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  • 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 ...
  • Bannard, Mary Frances (2011)
    Although Persius tackles a variety of themes in his six satires – the contemporary literary climate, religion, overindulgence, self-knowledge, and self-sufficiency – a culinary thread runs through all of them and serves ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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, ...
  • Brown, Jennifer Louise (2011)
    Vergil’s Aeneid has enjoyed continuous popularity with readers, scholarly and otherwise, since even before its publication following the poet’s death in 19 B.C.E.1 From antiquity to the present day, the portions of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hoit, Jennifer Kay (2011)
    Archilochus’ life and the lethal effects of his poetry are legendary. Lycambes, having promised his daughter Neoboule in marriage to Archilochus, breaks his oath. Archilochus writes venomous iambics against Lycambes and ...
  • Boetsch, Dianne Elizabeth (2011)
    Claudian‘s De Raptu Proserpinae, an unfinished epic poem which treats the god of the underworld‘s abduction of the eponymous maiden and her mother‘s frantic search for her missing daughter, is a departure from the poet‘s ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kuper, Charles Nestor (2012)
    The aim of this thesis is to give a new reading of sections 1.16-18 of Anselm of Canterbury’s Cur Deus Homo (published in 1098) that argues against the almost unanimous opinion of previous interpreters that this passage ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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