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"Future City In The Heroic Past: Rome, Romans, And Roman Landscapes In Aeneid 6–8", Eric Kondratieff 2014 Western Kentucky University

"Future City In The Heroic Past: Rome, Romans, And Roman Landscapes In Aeneid 6–8", Eric Kondratieff

History Faculty Publications

From the Intro: “Arms and the Man I sing…” So Vergil begins his epic tale of Aeneas, who overcomes tremendous obstacles to find and establish a new home for his wandering band of Trojan refugees. Were it metrically possible, Vergil could have begun with “Cities and the Man I sing,” for Aeneas’ quest for a new home involves encounters with cities of all types: ancient and new, great and small, real and unreal. These include Dido’s Carthaginian boomtown (1.419–494), Helenus’ humble neo-Troy (3.349–353) and Latinus’ lofty citadel (7.149–192). Of course, central to his ...


Constructing Abe No Seimei: Integrating Genre And Disparate Narratives In Yumemakura Baku's Onmyōji, Devin T. Recchio 2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Constructing Abe No Seimei: Integrating Genre And Disparate Narratives In Yumemakura Baku's Onmyōji, Devin T. Recchio

Masters Theses

The Onmyōji series has had an incredible impact on Japanese fiction. It has created an entire genre of material called onmyōjimono and sold 5 million copies counting only the novel series. Despite this, it has been woefully understudied by both Japanese and English speaking scholars. The Japanese scholars that do acknowledge it use it as a springboard to launch a survey of Abe no Seimei in written and performed media throughout history, and the English speaking scholars have limited their analyses to the form that oni take in the narrative. My research has revealed that Yumemakura Baku utilizes a complex ...


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

Europe In Crisis, Call For Papers, Kyriakos N. 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).


Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Trends In The Naming Of Modern Indian Children, Kanika Som

Literary Onomastics Studies

Naming of children becomes an important ritual in the lives of Hindu Indians. Children are often named after epic gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. Names are also made up to reflect desirable qualities or personal features. This paper reviews the trends in the naming of modern Indian children, which have passed through different phases since the times of Rig Veda, the Upanishads, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and the dramas of Kalidas. Such names were, by their very nature, classic, but starting with the nineteenth century, with the inception of the Indian Renaissance in Bengal, the names had initially linkages ...


Framing Identity: Repudiating The Ideal In Chicana Literature, Michael A. Flores 2014 Northern Michigan University

Framing Identity: Repudiating The Ideal In Chicana Literature, Michael A. Flores

All NMU Master's Theses

In the 1960s Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez penned his now canonical, epic poem “I Am Joaquin.” The poem chronicles the historic oppression of a transnational, Mexican people as well as revolutionary acts of their forefathers in resisting tyranny. Coinciding with a series of renewed, sociopolitical campaigns, collectively known as the Chicano Movement, Gonzales’ poem uses vivid imagery to present an idealized representation of Chicanos and encouraged his reader to engage in revolutionary action. Though the poem encourages strong leadership, upward mobility, and political engagement the representations of women in his text are misogynistic and limiting.

His presentation of the “black-shawled Faithful ...


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

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


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

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

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

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A Response To Abraham's Path, Lucy Felker 2014 Georgia State University

A Response To Abraham's Path, Lucy Felker

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Proto-Feminism In Ancient Global Texts, Jody A. Dammann-Matthews 2014 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

Proto-Feminism In Ancient Global Texts, Jody A. Dammann-Matthews

Global Honors Theses

This paper was written to explore the patriarchal interpretations of ancient global texts and to uncover erroneous interpretations of the texts highlighted. Two texts were chosen, the biblical story of Deborah and Jael and the story of Shaharazad. They were both analyzed and compared. In this work the stories were scrutinized through the lens of proto-feminism and the patriarchal interpretations that have been accepted through history. The interpretation of these texts have downplayed the proto-feminist aspects of the protagonists and the patriarchal interpretations applied to these texts have subverted and portrayed women in a negative rather than a positive light ...


Twice-Made Men: The Journey To The Afterlife And Back, John M. Farkas 2014 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Twice-Made Men: The Journey To The Afterlife And Back, John M. Farkas

Honors Bachelor of Arts

This paper will provide a comprehensive account of the afterlife in modern literature and then a more in-depth analysis of how the near-death experience transforms those who have them in modern accounts. For my modern sources I will be examining Todd Burpo’s non-fiction New York Times Best Seller Heaven is for Real, Dr. Eben Alexander’s non-fiction New York Times Best Seller Proof of Heaven and the BBC’s documentary entitled “The Day I Died,” produced by Kate Broome. I will give the same comprehensive examination of the Underworld in classical literature and then continue to give a deeper ...


“La Masacre De La Rochela: Platón Y El Problema De La Justicia” (The Massacre Of La Rochela: Plato And The Problem Of Justice), Andrés Henao Castro 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

“La Masacre De La Rochela: Platón Y El Problema De La Justicia” (The Massacre Of La Rochela: Plato And The Problem Of Justice), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


Eastern Atlantic Coast, Elizabeth S. Chilton, Meredith D. Hardy 2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Eastern Atlantic Coast, Elizabeth S. Chilton, Meredith D. Hardy

Anthropology Department Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Ancient Greek Music: The Aulos And The Kithara, Carina Carbone 2014 Bowling Green State University

Ancient Greek Music: The Aulos And The Kithara, Carina Carbone

Honors Projects

The aulos was one of the foremost woodwind instruments in ancient Greece; likewise, the kithara was one of the foremost string instruments. They varied in both form and function throughout time and by region. Given the popularity of both instruments, there are many surviving art pieces which illustrate them and their uses. There are also surviving samples of the instruments themselves.


Rape And Revolution: Tacitus On Livia And Augustus, Thomas E. Strunk 2014 Xavier University - Cincinnati

Rape And Revolution: Tacitus On Livia And Augustus, Thomas E. Strunk

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Chimerae Of Their Age:Twelfth Century Cistercian Engagement Beyond Monastic Walls, Daniel J. Martin 2014 Pomona College

The Chimerae Of Their Age:Twelfth Century Cistercian Engagement Beyond Monastic Walls, Daniel J. Martin

Pomona Senior Theses

One of the great paradoxes of the medieval period is the Albigensian Crusade (1209-1225), in which monks of the Cistercian Order took an active and violent role in campaigning against the heretics of the Languedoc. Why, and how, did this order officially devoted to prayer and contemplation become one of the prime orchestrators of one of medieval Europe’s most gruesome affairs? This thesis seeks to answer that question, not by looking at the crusading Cistercians themselves, but at their predecessor Bernard of Clairvaux, who—I will argue—made the Albigensian Crusade possible by making it permissible for monks to ...


Brill Companions To Classical Reception Series, Kyriakos N. Demetriou 2013 University of Cyprus

Brill Companions To Classical Reception Series, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

This is a revised updated Call for the series launched by Brill Academic Publishers, "Companions to Classical Reception". A list of forthcoming Companions appears at the end of the document.


Domitian's Lightning Bolts And Close Shaves In Pliny, Thomas E. Strunk 2013 Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Domitian's Lightning Bolts And Close Shaves In Pliny, Thomas E. Strunk

Faculty Scholarship

Pliny's portrayal of his public life under Domitian has often come under fire from both those who approach Pliny'sLettersfrom a historical perspective and those who study them as a literary production. This article reevaluates Pliny's experiences in five significant areas: public speaking,amicitia, political promotion, threats of political persecution, and survival and reconciliation. In all of these circumstances, Pliny is found to be an honest narrator of his own political struggles under Domitian and an eloquent voice for his generation's endurance.


Asking For Plato's Forgiveness. Floyer Sydenham: A Platonic Visionary Of 18th-Century Britain, Kyriakos N. Demetriou 2013 University of Cyprus

Asking For Plato's Forgiveness. Floyer Sydenham: A Platonic Visionary Of 18th-Century Britain, Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Kyriakos N. Demetriou

Floyer Sydenham (1710–1787), the eminent British Platonist, has been unduly neglected in the interpretative historiography of the modern Platonic tradition. Amid a climate of indifference, he set out to offer the first complete English translation of the Platonic dialogues, begging for subscriptions that never materialized. He died in debtors’ prison on April 1, 1787. Between 1759 and 1780 he managed to translate nine dialogues incorporating a large number of explanatory notes and linguistic emendations to the existing texts. Set in the context of the intellectual and discursive tradition of the era, Sydenham’s Platonism expanded on Lord Shaftesbury’s ...


“Una Oda Para Las Farc-Ep: El Legado De Esquilo” (An Ode To The Farc-Ep: The Legacy Of Aeschylus), Andrés Henao Castro 2013 University of Massachusetts Boston

“Una Oda Para Las Farc-Ep: El Legado De Esquilo” (An Ode To The Farc-Ep: The Legacy Of Aeschylus), Andrés Henao Castro

Andrés Fabián Henao-Castro

No abstract provided.


Asclepios, M.D.? The Ancient Greeks And Integrative Medicine, Anna T. Wiley 2013 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Asclepios, M.D.? The Ancient Greeks And Integrative Medicine, Anna T. Wiley

Honors Bachelor of Arts

The healing at the Sanctuaries of Asclepios in antiquity was thought to occur due to divine intervention, so it is often assumed in modernity that any healing which took place was product of ancient spirituality or had no legitimate medical foundation. The practices in the temples are cloudy, with Pausanias, Aristophanes, Aelius Aristides, steles, and votive offerings providing the bulk of the evidence. Due to the limited evidence available of what occurred in these sanctuaries, evidence of healing at Asclepieia is analyzed through a modern Integrative Medicine lens, specifically showing how techniques similar to optimal healing environments, hypnosis, and imagery ...


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