This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Classical Studies .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

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  • Girls Gone Wild: A Speculative 3D Rendering of the Lesser Attalid Monument Amazonomachy 

    Tennant, Elizabeth Patricia (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-30)
    Using the surviving historical and archaeological remains, as well as contemporary stylistic reference, this thesis reconstructs one battle of the lost Lesser Attalid Monument in its entirety. This is done through digital ...
  • Family Matters: Gender and Family in Seneca's Phaedra 

    Le Clair, Keilah (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-30)
    Seneca the Younger, writing in the early Roman Empire, is the only known Roman tragedian whose works survive. His Phaedra, considered to be one of his earlier tragedies, is centered on the royal family of Athens, consisting ...
  • Gender Interplay in Nonnos' Dionysiaka: The Cases of Deriades and Aura 

    Apokatanidis, Katerina (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-22)
    This thesis presents the relation between the gendered language of Nonnos and the ironic undertones he employs to describe two main plot points in the Dionysiaka. I focus on Dionysos’ battle with Deriades, the Indian king, ...
  • The Intertextual Dynamics of Colluthus' Abduction of Helen 

    Harmsworth, Geoffrey (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-22)
    This thesis is devoted to an intertextual study of Colluthus’ late antique epyllion, the Abduction of Helen. Colluthus is a poet whose reputation has long suffered, but is currently under rehabilitation, and the aim of ...
  • The Refutation of Magic in the Dərsanat of Zärʾa Yaʿəqob 

    Dickinson, Shawn Michael Augustine (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-15)
    The 15th century Ethiopian Emperor Zärʾa Yaʿəqob (r. 1434-1468) is perhaps the most influential figure in the almost 1700 year history of the Ethiopian Church. One would be hard-pressed to name an individual who can match ...
  • Seleukos IV Philopator 

    Elvidge, Mitchell (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-01)
    This thesis seeks to prove that Seleukos IV Philopator was a competent ruler after the death of his father and throughout his peaceful 12 year reign. Seleukos was a king who led a successful reign and led the Seleukid ...
  • 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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