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  • Freeman, Theodore John (2011)
    In Lucian’s Philosophies for Sale, representatives of various philosophical schools are paraded in front of buyers in the manner of a slave auction. One buyer carefully considers in turn the ‘purchase’ of a Pythagorean, ...
  • Hays, Paul (2012)
    This 2012 master’s thesis argues, contra the previous work of Karl Popper and Gregory Vlastos, that the role of philosophical eros, and love more broadly, in Plato’s political philosophy is worthwhile and beneficial for ...
  • D’Anselmi, Luca A. (July 28, 2015)
    In CHAPTER I, I briefly review previous scholarship that focuses on mimesis in classical literature. I argue in CHAPTER II that Seneca’s plays strongly display mimetic syntax, a feature previously ascribed to his poetic ...
  • Mulhern, Eleanor Virginia (2011)
    That the Iliadic Hector possesses a pair of epithet-phrases—ÜEktorow éndrofÒnoio and ÜEktorow flppodãμoio—that violate Milman Parry’s law of economy has been known since Parry invented his law of economy. He addressed ...
  • Hilton, Colin M. (September 16, 2014)
    This thesis argues that a combination of inspired and didactic poetry, a combination of metaphysical content and ethical nature should be considered when discussing Proclus' Works and Days Commentary.
  • Sieteski, Sara Lynn (2011)
    Plutarch writes in his biography of Pyrrhus that after the Battle of Beneventum, the former ruler of Sicily looked upon the land and spoke the following words, “ὦ φίλοι, Καρχηδονίοις καὶ Ῥωμαίοις παλαίστραν” (“My friends, ...
  • Walker, Abbe Lind (2011)
    Death was no stranger to the ancient Athenian audience of tragedy. Especially during the period of the Peloponnesian War, they faced the stark realities and consequences of plague, starvation, and near constant debilitating ...
  • Whitehouse, Edward W. (2010)
    Long after their initial composition, the texts of the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer were characterized by an enduring cycle of textual fixity and plasticity. As witnessed by the ―wild‖ papyri of Egypt and the marginalia of ...
  • Lee, Jessica (July 28, 2015)
    In my thesis I explore the implications of this shift in the focus of the Iliad from the μῆνις of Achilles against Agamemnon to the opposition between Hector and Achilles. I examine the implications of the plot-shift ...


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