UF Classics
Gareth L. Schmeling
Distinguished Professor of Classics

Ph.D. in Classics, University of Wisconsin, 1968

schmelin@classics.ufl.edu


University of Florida
Classics Department
3C Dauer Hall
P.O. Box 117435
Gainesville, FL 32611-7435 
Office: 3D Dauer Hall
Phone: (352) 392-2075 ext. 266
Fax: (352) 846-0297 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:
       Date of birth: May 28, 1940
       Place of birth: Algoma, Wisconsin

EDUCATION:
       B.A. Northwestern College, 1963
       M.A. University of Wisconsin, 1964
       Ph.D University of Wisconsin, 1968:
       Dissertation: Studies in Petronius. Advisor, Paul MacKendrick.

AWARDS & HONORS:
       Knapp Fellowship, 1963-64 (Graduate School award)
       Knapp Traveling Grant, 1965-66 (Graduate School award)
       University Fellowship, 1967-68
       University of Virginia Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1969
       University of Virginia Faculty Fellowship, Summer 1970
       American Philosophical Society Grant, 1970
       University of Florida Humanities Fellowship, Summer 1971
       American Philosophical Society Grant, 1971
       American Philosophical Society Grant, 1972
       University of Florida, Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year (one of five) 1973
       National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1973-74
       University of Florida Humanities Fellowship, Summer 1974
       American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid Summer Fellowship, 1974
       Faculty Development Grant, University of Florida, 1977-78
       Rome Prize, American Academy, 1977-78
       American Philosophical Society Grant, 1977-78
       1981 Ovatio of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South
       Faculty Development Grant, University of Florida, 1984-85
       American Philosophical Society Grant, 1984-85

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND INTEREST:
       Latin: Petronius, Apuleius, Historia Apollonii
       Greek: Chariton, Xenophon; ancient novel.
       Textual criticism.

TRAVEL & STUDY ABROAD:
       1965-66: 12 month study program in Rome and Athens
       1970: 3 months study in Cambridge, England
       1971: 3 months study in Cambridge, England
       1972: 3 months study in Cambridge, England
       1974: 3 months study in Cambridge, England
       1975: 3 months study in Cambridge, England
       1976: 3 months study in Cambridge, England
       1977-78: 12 months study at the American Academy in Rome
       1980: 2 months study in Rome at the American Academy in Rome
       1983: 2 months study in Rome at the American Academy in Rome
       1984-85: 12 months study at the American Academy in Rome
       1990: 5 months study and teaching in Florence, Italy
       1993: 3 months study in Germany and Italy

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES & OFFICES:
       American Philological Association; American Classical League: Vergilian Society; Classical Association of the Middle West and South
       (Secretary-Treasurer 1975-1981); Société des Études Néroniennes (France); Vice President, Society of Fellows, American Academy in Rome
       1980-1983; Classical Association of the Middle West and South, President, 1985-86.

EMPLOYMENT:
       1968-1970, University of Virginia, Assistant Professor of Classics
       1970-1974, University of Florida, Associate Professor of Classics
       1974-1976, University of Florida, Professor and Chairman of Classics and Humanities
       1975-1984, University of Florida, Principal Investigator, "Humanities Perspectives on the Professions"
       1976-1993, University of Florida, Professor and Chairman of Classics
       1978-1984, University of Florida, Director, Center for Studies in the Humanities
       1986-1988, University of Florida, Acting Chairman, Department of Philosophy
       1992-1992, University of Colorado, Visiting Professor
       1975- 1998, University of Florida, Professor of Classics
       1998-         , University of Florida, Distinguished Professor of Classics

BIOGRAPHICAL LISTINGS:
       Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South, Directory of American Scholars, Contemporary Authors.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:
       My present major research project is a commentary on the Satyrica of Petronius. I have finished about twenty percent of the project. The reason
       for the importance of a commentary on this work is, even though it is a novel, it is regularly treated as a document of social history.
       In my several years at the University of Virginia and at the University of Florida I have taught beginning and advanced Greek and Latin; graduate
       courses in Petronius, Apuleius, Tacitus, Lucian, the Greek novelists, Martial, Juvenal, Sophocles, Philostratus; large lecture courses in translation,
       mythology, the ancient novel, the Glory That was Greece, the Grandeur That was Rome; Masterpieces of Western Civilization.

ADMINISTRATION:
       From 1970 to 1974 I was Director of Classics, and in 1975 became Chairman as Classics became a department in the University. The staff currently
       has nine members. From 1974 through 1976 I was also Chairman of the Humanities Department, a general education department with twenty-six
       members. From 1975-84 I served as Director of the "Humanities Perspectives of the Professions," a program funded by the National Endowment
       for the Humanities, six private foundations, and the University to integrate the teaching of humanities into the professional and pre-professional
       curricula of the Medical School, Law School, College of Engineering, and College of Business Administration. About seventy-five faculty worked in
       the program, half from the humanities and half from the professional schools.

PRINCIPAL LINVESTIGATOR/DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS:
       "Program Uniting the Perspectives, Methods, and Substance of the Humanities with the Special Concerns of the Professions."
       Division of Sponsored Research: $23,000. (1975)
       "Florida's Sunshine Law: A Workable Paradox?"
       Florida Endowment for the Humanities: $47,951. (1975)
       "Values of Bureaucracy."
       Florida Endowment for the Humanities: $5,003. (1975)
       "Humanities Perspectives on the Professions."
       National Endowment for the Humanities: $1,075,000. (1975-1981)
       Private Funds in Support of the "Humanities Perspectives on the Professions."

         a) Chastain Foundation      $35,000 (1975-78)
         b) Mellon Foundation        $100,000 (1976)
         c) Rockefeller foundation   $25,000 (1976)
         d) Merrill Trust                  $25,000 (1976)
         e) Lilly Foundation             $150,000 (1977-80)
         f) Macy Foundation           $135,000 (1979-81)

MAJOR UNIVERSITY ASSIGNMENTS:
       Graduate Council (1974-77); Joint Committee of Foreign Languages and Education (1972-present); University Library committee (1975-77);
       Board of Directors of the Division of Sponsored Research (1974-76, continuing on various committees in the Division); University Curriculum
       Committee (1973-76); Faculty Development Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (1979-present); President of the Language and Literature
       Club (1974-76); University Senate, 4 times; elected President of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

EIDTORIAL DUTIES:
       For the Petronian Society I have edited the Newsletter, a yearly publication on ancient prose fiction, since 1970.
       (online version of the Petronian Society Newsletter)
       Editorial Committee of the University of Florida Press, Humanities Monographs.

OFFICER IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
       Secretary-Treasurer, Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, 1975-1981.
       Trustee of the American Academy in Rome, 1984-1987; Trustee Emeritus, 1994-.
       President, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 1985-86.

CONSULTING:
       Panelist to the Research Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
       Member of the National Board of Consultants of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
       Member of Site Visit Teams for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
       Classics Jury, American Academy in Rome.
       Reader for University of California Press, Princeton University Press, E.J. Brill, University of Toronto Press, various journals.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Published Books:
       Cornelius Nepos: Lives of Famous Men. Translated from the Latin and with an introduction by Gareth Schmeling. (Lawrence: CoronadoPress1971).
       Chariton (New York: Twayne, 1974).
       A Bibliography of Petronius (Leiden: Brill, 1977). With Johanna Stuckey.
       Xenophon of Ephesus (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980).
       Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri (Leipzig: Teubner, 1989).
       The Novel in the Ancient World. Edited and with an Introduction and Bibliography by Gareth Schmeling. (Leiden: Brill 1996).
       A History of Roman Literature by Michael von Albrecht; English Edition revised and edited by Gareth Schmeling. Two Volumes (Leiden: Brill,
       1997).
       Qui Miscuit Utile Dulci. Festschrift Essays for Paul MacKendrick, edited by Gareth Schmeling (Chicago: Bolchazy-Carducci, 1998).

Published Articles:
       "Petronian Scholarship Since 1956," Classical World 62 (1969) 157-164; 352-353. [Reprinted in TheClassical World Bibliography of Roman
       Drama and Poetry and Ancient Fiction (New York: Garland, 1978) 201-209].
       "Petronius: Satirist, Moralist, Epicurean, Artist," Classical Bulletin 45 (1969) 49-50; 64.
       "The Literary Use of Names in Petronius' Satyricon," Rivista di Studi Classici 17 (1969) 5-10.
       "An Exclusus Amator in a Poem Attributed to Petronius," Giornale Italiano di Filologia 21 (1969) 325-327.
       "Trimalchio's Menu and Wine List," Classical Philology 65 (1970) 248-251.
       "A Pythagorean Element of the Subterranean Basilica at the Porta Maggiore," Latomus 28 (1969) 1071-1073.
       "Vergil on Trial," Classical Outlook 47 (1970) 109-110.
       "A Note on Petronius 62.9," Rivista di Cultura Classica e Medioevale 12 (1970) 38-39.
       "The Satyricon: Forms in Search of a Genre," Classical Bulletin 47 (1971) 49-53.
       "Myth in Two Antigones," Dioniso 44 (1970) 8-11.
       "The Exclusus Amator Motif in Petronius," Fons Perennis (Torino: Baccola and Gili, 1971) pp. 333-357.
       "T.S. Eliot and Petronius," Comparative Literature Studies 12 (1975) 393-410. With David Rebmann.
       "Humanities Perspectives on the Professions," Liberal Education 63 (May, 1977) 212-219.
       "Petronius: état de la question," in Erotica Antiqua. International Conference on the Anceint Novel, ed. B.P Reardon (Bangor: University College
       of North Wales Press, 1977) 5-7.
       "The Authority of the Author: From Muse to Aesthetics," Materiali e Contributi per la Storia della Narrativa Greco-Latina 3 (1981) 369-377.
       [Atti del Convegno Internazionale: Letterature Classiche e Narratologia. Selva di Fasano, Italia. 6-8 Ottobre 1980 (Perugia: Università di Perugia,
       (1981)].
       "The Law as Servant of the Humanities," Liberal Education 70 (1984) 133-141. With Sidney Homan.
       "Manners and Morality in the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri," Piccolo Mondo Antico, ed. P. Liviabella Furiani e A.M. Scarcella (Perugia:
       Università degli Studi di Perugia, 1989) 197-215.
       "End Games: Closure in the Satyricon," in The Ancient Novel: Classical Paradigms and Modern Perspectives, ed. J. Tatum (Hanover:
       Dartmouth College, 1990) 137.
       "The Satyricon: the Sense of an Ending," Rheinisches Museum 134 (1991) 352-377.
       "Petronius 14.3: Shekels and Lupines," Mnemosyne 45 (1992) 531-536.
       "Notes to the Text of the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri: Part 1," Latomus 53.1 (1994) 132-154; Part 2 in 53.2 (1994) 386-403.
       "Confessor Gloriosus: a Role of Encolpius in the Satyrica," Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft 20 (1994-95) 207-224.
       "Quid attinet veritatem per interpretem quaerere? Interpretes and the Satyricon of Petronius," Ramus 23.1-2 (1994) 144-168. This essay is
       also included in Roman Literature and Ideology: Ramus Essays for J.P. Sullivan, ed. A.J. Boyle (Bendigo, Australia: Aureal Publications, 1995).
       "Genre and the Satyrica: Menippean Satire and the Novel," in Claudia Klodt, ed., Satura Lanx: Festschrift für Werner Krenkel (Hildesheim:
       Georg Olms Verlag, 1996) 105-117.
       "The Satyrica of Petronius," in ed. Gareth Schmeling, The Novel in the Ancient World (Leiden: Brill, 1996) 457-490.
       "Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri," in ed. Gareth Schmeling, The Novel in the Ancient World (Leiden: Brill, 1996) 517-551.
       "Motivation, Probability and Interpretation in the Ancient Novel," in C. Santini, ed., Ars Narrandi. Scritti di Narrativa Antica in Memoria di Luigi
       Pepe (Perugia: Università di Perugia, 1997) 77-86.
       "Aphrodite and the Satyrica" in Qui Miscuit Utile Dulci. Festschrift Essays for Paul MacKendrick, ed. Gareth Schmeling (Chicago:
       Bolchazy-Carducci, 1998) 343-348.
       "Apollonius of Tyre: Last of the Troublesome Latin Novels," Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II 34.4 (Berlin: Walter De Gruyter,
       1998) 3270-3291.
       "Petronius and the Satyrica," in ed. H. Hofmann, Latin Fiction (London: Routledge, 1998) 23-37.
       "The History of Apollonius of Tyre," in ed. H. Hofmann, Latin Fiction (London: Routledge, 1998) 141-152.
       "Petronius," in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Rome, ed. W. Briggs (New York: Gale Research, 1998) 214-221.
       "The Spectrum of Narrative: Authority of the Author," in Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative, ed. Ronald Hock and Judith
       Perkins (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998) 18-30.
       "Urbs Aeterna: Rome, a Monument of the Mind," in Rome and her Monuments: Essays on the City and Literature of Rome, ed. Judith Hallett
       and Sheila Dickison (Chicago: Bolchazy-Carducci, 2000) 89-98.
       "Aspects of Genre, Narrative and History in the Ancient Novel," Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II 35.3 (Berlin: Walter De Gruyter,
       2001) 46 pages. To appear.

Published Book Reviews:
       Harry Schnur, Petron Satyricon: Ein römisher Schelmenroman (Stuttgart 1968). In Classical World 62 (1969) 361.
       Robert Sweeney, Prolegomena to an Edition of the Scholia to Statius (Leiden 1969). In Classical World 63 (1969) 21.
       Hermann Froesch, Ovids Epistulae ex Ponto I-III als Gedichtssammlung (Bonn 1968). In Classical Philology 65 (1970) 69-70.
       Ben Perry, The Ancient Romances (Berkeley 1967). In Rivista di Studi Classici 18 (1970) 161-162.
       Alexander Scobie, Aspects of the Ancient Romance and its Heritage (Meisenheim: Hain, 1969). In Classical World 64 (1970) 92-93.
       E.T. Sage, Petronius: The Satyricon (New York 1969). In Rivista di Studi Classici 18 (1970) 290-291.
       J.P. Sullivan, The Satyricon of Petronius: A Literary Study (London 1968). In Rivista di Studi Classici 18 (1970) 291.
       Heseltine, M., Warmington, E.H., Petronius. Seneca Apocolocyntosis (London 1969). In Rivista di Studi Classici 18 (1970) 292.
       Paul Gillette, Satyricon: Memoirs of a Lusty Roman (Los Angeles 1965). In Rivista di Studi Classici (1970) 457.
       Thomas Cutt, Petronius: Cena Trimalchionis (Detroit 1970). In American Classical Review 1 (1971) 77.
       Phillip Corbett, Petronius (New York 1970). In Modern Language Journal 55 (1971) 482-483.
       A. Persi Flacci Saturarum Liber, ed. Domenicus Bo (Turin 1969). In Classical Philology 67 (1972) 303-304.
       Walsh, P.G., The Roman Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970). In Classical Journal 69 (1974) 182-184.
       Meheust, J., Stace Achilléide (Paris: Société d'Édition "Les Belles Lettres": 1971). In American Classical Review 2 (1972) 188.
       Vessey, D., Statius and the Thebald (Cambridge, 1973). In the American Journal of Philology 96 (1975) 80-81.
       Papanikolaou, A.D., Chariton-Studien. Untersuchungen zur Sprache und Chronologie der griechischen Romane (Göttingen, 1973). Classical World
       69 (1975) 136-137.
       Poynton, J.B., trans., P. Papinius Statius, Thebais I-III (Oxford, 1971). American Classical Review 3 (1973) 52.
       Sherman, W., ed. and trans., Deeds of Famous Men (Norman, Oklahoma, 1973). Rivista di Studi Classici 23 (1975) 286.
       Gordon, Phyllis, ed. and trans., Two Renaissance Book Hunters: The Letters of Poggius Bracciolini to Nicolaus De Nicolis (New York, 1974). In
       Rivista di Studi Classici 23 (1975) 286-287.
       Papanikolaou, A.D., Xenophontis Ephesii Ephesiacorum Libri V (Leipzig: Teubner, 1973). In Classical World 69 (1975) 211-212.
       Balme, M.G., ed., The Millionaire' Dinner Party (Oxford, 1974). In Classical World 69 (1976) 414.
       Williams, R.D., ed., P. Papini Stati Thebaidos Liber Decimus. (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1972). In American Classical Review 3 (1973) 103.
       Tatum, James, Apuleius and the Golden Ass (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1979). In Classical Outlook 57 (1980) 118.
       Gerald Sandy, Heliodorus (Boston: Twayne, 1982). In Classical Journal 78 (1983) 365-366.
       Tomas Hägg, The Novel in Antiquity (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1983). In American Journal of Philology 106 (1983) 530-531.
       B.P. Reardon, The Form of Greek Romance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991). In Phoenix 47 (1993) 269-270.
       C. Gill, T.P. Wiseman, eds., Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993). In Classical Outlook 71 (1994)
       142-144.
       G.P. Goold, ed. & trans., Chariton: Callirhoe (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995). In Classical Outlook 73 (1996) 140-141.
       J.N. O'Sullivan, Xenophon of Ephesus. His Compositional Technique and the Birth of the Novel (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1995). In American
       Journal of Philology 117 (1996) 660-663.
       E. Gowers, The Loaded Table (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993). In Gnomon 68 (1996) 644-645.
       K. Müller, ed., Petronius Satyricon Reliquiae (Leipzig: Teubner 1995). In Gnomon 71 (1998) 473-475.
       C. Panayotakis, Theatrum Arbitri (Leiden: Brill 1995). In Latomus 56 (1997) 910-911.
       P.G. Walsh, trans. and ed., The Satyricon of Petronius (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996). In Latomus 57 (1998) 713-714.
       Gian Biagio Conte, The Hidden Author (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996) In Gnomon. 72 (2000) 503-506.

PAPERS & CONFERENCES:
       1970 Classical Association of Florida, October 15-16. Orlando. Paper: "Petronius in the Contemporary Classroom."
       1970 Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, November 5-7. Miami Beach. Paper: "The Satyricon: Forms in Search of a Genre."
       1970 American Philological Association, December 27-30. New York. Presiding chairman of a session on Petronius.
       1971 American Philological Association, December 27-30. Cincinnati. Presiding chairman of a session on Petronius.
       1972 Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, March 24-April 1. Durham. Paper: "Petronius in 20th Century English Literature."
       1972 Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, November 2-4. Williamsburg. Paper: "The Efficient Motif in Ancient Romance."
       1972 American Philological Association, December 27-30. Philadelphia. Presiding chairman of a session on Petronius.
       1974 Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, April 11-13. New Orleans. Paper: "Trials by Ordeal in Ancient Prose Fiction."
       1974 Société Internationale d'Études Néroniennes, May 17-18. Milan, Italy. Paper: "Pornography and Petronius: The Grotesque and Nero."
       1974 Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, October 31-November 2. Lexington. Paper: "Pornography and Petronius: The
       Grotesque and Nero."
       1974 American Philological Association, December 28-30. Chicago. Presiding chairman of a session on Petronius.
       1975 Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, April 3-5. Cleveland. Paper: "The Nature of Pornography in the Satyricon."
       1975 NEH Project Directors Meeting and Presentations, October 16-18. University of Denver, Denver.
       1976 International Conference on the Ancient Novel, July 12-17. Bangor, Wales. Paper: "État de la Question: Petronius."
       1976 Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, October 28-30. Austin. Paper: "Humanities Perspectives on the Professions: A
       Challenge for the 20th Century."
       1976 NEH Project Directors Meeting and Presentations, January 24-28. St. Petersburg.
       1977 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges, February 10-12. New Orleans. Paper: "Ethical Dimensions in Pre-professional
       Education."
       1978 Zagreb University. Zagreb, Yugoslavia. May 16. "The Unreliable Narrator of the Satyricon."
       1978 Zagreb University. Zagreb, Yugoslavia. May 17. "Xenophon of Ephesus: Novel or Aretalogy?"
       1979 University of Georgia. Athens, Georgia. June 21. For the meeting of the American Classical League. "Graffiti from Pompeii and Elsewhere:
       the 1900th Anniversary of the Destruction of Pompeii."
       1979 NEH Site Visit, September 25-28. St. Louis University, St. Louis.
       1979 NEH Consultant, Texas A & I University, October 23-26. Kingsville.
       1979 American Philological Association, December 27-30. Boston. Presiding chairman of a session on Petronius.
       1980 NEH Consultant, Bryant College, Providence, Rhode Island. January 22-24.
       1980 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. March 12. "The Influence of Petronius on English Literature."
       1980 NEH Consultant, Texas A & I University, April 23-25. Kingsville.
       1980 NEH Consultant, Bryant College, May 14-17. Providence, Rhode Island.
       1980 Convegno Internazionale Letterature Classiche e Narratologia, October 6-9. Selva di Fasano, Italy. "Authority of the Author."
       1980 NEH Consultant, Bryant College, 19-21 November. Providence, Rhode Island.
       1980 NEH Consultant, East Tennessee State University, 2-4 December. Johnson City, Tennessee.
       1981 Classics Jury, American Academy in Rome, 9-11 January and 22-23 January, New York City.
       1981 NEH Consultant, Texas A & I University, February 24-27. Kingsville.
       1981 Consultant for Humanities Program, University of Southern California, March 11-14. Los Angeles.
       1981 NEH Consultant, East Tennessee State University, March 17-19. Johnson City, Tennessee.
       1981 Consultant for Humanities Programs, University of North Carolina, 22-24 March. Chapel Hill.
       1981 NEH Consultant, Bryant College, 11-13 May. Providence, Rhode Island.
       1981 NEH Consultant, Lake City Community College, 18 August. Lake City, Florida.
       1982 Classics Jury, American Academy in Rome, 11-13 January, New York City.
       1982 NEH Consultant, Lake City Community College, 1 and 5 February, Lake City, Florida.
       1982 NEH Consultant, Lake City Community College, 5 April and 8 June, Lake City, Florida.
       1982 Consultant to East Tennessee State University, 22-24 June, Johnson city, Tennessee.
       1983 Lecture at the American Academy in Rome, "Romani a Tavola," 20 July.
       1983 Lecture at the Florida Foreign Language Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, "Romans at Table," 14 October.
       1984 Speaker at the 1984 Conference on Humanities and Technology, 1-4 February, University of South Carolina, Columbia.
       1984 Lecture at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (Stanford University), Rome, Italy, "Petronius on the Bay of Napes", 11 October.
       1985 Lecture at the American Academy in Rome, "Petronius' Influence on 20th Century English Literature", 2 April.
       1985 Lecture at the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, "Petronius and T.S. Eliot," 30 April.
       1985 NEH Program Reviewer. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. 20-23 November.
       1986 Presidential Address at the 82nd annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, "Petronius' Paper Bridge."
       Tampa, Florida, 18 April.
       1987 Panelist for the American Council of Learned Societies, Fellowship Committee. New York, 21-22 January.
       1988 Lecture at the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South - Southern Section, "T.S. Eliot, the Classical Critic: Conversion of a
       Believer." Gainesville, Florida, 10 November.
       1989 Member of the Advisory Committee for the International Conference on the Ancient Novel, sponsored by NEH and IREX, at Dartmouth
       College, 23-29 July 1989. Read a paper entitled "The Satyricon: the Sense of an Ending."
       1990 Lecture at the conference, "Virgilio tra Poesia e Storia", "Critici Moderni contro Virgilio." Gubbio, Italy, 5-6 November.
       1990 Lecture at the University of Florence, "Confessioni di Encolpio: assassino, bugiardo o narrator ludens?" Florence, Italy, 10 December.
       1993 Lecture at the University of Würzburg, 20 October; Lecture at the University of Heidelberg, 26 October; Lecture at the University of Munich,
       3 November; Lecture at the Università degli Studi di Lecce, 9 November: "Confessor Gloriosus: a Role of Encolpius in the Satyricon."
       1996 Classics Department Program Reviewer. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 21-24 May 1996.
       1996 Seminar at Duke University, 7 August 1996: "Aspects of Genre, Narrative, and History in the Ancient Novel."
       1996 Lecture at the Society of Biblical Literature's annual meeting in New Orleans, 25 November 1996: "Authority of the Author."
       1997 J.P. Sullivan Memorial Lecture, University of California - Santa Barbara, 21 April 1997: "Guardians of the Text: Editors and Critics."
       1997 Department of Classics, University of California - Santa Barbara, 22 April 1997: "Aspects of Genre and Narrative in Ancient Fiction."
       1997 Special Panel on Petronius' Satyrica at the annual meeting of the APA in Chicago. 28 December 1997.
       1998 Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA: "Myths of Person and Place: the Search for a
       Model for the Ancient Novel." 17 April.
       1998 Lecture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Guardians of the Text: Editors and Critics." For the University's Sesquicentennial
       Anniversary.  16 October.
       1998 American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL: "Ars Narrandi: Ancient Fiction, Apocryphal
       Acts."  21 November.
       1999 Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning, Sarasota, FL: "Rome: the World's First Superpower." 6 January.