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Life At The Meridian: The Subjectivity Of Ethics In The Works Of Albert Camus And Friedrich Nietzsche, Clancy E. Robledo 2016 Pepperdine University

Life At The Meridian: The Subjectivity Of Ethics In The Works Of Albert Camus And Friedrich Nietzsche, Clancy E. Robledo

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This paper endeavors to respond to the questions: can ethics can be unbound from its traditional rootedness in religious systems? If so, what contributions did Nietzsche make to liberate value from the shackles of Western morality? To what degree is Camus one of the “new philosophers” Nietzsche calls for in On the Genealogy of Morals?

In an attempt to demonstrate that ethics can and do exist vividly in the realm of the non-religious, this paper will begin by illustrating the metaphysical door Nietzsche opens through his use of aphorisms in Thus Spoke Zarathustra and his investigation of the history of ...


Encyclopedia Of Hispanic Linguistics, Eva Núñez-Méndez 2016 Portland State University

Encyclopedia Of Hispanic Linguistics, Eva Núñez-Méndez

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Royal Lykaian Altar Shall Bear Witness: History And Religion In Southwestern Arcadia, Kyle William Mahoney 2016 University of Pennsylvania

The Royal Lykaian Altar Shall Bear Witness: History And Religion In Southwestern Arcadia, Kyle William Mahoney

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

THE ROYAL LYKAIAN ALTAR SHALL BEAR WITNESS:

HISTORY AND RELIGION IN SOUTHWESTERN ARCADIA

Kyle W. Mahoney

Jeremy McInerney

This dissertation surveys the history of the sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion and its environment, from the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1600-1100 B.C.) to the Roman imperial period (ca. A.D. 200). I begin with a review of the myth traditions attached to the landscape, suggesting that these were familiar to Greek speakers all over the Mediterranean from early times. We can see their influence in our earliest poets, Homer and Hesiod, who indirectly acknowledge the birth of Zeus on ...


The Sanskrit Source Of The Tocharian 4x25-Syllable Meter, Dieter C. Gunkel 2016 University of Richmond

The Sanskrit Source Of The Tocharian 4x25-Syllable Meter, Dieter C. Gunkel

Classical Studies Faculty Publications

Were Tocharian meters influenced by Indic meters, and if so, to what extent? Since the outset of Tocharian studies, the prevalent opinion has been that the Tocharian metrical tradition, which is shared by both Tocharian languages, is independent of the Indian tradition. In Sieg and Siegling's original formulation, "Die tocharische Metrik scheint selbständig dazustehen und nicht der indischen entlehnt zu sein" (1921:x).1 The supposed independence of the metrical form of Tocharian poetry may seem surprising given that the poetic texts are translations and adaptations of Buddhist Sanskrit originals. Furthermore, the Tocharian Buddhists did adopt the form of ...


Sahasram Ati Srajas. Indo-Iranian And Indo-European Studies In Honor Of Stephanie W. Jamison, Dieter C. Gunkel, Joshua T. Katz, Brent Vine, Michael Weiss 2016 University of Richmond

Sahasram Ati Srajas. Indo-Iranian And Indo-European Studies In Honor Of Stephanie W. Jamison, Dieter C. Gunkel, Joshua T. Katz, Brent Vine, Michael Weiss

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The renowned Indologist and Indo-Europeanist Stephanie W. Jamison has now been honored with this extensive collection of essays by colleagues and students from around the world. The contributors represent a virtual who’s-who of Indo-Iranian and Indo-European scholarship and have produced contributions on everything from Vedic (e.g., Joel Brereton, George Cardona, Paul Kiparsky, Thomas Oberlies) to later Sanskrit (e.g. James Fitzgerald, Hans Henrich Hock, Ted Proferes) to Iranian (e.g. Mark Hale, P. Oktor Skjærvø) to other Indo-European languages (e.g. Dieter Gunkel, Martin Joachim Kümmel, Alan Nussbaum, Don Ringe, Michael Weiss). The volume also includes posthumously published ...


The Xxuiii Ciuitates Brittannię Of The Historia Brittonum: Antiquarian Speculation In Early Medieval Wales, Keith J. Fitzpatrick-Matthews 2015 North Hertfordshire Museum

The Xxuiii Ciuitates Brittannię Of The Historia Brittonum: Antiquarian Speculation In Early Medieval Wales, Keith J. Fitzpatrick-Matthews

Journal of Literary Onomastics

A reassessment of the list of civitates in Chapter 66a of the Historia Brittonum is attempted through the establishment of a reliable text as it is preserved in a number of versions. Analysis of each name is attempted by working back to its hypothetical Brittonic original. Some names attested in Classical and early medieval sources are readily identifiable and can be identified with Roman or Romano-British sites; some names have survived into more recent times and can also be identified with known sites, although some remain difficult. Of particular interest is a group named after real or legendary characters known ...


The Arthurian Battle Of Badon And Braydon Forest, Wiltshire, Andrew Breeze 2015 Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

The Arthurian Battle Of Badon And Braydon Forest, Wiltshire, Andrew Breeze

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


From Honor To Ridicule To Shame To Fame: The Naming And Re-Naming Of Túrin Son Of Húrin, Marie Nelson 2015 University of Florida

From Honor To Ridicule To Shame To Fame: The Naming And Re-Naming Of Túrin Son Of Húrin, Marie Nelson

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


What We Knew: The Problem, Ananya Vajpeyi 2015 Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

What We Knew: The Problem, Ananya Vajpeyi

Ananya Vajpeyi

No abstract provided.


Change And Standardization In Anyang: Writing And Culture In Bronze Age China, Matthew Mccutchen Anderson 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Change And Standardization In Anyang: Writing And Culture In Bronze Age China, Matthew Mccutchen Anderson

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation is particularly concerned with various changes that occurred over roughly the last two centuries of the Shang period, that is, during the Anyang period, which stretches from approximately 1250 BCE to approximately 1050 BCE. This period, which begins just before the earliest evidence for writing in what is now China and stretches until the fall of the last Shang king, contains the entirety of the recorded history of the Shang dynasty. After discussing the dating of Shang oracle-bone inscriptions, I first address changes in Shang writing, demonstrating that it becomes increasingly regularized over the period. The earliest examples ...


The Colometry Of Tocharian 4x15-Syllable Verse, Christoph Bross, Dieter C. Gunkel, Kevin M. Ryan 2015 University of Richmond

The Colometry Of Tocharian 4x15-Syllable Verse, Christoph Bross, Dieter C. Gunkel, Kevin M. Ryan

Classical Studies Faculty Publications

We identify the basic colometry of Tocharian 4x15-syllable verse as 4+3+3+5 (traditionally 7+8), but we find no support for the putative alternative colometries of 4x15 often cited in the literature (viz. 6+4+5 and 8+7). In rare cases in which the medial caesura is violated, a word boundary after syllable 6 or 8 is highly probable by chance alone, as we confirm through corpus statistics. If the colometry is indeed invariable, one major argument for the influence of Indic on Tocharian meter is undermined. We further reinforce that the medial caesura after syllable 7 ...


Roman Social-Sexual Interactions: A Critical Examination Of The Limitations Of Roman Sexuality, Kyle Tyner 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

Roman Social-Sexual Interactions: A Critical Examination Of The Limitations Of Roman Sexuality, Kyle Tyner

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores the dichotomy between sexuality and socialization in ancient Rome; namely how sexuality is expressed and communicated in Roman society as a whole. While modern perceptions seem to paint ancient sexuality as something significantly fluid, I postulate that the cultural openness to matters of a sexual nature actually hindered sexual expression by categorizing and compartmentalizing human sexuality to certain categories of conduct. In the first chapter I use, as the main scholarly frame of reference of my study, the magisterial work of J.N. Adams on, Roman sexual linguistics, but I expand upon his work by connecting sexual ...


Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som

Literary Onomastics Studies

Naming of children becomes an important ritual in the lives of Hindu Indians. Children are often named after epic gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. Names are also made up to reflect desirable qualities or personal features. This paper reviews the trends in the naming of modern Indian children, which have passed through different phases since the times of Rig Veda, the Upanishads, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and the dramas of Kalidas. Such names were, by their very nature, classic, but starting with the nineteenth century, with the inception of the Indian Renaissance in Bengal, the names had initially linkages ...


Wheeler's Law, Dieter Gunkel 2014 University of Richmond

Wheeler's Law, Dieter Gunkel

Classical Studies Faculty Publications

“Wheeler’s Law” refers to a phonologically conditioned accent retraction process reconstructed for an early pandialectal stage of Greek by which oxytone words became paroxytone if they ended in a heavy-light-light syllable sequence (HLL), e.g. *[poi̯ kilós] > [poi̯ kílos] ‘multicolored’, *[dedegmenós] > [dedegménos] ‘awaiting, expecting’ (LHLL). Note that word-final syllables ending in a short vowel followed by one consonant (e.g. [os]) count as light for Wheeler’s Law, just as they do for the Law of Limitation. The accent retraction was originally proposed by Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1854–1927) in 1885; for further insights, analysis, and references, see Probert ...


Ovid's Pentheus: An In-Depth Guide For Students And Teachers To A King's Anger And Fiery Oration, Benjamin Joffe 2014 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Ovid's Pentheus: An In-Depth Guide For Students And Teachers To A King's Anger And Fiery Oration, Benjamin Joffe

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Born out of my years of using traditional commentaries for Latin and Greek texts, both for myself as a student learning the language anew and then as a teacher sharing my experience with others &mdash and still learning the language years later &mdash this in&ndashdepth guide to Ovid's version of the story of Pentheus I have conceived as a reimagining of the genre, at once a vehicle designed to allow students to navigate their own ways through the literature and also a tool for building their analytical skills to apply liberally, earnestly, and enthusiastically to other Latin and ...


Caer Brythwch And Brythach And Nerthach In 'Culhwch And Olwen', Andrew Breeze 2014 Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

Caer Brythwch And Brythach And Nerthach In 'Culhwch And Olwen', Andrew Breeze

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


The Neglected Heavens: Gender And The Cults Of Helios, Selene, And Eos In Bronze Age And Historical Greece, Katherine A. Rea 2014 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

The Neglected Heavens: Gender And The Cults Of Helios, Selene, And Eos In Bronze Age And Historical Greece, Katherine A. Rea

Classics: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Why is it that the sun and moon held such a small place in cults of the Greeks, and is it that the sun is male and the moon is female in Greek myth? Aristophanes in Peace 406-413 claims that “we sacrifice to you [the Olympians], the barbarians sacrifice to them [the sun and moon]”. But if we look at nearby or related civilizations, the situation is quite different. In Ugaritic, Minoan, and Hittite religion (as well as among other Indo-European speaking people), the sun and other celestial deities have much more prominence. However, while the Greeks acknowledged the divinity ...


Rape And Revolution: Tacitus On Livia And Augustus, Thomas E. Strunk 2014 Xavier University - Cincinnati

Rape And Revolution: Tacitus On Livia And Augustus, Thomas E. Strunk

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Accentuation, Dieter Gunkel 2014 University of Richmond

Accentuation, Dieter Gunkel

Classical Studies Faculty Publications

The accent marks in modern editions of Ancient Greek texts primarily reflect the accentual system of an educated register of the Koine of the early 2nd c. BCE. In this system, phonological, morphological, and lexical factors conspire to associate a pitch accent with one syllable of each lexical word. The phonology of the language permits limited contrasts in accentual position (λιθοβόλος vs. λιθόβολος = lithobólos vs. lithóbolos) and type (ἰσθμοί vs. ἰσθμοῖ = isthmói ̯ vs. isthmôi)̯; in the latter case, the syllable marked with an acute accent hosts a High tone, and that marked with a circumflex hosts a High-Low falling contour ...


Caesurae, Bridges, And The Colometry Of Four Tocharian B Meteres, Christoph Bross, Dieter Gunkel, Kevin M. Ryan 2014 University of Richmond

Caesurae, Bridges, And The Colometry Of Four Tocharian B Meteres, Christoph Bross, Dieter Gunkel, Kevin M. Ryan

Classical Studies Faculty Publications

The Tocharians composed verse in hierarchical structures, with the verse dominating major cola, and the major colon in turn dominating one or more minor cola. After providing much-needed descriptive data on Tocharian meter, we assess the evidence for the distinction between major vs. minor caesurae in some of the most popular Tocharian B meters, finding support for the commonly assumed colometries in some but not all cases. Of particular interest is the recurring 4+3 syllable colon, since the violability of its internal (putatively minor) caesurae varies significantly across meters. We argue that this varying strictness is indeed a function ...


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