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OCC Program 2023

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THE OCC BANQUETThe Barn at Rocky Fork Creek1370 E. Johnstown Rd. Gahanna , Ohio 43230Arrival 6:00 pm / Seating at 6:30 pmSECOND COURSEFIRST COURSEFRIDAY OCTOBER 13THServed Family SyleCalamari, Shrimp Cocktail,Sauerkraut Balls, Chesapeake Crab CakeChoose 1 (on day of event)Caesar SaladFrench Onion SoupTHIRD COURSEChoose 1 (on day of event)Prime N.Y. Strip14oz, whipped potatoes, broccoliFaroe Island Salmonvegetable succotash, blistered tomatoes, corn emulsionBone-in Dry Aged Strip16oz., whipped potatoes, broccoliTwin Lobster Tailstwo 6oz cold water tails, asparagus, lemon drawn butter, whipped potatoesSeasonal Garden PlateA selection of seasonal vegan offeringsFOURTH COURSEChoose 1 Day of EventChocolate CakeCoconut Cake

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9:00 - 10:00AM DINING HALL (FIRESIDE)SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH A.M.SESSION 1Ohio Classical Conference Business MeetingContinental Breakfast ProvidedSESSION 2SESSION 310:00 - 11:00AM CA THEATREOCC Key Note Address“Metaphor, Myth, and Making Sense of Your Life: How Stories Keep on Creating Us”Julie Berry11:00 AM - 12:00PM CA US LIBRARY Staged Reading, Euripides’ CyclopsOrganized by Timothy Wutrich , Case Western Reserve University;open to all faculty, students, and others.

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1:00PM - 2:30PM CA US LIBRARYSATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH P.M.SESSION 4Special Panel. “Perspectives on Homer in Honor of Milman Parry”Kenneth Silverman, Presiding “Milman Parry: His Life, His Work, and His Reception”, Richard Janko, University of Michigan“Vergil Reads Homer: Dido as Tragic Double of Arete”, Lillian Doherty, University of Maryland“Breadcrumbs,” Katherine Kretler, St. John’s College (Annapolis)SESSION 512:00 PM - 1:00PM DINING HALL (FIRESIDE)Vergilian Society Luncheon“Everything Underfoot from Ocean to Ocean: Augustan Poetry and the West.”Jay Reed, Professor of Classics, Brown University

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH PMSESSION 74:00 PM - 5:00PM CA US LIBRARY Undergraduate Panel, “Homeric Interpretations: Helen of Troy,Sophocles, Vergil, and Aimé Césaire“ “Demagoguery in Athens: Sophocles’ use of Odysseus in Philoctetes to Represent 5th century BCE Athenian Demagogues,”Casey Steffen, College of Wooster “Vergil’s Revival of Homer through the Character of Achaemenides,” Elie Aoun, Case Western Reserve University"’How a terrible death ought to have pleased me’: Helen's Death Wish and its Trojan Addressees in Iliad Book Three,”Erin Robichaud, University of Michigan“At the End of Daybreak, A Rosy Dawn of Defining: Unfurling Homer’s ‘Untimely’ Relevance through Aimé Césaire andPostcolonial Theory,” Charlie Herron, Denison University.Certamen Reading and JudgingIn Conjunction with the Ohio Junior Classical League2:30PM- 4:00PM CA UPPER SCHOOLSESSION 6

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OCC OVATIOWritten By Kenneth Silverman σύλλογος ἡμέτερος περιτελλομένων ἐνιαυτῶν 1 ἀλλῶν δὴ ἑκατὸν παραγηγέρατ’ αὖτε Κολόμβῳ, ἀλλ’ οὐκ ὅδ’ ἐστ’ ἑκατοστὸς ἐφ' ἡμῖν νῦν ἐπέτειος ἀλλὰ χάριν Παρίου τοῦ Ὁμηρϊάδεω Μιλμᾶνος, ὃς ὑπέδειξε φύσιν γλώσσης ἔπεος τοῦ Ὁμήρου, 5 ἡρώων ζητῶν ὀνομαστικὰ μετρικὰ πάντων, πρίν γ᾽ ὅτε δή γράψεν τὰ γράμματα ἃ ξυνέτικτον εὐαισθησία μέντοι θεωρία τ’οὐ κτίζοντος ἀλλά τινος συστηματοποιοῦντος σπουδαίου· οὗ σπουδὴ προτέρη γε τετεύχατο εἰν ἐνιαυτῷ 10 τῷδε μετὰ Χριστόν—χιλιοστῷ εἰνακοσιοστῷ εἰκοστῷ τριτάτῳ, ἐν Bέρκλεϋ τῆς Kαλιφορνίας· ἀλλά Παριζιάνικαι σπουδαί γ’ἔσαν ἔξοχ’ ἄρισται. αὐτὰρ ἔπει ’Iουγοσλαβίαν ἔβη σὺν τοῦ μαθητῇ ’Αλβέρτῷ Λόρδῷ τῷ συνεργάτᾳ ῾Aρβαρδιανῷ, 15 οὔρεος ἐν βήσσῃς, ἐν κώμαις ῾Ερζεγοβίνηs τῶν Mαύρων Oὐρῶν τε καὶ Bοσνίας εἰνοσιφύλλου ἡχογραψόμενος ὅτι μέλποιντό σφιν ἀοιδοί, ἦν ἀρχὴ σοφίας, ἤ καὶ σχολικὸς νέος αἰών. φύλλα τὰ νῦν ἄνεμος χεύει χαμάδις κατ’ ’Oχαῖο 20 ὡς ἐν τῷδε νέμει σκιερῷ μεταπωρινοῖο τῆς Ἀκαδημείας τοῦ Κολόμβου—ᾗπερ ἄγερθεν δῖοι γραμματικοὶ ἠμὲν πάλαι ἠδ’ ἔτι καὶ νῦν: ‘Ριχάρδος τε Ïάγχοίδης ἠμὲν Kρετλῆρος Αἰκατερίνη ἠδε Δοχαρτάχου Λιλλιάνη— 25 οἵδε γνήσιοί εἰσιν Ὁμηρίδαι, εἴ ποτ’ ἔσαν γε υἱοὶ θυγατέρες τε Ὁμήρου, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς γνῶ— Ιωσήφ ‘Pιδείδης, ὅδε Ϝεργιλιανὸς ἀγαυός ἡμῖν δειπνοσοφιστής, καὶ μυθογράφος ἥδε, Iούλια Bερρηΐς, γράψεν Πόλεμον ‘Iμερτόν, 30 τῷ δὲ χάρις δοτέα ὃς ἐκαίνυτο φῦλ' ἀνθρώπων νῆα κυβερνῆσαι, ὁπότε σπέρχοιεν ἄελλαι, Tιμοθέῳ τῷ Ϝυτριχίδῃ τῷ ἐπιστάτῃ ἡμῶν.

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OCC OVATIO As the years rolled round—another hundred, in fact—our society hadgathered once again near Columbus. This year’s anniversary, however, isnot a centennial for us but rather for the Homerist Milman Parry. It was hewho demonstrated the nature of the language of Homeric epic byresearching the metrics of the names of all the heroes, which culminated indissertations that combined a keen poetic sensibility with analyticalobservation. This was not the work of one who originated such ideas, butrather of one who devoted himself to approaching them systematically. Hisfirst study was completed in 1923 AD at the University of California,Berkeley, but his subsequent Parisian efforts were by far his best and mostimportant work. Moreover, when he went to Yugoslavia with his student,Albert Lord, an assistant from Harvard, with the intention of recording theperformances of traditional singers in the mountain valleys and villages offorested Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, it was a new beginning ofknowledge—or even a new age of scholarship. Throughout Ohio a wind will soon shed today’s leaves to the ground, as itwill in these shady forested grounds of the Columbus Academy in its lateautumn season. Distinguished scholars have gathered here since long ago,and now once again: Richard Janko, Katherine Kretler and Lillian Doherty—true Homeridae, if ever there really were sons and daughters of Homer, Godknows. Here is Jay Reed, splendid Virgilian scholar and speaker for ourbanquet, and here the novelist Julie Berry, author of Lovely War, and specialthanks are owed to him who has excelled the world in helmsmanshipwhenever storms would strike, our president Timothy Wutrich. ‘Translation

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IN MEMORIAM Countless teachers, professors, and volunteers have helped the OCCthroughout its hundred plus year history. The OCC honors the service ofthose former members who have passed. The OCC offers its sincerestapologies if anyone has been left off this list:Judith de Luce (1946-2023)

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OCC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPSOCC ScolarshipsCharles T. Murphy ScholarshipOCC Professional Development Scholarship Prospective Latin Teacher ScholarshipOCC Scholarship for the Study of Greek or LatinOCC AwardsHildesheim Vase Award College Award

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OFFICERS/PLANNING COMMITTEE OCC Planning CommitteePresident, Timothy Wutrich, CWRUKenneth Silverman, Vice-PresidentMary Jo Behrensmeyer, Treasurer, Mount Vernon H.S. (retired)Edith Foster, Secretary, College of Wooster Jeff Kolo, Webmaster, Medina High SchoolChristy Bening, Site Coordinator, Columbus AcademyTimothy Wutrich, Case Western Reserve UniversityKenneth SilvermanMary Jo Behrensmeyer, Mount Vernon H.S. (retired)Edith Foster, College of Wooster Jeff Kolo, Medina High SchoolChristy Bening, Columbus AcademyGarrett Jacobsen, Denison UniversitySherwin Little, ACLOCC Officers

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