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The imperial cult and the individual : the negotiation of Augustus' private worship during his lifetime at Rome
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
This dissertation argues for a reevaluation of the imperial cult in Rome. It demonstrates that worship of the living Augustus began in private acts which progressed into public rituals after his senate-decreed divinity in ...
Agamemnon in Homer : reading character through tradition
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] In this research project I outline a consistent methodology for assessing characterization in the oral-derived Homeric epics and I apply this methodology to Agamemnon. My...
Not just fun and games : exploring ludic elements in Greek and Latin literature
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
across a broad diachronic and generic expanse to reveal the application of ludic themes as an important conceptual tool. Specifically, I demonstrate how authors employ gaming imagery to engage in ongoing discussions about the nature of the universe...