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An Analysis of the Surface Area of the Western Roman Empire until CE 476
(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
(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 ...
Gregory of Nazianzus: carmen II. 1. 22: An Edition and Commentary
(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 ...
The Third Distinction of Michael Scot's Liber quattuor distinctionum: a window into the social world of astrologers in the early thirteenth century
(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 ...