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The Creation And Transmission Of Justinian's Novels, Timothy G. Kearley 2010 University of Wyoming

The Creation And Transmission Of Justinian's Novels, Timothy G. Kearley

Timothy G. Kearley

This presentation describes the creation and transmission of Justinian's Code and his Novels (Novellae Constitutiones) from the 6th century to their translation into English in the 20th and 21st centuries, and it pays specially attention to the role played by Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Fred Blume in the English translation.


Paradox And Paradise: Conflicting Perspectives On Race, Gender, And Nature In Aminata Sow Fall's Douceurs Du Bercail, Catherine Gardner Guyon van Uitert 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Paradox And Paradise: Conflicting Perspectives On Race, Gender, And Nature In Aminata Sow Fall's Douceurs Du Bercail, Catherine Gardner Guyon Van Uitert

All Theses and Dissertations

In my thesis, I examine Aminata Sow Fall's sixth novel Douceurs du bercail "The Sweetness of Home" through three lenses: race, gender, and nature. I analyze the way Sow Fall approaches each of these three areas in terms of paradox to emphasize her understanding of the complexity of these issues and her reluctance to outline them rigidly. Instead of putting forth hard opinions about how race, gender, or nature should be understood, Sow Fall exhibits a propensity to allow each area to remain complicated. I study why she allows racial, gendered, and environmental paradoxes to circulate around one another ...


Crosses, Flowers, And Toads: Classic Maya Bloodletting Iconography In Yaxchilan Lintels 24, 25, And 26, Kirsten Rachelle Steiger 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Crosses, Flowers, And Toads: Classic Maya Bloodletting Iconography In Yaxchilan Lintels 24, 25, And 26, Kirsten Rachelle Steiger

All Theses and Dissertations

The lintels of Yaxchilan Structure 23 seem to be a demonstrable case wherein specific symbols are singled out and deliberately used in an ordered sequence. Taken together as a unified series, Yaxchilan Lintels 24, 25, and 26 summarize the multi-step process of royal autosacrifice. An iconographic study of the huipil patterns depicted on these lintels yields a better understanding of complex bloodletting iconography and the way in which depictions of ceremonial autosacrifice reinforce Classic Maya beliefs relating to the divine role of Maya elite in eliciting communion with the gods and the subsequent rebirth of the cosmos. The rich iconography ...


Lucan's Cato, The Defeat Of Victory, The Triumph Of Memory, Mark Allen Thorne 2010 University of Iowa

Lucan's Cato, The Defeat Of Victory, The Triumph Of Memory, Mark Allen Thorne

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation provides a new examination of the figure of Cato within Lucan's epic poem Bellum Civile by focusing on the theme of memory within the epic and its interaction with Cato's character specifically. It argues that one may read the epic as possessing the rhetorical function of a literary funeral monumentum, the purpose of which is to retell the death of Rome in the Roman Civil War, mourn its passing, and yet in so doing simultaneously preserve its memory so that future generations may remember the liberty Rome once possessed and may be influenced by that memory ...


"So Say We All"—Reimagining Empire And The Aeneid, Corinne Ondine Pache 2010 Trinity University

"So Say We All"—Reimagining Empire And The Aeneid, Corinne Ondine Pache

Classical Studies Faculty Research

Battlestar Galactica, a television series that aired on the SyFy Channel from 2003 to 2009, tells the story of the Twelve Colonies, a human society whose home planets have been destroyed by a race of robots, the Cylons. These androids, originally created by mankind as a slave workforce, have at the moment of their revolution evolved to become physically indistinguishable from humans, and, after they turn against their creators, as the Internet Movie Data Base tag line puts it: "The fight to save humanity rages on." While the series presents itself as a traditional science fiction narrative with the usual ...


‘The Metal Face Of The Age’: Hesiod, Virgil, And The Iron Age On Cold Mountain, Emily A. McDermott 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

‘The Metal Face Of The Age’: Hesiod, Virgil, And The Iron Age On Cold Mountain, Emily A. Mcdermott

Classics Faculty Publication Series

A prominent theme in Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain is that redemption from the brutality of war may be achieved by retreat from the “metal face” of the contemporary age and return to a healing agricultural work ethic. In this context, the author makes recurrent reference to the classical topic of the “Golden Age,” a lost paradise on earth. He introduces this topic first as it appeared in Hesiod’s Works and Days, expressive of a profoundly pessimistic view that human history has been one long deterioration. As his protagonist’s physical and psychic homeward journey nears completion, though, he ...


Reconstructing Indo-European Syllabification, Andrew M. Byrd 2010 University of Kentucky

Reconstructing Indo-European Syllabification, Andrew M. Byrd

Linguistics Faculty Publications

The chief concern of this dissertation is to investigate a fundamental, yet unsolved problem within the phonology of Proto-Indo-European (PIE): the process of syllabification. I show that by analyzing the much more easily reconstructable word-edge clusters we may predict which types of consonant clusters can occur word-medially, provided that we assume a special status for certain consonants at word’s edge. Having thus analyzed the entire PIE phonological system, I believe I have developed the first working hypothesis of Indo-European syllabification, which we may now use to pre- dict which types of syllable-driven rules of consonant deletion and vowel epenthesis ...


Approaches To The Study Of Personhood In The Early Mycenaean Era, James C. Wright 2010 Bryn Mawr College

Approaches To The Study Of Personhood In The Early Mycenaean Era, James C. Wright

Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Shakya Chokden’S Interpretation Of The Ratnagotravibhāga: “Contemplative” Or “Dialectical”?, Yaroslav Komarovski 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Shakya Chokden’S Interpretation Of The Ratnagotravibhāga: “Contemplative” Or “Dialectical”?, Yaroslav Komarovski

Faculty Publications, Classics and Religious Studies Department

This reconciliation of the dialectical and contemplative approaches to the buddha-essence is related to and closely resembles Shakchok’s reconciliation of the two approaches to ultimate reality advocated respectively by Nihsvabhāvavāda (ngo bo nyid med par smra ba, “Proponents of Entitylessness”) system of Madhyamaka and Alīkākāravāda (rnam rdzun pa, “False Aspectarians”) system of Yogācāra. These approaches in turn are connected respectively to the explicit teachings (dngos bstan) of the second dharmacakra (chos ’khor, “Wheel of Dharma”) and the definitive teachings (nges don, nītārtha) of the third dharmacakra that he also presents in a reconciliatory manner. In the same way ...


Ophelia's Mistreatment And Ignored Monastic Opportunities, Danielle Tovsen 2010 Seton Hall University

Ophelia's Mistreatment And Ignored Monastic Opportunities, Danielle Tovsen

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Thesis: I will argue that Ophelia could have saved her own life if she had left home and fled to a nunnery; the treatment she received from Laertes and Polonius was worse than Hamlet's treatment of her throughout the play and especially in Act 3 .1. Through thorough research, the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, is explored. This thesis specifically focuses on the character of Ophelia and Ophelia's relationships with Hamlet, Laertes, and Polonius. Through the examination of Ophelia, with a literature review of Ophelia's reputation amongst scholars, the argument is made that Hamlet's treatment of ...


Reforming "Hellenization" Into A Two-Way Street: The Dialectic Of Colonization Between Greeks And Sikels In Eastern Sicily, Dirk Petersen 2010 Macalester College

Reforming "Hellenization" Into A Two-Way Street: The Dialectic Of Colonization Between Greeks And Sikels In Eastern Sicily, Dirk Petersen

Classics Honors Projects

Extensive colonization was a key feature of Greek-speaking societies of the ancient Mediterranean. Diffusion of colonizers likewise led to a diffusion of the colonized, ramifications of which pepper extant literature. Rather than acknowledging these groups’ multi-vocality, Classical scholarship traditionally discusses their relationship employing the one-sided term, “Hellenization.” Even those interested in the experiences of the colonized often employ concepts such as appropriation and assimilation in their discussions. Rejecting these approaches, this paper employs a case study of Greek colonization in eastern Sicily to seek, instead, a dialectic, a lens to account for the nuances of pluralism inherent in these interactions.


Body As Battleground: Feminine Prophecy And Identity In The Ancient Mediterranean, Daniel M. Picus 2010 Macalester College

Body As Battleground: Feminine Prophecy And Identity In The Ancient Mediterranean, Daniel M. Picus

Classics Honors Projects

Women who spoke with the voice of divinity existed in the literature and mythologies of many cultures across the ancient Mediterranean. This paper examines six of these prophetesses from ancient Greek and Jewish traditions. It shows that prophecy is an experience deeply rooted in conceptions of the human body and “femininity.” By studying prophetesses in this light, I conclude that their bodies become battlegrounds for individual identities which may otherwise be subsumed by the god for whom they prophesy.


Two Kings: An Account Of The Preparation And Performance Of The Role Of Edgar In William Shakespeare's King Lear, Ryan Kathman 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Two Kings: An Account Of The Preparation And Performance Of The Role Of Edgar In William Shakespeare's King Lear, Ryan Kathman

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

This work is my graduate thesis documenting the creative process behind my performance of the role of Edgar in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2009 production of King Lear by William Shakespeare. It is comprised of five sections including an introduction, pre-rehearsal research, rehearsal and performance journal, post-production responses and conclusion. The introduction outlines my impressions of Edgar and King Lear prior to researching or rehearsing the role. In my research section, I attempt to better understand Shakespeare, his play and the role of Edgar by studying the playwright’s life and the history of the character and play, while ...


Scopophilia And Spectacle: Fashion And Femininity In The Novels Of Frances Burney, Cheryl Denise Clark 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

Scopophilia And Spectacle: Fashion And Femininity In The Novels Of Frances Burney, Cheryl Denise Clark

Dissertations

My dissertation investigates how the relationship between looking and being seen, or the interaction between scopophilia and spectacle, intersects with the rise of consumer culture and the ascendance of eighteenth-century fashion and fashionable places. By using Frances Burney’s novels as a lens through which to examine the eighteenth century’s fascination with looking, I consider the ways in which attracting “the look” or gaining attention through the visibility of stylish apparel and goods becomes a pathway to social agency in Burney’s novels. Fashion for Burney, I argue, emerges as a multifaceted system that manifests as a means of ...


Toward A Material History Of Epic Poetry, John Paul Hampstead 2010 University of Tennessee

Toward A Material History Of Epic Poetry, John Paul Hampstead

Masters Theses

Literary histories of specific genres like tragedy or epic typically concern themselves with influence and deviation, tradition and innovation, the genealogical links between authors and the forms they make. Renaissance scholarship is particularly suited to these accounts of generic evolution; we read of the afterlife of Senecan tragedy in English drama, or of the respective influence of Virgil and Lucan on Renaissance epic. My study of epic poetry differs, though: by insisting on the primacy of material conditions, social organization and especially information technology to the production of literature, I present a discontinuous series of set pieces in which any ...


Review Of Bowlby, R. Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy And Modern Identities, Brian Lush 2010 Macalester College

Review Of Bowlby, R. Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy And Modern Identities, Brian Lush

Brian Lush

No abstract provided.


Sexual Healing: Gender And Sexuality In The Healing Cult Of Asklepios, Aislinn E. Lowry 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Sexual Healing: Gender And Sexuality In The Healing Cult Of Asklepios, Aislinn E. Lowry

Honors Projects

This study analyzes gender roles and sexuality within the cult of Asklepios through the analysis of inscriptions, medical texts, poetry, and art. I argue that the ancient Greek understanding of gender identity and sexuality is so omnipresent that it permeates everything from the concepts of illness and health themselves, to the appearance of the deities, and even the way healing was received within the sacred precinct. Also, I contend that Hygeia and Asklepios, representing health through harmony with nature and medical intervention respectively, were created and function in healing cults as an interdependent, inextricably linked sexual binary: health is equated ...


An Investigation Of Roman Silver Plate In The San Antonio Museum Of Art, Allyson Walsh 2010 Trinity University

An Investigation Of Roman Silver Plate In The San Antonio Museum Of Art, Allyson Walsh

Classical Studies Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Sexual Healing: Gender, Sexuality, And The Balance Of The Masculine And Feminine Creative Principles In The Healing Cult Of Asclepius, Aislinn Lowry, Nancy Sultan, Faculty Advisor 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Sexual Healing: Gender, Sexuality, And The Balance Of The Masculine And Feminine Creative Principles In The Healing Cult Of Asclepius, Aislinn Lowry, Nancy Sultan, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Apuleius And The Classical Canon, Joseph Farrell 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Apuleius And The Classical Canon, Joseph Farrell

Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

I begin with the question, “Is Apuleius a canonical author?” Any answer that one might give would of course raise other questions; and in the context of this volume, the most important of these would be whether Apuleius’ African origin enters into it. But before confronting that question, I have to address a few others that are more basic. For one can hardly get started on this problem until asking, what is the canon and what forces govern its formation?


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