25th Graduate Student Research Symposium
The first-year graduate students in Classical Studies organized their own panel and presented their own original research on Greek Hymns for the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium at Vanderbilt, held on March 31, 2011. Their papers originated in a seminar on hymns taught by Bronwen Wickkiser in the fall semester.
Panel title: Food, Philology, and the Material Culture of Ancient Greek Hymns
Moderator: Joseph Rife
“Location, Movement, and Memory in Theogony 80-103,” Stephen Sansom
“Breakfast of Champions: Food and Divinity in the Homeric Hymns,” Alice Sharpless
“Speaking about the Gods: Verbs in the Homeric Hymns,” Evan Ward
“Philodamus’ Dionysus as a Civic Savior: Athens and Thebes in the Fourth Century,” Sarah Smith