Monday, December 7, 2015

University of Illinois Open Access Classics Dissertations and Theses

University of Illinois Open Access Classics Dissertations and Theses
  • Yona, Sergio (2015-01-21)
    This study examines the role of Greek philosophy, specifically the ethical doctrines of the Epicurean sect, in Horace’s satiric poetry. It endeavors to highlight the important influence of one of Horace’s contemporaries ...
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  • Marillier, Emily (2014-05-30)
    This thesis comprises a case study, to explore one motif that Petronius uses throughout his work. The chosen topic is the use of descriptions of hair: how Petronius describes hair, where he includes it, and what significance ...
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  • McConnell, Ryan (2014-01-16)
    The Flavii Apiones, owners of a large estate in Byzantine Egypt (fourth to seventh centuries), appear to become quite wealthy, yet the means by which they acquired that wealth is not always clear. Peter Sarris has argued ...
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  • Lanski, Alison (2013-08-22)
    Scores of messengers, heralds, and other emissaries fill the pages of Herodotus’ Histories. Nevertheless, scholarship on narrative patterns has yet to consider their importance. This thesis uses methods from linguistics ...
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  • Karatzoglou, Orestis (2013-05-24)
    Four out of the eleven extant Aristophanic comedies contain, or refer to, oracles (Knights, Peace, Birds, Lysistrata). This thesis aims (a) to discuss Aristophanes’ stance toward oracles and oracle-collections; (b) to ...
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  • Maloy, Lucian (2012-05-22)
    The autobiographical piece The Dream provides an interesting insight into the satirist Lucian’s early life and professional development. In the work, young Lucian has a dream in which he must decide between following a ...
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  • Anderson, Adrian (2012-05-22)
    This thesis offers a reinterpretation of the martial fragments of the archaic poet Archilochus. Drawing particularly upon a fresh analysis of the new Telephus-fragment (P. Oxy. LXIX 4708), it is argued that the poet ...
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  • Wash, Leon (2012-05-22)
    The concept of poetic inspiration as a species of madness has usually been traced back to Democritus of Abdera, who is believed to have been the first to use the vocabulary of ecstatic possession for the characteristic ...
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  • Muich, Rebecca M. (2010-08-20)
    This thesis begins to examine the role of Andromache in the Trojan War saga and tradition by providing an in-depth analysis of Andromache in the Iliad, Euripides’ Andromache and Euripides’ Trojan Women. Using theories of ...
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  • Wit, witticisms and humor of Plautus 
    Harrison, Annabel Ruth (1909)
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