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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.


Futuo: Fifty Shades Of The Roman Empire, Kathleen Mitchell Reitmayer 2015 American Public University System

Futuo: Fifty Shades Of The Roman Empire, Kathleen Mitchell Reitmayer

Saber and Scroll

There was little by way of modern standards outside the realm of acceptance for sexual acts in Rome with an exception to the ideas of social class. Rome openly practiced sexual acts that are considered taboo in modern times including orgies, homosexuality, incest, prostitution, and bestiality. In the modern era, the idea of some of the sexual practices of ancient Roman culture is beyond acceptance. What were the rules for these sexual practices and why did the acceptance of the sexual practices of ancient Rome change so dramatically?


The Delian League: A Prelude To Empire And War, Ken Oziah 2015 American Public University System

The Delian League: A Prelude To Empire And War, Ken Oziah

Saber and Scroll

During the classical period of Greece, the rise of the Delian League was a major factor that led to the Peloponnesian War. What changed over time that transformed the league into an empire? In order to repel a possible third invasion by Persia, Greek city-states met on the island of Delos to form a confederation, or league. In their quest to repel invasion, Athens, which was the foremost city-state in the league, grew in prominence and power, eventually turning the Delian League into the Athenian Empire. Thus, the formation of the Delian League was a prelude to empire and war.


Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, Juan Dopico 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Ek Tou Homerou Ad Homerum: A Survey Of The Roman Imperial Iconography Of Homer, Juan Dopico

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis evaluates the imagery of Homer in Roman imperial mosaics stemming from the 2nd century AD to the 5th century AD. In doing so, it will show that the Romans perhaps transformed the image of Homer in order that the patron may identify himself as an erudite and intellectual elite. This practice might have strong parallels with literary treatments with Homer during the Second Sophistic, especially among the Platonic philosophical tradition in the imperial period.

As a tool for those wishing to do a systematic analysis of figures in Roman art, mosaics contain some advantages that other ...


Herodotus On The Trojan War: 1.1.0-1.5.4 And 2.112.1-2.120.5, Edward H. Campbell 2015 Independent Scholar

Herodotus On The Trojan War: 1.1.0-1.5.4 And 2.112.1-2.120.5, Edward H. Campbell

Edward H Campbell

Originally this work was to contain addenda from Giovanni Boccaccio's Latin work Famous women. But I got bogged down and labored over this document for far too long. I know there are some readers who have wondered about what I've been writing. I should have had this done in a matter of months, but it has in fact taken me over a year to get it to this stage.

Obviously this is work is about women on its face, but I want the reader to keep in mind that it was from the refugees of this wholly unjustified ...


The Vehiculatio In Roman Imperial Regulation: Particular Solutions To A Systematic Problem, Russell S. Gentry 2015 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

The Vehiculatio In Roman Imperial Regulation: Particular Solutions To A Systematic Problem, Russell S. Gentry

Madison Historical Review

Category: World History

As the Roman Empire pushed its frontiers beyond the Mediterranean world, imperial authorities from Augustus onward faced a serious challenge: information transfer. The government of the early Roman Empire was famously lean in its bureaucracy and relied on small teams of imperial specialists (hated as spies) and military officers selected by governors to carry official documents great distances. These individuals traveled using an ad hoc system designed to take advantage of whatever hospitality existed along the Roman roadways. Messengers commandeered food, buildings, animals, and even guides for most legs of their journey. Official travel passes issued with ...


The Natures Of Monsters And Heroes, Vanessa Nikolovska 2015 St. John Fisher College

The Natures Of Monsters And Heroes, Vanessa Nikolovska

Undergraduate Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

Around the late eighth or early seventh century B.C., a poet, known to later ages as Homer, composed two epic poems that tell the tales of the Trojan War, The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Iliad tells the story of the rage of Achilles, the great Greek warrior, while The Odyssey tells the story of the coming home of Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, from the Trojan War. A study of both epics reveals that constructs portraying various values, such as the characteristics of heroes, have remained the same from the times of ancient Greece to the present day ...


Cross-Dressing In Greek Drama: Ancient Perspectives On Gender Performance, Abbey Kayleen Elder 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cross-Dressing In Greek Drama: Ancient Perspectives On Gender Performance, Abbey Kayleen Elder

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Greek And Roman Stylistic Elements In The Portraiture Of Livia Drusilla, Chloe Elizabeth Lovelace 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A Study Of Greek And Roman Stylistic Elements In The Portraiture Of Livia Drusilla, Chloe Elizabeth Lovelace

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Voices From The Sand: Graffiti And Identity Of The Roman Army In The Near East, Emma Elisabeth Pugmire 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Voices From The Sand: Graffiti And Identity Of The Roman Army In The Near East, Emma Elisabeth Pugmire

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Roman Army: Strategy, Tactics, And Innovation, Weiyi Zhou 2015 Clackamas High School

The Roman Army: Strategy, Tactics, And Innovation, Weiyi Zhou

Young Historians Conference

The Roman Empire at its peak covered millions of square miles of ground, encompassing a vast variety of cultures of people. In order to ensure continued peace and stability in such a mammoth multiethnic empire, the Roman Army was forced to engage and repel a variety of foreign opponents utilizing different tactics across a wide spectrum of terrain, from Macedonian phalanxes on flat plains to Gallic barbarian hordes on forested ground. Simultaneously, the Roman Army also had to avoid compromising internal stability and maintain a force capable of putting down a large range of insurrectionist forces. Even today, with the ...


Celtic Romanization: Cultural Assimilation Or Cultural Exchange?, Shawn Lee 2015 Clackamas High School

Celtic Romanization: Cultural Assimilation Or Cultural Exchange?, Shawn Lee

Young Historians Conference

The rise of the Roman Empire created not only a military but also a cultural hegemony over colonized populations. While this interaction is often portrayed as a primarily unidirectional process of cultural assimilation, this may not be the case for Celtic peoples following their colonization in the mid first century BC. An examination of Roman perception of Celtic culture, perceived compatibility of Celtic culture, and mixed Romano-Celtic culture indicates that the cultural exchange between Romans and Celts was bi-directional.


The Dichotomy Of Pudicitia, Amber L. Harvey 2015 Clackamas High School

The Dichotomy Of Pudicitia, Amber L. Harvey

Young Historians Conference

The lives of women in the Roman Republic were incredibly restricted and controlled by their male counterparts, yet key counters to this restriction are often overlooked, mainly that of a woman’s pudicitia. Pudicitia was a defining moral quality that encompassed state, familial, sexual, and other duties, a woman held in society. These qualities, are shown in the mythical Rape of the Sabines, and allow female participation in the Conflict of the Orders and the defiance of the Vestal Virgins. These allowances are countered by aspects of pudicitia that restricted rights and participation, ultimately yielding a system that paradoxically encouraged ...


Christianity's Influence On Attitudes Toward Homosexuality In The Roman Empire, Jennie Jiang 2015 Clackamas High School

Christianity's Influence On Attitudes Toward Homosexuality In The Roman Empire, Jennie Jiang

Young Historians Conference

Attitudes towards sexuality are deeply influenced by the intricate interplay between religion and social values. How do polytheistic and monotheistic societies differ in how they view sexuality? In the pre-Christian days of the early Roman Empire, polytheism fostered a remarkable tolerance toward both same-sex relations and various expressions of sexuality, as evident in social expectations, literature, and written law. In contrast, a closer examination of the Roman Empire’s transition from a polytheistic to Christian society in the 4th and 5th centuries reveals that the rise of Christianity corresponded with, and likely contributed to, increasingly strict attitudes towards ...


The Enigma Of The Spartan Woman, Jalena M. Post 2015 Clackamas High School

The Enigma Of The Spartan Woman, Jalena M. Post

Young Historians Conference

Active in both social and economic spheres, Spartan women possessed much more mobility than their counterparts in Athens. In the areas of education, the arts, land ownership, marriage, and family life, the women of Sparta enjoyed a large amount of sovereignty when compared to other ancient societies. The absence of Spartan men during almost constant times of war necessitated women taking on more responsibility than they would have otherwise, but to what extent? This paper strives to characterize the unique role of the women of Sparta during the classical period of Greek history, especially as in contrast to their Athenian ...


Livia's Power In Ancient Rome, Tori L. Allen 2015 Clackamas High School

Livia's Power In Ancient Rome, Tori L. Allen

Young Historians Conference

When one thinks of the ancient Roman heroes, Caesar and Augustus come to mind. We picture Roman men on the front lines in culture and society, while the women are kept back and oppressed. And while women definitely faced obstacles in ancient Rome, it didn't stop them from making an impact. This paper argues that Livia, wife of Roman emperor Augustus, was able to secretly manipulate politics in Rome as a mother and a wife, as seen in honorific statues, Ovid's poetry, and honorific titles.


Power Structure, Nathaniel Klein 2015 Riverdale High School

Power Structure, Nathaniel Klein

Young Historians Conference

By today's standards morally reprehensible subjects are difficult to examine, however, from a historical perspective topics such as infanticide offer insight into individual behavior, therefore reflecting societal norms. This paper explores the practice of infanticide used during the course of the 7th century BCE to reinforce the power structures of the period. Infanticide was far more than a simple way to dispose of unwanted offspring; it was a tool that was used by ancient Greek societies to maintain systems of control and promote social values upon which society depended.


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 ...


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