BYUs Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature will host the annual meetings of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South at BYU and at the Provo Marriott on 1921 April 2001. BYU professors John F. Hall and Roger Macfarlane are the co-chairs of the local committee.
On 19 April, Macfarlane will chair a double session titled The Application of Multispectral Images of the Herculaneum Papyri. Presenters in clude David Armstrong, Catherine Atherton, David L. Blank, Steven W. Booras, Jeffrey B. Fish, Richard C. M. Janko, and Roger Macfarlane. A related lecture will be held that evening. Ludwig Koenen, emeritus professor of Greek at the University of Michigan, will speak on Phoenix from the Ashes: the Carbonized Petra Papyri and their Secrets.
On 20 April, Hall will chair a special panel at BYU titled Early Christianity in the Roman Empire. This session features papers by S. Kent Brown (Land and Obedience in Luke/Acts), John Gee (New Light on Third-Century Theban Christianity), John F. Hall (Feeding Christians to the Lions: Persecution and Propaganda in Early Christianity), Noel B. Reynolds (History and Nature in Early Christian Thought), and John W. Welch (Maleficium, Fear, and Maiestas in the Trial of Jesus).
For information, including program, registration, and cost, visit the Classical Associations Web site at http://www.rmc.edu/~gdaugher/ut01/index.html.