Dissertations and Theses - Classics

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  • Schroer, Clayton Andrew (2020-02-04)
    This dissertation argues that the epic poet Silius Italicus leverages exile and displacement as markers for the importance of the edges of imperial space. Writing roughly a century after Vergil, empire for Silius is no ...

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  • Kozak, Adam Alexander (2020-04-22)
    This dissertation argues that Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica, Silius Italicus’ Punica, and Papinius Statius’ Thebaid use human encounters with nature to reflect on the morality of their poems’ central characters. Interactions ...

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  • Froedge, Stephen Este-Paul (2020-04-20)
    This dissertation argues that the monsters in Statius’ Thebaid and Silius’ Punica both embody and reproduce dynamics of Flavian culture. These poems are taken together as exemplars of the culture during the reign of Domitian ...

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  • Wells, Jessica Rose (2019-11-27)
    The expression “body of work” has long been used to describe the creative output of an author or artist, and the Latin word corpus is traditionally used to signify the bulk of a textual work because it represents a whole ...

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  • Arampapaslis, Konstantinos (2019-07-10)
    This study examines magical discourse in the Neronian literature and, more specifically, its role in the works of the three major authors of the period, namely, Petronius, Seneca, and Lucan. It endeavors to trace possible ...

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