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  • Agamemnon in Homer: reading character through tradition 

    Porter, Andrew E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In this research project I outline a consistent methodology for assessing characterization in the oral-derived Homeric epics and I apply this methodology ...
  • Animals in Rome 

    Janda, Elizabeth (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Humans have coexisted intimately with animals for thousands of years, yet our relationship with them is still fraught with uncertainty. Animal behavior ...
  • 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 ...
  • Catullus' Attis: counterfeit epic 

    Foster, Hubert Wakefield, 1953- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Catullus' carmen 63 presents a confluence of forms - inverted, parodic, and imitative - from which flow diverging streams of critical interpretation. ...
  • The directed gaze: enargeia and film in the Annales of Tacitus 

    Waddell, Philip, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] My aim in this study is to examine the visual aspects of Tacitus' Annales in order to elucidate his creation of vivid narrative through control of the ...
  • 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. ...
  • Frustrated desire and controlling fictions: the natural world in ancient pastoral literature and art 

    Wesolowski, Deanna L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation examines three intersections of plants and desire in the pastoral literature of Theocritus, Virgil, and Longus. First, the locus amoenus describes a pleasing botanical place that can create a narrative ...
  • Homeric Constructions: The Reception of Homeric Authority 

    Smith, Andrew M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Mapping Seneca : cognitive cartography and moral imagination in the Natural Questions 

    Chenoweth, Katy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    This dissertation focuses on how Seneca creates a map of the world that defies human limitations and control, thereby instilling within the reader an understanding of self-knowledge. I argue that Seneca "maps" the world ...
  • The mechanics of Roman religion: the functionality and aspectualization of the gods 

    Shamey, Casey (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation examines the practical functioning of Roman religion and the nature of the Roman gods. Roman religion operated as a thaumaturgical ...
  • Metadrama in the chorus : the first choral ode of Seneca's Oedipus 

    Sarais, Maria Silvia (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The main topic of this dissertation is the first choral ode of Seneca's Oedipus. Seneca's handling of the choral parts has often suffered from negative ...
  • Nam mihi carmen erit Christi vitalia gesta: book one of the Evangeliorum libri iv of Juvencus and the evolution of Latin epic in late antiquity 

    Collier, David Andrew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This thesis presents the text of Book One of the Evangeliorum libri IV of Juvencus with a facing English translation. This fourth-century poem of 3,200 hexameters and four books is one of the least studied Latin epics and ...
  • A new heroism: a study of the battle scenes in Lucan's Bellum Civile 

    Crutchfield, Matthew Dale (University of Missouri--Columbia, 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 ...
  • Queen of the Curse: The Odyssey's Formulaic Interrogation and Arete's Determination of Odysseus' Identity 

    Arft, Justin Tyler (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation establishes the compositional authority of Arete, queen of the Phaeacians, in Homer's Odyssey by means of an oral poetic analysis of ...
  • Remembering Trajan in Fourth-Century Rome: Memory and Identity in Spatial, Artistic, and Textual Narratives 

    Thienes, Eric M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This study examines a broad range of fourth-century evidence in art, literature, and monuments in order to examine the cultural significance of the Roman emperor Trajan. Trajan was famous in his own day in the second century ...
  • Restoring tradition: verbal lyricism and therapeutic song in Theocritus' pastoral Idylls 

    Kaloudis, Naomi Ruth (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] My research examines the cultural significance of Theocritus' pastoral Idylls as imitations of folk songs, a genre traditionally passed down orally. I ...
  • Sancti et linguae: the classical world in the eyes of Hibernia 

    Mahoney, Maria C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This thesis will examine Irish views of the classical world primarily through texts written in Ireland and on the continent by Irishmen up to the beginning of the Carolingian period (with brief glances to the period ahead), ...
  • Stoic rationalism 

    Dyson, Henry, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    The prevailing scholarly opinion is that the Stoics are empiricists rather than rationalists. Empiricism is a branch of epistemology that gives priority to sense-perception whereas rationalism gives priority to reason's ...
  • 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 ...