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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 ...


All Shall Fade: Homer's Foreshadowing Of The End Of The Heroic Age In The Iliad, Sabrina Hardy 2015 Liberty University

All Shall Fade: Homer's Foreshadowing Of The End Of The Heroic Age In The Iliad, Sabrina Hardy

The Kabod

Homer's epic poems are filled with demi-gods and great heroes. However, in The Iliad, Homer undermines the triumph of these heroes by foreshadowing the end of their age and the forthcoming time of mortals. This essay examines how Achilleus' shield, Nestor's longevity, Paris' effeminate nature, and Odysseus' reliance on craftiness rather than physical prowess all indicate the rapid advance of the age of mortal men.


A Likely Story: Rhetoric And The Determination Of Truth In Polybius' Histories, Scott Farrington 2015 Dickinson College

A Likely Story: Rhetoric And The Determination Of Truth In Polybius' Histories, Scott Farrington

Faculty Publications By Year

I argue that Polybius demands that a central duty of the historian should be to employ rhetoric to determine which sources are credible, define the course of past events, and convince the reader that the resulting historical narrative is true. Polybius asserts that the historian must ‘teach and persuade’, so I examine the use of this collocation in other prose authors and rhetorical treatises. I also examine the ways in which Polybius behaves both as a dikast, who must judge the quality of competing narratives, and as an orator who must convince his audience to accept his determinations; and I ...


Orphic Powers In J.R.R. Tolkien's Legend Of Beren And Lúthien, Jane Beal PhD 2015 University of California, Davis

Orphic Powers In J.R.R. Tolkien's Legend Of Beren And Lúthien, Jane Beal Phd

Journal of Tolkien Research

In “Orphic Powers in Tolkien’s Legend of Beren and Lúthien,” I consider three interrelated strands that influenced the development of Tolkien’s most precious story: Tolkien’s own life experience, sources from classical mythology and medieval literature, and the hope inherent to the Christian faith, especially for resurrection and eternal life, as symbolized in the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price. This study suggests that Tolkien’s relationship to his wife, Edith, inspires the legend and renders it a psychological allegory. Three Ovidian tales from classical mythology that were later re-told in medieval literature also influence it: the ...


Tale Of The Whale, Joel Schlaudt 2015 Liberty University

Tale Of The Whale, Joel Schlaudt

Aidenn: The Liberty Undergraduate Journal of American Literature

In his critique of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, A.N. Deacon accurately captures one of the main tenets if not the central theme of the book; however, he also makes several claims about the novel that do not seem to fit with the evidence seen in the actual story. For example, Deacon holds that Melville is attempting to show that the power and attributes of Moby Dick are the source, symbolically, of truth and meaning. However, this is not the impression we get when we look closely at the work itself and note Melville’s treatment of the subject ...


Reading The Civic Landscape Of Augustan Rome: Aeneid 1.421-429 And The Building Program Of Augustus, Darryl Phillips 2015 Connecticut College

Reading The Civic Landscape Of Augustan Rome: Aeneid 1.421-429 And The Building Program Of Augustus, Darryl Phillips

Classics Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


"Fighting Over A Shadow?": Hellenistic Greek Cities And Greco-Roman Cities As Fora And Media For Multi-Level Social Signaling, LuAnn Wandsnider 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"Fighting Over A Shadow?": Hellenistic Greek Cities And Greco-Roman Cities As Fora And Media For Multi-Level Social Signaling, Luann Wandsnider

Anthropology Faculty Publications

The cities of Hellenistic western Anatolia and Roman Asia Minor served as fora for complex social, economic, and political transactions. This chapter introduces social signaling theory in which these transactions are considered as social signals emitted by individuals (i.e., citizens) and groups (i.e., cities) and emphasizes the different qualities of these signals, especially their materiality and differential costliness. Social signals convey information about the otherwise difficult-to-assess capabilities of individual and groups; only some have the talents or resources to emit a high-quality signal. At the individual level, the nature, location, and possibly size of a civic benefaction signal ...


Classics Newsletter Winter 2015, Department of Classics 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Classics Newsletter Winter 2015, Department Of Classics

The Department of Classics Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager 2015 Cleveland State University

The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager

Daniel Rager

This article examines the Evolution and Antithesis of Western Music from early Biblical Times (3500 B.C.) through the Baroque Period (1600-1750 A. D.). The material presented encompasses many different cultures from around the world. Herein, the Sumerians, Babylonians, Greeks, Jews, Romans, and other cultures are examined. Religious and cultural ideologies clash while similarities parallel these mediums exposing juxtapositions that transcend throughout the ages.

The article discusses early musical systems, periodical musical practices, musical elements (voices vs. instruments) permitted and forbidden by the church, the use of sacred and secular music and the development of these “musical forms” which include ...


Ua68/7/2/4 Gamma Sigma Alpha, WKU Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/7/2/4 Gamma Sigma Alpha, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Eta Eta chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek Honor Society).


Three Late Medieval Kilns From The Athenian Agora, Camilla MacKay 2015 Bryn Mawr College

Three Late Medieval Kilns From The Athenian Agora, Camilla Mackay

Library Staff Research and Scholarship

This article presents pottery from three late medieval kilns excavated in the Athenian Agora in the 1930s. Wasters from the kilns provide important proof of the local production of lead-glazed wares that come into use in the early Ottoman period and are found in surveys and excavations throughout Attica and Boeotia. Some of this pottery has been identified as maiolica, but portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) analysis has not indicated the presence of tin in the glaze. While distinctive in appearance, the pottery from these kilns seems to continue the ceramic tradition of earlier medieval Athens.


The Umunri-Enugwu Ukwu Ancestral Connection: A Historical Perspective, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor 2014 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

The Umunri-Enugwu Ukwu Ancestral Connection: A Historical Perspective, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Salutations! HRM Eze Enugwu-Ukwu and Igwe Umunri, Sir Ralph Obumneme Ekpeh, Okpalanakana Ukabia Nri IV, members of the Royal cabinet, Ndi Ichie, Nze na Ozo, Hon. Justice Nkem Izuako of the UN Int. Courts, ECDU PG, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen present. I greet you. I am standing here to present this paper not because I know it all but because the onus fell on me by sheer luck. Yes, I said ‘luck’ because I know that Enugwu-Ukwu has men and women with great intellect in archaeology, anthropology and history who may even do better than me but here I ...


Acknowledgements/Image Credits, Molly Lynde-Recchia 2014 Western Michigan University

Acknowledgements/Image Credits, Molly Lynde-Recchia

Transference

No abstract provided.


The Eighth Eclogue By Vergil, Ann Lauinger 2014 Sarah Lawrence College

The Eighth Eclogue By Vergil, Ann Lauinger

Transference

Translated from the Latin with commentary by Ann Lauinger.


The Fisherman By Anonymous, Luke J. Chambers 2014 Western Michigan University

The Fisherman By Anonymous, Luke J. Chambers

Transference

Translated from the Old French with commentary by Luke Chambers.


On The Tomb Of A Great Beauty By Claudian, Brett Foster 2014 Wheaton College - Wheaton

On The Tomb Of A Great Beauty By Claudian, Brett Foster

Transference

Translated from the Latin with commentary by Brett Foster.


Foreword, David Kutzko, Molly Lynde-Recchia 2014 Western Michigan University

Foreword, David Kutzko, Molly Lynde-Recchia

Transference

Thoughts on the second volume by editors-in-chief David Kutzko and Molly Lynde-Recchia.


Transference Vol. 2, Fall 2014, Molly Lynde-Recchia 2014 Western Michigan University

Transference Vol. 2, Fall 2014, Molly Lynde-Recchia

Transference

Transference is published by the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Dedicated to the celebration of poetry in translation, the journal publishes translations from Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, classical Greek, Latin, and Japanese, into English verse. Transference contains translations as well as commentaries on the art and process of translating.


Blood Sacrifice: The Connection Between Roman Death Rituals And Christian Martyrdom, Angela Dawne Kennedy 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi

Blood Sacrifice: The Connection Between Roman Death Rituals And Christian Martyrdom, Angela Dawne Kennedy

Honors Theses

Scholars from a variety of disciplines have done some incredible work on the subject of martyrdom, but the story is far from complete, particularly in terms of how and why it was so similar to the Roman concept of public deaths. The primary sources include the surviving Christian martyrologies, Greco-Roman philosophical treatises, and Roman, Christian, and Jewish histories. Martyrdom itself was a tool of assimilation that somehow bridged the communities of the empire together. There is a huge body of information in a variety of genres that contribute to this project. But there exists a hole in the combined scholarship ...


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