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According to the 2010-2011 Washington and Lee University Catalog (undergraduate), all "honors programs require an honors thesis during the senior year, involving six credits (no more, no less) of independent work, such as a significant report based upon field or laboratory research, a creative accomplishment in the arts, or a comparable scholarly undertaking, demonstrating more than simply a mastery of subject matter." This site provides access to honors theses the University Library has included in a digitization project beginning in 2010. In many cases, these records include online access to the complete contents of theses, but, at the authors' wishes, some of these records limit online access to current W&L researchers. For similar reasons, some records allow no online access at all.
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Beyond the Arena: A Literary and Epigraphic Study of 1st Century Conceptions of Gladiators (thesis) (2018)In this thesis, I will be investigating how gladiators became popular and how fans interacted with these entertainer fighters using an increasingly written, not oral, tradition. Gladiators became a common expression of ...
(2016)Curse tablets display a particular prevalence throughout the Greco-Roman world. The earliest known tablets from classical antiquity were written in Greek and discovered in Selinus, Sicily, likely dating from the early 5th ...
Homo Ferus, Terra Divisa: Representations of space and custom north of the Res Publica in the historical narratives of Polybius and Caesar (thesis) (2014)Writers of diverse backgrounds within the classical tradition, whether composing histories of the Roman Republic or treatises on geography, all had something to say about the Celts, and in particular the Gauls, a group of ...
(2011)The purpose of this paper is to examine Ovid's Pygmalion myth in light of the mythic and philosophic conventions that he inherits. Outlining the mythic tradition set forth by the Greeks will illuminate the patterns established ...