115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Classics (Greek)

Session Chair: 
Tim Watson, California State University, Northridge
Session 5: Saturday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Henry 223
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  1. Victor Castellani, University of Denver
    Besides Zeus’ “plan” and aims of Athena to glorify her heroic friends, Iliadic Apollo has both plan and strategy.  While Fate allows he defends Troy and elevates Hector, who accepts mortality. Through deaths of Patroclus and Hector Phoebus reduces demigod Achilles, not immediately to death but painfully to understanding how he, too, is mortal.
  2. Damian Stocking, Occidental College
    Where Sophocles and Aeschylus sought to protect the "Dionysiac" community of Athens through the frustration of our mortal dreams of immanent self-enclosure, Euripides, in response to the emerging desire to achieve a state of (community-destroying) immanence through rationality, introduced figures whose achieved immanence puts a limit on rationality, a creates thereby a finite community of unreason. 
  3. Daniel Majors, Biola University
    There is a classic concern among ancients to account for goods such as money, relationships, and good fortune in their theories of eudaimonia, or human flourishing. It has been argued, however, that in the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle makes the claim that a flourishing life can be accounted for solely by virtuous activity. I will show that Aristotle does accept that external goods play a vital and necessary role in the eudaimonia of the individual, and therefore, must be considered in context to the flourishing life. 
  4. Carly Maris, University of California, Riverside
    When Scipio Asiaticus defeated King Antiochus in the 180's BCE, he presented his conquest as complete domination over Asian territories--however, analysis of the language of one Greek inscription in Asia Minor tells a different story--one of allegiance and liberation rather than military domination.
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