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2019 Colloquium Schedule

Twenty-Third Annual Classics Graduate Student Colloquium


Vox Populi: Populism and Popular Culture

in Ancient Greece and Rome


March 30, 2019

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA


Schedule of Events

All papers will be in Minor Hall 125.


09:00 - 10:00: Breakfast in Minor Hall

10:00 - 11:30: Greek Populism on the Political Stage

“Heed My Decree, People of Athens:”

Solon’s Elegy and Aeschylus’ Democratic Advocacy

William Bruckel, Boston University


Arbitration in Hellenistic Athens:

Reading Menander’s Epitrepontes as Legal History

Anthony Sciubba, Emory University


11:15 - 11:30: Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30: Popular Morality in Ancient Rome

The “People’s Voice” in Republican Rome:

Between Volksjustiz and Normativity

Jordan Rogers

University of Pennsylvania


Ego et populus mecum?

Horace and the Crowd in Satires 1

Matt Pincus

University of Virginia


12:30 - 02:15: Lunch

02:30 - 04:00: Beyond Rome: Populism

and Popular Culture in Italy and the Provinces


An Augustan Model for Populism in Pompeii

Joe Sheppard

Columbia University


Drunk in Love: Who’s Afraid of a Spiritual Marriage?

Jeannie Sellick

University of Virginia


Who Speaks for the City? A Speech by Libanios

of Antioch against Theater Acclamations

Cosimo Paravano

Scuola Normale Superiore


04:00 - 04:15: Coffee Break

04:15 – 05:15: Keynote Address

Vox Populi: the sound of Latin at Oxyrhynchus

Kathleen Coleman

Harvard University


A reception will follow the keynote in Minor Hall.


We would like to thank the following sponsors, without whose generous support the colloquium would not have been possible:


The Dean’s Discretionary Fund, The Department of Classics

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Council, The Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab

The Institute for World Languages, The Corcoran Department of Philosophy

The Department of Politics, The Department of English

The McIntire Department of Art, The Medieval Studies Program

The Department of French, The Jewish Studies Program

The Department of Religious Studies/VCSR, The Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program


Department of Classics, University of Virginia