Alumni

2015-2016
Jeremy Brightbill "Roman Declamation: Between Creativity and Constraints"
Jonah Radding "Politics and Poetics: Tradition, Genre, and Poetic Innovation in Euripidean Tragedy"
Sailakshmi Ramgopal "Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens from the Second Century BCE to the Third Century BCE"
Walter M. Shandruk "A Computational Approach to the Study of Magical Gems"
Bart Van Wassenhove "Moral Admonition and the Emotions in Seneca’s Philosophical Works"
2014-2015
Tobias Joho "Alcibiadean Mysteries and the run-up to the Sicilian Expedition (Thuc. 6.8-32)"
Alexander Lee "Philosophical image-making and dianoia in Plato’s Republic"
Diana Moser Violence and Criminality in the Ancient Roman World
2013-2014
Emily Jusino Misleading Reports, False Resolutions, and Sophoclean Dramaturgy
Jacobo Myerston The Reception of Mesopotamian Etymologizing in Early Greek Poetry and Cosmogony
Megan Nutzman A hotbed of healing: ritual cures in Roman and late antique Syria-Palestine
2016-2017
Kassandra Jackson A Doctor on the Clock: Hourly Timekeeping and Galen’s Scientific Method
Julia Mebane The Body Politic and Roman Political Languages
2012-2013
Geoffrey Benson “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 “Land of Experiment: The Ptolemies and the Development of Hellenistic Cyprus, 312–58 BC.”
Jessica Seidman “Loci Memoriae: Place and Memory in Latin Literature.”
2011-2012
Deborah H. Cromley “Voce Privatus: Speech, Silence, and Human Entanglement in Language in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses.”
Raymond Kania “Audax Iuventa: Virgil’s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction.”
Thomas Keith “Blood, Toil, Tearless Sweat: Sparta in Philosophical Thought of the Late Republic and Early Empire.”
Teresa Lemieux “The Agency and Affection of Pity in Sophocles.”
Rana Saadi Liebert “Hunger for Tears: Archaic Poetics and the Platonic Critique of Poetic Pleasure.”
Katherine Milco “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 “Creating the Past: Memory in Virgil’s Aeneid.”
Frances Spaltro “Dancing for Athena: the Pyrrhic Dance and the Perfect Citizen in Plato’s Laws.”
2009-2010
Edward Dandrow “Strabo and Greek Identity in the Age of Augustus: Memory, Tradition, and Ethnographic Representation.”
2008-2009
Philip Venticinque “Common Causes: Guilds, Craftsmen, and Merchants in the Economy and Society of Roman and Late Roman Egypt.”
2007-2008
Ari Bryen “Violence, Law, and Society in Roman and Late Antique Egypt.”
Janet Downie “Professing Illness: Healing Narrative and Rhetorical Self-Presentation in Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi.”
Robert Germany “Mimetic Contagion in Terence’s Eunuchus.”
John Paulas “Athenaeus and the Advantages of Philology.”
Francesca Sardi “Psychological Activity in the Homeric Circe Episode.”
2006-2007
William Bubelis “Athenian Sacred Treasurers from Solon to the Persian Wars.”
Brendan Boyle “The Athenian Courtroom: Politics, Rhetoric, Ethics.”
Alex Gottesman “A Branch on the Altar: Supplication and Symbolic Capital in Ancient Greece.”
James Sullivan “Thucydides Politicus: The Political Dimensions of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War.”
2005-2006
Fanny Dolansky “Ritual, Gender, and Status in the Roman Family.”
Brien Garnand “The Use of Phoenician Infant Sacrifice in the Formation of Ethnic Identities.”
Daniella Reinhard “Playing Dead: Hades and Idolatry in Sophocles and Homer.”
2004-2005
John Hyland “Tissaphernes and the Achaemenid Empire in Thucydides and Xenophon.”
Carolina Lopez-Ruiz “The Sons of Earth and the Starry Heaven: Greek Theogonic Traditions and their Northwest Semitic Background.”
Benjamin Stevens “The Origins of Language in Greek and Roman Thought.”
Ilse Muller “Strategies for Survival: Widows in the Context of their Social Relationships.”
Stacie Raucci “Gazing Games: Propertius and the Dynamics of Vision.”
2003-2004
Ian Moyer “At the Limits of Hellenism: Egyptian Priests and the Greek World.”
Kevin Hawthorne “Rhetoric and Discursive Frameworks in Sophoklean Agones.”
2002-2003
Neil Coffee “Belli Commercia: Violent Exchange in Vergil’s Aeneid.”
Elizabeth Manwell “Slips of the Tongue: Catullus’ Oral Aesthetic.”
Christopher Star “Action and Self-Control: Apostrophe in Seneca, Lucan, and Petronius.”
2001-2002
Edith Foster “Material Culture in Thucydidean Narrative.”
Andrew Foster “Structured Polyphony: Narrative Framing and Reception in Theocritus’ Idylls 6, 15 and 24.”
William Stull “The Representation of Authority in Cicero’s Dialogues.”
Sarah Cohen “Exile in the Political Language of the Early Principate.”
2000-2001
Daniel Richter “Ethnography, Archaism, and Identity in the Early Roman Empire.”
Christine Saavedra “Women on the Verge of the Roman Empire.”
1999-2000
Jill Connelly “Renegotiating Ovid’s Heroides.”
Keith Jones “Controlling Love: Imagination, Subordination, and Alienation in Ovid’s Amores.”
Anatole Mori “Alliance, Ambush, and Sacrifice: Political Authority in Apollonius’ Argonautica.”
Jon Berry “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 “A Path Neither Simple nor Single: The Use Of Myth in Plato, Aristophanes, and the ‘Orphic’ Gold Tablets.”
Kelly Olson “Fashioning the Female in Roman Antiquity.”
Christopher Siciliano “Labor and Justice: A Pattern of Allusions in Virgil’s Georgics.”
Geert Van Cleemput “Aristotle on Happiness in the Nicomachean Ethics and the Politics.”
1997-1998
Eugene Adam “Tense and Aspect in Roman Historiographic Narrative: A Functional Approach to the Prose of the Memoria Rerum Gestarum.”
Joseph T. Baruffi “Naval Warfare Operations in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean.”
Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox “The Rhetoric of Myth in the Isocratean Corpus.”
Peter T. Struck “Reading Symbols: Traces of the Gods in the Ancient Greek-Speaking World.”
David Wolfsdorf “Aporia in Plato’s Charmides, Laches, and Lysis.”
1996-1997
Jerry Andrews “The Father’s Discipline: Religious Ideas and Social Roles in Clement of Alexandria.”
Bruce King “The End of Adventure: On the Future of the Iliadic Hero.”
Victoria E. Pagan “Tacitus Plus: The Poetics of Disguise.”
Mark D. Usher “Homeric Stitchings: A New Text and Interpretation of the Homeric Centos.”
1995-1996
Andrew Wolpert “Rebuilding the Walls of Athens: Democratic Ideology, Civic Discourse, and the Reconciliation of 403 B.C.”
1994-1995
Denise M. Laskey “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 “Curses and Conspiratorial Oaths in the Oresteia.”
1991-1992
Brian Duvick “A Translation and Commentary on Proclus’ In Platonis Cratylum Commentaria.”
Laura McClure “Rhetoric and Gender in Euripides: A Study of Sacrifice Actions.”
1990-1991
Brenda Fineberg “Configurations of Desire in the Elegies of Tibullus.”
1989-1990
Raymond W. Ciacci “Plato’s Portrait of Socrates: Fact or Fiction?”