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  1. Classical Studies Articles (Peer-Reviewed): Publications that have been peer-reviewed.
  2. Classical Studies Theses & Dissertations: Graduate student research required for degree completion.

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Recent Submissions

  • A Revised Text of Cicero’s Pro Lege Manilia 

    Bartlett, Brett (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-20)
    This thesis proposes a newer edition of the critical text of Cicero's Pro Lege Manilia to build on the 1905 Oxford edition by Clark which is still the most popular in English scholarship. Much of the text and its methodological ...
  • Xenophon's Hiero 

    St Thomas, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-29)
    This study will be a close textual analysis of Xenophon’s Hiero, contextualized and informed by the author’s other writings and the relevant secondary philological and historical scholarship. In addition to critiquing the ...
  • Ethnic Constructions in the Seleucid Military 

    Houle, Del John (University of Waterloo, 2015-08-25)
    This study examines the use and meaning of ethnic denominations in Hellenistic military contexts, both in literature and epigraphy. By analyzing the epigraphic records of the settlements which provided soldiers for Hellenistic ...
  • Interregnum: Queen Regency in the Seleucid Empire 

    Reda, Stacy (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-03)
    An examination of the ancient sources indicates that there were possibly seven Queens Regent throughout the course of the Seleucid Dynasty: Apama, Laodice I, Berenice Syra, Laodice III, Laodice IV, Cleopatra I Thea, and ...
  • Imperial Transportation and Communication from the Third to the Late Fourth Century: The Golden Age of the cursus publicus 

    Lemcke, Lukas (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-05)
    The existence of an infrastructure that allowed reliable communication between the emperors and all parts of the Roman civil and military administration was integral for the dissemination of ideologies, the promulgation ...
  • Dionysian Semiotics: Myco-Dendrolatry and Other Shamanic Motifs in the Myths and Rituals of the Phrygian Mother 

    Attrell, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-04)
    The administration of initiation rites by an ecstatic specialist, now known to western scholarship by the general designation of ‘shaman’, has proven to be one of humanity’s oldest, most widespread, and continuous ...
  • Property Law in Roman Egypt in the Light of the Papyri: Safeguarding Women's Economic Interests 

    Sturym, Melina (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-30)
    This study looks at the role of women in the economic environment of Roman Egypt in the light of the papyri. By examining marriage and inheritance documents from the first three centuries, the study shows that marital and ...
  • Gallo-Roman Relations under the Early Empire 

    Walsh, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-30)
    This paper examines the changing attitudes of Gallo-Romans from the time of Caesar's conquest in the 50s BCE to the start of Vespasian's reign in 70-71 CE and how Roman prejudice shaped those attitudes. I first examine the ...
  • An Analysis of the Surface Area of the Western Roman Empire until CE 476 

    Roncone, Laura Antonia (University of Waterloo, 2012-10-01)
    In 1968, Rein Taagepera created growth curves of four empires by measuring the surface area of each and plotting his data on a graph of area versus time. He used his growth curves to analyse the development of empires ...
  • The Third Distinction of Michael Scot's Liber quattuor distinctionum: a window into the social world of astrologers in the early thirteenth century 

    Wheeler, Lillian (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-31)
    Michael Scot remains an under-studied figure of the early thirteenth century, in particular with regard to his main original work, the Liber introductorius. This work has never been comprehensively edited, although several ...
  • Gregory of Nazianzus: carmen II. 1. 22: An Edition and Commentary 

    Barrales-Hall, Andrea Lynn (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-29)
    Gregory of Nazianzus (ca. AD 330-390) was one of the most learned men of his time and is one of the most important theologians of the early Christian Church. His orations, letters and poetry were widely studied and greatly ...
  • Augustus, Egypt, and Propaganda 

    Broadbent, Valerie (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-24)
    Augustus was a master of propaganda who employed Ancient and Hellenized Egypt as a means to legitimize his newly acquired power in Rome after the Battle of Actium. This thesis examines the ways in which Augustus moulded ...
  • The Education of Demea in Terence’s Adelphi 

    Stricker, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2011-09-07)
    The aim of this thesis was to gather an in-depth understanding of the changes in the role of the Roman father during the Middle Roman Republic by analyzing a play called The Adelphi by Terence. A literature review was ...


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