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Browsing Classics MA Theses (2010-present) by Title

Browsing Classics MA Theses (2010-present) by Title

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dolson, Katharine (2017)
    If, as the popular saying goes, we are what we eat, then what nature of beast is the Thebaid, an epic that participates in a consumption most extreme – cannibalism? This perverse and perverted consumption is not limited ...
  • Fritzell, Stella (2019)
    In this paper I suggest that Atlanta rather functions as a repoussoir for the inherent homoeroticism of the male athletic spaces and practices in which the various episodes of her myth take place. Her unexpected presence ...
  • Shaw, Joshua (2019)
    Cicero’s Cato Maior and Laelius, just a “pair of minor dialogues,” have struggled not only to secure consistent names for themselves but even a dependable characterization of their genre. However much the variations of ...
  • Wallace, Audrey (2017)
    Helen of Troy, arguably the most famous adulteress in literature, has captivated audiences for millennia. She stands at the crux of many intellectual debates which were occurring in Classical Athens, such as the unresolvable ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dickman, Megan (2016)
    Sophocles’ Electra ends with the chorus’ declaration that the House of Atreus is now free. ὦ σπέρμ᾽ Ἀτρέως, ὡς πολλὰ παθὸν δι᾽ ἐλευθερίας μόλις ἐξῆλθες τῇ νῦν ὁρμῇ τελεωθέν. Sophocles, Electra 1508-1510 O seed of Atreus, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. (2015-07-28)
    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 ...
  • Slininger, Shayna (2016)
    In this study I employ a literary approach to analyze the poet’s presentation of Demeter and Aphrodite as divine representatives of gender paradigm in the Homeric Hymns to Demeter and Aphrodite. To begin, the notion of ...
  • Crosby, Daniel Jordan (2017)
    At the very outset of his Protrepticus, Clement of Alexandria runs through a short list of mythical musicians and alludes to their magical powers: Arion and his enchantment of the dolphin, Amphion and his musical assembly ...
  • 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 ...
  • Barnes, Robert (2017)
    The satires of Persius are famously humorless. As Heinsius suggests, the dearth of humor may derive from the satirist’s adherence to the staid ways of Stoicism, since, at first blush, Stoicism and laughter would seem to ...
  • Hilton, Colin M. (2014-09-16)
    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.
  • Villarreal, Christina McGuire (2017)
    There have been numerous studies concerning piracy as an occupation by such renown scholars as Henry Ormerod and Erich Ziebarth, who consider piracy to be an unambiguous trend that occurred throughout history up through ...
  • 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, ...

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