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The Unwelcome Guest: Envy And Shame Materialized In A Roman Villa, Andrew Scholtz 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 ...


نظرية التلقي وقراءة التراث العربي: تطبيقات على النقد الأدبي في العهد المريني, عبد الجليل شوقي 2021 كلية اللغة العربية، مراكش، المغرب

نظرية التلقي وقراءة التراث العربي: تطبيقات على النقد الأدبي في العهد المريني, عبد الجليل شوقي

Dirassat

This article reflects the patterns of critical reception in Maranian critics. It shows that Moroccan literature does not allow for literary criticism due to the abundance of their western thoughts in their works. It also points out that such rejection or disappointment in readings intended to conflict with old critics in the study of monetary issues. This pattern of reception distinguished the reading of a Marinian critic who sought to develop Arab thought in general and the critical sense in particular. Arab thought is constantly evolving and the application of many ideas varies depending on the context. Therefore, the literary ...


Rosae Sub Signo, Anotaciones A Un Símil Clásico, Jesús Ponce Cárdenas 2021 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Rosae Sub Signo, Anotaciones A Un Símil Clásico, Jesús Ponce Cárdenas

Translat Library

In the Western tradition, the flower is often imbued of symbolic meaning and associated with beauty, love, and sensuality. This note studies a string of literary relations that can be established around a floral image in the poetry of four Renaissance authors (Pontano, D’Ardenne, Salmon Macrin, Ariosto). Special attention is paid to epithalamia and epic poetry, and to the three main models of the Greco-Roman world (Sappho, Catullus, Claudian).


Language As The Medium: A Literature Review. Harnessing The Prolific Power Of Dramatic Language As A Therapeutic Tool In Drama Therapy, Edward Freeman 2021 Lesley University

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 ...


Fan Fiction And The Trojan War: Contemporary Euripidean Perspective On The Treatment Of Enslaved Women In The Silence Of The Girls, A Thousand Ships, And For The Most Beautiful, Richard K. Sheldon 2021 Louisiana State University

Fan Fiction And The Trojan War: Contemporary Euripidean Perspective On The Treatment Of Enslaved Women In The Silence Of The Girls, A Thousand Ships, And For The Most Beautiful, Richard K. Sheldon

LSU Master's Theses

This study examines three contemporary novels of fan fiction, authored by women, that retell the Trojan War: Emily Hauser’s For the Most Beautiful (2016), Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls (2018), and Nathalie Haynes’ A Thousand Ships (2019). This study offers a reading of contemporary Homeric reception by analyzing the conversations that the novels initiate between each other, Homer’s Iliad, and Euripides’ tragedies, Hecuba (424 BCE) and Trojan Women (415 BCE). The study establishes a connection between the three authors and Euripides by treating the novels as works of fan fiction. In so doing, the ...


"Susanoo Annotated", Samuel Bostwick 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, Sylvia Morna Freitas, Erinique Robinson, Bella Ruiz 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, Mars Pinkelman, Luna Shunk, Leo Grabowski-Grant 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 ...


Issues Of Source Studies In The Works Of The Followers Of Yassawi, Maryam Ishmukhamedova 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 ...


Fable In Action: A Discourse Analysis Approach To The Life Of Aesop, Martha Hamilton McCafferty 2021 University of Mississippi

Fable In Action: A Discourse Analysis Approach To The Life Of Aesop, Martha Hamilton Mccafferty

Honors Theses

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 ...


The Failure Of Chivalry, Courtesy, And Knighthood Post-Wwi As Represented In David Jones’S In Parenthesis, Taylor L. Hubbard 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 ...


Female Familial Relationships In Valerius’ Argonautica And Statius’ Thebaid, Sophia Warnement 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.


Women In Livy And Tacitus, STEPHEN ALEXANDER PREVOZNIK 2021 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Women In Livy And Tacitus, Stephen Alexander Prevoznik

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Although often neglected in Roman literature, women play important roles where they do appear. This is especially true in Livy's history called the Ab Urbe Condita or "From the Founding of the City" and Tacitus' work the Annals. For reasons I will clarify more in my presentation, Livy uses women as examples. Some are examples that the readers should follow. Lavinia, Lucretia, and the Sabine women all exemplify something good. Lavinia is noble in her aim, Lucretia is a model for chastity, and the Sabine women show the value of harmony. Livy also presents women who are bad examples ...


Herennius Philo And The Dilemma Of Lexicography, Alec Smitten 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?


Old Industries, Old Conflicts: The Significance Of American Epic Novels, Arturo Alcazar 2021 Bridgewater College

Old Industries, Old Conflicts: The Significance Of American Epic Novels, Arturo Alcazar

Honors Projects

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.


An Analysis Of Symbolic Violence In Classical Texts Comparatively To Modern Feminist Adaptations, Marisa Berner 2021 Trinity College

An Analysis Of Symbolic Violence In Classical Texts Comparatively To Modern Feminist Adaptations, Marisa Berner

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis explores the symbolic violence and misogyny present in Classical texts, and then compares them to modern feminist adaptations or retellings of the same stories. We explore the treatment of Briseis and other enslaved women in the Greek camp throughout the Iliad, and compare Homer’s perspective to Pat Barker’s in her book Silence of the Girls. We then look at Ovid’s Metamorphoses compared to Wake, Siren by Nina Maclaughlin, and finish with the comparison of Euripides’ plays Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, and Hecuba to A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes. The thesis concludes ...


Freely Bound - The Free Will Arguments Of Boethius And Martin Luther, Joshua Sullivan 2021 Pepperdine University

Freely Bound - The Free Will Arguments Of Boethius And Martin Luther, Joshua Sullivan

Global Tides

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, Christian Bot 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.


Shifting Discourses Of Roman Otium In Cicero, Catullus, And Sallust, Keegan Bruce 2021 The University of Western Ontario

Shifting Discourses Of Roman Otium In Cicero, Catullus, And Sallust, Keegan Bruce

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examines the transitions that the Roman discourses of otium experience between the years 60–40 bce. I examine the instances of otium in Cicero, Catullus, and Sallust to reconstruct the discourses that influenced their usages of the term, and to shed light on how elite Roman men were adjusting to their shrinking access to the political sphere as a small number of men gained power. To perform this analysis, I rely on discourse theory and leisure studies. I have identified six main usages of otium in their writings: otium as free time; otium as peace, or time without ...


An Art Of Rhetorical Listening: Aristotle’S Treatment Of Audience In The Rhetoric, Christopher D. Schmidt 2021 University of Dallas

An Art Of Rhetorical Listening: Aristotle’S Treatment Of Audience In The Rhetoric, Christopher D. Schmidt

Electronic Dissertations & Theses

For Aristotle, the art of rhetoric—an ability to see what is persuasive in any given case—is a matter both of speaking and of listening, of persuading and of judging persuasive speeches. Rhetorical artists may exercise their theoretical powers for the sake of productive activity, discovering persuasive arguments to deploy in the courtroom and the assembly, or they may use those same powers to judge the validity or political utility of other speakers’ arguments, “seeing” the difference between the persuasive and the “apparently persuasive.” This conception of rhetorical artistry is consistent with Aristotle’s teaching about arts generally. In ...


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