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June 2015
Two separate and seemingly unrelated myths of Hercules flourished in Rome during the Augustan period: the triumphant Hercules’ defeat of the robber-...
June 2015
At the end of the 5th century BC, a prosperous, imperial, and democratic city-state (polis) embarked on a long and demanding war. The conflict...
June 2015
In the long wake of Rome’s conquest of the Greek Mediterranean, the self-styled Italian backwater was flooded with Greek arts, Greek texts, and Greek...
June 2015
Scholars have described the eighth and seventh centuries BCE in central Italy as an Orientalizing Period, when materials and practices from the...
June 2015
The ancient economy in classical studies of the last two centuries has generated great interest and enthusiasm as well as intense debate and...
December 2014
This dissertation investigates the formal components of authorial self-fashioning in a diverse sample of Greek technical, scientific, and scholarly...
July 2014
In the course of two and a half centuries, the city-state of Rome rose from central Italian dominance to Mediterranean hegemony. Together with this...
July 2013
In the eighth century BCE, the relatively small and relatively simple Dark Age settlements of the Greek world start changing, as a demographic boom...
July 2013
This dissertation examines the relationship between associations and democracy in Classical Athens. It seeks to test some of the main hypotheses of...
July 2013
This dissertation engages in the current debate on whether there was more continuity or more discontinuity in Greece after the collapse of the...
July 2012
This dissertation investigates the way that archaic Greek lyric performance represents and displays itself a physical practice. Focusing specifically...
July 2012
My dissertation analyzes how poets in archaic Greece interacted with their own local communities and how they positioned themselves within the...
July 2012
This dissertation examines the relationship initiated and developed by the Roman epigrammatist Martial with his general reader. Martial creates a...
June 2012
This dissertation presents an analysis of the rise and fall of oligarchy (Greek: oligarchia) as a constitutional form in the Greek Classical period....
May 2012
This dissertation investigates the aesthetics of Greek tragedy in comparison with those of Old Comedy through a study of the ugly objects visually...
July 2011
This dissertation is a study of the techniques used to represent mechanical technology in ancient literature from Hellenistic Greece to late-ancient...
July 2011
This dissertation explores the formation of an economic region within the wider context of the Roman Mediterranean economy in a study of southern...
July 2011
This dissertation examines the role of economic instruments--measures, writing, and coins--in shaping the conception and manipulation of value in the...
July 2010
This dissertation examines the relationship between the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and Quintus of Smyrna's Posthomerica, a 14-book...
July 2010
This project examines the long-term responses of indigenous societies in Sicily and Sardinia to colonial religion in the ancient western...

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