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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.


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 ...


Identifying An Archetype: The Hipponion Tablet And Regional Variations In The Orphic Gold Lamellae, Shellie A. Smith 2014 Kent State University

Identifying An Archetype: The Hipponion Tablet And Regional Variations In The Orphic Gold Lamellae, Shellie A. Smith

Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy

Over the past century and a half, about 40 Orphic gold lamellae have been discovered throughout the Mediterranean. These tablets were buried with initiates of the Orphic Mysteries, and served as indicators of the deceased’s elevated status in both this life and the afterlife. Many of the lamellae contained instructions for the deceased, guiding them to the blessed area of the Underworld that was promised to them by becoming initiates of the Orphic tradition.

Orphism as a cult had no set structure; rather, the practices seemed to have varied from region to region. The cult did not worship in ...


Private Speech, Public Pain: The Power Of Women's Laments In Ancient Greek Poetry And Tragedy, Olivia Dunham 2014 Illinois Wesleyan University

Private Speech, Public Pain: The Power Of Women's Laments In Ancient Greek Poetry And Tragedy, Olivia Dunham

CrissCross

Women’s discourse in Greek society has been traditionally controlled and restricted by strict sociocultural codes. Barred from participating in the exclusively male public political scene, women have developed another mode of expressing their concerns and opinions about the world around them-through performance of ritual laments. In these songs of mourning women are empowered through their pain to address publicly issues of social importance; the most successful performers skillfully weave sometimes abrasive, often persuasive, and always highly charged judicial and political language into their lament. Women use this medium of public mourning as a protected vehicle through which they pronounce ...


The Enigma Of Samuel Parsons Scott, Timothy G. Kearley 2014 University of Wyoming

The Enigma Of Samuel Parsons Scott, Timothy G. Kearley

Timothy G. Kearley

Samuel Parsons Scott (1846-1929) single-handedly translated into English the Corpus Juris Civilis, the Visigothic Code, and the Siete Partidas. The latter was very well received, and not long ago was reprinted in a new edition; the first mentioned was criticized strongly but often has been used because, until recently, it contained the only published English translation of Justinian’s Code. However, almost nothing has been known about Scott, as he was an independent scholar who lived and worked in the small American town of Hillsboro, Ohio. This article uses information obtained from Hillsboro newspapers, local histories, probate court records, and ...


Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou 2014 University of Cyprus

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

The European Union in Crisis: Explorations in Representation and Democratic Legitimacy (Forthcoming, Springer Verlag) Please see the attached doc. You are invited to send me your proposed title, abstract and bio (one paragraph).


Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som

Literary Onomastics Studies

Naming of children becomes an important ritual in the lives of Hindu Indians. Children are often named after epic gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. Names are also made up to reflect desirable qualities or personal features. This paper reviews the trends in the naming of modern Indian children, which have passed through different phases since the times of Rig Veda, the Upanishads, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and the dramas of Kalidas. Such names were, by their very nature, classic, but starting with the nineteenth century, with the inception of the Indian Renaissance in Bengal, the names had initially linkages ...


Portrait: Pampilia Diotima-Beatrix (Alias E. H. Campbell), Edward H. Campbell 2014 Independent Scholar

Portrait: Pampilia Diotima-Beatrix (Alias E. H. Campbell), Edward H. Campbell

Edward H Campbell

Pen and Ink sketch of the author studying Herodotus at Boston, October 14, 2014.


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