PhD Dissertations (1919-Present)

The Marshall Reading Room (1502 CL) is home to the department's collection of doctoral dissertations in Classics. This collection, which celebrated its centennary in 2019, is a unique record of the imaginative and diligent young scholars who have passed through our programs, and a reminder of the department's enduring commitment to graduate education.

Year  Name Title In Classics Library (Yes/No)

2019

Brooke McLane-Higginson

Myth and Argument in Plato's Phaedo

In processing

2014

John J. Scanlon

Generic Enrichment, Reader Expectation, and Metapoetic Trees in Horace’s Odes

Yes

2014

Andrew J.  Korneziewski

Killing Turnus: A Reading of Aeneas, Man of Action   

Yes

2013

W. Gerald Heverly

Neglected Warnings in the Iliad: A Study in Characterization

Yes

2013

Joseph A. Tipton

An Aristocracy of Virtue: The Protagorean Background to the Periclean Funeral Speech in Thucydides

Yes

2013

Nicholas R. Thorne

The Unity of the Gorgias

Yes

2012

Christopher J. Kurfess

Restoring Parmenides’ Poem: Essays Toward a New Arrangement of the Fragments Based on a Reassessment of the Original Sources

Yes

2011

Erin Elizabeth O’Bryan

From Ignobile Vulgus to Rerum Dominos: The Emergence of the Roman Crowd in Vergil’s Aeneid

Yes

2009

Lihua Zhang

Medea and its Chinese Audience

Yes

2007

Benjamin Stephen Haller

Landscape Description in Homer’s Odyssey

Yes

2005

Tiberiu M. Popa

Aristotle on Material Dispositions in Meteorology IV

Yes

2003

Jana Adamitis    

Accommodation and Self-Representation in Horace’s Parade Odes

Yes

2003

Karen Rosenbecker

Repast and Representation: The Trope of the Culinary in the Comedies of Aristophane’s

Yes

2002

Heike Sefrin-Weis

Homogeneity in Aristotle’s Metaphysics    

Yes

2002

Geoffrey David Steadman

Liturgy Avoidance and the Unity of Plato’s Euthyphro

Yes

2002

John F. Newell

Parmenidean Irony

Yes

1996

Constance M. Carroll

The Use and Function of Rhetoric in Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound

Yes

1995

David Nelson

The Indo-European Origins of Minerva

Yes

1992

Helen Theodoratou

Convention and Contricance: Transition to and from the Narrative in Pindar's Odes

Yes

1991

David B. Seward

Divine disguise in Homer’s Iliad

Yes

1990

Ann T. Wilkins

Sallust’s Portrayal of Catiline

Yes

1984

James S. Murray

The True Rhetoric: an Analysis of Plato’s Conception of Persuasion

Yes

1982

Daniel Frank

The Arguments ‘From the Sciences’ in Aristotle’s Peri Ideon

Yes

1979

Philip D. Long

Principles of Ancient Near Eastern Parallelismus Membrorum Applied to the Interpretation of the Proem and Some Related Passages of Hesiod’s Theogony

Yes

1977

William J. Switala

The Incidence and Use of Alliteration in the Elegies of Propertius

Yes

1974

Frank A. Ameruoso

Latin in the American Public High School -- A Struggle for Survival in the Twentith Century

Yes

1974

June W. Allison

Preparation (Paraskeue) in Thucydides

Yes

1971

Joseph J. Prentiss

Linnaeus’s Senium Salomoneum: Text, Translation, and Commentary

Yes

1965

Margaret Held

The Influence of Menander on Roman Palliata; The Anticipations of New Comedy in Euripidean Tragedy

Yes

1965

Laszlo A. Borsay

Lydia, its Land and History

No

1962

Jerry Clack

The Chrysis of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini

No

1962

Evelyn G. Guss

A Study of the Vocabulary of Aristophanes’ Plutus

No

1962

Paul F. Kirby

Classical References in the Letters (pre-1455 A.D.) of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II)

No

1961

Erving R. Mix

Marcus Atilius Regulus: Exemplum Historicum

No

1954

Nathan F. Harter

A Literary History of the Legend of the Argonautic Expedition through the Middle Ages

Yes

1951

James McCulloch

A Lexicographical Study of Apuleius’ Cupid and Psyche.

Yes

1946

Robert H. Clark

The suppression of Intellectual Opinion in Classical Greece

Yes

1945

Anna W. Gerwig

Scholarship on Caesar in the Twentieth Century

Yes

1944

Wray Miller

An Analysis of the New Testament Vocabulary

Yes

1944

Lillian G. Surbled

The Figures of Speech in the Works of Horace

Yes

1942

Clifford Bennett

The Latin of the Roman Breviary Hymns

Yes

1942

William C. Panetta

The Androgynous Heracles and Transvestism

No

1940

John J. Sullivan

Deification in Cicero

Yes

1939

John J. Dillon Jr.

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Trial Lawyer

Yes

1939

William C. Salyer

Marica, goddess of the Auruncians

Yes

1938

Charles Z. Keim

Lambinus and the Greek in the text of Cicero’s Letters to Atticus

Yes

1938

Elizabeth A. Atwater

A history of classical scholarship in America

Yes

1938

Joseph Foster

The Cena trimalchionis of Petronius in the Codex Traguriensis

Yes

1937

John A. Johnston

First-century Homer: a study of Homer and the Homeric epics in Greek and Latin literature of the first century A.D.

Yes

1937

Charles M. Lee

Varro’s Menippean satires

No

1936

Dorothy J. Fulmer

The Tornaesius Edition of Petronius

Yes

1936

Nyswaner, Roy

The Use of the Praecidanea of Dousa in the Seventeenth Century Commentaries of Petronius

Yes

1936

Edmund O’Connell

The Quinctian Gens

Yes

1935

George C. Edson

Columella: an Ancient Viticulturist

Yes

1934

Sister Mary deChantal Leis

The Utilization of Pagan Educational Facilities by the Early Christians from the Third to the Sixth Century

Yes

1934

Dorothy Torreyson

Woman in the Spanish comedy of the Golden Age

Yes

1934

Fred A. Sochatoff

The Commentaries in the Manuscripts of d, k, m of Petronius

Yes

1933

Helen R. Milar

The Interrelations of MSS. A E F U of Petronius

Yes

1933

Nancy Miller

The Interrelations of MSS. C D G J K Q of Petronius

Yes

1933

Lillian S. White

The Early Editions of the Satyricon of Petronius

Yes

1932

Eugene W. Miller

Index Verborum of Pliny the Younger

Yes

1931

Kevin J. Guinagh

An Unpublished Manuscript of Reogerius Anglicus

Yes

1931

Mildred Daschbach

Sambucus and the Text of Petronius

No

1930

Elizabeth Snowden McCague

Clausuale in Petronius

Yes

1930

Laura M. McCurdy

The Frambotto Edition and the Codex Taguriensis of Petronius

Yes

1929

James Stinchcomb

Quintus Tullius Cicero

Yes

1927

Adelaide R. Jones

The Relation of the MSS BPR of Petronius

Yes

1926

Adolphus L. Alexander

Did Cicero Conform to the Rules of Oratory in the AD Herennium?

Yes

1919

Mary Gerard Dougherty

The Relation of the Florilegia to the Manuscript Tradition of Petronius

Yes