• 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, ...