Graduate Student Symposia

In the spring of 2004, the Classics Department, with the generous support of the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Foundation, inaugurated a forum for graduate students to present work in progress to the community of scholars studying the ancient world at Brown. Unless otherwise noted, all symposia are held at noon in the Classics Department Seminar Room.

Co-symposiarchs: Lauren Donovan and Timothy Haase



Christopher Geggie
"Bilingualism and Freedmen in Rome: A New Interpretation of CIL 6.14672" 

Tara Mulder
"The Chorus of Initatiates in Aristophanes' Frogs: Their Thematic and Mediatory Roles in the Structure of the Plot"
[Friday, November 5, 2010, at 12:00 pm in Macfarlane House, Room 101 - 48 College Street] 

Leo Landrey
"Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica and the Limits of Unlimited Power"
[Friday, September 21, 2010, at 12:00 pm in Macfarlane House, Room 101 - 48 College Street]


Leo Landrey
"Clades LemniaClades Romana: Valerius Flaccus and Contemporary History"
[Friday, April 30, 2010, at 12:00 pm in Macfarlane House, Room 101 - 48 College Street] 

Timothy Haase
"Watching Satire Unravel: Mode and Genre in Juvenal's Satires"
[Monday, May 3, 2010, at 12:00 pm in Macfarlane House, Room 101 - 48 College Street]

Bryan Brinkman
"Graffiti from Roman Italy: a Study in Civic Religion "
[Wednesday, March 10, 2010] 

Scott DiGiulio
"Lucian's (?) Use of Herodotus and Rearticulation of Hellenic Identity in the De Dea Syria"
[Wednesday, March 3, 2010] 

Lauren Donovan
"Literary and Ideological Memory in the Octavia"
[Friday, February 19, 2010]

Mark Thatcher
"Greek Identity in Hannibalic Italy"
[Friday, December 11, 2009]

Timothy Haase
"Looking at 'Atomistic' Repetition in the De Rerum Natura of Lucretius"
[Thursday, November 5, 2009] 

Robin McGill
"Prophecy, Identity, and Authority in Early Christian Latin Hymns"
[Thursday, September 24, 2009]


Cynthia Swanson 
"Ars Makes Exile Poetry" 
[Wednesday, April 15, 2009]

Asya Sigelman 
"Myth-introducing Relative Pronouns and the Chronological Vortex in Pindar's Pythian 9" 
[Friday, April 3, 2009]

Leo Landrey 
"Finding Ovid in Silver Epic: Phineus and Prometheus in Argonautica 4 " 
[Saturday, March 14, 2009]

David Yates 
"Remembering the Persian War Differently " 
[Saturday, March 14, 2009]

Mark Thatcher 
"Tiers of Identity in Greek Sicily and Italy" 
[Monday, March 2, 2009]

Leo Landrey
"Was Hercules a Pompeian? Lucan's Role in Valerian Recuperation"
[Friday, February 13, 2009]

Timothy Haase
"Callimachus Pseudopatôr: The Relationship of Lies and Poetry in the Corpus of Callimachus"
[Thursday, December 11, 2008]


Lauren Donovan
"Two Types of doctrina: The Limits of Conventional Learning in Apuleius' Metamorphoses"
[Thursday, April 17, 2008]

Jennifer Yates
"Apuleius' Novel Tragedy" 
[Thursday, April 17, 2008]

Lauren Donovan
"Medea Bound: The Role of Prometheus in Apollonius' Argonautica"
[Saturday, March 15, 2008]

Leo Landrey
"Fortunatus Transformed: Pagan Elegy in Christian Poetry"
[Saturday, March 15, 2008]

David Yates
"The Rediscovery of the Roman Republic in 11th and 12th Century Byzantine Historiography"
{Wednesday, March 19, 2008]

Asya Chernyak
"Time, Sunrise, and Telos in Aeschulus' Agamemnon"
[Friday, December 7, 2007]


Philip Walsh 
[Thursday, March 22, 2007]

Robin McGill 
"'Coming' to Faith through Late Antique Latin Poetry"
[Friday, February 23, 2007]

Jennifer Thomas 
"Seven Soldiers, Seven Snakes: A Closer Look at Lucan, Bellum Civile 9.619-937 "
[Friday, December 7, 2006]

[Thursday, November 16, 2006]

Jeffrey Hunt 
"Poetry and Oratory in Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus"
[Friday, October 20, 2006]


Jennifer Thomas 
"Concrete Anachronism in Lucan's Bellum Civile "
[Wednesday, March 22, 2006]

Robin McGill 
"Why Three Eide? Rethinking Aristotle's Types of Rhetoric in Terms of Action"
[Friday, December 9, 2005]

Benjamin Low
"Lucretius on Wild Beasts in War, and the Perversion of Progress"
[Friday, December 9, 2005]

Kevin Patterson 
"Virgilian References in the Writings of Aldhelm"
[Friday, December 2, 2005]

Asya Chernyak
"The Two Faces of Virgil's Dido"
[Friday, October 21, 2005]


Miryana Vassileva 
"Enigmatic Speech in Alcman's Louvre Partheneion"
[Wednesday, May 11, 2005]

Michael MacArthur
"Exiled from History: Livy on the Soldiers of Cannae"
[Friday, May 6, 2005]

Carrie Thomas 
"Hamilla in Euripides' Helen"
[Friday, March 18, 2005]