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  • Achilles at Rome : studies in the Achilleid of Statius 

    Heslin, Peter Joseph (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2000)
    This thesis is a literary study of the Achilleid of P. Papinius Statius, an unfinished hexameter epic on the life of Achilles. It is, so far as I know, the first full-length monograph on the poem in any language. For the ...
  • An exploration of the social roles of plants in the Bronze Age Aegean 

    Day, Joanna (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2007)
    This thesis explores the role of flowers in the Aegean world during the Bronze Age. The focus is on Minoan Crete in particular, but evidence from contemporary societies in the Cyclades, the Near East and Egypt is also utilised.
  • Archaeology and the State: an examination of archaeological practice and official interpretation of archaeological remains in Israel and the Republic of Cyprus 

    Stritch, Deirdre (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2007)
    This thesis examines the factors determining archaeological practice and management in the Republic of Cyprus and Israel. It thus looks at the historical background to heritage management and the specific infrastructural ...
  • Barbarian among barbarians : a study of Euripides' Iphigenia in Taurus 

    Torrance, Isabelle (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2004)
    This thesis is a new reading of Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris, and argues that, contrary to common scholarly opinion, Iphigenia in Tauris is a serious tragedy which engages with serious issues, and is as finely constructed ...
  • Ceramics, clays, and the technological landscape of urban Sikyon : (2nd century BC-7th century AD) 

    Trainor, Conor Patrick (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2013)
    This thesis presents the results of the author's study of the ceramic fabrics of Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine Sikyon. The overarching aim of this work is to explore some of the issues that a combined programme ...
  • The Cosmos in the Making: Humans, Gods and Animals in Early Greek Theogonies 

    ALMQVIST, OLAF HUGO (Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of Classics, 2018)
    This thesis focuses on three early Greek cosmological poems, Hesiod's Theogony, the Orphic Derveni Theogony, and Protagoras' myth from Plato's homonymous dialogue. All three are variations on the same mythical material and ...
  • Cyprus, from Basileis to Strategos : social power and the archaeology of religion 

    Papantoniou, Giorgos (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2008)
    Note: Published Monograph also available: Religion and Social Transformations in Cyprus : From the Cypriot Basileis to the Hellenistic Strategos. Publisher: Brill, 2012. ISBN: 9789004224353 ; e-ISBN 9789004233805; Series: ...
  • Cyrus the Great, religion, and the conquest of ancient Anatolia 

    Medenieks, Selga Meta (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2013)
    With the invasion of Anatolia in the sixth century BC Cyrus the Great began a series of conquests that would form the Persian Empire. For his tolerance and, indeed, support of foreign religions during his rule, Cyrus has ...
  • Discipline(d) and Punish(ed): The Museum as a 'Prison' of Culture 

    Mcgurk, Sophie (Trinity College Dublin, 2021)
    This thesis examines museum possession of objects against a framework of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, specifically his application of Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon model. It applies the theory ...
  • Exile in Plutarch's Parallel Lives 

    Gwozdecky, Graham Scott (Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of Classics, 2021)
    Throughout Plutarch s Parallel Lives, many of his subjects go into exile willingly or by force. The aim of this thesis is to determine whether Plutarch found exile to be an exceptional theme, whether the work On Exile can ...
  • Expressions of victory, Hellenism and power : the development of Campus Martius from the foundation of Rome to the end of the Republic 

    Hargis, Siobhán (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2009)
    The Campus Martius, Rome, was a flood plain to the north of the city of ancient Rome that was characterised by its extra-pomerial location and its overtly level, spacious, nature. The way in which the Campus Martius ...
  • The fiction of occasion in Hellenistic and Roman poetry 

    GRAMPS, ADRIAN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of Classics, 2018)
    The aim of this thesis is to devise a method for approaching the problem of presence in Hellenistic and Roman poetry. The problem of presence, as defined here, is the problem of the availability or accessibility to the ...
  • Fires in Rome: The ancient city as a fire regime 

    DESMOND, MARGARET MARY (Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of Classics, 2019)
    This thesis has undertaken two main complementary lines of research: firstly, it has looked afresh at the evidence for urban fires in Rome as presented by the written sources and, secondly, it has reimagined the city as ...
  • Following the Life-Cycle of Base-Ring Female Figurines in Late Bronze Age Cyprus 

    Alexandrou, Constantina (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2016)
    This research investigates the Late Cypriot II–IIIA or Base-Ring female terracotta figurines from the moment they were just a lump of clay until their death/discard aiming to get fresh insights on their use, role, character ...
  • 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 ...
  • Geography and Empire in Virgil's Georgics. A study of the poem and its reception in Britain and the British Empire, c.1820-1930 

    KERRIGAN, CHARLIE (Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of Classics, 2018)
    This thesis is a history of Virgil?s Georgics, one which combines a reading of the text (Chapter 1) with investigation of its reception in Britain and the British empire (Chapters 2 and 3). It argues that an aesthetic trend ...
  • 'Goddesses with Upraised Arms' in Crete and Cyprus : a comparative study 

    Zeman-Wiśniewska, Katarzyna (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2013)
    The primary purpose of this study is to establish whether Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Cretan and Cypriot ‘Goddesses with Upraised Arms’ figures and figurines form one group or two separate assemblages. Of special ...
  • Hyperboreans : Myth and history in Celtic-Hellenic contacts 

    Bridgman, Timothy P. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2001)
    In the course of Greek literary history, six authors wrote texts which identify the Hyperboreans, a totally m ythical people who worshipped Apollo, with Celts, a real northern neighbour of the Greeks, or the Hyperboreans ...
  • Iambos Polytropos: A comparison of the language of Callimachus' Iambi, Archilocus, and Hipponax 

    FELISARI, CLARA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of Classics, 2017)
    My work analyses the language of Callimachus? Iambi in relation to the languages of the iambographers who precede him, notably Archilochus, and Hipponax. These three iambographers allow significant scope for intertextual ...
  • Images of power in Bronze Age Crete 

    Logue, Wendy (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Classics, 2003)
    This thesis is concerned with the use of imagery by the elite of Neopalatial Crete to preserve and maintain their position in society. In the introduction a short history of previous scholarship is outlined. The tendency ...