The Same Old Lies: Frauds, Falsehoods, and Forgeries in the Ancient World

NYU Department of Classics Graduate Student Conference

The Same Old Lies: Frauds, Falsehoods, and Forgeries in the Ancient World

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jurow Lecture Hall & Silverstein Lounge (101A Silver Center)

Co-sponsored by:

NYU Center for Ancient Studies

NYU College of Arts and Sciences

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

New York Classical Club

Classical Association of the Atlantic States

9:00    Breakfast

9:30    Welcome & Introduction
           Philip Katz and Ari Zatlin (New York University)

First Panel
(Moderator: Calloway Scott, New York University)

9:45    Michael Esposito (Cornell University)
Critical Responses to Falsehood: The Scholiasts on Lies in the Odyssey

10:20   Claire Rachel Jackson (King's College, Cambridge)
Ancient Fiction and Forgery in Antonius Diogenes

10:55   David W. Jorgensen (Princeton University)

           Lies, Liars, and Lyons: A Second-Century Pigeonholing of Perjurers

11:30    Coffee Break

Second Panel
(Moderator: Daniel Hoyer, New York University)

11:50   Andrew Farinholt Ward (NYU, Institute of Fine Arts)
            A Wondrous Falsehood: Deception's Role in Understanding Automata as Hellenistic Sculpture

12:25   Julia Hernández (University of Georgia)
            The Lindos Chronicle: Strategies for Forging a Heroic Past in Hellenistic Rhodes

1:00    Chris Bingley (UCLA)

           Altered and Falsified Inscriptions in Pausanias: Local Knowledge and Imperial Identity

1:35     Lunch

Third Panel
(Moderator: Melanie Subacus, New York University)

3:00    Goran Vidovic (Cornell University)

           Poetics of Response: Metafictional Polemic in Terence's Eunuchus

3:35    Gina White (Princeton University)

           Manipulating the mos dialogorum: Philosophical Fiction in Cicero's Academica

4:10    Daniel Walden (University of Michigan)

           Truer Than Life: False or Undutiful Wills and the Veracity of the Last Testament

4:45    Coffee Break

Keynote Address

5:00    James O’Hara (University of North Carolina)
           Triumphati magis quam victi? Possible Responses to Lying and Exaggeration in Aeneid 8


6:00    Reception

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