• Boundary violations: a reflection of pessimism in Lucan's Bellum civile 

    Davis, Erin Paige (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The desecration of boundaries abounds in Lucan's epic poem, Bellum Civile. The abundance of boundary violations serves as a literary tool through which Lucan conveys his attitude towards civil war. Lucan's boundary violations ...
  • Eunuchs and Sex: Beyond Sexual Dichotomy in the Roman World 

    Rowlands, Rhiannon M. ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    This dissertation explores Roman perceptions of eunuchs, particularly their perceived sex and gender. It covers both slave eunuchs castrated as infants or young children and the galli who are self-castrated after puberty. ...
  • A new heroism: a study of the battle scenes in Lucan's Bellum Civile 

    Crutchfield, Matthew Dale (2015)
    This dissertation provides an examination of how Lucan's Bellum Ciuile redefines epic heroism by focusing on the poet's use of the narrative structures that make up epic large scale battle. It argues that Lucan engages his ...
  • When to say when: wine and drunkenness in Roman society 

    Martin, Damien, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Not surprisingly, different people offered different opinions on the use of alcohol and the acceptability of drunkenness in Roman society. What certain people said on the subject - and the context they said it in - reveals ...