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(2019-06-27) - ThesisThis 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 ...
The erudite world: the transformation of Solinus' 'Collectanea rerum memorabilium', or 'Polyhistor' in late antique geographical writing. (2019-01-09) - ThesisWhat 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 ...
(2018-12-07) - ThesisThis thesis tackles the pervasiveness of aberration in Senecan tragedy. Aberration infects all aspects of the drama, and it is deeply entwined with Senecan criminality. In my introduction, I define my terminology of the ...
The Constantian orations : a contextual analysis of self-presentation in Libanius' 'Orr.' 59, 11, 61 and 31 (2017) - ThesisA total of sixty-four orations survive from the hand of Libanius. Four of these speeches were delivered under the reign of Constantius II (AD 337-361) and thus form a distinct chronological cluster in the Libanian corpus. ...
(2016) - Thesis