Alumni

2016-2017
Kassandra Jackson
Union College
A Doctor on the Clock: Hourly Timekeeping and Galen’s Scientific Method
Julia Mebane
University of California, San Diego
The Body Politic and Roman Political Languages
2015-2016
Jeremy Brightbill
Research Analyst
"Roman Declamation: Between Creativity and Constraints"
Branden Kosch
University of Dallas
"Reading Demosthenes"
Jonah Radding
Northwestern University
"Politics and Poetics: Tradition, Genre, and Poetic Innovation in Euripidean Tragedy"
Sailakshmi Ramgopal
Trinity College
"Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens from the Second Century BCE to the Third Century BCE"
Walter M. Shandruk
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
"A Computational Approach to the Study of Magical Gems"
Bart Van Wassenhove
National University of Singapore
"Moral Admonition and the Emotions in Seneca’s Philosophical Works"
2014-2015
Tobias Joho
University of Bern
"Alcibiadean Mysteries and the run-up to the Sicilian Expedition (Thuc. 6.8-32)"
Alexander Lee
Software Engineer, Telnyx
"Philosophical image-making and dianoia in Plato’s Republic"
Diana Moser
John Jay College
Violence and Criminality in the Ancient Roman World
2013-2014
Emily Jusino
University of Rochester
Misleading Reports, False Resolutions, and Sophoclean Dramaturgy
Jacobo Myerston
University of California, San Diego
The Reception of Mesopotamian Etymologizing in Early Greek Poetry and Cosmogony
Megan Nutzman
Old Dominion University
A hotbed of healing: ritual cures in Roman and late antique Syria-Palestine
2012-2013
Geoffrey Benson
Colgate University
“The Invisible Ass: A Reading of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses.”
Natasha Bershadsky
“Pushing the Boundaries of Myth: Transformations of Ancient Border Wars in Archaic and Classical Greece.”
Paul Keen
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
“Land of Experiment: The Ptolemies and the Development of Hellenistic Cyprus, 312–58 BC.”
Jessica Seidman
Reed University
“Loci Memoriae: Place and Memory in Latin Literature.”
2011-2012
Deborah H. Cromley
Lemoyne College
“Voce Privatus: Speech, Silence, and Human Entanglement in Language in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses.”
Raymond Kania
Society of Humanities, Stanford University
“Audax Iuventa: Virgil’s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction.”
Thomas Keith
Loyola University, Chicago
“Blood, Toil, Tearless Sweat: Sparta in Philosophical Thought of the Late Republic and Early Empire.”
Teresa Lemieux
University of Dallas
“The Agency and Affection of Pity in Sophocles.”
Rana Saadi Liebert
Bard College
“Hunger for Tears: Archaic Poetics and the Platonic Critique of Poetic Pleasure.”
Katherine Milco
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
“Perpetua’s Two Audiences: the Passio as a Sacred Performance”
2010-2011
Daniel Bandstra
“The Art and Nature of the Sublime in the Peri Hupsous of Longinus.”
Hannah Minkus
“Encountering Mortality: Life, Death, and Divine Identity in the Major Homeric Hymns.”
Aaron Seider
College of the Holy Cross
“Creating the Past: Memory in Virgil’s Aeneid.”
Frances Spaltro
University of Chicago, Laboratory School
“Dancing for Athena: the Pyrrhic Dance and the Perfect Citizen in Plato’s Laws.”
2009-2010
Edward Dandrow
University of Central Florida
“Strabo and Greek Identity in the Age of Augustus: Memory, Tradition, and Ethnographic Representation.”
2008-2009
Philip Venticinque
Cornell College
“Common Causes: Guilds, Craftsmen, and Merchants in the Economy and Society of Roman and Late Roman Egypt.”
2007-2008
Ari Bryen
University of West Virginia
“Violence, Law, and Society in Roman and Late Antique Egypt.”
Janet Downie
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Professing Illness: Healing Narrative and Rhetorical Self-Presentation in Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi.”
Robert Germany
Haverford College
1974-2017
“Mimetic Contagion in Terence’s Eunuchus.”
John Paulas
Davidson College
“Athenaeus and the Advantages of Philology.”
Francesca Sardi
Liceo Statale G. B. Grassi
“Psychological Activity in the Homeric Circe Episode.”
2006-2007
William Bubelis
Washington University, St Louis
“Athenian Sacred Treasurers from Solon to the Persian Wars.”
Brendan Boyle
St John's College, Annapolis
“The Athenian Courtroom: Politics, Rhetoric, Ethics.”
Alex Gottesman
Ohio Wesleyan University
“A Branch on the Altar: Supplication and Symbolic Capital in Ancient Greece.”
James Sullivan
Alembic Global Advisors
“Thucydides Politicus: The Political Dimensions of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War.”
2005-2006
Fanny Dolansky
Brock University
“Ritual, Gender, and Status in the Roman Family.”
Brien Garnand
Whitman College
“The Use of Phoenician Infant Sacrifice in the Formation of Ethnic Identities.”
Daniella Reinhard
American University of Paris
“Playing Dead: Hades and Idolatry in Sophocles and Homer.”
2004-2005
John Hyland
Christopher Newport University
“Tissaphernes and the Achaemenid Empire in Thucydides and Xenophon.”
Carolina Lopez-Ruiz
Ohio State University
“The Sons of Earth and the Starry Heaven: Greek Theogonic Traditions and their Northwest Semitic Background.”
Benjamin Stevens
Bard College
“The Origins of Language in Greek and Roman Thought.”
Ilse Muller
Nipissing University
“Strategies for Survival: Widows in the Context of their Social Relationships.”
Stacie Raucci
Union College
“Gazing Games: Propertius and the Dynamics of Vision.”
2003-2004
Ian Moyer
University of Michigan
“At the Limits of Hellenism: Egyptian Priests and the Greek World.”
Kevin Hawthorne
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
“Rhetoric and Discursive Frameworks in Sophoklean Agones.”
2002-2003
Neil Coffee
State University of New York at Buffalo
“Belli Commercia: Violent Exchange in Vergil’s Aeneid.”
Elizabeth Manwell
Kalamazoo College
“Slips of the Tongue: Catullus’ Oral Aesthetic.”
Christopher Star
Middlebury College
“Action and Self-Control: Apostrophe in Seneca, Lucan, and Petronius.”
2001-2002
Edith Foster
Ashland University
“Material Culture in Thucydidean Narrative.”
Andrew Foster
Fordham University
“Structured Polyphony: Narrative Framing and Reception in Theocritus’ Idylls 6, 15 and 24.”
William Stull
Colgate University
“The Representation of Authority in Cicero’s Dialogues.”
Sarah Cohen
University of Oxford
“Exile in the Political Language of the Early Principate.”
2000-2001
Daniel Richter
University of Southern California
“Ethnography, Archaism, and Identity in the Early Roman Empire.”
Christine Saavedra
Champlain Regional College
“Women on the Verge of the Roman Empire.”
1999-2000
Jill Connelly
National Opinion Research Center
“Renegotiating Ovid’s Heroides.”
Keith Jones
Allendale-Columbia School
“Controlling Love: Imagination, Subordination, and Alienation in Ovid’s Amores.”
Anatole Mori
University of Missouri - Columbia
“Alliance, Ambush, and Sacrifice: Political Authority in Apollonius’ Argonautica.”
Jon Berry
Mount Carmel High School
“Narrative and Identity in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika.”
1998-1999
David Dodd
“Heroes on the Edge: Youth, Status and Marginality in Fifth-Century Greek Narrative.”
Radcliffe Edmonds
Bryn Mawr College
“A Path Neither Simple nor Single: The Use Of Myth in Plato, Aristophanes, and the ‘Orphic’ Gold Tablets.”
Kelly Olson
University of Western Ontario
“Fashioning the Female in Roman Antiquity.”
Christopher Siciliano
“Labor and Justice: A Pattern of Allusions in Virgil’s Georgics.”
Geert Van Cleemput
George Washington University
“Aristotle on Happiness in the Nicomachean Ethics and the Politics.”
1997-1998
Eugene Adam
Princeton Consultants, Inc.
“Tense and Aspect in Roman Historiographic Narrative: A Functional Approach to the Prose of the Memoria Rerum Gestarum.”
Joseph T. Baruffi
Case Manager, Porter County Veterans Treatment Court
“Naval Warfare Operations in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean.”
Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox
University of Missouri - Kansas City
“The Rhetoric of Myth in the Isocratean Corpus.”
Peter T. Struck
University of Pennsylvania
“Reading Symbols: Traces of the Gods in the Ancient Greek-Speaking World.”
David Wolfsdorf
Temple University
“Aporia in Plato’s Charmides, Laches, and Lysis.”
1996-1997
Jerry Andrews
Glen Ellyn Presbyterian Church
“The Father’s Discipline: Religious Ideas and Social Roles in Clement of Alexandria.”
Bruce King
New York University, Gallatin School
“The End of Adventure: On the Future of the Iliadic Hero.”
Victoria E. Pagan
University of Florida
“Tacitus Plus: The Poetics of Disguise.”
Mark D. Usher
University of Vermont
“Homeric Stitchings: A New Text and Interpretation of the Homeric Centos.”
1995-1996
Andrew Wolpert
University of Florida
“Rebuilding the Walls of Athens: Democratic Ideology, Civic Discourse, and the Reconciliation of 403 B.C.”
1994-1995
Denise M. Laskey
Northeastern Illinois University
“An Examination of the Literary Sources Helpful in Interpreting the Metaphor of Skopos as Used in the Ethical Texts of Plato and Aristotle.”
Catherine M. Mardikes
University of Chicago Library
“Curses and Conspiratorial Oaths in the Oresteia.”
1991-1992
Brian Duvick
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
“A Translation and Commentary on Proclus’ In Platonis Cratylum Commentaria.”
Laura McClure
University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Rhetoric and Gender in Euripides: A Study of Sacrifice Actions.”
1990-1991
Brenda Fineberg
Knox College
“Configurations of Desire in the Elegies of Tibullus.”
1989-1990
Raymond W. Ciacci
University of Chicago, Graham School
“Plato’s Portrait of Socrates: Fact or Fiction?”