 2013: Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Demosthenes’ Shield and Philip’s Poetry in Plutarch, Demosthenes 20," Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Philadelphia, PA

November 1, 2013: Keturah Kiehl, "Loyal Yokefellows: Caesarius' Allusions to the Fathers in His Sermons on Sexual Ethics (42-44)," Late Literature in the Sixth Century, East and West, Annual Conference of the International Society for Late Antique Literary Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI

November 21, 2013: Sr. Maria del Fiat Miola, SSVM, "Irenaeus’ Adversus Haereses 3.22.4: Mary as Untier of Knots," Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA

Spring 2013

Feb. 16, 2013: Dr. William McCarthy, "Dionysus and the Dionysiac Interloper in Cinema," Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM
 
March 2, 2013: Karen Carducci, "Revisiting the Tower and Moon Illusions through Basil’s Homilies on the Hexaemeron," "Ephemeral Relics: Approaches to the Five Senses in the Ancient World," 6th Annual Graduate Conference, Center for Ancient Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 
March 8, 2013: Sr. Maria del Fiat Miola, SSVM, "Irenaeus’ Adversus Haereses 3.22.4: Mary as Untier of Knots," 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies, Historical Theology, and History of Christianity in Late Antiquity, Pappas Patristic Institute, Brookline, MA
 
March 14, 2013: Andrew Hagstrom, "Early Christianity and the Cult of Attis: Defining the Relationship," Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA
 
March 15, 2013: Prof. William Klingshirn, "Caesarius of Arles, 1970-2042: Retrospect and Prospect," Opening Lecture, conference on "The World of Caesarius," University of Edinburgh, Scotland
 
March 23, 2013: Dr. Sarah Brown Ferrario, "Aeschylus In (and Out of) Western Opera," Keynote Address, symposium on "Ancient Drama in Film and on the Modern Stage," Grenfell Campus, University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
 
March 26, 2013: Alex Poulos, "Gregory of Nazianzus and Pentecostal Fire: Pentecost, Punctuation, and Perplexity in Oration 41.15-16," "Preaching after Easter: Late Antique Sermons on the Feasts of Ascension and Pentecost," Faculty for Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
 
April 6, 2013: Louise Mundstock, "The Emperor's New Curiales: Local Communities in a Global Empire," "Community/Disunity: Living Together and Living Apart in the Ancient World," Duke-UNC Graduate Classics Colloquium, Durham, NC
 
April 18, 2013: Stephanie Layton Kim, "Greek and Etruscan Death and the Afterlife," "Between Hypnos and Thanatos: Teaching Greek Death," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Iowa City, Iowa
 
May 24, 2013: Alex Poulos, "Digital Authorship Attribution, Origen of Alexandria, and CMB Gr. 314," Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL
 
May 24-27, 2013: Karen Carducci, "Money in the Homilies of Caesarius of Arles: A Bishop's Support of Christian Profit-Seeking," Symposium on Scholarship & a Free Society, sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
 

Fall 2012

Oct. 27, 2012: Dr. William Klingshirn, "R.A. Markus, H.-I. Marrou, and the Problem of Christian Culture in the Early Middle Ages," Keynote Address, Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova University

Nov. 1, 2012: Brent Gilbert, "The Fathers on the Hegemonikon," Department Colloquium

Nov. 2, 2012: Alex Poulos, "Digital Collation and Stemmatics: An Examination of the Palaea Historica’s Textual Tradition by Means of Digital Techniques," 38th Byzantine Studies Conference, Boston

Nov. 15, 2012: Stephanie Layton Kim, “Dance, Music, and Play: Performance at the Etruscan Banquet," Department Colloquium

Nov. 29, 2012: Dr. Joseph O’Connor, "A Swan Song for Old St. Peter’s: Maffeo Vegio’s De rebus antiquis memorabilibus Basilicae sancti Petri Romae," Department Colloquium

Nov. 29, 2012: Lionel Yaceczko, "Ausonius of Bordeaux: The Christian Layman and Classical Paideia in the Fourth Century," Early Christian Seminar, Center for the Study of Early Christianity, CUA

Spring 2012

March 3, 2012: Benjamin Lewis, "Augustine on Seeing, Hearing and Reading: An Examination of Structure and Language in Confessions 3 and 7," "Color and Sound in the Ancient World," Graduate Student Conference, Department of Classics, Johns Hopkins University