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

Classics (Latin) I

Session Chair: 
Carly Maris, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Friday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Ching 253
Topic Area: 


  1. Elizabeth Parker, University of California, Irvine
    A three-phase analysis of the rhetorically sophisticated descriptions of Britain in the Panegyrici Latini. First, identifying specific groups of significant vocabulary. Second, discussing the literary/cultural tradition for this vocabulary in Latin literature. Third, contextualizing this vocabulary within the political/social changes of the Roman Empire during the late-3rd/4th century CE.
  2. Tim Watson, California State University, Northridge
    That Ambrose, the first senatorial aristocrat elected bishop, assumed his ecclesiastical office reluctantly, the ancient sources are unanimous.  Modern scholarship has largely confined itself to gauging the sincerity of the bishop of Milan's reluctance.  This paper will instead analyze how such passages fit within the larger rhetoric and discourse of corruption embedded within the Ambrosian corpus.
  3. Madeleine St. Marie, University of California, Riverside
    This paper investigates a description of Sidonius Apollinaris's (1.5) journey from Lyon in Gaul to the city of Rome. By combining vivid descriptions of places associated with a "traditional" Roman past with the Christian topographical present, Sidonius demonstrates that his audience back in Gaul unproblematically combined classical Roman history with Christian beliefs. 
Session Cancelled: