Saturday, March 24, 2007 in 125 Minor Hall, University of Virginia

9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:30 AM: First set of graduate student papers

Maxwell Teitel-Paule, Ohio State University
Redefining Necromancy

Brett L. Wisniewski, New York University
Incantation and the Power of Language in Vergil's 8th Eclogue

15 minute break

10:45 AM: Second set of graduate student papers

Jaclyn Neel, University of Toronto
Syncretism and Foreshadowing in Josephus, BJ 6.285-315

Jesse Weiner, University of California-Irvine
Omina and the Principate in Tacitus' Histories

11:45 AM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM: Keynote Address

Christopher Faraone, University of Chicago
The Community of Women in Ancient Greece:
Interpersonal Cursing and Dispute Resolution in Sanctuaries of Demeter Thesmophoros

15 minute break

3:00 PM: Third set of graduate student papers

Katherine Wasdin, Yale University
Nature and Divinity in the epithalamia of Sappho

Lochlan Shelfer, Johns Hopkins University
The Temple as Courtroom: Judicial Inscriptions in Imperial Lydia

Sarah Bond, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Petitioning for the Pax Deorum: Superstitious justifications for the continued persecution of Christians between the Edict of Toleration and The Edict of Milan, A.D.311-313

4:45 PM: Reception, Minor Hall Atrium