Friday, December 28, 2007

Spolia on Flickr

Spolia in Larino
Originally uploaded by diffendale
Just a quick note here to say that I've joined flickr. I was inspired to create a group called "Spolia," which does just what it says on the tin. Thus far it's mostly my own photos from Central and South Italy, but I'd welcome contributions from far and wide.

Spoliation is much easier these days. Texts, images and other such fragments can be embedded in new creations with a few clicks of the mouse; you don't even have to wait for the original to crumble into pieces.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Italic Matters in Chicago

Has it been a year already? The recent construction of the Ancient World Bloggers Group in a day has spurred (or rather goaded, in this pre-spur age) me into thinking about a return to blogging. With the annual joint meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association coming up January 3-6, 2008, and in the interests of taking it slow and minimizing the risk of injury, I'm starting out with some simple synthesis, a list of papers that may be of interest to the student of pre-Roman and Roman Italy, arranged chronologically by session, the AIA and the APA commingled in a model of harmonious coexistence. Before jumping into the list, I'll note in passing that the AIA/APA Annual Meeting Scheduling Tool is now online.


* AIA Session: 1J: Poster Session (Friday, January 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
3. William Colsher, "The Topography of Prostitution in Pompeii"
12. Martin J. Goalen, From Raw Data to Graphic Analysis: Computer Modelling as a Tool in Site Conservation and Presentation at Insula VI.1, Pompeii.
14. Jeffrey A. Becker and Nicola Terrenato, The Gabii Excavation Project: A Report on the First Season

*APA Session : Polis Religion in Greece and Rome (Friday, January 4, 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM)
Section 10 Crystal Ballroom C
-Amanda Coles, Worshipping Diana: Religion and Colonization in Northern Italy
-Susan Satterfield, Alien Insiders: Etruscan Haruspices in Rome

* APA Session 11: Aeneid (Friday, January 4, 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM)
Columbus Hall KL
-Jennifer Ferriss, Virgil Polyglottos: Sabellic Etymologizing in Aeneid 7

*APA Session 12: Latin Historiography (Friday, January 4, 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM)
Columbus Hall AB
-Jackie Elliott, Ennius’ Fabius Maximus Cunctator and the history of an ablative gerund in the Roman historiographical tradition

* APA Session 13: Linguistics (Friday, January 4, 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM)
Grand Suite 5
-Jay Fisher, Bridgemaker or Pathfinder?: the Origin of Latin Pontifex Revisited

* AIA Session: 2E: Etruria and Samnium (Friday, January 4, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
1. David Soren, Horace's Healing Spring at Chianciano, Tuscany: The Final Report
2. Walter McCall, The Falerii Novi Project 2004-2006: Our Preliminary Conclusions
3. Hilary Becker, Family identity and heraldic signs in Etruria
4. Jason P. Bauer, Imported Bucchero from Poggio Civitate: Socio-Political Exchange
5. Elizabeth C. Robinson, Rural Settlement Patterns and Sanctuaries in the Middle Volturno Valley (Campania)
6. Rachel Van Dusen, Saving Face: Samnite Elites in the Aftermath of the Roman Samnite Wars
7. Tesse D. Stek, Sanctuaries and Society in Central-Southern Italy in the Republican Period

* AIA Session: 2G: Embodiment and Remembrance in a Mortuary Context (Friday, January 4, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
5. David Soren, Malaria, Magic, and Infant Burials at Lugnano in Teverina, Umbria
6.Mauro Rubini, Disfiguring Diseases and Society in the Fourth - Fifth Century A.D.:The Case of Palombara Sabina (Rome, Central Italy)


Though most unrelated to the Italic world, you'll surely find me at:
* AIA Session: 3F: Greek Sanctuaries (Saturday, January 5, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
3. Excavations and Research at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion in the Peloponnesos, 2004-2007,
an interim report on the site I worked at last summer in the field, and continue to help out with here in the lab.

* APA Session 35: Italian Epigraphy (Saturday, January 5, 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM)
Columbus Hall IJ
1. Christer Bruun, Property Ownership by Women in Rome and Roman Italy (15 mins.)
2. Cynthia J. Bannon, Fish Farming and Fraud: Rational Economic Strategies for Roman Landowners? (15 mins.)
3. Rebecca Benefiel, Advertising for Sex in Ancient Pompeii (15 mins.)
4. Megan Nutzman, Faith or Family? Jewish Epitaphs from Rome (15 mins.)

* AIA Session: 4C: Pompeii and Ostia (Saturday, January 5, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM)
1. Gary Devore and Steven J.R. Ellis, Plebs versus the City: The Competition for Space between Public and Private Interests at Pompeii
2. J. Clayton Fant, Bars with Marble Surfaces; Evidence for the Mediterranean Marble Trade and for Pompeii’s Innkeepers
3. Genevieve Gessert, Excavation of the Domus del Tempio Rotondo, Ostia Antica 2003-2007
4. Douglas Boin, The Temple of Vulcan at Ostia and the Late Antique "Pagan Revival"

* AIA Session: 4D: Magna Graecia (Saturday, January 5, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
1. Johanna Hobratschk, Apulian Vase-painting in Context: A Reconsideration of Dramatic Scenes
2. Camilla R. Norman, The Myth of the Ransom of Hector on the Daunian Stelai
3. Gianfranco Carollo, Burials and Reconstruction of Social and Cultural Contexts. The Unpublished Necropolis of Ripacandida (Potenza, Italy)
4. Domenico Marino and Annalisa Zarattini, Archaeology and Environment in the Sila Mountains (Calabria, Italy). Analysis of the Prehistoric Settlements.
5. Sandra K. Lucore, Tradition and Innovation in Western Greek Baths

* Session: 4H: Cultural Identity and the Peoples of the Ancient Mediterranean, Joint AIA/APA Colloquium (Saturday, January 5, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
3. Maria Swetnam-Burland, Aegyptus Capta: The Appropriation and Assimilation of Egypt in Roman Italy


*APA Session 53: Greek and Latin Linguistics (Sunday, January 6, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Grand Suite 5
3. Angelo O. Mercado, Poetry and Phonology of the Paelignians (25 mins.)
5. Michael Weiss, New Paradigms for Old in the Interpretation of the Iguvine Tables (25 mins.)

* AIA Session: 5B: The Archaeology of Sanctuaries and Ritual in Etruria (Sunday, January 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
1. Katherine Rask, The Elusive Cult Statue of Etruria
2. Simonetta Stopponi, The Excavation of Campo della Fiera in Orvieto
3. Giovanna Bagnasco Gianni, Tarquinia: Excavations by the University of Milano at the Ara della Regina Sanctuary
4. Helen Nagy, Etruscan Votive Deposits and Their Archaeological Context
5. Nancy T. de Grummond, The Sacred Area at Cetamura del Chianti
6. Lisa Pieraccini, The Wonders of Wine and Ritual in Etruria
7. P. Gregory Warden, New Evidence for Ritual Activity at Poggio Colla

* APA Session 55: The Nature of the Roman Republic (Sunday, January 6. 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
Grand Suite 5
1. Catherine Tracy, Who Were the Quirites? The Composition of Contio Audiences (15 mins.)
2. Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, Constitutional Debate in Republican Rome and the
Elections of 184 B.C.
(15 mins.)
3. Robert Morstein-Marx, The Struggle Over Italian Voting-Rights in 88-87 B.C. and Its Implications for the Debate about Political Participation in the Late Roman Republic (15 mins.)

* AIA Session: 6B: Villas and Villa Life (Sunday, January 6, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
1. Elizabeth Fentress, Excavations at Villa Magna
2. Diane Atnally Conlin, Anne Haeckl, and Gianni Ponti, Excavations at the Villa of Maxentius: Report on the 2006 and 2007 Seasons
3. John W. Stephenson, Textile Hangings and Elite Self-Presentation in Late Roman Villas
4. Nicholas Hudson, Dining in Late Antiquity: An Analysis of Roman Dining Assemblages

*APA Session 61: Roman History (Sunday, January 6, 1:45 PM - 4:15 PM)
Columbus Hall KL
-Jessica Homan Clark, The Paradox of Ransom in the Roman Middle Republic

*APA Session 63: Plautus (Sunday, January 6, 1:45 PM - 4:15 PM)
Columbus Hall CD
1. Dorota Dutsch, A "Pythagorizing Girl" in the Plautine Poenulus? (15 mins.)