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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.


A Garden Locked, A Fountain Sealed: Female Virginity As A Model For Holiness In The Fourth Century, Lindsay A. Williams 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

A Garden Locked, A Fountain Sealed: Female Virginity As A Model For Holiness In The Fourth Century, Lindsay A. Williams

Master's Theses

Despite centuries of Christian theologians and lay Christians alike assigning and/or accepting an entrenched misogyny in the writings of Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine, close examination of their work on its own terms and in its own time reveals that, in fact, they did not hold women in lesser esteem than men. Rather, time and again, in the writings of these Latin Doctors of the Church, women were promoted as exemplars of holiness and sanctity often in excess of their male counterparts and commonly as didactic tools used to lead their fellow Christians down a more righteous path. The following ...


Τύχη: Fortune, Fate And Chance In Herodotus And Thucydides, Benjamin Sorensen 2015 American Public University System

Τύχη: Fortune, Fate And Chance In Herodotus And Thucydides, Benjamin Sorensen

Saber and Scroll

Man has always wished to be able to explain incomprehensible phenomena and has turned to supernatural entities to elucidate the workings of the world. Many natural phenomena were so powerful that certain gods were attributed to these powers, and emotions that often misguided people’s activities were also given divine entities which not only ruled these emotions but also explained the vagaries caused by them. However, there were often situations that were outside the realms of certain gods that could not be explained by natural phenomena or by the wills or power of men. These most inexplicable of occurrences, these ...


The Battle Of Chaeronea: The Culmination Of Philip Ii Of Macedon’S Grand Strategy, Kathleen Guler 2015 American Public University System

The Battle Of Chaeronea: The Culmination Of Philip Ii Of Macedon’S Grand Strategy, Kathleen Guler

Saber and Scroll

In August 338 BC, Philip II of Macedon (c. 382-336 BC) won a major battle near the central Greek city of Chaeronea against a coalition of city-states. The Latin historian Justin wrote, “This day put an end to the glorious sovereignty and ancient liberty of all Greece.” Though he became master of the region, Philip did not annex it directly into the Macedonian kingdom after spending many years in conflict, especially with Athens, in what logically looked like a grab for the whole of Greece. Instead, Philip simply imposed hegemony. By the spring of 337 he revealed why: the quest ...


Augustus And The Visionary Leadership Of Pax Romana, Guy Williams 2015 American Public University System

Augustus And The Visionary Leadership Of Pax Romana, Guy Williams

Saber and Scroll

The assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) on 15 March 44 BC propelled the Roman Republic into the final throes of internecine warfare as the Roman Senate struggled to fill the vacuum left by Caesar. The period between 44-30 BC remained one of constant turmoil and warfare. The situation became so dire that at one point the Roman Republic resembled an assortment of independent states under the control of military dictators. In the end, neither legislation by the Roman Senate nor effective governance restored order. Rather, the application of overwhelming military force by Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus “Augustus” (63 ...


Early Dynastic Or Hegemonic? An Argument For Re-Periodization In Mesopotamian Studies, Brandon L. James Bowden 2015 American Public University System

Early Dynastic Or Hegemonic? An Argument For Re-Periodization In Mesopotamian Studies, Brandon L. James Bowden

Saber and Scroll

This article will argue that the period currently known in Mesopotamian research as the Early Dynastic should be altered to that of the Hegemonic Period or Rival City-State Period, following Hans J. Nissen and his periodization. Modifying this nomenclature would more accurately delineate this period of Mesopotamian history and the nature of power possessed by four primary city-states. Far from a stable, unitary succession of dynasties or dynastic houses as was present in Egypt (3200-2686) the so-called “Early Dynastic” period for Mesopotamia was distinctively characterized by conflict and city-states which imposed hegemonic rule over large areas of Mesopotamia in the ...


What We Knew: The Problem, Ananya Vajpeyi 2015 Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi

What We Knew: The Problem, Ananya Vajpeyi

Ananya Vajpeyi

No abstract provided.


Group Conversation M2-06: Transcription, Vann Corpus 1995, Robert E. Vann 2015 Western Michigan University

Group Conversation M2-06: Transcription, Vann Corpus 1995, Robert E. Vann

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Stardust, Memory, And Holy Books: Innovations And Influence Of Orphism As Fringe Religion, Shellie A. Smith 2015 Kent State University

Stardust, Memory, And Holy Books: Innovations And Influence Of Orphism As Fringe Religion, Shellie A. Smith

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

The mystery tradition known as Orphism is often misunderstood, largely due to the lack of evidence in existence. Mystery traditions are initiatory in nature; to reveal the secret information to non-initiates was forbidden, in some instances punishable by death. This secretive nature of mystery traditions makes it very difficult for modern scholars to discern what actually occurred within the cult. The Orphic mystery tradition is 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 ...


Nelly's Iconography Of Greece, Katerina Zacharia 2015 Loyola Marymount University

Nelly's Iconography Of Greece, Katerina Zacharia

Katerina Zacharia

No abstract provided.


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.


Book Review: Robert Parker. Athenian Religion: A History. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996., DeAnna Stevens 2015 American Public University System

Book Review: Robert Parker. Athenian Religion: A History. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996., Deanna Stevens

Saber and Scroll

A review of Robert Parker's Athenian Religion: A History.


The Limits Of Brilliance: The Role Of Supply Problems In Hannibal’S Failed Italian Campaign, Jack Morato 2015 American Public University System

The Limits Of Brilliance: The Role Of Supply Problems In Hannibal’S Failed Italian Campaign, Jack Morato

Saber and Scroll

Hannibal Barca, that incomparable commander who nearly brought Rome to its knees, was Carthaginian hatred personified. He tested the political will of the Roman ruling elite and the legendary perseverance of the Roman people. His campaign in Italy, known to history as the Hannibalic War of 218-201, set in motion the social, economic, and political currents which eventually resulted in the demise of the Roman Republic. Rome’s legions and the commanders who led them proved to be outclassed on the battlefields of Italy. To survive the onslaught – indeed, the wholesale massacre – the Romans learned through bitter experience to employ ...


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.


Erichtho’S Mouth: Persuasive Speaking, Sexuality And Magic, Lauren E. DeVoe 2015 University of New Orleans

Erichtho’S Mouth: Persuasive Speaking, Sexuality And Magic, Lauren E. Devoe

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Since classical times, the witch has remained an eerie, powerful and foreboding figure in literature and drama. Often beautiful and alluring, like Circe, and just as often terrifying and aged, like Shakespeare’s Wyrd Sisters, the witch lives ever just outside the margins of polite society. In John Marston’s Sophonisba, or The Wonder of Women the witch’s ability to persuade through the use of language is Marston’s commentary on the power of poetry, theater and women’s speech in early modern Britain. Erichtho is the ultimate example of a terrifying woman who uses linguistic persuasion to change ...


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 ...


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