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).

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  • The Conversion of the Anglo-Saxon Laity, 597-798 

    Tardif, Jordan (University of Waterloo, 2021-04-30)
    Conversion in the middle ages was driven by many factors depending on the time and place the conversion was occurring. This is often wrongly summarized by explaining that once a king converted his subjects would follow ...
  • Relics of Roman Identity: Antiquities Collection and Cultural Memory in the Palazzo del Bufalo, Rome, c. 1450 – 1600 CE 

    Coleman, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-15)
    The rapid urban development in Renaissance Rome meant constant excavation and the daily (re)discovery of antique arts and artefacts from the city’s rich classical past. As Rome’s new population began to unearth the domain ...
  • What We Do in the Shadows: Illuminating the Female Pederastic Tradition 

    Barclay, Julia (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-13)
    In scholarship, the study of male pederastic practices in the ancient Greek world has been used time and time again to reinforce the existence of homosexuality across time, though the same attention has not been given to ...
  • Rejection and Integration: State Reactions to the Evolution of Dionysian Mystery Cult in Greece and Rome 

    Noakes, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
    This thesis examines the integration of Dionysian mystery cults into the state religions of Greek polis and the Roman Republic. The cults are often portrayed as controversial and immoral in myth and literature, but the ...
  • The Chester 'Command' System c. 71-96 C.E. 

    Price, Tristan (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-13)
    This thesis centres on the operations of the Chester ‘command’ system in the region of North Wales, roughly from the first year in which Petilius Cerialis served as the governor of Britain to the death of Emperor Domitian. ...
  • 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 ...

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