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

Classics (Latin)

Session Chair: 
Madeleine St. Marie, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Saturday 8:15 am – 9:45 am
Miller Hall 112
Topic Area: 


  1. Angela Hurley, Brandeis University
    This paper aims to analyze Euripides’ masculinization of Medea and the reception of such a character by a Roman audience, specifically using Seneca’s Medea. Where Euripides masculinizes Medea in order for her to achieve her endeavors, Seneca vilifies her character. I will also explore through parallel contemporary examples depictions of and representations of powerful women which follow similar patterns of masculinizing or vilifying the subject. 
  2. Richard Rush, University of California Riverside
    Claudianus Mamertus’ reputation as a poet was a crucial part Claudianus’ reputation during the fifth century. Furthermore, I claim, through an analysis of Claudianus’ reputation as a poet and a reexamination of the manuscript tradition, that Claudius composed the poem “Pange lingua gloriosi,” currently attributed to the sixth-century poet Fortunatus.
  3. Robert Stoops, Western Washington University
    When Virgil has Aeneas and the Sibyl exit through the gate of false or deceptive dreams, he is giving his more sophisticated readers an indication that the tour of the underworld, and more importantly, the Stoic framework of the epic should be taken with a grain of salt.
Session Cancelled: