I was absent for this weekend because I was at an Indo-European Studies conference. The conference was enjoyable and the people were friendly and interesting. I will blog a little about the conference here over the next two days. However, because it strayed quite far from my area of expertise, I will not pretend to be able to capture the gist of all the talks, and much of my blogging about the conference will be descriptions of the colorful people, which I will try to put on my personal blog, as character sketches (even those from a related field) are not entirely classics related.
Update: 11/08/10I watched the blog later last night. The guy who speaks at the beginning advertising Philoctetes is really obnoxious, but you can skip through his speech. I also don't mind so much because Philoctetes seems to provide some pretty cool lectures and roundtable discussions. I was also amused by a few choice moments, including Gregory Nagy (to whom I was introduced this weekend!) refers to Aristotle as "Mr. A."
You can also find a version of the discussion on youtube.