The UW-Madison Classics Graduate Forum Presents:

Power and Persuasion in the 
Ancient World

7th Annual Graduate Colloquium in
Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Madison, WI; October 21-22, 2016

Keynote Presentation by Josiah Ober, 
Stanford University 
Professor of Political Science and Classics and 
Constantine Mitsotakis Professor in the School of Humanities & Sciences


Keynote Presentation
Friday, Oct. 21, 5:00 p.m. 
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140

"Demopolis: Political Participation and Civic Dignity, Ancient and Modern"
Professor Josiah Ober, Stanford University


Graduate Panels
Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Schedule)
Union South

“Trauma in the Metamorphoses
Lizzy Adams
University of Texas


“Wearing the Pants: The Power of Clothing in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata
Tyler Denton
University of Colorado


“How I Pine: Masochism in Propertius 4.8”
Stephen Froedge
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


“Marginal Heroines: Medea and Circe and the Power of the Pharmakeia
Anna Grelson
University of Wisconsin-Madison


“Imperial Rescripts in the Epigraphic Record: Legal Process, Composition, and Presentation”
Kevin Kallmes
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


“Benefaction and Conflict Negotiation in the Demostheneia Inscription from Oinoanda”
Colleen Kron
The Ohio State University


“The Discursive-Tyrant: Rhetoric as a Weapon in Plato's Gorgias
Thomas Moody
The Graduate Center, City University of New York


“Euripides' Democratic Anarchia
Jonah Radding
University of Chicago