• 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)
    Catullus' carmen 63 presents a confluence of forms - inverted, parodic, and imitative - from which flow diverging streams of critical interpretation. In this dissertation, I maintain that a systematic examination of themes, ...
  • 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 ...