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Duke University  
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October 23-24, 2009
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Click here to see the poster with the conference program.

Friday 23


9:00–9:05 am


Keynote Address I

9:05–10:20 am

“Diachronic Perspectives on Performance at Greek Festivals”

Greg Nagy

Harvard University


coffee break, 10:20–10:45 am—


Session I

10:45 am–12:30 pm

“Landing at Amnisos: Diachronic Crete in Homer”

Olga Levaniouk

University of Washington

“Losing Time: Diachronic Collapse and Expansion in the Underworld”

Suzanne Lye

University of California, Los Angeles

“A Wound from a Woman or Senseless Child: Diomedes’ Foot Wound and Homeric Reception of Myth”

Joel Christensen

University of Texas, San Antonio


lunch, 12:30–2:00 pm—


Session II

2:00–3:45 pm

A Picnic, a Tomb, and a Crow: Hesiod’s Cult in the Works and Days

Natasha Bershadsky

University of Chicago

Corinna’s Poetic Mountains (PMG 654)

Athanassios Vergados

Franklin & Marshall College

“Horace and the Aesopic Tradition”

Michael B. Sullivan

Johns Hopkins University


coffee break, 3:45–4:15 pm—


Session III

4:15–6:00 pm

 “Living in the Golden Age Again: Athenian History and the Adoption of a Mythical Icon”

Claudia Zatta

Wabash College

“Myth as History, History as Cautionary Tale: Diachronic Consciousness and Roman Rule in Dio and Plutarch”

Nikos Charalabopoulos

University of Patras

“Cultural Change and Greek Perception of It”

Carolyn Higbie

The State University of New York at Buffalo


dinner, 6 pm—


Saturday 24

Keynote Address II

9:05–10:20 am

“Diachronic Shifts between the Epic Past and Future at the Phaiakians: Binding Chorality and Fluidity in Demodokos’ Song of Ares and Aphrodite”

Anton Bierl

University of Basel


coffee break, 10:20–10:45 am—


Session IV

10:45 am–12:30 pm

“Dance, Deixis, and the Performance of Cyrenaic History in Pindar’s Pythian Five”

Robert Sobak

Bowdoin College

τί τὸ σοφόν; The Diachrony of Poetic Refrain”

Kristina Mendicino

Yale University

“Reaping a Rich Harvest: A Diachronic Perspective on the Lityerses Work-Song Tradition”

Andromache Karanika

University of California, Irvine


lunch, 12:30–2:00 pm—


Session V

2:00–3:45 pm

Aristophanic Satire and the Pretense of Synchrony”

Ralph M. Rosen

University of Pennsylvania

“The Diachronic Divide: Dio and Babrius on Iambic Poetics”

Tom Hawkins

The Ohio State University

“The Idea of Didactic in Greek and Roman Literature”

David Sider

New York University


coffee break, 3:45–4:15 pm—


Session VI

4:15–6:00 pm

“A Diachrony of Self in Ancient Greece: How the Development of the Pronominal Reflexive System Connects to Changing Ideas of the Nature of the Human Subject”

Edward Thomas Jeremiah

The University of Melbourne

“The Cultural Genesis of the Arrows of Love: A Cognitive Approach Enhancing Diachrony

Cristóbal Pagán Cánovas

University of Murcia, Spain

“Diachronic Parameters of Athenian Pederasty”

Thomas K. Hubbard

University of Texas, Austin


Reception, 6 pm—



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