Days of Gold: Nostalgia and the Idealized Past

Aratus Phaenomena 114



The Classics Graduate Student Association of the University of Virginia announces its tenth Graduate Student Colloquium, "Days of Gold: Nostalgia and the Idealized Past", to be held in 125 Minor Hall on the campus of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, March 25, 2006.

Questions may be directed to Dan Barber (dtb3t@virginia.edu).

Featuring a keynote address by

C.B.R. Pelling, Regius Professor of Greek at Christ Church, Oxford.
'All so unimaginably different, and all so long ago':
Sheep in the Forum and Other Ways of Doing Ancient Rome


Program for the day:

9:00 AM: Breakfast in the atrium of Minor Hall

9:30 AM: First set of graduate student papers:

Elizabeth D'Emic, Fordham University
Britannicus Frater: Allusions to Romulus in Tacitus' Annals XIII

Martin Sastri, Dalhousie University
Paradise Remembered and Regained: Memory and its Relation to the Earthly Paradise in St. Augustine's Confessions

Tom Garvey, University of Virginia
Vegetarian Radicals in Classical Antiquity

Hugh Liebert, University of Chicago
Plutarch's Peculiar Nostalgia


11:45 AM: Lunch Break


1:30 PM: Keynote address
C.B.R. Pelling
'All so unimaginably different, and all so long ago':
Sheep in the Forum and Other Ways of Doing Ancient Rome


3:00 PM: Second set of graduate student papers:

Timothy Joseph, Harvard University
The Programmatic Functions of the Golden Age in Tacitus' Dialogus de Oratoribus

Raymond Capra, Fordham University
Ibycus, gold, and orichalcum

Sarah Blake, University of Southern California
With all the Trimmings: Poetic Saturnalia under Domitian


4:45 PM: Reception, Minor Hall Atrium



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