Research

Mae J. Smethurst
October, 2014
Greek Language and Literature, Reception Studies | Scholarship
Christina M. Hoenig
July, 2014
Ancient Philosophy and Science | Journal Article

This paper examines Calcidius’ position in the notorious interpretative controversy over Plato’s dialogue Timaeus. Despite Calcidius’ far-reaching influence on the later philosophical and theological tradition, his contribution to the history of this debate has...

D. Mark Possanza
May, 2014
Latin Language and Literature | Journal Article
Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver T.J. Smith
January, 2014
Art and Archaeology | Book Chapter

Death can be an uncomfortable subject. Yet, much of what we know about ancient societies comes from funerary contexts, making discussions of death in the classroom unavoidable. Indeed elements of religion and the supernatural (itself a difficult topic), the funeral...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver R.J.A Wilson
January, 2014
Art and Archaeology | Journal Article

Excavations at Punta Secca, Sicily (Italy), in 2008 uncovered a substantially built tomb of ca ad 625/630 inside a private house and accompanying evidence for libations and funerary feasting in honour of the deceased. Inside the tomb were the skeletal remains of an...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver R.J.A Wilson, J.W.Hayes
January, 2014
Art and Archaeology | Journal Article
D. Mark Possanza
December, 2013
Latin Language and Literature | Journal Article
Christian Wildberg
November, 2013
Ancient Philosophy and Science | Book Chapter

The authors of this collection of essays explore di4erent ways that ancient Jews and Christians understood the world's creation and how this understanding shaped their world. In this volume discussions of cosmogony are not only placed within the contexts of biblical...

Jacques A. Bromberg
October, 2013
Ancient History and Society | Journal Article
Nicholas F. Jones
April, 2013
Ancient History and Society | Book Chapter
Matthew Bowser
March, 2013
Ancient History and Society | Scholarship

In the "Aeneid," Vergil dramatically announces through the character of Anchises that Caesar Augustus is destined to bring the Golden Age to Rome, an era of great peace, security and prosperity. The concept of this “Golden Age” pervades the Augustan period of Roman...

Mae J. Smethurst
January, 2013
Greek Language and Literature | Book

This book explores the ramifications of understanding the similarities and differences between the tragedies of Euripides and Sophocles and realistic Japanese noh. First, it looks at the relationship of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy to the tragedies he favored....

Christina M. Hoenig
January, 2013
Ancient Philosophy and Science | Journal Article
A. J. Korzeniewski
October, 2012
Latin Language and Literature, Reception Studies | Conference Presentation

Conference organizers: Dr. Marco Sgarbi, University of Verona, and Dr. Luke B.T. Houghton, University of Glasgow

Jacques A. Bromberg
May, 2012
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Greek Language and Literature | Journal Article

"This paper will consider what Aristophanes’ Clouds can teach us about the state of academic disciplines in late fifth-century Athens. In particular, I will call attention to a moment in Clouds which suggests that Aristophanes not only possessed a concept...

Jacques A. Bromberg
January, 2012
Ancient History and Society, Greek Language and Literature | Journal Article
Jacques A. Bromberg
January, 2012
Ancient History and Society, Greek Language and Literature | Journal Article
Christian Wildberg
December, 2011
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Greek Language and Literature | Book Chapter

Within modern frameworks of knowledge and representation, Dionysos often appears to be atypical for ancient culture, an exception within the context of ancient polytheism, or even an instance of a difference that anticipates modernism. How can recent research...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver R.J.A Wilson, J.W. Hayes, G. Di Stefano
April, 2011
Art and Archaeology | Journal Article

In the Early Byzantine coastal settlement at Punta Secca (province of Ragusa), traditionally identified with the Kaukana of the ancient sources, excavations in a hitherto unexplored building took place over three seasons from 2008 to 2010. The structure, consisting...

Jacques A. Bromberg Johannes Kepler
January, 2010
Ancient Philosophy and Science | Book

"In 1611, Kepler wrote an essay wondering why snowflakes always had perfect, sixfold symmetry. It's a simple enough question, but one that no one had ever asked before and one that couldn't actually be answered for another three centuries. Still, in trying to work...

Nicholas F. Jones
January, 2009
Ancient History and Society | Journal Article
Nicholas F. Jones
January, 2009
Ancient History and Society | Journal Article
Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver R.J.A Wilson J.W. Hayes G.Di Stefance
January, 2009
Art and Archaeology | Journal Article

Presents a preliminary report of archaeological finds (e.g., an architectural structure and an elite tomb) from the first two excavation seasons (2008 and 2009) at the Early Byzantine coastal settlement at Punta Secca (province of Ragusa), traditionally identified...

D. Mark Possanza
January, 2009
Latin Language and Literature | Book Chapter
D. Mark Possanza
January, 2008
Latin Language and Literature | Journal Article