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Updated Information for the Centennial Meeting of the OCC

The OCC Planning Committee is putting the finishing details on this year’s program. View the complete update here. Highlights include:

The OCC Centennial Banquet

The OCC will hold its Banquet at the The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek on Friday 14 October 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Please note that this event (drinks, appetizers, and meal) are FREE for OCC members. 

Rooms Available at The Holiday Inn Express in Gahanna

Holiday Inn Express- Columbus Airport (614-428-8678) will hold these rooms until 9/14/22 for the special rate of $125 + tax.

Updated Program Information

• A keynote address by George O’Connor, author of the twelve-volume series of graphic novels The Olympians (on Saturday, October 15th at 10am);

• The Vergilian Society Luncheon speaker, Professor Steven L. Tuck (Miami University), “Escape from Pompeii: Survivors of Vesuvius and Remaking Lives After Disaster.”

Ex machina, ex magia: ‘Robot’-Like Creatures in Ancient Myth, Ritual, and Engineering”a panel on ancient technology, myth, and theurgy, with presentations by Sylvia Berryman (The University of British Columbia), Courtney Ann Roby (Cornell University), and Clara Bosak-Schroeder (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Special Session on Thucydides and Aristophanes Led by Edith Foster (College of Wooster) and Timothy Wutrich (Case Western Reserve University). Includes a discussion of the historical context for Acharnians, followed by a staged reading/workshop of the entire play and a post-reading discussion.

Many Voices: an Undergraduate Student Panel. Presentations include:

McKenna Perrigan, Ashland University: “Deer in the Aeneid: Aeneas and Conquest.”

Cason Willman, Case Western Reserve University: “FurorPietas, and Fate: An analysis of Juno and Aeneas in the Aeneid.”

Isabelle Hoover, College of Wooster: “The tragedy of ‘white-armed’ Andromache.”

Addy Price, Miami University: “Modern Adaptations of Greek Tragedy as Coping Mechanisms for Trauma.”

P.S. For questions about the event, please contact Professor Timothy Wutrich (CWRU, tele. 216-368 – 6026, e-mail: and check the Ohio Classical Conference website for updates: