Recent PhD Dissertations

2016-2017

HUGHES, RYAN
Dissertation Title: “Agricultural Development and Dietary Change in Switzerland from the Hallstatt (800 B.C.E.) to the rise of the Carolingian Dynasty (754 C.E.)”
Advisor:  Dyson

KRANTZ, JENNIFER
Dissertation Title: 
“Dialects and Identity:  The Ancient Greek view of Greek Dialects”
Advisor:  Higbie

2015-2016

LAMBERTO, KATIE
Dissertation Title
“The Power Dynamics of Sound in Dionysiac Cult and Myth”
Advisor:  Higbie

VENNARUCCI, RHODORA
Dissertation Title:
  A City of Shops, a Nation of Shopkeepers’: fixed point retailing in the city of Rome, late 3rd c BCE to 2nd/3rd c CE
Advisor:  Dyson

2014-2015

ARTZ, J.
Dissertation Title: 
The Drainage Network of the Athenian Agora
Advisor:  Ault

BURNS, K.
Dissertation Title: 
The Magna Mater Romana:  A Sociocultural Study of the Cult of the Magna Materin Republic Rome.
Advisor:  Dyson

ROTH, K.
Dissertation Title: 
Learning Latin as a Second Language, Using Latin for a Third; a Linguistic and Pedagogical investigation of Neo-Latin Foreign Language Textbooks.
Advisor:  Woodard

WARFORD, E.
Dissertation Title: 
The Multipolar Polis:  A Study of Processing in Classical Athens and the Attic Countryside
Advisor:  Higbie

2013-2014

BUELL, M.
Dissertation Title: 
Regional Organization in the Aegean Bronze Age and  Near East: A Comparative Study of Three Regions, the Amuq, the Upper Pediada, and Messenia
Advisor:  Ault

FORSTALL, C.
Dissertation Title: 
De Homeri Ingenio:  Aspects of Oral -Formulaic Composition in the Iliad
Advisor:  Woodard

POYER, E.
Dissertation Title: 
Asklepios at the Nexus of Divination and Medicine
Advisor:  Higbie

SOBOLEWSKI, S.
Dissertation Title:  Love in the Hands of the Commentator: Servius Reads Vergilian Erotics
Advisor:  Coffee

THOMPSON, G.
Dissertation Title:  A Comparative Study of Near Eastern and Aegean Glyptic Art, 2000 – 1400 B.C.: Combat, Hunt, Chariot, Boar, Goat, Bird, and Bull Scenes
Advisor:  Watrous

WILLIAMS, J.
Dissertation Title:  Surveillance, Visibility, and the Colonial Encounter in the Early Roman Alentejo, Portugal: 100 B.C.E. – 100 C.E.
Advisor:  Ault

2012-2013

AYER, M.
Dissertation Title:  The Ones that Got Away:  Refugees in Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Advisor:  Higbie

2011-2012

HYATT, A.
Dissertation Title: 
From Taras to Tarentum:  The evolution of a Greek city in Roman Italy
Advisor:  Dyson

KENDALL, J.
Dissertation Title: 
Stealing Aphrodite:  Plundered Art and Politics in the Roman Republic
Advisor:  Dyson

2010-2011

COSTELLO, B.
Dissertation Title: 
An Analysis of the Architecture and Material Culture from the Earthquake House at Kourion, Cyprus
Advisor:  Peña

DUFFY, W.
Dissertation Title: 
Legacies of an Imaginary People:  The Phaeacians after Homer
Advisor:  Higbie

GALLIMORE, S.
Dissertation Title: 
An Island Economy:  Ierapetra and Crete in the Roman Empire
Advisor:  Peña

NOTARIAN, M.
Dissertation Title: 
Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Latium:  An Archaeological and Social History of Praeneste, Tibur and Tusculum
Advisor:  Dyson

PANTOU, P.
Dissertation Title: 
Mycenaean Society Outside the Palaces:  A Study of Late Helladic IIB-IIIB1 Corridor Buildings
Advisor:  Watrous

2009-2010

AFONSO, L.
Dissertation Title: 
The Torre de Palma, Sao Cucufate, Pisces and Milreu Villas (Portugal):  Social Dynamics from the First Century to the Fifth Century CE
Advisor:  Dyson

2008-2009

BUCZEK, C.
Dissertation Title: 
Horatius Auctor:  Ideological Self-Fashioning in the Augustan Age
Advisor:  Dyson

ERENSTOFT, J.
Dissertation Title: 
Controlling the Sacred Past:  Rome, Pius IX, and Christian Archaeology
Advisor:  Dyson

KOPESTONSKY, T.
Dissertation Title: 
Kokkinovrysi:  A Classical Shrine to the Nymphs at Corinth
Advisor:  Ault

VAN DUSEN, R.
Dissertation Title: 
Pentrian Samnites:  A History of Social and Political Change in the Central Apennines
Advisor:  Dyson

2007-2008

COOPER, J.
Dissertation Title: 
Traditions in Profile:  A Chronological Sequence of Western Sicilian Ceramics (7th-6th c. BC)
Advisor:  Ault

DIXON, R.
Dissertation Title:  An Examination of the Allusions to Isaiah 52: 13-53: 12 in the New Testament
Advisor:  Paley

KERSHNER, S.
Dissertation Title: 
Self-Fashioning and Horatian Allusion in Statius’ Silvae
Advisor:  Dugan

2006-2007

STRANG, J.
Dissertation Title: 
The City of Dionysos:  A Social and Historical Study of the Ionian City of Teos
Advisor:  Higbie

2005-2006

BANTA, J.
Dissertation Title: 
Imperium cum Finibus: Plutarch’s Archaic Rome
Advisor:  Woodard

LEMAK, J.
Dissertation Title:  Pastoralism in the Roman Empire: A Comparative Approach
Advisor:  Dyson

ROTHFUS, M.
Dissertation Title: 
Social Status and Sartorial Symbols: The Use and Abuse of Clothing in Ancient Rome
Advisor:  Dyson

2004-2005

LEONARD, J.
Dissertation Title: 
Roman Cyprus: Harbors, Hinterlands, and Hidden Powers
Advisor:  Dyson

MCCALLUM, M.
Dissertation Title: 
Tiber Navigabilis: The Role of the Central Tiber Valley in the Economy of the City of Rome
Advisor:  Peña

REEVES, B.
Dissertation Title: 
The Feriale Duranum, Roman Military Religion, and Dura-Europos: A Reassessment
Advisor:  Dyson

RUBIN, L.
Dissertation Title: 
De Incendiis Urbis Romae: The Fires of Rome in their Urban Context
Advisor:  Dyson

2003-2004

KIMBALL, P.
Dissertation Title: 
The Shadow of the Future: Eschatology and Ritual in the Early Byzantine City (394-404)
Advisor:  Cole

2002-2003

POUDRIER, A.
Dissertation Title: 
Memory and Identity in Herodotus: The Historiographical and Cultural Meaning of Sanctuaries and Dedications in the Histories
Advisor:  Cole

2000-2001

BEHR, F.
Dissertation Title: 
Apostrophe, Irony and Death in Lucan’s Bellum Civille
Advisor:  Malamud

GLAZEBROOK, A.
Dissertation Title: 
The Use and Abuse of Hertairai:  Female Characterization in Greek Oratory
Advisor:  Cole

1999-2000

ROCHE, T.
Dissertation Title:  The New Prophecy and the ‘Spiritual Christian’ Sect:  Montanism as a Prototypical Example of Christian Sectarianism
Advisor:  Dyson

1997-1998

COFTA, D.
Dissertation Title: 
Mutato Nomine:  The Aesthetic Programme of Horatian Lyric
Advisor:  Malamud

LYONS, D.
Dissertation Title: 
Seneca:  Stoic Therapist in a Narcissistic Court
Advisor:  Dyson

1994-1995

SHAM, M.
Dissertation Title: 
Characterization in Petronius’ Satyricon
Advisor:  Dyson

SHARE, M.
Dissertation Title: 
The Urbinas Gr. 35 Scholia on Porphyr’s Isagoge and Aristotle’s Categories
Advisor:  Peradotto