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2019-20
Name Dissertation Title
Tim Clark "Constructing the East: Roman Representations of Parthia and Armenia"
University of Chicago
Anna Darden "Visualizing the Divine in Euripidean Tragedy"
Kevin Lam "Visions at War in Lucan's Bellum Civile"
William Sullivan "Admissibility in Roman-Canon Procedure: the Emergence of the Law of Positions"
Boston College Law School
2018-19
Name Dissertation Title
Marcos Gouvêa "Another Homer: The Figure of the Roman Homer from Emnius to Macrobius"
Luke Parker "Listening to Logos: A Prose Poetics in Heraclitus"
Natalie Trevino "Inspiration and Narrative in the Homeric Odyssey"
Emily Wilson "What’s in a Name? Trade, Sanctuaries, Diversity, and Identity in Archaic Ionia"
2017-18
Name Dissertation Title
Abigail Akavia "The Poetics of Listening in Sophocles"
Andrew Horne "Making Freedom in Cicero and Horace"
Paul Vadan "Crisis Management and Socio-Political Risk in the Hellenistic Age"
Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
Nick Venable "Legal Authority and Monastic Institutions in Late Antique Egypt"
Konrad Weeda "Imagined Languages and Forms of Life: Horace Reads Virgil"
University of Chicago
2016-17
Name Dissertation Title
Julia Mebane "The Body Politic and Roman Political Languages"
University of California, San Diego
Kassandra Miller "A Doctor on the Clock: Hourly Timekeeping and Galen’s Scientific Method"
Colby College
2015-16
Name Dissertation Title
Jeremy Brightbill "Roman Declamation: Between Creativity and Constraints"
LaSalle Network
Branden Kosch "Reading Demosthenes"
University of Dallas
Jonah Radding "Politics and Poetics: Tradition, Genre, and Poetic Innovation in Euripidean Tragedy"
Northwestern University
Sailakshmi Ramgopal "Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens from the Second Century BCE to the Third Century BCE"
Columbia University
Walter M. Shandruk "A Computational Approach to the Study of Magical Gems"
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Bart Van Wassenhove "Moral Admonition and the Emotions in Seneca’s Philosophical Works"
National University of Singapore
2014-15
Name Dissertation Title
Tobias Joho "Alcibiadean Mysteries and the run-up to the Sicilian Expedition (Thuc. 6.8-32)"
University of Bern
Alexander Lee "Philosophical image-making and dianoia in Plato’s Republic"
Software Engineer, Telnyx
Diana Moser "Violence and Criminality in the Ancient Roman World"
John Jay College
2013-14
Name Dissertation Title
Emily Jusino "Misleading Reports, False Resolutions, and Sophoclean Dramaturgy"
University of Rochester
Jacobo Myerston "The Reception of Mesopotamian Etymologizing in Early Greek Poetry and Cosmogony"
University of California, San Diego
Megan Nutzman "A hotbed of healing: ritual cures in Roman and late antique Syria-Palestine"
Old Dominion University
2012-13
Name Dissertation Title
Geoffrey Benson "The Invisible Ass: A Reading of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses."
Colgate University
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."
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jessica Seidman "Loci Memoriae: Place and Memory in Latin Literature."
St Alban’s School, Washington DC
2011-12
Name Dissertation Title
Deborah H. Cromley "Voce Privatus: Speech, Silence, and Human Entanglement in Language in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses."
Lemoyne College
Raymond Kania "Audax Iuventa: Virgil’s Eclogues and the Art of Fiction."
Society of Humanities, Stanford University
Thomas Keith "Blood, Toil, Tearless Sweat: Sparta in Philosophical Thought of the Late Republic and Early Empire."
Loyola University, Chicago
Teresa Lemieux "The Agency and Affection of Pity in Sophocles."
University of Dallas
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"
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2010-11
Name Dissertation Title
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."
College of the Holy Cross
Frances Spaltro "Dancing for Athena: the Pyrrhic Dance and the Perfect Citizen in Plato’s Laws."
University of Chicago, Laboratory School
2009-10
Name Dissertation Title
Edward Dandrow "Strabo and Greek Identity in the Age of Augustus: Memory, Tradition, and Ethnographic Representation."
University of Central Florida
2008-09
Name Dissertation Title
Philip Venticinque "Common Causes: Guilds, Craftsmen, and Merchants in the Economy and Society of Roman and Late Roman Egypt."
University of Chicago
2007-08
Name Dissertation Title
Ari Bryen "Violence, Law, and Society in Roman and Late Antique Egypt."
Vanderbilt University
Janet Downie "Professing Illness: Healing Narrative and Rhetorical Self-Presentation in Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi."
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Robert Germany, 1974-2017 "Mimetic Contagion in Terence’s Eunuchus."
John Paulas "Athenaeus and the Advantages of Philology."
President and Founder, PhD Matters
Francesca Sardi "Psychological Activity in the Homeric Circe Episode."
Liceo Statale G. B. Grassi
2006-07
Name Dissertation Title
Brendan Boyle "The Athenian Courtroom: Politics, Rhetoric, Ethics."
St John's College, Annapolis
William Bubelis "Athenian Sacred Treasurers from Solon to the Persian Wars."
Washington University, St Louis
Alex Gottesman "A Branch on the Altar: Supplication and Symbolic Capital in Ancient Greece."
Ohio Wesleyan University
James Sullivan "Thucydides Politicus: The Political Dimensions of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War."
Alembic Global Advisors
2005-06
Name Dissertation Title
Fanny Dolansky "Ritual, Gender, and Status in the Roman Family."
Brock University
Brien Garnand "The Use of Phoenician Infant Sacrifice in the Formation of Ethnic Identities."
Howard University
Daniella Reinhard "Playing Dead: Hades and Idolatry in Sophocles and Homer."
American University of Paris
2004-05
Name Dissertation Title
John Hyland "Tissaphernes and the Achaemenid Empire in Thucydides and Xenophon."
Christopher Newport University
Carolina Lopez-Ruiz "The Sons of Earth and the Starry Heaven: Greek Theogonic Traditions and their Northwest Semitic Background."
Ohio State University
Ilse Mueller, 1949-2016 "Strategies for Survival: Widows in the Context of their Social Relationships."
Stacie Raucci "Gazing Games: Propertius and the Dynamics of Vision."
Union College
Benjamin Stevens "The Origins of Language in Greek and Roman Thought."
Trinity University
2003-04
Name Dissertation Title
Kevin Hawthorne "Rhetoric and Discursive Frameworks in Sophoklean Agones."
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Ian Moyer "At the Limits of Hellenism: Egyptian Priests and the Greek World."
University of Michigan
2002-03
Name Dissertation Title
Neil Coffee "Belli Commercia: Violent Exchange in Vergil’s Aeneid."
State University of New York at Buffalo
Elizabeth Manwell "Slips of the Tongue: Catullus’ Oral Aesthetic."
Kalamazoo College
Christopher Star "Action and Self-Control: Apostrophe in Seneca, Lucan, and Petronius."
Middlebury College
2001-02
Name Dissertation Title
Sarah Cohen "Exile in the Political Language of the Early Principate."
University of Oxford
Andrew Foster "Structured Polyphony: Narrative Framing and Reception in Theocritus’ Idylls 6, 15 and 24."
Fordham University
Edith Foster "Material Culture in Thucydidean Narrative."
Ashland University
William Stull "The Representation of Authority in Cicero’s Dialogues."
Colgate University
2000-01
Name Dissertation Title
Daniel Richter "Ethnography, Archaism, and Identity in the Early Roman Empire."
University of Southern California
Christine Saavedra "Women on the Verge of the Roman Empire."
Champlain Regional College
1999-00
Name Dissertation Title
Jon Berry "Narrative and Identity in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika."
Mount Carmel High School
Jill Connelly "Renegotiating Ovid’s Heroides."
National Opinion Research Center
Keith Jones "Controlling Love: Imagination, Subordination, and Alienation in Ovid’s Amores."
Allendale-Columbia School
Anatole Mori "Alliance, Ambush, and Sacrifice: Political Authority in Apollonius’ Argonautica."
University of Missouri - Columbia
1998-99
Name Dissertation Title
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."
Bryn Mawr College
Kelly Olson "Fashioning the Female in Roman Antiquity."
University of Western Ontario
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."
George Washington University
1997-98
Name Dissertation Title
Eugene Adam "Tense and Aspect in Roman Historiographic Narrative: A Functional Approach to the Prose of the Memoria Rerum Gestarum"
Princeton Consultants, Inc.
Joseph T. Baruffi "Naval Warfare Operations in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean."
Case Manager, Porter County Veterans Treatment Court
Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox "The Rhetoric of Myth in the Isocratean Corpus"
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Peter T. Struck "Reading Symbols: Traces of the Gods in the Ancient Greek-Speaking World"
University of Pennsylvania
David Wolfsdorf "Aporia in Plato’s Charmides, Laches, and Lysis"
Temple University
1996-97
Name Dissertation Title
Jerry Andrews "The Father’s Discipline: Religious Ideas and Social Roles in Clement of Alexandria."
Glen Ellyn Presbyterian Church
Bruce King "The End of Adventure: On the Future of the Iliadic Hero"
New York University, Gallatin School
Victoria E. Pagan "Tacitus Plus: The Poetics of Disguise"
University of Florida
Mark D. Usher "Homeric Stitchings: A New Text and Interpretation of the Homeric Centos"
University of Vermont
1995-96
Name Dissertation Title
Andrew Wolpert "Rebuilding the Walls of Athens: Democratic Ideology, Civic Discourse, and the Reconciliation of 403 B.C."
University of Florida
1994-95
Name Dissertation Title
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"
Northeastern Illinois University
Catherine M. Mardikes "Curses and Conspiratorial Oaths in the Oresteia"
University of Chicago Library
1991-92
Name Dissertation Title
Brian Duvick "A Translation and Commentary on Proclus’ In Platonis Cratylum Commentaria"
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Laura McClure "Rhetoric and Gender in Euripides: A Study of Sacrifice Actions"
University of Wisconsin, Madison
1990-91
Name Dissertation Title
Brenda Fineberg "Configurations of Desire in the Elegies of Tibullus"
Knox College
1989-90
Name Dissertation Title
Raymond W. Ciacci "Plato’s Portrait of Socrates: Fact or Fiction?"
University of Chicago, Graham School