Senior Theses and Essays, 1994-2013


  • Halina Anne Bennet - "Women in Etruscan Aristocratic Society"
  • Angus E. Goldberg - "Uncertain Ideals:  Cognitive Dissonance in Athenian History"
  • Sean P. Mazer - "Homeric and Historical Communities"


  • Matt Edes-Pierotti - "A Few Good Men: Military Elites in Ancient Greece"
  • Lisa Hastings - "The Rape of Lucretia:  Evolution of a Legend Through Literature"
  • Curtis Nelson - "Inspiration, Identity, and the Idea of Order:  The Homeric Poems as a Cultural System"
  • Molly Swetnam-Burland - "Personal, Factional, and State Propaganda on Roman Coinage:  The Republic to Augustus"


  • Lindsay Nichols - "Women in the Comic World of Menander and in Ancient Athens"
  • Charles Vance - "Cavere, Agere, Respondere:  The Role of the Roman Jurists in the Development of Law from Q. Mucius Scaevola to Hadrian"


  • Joshua Arthurs - "Civis Romanus Sum:  Italian Fascism and Roman Antiquity"
  • Joshua Borenstein - "Living on the Boundaries:  Hybrid Creatures in Greek Myth and Art"
  • Bret Mulligan - "Roma Aeterna/Roma Christiana:  The Transformation of Ideological Rome in Late Antiquity"
  • Brendan O'Toole - "Tellos:  A Year in Athens"


  • Kristopher Fletcher - "Diomedes, Son of Tydeus:  In the Shadow of Achilles"
  • Nancy Shane - "Carmina Comica"
  • Mary Elizabeth Williamson - "Strategies of Consolation:  An Interpretation of the Correspondence of Heloise and Abelard"


  • Claudia Makadon - "Feminae Libidinosae et Castae:  Representations of Women in Ancient Rome"


  • Christopher Churchill  -  "The Vocabulary of Revolution: Rebellion, Accession and the Coins of 68-69 AD"
  • Jesse Kercheval - "A Multimedia Review of Vergil's First Eclogue"
  • Joseph Meyer - "Mithraism, Religious Prominence and Structural Differentiation in the Roman World"
  • Sarah Rosenberg - "The Choicest Gift of the Gods:  Pantomime and the Early Roman Empire"
  • Joanna Smith - "The Archaeology of Herodotus"
  • Steven Staats - "Nature and Anxiety: Epicurean Ethics in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura"
  • Sarah Wilkes - "Common Ideological Tendencies in General-Audience Greek Historiography"


  • Mercedes Barletta -- "The Rising Son: Neoptolemus, Telemachus and Orestes in Ancient Greek Literature and Art"
  • Laura Elliott -- "Corpora Feminarum: Monstruosa at Miracula"
  • Sara J. Hise -- "Humanitas: Foundations of Humanity in the Stoic Writings of Seneca and Marcus Aurelius"


  • Nate Andrade -- "The Devil is a Gentleman: Clerics and Ascetics in Late Antiquity"
  • Jessica Clark -- "The Gallo-Roman Sanctuary Site of Champlieu (Oise) and the 'Romanization' of Gallia Belgica"
  • Andrew Goldstein -- "The Foliate Lyre: The Use of the Countryside in Horace's Odes"
  • Anthony Pacchia -- "A Reconsideration of Libertine Gnosticism"


  • Adriel Gerard -- "The History and Culture of The Scythians"
  • Molly Greenwood -- "Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves: Perceptions of the Sibyl's Voice from Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance"
  • Caroline Richardson -- "Poor Man's Crystal: Utilitarian Glass of the Common Roman, ca. 50 B.C.-A.D. 450"
  • Laurie Shaner -- "Making Sense of Madness: An Analysis of Madness in Fifth-Century B.C. History, Myth, and Religion"


  • Dina Guth -- Lyric and the Lyre" Ancient Greek Rhythmic Theory from Antiquity to Byzantium"


  • Elizabeth Burnside--"The Myth of Theseus: The Creation of a Hero"
  • Leland Smith--"Homeric Intertextuality in Ovid's Heroides"


  • Burke Giordano--"Ovidian Irony and Augustan Propaganda"
  • Dan Matzkin--"Sight and Foresight: Blindness in Classical Antiquity"


  • Tess Amodeo Vickery--"When in Rome"
  • Deborah Schwartz--"'If You Are a Man': Gender Rhetoric in Roman Historiography


  • Frances Jones--"Tirocinium Imperii: Public School Education in the Victorian Era," the Classical Curriculum, and the British Imperial Ethos.
  • Joanna Kenty--"Tyrants and Tyranny in the Late Roman Republic"
  • Sara Maeder--"The Purest and the Loveliest of Mirrors," the Translation of Greek Myth to Film.
  • Heather Teixeira--"Poetry, Politics, Persuasion: The Rhetoric of Demosthenes and George W. Bush"
  • Jordana Wolfe--"Seeds of Knowledge: Palaeoethnobotany in the Classical World"
  • Sabrina Parez (Essay)--"Issues in Latin Pedagogy"
  • Cory Savereid (Essay)--"Under the Influence: How Republican Rome Viewed the Greeks"


  • Trevor Adams (essay), "The Heroic Theme: Ancient Values in Relation to Modern Society"
  • Candace Buckner, "Fashioning the Desert"
  • Thea DeArmond, "The Menelaion"
  • Stephanie Leung (essay), "Camilla and Dido: Roman Identity and Female Sexuality"
  • Thomas Van DenBurgh, Pressule: The Egyptian Ass; or the Incest Motif in Apuleius' The Golden Ass"
  • Frederick Zenker, "The Rural Basis of the Ancient Greek City"


  • Madeline Caldwell (essay), "Percy Jackson and the Olympians."
  • Christi Richardson (essay), "The Role of Prognosis in the Hippocratic Struggle for Reputation and Legitimacy."


  • Christina Burkot, "The Role of Ritual in Aristophanic Comedy."
  • Allison House, "Dismemberment, Distraction and Disjointedness: The Metamorphoses as Anti-Epic."
  • Chris Kaltsas, "Spartacus Mythistoricus: Winning Spartacus Into the Mythical."
  • Kevin McKeown, "Dreams, Prophecies and Cures."
  • Amanda Sweeny, "Staging Christianity: How Religion Theatricizes the Divine."


  • Ellie Damaskos (essay), "Eros, virtue and the male homoerotic:  An approach to the speeches of Phaedrus, Pausanias and Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium"
  • Nathaniel Durant, "The Importance of Wind and Air in Book 6 of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura"
  • Nora Hoover, "Translating a Saint:  The Life of Saint Ita and the Early Irish Christianity."
  • Linda Kung, "Girl, Your Wounds Are Beautiful: Beauty, Suffering, and Identity in the Ancient Greek Novel"
  • Julia Mintz (essay), "Catullus' Vocabulary of Evaluation:  Precise Meaning Through Poetic Context"
  • Adam Peck, "The Archaeology of Pan-Hellenic Politics:  Monumental Dedications at Delphi an Cycladic Political Identity"
  • Cheryl Walker, "When I was a Noun." The Modern Carribean Epic.  (University Sudies)


  • Alex Ray, "Declamation and Storytelling:  First Person Speech in Apuleius' Metamorphoses"
  • Andrea Ruiz-Lopez: "Hellenistic or Roman? A Case Study of a Mosaic in Tel Dor, Israel, in Its Regional Context"