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    • Ancient Upcycling: Social Memory and the Reuse of Marble in Athens 

      Rous, Sarah Adler (2016-05-10)
      In this dissertation I examine the various ways Athenians of several periods of antiquity purposefully reused stone artifacts, objects, and buildings in order to shape their own and their descendants’ collective ideas about ...
    • Arma virumque: The Significance of Spoils in Roman Culture 

      Katz, Rebecca Aileen (2016-05-17)
      This dissertation explores the significance of spoils and the practice of spoils-taking in Roman culture. Working from the premise that spoils in the classical sense (Latin spolia, exuviae) are items singled out for their ...
    • Contesting the Greek Past in Ninth-Century Baghdad 

      Connelly, Coleman (2016-05-16)
      From the eighth century through the tenth, the ‘Abbāsid capital of Baghdad witnessed the translation, in unprecedented numbers, of Greek philosophical, medical, and other scientific texts into Arabic, often via a Syriac ...
    • The Great Mystery: Death, Memory and the Archiving of Monastic Culture in Late Antique Religious Tales 

      Dirkse, Saskia (2015-05-15)
      The present study investigates attitudes towards and teachings about the end of life and the soul’s passage to the next world, as expressed in late antique religious tales in Greek, particularly from Egypt and the Sinai. ...
    • Latin Literature and Frankish Culture in the Crusader States (1098–1187) 

      Yolles, Julian Jay Theodore (2015-05-15)
      The so-called Crusader States established by European settlers in the Levant at the end of the eleventh century gave rise to a variety of Latin literary works, including historiography, sermons, pilgrim guides, monastic ...
    • The Measure of All Things: Natural Hierarchy in Roman Republican Thought 

      Nickerson, Erika Lawren (2015-04-30)
      This work explores how writers of the late Roman Republic use the concept of nature rhetorically, in order to talk about and either reinforce or challenge social inequality. Comparisons between humans and animals receive ...
    • Medicine and Cosmology in Classical Greece: First Principles in Early Greek Medicine 

      Camden, David Hayden (2016-09-06)
      In the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, a number of “doctor-cosmologists” attempted to base the art of healing on the elements, laws, and fundamental forces that govern the universe as a whole. This study examines the major ...
    • Pindaric Aspects of Ovid's Metamorphoses 

      Lannom, Sarah Case (2016-05-10)
      This dissertation analyzes Ovid’s Metamorphoses through the lens of praise and blame poetry and focuses on Pindar and possible allusions to epinician poetry. In particular, I look at the Apollo and Daphne episode (Met. ...
    • The Roman Odysseus 

      Miller, Rebecca Anne (2015-05-08)
      This dissertation investigates how Roman authors, especially of the Augustan period, comment on their literary relationship with their Greek literary predecessors through the complex character of Odysseus. It argues that ...
    • Tragic palimpsests: The reception of Euripides in Ovid's Metamorphoses 

      Paschalis, Sergios (2015-05-16)
      The subject of this dissertation is the reception of Euripidean tragedy in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In Chapter 1 I offer a general survey of the afterlife of Euripidean drama in the major mediating intertexts between Euripides ...