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Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey: Report Of The 2011 Season, Part One, Nicholas K. Rauh, Ünal Akkemik, Grace Conyers, Nargul Karlioğlu, Lawrence Theller 2019 Purdue University

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey: Report Of The 2011 Season, Part One, Nicholas K. Rauh, Ünal Akkemik, Grace Conyers, Nargul Karlioğlu, Lawrence Theller

Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project, 1996-2011

The 2011 season of the Rough Cilicia Archaeological Survey Project was conducted between July 21 and August 12 2011. The research agenda of the 2011 was to investigate the degraded character of highland cedar forests in the Taşeli Plateau in the Taurus Mts behind Gazipaşa (Antalya Province, Gazipaşa District, Taseli Plateau). We worked in the Taseli plateau highland region from July 25 to Aug. 5, collecting tree, pollen, and carbon samples of the highland forest; we then relocated to the Baysal Hotel in Gazipaşa to conduct archaeological survey in the midlands (mesogeia) between Aug. 6 and 12. We explain the ...


The Christianization Of Judith: Considering The Hieronymian Translation Of Liber Iudith And Jerome’S Christianizing Agenda, Brody Van Roekel 2019 Western Michigan University

The Christianization Of Judith: Considering The Hieronymian Translation Of Liber Iudith And Jerome’S Christianizing Agenda, Brody Van Roekel

The Hilltop Review

I will consider Jerome’s translation using gendered analysis while considering carefully how hints of his own preoccupations and Christianizing agendas can be found within. In Liber Iudith, Jerome gives a night’s work to a text illustrating the story of the Hebrew widow Judith single-handedly overcoming the seemingly unassailable Assyrians. Comparing Jerome’s translation to the earlier Septuagint text, a number of significant departures can be located. These departures demonstrate Jerome’s conception of proper Christian widowhood, related too to his qualms with femininity. The Hieronymian changes then appear to be both culturally-motivated and implemented in response to the ...


Gender, Dress, And Franciscan Tradition In The Mary Magdalen Chapel At San Francesco, Assisi, Penny Howell Jolly 2019 Skidmore College

Gender, Dress, And Franciscan Tradition In The Mary Magdalen Chapel At San Francesco, Assisi, Penny Howell Jolly

Art History Faculty Scholarship

Through the inclusion of newly invented scenes, innovative handling of established narratives, and symbolic use of clothing and hair, the Magdalen Chapel at San Francesco in Assisi (ca. 1305–19) presents a Magdalen who successfully models Franciscan values of renunciation, penitence, and caritas, her images thus resonating throughout the Upper and Lower Churches. Yet her position at San Francesco remains equivocal. As a New Testament saint, she logically functions as a model for St. Francis. His vita, however, anachronistically transforms her life, inspiring new narrative episodes—for example, her receipt of a garment—or reshaping established scenes, as at her ...


Suetonius’ Life Of Vergil: Text, Commentary, And Analysis Of Authorship, Bailey Mertz 2019 Connecticut College

Suetonius’ Life Of Vergil: Text, Commentary, And Analysis Of Authorship, Bailey Mertz

Classics Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


The Clashing Island Of Humanity: Virgil's Aeneid As Heroic Threnody, Steffen Mathis 2019 Rollins College

The Clashing Island Of Humanity: Virgil's Aeneid As Heroic Threnody, Steffen Mathis

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

This study follows neither the paradigm of pro-or anti-Augustan nor the strict belief that the intention of the poet, like other poets of the time, is one of ambiguity open to multiple interpretations. Virgil’s Aeneid is an epic poem with a clearly woven thesis that the hospitality relationships that its hero enters both transcend and address the difficulties he faces in founding Rome. The Rome that Aeneas founds is, like Augustan Rome’s mythology, built on labors and toils. Aeneas’ labors are moral, they are intellectual, and they are searching for the relationship between the human and the divine ...


Exhibiting Power: Proto-Museological Origins In The Empires Of Antiquity, Callaghan Todhunter 2019 University of Iowa

Exhibiting Power: Proto-Museological Origins In The Empires Of Antiquity, Callaghan Todhunter

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

While scholars date the earliest museums to the 15th and16th centuries CE, there is evidence that institutions of collection, preservation, and the public display of artifacts existed beginning as far back as the 12th century BCE. From the war-spoils brought to Susa by the Elamite monarch Shutruk-Nahkunte I in 1158 BCE to the peristyle gardens of Imperial Roman villas, the origins of museum culture can be traced through the major empires of antiquity. This thesis examines specific Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman sites for evidence that could qualify them as early proto-museums, as well as overall cultures of collection and ...


Theocritus’ Pharmacy: Poetry As Self-Care In The Idylls, Edwin Coulter Ward 2019 University of Colorado at Boulder

Theocritus’ Pharmacy: Poetry As Self-Care In The Idylls, Edwin Coulter Ward

Classics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Throughout the Idylls of Theocritus there are references to the curative properties of poetry and song. In Idyll 11, the poet states that “there is no remedy (pharmakon) for love other than the Pierian Muses” (Id. 11.1-2). This thesis explores the consequences of this claim for the poem as a whole and argues that the poem’s main character, Polyphemus the Cyclops, does achieve an alleviation of the symptoms of lovesickness. The first chapter contextualizes the Cyclops’ recovery in relation to other versions of his character in the Greek literary tradition and within the framework of contemporary medical practice ...


Monumenta And Historiographical Method In Livy's Ab Urbe Condita, Tyler Andrew Denton 2019 University of Colorado at Boulder

Monumenta And Historiographical Method In Livy's Ab Urbe Condita, Tyler Andrew Denton

Classics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This project examines the Latin term monumentum, particularly as it appears in Livy’s history of Rome but also in other Latin authors as points with which Livy’s depiction of monumenta can be compared. In his Preface, Livy refers to his own work as a monumentum (praef. 10) in so far as it has the capacity to present models (exempla) from the past to the readers of the history. Other instances of monumentum, however, in the Ab Urbe Condita become problematic in the course of the narrative, especially in their use as source material for history-writing: physical structures can ...


Aristotle On Animal Self-Motion, Daniel Avi Gilbert Coren 2019 University of Colorado at Boulder

Aristotle On Animal Self-Motion, Daniel Avi Gilbert Coren

Philosophy Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Take a pen or pencil or some other small nearby object and slide it across your desk. The object moved from one place to another because you moved it. It wasn’t moved by itself. But what is the cause of your moving from where you were to where you currently are? You appear to move yourself. This dissertation focuses on what Aristotle has to say about self-motion, especially how and why non-human animals are capable of moving themselves (αὐτὰ ἑαυτὰ κινοῦσιν), that is, flying, swimming, running, crawling or slithering from one place to another. I bring out (a) new ...


An Analysis Of The Historiographical Treatment Of Athenian Democracy, John Thomas Ryan 2019 Ouachita Baptist University

An Analysis Of The Historiographical Treatment Of Athenian Democracy, John Thomas Ryan

Honors Theses

The government of Athens has had an uncommon influence through time. This influence is revealed by historians and writers who have examined time and time again this single city. Athens has been critiqued and praised by these writers ever since the city-state gained a position of prominence in the Greek world. The writers were all writing from different viewpoints and backgrounds and these clearly affected the tone and purpose of their writings. The Athenian government developed as a democracy slowly over centuries. This included periods of domination by tyrants such as Cylon, Peisistratos, and Hippias. These periods were often followed ...


The Cumaean Sibyl: Controlling Her Voice At Rome From Tarquin To Constantine, Suzanne Motte Peronneau Jackson 2019 Bard College

The Cumaean Sibyl: Controlling Her Voice At Rome From Tarquin To Constantine, Suzanne Motte Peronneau Jackson

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College


Medea In Latin Literature: Victim Or Assassin?, Natasha Chamia Acosta 2019 Bard College

Medea In Latin Literature: Victim Or Assassin?, Natasha Chamia Acosta

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Magic, Greek, Radcliffe G. Edmonds III 2019 Bryn Mawr College

Magic, Greek, Radcliffe G. Edmonds Iii

Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship

Greek magic is the discourse of magic within the ancient Greek world. Greek magic includes a range of practices, from malevolent curses to benevolent protections, from divinatory practices to alchemical procedures, but what is labelled magic depends on who is doing the labelling and the circumstances in which the label is applied. The discourse of magic pertains to non-normative ritualized activity, in which the deviation from the norm is most often marked in terms of the perceived efficacy of the act, the familiarity of the performance within the cultural tradition, the ends for which the act is performed, or the ...


Misleading And Unclear To The Many: Allegory In The Derveni Papyrus And The Orphic Theogony Of Hieronymus, Radcliffe G. Edmonds III 2019 Bryn Mawr College

Misleading And Unclear To The Many: Allegory In The Derveni Papyrus And The Orphic Theogony Of Hieronymus, Radcliffe G. Edmonds Iii

Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Contents: Drawing Down The Moon: Magic In The Ancient Greco-Roman World, Radcliffe G. Edmonds III 2019 Bryn Mawr College

Contents: Drawing Down The Moon: Magic In The Ancient Greco-Roman World, Radcliffe G. Edmonds Iii

Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies Faculty Research and Scholarship

What did magic mean to the people of ancient Greece and Rome? How did Greeks and Romans not only imagine what magic could do, but also use it to try to influence the world around them? In Drawing Down the Moon, Radcliffe Edmonds, one of the foremost experts on magic, religion, and the occult in the ancient world, provides the most comprehensive account of the varieties of phenomena labeled as magic in classical antiquity. Exploring why certain practices, images, and ideas were labeled as “magic” and set apart from “normal” kinds of practices, Edmonds gives insight into the shifting ideas ...


Myth, Power, And The Other: The Shared Rhetoric Of Empire Between The Classical Mediterranean And Victorian Britain, Cara Redalen 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

Myth, Power, And The Other: The Shared Rhetoric Of Empire Between The Classical Mediterranean And Victorian Britain, Cara Redalen

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis traces the continuity of rhetoric concerning empire from ancient Greece, to Rome, and to Victorian Britain. Through examining theory, literature, and visual arts, this thesis will unpack both ancient and Victorian forms of representation and rhetoric. It charts the development of these forms of representation across centuries, exposing a persistence of thought and ultimately arguing for the force of this rhetorical tradition for defining societal status and bolstering imperial power. The thesis is divided into two main areas of focus: The Creation of the Other and Myth. The Creation of the Other section examines literature to demonstrate how ...


Community Resilience Through Crisis At El Infiernito, Chiapas, A Fortified Refuge In The Upper Usumacinta Valley, Whittaker Carl Schroder 2019 University of Pennsylvania

Community Resilience Through Crisis At El Infiernito, Chiapas, A Fortified Refuge In The Upper Usumacinta Valley, Whittaker Carl Schroder

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Collapse has been misunderstood to equate with the disappearance of civilizations, but political fragmentation is merely one aspect of the complex processes of social transformation. Other concepts, including resilience are useful to separate the effects of cultural continuity from political disintegration. This study approaches these topics from the level of an archaeological community or hamlet located at the periphery of a dynastic center or state. I present 4 broad arguments: 1) collapse and resilience are evolving processes best understood as different aspects of social transformation, 2) the role of agency in collapse and resilience studies is underappreciated, 3) lower elite ...


“A Dark Archway Of Rusticated Stone”: Depictions Of Moral Obligation In Greene’S The Human Factor And Waugh’S Brideshead Revisited, Thomas J. Carter 2019 Eastern Washington University

“A Dark Archway Of Rusticated Stone”: Depictions Of Moral Obligation In Greene’S The Human Factor And Waugh’S Brideshead Revisited, Thomas J. Carter

EWU Masters Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.


Xi Jinping And Confucianism: Legitimacy And A National Moral Identity, Makenna Zoglmann 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

Xi Jinping And Confucianism: Legitimacy And A National Moral Identity, Makenna Zoglmann

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Decades after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) demonized Confucianism as a backwards philosophy, Confucianism has once again become popular in Chinese political culture and society. This paper investigates how the president of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, is using Confucian rhetoric to legitimize himself and the CCP. The paper explores the Chinese people's search for a national moral identity, the resurgence of Confucianism, and finally examines the speech Xi gave on the 40th Anniversary of the Reforms and Opening-up.


Myrrha Now: Reimagining Classic Myth And Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses In The #Metoo Era, Claire A. Pukszta 2019 Scripps College

Myrrha Now: Reimagining Classic Myth And Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses In The #Metoo Era, Claire A. Pukszta

Scripps Senior Theses

This paper represents the final culmination of a theater senior project. The project consisted of an analytical research paper, performance in a mainstage department production, and supporting process documentation. I portrayed Myrrha, Hunger, Zeus, and others in a production of the play Metamorphoses.

Through research on Mary Zimmerman’s 1998 play Metamorphoses, adapted from the works of Roman poet Ovid, this thesis grapples with the historical meaning of the myth of Myrrha. A polarizing figure, Myrrha was cursed to fall in lust with her father. By exploring of portrayals sexual assault onstage, I tackle themes of audience relationships to trauma ...


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