Penn Dissertations in Classical Studies

2010–present

2000–2009

  • Roshan J. Abraham, "Magic and religious authority in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana," 2009
  • Jacques A. Bromberg, "Tragic persuasion and early Greek rhetoric," 2009
  • Jeremy B. Lefkowitz, "Aesop's pen: adaptation, authorship, and satire in the Aesopic tradition," 2009
  • Sarah Walhberg, "Ovid's Fasti and the tradition of Callimachus' Aetia in Rome," 2008
  • Daniel E. Harris-McCoy, "Varieties of encyclopedism in the early Roman Empire: Vitruvius, Pliny the Elder, Artemidorus," 2008
  • William Josiah Edwards Davis, "Latin texts and Latin culture at Praeneste: 700 BC - 14 AD," 2007
  • Erin Kristine Moodie, "Metatheater, pretense disruption, and social class in Greek and Roman comedy," 2007
  • Kevin Tracy, "The developoment of dialectic from Aristotle to Chrysippus," 2006Bryce England Walker, "Moralizing discourse in Juvenal's later books," 2006
  • Meggan Jennell Arp, "Pre-socratic thought in Sophoclean tragedy," 2006
  • Mary McMenomy, "Roles of Hermes in Athenian drama," 2006
  • Carl A. Shaw III, "Greek comedy and the evolution of satyr drama," 2005
  • Aislinn Aja Melchior, "Compositions with blood: violence in late Republican prose," 2004
  • Andrew A. Fenton, "Cultural and poetic response in Vergil's Eclogues," 2004
  • Amanda Ruth Wilcox, "The epistolary habit: representation, participation, and exchange among the Roman elite," 2002
  • Daniel R. McLean, "Refiguring Socrates: comedy and corporeality in the Socratic tradition," 2002
  • Alex Claire Purves, "Telling space: topography, time, and narrative from Homer to Xenophon," 2002
  • Benjamin Todd Lee, "A commentary on Apuleius' Florida: Carthaginian orations with text, translation, and notes," 2001
  • Alexa Jervis, "Gallia scripta: images of Gauls and Romans in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum," 2001
  • Kathryn M. DiLorenzo, "Looking both ways: Janus, doubling, and intertextuality in Ovid," 2001
  • Jennifer Valerie Ebbeler, "Pedants in the apparel of heroes? Cultures of Latin letter-writing from Cicero to Ennodius," 2001
  • Kristin Elizabeth Holland, "Resisted transition in Euripidean tragedy," 2001
  • Anne Elizabeth Duncan, "The hypocritical self: actors, acting, and identity in Greek and Roman culture," 2000

1990–1999

  • Catherine Clare Keane, "Model behavior: generic construction in Roman satire," 1999
  • Rebecca Lynn Frost, "The rhetoric of authority in the Propertian Monobiblos," 1998
  • Richard Gilder III, "Goddesses unbound: furies and furial imagery in the works of Seneca, Lucan, and Statius," 1997
  • Samuel Alexander Hughes, "Salamis on the Tiber: readings of the Mars Ultor Temple's dedicatory games," 1997
  • Joy Connolly, "Vile eloquence: performance and identity in Greco-Roman rhetoric," 1997
  • Eric Scott Casey, "Identity, meaning, and accountability: names and naming in Greek culture," 1996
  • Robert Joseph Gorman, "Cicero and the Socratic method," 1995
  • Jacqueline N. Sadashige, "Roman things: matters of gender, nation, and culture in Plautus," 1995
  • Eric Kyllo, "Heliconiadum comites: the De rerum natura and epic tradition," 1994
  • Nigel Nicholson, "Mixed praise: sexual imagery, truth and discord in Pindar's Odes," 1994
  • Karl Maurer, "Evidence of interpolation in the text of Thucydides," 1993
  • Vanessa Barrett Gorman, "A history of Miletos from 500 to 432 BC," 1993
  • John M. McMahon, "Representing impotence: systems of belief in ancient popular culture," 1993
  • Maria Suzanne Marsilio, "Dependence and self-sufficiency in Hesiod's Works and days," 1992
  • R. Alden Smith, "Allusions of grandeur: studies in the intertextuality of the Metamorphoses and the Aeneid" 1990

1980–1989

1970–1979

  • Alice Jean Patteson, "Commentary on (Demosthenes) LIX: Against Neaera," 1978
  • Joseph Michael Patwell, "Grammar, discourse, and style in Thucydides' book 8," 1978
  • William Sadler Bonds, "Joy and desire in the Aeneid: Stoicism in Vergil's treatment of emotion," 1978
  • Florence Benkert Daly, "The evidence of Greek stichic poetry for the identification of dependent words," 1977
  • Eliot Wirshbo, "Attitudes toward the past in Homer and Hesiod," 1976
  • Georgia Ann Machemar Minyard, "An inquiry into the lexical meaning and cultural significance of the word komos/komazein in Greece during the classical period," 1976
  • Eva Maria Thury, "Nature species ratioque: poetic image and philosophical perspective in the De rerum natura of Lucretius," 1976
  • Ellen O'Donnell, "The transferred use of theater terms as a feature of Plutarch's style," 1975
  • Anne Orentzel, "Pliny and the Orators," 1974
  • Gregory Bernard Elftmann, "Nobility of birth in Sophoclean drama," 1973
  • Timothy Douglas Smith, "Studies in the pseudo-Dionysian techne rhetorike," 1973
  • Dee Ann Lesser Clayman, "Interpretations of Callimachus' iambi," 1972
  • Anthony Lewis Spatola, "Dignitas senatoria: A study of grants of senatorial rank through ornamenta," 1971
  • Charles Park Sigel, "Divine epithet and character in the tragedies of Aeschylus: A study of the poet's usage in relation to the traditional and tragic language," 1971
  • Ann Ellis Hanson, "Studies in the textual tradition and the transmission of the gynecological treaties of the Hippocratic Corpus," 1971
  • John Douglas Minyard, "Metrical regularity of expression in the De Rerum Natura of Lucretius," 1970

1960–1969

  • Frank Carter Philips, "Compression in the Theogony: A study in the style of Hesiod," 1969
  • John William Shumaker, "Homeric transformations in the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes," 1969
  • Eve Janet Parrish, "Influence of consular senators at senate meetings, 69 through 60 B.C.," 1969
  • Sigmund Casey, "Fredericks," 1969
  • David Richard Smith, "The functions and origins of hieropoioi," 1968
  • Aloysius Paul Kelley, "Historiography in Cicero," 1968
  • Jay Michael Freyman, "Kalos in Aristophanes," 1968
  • Joseph Charles Douglas Marshall, "Cicero's interest in Eastern affairs," 1967
  • Vincent John Cleary, "The function of repetition and foreshadowing in the characterization of Aeneas," 1967
  • Joseph Edward Rhen, "A historical commentary on the reign of Tiberius based on the evidence of the Historia naturalis of Pliny the Elder," 1967
  • Christopher McQueen Black, "Hyperbaton and meter in Plautus," 1966
  • Kenneth Townsend Wright, "Punctuation in the Beneventan script: A linguistic study," 1966
  • Philip Thomas Heesen, "Cicero's literary career to 50 B.C. seen through a study of his fragmentary works," 1965
  • Apostolos Nikolaou Athanassakis, "Hiatus in Hesiod," 1965
  • Edna Sophia De Angeli, "Some aspects of Catullan poetic theory and practice," 1965
  • Joseph Roger Dunkle, "Study of the rhetorical tyrant in Rome of the first century B.C.," 1965
  • William Wall Fortenbaugh, "Aristotle's concept of deliberate choice," 1964
  • John David Bishop, "The choral odes of Seneca: theme and development," 1964
  • Robert Joseph Rowland, "Roman grain legislation, 133-50 B.C.," 1964
  • Stanley Nodder Jr., "Studies in the political language and ideas of Aeschylus," 1964
  • Daniel George Gambet, "Cicero's reputation from 43 B.C. to A.D. 79.," 1963
  • Dorothy Marie Koonce, "Formal lament for the dead in Greek tragedy," 1962
  • John Joseph Welch, "Latin initial syllables: An historical phonological study," 1962
  • John Roland Werner, "Religion in Attic middle comedy," 1962
  • Robert George Schettler, "Cicero's oratorical career," 1961
  • Anastasius Constantine Bandy, "Early Christian inscriptions of Crete," 1961
  • Brother F. Boniface Bender, "Historical commentary on Cassius Dio 54," 1961
  • William Harold Mare, "A study of the Greek b™mos in classical Greek literature," 1961
  • Mary Ann Theresa Burns, "An historical commentary on the reign of Augustus based on the evidence of Pliny the Elder Naturalis historia," 1960
  • Austin Maurice Lashbrook, "Lucius Ampelius: Liber memorialis, translation and commentary," 1960
  • Arthur Albert Ruprecht, "A study of slavery in the late Roman Republic from the works of Cicero," 1960

1950–1959

  • George Tobey Davis, "A study in Latin prosody: short final vowel before initial consonant groups composed of stop and liquid," 1959
  • Grace Freed Muscarella, "A Latin translation of the Pseudo-Aristotle De mundo by Argyropoulos, text and analysis," 1958
  • Brother David Hilary Kelly, "The word in ancient Greek: a phonological study," 1958
  • John Henry Paul Reumann, "The use of "oikonomia" and related terms in Greek sources to about A.D. 100 as a background for patristic applications," 1957
  • Rev. Charles H. Herkert, "Historical commentary drawn from the Natural history of Pliny the Elder for the years 54-76 A.D.," 1956
  • Anna Shaw Benjamin, "An historical commentary on the second book of Macrobius' Saturnalia," 1955
  • Robert Bauer Palmer, "Walahfrid Strabo, Liber de cultura hortorum: Text, introduction, translation, and commentary," 1951
  • John Ignatius McEnerney, "The poetic quotations of Dio Chrysostom," 1950

1940–1949

  • John Edward Bresnahan, "Liber II draconti de laudibus dei: translation and text with introduction and commentary," 1949
  • Lawrence A. Springer, "Temple treasures: A study based on Livy," 1949
  • George Joseph Siefert, "Meter and case in the Latin elegiac pentameter," 1948
  • Elizabeth Gould Zenn, "The neuter plural in Latin lyric verse," 1948
  • John Raymond Hendrickson, "Old English prepositional compounds in relationship to their Latin originals," 1948
  • Joseph Abele Maurer, "A commentary on C. Suetonii Tranquilli vita C. Caligulae Caesaris, chapters 1-21," 1947
  • John Raymond Hendrickson, "Old English prepositional compounds in relationship to their Latin originals," 1947
  • Gerard James Murphy, "The reign of the emperor L. Septimius Severus," 1945

Before 1940

  • Helen Price, "C. Suetonii Tranquilli De vita Caesarum liber VIII, Divus Titus: An edition with parallel passages and notes," 1915
  • Mary Bartol, "Traces of epic influence in the tragedies of Sophocles," 1899
  • Alice M. Atkinson, "The chronology of Horace's satires and epistles," 1894