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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Celtic, Roman, and Everything in Between: The Evolution of the Sacred in Romano-Celtic Wales 

      Pritchard, Mackenzie Dinelle (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-26)
      Celtic religion is usually summarized with a quick discussion of druidic practices and human sacrifice. The actual ancient religion of the Insular Celtic populations was a lot more complicated. This thesis introduces 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Female Sex-Workers in Rome: Agency and Self-Representation 

      Hill, Rachel Esther Fey (University of Waterloo, 2022-10-31)
      This project addresses the notion that female sex-workers at Rome wore the toga. The toga was a symbol of masculine responsibility, authority, political involvement, and citizenship. Focusing on legal, literary, and material ...
    • From Wool to Warp and Weft: Approaching Ancient Greek Textile Work through Experimental Archaeology 

      Bechal, Tatianna (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-19)
      Due to the perishable nature of the work performed by women throughout much of ancient history, little physical evidence survives to study directly. This research is an exploration of the process of wool-working employed ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Gesta Principium: A Study of the Frankish and Turkic-Syrian Field Armies at the Battle of Dorylaeum, 1097 AD 

      del Rosso, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-19)
      The purpose of this study is to showcase the Battle of Dorylaeum, fought between the Frankish invading forces of the First Crusade and the defending Turkic-Syrian armies of late eleventh-century Anatolia, as a military ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Phantoms of the Sea: Phokaian Colonies of the Far Western Mediterranean 

      Chen, Stone (University of Waterloo, 2022-12-20)
      Phokaian settlement and expansion in the western Mediterranean constitute an integral and distinctive part of the broader phenomenon of Greek colonization in the Archaic period, yet many aspects of Phokaian colonization ...


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