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Ovid's Pygmalion myth : conceptions of the image in Greek myth and philosophy (thesis)
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 ...
Homo Ferus, Terra Divisa: Representations of space and custom north of the Res Publica in the historical narratives of Polybius and Caesar (thesis)
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 ...
Bound by Love: A Close-Examination of Amatory Curse Tablets or Defixiones (thesis)
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 ...
Beyond the Arena: A Literary and Epigraphic Study of 1st Century Conceptions of Gladiators (thesis)
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 ...