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Ua68/7/2/1 Fcg Classical Club, WKU Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/7/2/1 Fcg Classical Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the FCG Classical Club.


In Search Of A Tradition: A Textual Criticism Of Orphic Texts, Shellie A. Smith 2015 Kent State University

In Search Of A Tradition: A Textual Criticism Of Orphic Texts, Shellie A. Smith

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

The Orphic (and to a lesser extent, Bacchic) mystery tradition are unique among ancient Greco-Roman cults. Whereas mainstream Greco-Roman cults were sanctioned by the state, with rituals that followed a set format of sacrifice and feasting, the Orphic tradition was a secret initiatory tradition, with written rituals relying heavily on sacred texts. The Orphic tradition is also unique in that, rather than operating out of specific temples, it has no center of worship. Rather, itinerant priests traveled from location to location with their holy books, seeking individual worshippers. Because they traveled to different locations, the tradition is eclectic, as the ...


Home Of The Dead, Religions Of The Living: The Distinctions Between The Jewish And Christian Communities In Ancient Rome As Observed In The Catacombs Of The 2nd Through 4th Centuries C.E., Shoshana Foster 2015 Bates College

Home Of The Dead, Religions Of The Living: The Distinctions Between The Jewish And Christian Communities In Ancient Rome As Observed In The Catacombs Of The 2nd Through 4th Centuries C.E., Shoshana Foster

Classical and Medieval Studies Theses

No abstract provided.


The Legacy Of J. B. Bury, ‘Progressive’ Historian Of Ancient Greece, Benjamin Sorensen 2015 American Public University System

The Legacy Of J. B. Bury, ‘Progressive’ Historian Of Ancient Greece, Benjamin Sorensen

Saber and Scroll

J. B. Bury was an amazing personality among Greek historians. He held many prestigious positions, and was the Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge when the book The Ancient Greek Historians was compiled from his Lane Lectures at Harvard. H. D. F Kitto referred to him as “a determined rationalist,” and the Lane Lectures on ancient Greek historiography proves this point well. Very few historians have such a grasp on the nuances of Greek, or are so well-read. Very few English writers, historians or otherwise, have such a grasp of the English language as to write as captivatingly as ...


Defenders Of The Empire: The Byzantine State Intelligence Communications, Agent, And Intelligence Management Apparatus, Scott D. Hibbard 2015 American Public University System

Defenders Of The Empire: The Byzantine State Intelligence Communications, Agent, And Intelligence Management Apparatus, Scott D. Hibbard

Saber and Scroll

The Eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire endured almost a thousand years longer than its Western Roman counterpart. Central to the longevity of the Byzantine Empire was its state intelligence gathering capabilities; but what were those capabilities and how were they organized? Answering these questions will require discussion of the challenges conducting Byzantine studies using secondary sources, literature review of English-language intelligence sources and qualitative analysis to summarize the structure and function of the Byzantine state intelligence apparatus. The Empire endured as long as it did due to a decentralized intelligence apparatus that could nevertheless be undermined by corruption and treason.


The Impact Of The Ancient Greek Slave Trade On Art In The Balkans, Kathleen Guler 2015 American Public University System

The Impact Of The Ancient Greek Slave Trade On Art In The Balkans, Kathleen Guler

Saber and Scroll

While ancient Greece’s far-flung overseas slave trade deeply impacted neighboring cultures and displaced thousands of foreign people, it also acted as an unexpected catalyst that shifted the development of the art of southeastern Europe. Evidence suggests that the trade opened new societal elements that had not previously existed in either the Scythian culture of the Eurasian steppes or the Thracian tribes of the Balkans. As a result, the slave trade contributed to a significant change in the Scythians’ way of life that in turn introduced eastern artistic designs and techniques, a process known as “orientalizing,” that spread into the ...


Fragments Of Theatre’S Past: Reconstructing Euripides’ Phaethon, Alejandro Martinez Jr, McKenna Rogan, Ricardo Solis, Alexander David Booth, Alexander Mason, Ji Hyun Ahn 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Fragments Of Theatre’S Past: Reconstructing Euripides’ Phaethon, Alejandro Martinez Jr, Mckenna Rogan, Ricardo Solis, Alexander David Booth, Alexander Mason, Ji Hyun Ahn

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

Famous Greek tragedian Euripides authored more than ninety plays, only a few of which still exist in full length. Euripides' play, Phaethon, the story of the sun deity's son who almost burns the Earth, survives in only simple fragments of the original. Despite the myth’s popularity, its interpretations have varied widely. Our team set out to reconstruct Phaethon through examination of Euripides's original fragments, consideration of the work of more recent scholars, and some degree of creative freedom. We wrote a collection of essays dealing with the issues of Phaethon's characterization as an impulsive adolescent, the ...


Social And Political Roles Of Women In Athens And Sparta, Kay O’Pry 2015 American Public University System

Social And Political Roles Of Women In Athens And Sparta, Kay O’Pry

Saber and Scroll

Women in the ancient world had few rights. Those they had differed from country to country, or in the case of the women of Athens and Sparta, from citystate to city-state. There were profound differences in the roles that the women of Athens and Sparta experienced in their family, civic, and political lives. With respect to levels of power and the rights of women, Sparta was a leader in its time. At the same time, Spartan and Athenian women’s rights as citizens were similar. Their thoughts, deeds, and opinions were rarely recorded, or if they were, it was the ...


Woodrow Wilson’S Ideological War: American Intervention In Russia, 1918-1920, Shane Hapner 2015 Wright State University

Woodrow Wilson’S Ideological War: American Intervention In Russia, 1918-1920, Shane Hapner

Best Integrated Writing

Shane Hapner analyzes the effects of Woodrow Wilson’s principle of self-determination on American intervention in Russia from 1918-1920 in this essay written for the Integrated Writing course HST 4220: Soviet Union, taught by Dr. Seam Pollock at Wright State University.


Circular Thinking: An Original Analysis Of Lord Of The Flies, John Callon 2015 Wright State University

Circular Thinking: An Original Analysis Of Lord Of The Flies, John Callon

Best Integrated Writing

John Callon examines traits of circular thinking and imagery in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies in this essay written for the Integrated Writing course ENG 4560: Capstone in Integrated Language Arts Curriculum, taught by Dr. Nancy Mack at Wright State University.


Are The Main Institutional Changes That Created The “Business Man” Still Relevant?, Hayden Joblin 2015 Wright State University

Are The Main Institutional Changes That Created The “Business Man” Still Relevant?, Hayden Joblin

Best Integrated Writing

Hayden Joblin examines the forces driving the evolution of the modern business man and whether those still have relevance in this essay written for the Integrated Writing course EC 3190: Institutional Economics, taught by Dr. Hee Young Shin at Wright State University.


Identifying Genes Involved In Suppression Of Tumor Formation In The Planarian Schmidtea Mediterranea, Erin Dorsten 2015 Wright State University

Identifying Genes Involved In Suppression Of Tumor Formation In The Planarian Schmidtea Mediterranea, Erin Dorsten

Best Integrated Writing

Erin Dorsten makes a proposal for a scientific study of experiments to identify genes involved in protecting an organism with negligible senescence from tumor formation in this piece written for the Integrated Writing course BIO 4020: Current Literature: Biology of Regeneration, taught by Labib Rouhana at Wright State University.


The Barb Report, Elizabeth Schoppelrei 2015 Wright State University

The Barb Report, Elizabeth Schoppelrei

Best Integrated Writing

Elizabeth Schoppelrei explores issues of sexuality, kindness, masculinity, discrimination, and respect in this short story written for the Integrated Writing course ENG 4830: Advanced Fiction Writing Seminar, taught by Dr. Erin Flanagan at Wright State University.


How To Recover From The Great Recession And Reduce The Government Debt, Hunter Cregger 2015 Wright State University

How To Recover From The Great Recession And Reduce The Government Debt, Hunter Cregger

Best Integrated Writing

Hunter Cregger proposes how to recover from the Great Recession of the 2000s and reduce government debt in this essay written for the Integrated Writing course EC 2050: Principles of Macroeconomics, taught by Dr. Hee Young Shin at Wright State University.


Inter-Tribal Disunity: An Analysis Of Inter-Tribal Conflict During The Black Hawk War Of 1832, Megan Bailey 2015 Wright State University

Inter-Tribal Disunity: An Analysis Of Inter-Tribal Conflict During The Black Hawk War Of 1832, Megan Bailey

Best Integrated Writing

Megan Bailey explores the effects of inter-tribal disunity and conflict on the Black Hawk War of 1832 in this essay written for the Integrated Writing course HST 3000: Introduction to Historical Analysis, taught by Dr. Noeleen McIlvenna at Wright State University.


Effects Of Caffeine And Vitamin E On Wisconsin Fast Plant, Sarah Ferguson 2015 Wright State University

Effects Of Caffeine And Vitamin E On Wisconsin Fast Plant, Sarah Ferguson

Best Integrated Writing

Sarah Ferguson examines the effects of caffeine and vitamin E on the growth of Wisconsin Fast Plant in this piece written for the Integrated Writing course BIO 3450: Concepts of Biology I for Early and Middle Childhood Education, taught by Mr. Len Kenyon at Wright State University.


Best Integrated Writing 2015 - Complete Edition, 2015 Wright State University

Best Integrated Writing 2015 - Complete Edition

Best Integrated Writing

Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. The journal is published annually by the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures.


The Art Of The Stage Machinist: A Dramatic Reconstruction Of Aeschylus’ Linear Tragedy, Prometheus Bound, Alexander J. Spindler 2015 Xavier University - Cincinnati

The Art Of The Stage Machinist: A Dramatic Reconstruction Of Aeschylus’ Linear Tragedy, Prometheus Bound, Alexander J. Spindler

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Tragedy purposefully engages an audience and does not merely entertain. Its six inherent components include: character, diction, thought, spectacle and song. Aristotle’s position is that the text in and of itself should be strong, complete and able to stand on its own. According to Aristotle, the inferior additions of stagecraft and spectacle do not greatly add to the dramatic potential already evident in the poetry.

A fully-realized, Attic, tragic production will provide valuable insight into the intricacies of stagecraft and spectacle. This insight allows readers to appreciate the meticulous details of constructing a piece of performance art that doesn ...


Spoiling The Egyptians: An Introduction To Resuscitating Paideia, Helena Nellie Sullivan 2015 Cedarville University

Spoiling The Egyptians: An Introduction To Resuscitating Paideia, Helena Nellie Sullivan

Resuscitating Paideia: Reading Literature for Wisdom

In this article, Helena Sullivan shares the mission statement and vision for the journal Resuscitating Paideia. She also explains how reading literature for wisdom looks as it's applied to a particular text, in this case, Homer's Odyssey. More specifically, she examines Book V of that epic, in which Odysseus leaves the goddess Kalypso.


Elevating The Other: A Theoretical Approach To Alexander Mcqueen, Keri Rowe 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

Elevating The Other: A Theoretical Approach To Alexander Mcqueen, Keri Rowe

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the relationship between art and fashion in order to first, justify fashion as an art form, and second, demonstrate the applicability of critical theory to the study of fashion through an examination of Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2006 menswear collection, titled “Killa,” presented in Milan, Italy, in 2005. “Killa,” loosely based on William Golding's 1954 novel Lord of the Flies and its 1963 film adaptation, opens with crisp, white, tailored suits worn by neatly groomed models. Steadily throughout the collection, these tailored suits are exchanged for wide-legged, cropped shorts, and tanks in browns and beiges ...


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