The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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Good Grief: An Examination in Grief through the Works of Seneca the Younger and Edgar Allen Poe, Bruce Lutz
Department: Classical Studies; Comparative Literature

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Priestess of Potnia: A Story of Women, Cult Practices, and Mycenaean Society in the Bronze Age Aegean, Bethany K. Smith
Department: Classical Studies; History

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Firing the Classics Canon: Combining Latin Language Learning and Social Studies Pedagogy in a First-Year Latin Classroom, Alexis Spencer
Department: History; Classical Studies

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Negroid Hermaphrodite to Seated Man: An In-Depth Analysis of Modern and Ancient Ideas of Race and Ethnicity in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Emily Walker
Department: Classical Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Can Martyrdom Transcend the Ancient and Modern World? History and Archaeology at the Roman Fort of Halmyris, Colin P. Omilanowski
Department: Classical Studies; History

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From the Muses to the Museum: Presenting The Iliad Through Public History to Facilitate Historical Perspective, Emily K. Pudnos
Department: Classical Studies; History

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Veni Vidi Didici: A Game for Learning Latin, William Frederick Rial
Department: Classical Studies; Computer Science

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Babies Will Be Born: A Comparative Study between Childbirth in Greece and Rome, Samantha M. Shepherd
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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Mycenae and Cultural Memory: 150 to 2015 CE, Elora A. Agsten
Department: Art and Art History; Classical Studies

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Plato and Aristotle on the Ancient Quarrel: A Search for Poetic Meaning in Vergil’s Aeneid, Danielle A. Aviles
Department: Classical Studies; Philosophy

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Escaping Definitions: A Queer Reader on Love for Students of Ancient Greek, Anna-Maria H.C. Cornel
Department: Classical Studies

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A Modern Approach: Teaching Rape in Roman New Comedy, Samantha A. Rowe
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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“Have you Heard about the Word 'Word'”: A Philosophical and Classical-Historical Analysis of Logos in The Gospel of John, Sarah E. Buntin
Department: Classical Studies; Philosophy

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Almost Roman: An Examination of the Wealthy Freedman in Early Imperial Rome, Thomas R. Pike
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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Comedy Tomorrow, Tragedy Tonight: Euripides' Choral Innovations in Greek Tragedy, David Chu
Department: Classical Studies

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The Lost Letters of Calpurnia: An Epistolary Novella Based on the Life of Pliny the Younger's Wife, Lisa Marie Favicchia
Department: Classical Studies; English

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Effective Pain Management in the Reduction of Addictive Behaviors: A Review of Greek Theories with Modern Implication, Grace Hamilton
Department: Classical Studies; Psychology

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Class Humor in Menander's Dyskolos, Jessica Jordan
Department: Classical Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

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Myth, Ritual, and Symbol and the Theory of "Invented Tradition" As Applied to the Worship of Dionysos/Dionysus Across Space and Time, Justin Kalinay
Department: Classical Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Domitian's Rome: the Urban Image Built and Written, Daniel P. Axmacher
Department: Classical Studies

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Let's Talk About Me: a Habermasian Investigation of Discourse in Aristophanes' "Birds" and "Ecclesiazusae", Sidney H. Helfer
Department: Classical Studies; Political Science

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Tunics and Tights: An Analysis of Ancient Greek Heroes in Modern Comics, Emma Zieske
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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Past Phantoms and Pollutions: Evolution of the Ghost Story From Ancient Greece to Modern America, Joshua Binus
Department: Classical Studies

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Medea Through the Eyes of Her Audience: Judgments on the Child-Killer From Antiquity Through Modernity, Emma DeLooze
Department: Classical Studies

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The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Alice Dudley
Department: Classical Studies

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They Did What to Their Junk: Roman Views of Greek Athletic Nudity, Kaylin Gaal
Department: Classical Studies; History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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Rome Inside the Arena: the Social Functionality of Gladiatorial Combat in the Later Republic and Early Imperial Periods, Joseph M. Stryffeler
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2009

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Plato Gone Wilde: An Analysis of Same-Sex, Mentor-Pupil Relations in Plato's Symposium, Oscar Wilde's the Picture of Dorian Gray, and Alan Bennett's the History Boys, Megan Grundtisch
Department: Classical Studies; English

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Aeneas and the Quest for a New City: A Study of Beginning Latin Textbook Methodologies, Erica Wicks
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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"This Game of Death Is Bitter, and Sweet": a Study of Revenge in the Greek Tragedies, Jessica Anne Hahs
Department: Classical Studies

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Tradition of Latin Pedagogy at the College of Wooster, Judith Mae Holden
Department: Classical Studies

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Herodotus the Impartial Observer: a Look at Herodotus' Treatment of Greeks and Persians in the Histories, Nicholas J. Monin
Department: Classical Studies

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"Jerome Has Legs": Classical Philology and Sacred Text in the Works of Saint Jerome, Desiderius Erasmus, and Martin Luther, Megan Grace Prichard
Department: Classical Studies; History

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

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Strangest Man That Has Ever Been: Socrates' Influence on Julian and Kierkegaard, Margaret Heller
Department: Classical Studies

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And They Turned Her Into a Tree! Metamorphosis in Ovid and Once on This Island, Yi-Ning Lin
Department: Classical Studies; Theatre and Dance

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Two Regimes and the Principles of Enlightenment Thought: Religion and the State in Augustan Rome and Modern America, Samuel Courter Morris Shimeall
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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Turning the Now Into Always: a Look at Persuasion, Group Identity, Ritual, and the Evolution of Epideictic Rhetoric in the Funeral Orations of Pericles, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan, Amanda Lynn Rollins
Department: Classical Studies; Communication

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2004

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Vigor Mortis: the Metamorphoses of Classical Studies at the College of Wooster 1870-2004, Geoffrey T. Allerton
Department: Classical Studies

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Hesiod's ΟI΅ΚOΣ: a Realistic Farm Compared, Daniel Bandstra
Department: Classical Studies

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Lest Her Name Should Cease From the Mouths' of Men: Helen As Ovid's Fantasy Woman in Heroides 16 and 17, Pamela J. Miller
Department: Classical Studies

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Masculine Image of Cleopatra VII: A Connotative Symbasis in Literature and the Visual Arts, Andrew C. Spencer
Department: Classical Studies

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Beehive: A Comparative Study of Xenophon's Oeconomicus and Its Influences on Modern Household and Family Economics, Curtis D. Wolfe
Department: Classical Studies; Economics

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2003

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Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics: Instructions in Life, Thomas Fowkes
Department: Classical Studies; Philosophy

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2002

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Aniconic Images in Ancient Aegean Cultures, Michael Ludwig
Department: Archaeology; Classical Studies

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Roman Legion at the Transition From Republic to Empire, Sara N. Streeter
Department: Classical Studies

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Britons, Wholly Sundered From All the World: Diet and Identity on the Northern Frontier of Roman Britain, 43-400 C.E., Michael A. Vidmar
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2001

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Implications of Ptolemaic Rule on Traditional Egyptian Culture, Matthew J. Breznai
Department: Archaeology; Classical Studies

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Translating Theran Wall Paintings, Sarah E. Nichols
Department: Archaeology; Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2000

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It's Not the Size of the Road; It's What You Do With It: A Study on the Effects of Transportation Routes and Trade on the Romanization of Gaul, Michael P. Krackenberger
Department: Archaeology; Classical Studies

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Capricious By Nature: The Mutable Role of Pan in a Selection of Classical, Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth Century Texts, Megan W. Whinery
Department: Classical Studies; English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1999

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Color at the Final Curtain: The Creation of Mood Through Color in Europides Medea and Dassin's Dream of Passion and How the Ancient and Modern Audiences Responded, Danielle M. Coppola
Department: Classical Studies; English

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Implications of St. Augustine's Use of Virtus in Book XIX of the City of God, Sean P. Malone
Department: Classical Studies

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Corinth and Saint Paul: a Study of Cultural and Economic Influences, Heather A. Turnbull
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1998

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Phoenician-Punic Tophet: An Analysis of the Evidence Concerning Child Sacrifice, Sarah Harris
Department: Archaeology; Classical Studies

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Manipulation of Greek and Cypriot Rural Sanctuaries From 1050 to 450 B.C.E., John Oswald
Department: Archaeology; Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1997

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Evaluation of the World Wide Web As a Research and Bibliographic Tool For Classics, Trevor Horsfall
Department: Classical Studies

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Lysias: in the Past and in the Present, Emily K. Reseigh
Department: Classical Studies

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Influence of the Classics on Henry David Thoreau, Aaron V. Skrypski
Department: English; Classical Studies

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Feminist Speculative Fiction: Reshaping the Archetypal Patterns of Motherhood Rooted in Myth, Margaret A. Toth
Department: Classical Studies; English

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1994

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Isis Under the Romans, Mark Webb
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1988

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Cult Religions of Pompeii, Daniel A. Sponseller
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1987

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Plautine Humor: An Examination of the Models of Erich Segal and David Konstan, Robert J. Affeldt
Department: Classical Studies

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Cicero and Political Amicitia in the Late Republic, Thomas R. Jones
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1986

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Athens at War: a Comic Perspective, Nora Jean Land
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1985

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Byzantine Piety in the Age Before Iconoclasm, Melissa A. Ehlert
Department: Classical Studies

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Explorations in Mycenaean Cult Worship, Alexander M. Landefeld
Department: Classical Studies

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End of the Bronze Age in Relation to the Mycenaeans, Deborah L. Suciu
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1984

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Did Paul Expect Veiled Women at Worship?, Diane T. Dannels
Department: Classical Studies

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Power and Influence of Six Women in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome, Elizabeth M. C. Koreman
Department: Classical Studies

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Old Age in the Dramas of Euripides, Ann Zobrosky
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1983

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Melian Dialogue: a Structural Analysis, Margaret S. Mook
Department: Classical Studies

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Translation of Two Chapters of John Schaffer's De Militia Navali Veterum (Ancient Naval Warfare), Ann H. West
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1981

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Dream, Vision, and Prophecy in the Aeneid: a Study in Vergilian Originality, Elizabeth R. Rea
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1980

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Matrona and Meretrix: the Roman Women of Plautus, Martha A. Kallstrom
Department: Classical Studies

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Suetonius' Life of Claudius: A Study in Ancient Biography, Lynn McGrew
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1978

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Archaeological Problems: Past and Present, a Survey, Philip Lincoln
Department: Classical Studies

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Linear B and Mycenaean Religion, Diane Snider
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1977

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Lithic Technology of Paleo-Indian Implements, Julie Hallenbeck
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1976

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Odyssey: Solitude, Paternity, and Women, Jack B. Downes
Department: Classical Studies

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Unique Role of Aeneid 6 in Vergil's Epic Poem, Dorothy K. Pamer
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1975

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Creation Myth: A Comparative Study, Robyn Lee Brown
Department: Classical Studies

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Roman Women, Nancy Dobson
Department: Classical Studies

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Birth of the Eagle: The Effects of the Plebeian-Patrician Class Struggle on the Roman Constitution, Niall W. Slater
Department: Classical Studies

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Study of Two: Motifs in the Sapphic Poetic, Gregory V. Wasson
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1974

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Glory That Was Carthage, Ric Hill
Department: Classical Studies

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Study of the Indo-European Origins of the Greek Language, Nancy Linn
Department: Classical Studies

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Minoan Civilization: An Archaeological and Historical Interpretation, Richard David Vogal
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1971

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Aeschylus: the Origins of Justice, Lucinda Buck
Department: Classical Studies

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Quintus Horatius Flaccus: Ten Poems in Translation, Suzanne Ratichek
Department: Classical Studies

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Libraries of Ancient Greece and Rome, Anna Selfridge
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1970

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Crow and Raven As An Oracular Bird in Classical Mythology and Literature, Philip Graham
Department: Classical Studies

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Study of the Jason and Medea Myth As Presented in Euripides' Medea and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius, and the Aeneas and Dido Myth in the Aeneid of Publius Vergilius Maro, Pamela Speck
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1969

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Character Study of Klytemnestra in Aeschulus, Sophocles, and Euripides, Elizabeth F. Brittain
Department: Classical Studies

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Aristophanes and Freedom of Speech in Athens, Maria E. Conejo
Department: Classical Studies

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Roman Education During the First Century A.D., Karen Kirch
Department: Classical Studies

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Development of Roman Mosaic Art at Pompeii and Ostia, Robert L. Terry
Department: Classical Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1967

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Cambridge Songs and Carmina Burana: the Love and Nature Poems, Emily Kay Albu
Department: Classical Studies

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Legends of Aeneas and Romulus and Their Significance to Roman History, Hugh Angert
Department: Classical Studies; History

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Role of Women During the Early Roman Empire, Stephanie Guthrie
Department: Classical Studies

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Cult of Isis in the Roman World, Nancy Mossbarger
Department: Classical Studies