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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 ...


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 ...


Blueprint For Legal Practice: Establishing Cicero’S Ideal Style, Henry L. Farrington 2015 Xavier University - Cincinnati

Blueprint For Legal Practice: Establishing Cicero’S Ideal Style, Henry L. Farrington

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Marcus Tullius Cicero represents the greatest historical expression of the ideal, best orator and lawyer. Cicero is praised for his success in the Roman trial court and skills of legal practice in that arena. Due to the disparity between the Roman world and modern America in the late-20th/21st century and the lack of a comprehensive guideline, American lawyers do not directly emulate the style of Cicero, with the goal of achieving the status of the ideal lawyer. Nevertheless, Cicero has a certain, specific style of legal practice which can be applied to the modern American trial court ...


The Art Of The Stage Machinist: A Dramatic Reconstruction Of Aeschylus’ Linear Tragedy, Prometheus Bound, Alexander J. Spindler 2015 Xavier University - Cincinnati

The Art Of The Stage Machinist: A Dramatic Reconstruction Of Aeschylus’ Linear Tragedy, Prometheus Bound, Alexander J. Spindler

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Tragedy purposefully engages an audience and does not merely entertain. Its six inherent components include: character, diction, thought, spectacle and song. Aristotle’s position is that the text in and of itself should be strong, complete and able to stand on its own. According to Aristotle, the inferior additions of stagecraft and spectacle do not greatly add to the dramatic potential already evident in the poetry.

A fully-realized, Attic, tragic production will provide valuable insight into the intricacies of stagecraft and spectacle. This insight allows readers to appreciate the meticulous details of constructing a piece of performance art that doesn ...


Aristotle & Locke: Ancients And Moderns On Economic Theory & The Best Regime, Andrew John Del Bene 2015 Xavier University - Cincinnati

Aristotle & Locke: Ancients And Moderns On Economic Theory & The Best Regime, Andrew John Del Bene

Honors Bachelor of Arts

In this paper, I will attempt to weigh the benefits and failings of the ancient and modern political-economic systems, as described in their philosophical forms, in order to determine which can better provide for the goods of humanity. This project sets out to demonstrate that the πόλις designed by Aristotle in the Politics can better provide for both the material and nonmaterial goods of a political agglomeration than the one designed by John Locke in the Second Treatise of Civil Government. These goods consist of two things: the authenticity of human existence, providing for the non-material goods of individuals and ...


Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.3 Pacific, Anthony Preus 2015 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.3 Pacific, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.2 Central, Anthony Preus 2015 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.2 Central, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Beauty Speaking: Beauty And Language In Plotinus And Augustine Of Hippo, Anthony J. Thomas IV 2015 University of Kentucky

Beauty Speaking: Beauty And Language In Plotinus And Augustine Of Hippo, Anthony J. Thomas Iv

Theses and Dissertations--Modern and Classical Languages, Literature and Cultures

Much has been said about the influence of Plotinus, the Platonist philosopher, on the ideas of Augustine of Hippo, the Western Church Father whose writings had the largest impact on Western Europe in the Middle Ages. This thesis considers both writers’ ideas concerning matter, evil, and language. It then considers the way in which these writers’ ideas influenced their style of writing in the Enneads and the Confessions. Plotinus’ more straightforward negative attitude towards the material word and its relationship to the One ultimately makes his writing more academic and less emotionally powerful. Augustine’s more complicated understanding of the ...


Philosophy Of Ancient Athens, Samuel J. Smith 2015 Liberty University

Philosophy Of Ancient Athens, Samuel J. Smith

Samuel J. Smith

“Know Thyself! The unexamined Life is not worth Living.” Whether you agree or not with Socrates’ claim that “the unexamined life is not worth living,” you cannot refute that Socrates, this ancient Athenian who lived four centuries before Christ, made a huge impact on the fields of philosophy and of education. Known primarily for his teaching method, Socrates was accused of riling up the youth of his time. When someone challenges others to think differently than the traditional ways that have been passed down, it sometimes upsets the apple cart, the power structure, the political system. And that’s exactly ...


Stranger Love, Alexandra Christina Baro 2015 Bard College

Stranger Love, Alexandra Christina Baro

Senior Projects Spring 2015

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Chinese Metaphysics And Its Problems, Chenyang Li 2014 Nanyang Technological University

Chinese Metaphysics And Its Problems, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

No abstract provided.


Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.1 East Scs, Anthony Preus 2014 Binghamton University

Sagp Newsletter 2014/15.1 East Scs, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Honors Education And The Examined Life, Philip Phillips 2014 Middle Tennessee State University

Honors Education And The Examined Life, Philip Phillips

Philip Edward Phillips

No abstract provided.


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

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos 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).


Sagp Ssips 2014 Program, Anthony Preus 2014 Binghamton University

Sagp Ssips 2014 Program, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Confucian Concept Of Freedom, Chenyang Li 2014 Nanyang Technological University

The Confucian Concept Of Freedom, Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

No abstract provided.


The Memetic Evolution Of Alchemy From Zosimos To Timothy Leary, Ryan J. Hutchinson 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

The Memetic Evolution Of Alchemy From Zosimos To Timothy Leary, Ryan J. Hutchinson

History Undergraduate Theses

The subject of alchemy is often only relegated to a footnote of the history of modern chemistry. When framed as a discussion of the history of ideas and mankind attempting to understand their position in the universe, the language of alchemy is seen present in the writings of ancient Greece to 20th century counterculture. But how did this obscure art survive such a long journey over time and space? This paper explores alchemy as a meme (as defined by Richard Dawkins) that changed over time to fit the needs of its proponents. We find that the ideas in alchemy had ...


Guide To Authors, Elias Benton Vickery 2014 University of North Georgia

Guide To Authors, Elias Benton Vickery

EB Vickery family papers

Biographical and style information on writers used by E.B. Vickery in his classes.


Augustine, Wannabe Philosopher: The Search For Otium Honestum, Allen G. Wilson 2014 University of Tennessee Knoxville

Augustine, Wannabe Philosopher: The Search For Otium Honestum, Allen G. Wilson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Exhibition Of Undergraduate Research And Creative Achievement, Allen Griffith Wilson 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Exhibition Of Undergraduate Research And Creative Achievement, Allen Griffith Wilson

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Poster presentation and judging.


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