Volume 32 Number 1 November 2001
NB: The online version of the Bulletin is identical to the hardcopy version, with the exception of a few advertisements, which have been omitted.
The thirty-second annual meeting of CAPN will take place in Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 2002. This year CAPN will not be meeting jointly with a sister society. Detailed information regarding the conference schedule and accommodations will be published in the February issue of the CAPN Bulletin.
Members are invited to submit abstracts of papers on all subjects of special interest to classicists. Abstracts of 100-150 words should be submitted by January 11, 2002 to Malcolm Wilson, Department of Classics, PLC 837, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 97403, USA. Please indicate any special equipment that you may need to present your paper. Papers should not be more than fifteen minutes in length. The abstracts of the papers will be published in the Fall 2002 issue of the CAPN Bulletin. Abstracts may be submitted in hardcopy or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
21 April 2001 (Foundation Day of Rome, of course)
In attendance: Linda W. Rutland Gillison (UM-Missoula), David Madsen (Seattle U.), David Mirhady (Simon Frazer), Lorina Quartarone (UM-Missoula)
1. Called to order by Linda W. Rutland Gillison, President
2. Minutes from last year's meeting approved.
3. NCLG: we voted to renew the CAPN contribution. But there were questions about how NCLG's functions differ from ACL's and whether, in the case of major overlap, CAPN might want to reconsider support of both.
4. Treasurer's Report: There was discussion of the extent to which electronic distribution of the CAPN Bulletin might be desirable. Could this be an option for each member upon renewal? Some members may not feel comfortable with the electronic medium. Would we be likely to fall below the minimum for bulk mailing of the hard copies requested, if members did have this option?
5. Scholarship Committee: After discussion, the committee voted to award $400 as scholarship to Luke Henderson, BA from University of Idaho, for the purchase of Greek textbooks to support his establishment of a program in Elementary Greek for Holyoke High School, where he is employed as a Latin teacher.
6. Schedule of meetings and new officers.
1999 Eastern Washington U
2000 University of Victoria (joint with Class. Assoc. of Canadian West)
2001 Brigham Young University (joint with CAMWS)
2002 University of Oregon
CAPN is eager to work with Martin Cropp on another joint meeting with CACW. David Mirhady believes that CACW will meet in Regina in 2003. David Mirhady suggests 2004 for one of the coastal venues: UBC, Victoria, or Simon Frazer.
New officers were approved as follows:
President: Mary Jaeger and Malcolm Wilson
Secretary/Treasurer: Catherine Connors
Bulletin Editor: Alain Gowing
We discussed the manner in which members take slots on the executive committee. There was some interest in having representation from all levels‰¥ãsenior through junior‰¥ãand in bringing onto the committee individuals who would like to learn about CAPN in anticipation of their assuming leadership roles‰¥ãcommittees (Scholarship, e.g.) or offices. In the latter case (officers), the person would presumably be preparing to host a meeting in the near future.
7. New Business: One member wondered whether we had considered meeting biannually. Would this be good for the region? Would there be any support in the region for a 'Speakers Bureau'‰¥ãa list of people who would go on a circuit around the region and give talks?
8. The presidency was turned over to Mary Jaeger and Malcolm Wilson (in absentia) and the meeting adjourned with thanks to out-going president.
Submitted by Linda W. Rutland Gillison, edited by C. Connors
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Submitted by Catherine Connors
Department of Classics, Box 353110
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195
Note from your editor: The abstracts of (the many) papers delivered at the joint CAPN/CAMWS meeting in Provo last spring were published separately by CAMWS, and therefore are not reprinted here.
Editor's note: As CAPN members know, each fall we print in this space reports on the activities of member departments and units. If your program or department (high school, college, etc.) is not represented here -- and you would like it to be -- please send the Editor the name and address of a contact person who would be willing to write such a report.
Slowly and haltingly classical languages are returning to Seattle University. This last June saw 21 students complete first year Latin; five of them will continue into reading courses this year. The graduate students in theology and the undergrads in philosophy continue to upbraid the administration for the lack of Greek courses, but their cries have not yet attracted the ear of those who can make it happen... Dave Madsen continues as Director of the University's Honors Program.
Jeannine Uzzi had a sabbatical in the Fall of 2000 which helped her finish a book on the representation of children in Roman Imperial Art, Image and Ideology: Roman and non-Roman Children in Official Imperial Art, currently under consideration by Cambridge University Press. She also completed a talk, "Non-Roman Children and the Roman 'Nation-Thing'," which she will deliver at the annual APA meetings in Philadelphia in January of 2002.
Dana Burgess had a sabbatical in the Spring of 2001 which helped him compose an essay, "The Tragedian of Ressentiment: Nietzsche's Euripides," developed from a talk he gave at the University of Puget Sound in 2000, and now published by Classical and Modern Literature. He also worked on essays on the Alcestis and the Iphigenia at Aulis, both of which are currently under consideration.
Kyra Nourse, a 1992 graduate of Whitman and the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship currently completing her Ph.D. in Ancient History at the University of Pennsylvania, is now offering coursework at Whitman in Ancient History.
The Whitman College Department of Classics has now graduated regular major students and its upper-level curriculum is operating successfully.
Our big news this year is that we are adding a third year of Greek, and keeping on Laurie Cosgriff as our Greek professor, though still, sadly, as an adjunct. David Thompson has taken over most of our Latin classes. George Armantrout will be teaching another Greek Civ course winter term. We are also instituting a service learning class in Archaeology, which will be working with the AIA to do outreach in the Portland community. Anne McClanan published a review in the on-line Medieval Review and wrapped up work on her book on the representation of early Byzantine empresses. She also presented work at the Byzantine Studies Conference, University of Washington, and the International Medieval Conference in Leeds. Karen Carr made another visit to Tunisia last summer working on the Roman pottery from Leptiminus. She gave a paper on Roman houses at the AIA in January, and wrote a preliminary report on the Leptiminus pottery (Echos du Monde Classique 44 (2000)). The famous website, www.historyforkids.org, expanded from Greece into Rome, the Middle Ages, Islam, Egypt, and Western Asia, averaged about 5000 visits a day last year, doubling its numbers from the year before.
This year's Kennedy Study Abroad Scholarship went to David Eacker, a senior majoring in Classics, History, and Philosophy, for the summer program at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Matthew McCabe, who won the DeCourcey award for outstanding graduating senior, received a full fellowship for graduate studies at the University of Toronto. Jerrold Owen, another 2001 graduate in classics, will be working on his M. Litt. at St. Andrews University. A distinguished alumnus, Luke Henderson (B.A. 1997), received the CAPN scholarship to help him introduce Greek at Holyoke High School, where he has been teaching Latin for two years after earning his M.A.T. in Latin at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Eta Sigma Phi talks: September 27: "Dances with Goats: Archaeological Adventures in Greece with the ASCSA" by David Eacker, Kennedy Scholar for 2001, Thursday, 27 September 2001, 5:00 p.m., Iiams Seminar Room, AD 316
October 25: Kathryn Meyer and Mary Jane Engh, Winners of last year's Women's Classical Caucus award for best conference paper, will begin a series of lectures on Women in Roman Religion: October 25, 2001: "Ministering to Gods Part I: Classical Roman Religion: Traditional Roles of Women"
Check our web page for other events:
Louis Perraud is continuing his work on the Erasmus Project, translating and doing running notes on Erasmus' Annotations on Mark's Gospel. Euripides' Alcestis: A Commentary for Students by Celia Luschnig and Hanna Roisman (Professor of Classics at Colby College and UW alumna) has been accepted by the University of Oklahoma Press. "Medea in Corinth" which members of CAPN heard over several years is about to appear in a new on-line journal, DIGRESSUS: The internet journal for the Classical World, http://www.digressus.org. We are also putting up a new web page for Greek which will include the course guides for all our Greek courses as well as the tapes for the language lab courses: http://www.its.uidaho.edu/greek/.
At the end of June 2001 the Department officially changed its name from the Department of Greek, Latin, and Ancient History, to the Department of Greek and Roman Studies. The new name, it was felt, better matched the research interests of a Department which now includes a strengthened archaeological component.
This academic year we have been joined by two new members of staff. Dr. Hanne Sigismund Nielsen has taken up a position with us, after spending a number of years at the University of Aarhus, in Denmark. Dr. Sigismund Nielsen received her BA and MA from the University of Copenhagen and her PhD from the University of Aarhus. She has published widely on Roman Social History.
Also joining us from the Miami University in Ohio is Dr. Lisa Hughes. Dr. Hughes‰¥û special areas are Classical Archaeology, the History of Art, and Roman Social History. She received her BA and MA from the University of Alberta. Her PhD is from Indiana University with a dissertation entitled Remembering the Dead: The Liberti of the Late Republican Colonies and Municipalities of Italy (2001).
Dr. Reyes Bertolin-Cebrian, who has taught in our Department since 1996 in a temporary capacity, was offered a tenure track position in June of this year. Her appointment is jointly between Greek and Roman Studies and Spanish. Dr. Bertolin-Cebrian is a graduate of the Universities of Valencia (BA and MA, in Classical and Modern Philology) and Freiburg (PhD, with a thesis entitled Die Verben des Denkens bei Homer). Dr. Bertolin-Cebrian also held a Post-Doctoral Research scholarship (in Mycenean Greek) at the University of Brno in the Czech Republic.
The publishing highlights of this year were undoubtedly the appearance of Martin Cropp's edition with commentary, Euripides. Iphigenia in Tauris, Warminster: Aris & Phillips, and Waldemar Heckel's and John Yardley's, The Dawn of the Roman Empire [Livy. Ab urbe condita. Liber 31-40], Oxford World Classics (Oxford University Press).
Dr. Franco De Angelis received a sizeable three-year grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to continue with his project entitled An Historical Geography of Greek Sicily. Dr. Waldemar Heckel (in partnership with John Yardley from the University of Ottawa) also received a sizeable three-year grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to continue with his project entitled The Alexander Sources.
The high points of this year's lecture and seminar programme promise to be a Social History Colloquium to be held on November 2 (1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Social Sciences 1339) with papers from Keith Bradley (Notre Dame), Mark Golden (Winnipeg), Alain Gowing (Washington), Hanne Sigismund Nielsen (Calgary), and Sandra Joshel (visiting at Washington), and a Colloquium (to be held on Saturday, April 19, 2001) on the topic of Agriculture and Food from Bronze-Age Egypt to Medieval Europe. Speakers will include Franco De Angelis (Calgary), John Langdon (Alberta), Nicholas Purcell (Oxford), and Roberta Shaw (Royal Ontario Museum).
(Darel Engen, reporting)
I keep teaching ancient history courses here (2 semesters each of Greek and Roman history) and to run an ancient history course abroad in Greece through the UCLA Summer Sessions Overseas Programs. This last summer we had two sessions in Greece of 30 students each. We plan to do two sessions in Greece again next summer, though I might be leading only one of these sessions.
I'll be presenting a paper entitled "Rome in the Popular Imagination: Past, Present, and Future" at the Great Northern Plains History Conference at the University of North Dakota this weekend [ed.'s note: October 12-14]. The paper concerns depictions and uses of Rome in the modern popular imagination (TV, film, politics, literature).
Lowell Bowditch is writing an article, "Hermeneutic Uncertainty and the Female Subject in Ovid's Ars Amatoria," which has been accepted for a proposed volume of essays on Roman love poetry, edited by Ellen Greene and Ronnie Ancona. She is also working on a piece on representations of empire in Propertius.
Jeffrey Hurwit taught in Siena for the NCSA program last spring.
In July, at a colloquium in Trier on Roman annalistic historiography, Mary Jaeger gave a paper on Livy's account of the fall of Syracuse. She has also contributed a chapter to the forthcoming MLA volume on approaches to Vergil's Aeneid. Mary became department head in July.
Steven Lowenstam received a year-long grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to continue his work on the relationship between the Homeric poems and artistic representations of Epic myth. He recently finished a book on Plato's Lysis, Symposium, and Phaedrus. He is giving an APA paper in Philadelphia entitled "Love or Desire: Eros in Plato."
Steven Shankman reports: "Early China/Ancient Greece: Thinking through Comparisons, edited by Steven Shankman and Stephen Durrant, is forthcoming from SUNY Press in the spring. It consists of an introduction (coauthored by the editors) and thirteen essays; I wrote one of the essays, entitled 'These Three Come Forth Together, But Are Differently Named: Laozi, Zhuangzi, Plato.'"
Malcolm Wilson is giving an APA paper in Philadelphia entitled "What Is Aristotle Talking about? The Philosophical Superfluity of the Subject Genus."
Emil A. Kramer is a visiting assistant professor for 2001-2002. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati in 1999 and has since taught at Auburn University and Utah State University. His research has focused primarily on Greek and Roman historiography and, most recently, on Velleius Paterculus.
Excavation news from UBC:
Hector Williams continued his work at ancient Stymphalos (Arcadia) with a staff of 85 this summer. Work concentrated on Roman and Hellenistic houses, the stage building of the theatre, early Christian burials, an unidentified Hellenistic structure reused in middle Byzantine times, and in several minor structures around the site. Particularly significant was the work on the hundreds of pieces of jewelry from the Athena Sanctuary and the more than 450 coins (bronze and silver) from all over the site.
Tony Barrett continued the UBC training excavation at the Lunt Roman fort near Coventry in England with some 35 students.
The department hired a new assistant professor, Leanne Bablitz, who is completing her PhD on the Roman legal system at the University of North Carolina; she will teach Roman law, social life, and history.
Harry Edinger retired this year after over 40 years in the department but continues voluntarily to teach Greek literature. We are currently advertising for a replacement.
James Russell, retired for several years now, is still very active as President of the Classical Association of Canada.
The department is also pleased to have Professor Mogens Hansen from the Polis Centre in Copenhagen with us for a week at the end of October as Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Visiting Professor; his visit will be followed by one from Professor Kathleen Coleman, Harvard University, who will talk about gladiators and Silver Age Latin literature.
Professor Shirley Sullivan received a prestigious Killam Research Prize for this academic year and Harry Edinger received a Killam Teaching Prize awarded to a handful of the best teachers at UBC each year.
Dr. Charles Odahl, History and Classical Languages, and Dr. Lee Ann Turner, Art History, have both contributed articles in the new Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Odahl on "The Battle of the Mulvian Bridge," "The Edict of Milan," "Pope Sylvester," and "Eusebius of Caesarea"; and Turner on "Trajan's Column," and "The Colossus of Rhodes." Odahl continues to do book reviews for The Ancient World and The Catholic Historical Review (with one on Digeser's The Making of a Christian Empire in the July 2001 issue). The ancient history and ancient art history courses continue to draw large enrollments at BSU (Early Christianity & Greek Art this fall); and the first year Greek and advanced Latin classes have strong numbers as well. Numerous graduate students are pursuing MA degrees in these fields at BSU.
This year we welcome Nick Cofod on a one-year visiting assistant professorship in Classics and Humanities. Nick received his Ph.D. from Stanford this year, with a dissertation on Tombstones and non-elite self-representation in the provinces of Roman Iberia, and is teaching our Greek History survey as well as Tacitus in advanced Latin. Walter Englert is on sabbatical and leave this year completing a translation of Lucretius and working on a project on Cicero's philosophical works. Last year he taught courses in Reed's Humanities program, beginning Latin, advanced Latin (Ovid's Metamorphoses) and Greek Tragedy in translation. He also taught a summer class on Dante's Divine Comedy and the Classical Tradition for Reed's Masters in Liberal Arts program. He has an article in press on Socrates and Greek Philosophy for a collection of essays on Ancient Greece edited by Bella Zweig. Nigel Nicholson is still working on his book on the representation of charioteers and trainers in victory memorials; a small piece will be presented at the 2002 APA on a panel organized in part by UW's Sarah Stroup, "Text and Art at the Crossroads of Cultural Studies." A second article, "Polysemy and Ideology in Pindar Pythian 4.229-230," appeared in Phoenix in the early fall. Among other things, he taught an advanced Greek class on the Greek romances. As well as teaching Humanities and a range of language classes, Ken Wolfe is offering a new course on the history of ancient Greek science and mathematics in the Spring. He is currently turning his dissertation into a book on Plotinus' doctrine of the Intellect. Last March he presented a paper, "Forms of Particulars in Plotinus," at the meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association in San Francisco. Finally, at the end of this year, we bid farewell to Dick Tron, who retires at the conclusion of his sabbatical in 2002-03, after 40 years of distinguished service. In that time he has taught the full range of literature and language courses, as well as ancient history, and advised theses on subjects ranging from Catullus and Actium to Athenaeus and Zosimos of Panopolis. He will be much missed.
Upon the retirement of Christina Roseman after a long and distinguished career, Owen Ewald succeeded her as the sole classicist at SPU in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. His responsibilities include most aspects of Greek and Latin language and culture in addition to a survey of European art from antiquity to the present.
Lawrence Bliquez has completed his term as President of the Society for Ancient Medicine, and continues work on his major research project, The tools of Asclepius. Larry is President of the Seattle AIA for 2000-02. Ruby Blondell‰¥ús book The Play of Character in Plato‰¥ús Dialogues is in press at Cambridge U.P. Congratulations to Ruby on her recent promotion to full Professor. James Clauss organized our conference ‰¥ùOn board the Argo‰¥ú in November 2000. Spring break 2001 saw him overseas running his acclaimed two-week immersion course in Rome for students selected through the Educational Opportunity Program in conjunction with the Office of Minority Affairs. Catherine Connors contributed a chapter ‰¥ùImperial space and time: the literature of leisure‰¥ú to Oliver Taplin, ed., Literature in the Greek and Roman Worlds, Oxford U.P. 2000. In July 2000 she gave a paper at the International Conference on the Ancient Novel in Groningen. Alain Gowing gave a Loeb Lecture at Harvard in December 2000, on memory and history in post-Augustan Rome. Plutarch had a big year in Seattle thanks to Alain‰¥ús UW Humanities Center course on ‰¥ùShakespeare in Rome‰¥ú, co-taught with John Webster (English). Michael Halleran has just completed his fourth year as the College‰¥ús Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities. Still keeping it real, in winter 2001 he taught the textual criticism module for our new team-taught graduate proseminar. Daniel Harmon finished a ten-year term as Co-Director of the UW Rome Center. In April 2001 he gave a paper on Isis Campensis at the joint CAPN/CAMWS meeting in Provo, Utah. Stephen Hinds had two funded research quarters in 2000, during which Jim Clauss served as Acting Chair. In August 2000 Stephen took part in the Entretiens of the Fondation Hardt, part international seminar, part Victorian house party. In 2001 he delivered the first Don Fowler Memorial Lecture in Oxford. Merle Langdon begins a third year in Athens as Mellon Professor at the American School. He gave a 2001 Pirie Lecture at the American Academy in Rome, on Roman Attica. Paul Scotton continues summer fieldwork on the Julian Basilica at Corinth; in January 2001 he presented some of his findings in ‰¥ùThe Corinth of Paul‰¥ú, the second annual UW Faculty Lecture in Classical Culture co-sponsored by the Seattle AIA (the 2000 lecturer was UW historian Joel Walker). Two projects designed by Paul won research awards for Department majors (for Karena Hatfield-Grytting an RAship to study Roman basilica architecture, and for Yin Hung a Mary Gates Fellowship to work on the Department's archive of lantern slides).
This fall the Department welcomed several new and very promising additions to the faculty. Sarah Culpepper Stroup (PhD Berkeley 2000, and a 1992 BA of our own), who had already joined us in an acting position in 2000, now brings to a tenure-track position her interests in Latin prose, ancient drama, and cultural studies. A trio of tenure-track hires in 2001 is completed by two Hellenists, Olga Levaniouk (PhD Harvard 2000) and Timothy Power (PhD Harvard 2001). Olga‰¥ús fields are Homer, early Greek poetry, Greek religion, and Greek and Indo-European linguistics; Tim offers us Greek lyric poetry and performance, drama, and Greek and Latin music and meter. Meanwhile Lawrence Kim (PhD Princeton 2001), with interests in ancient intellectual history, historiography and ethnography, and literary criticism, begins his second year in an acting assistant professorship; and we welcome in a part-time post Alexander Hollmann (PhD Harvard 1998), with interests in Greek prose literature, Greek religion and magic, who moves to Seattle after two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Union College.
And finally, our emeriti remain active as usual. Pierre MacKay, after five years of emeritus teaching, is Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professor at the American School in Athens for 2001-02. Denny Hall seems empty without him ‰¥ä as does the Boiserie, hallowed venue of his graduate Greek reading group. Paul Pascal was back in the classroom in 2001, offering a new incarnation of his signature course in medieval Latin.
Carl A. Roebuck, archaeologist, ancient historian and classicist, died on December 30, 1999. Carl was a pioneer in combining physical and textual evidence, examining the interaction between all basic aspects of a society, and digging to the roots of developments.
Canadian-born, Carl earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Toronto. Interest in archaeology that developed during his undergraduate years led to Master‰¥ús work with Homer Thompson. He spent1937-1940 at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens; during these years he participated in excavations at Corinth and on the North Slope of the Acropolis. He received his doctorate in 1941 from the University of Chicago studying under the direction of J.A.O. Larsen. His University service began at Dalhousie University (1943-48), brought him back to the University of Chicago (1948 - 1952), and then drew him to Northwestern University (1952 - 1979).
These early associations informed much of Carl‰¥ús scholarship with pre-classical Corinth, Athens, and Ionia commanding much of his attention. Constant elements in his writing include the recognition of the significance of archaeological evidence in historical study, the interplay between economy and society, and the nature of the embryonic Greek polis. Perhaps best known of his scholarly publications is the monograph Ionian Trade and Colonization (Archaeological Institute of America, 1959). His abiding interest in the economy of early Greece brought the invitation to contribute the chapter on trade in Archaic Greek Society to the second edition of the Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 4 (1988).
But Carl‰¥ús range was wide: his The World of Ancient Times (Scribner‰¥ús, 1966) has been a standard text for decades; The Muses at Work (MIT, 1969), which he edited, ranges over Greek and Roman activities; ‰¥þThe Settlements of Philip II with the Greek States in 338B.C.‰¥ÿ Classical Philology 43 (1948) 73-92 treats the polis world in its altered context created by the Macedonian success. The article is one of ten essays published as Economy and Society in the Early Greek World: Collected Essays by Carl Roebuck (Ares Publishers, 1979).
The quality of Carl Roebuck‰¥ús work was recognized throughout his career: he was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1953-4, the President‰¥ús Fellow of Northwestern University in 1962-3, and National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellow in 1968-9.
The years at the American School affected Carl‰¥ús life in a more personal way as well. At Corinth he met Mary Campbell, then a student at the American School, who was also engaged in excavation at Corinth. Her Ph.D. in archaeology was awarded by Bryn Mawr. They married in 1947. Their life together joined common interests in archaeology, evidenced by the co-authored ‰¥þA Prize Aryballos‰¥ÿ, Hesperia 24 (1955) 158-163; included regular attendance at conferences and annual meetings as well as frequent travel to Greece; and, after retirement, cultivation of their garden on Orcas Island in the San Juans. Those privileged to have known the Roebucks and to have studied with Carl will recall the meticulous care they both gave to their work. His integrity and accomplishments made him a model for those who seek to know the ancient world.
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Between May 9th and 13th 2002 the University of British Columbia campus will be host to two conferences. First, on May 9th and 10th the Society of Classical Near-Eastern and Religious Studies Students (SCANNERS) will stage their third annual conference for graduate students from Canada and the United States. The theme will be "Frontiers: Religion, Literature and Empire". Secondly, the Classical Association of Canada will hold its annual meeting at UBC from May 11th through 13th. Special arrangements are planned for colleagues in our region who are not members of the Association to attend for single days at a reduced registration fee. More details on both conferences will appear in the spring issue of the CAPN Bulletin. Inquiries about the SCANNERS conference can be directed to Shelley Reid (email@example.com), and about the CAC conference to Phillip Harding (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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