Penn Dissertations in Ancient History


  • Seth Bernard, “Men at Work: Public Construction, Labor, and Society at Middle Republican Rome (390-168 BC),” 2012.
  • Jeremy LaBuff, “Karian Sympoliteiai: Causes and Implications of Political Merger at the Periphery of the Greek World,” 2010. See Abstract.


  • Amanda Coles, “Not Effigies Parvae Populi Romani: Gods, Agency, and Landscape in Mid-Republican Colonization,” 2009. See Abstract.
  • Kathryn Milne, "The Republican Soldier: Historiographical Representations and Human Realities,” 2009. See Abstract.
  • Bryan Hudak, "The Histories of Ephorus,” 2009. See Abstract.
  • Trevor Luke, "Presence, prophecy, and power in the early Roman empire,” 2007. See Abstract.
  • Chris Baron, “Timaios of Tauromenion: A Case Study in Hellenistic Historiography,” 2006. See Abstract.
  • Danielle Kellogg, “The Attic Deme of Acharnai: History and Identity,” 2005. See Abstract.
  • Andrew Gallia, “Remembering the Roman Republic, A.D. 68-117,” 2003. See Abstract.
  • Eric Kondratieff, "Popular Power in Action: Tribunes of the Plebs in the Later Republic,” 2003. See Abstract.
  • Kyra Nourse, “Women and the Early Development of Royal Power in the Hellenistic East,” 2002. See Abstract.
  • Alexander G. Thein, “Sulla's Public Image and the Politics of Civic Renewal,” 2002. See Abstract.
  • Kellee A. Barnard, “Transition, Production and Standardization in Minoan Ceramics: A View from Neopalatial Mochlos,” 2001. See Abstract.
  • Carlos F. Noreña, “The Civic Ideology of the Roman Emperor: Representation and Communication,” 2001. See Abstract.
  • Elizabeth A. Pollard, “Magic Accusations Against Women in the Greco-Roman World from the First through the Fifth Centuries C.E,” 2001. See Abstract.
  • Stephanie Budin, “The Origins of Aphrodite,” 2000. See Abstract.
  • Atsuko Hattori “Texts and impressions: A holistic approach to Ur III cuneiform tablets from the University of Pennsylvania expeditions to Nippur,” 2000. See Abstract.


  • Philip G. Kaplan, “Multiple Geographies: the Greek View of Asia in the Archaic Period,” 1999. See Abstract.
  • Eric D. Huntsman, “The Family and Property of Livia Drusilla,” 1997. See Abstract.
  • Scott Rusch, “Poliorcetic Assault in the Peloponnesian War,” 1997. See Abstract.
  • Matthew Waters, “A Survey of Neo-Elamite History,” 1997. See Abstract.
  • Ellen G. Millender, “‘The Teacher of Hellas’: Athenian Democratic Ideology and the ‘Barbarization’ of Sparta in Fifth-Century Greek Thought,” 1996. See Abstract.
  • John Bert Lott, “The Earliest Use of the Divine Ephithet Augustus, 27 BCE-37 CE: Dynastic Names and Religion in the Augustan Principate,” 1995. See Abstract.
  • Rob. S. Rice, “The Rhodian Navy: The Proper Application of Limited Force,” 1994. See Abstract.
  • Eric W. Robinson, “Early Greek Democracies outside Athens,” 1994.
  • Nancy Skon-Jedele, “Aigyptiaka: a Catalogue of Egyptian and Egyptianizing Objects Excavated from Greek Archaeological Sites, ca. 1100-525 BC., with Historical Commentary,” 1994. See Abstract.
  • Harriet I. Flower, “Imagines Maiorum: Ancestral Masks as Symbols of Ideology and Power,” 1993.
  • Francis X. Ryan “Precedence in the Republican Senate,” 1993. See Abstract.
  • Linda Bregstein Scherr, “Seal use in fifth century B.C. Nippur, Iraq: A Study of Seal Selection and Sealing Practises in the Murasu Archive” 1993. See Abstract.
  • Michael F. Arnush, “The Chronology of Delphi in the Late Fourth and Early Third Centuries B.C.: An Epigraphic and Historical Analysis,” 1991.
  • Eric H. Cline, “Orientalia in the Late Bronze Age Aegean,” 1991. See Abstract.
  • Tammi J. Schneider “A New Analysis of the Royal Annals of Shalmaneser III,” 1991. See Abstract.