Vesuvius At Home, 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder
Vesuvius At Home, Christin Elizabeth Turner
Art Practices MFA Theses
Vesuvius At Home is a 14-minute experimental essay film that de-contextualizes Pompeii as a site of personal mythology and memory; beginning with a VHS tape of third-graders re-enacting The Fall of Pompeii in 1993.
From The Boston Stone Jail, 1775, 2017 Helena High School
From The Boston Stone Jail, 1775, Jean C. O'Connor
The Montana English Journal
Primary sources can open doors to stories we can only imagine. I share the discovery of an actual letter written by American patriot James Lovell in September of 1775, the more startling because in my research for my historical fiction novel The Cause I had already read a clerk-written version of the letter. I encourage teachers to utilize primary sources to entice their students’ development of narrative, and offer links to excellent sources from the Montana Historical Society.
“Compelled To Row: Blacks On Royal Navy Galleys During The American Revolution”, 2017 Eastern Illinois University
“Compelled To Row: Blacks On Royal Navy Galleys During The American Revolution”, Charles R. Foy
Faculty Research & Creative Activity
Work on Royal Navy galleys in North America during the American Revolution was physically demanding, lacked in sufficient shelter for their crews and rarely resulted in sailors obtaining prize monies. These conditions resulted in desertion rates five times greater than on other Royal Navy vessels and the frequent employment of older men. At the same time, Blacks served British galleys at twice the rate as on other Royal Navy vessels. This was due to the hiring out of slaves onto galleys by Loyalists, the impressment of free black seamen by galley commanders and fugitive slaves seeking freedom through service on ...
The Nature Of Command In The Macedonian Sarissa Phalanx, 2017 South Dakota State University
The Nature Of Command In The Macedonian Sarissa Phalanx, Graham Wrightson
In his essay, ―Hellenistic military leadership,‖ P. Beston reviews the successes of Hellenistic kings and generals who commanded their armies from the front, inspiring by example.1 In all but one of his examples the individual in question commanded a cavalry squadron. This is hardly surprising. Horses by nature follow each other and so to direct an attack to where it is required the commander would be better served by leading from the front. The relative lack of structure in a cavalry squadron compared with an infantry battalion requires that the commander fight in the front rank. The speed of ...
‘Surprise, Surprise:’ The Tactical Response Of Alexander To Guerilla Warfare And Fighting In Difficult Terrain, 2017 South Dakota State University
‘Surprise, Surprise:’ The Tactical Response Of Alexander To Guerilla Warfare And Fighting In Difficult Terrain, Graham Wrightson
Alexander the Great is most famous as the undefeated general who conquered the Persian Empire only to die suddenly in his mid-thirties. Most works on his leadership focus on his strategic brilliance or on his pitched battles and sieges. But perhaps the most striking part of Alexander’s generalship was his effective responses to irregular warfare throughout his campaigns. Alexander had to overcome numerous guerilla forces and battles in difficult terrain during his campaigns.1 Of most interest to military historians today is his solution to dealing with the problems of invading the Hindu Kush and the regions around what ...
Sagp Fordham Program 2017 As Of 0ctober 9, 2017 Binghamton University
Sagp Fordham Program 2017 As Of 0ctober 9, Anthony Preus
The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter
No abstract provided.
The Tao Te Ching [Laozi] /Lao-Tzu Metaphysics (What Is Existence?), 2017 University of Washington Tacoma
The Tao Te Ching [Laozi] /Lao-Tzu Metaphysics (What Is Existence?), A. Amon Greene
Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship
As Chinese philosophies enter the global marketplace, Taoist ideas are emerging with greater frequency. In order to make Zhou Dynastic Taoist ideas accessible to Western acculturated readers a more conventionally “Western” examination of a key Taoist text the "Tao te ching/Dao de jing" by Lao Tzu/Laozi is presented in this paper. I examine the foundational metaphysics presented in the Tao te ching. Lao Tzu contends that the Tao transcends all conditions, all conceptualization and naming, presenting an inherent conundrum. I argue that by evoking a-rational and experiential discourse the Tao te ching attempts to impart impressions of The ...
The_Delian_Hieropoioi_Of_171_Bc.Pdf, 2017 Reasearching a book on delos
The_Delian_Hieropoioi_Of_171_Bc.Pdf, Sharon Venter
No abstract provided.
Plato's Crito: A Speech Act And Structuralist Analysis For Performance, 2017 University of Northern Iowa
Plato's Crito: A Speech Act And Structuralist Analysis For Performance, Gary Gerard Gute
Gary G. Gute
Although scholars recognize many of Plato's early dialogues as works of significant dramatic merit, few attempts have been made to either systematically analyze them for performance or to dramatize them in their entirety. A traditional Aristotelian analysis does not facilitate bringing the dialogues to fruition in theatrical performance because of their lack of physical, external action. This study, recognizing the dramatic potential of Plato's Crito, undertakes an analysis of the dialogue for the purpose of performance . Two methodologies are applied: Speech Act and Structuralist Analyses. The study culminates in a dramatic production of the Crito. According to speech ...
Beware The Mammoni: My Search To Understand Domestic Violence In Italian-American Culture And Rhode Island's Family Court, Anne Grant
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
Since I disapproved of stereotypes, I found myself trying to comprehend Italian-American culture after I became executive director of the largest shelter in Rhode Island for battered women and their children. Many of those I met were fleeing Italian-American men. On 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl reported from Italy about the large number of single men who still live with their parents and are known as mammoni, or “mama’s boys.” Their mothers dutifully cook and clean for them. The Roman Catholic Church’s view of the Holy Family reinforces mammoni culture. I learned that Rome’s founding legend starts with ...
Sagp Fordham Program 2017, 2017 Binghamton University
Sagp Fordham Program 2017, Anthony Preus
The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter
Draft (91117) Program of the 2017 SAGP Annual Meeting at Fordham University Lincoln Center, October 21-22, 2017.
Sense And Sensibility: A Sermon On Living The Examined Life, 2017 University of New Orleans
Sense And Sensibility: A Sermon On Living The Examined Life, Sarah J. Mejias
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
Jane Austen’s novels remain an essential component of the literary canon, but her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, is frequently neglected. However, in Sense and Sensibility is the genesis of Austen’s technique through which her major characters cultivate and reveal a strong inner life, demonstrated through the character of Elinor Dashwood. This technique is a characteristic she incorporates in each of her succeeding novels. Her approach to literature centers on the interiority of her characters and their ability to change, but it her first novel Austen takes a unique approach. Following the structure of an eighteenth-century sermon ...
A Silver Service And A Gold Coin, 2017 Chapman University
A Silver Service And A Gold Coin, Justin St. P. Walsh
Art Faculty Articles and Research
The published history of a set of silver and gold objects acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1975 contains an unusual reference to a gold coin, supposedly found with the set but not purchased by the museum. The coin, which is both rare and well dated, ostensibly offers a date and location for the ancient deposition of the silver service. Almost five years of research into the stories of the Getty objects and the coin has revealed important information about these particular items, but it also offers a cautionary example for scholars who might hope to reconstruct the ...
Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, 2017 University of Copenhagen
Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, Salvatore Gaspa, Cécile Michel, Marie-Louise Nosch
The papers in this volume derive from the conference on textile terminology held in June 2014 at the University of Copenhagen. Around 50 experts from the fields of Ancient History, Indo-European Studies, Semitic Philology, Assyriology, Classical Archaeology, and Terminology from twelve different countries came together at the Centre for Textile Research, to discuss textile terminology, semantic fields of clothing and technology, loan words, and developments of textile terms in Antiquity. They exchanged ideas, research results, and presented various views and methods.
This volume contains 35 chapters, divided into five sections: • Textile terminologies across the ancient Near East and the Southern ...
Dialogue In The Greco-Roman World, 2017 American Public University System
Dialogue In The Greco-Roman World, Leslie Kelly
This short book is designed to introduce students of ancient history to the genre known as “the dialogue.” This literary form went through periods of popularity and decline in ancient Greece and Rome, but it was present from the classical period through late antiquity and carried over into medieval and Byzantine culture.
For all ancient texts, historians ask: who created it? When, and why? They try to determine the author’s agenda and try to situate the text within its larger historical context. For the dialogue, we must do more than this. We must consider the conventions of the genre ...
A Mathematician Reads Plutarch: Plato's Criticism Of Geometers Of His Time, 2017 College of the Holy Cross
A Mathematician Reads Plutarch: Plato's Criticism Of Geometers Of His Time, John B. Little
Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
This essay describes the author's recent encounter with two well-known passages in Plutarch that touch on a crucial episode in the history of the Greek mathematics of the fourth century BCE involving various approaches to the problem of the duplication of the cube. One theme will be the way key sources for understanding the history of our subject sometimes come from texts that have much wider cultural contexts and resonances. Sensitivity to the history, to the mathematics, and to the language is necessary to tease out the meaning of such texts. However, in the past, historians of mathematics often ...
Trade, Interaction And Change: Trace Elemental Characterization Of Maltese Neolithic To Middle Bronze Age Ceramics Using A Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, Frederick S. Pirone
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
The insular nature of the Maltese archipelago provides a unique opportunity to explore trade and cultural change from the Neolithic to the Bronze Ages in the central Mediterranean. I hypothesize that, during the period in which the Maltese islands were experiencing a form of isolation—owing either to their distance from Sicily and other populated regions, to the collective formation of an inwardly-focused culture, or to a combination of these factors—it is unlikely that pottery played a significant role as either an import or export in the archipelago’s exchange relationships with other communities in the central Mediterranean. I ...
Differentiating Averroes’ Accounts Of The Metaphysics Of Human Epistemology In His Middle And Long Commentaries On Aristotle’S De Anima, Caleb H A Brown
Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research
Averroes (an Islamic Andalusian philosopher in the 12th century) discusses the metaphysics of human epistemology extensively, and his socio-religious context sheds light on this discussion. Several of his works, most prominently his three commentaries on Aristotle’s De Anima, attempt to explain how finite, particular minds interact with universal, eternal intelligibles. Current scholarship focuses on the two longer commentaries, the Middle Commentary and the Long Commentary, but there is no consensus regarding which of these presents Averroes’ final articulation of the metaphysics of human epistemology. Those who maintain that Averroes wrote the Middle Commentary last tend to minimize the ...
Homer, Thucydides, And Strabo On Barbarism, The Barbaric, And Babbling (Notebook), 2017 Independent Scholar
Homer, Thucydides, And Strabo On Barbarism, The Barbaric, And Babbling (Notebook), Edward H. Campbell
Edward H Campbell
Dante And The “Dead White Dude” Dilemma: Exploring The Complexities Of Diversity And Controversy In Medieval Literature, 2017 Western Kentucky University
Dante And The “Dead White Dude” Dilemma: Exploring The Complexities Of Diversity And Controversy In Medieval Literature, Grace Therrell
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
Recently, one of the goals on the English discipline has been diversification. Students and scholars alike call for program requirements that are inclusive instead of imperialistic. They want to read texts written by non-white, non-male authors and to hear voices that are less represented in literature. In short, they want to eliminate the focus on literature written by the “dead white dude.” While literature programs should be more diversified, it is still possible to hear from marginalized voices and discuss current controversial issues through older canonical texts. Dante Alighieri does this exceptionally well in his Divine Comedy as he tends ...