The Unwelcome Guest: Envy And Shame Materialized In A Roman Villa, 2021 Binghamton University--SUNY
The Unwelcome Guest: Envy And Shame Materialized In A Roman Villa, Andrew Scholtz
Classical and Near Eastern Studies Faculty Scholarship
A third-century C.E. inscribed mosaic from Skala, on the Greek island of Kefallonia, has greatly expanded our knowledge of envy’s evil eye in the Roman Mediterranean. Yet its inscription has not drawn the attention it deserves. Paying heed to the literary, affective, and material dimensions of this and other mosaic texts, I explore how the Skala poem, in tandem with the imagery it accompanies, mediates encounters between guest, host, and house. In so doing, it forms part of a decorative program materializing envy as actor in a drama celebrating a householder’s fortune while exposing the envious to ...
Language As The Medium: A Literature Review. Harnessing The Prolific Power Of Dramatic Language As A Therapeutic Tool In Drama Therapy, Edward Freeman
Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses
Language in and of the theatre, with its palate of variegated writing styles and playwrights from throughout time, has the potential to be harnessed, focused, and systematized for use as a therapeutic tool within drama therapy – the field’s artistic medium. Drama therapy could benefit from having a specific medium germane to its artform which has the potential to provide practitioners with a common resource and means of communication, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, as well as align the field with other creative arts therapies. Language encompasses all forms of human communication – speaking, writing, signing, gesturing, expressing facially – and voice ...
"Susanoo Annotated", 2021 College of DuPage
"Susanoo Annotated", Samuel Bostwick
COD Library Student Research and Award Symposium
For this project, I opted to take a deep dive into a religious culture I was not familiar with, namely, Shinto. To demonstrate my knowledge on the subject, I decided on annotating one of the myths of the religion; I selected the myth of Susanoo slaying the Orochi from the Shinto chronicle known as the Kojiki. The citations are presented in MLA format, obtained largely from the College of DuPage's library databases.
Faculty Sponsor: Beth Kempton
The Women Of Wrath, 2021 College of DuPage
The Women Of Wrath, Sylvia Morna Freitas, Erinique Robinson, Bella Ruiz
COD Library Student Research and Award Symposium
Our group decided that we wanted to research the Ancient Greek myths of Pandora, the Harpies, the Fates, and the Furies to discover what these mythological figures stood for in the eyes of the Ancient Greeks. Once our research in our respective topics was complete, we came back together to look for comparisons between our separate figures, and the similarities we found eventually led us to the name of our project: The Women of Wrath.
Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Higgins
Cupid & Psyche, 2021 College of DuPage
Cupid & Psyche, Mars Pinkelman, Luna Shunk, Leo Grabowski-Grant
COD Library Student Research and Award Symposium
The Tale of Cupid and Psyche was a research topic easily curated by the three of us. We as a collective decided upon which rendition of the story we would like to reference from, as well as represent details from other renditions that fit our analysis. We all had specific details in mind that we wanted to discuss and represent, specifically Cupid's relation to Venus as well as Psyche's butterfly wings. Before we began conversing on ideas about individual topics, we all discussed what the story meant to us, and why we wanted to research it. Our biggest ...
Conquering Shame: The Growth Of Virginia Woolf’S Character In Moments Of Being, 2021 Pepperdine University
Conquering Shame: The Growth Of Virginia Woolf’S Character In Moments Of Being, Ellie Windfeld-Hansen, Jacqueline Dillion
This paper details the roles that shame, guilt, dread and humiliation play in Virginia Woolf's childhood and early adult life. It examines four key instances during these times in her life in which one or more of these feelings are present. Each of these instances also involves certain distinct family members. These experiences of Woolf's discussed in the paper and the family members with which she interacts strengthen her character and contribute to her unique perception and worldview.
Issues Of Source Studies In The Works Of The Followers Of Yassawi, 2021 TASHKENT STATE UNIVERSITY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES
Issues Of Source Studies In The Works Of The Followers Of Yassawi, Maryam Ishmukhamedova
The Light of Islam
This article deals with the work of poets belonging to the literary school called “Poets of the Yassaviya School” founded by Ahmad Yassavi. Since the works of the poets of this school came through manuscript sources, the work was based on manuscripts kept at the Institute of Oriental Studies named after Abu Rayhon Beruni of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The poets of this school are identified through examples of similarities and differences in their work. The extent to which these works are included in the manuscripts, and subsequent research has provided information on the extent ...
Classical Influence On The Gynecology Of The Virgin Mary, 2021 Duquesne University
Classical Influence On The Gynecology Of The Virgin Mary, Erin Ridge
Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium
No abstract provided.
Fable In Action: A Discourse Analysis Approach To The Life Of Aesop, 2021 University of Mississippi
Fable In Action: A Discourse Analysis Approach To The Life Of Aesop, Martha Hamilton Mccafferty
In this essay, I examine instances of fable-telling throughout the Life of Aesop in a new light by using linguistic theories from the subfield of Pragmatics in my analysis. I suggest that the author’s purpose in composing the Life of Aesop is to instruct his audience on how to use fable effectively, and that Aesop serves as both the positive and negative example for this lesson. I begin by considering the nature of fable and demonstrate why it is necessary to define fable in reference to the social action which it performs. I then address the complex position of ...
Greco-Roman Paganism And Women Leaders: The Foundation Of Early Christian Art, 2021 University of Mississippi
Greco-Roman Paganism And Women Leaders: The Foundation Of Early Christian Art, Rowan Murry
In this thesis, I explore the impact of Greco-Roman pagan motifs as well as women leaders and officials on the development of Early Christian art by analyzing catacomb paintings, sarcophagi, and minor arts such as finger rings and carved gemstones. I also discuss surviving primary sources written by Tertullian, Eusebius, St. Jerome, and Clement of Alexandria, to gain a better understanding of anti-art views in the first few centuries of the Church’s rise to power. These anti-art sentiments were often rooted in attempts to disassociate themselves from pagan practices while Early Christian art was emerging amongst the lower classes ...
The Failure Of Chivalry, Courtesy, And Knighthood Post-Wwi As Represented In David Jones’S In Parenthesis, 2021 East Tennessee State University
The Failure Of Chivalry, Courtesy, And Knighthood Post-Wwi As Represented In David Jones’S In Parenthesis, Taylor L. Hubbard
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis analyzes David Jones’s In Parenthesis to demonstrate the failed notion of chivalry, courtesy, and knighthood in modernity during and after the war. Jones’s semi-autobiographical prose poem recounting his experiences of WWI was published in 1937, nineteen years after the war ended. Jones applied the concepts of chivalry, courtesy, and knighthood to his experiences during WWI through In Parenthesis. Jones used these concepts, which originated in the classical period and the Middle Ages, to demonstrate how they have changed over time, especially given the events of WWI. The best way for Jones to demonstrate the impact of ...
Herennius Philo And The Dilemma Of Lexicography, 2021 Utah State University
Herennius Philo And The Dilemma Of Lexicography, Alec Smitten
All Graduate Theses and Dissertations
This thesis seeks to explore De Diversis Verborum Significationibus, the surviving epitome of the lexicon of Herennius Philo of Byblos (ca. 64-148 CE). By placing Philo in the timeline of Greek lexica, his prescriptive style and desire for absolute correctness in speech stands out among other lexicographers, and raises this question: what is the purpose of a dictionary, to describe how words are used, or to define “correct” usage?
Women In Livy And Tacitus, 2021 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Women In Livy And Tacitus, Stephen Alexander Prevoznik
Honors Bachelor of Arts
No abstract provided.
Fine Roman Dining At Affordable Pompeian Prices: A New Evaluation Of The Non-Domestic Gardens Of Pompeii, 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Fine Roman Dining At Affordable Pompeian Prices: A New Evaluation Of The Non-Domestic Gardens Of Pompeii, Claire Campbell
World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Undergraduate Honors Theses
Previous scholarship has designated Roman gardens into otium or negotium designations; however, this research on Roman gardens suggests that these concepts often exist in the spaces simultaneously. To address this issue, I compiled catalogs of garden spaces identified at Regio I and Regio VI of Pompeii. This methodology cuts across traditional public and private or productive and aesthetic designations, which will allow me to draw connections between the gardens found in different types of settings. This new catalog methodology of Roman gardens presented in this thesis allows for an integrative analysis of garden spaces, which reveals that these commercial gardens ...
Old Industries, Old Conflicts: The Significance Of American Epic Novels, 2021 Bridgewater College
Old Industries, Old Conflicts: The Significance Of American Epic Novels, Arturo Alcazar
This essay focuses on three American epic novels: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, and Underworld by Don DeLillo. More specifically, the essay examines the themes of ambiguity, redemption, good and evil, isolation, and violence as they are depicted in these three novels and what they indicate about America and its people and society.
Female Familial Relationships In Valerius’ Argonautica And Statius’ Thebaid, 2021 William & Mary
Female Familial Relationships In Valerius’ Argonautica And Statius’ Thebaid, Sophia Warnement
Undergraduate Honors Theses
My research examines how the interpersonal relationships of female characters impact their characterization, actions and agency in two Flavian epic poems, Statius' Thebaid and Valerius' Argonautica (written during the Flavian dynasty in the late first century CE). This period sees a true renaissance of the epic genre, featuring powerful female characters such as Medea in Valerius and Antigone in Statius, whose actions shape the main thrust of the narrative. By examining how these women’s relationships and familial roles as sisters and daughters affect their subjectivity, actions, and agency, I offer a new perspective on female characters in Flavian epic.
Freely Bound - The Free Will Arguments Of Boethius And Martin Luther, 2021 Pepperdine University
Freely Bound - The Free Will Arguments Of Boethius And Martin Luther, Joshua Sullivan
The concept of free will has long puzzled philosophers and theologians alike. This notion exists on a spectrum. Proponents of an entirely free will occupy one end, asserting that man can make choices utterly independent of any external factors, while advocates of determinism reside on the other end, arguing choices are entirely dependent on biological, subconscious, or external metaphysical causes. This paper investigates the free will claims of two early Christian theologians, Boethius, a 6th-century Roman senator and philosopher, and Martin Luther, father of the protestant faith. By analyzing and contrasting these theologians’ rival claims, a deeper understanding of the ...
Peitho, Dolos, And Bia In Three Late Euripidean Tragedies, 2021 The University of Western Ontario
Peitho, Dolos, And Bia In Three Late Euripidean Tragedies, Christian Bot
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
The themes of peitho (persuasion), dolos (trickery), and bia (violence or physical force) are central to the action of the three late Euripidean tragedies that I explore: Iphigenia in Tauris, Iphigenia in Aulis, and the Bacchae. I examine how these themes influence characters' interpersonal relations, drive plot development, and determine the "mood" of each play in terms of a spectrum from optimism to pessimism.
Why Myth Matters: The Value Of The Female Voice In Greek Mythology, 2021 University of Mississippi
Why Myth Matters: The Value Of The Female Voice In Greek Mythology, Kylie Rogers
In this thesis I will primarily examine how the retellings of Greek myths from the female perspective provide insight into the importance of myth and why these stories are still relevant today. Specifically, I will examine three major figures: Circe in Madeline Miller’s Circe, Penelope in Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, and Medusa in Marjorie Garber’s The Medusa Reader, along with a few other minor characters featured in Nina MacLaughlin’s Wake, Siren. By studying the fresh perspectives provided by the narration and journeys of these characters and connecting them to plights and experiences that are currently affecting ...
Migrants, Citizens And Subjects: How People Moved And Became Citizens In The Roman World, 2021 Ursinus College
Migrants, Citizens And Subjects: How People Moved And Became Citizens In The Roman World, David Rocha
In this presentation, I explain the basics of my research. I study migrations and citizenship in the Roman world. I explain some of the different migrating groups from throughout the Roman world. I also explain citizenship, and how people became citizens. I also mention a few of the benefits that citizenship brought.