Recent Submissions

  • Studies in Colluthus' Abduction of Helen 

    Cadau, Cosetta Michela (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2013)
    The only extant work of Colluthus, an Egyptian epic poet from the late fifth century AD, is an epyllion in 394 hexameters entitled The Abduction of Helen. His poem has been interpreted as a product of late antique rhetorical ...
  • The discourse of political freedom in ancient Greek historiograpy 

    Evans, Jessica (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2012)
    This thesis examines the discourse of political freedom in ancient Greek historical texts. In Chapter One, I examine evidence for 'freedom' from the Near East and Greece before the outbreak of the Persian Wars. Although ...
  • The ghost of Brennus 

    Diskin, Matthew J. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2011)
    In this dissertation, I trace the origin and the evolution of the use of terms like "Kελτοι" and "Γαλαται" in Greek ethnographic and/or historical texts from the works of Herodotus and Hecataeus into the Roman period. More ...
  • The play of intellect : an assessment of the aesthetics of Platonic dialectic through Gadamerian hermeneutics 

    Dixon, Barry (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2009)
    This thesis argues for an inherently aesthetic structure to the Platonic method of dialectic. This is carried out using a two-tiered incorporation of the hermeneutic philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer. In the first instance ...
  • Generic fluctuations : metapoetic water in propertius 

    Craig, Deirdre J. M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2009)
    The objective of this thesis is to offer a comprehensive analysis of the role of metapoetic water symbolism in Propertius. The pervasiveness of water imagery in all four books of the corpus, and the poet’s artistic ...

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