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Myth and argument in Plato’s Phaedrus, Republic, and Phaedo
(2016-05) - Thesis
Myth and Argument in Plato’s Phaedrus, Republic, and Phaedo investigates the role played by eschatological myth in the arguments of Plato’s Phaedrus, Republic and Phaedo. It argues that a reconsideration of the agenda ...
The self-presentation of the triumviral aristocracy
(2014) - Thesis
This thesis analyses the self-presentation of the Roman aristocracy during the triumviral period. Aristocratic self-fashioning has been of great interest to scholars studying both the republic and empire; this study ...
The erudite world: the transformation of Solinus' 'Collectanea rerum memorabilium', or 'Polyhistor' in late antique geographical writing.
(2019-01-09) - Thesis
What is the point of compiling anachronistic geographical facts? Why did Solinus’ Collectanea rerum memorabilium have such an enduring influence on later geographies — and how does each geography transform this traditional ...
Representations of empire : images of foreign peoples and places on Roman coinage (138 B.C.-96 A.D.)
(2017-12-08) - Thesis
This thesis examines figural representations of foreign peoples and places on Roman coinage. An accompanying appendix thoroughly catalogues this imagery between its earliest extant appearance in approximately 138 B.C. and ...
Reactions to the beautiful body in Classical Athens : a tri-genre approach
(2014) - Thesis
Economist Daniel Hamermesh’s groundbreaking Beauty Pays, building upon his earlier research, opens with the sentence: “Modern man is obsessed with beauty. ”His book analyses how beautiful individuals benefit (mainly ...
Imperii pretium : cultural development and conceptual transformations in the myth of Eteokles and Polyneices from Aeschylus to Alfieri
(2016-06) - Thesis
This thesis contextualises and explores the reconceptualization of the myth of Eteokles and Polyneices in Greek, Latin and Italian tragedy, the literary genre that more than any other offers the opportunity to trace its ...
The influence of Achaemenid Persia on fourth-century and early Hellenistic Greek tyranny
(2015-02) - Thesis
This thesis is an examination of how Greek tyranny in the fourth century and the early Hellenistic age was influenced by Achaemenid Persia and the Ancient Near East. The introduction lays out the problems of interpreting ...
(2016) - Thesis
Setting limits, pushing boundaries : Tacitus’ 'Agricola' and the simulacrum of history
(2019-06-27) - Thesis
This thesis investigates the generic hybridity of Tacitus’ Agricola, a text whose experimental nature still represents a literary puzzle, not only within Tacitus’ historiographical output, but also as a piece of Roman ...
Aristotle's concept of lexis : a theory of language and style
(2015-11-30) - Thesis
Aristotle’s concept of lexis has been discussed by numerous scholars, yet no comprehensive account of lexis has been produced so far. To fill this gap in scholarship, this thesis offers a systematic analysis of Aristotle’s ...