116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Classics (Greek)

Session Chair: 
Ellen Finkelpearl, Scripps College
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 112
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  1. Jennifer Stager, Johns Hopkins University
    “Sappho’s Colors” explores the poet's multifaceted use of color words, from vivid materials to bodily responses. Sappho illuminates a range of color words at play in a pre-Newtonian context, when colors are more closely connected to materials, rather than abstracted into the spectrum.
  2. Victor Castellani, University of Denver
    Though Sophocles’ practice was different, possibly because his career began earlier and he competed with Aeschylus, only late in Euripides’ career did the younger playwright favor three-act “trilogic” structure within individual plays, after mostly “dilogic” earlier ones (and his full-blown trilogy of Alexander, Palamedes, and Trojan Women of 415 BCE).
  3. Laura Zientek, Reed College
    The character of Aietes in Apollonius of Rhodes’ Hellenistic epic poem, the Argonautica, should be understood as a “hero” styled after Homeric epic. Through his characterization in Homeric poetry and the Argonautica and set within his local landscape, Aietes represents the tradition of epic against which Apollonius holds Jason as a new type of epic hero.
Session Cancelled: