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

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 SelectedWorks

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 SelectedWorks

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.


Antigone And Democratic Theory, Andrés Fabián Henao Castro 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Antigone And Democratic Theory, Andrés Fabián Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


Postmodern Antigones, Andrés Fabián Henao Castro 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Postmodern Antigones, Andrés Fabián Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


Classical Philology Gone Wild! The Use Of Classical Texts In The Film All Quiet On The Western Front, Tysen Dauer 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Classical Philology Gone Wild! The Use Of Classical Texts In The Film All Quiet On The Western Front, Tysen Dauer

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Studying the texts of the Greco-Roman era has long been a tradition in the West. Works such as The Odyssey, The Iliad, and The Republic were understood to be liberating texts which enabled students to think more critically and as a result live more wisely. Many of the leading scholars in this field of “Classical Texts” (also known as Classical Philology) hailed from 19th century Germany. The 1930 German film All Quiet on the Western Front presented viewers with a classroom scene set at the start of the First World War where selected classical texts were written on the chalkboard ...


Framing Identity: Repudiating The Ideal In Chicana Literature, Michael A. Flores 2014 Northern Michigan University

Framing Identity: Repudiating The Ideal In Chicana Literature, Michael A. Flores

NMU Master's Theses

In the 1960s Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez penned his now canonical, epic poem “I Am Joaquin.” The poem chronicles the historic oppression of a transnational, Mexican people as well as revolutionary acts of their forefathers in resisting tyranny. Coinciding with a series of renewed, sociopolitical campaigns, collectively known as the Chicano Movement, Gonzales’ poem uses vivid imagery to present an idealized representation of Chicanos and encouraged his reader to engage in revolutionary action. Though the poem encourages strong leadership, upward mobility, and political engagement the representations of women in his text are misogynistic and limiting.

His presentation of the “black-shawled Faithful ...


Roman Baths At Antiochia Ad Cragum: A Preliminary Evaluation Of Bath Architecture As Social Signals In The Ancient Mediterranean World, Holly J. Staggs 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Roman Baths At Antiochia Ad Cragum: A Preliminary Evaluation Of Bath Architecture As Social Signals In The Ancient Mediterranean World, Holly J. Staggs

Anthropology Department Theses and Dissertations

In Rough Cilicia, monumental public architecture was built in the initial phase of the social and political formation of Asia Minor into the Roman Empire during the Imperial Period. As bathing complexes are the most abundant and diverse types of architecture in this region, it would be beneficial to analyze the role of the baths along with their importance in this new Greco-Roman society. This study will focus on two baths at the site of Antiochia ad Cragum, seating this effort in multi-level signaling theory to understand local scale patterning and revised world systems theory to understand regional scale patterning ...


The Modalities Of Roman Translation: Source-Representative, Allusive, And Independent, James Kruck 2014 Western University

The Modalities Of Roman Translation: Source-Representative, Allusive, And Independent, James Kruck

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In my dissertation I argue that Roman translators promote themselves and their work by programmatic statements that indicate a relationship with a source author. Whereas the traditional understanding of translations has focused on ad uerbum and ad sensum translations, I deemphasize the binary division between ad uerbum and ad sensum translations since these terms are insufficient for appreciating the roles that translation can play in a literary system. By focusing on the statements of translators rather than the form of the translations, I elevate the translator as an agent who evaluates his socio-literary conditions and develops a response that capitalizes ...


Caer Brythwch And Brythach And Nerthach In 'Culhwch And Olwen', Andrew Breeze 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Caer Brythwch And Brythach And Nerthach In 'Culhwch And Olwen', Andrew Breeze

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Echoes Of Peace: Anti-War Sentiment In The Iliad And Heike Monogatari And Its Manifestation In Dramatic Tradition, Tyler A. Creer 2014 Brigham Young University

Echoes Of Peace: Anti-War Sentiment In The Iliad And Heike Monogatari And Its Manifestation In Dramatic Tradition, Tyler A. Creer

All Theses and Dissertations

The Iliad and Heike monogatari are each seen as seminal pieces of literature in Greek and Japanese culture respectively. Both works depict famous wars from which subsequent generations of warriors, poets, and other artists in each society drew their inspiration for their own modes of conduct and creation. While neither work is emphatically pro-war, both were used extensively by the warrior classes of both cultures to reinforce warrior culture and to inculcate proper battlefield behavior. In spite of this, however, both tales contain a strong undercurrent of anti-war sentiment which contrasts sharply with their traditionally seen roles of being tales ...


El Mito Del Héroe En Una Necrópolis Periurbana Tardo-Republicana De Un Asentamiento Del Mediterráneo Occidental (Alicante, España), pablo rosser, seila soler 2014 SelectedWorks

El Mito Del Héroe En Una Necrópolis Periurbana Tardo-Republicana De Un Asentamiento Del Mediterráneo Occidental (Alicante, España), Pablo Rosser, Seila Soler

pablo rosser

No abstract provided.


"No Goin' Back": Modernity And The Film Western, Julie Anne Kohler 2014 Brigham Young University

"No Goin' Back": Modernity And The Film Western, Julie Anne Kohler

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is inspired by an ending—that of a cowboy hero riding away, back turned, into the setting sun. That image, possibly the most evocative and most repeated in the Western, signifies both continuing adventure and ever westward motion as well as a restless lack of final resolution. This thesis examines the ambiguous endings and the conditions leading up to them in two film Westerns of the 1950s, George Steven’s Shane (1953) and John Ford’s The Searchers (1956). Fascinatingly, the tension and uncertainty conveyed throughout these films is also characteristic of life in modernity, a connection which ...


Review Of Homer In Print: A Catalogue Of The Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana At The University Of Chicago Library, Edited By Glenn W. Most And Alice Schreyer, Fred W. Jenkins 2014 University of Dayton

Review Of Homer In Print: A Catalogue Of The Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana At The University Of Chicago Library, Edited By Glenn W. Most And Alice Schreyer, Fred W. Jenkins

Roesch Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Croesus, Xerxes, And The Denial Of Death (Herodotus 1.29-34; 7.44-53), William Turpin 2014 Swarthmore College

Croesus, Xerxes, And The Denial Of Death (Herodotus 1.29-34; 7.44-53), William Turpin

Classics Faculty Works

Herodotus portrays both Croesus and Xerxes as resolutely unaware of their own mortality, despite conversations about the life span of an ordinary human (Croesus), and the mortality of his massive army (Xerxes). Part of what makes Croesus and Xerxes hubristic, for Herodotus, is their obliviousness to this salient aspect of their humanity.


In Search Of An Author: From Participatory Culture To Participatory Authorship, Rachel Elizabeth Meyers 2014 Brigham Young University

In Search Of An Author: From Participatory Culture To Participatory Authorship, Rachel Elizabeth Meyers

All Theses and Dissertations

The question of fidelity, which has long been at the center of adaptation studies, pertains to the problem of authorship. Who can be an author and adapt a text and who cannot? In order to understand the problem of fidelity, this thesis asks larger questions about the problems of authorship, examining how authorship is changing in new media. Audiences are taking an ever-increasing role in the creation and interpretation of the texts they receive: a phenomenon this thesis refers to as participatory authorship, or the active participation of audience members in the creation, expansion, and adaptation of another’s creative ...


“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson

Headwaters: The Faculty Journal of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

I used to know everything. Then I went to college. As I was about to enter college, I was pretty sure I had the world figured out. I didn’t need and certainly didn’t want my professors to do anything but reconfirm my beliefs, values, and vision of the world. I was in for a real surprise. There’s nothing innocent or comforting about a liberal arts education.


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