Past Student Honors Theses


  • Maeve N. Lentricchia D’17, The Theme You Left in Death": Between Euripides and Heidegger


  • Lape, Emma,  Flowers that Bend with the Rainfall: Time and Identity in Greek Epic and Tragedy
  • Rover, Thomas, The Combat Archaeology of the Fifth-Century BCE Kopis


  • Aaron Pellowski, De Tempore Discendum Est: Seneca's Philosophy of Time
  • Kathleen Wahl, Lessons in Rape: Sexual Violence in the Roman Declamations


  • Chloe Lee, The "Good Men" of 100 BEC: A Study of Cicero's Pro Rabirio Perduellionis
  • Margarita S. Montgomery, Poetry of Politics in the 30s BC: A Reading of Vergil's Eclogues and Horace's Epodes


  • Anna Leah Berstein-Simpson, Nostoi: Cultural Repatriation and National Identity
  • Joyce Cho, Constructions of the Body of the Mistress By the Men of Latin Love Elegy 
  • Sarah Loucks, The Rhetoric of Wealth in Demosthenes' On the Crown
  • Joel Malkin, Pindar's Delphi: The Delphic Authority behind Epinician Praise
  • Kyle McGintyCircles of Framing and Light: Analyzing the Nimbus in the Mediterranean

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  • Chloe Moon, Early Athenian Gendering Through Art: Representations of Mixed-Gender Dancing from the Late Geometric to the Late Archaic Period
  • Elizabeth Neill, Pillars of Society: Women as Bearers of Burdens in Archaic and Classical Art
  • Emily Stronski, A Representation of Immortality and the Afterlife in the Third Century CE: the Capitoline Prometheus Sarcophagus
  • Emma Vance, Before the Alba Mater: Classics, Civilization, and Race at Moor's Indian Charity School


  • Margaret Bell, The Gadde of Palmyra and Dura-Europos: Images of Fortune from Late 2nd Century Roman Syria
  • Ryan Marnell, "Betwixt the Joys of Sex:" Scholarship and Marriage in Michael Field's treatment of Sappho




  • Craig W. Dent, Etruscan Tomb Markers: The Archaic and Classical Production of Clusium and Felsina (600-420 BCE)
  • Jacqueline T. Olson, At Death's Doors: An Iconographical Study of the Velletri Sarcophagus


  • Katherine B. Harrington, A Comparative Study of the Pebble Mosaics of Ancient Greece
  • Sophia S. Khan, Polis under Threat: The Enduring Power of Euripides' Hecuba
  • Bradley G. Wolcott, Striking a Balance: The numismatic Evidence for the Religious and Political Policy of Constantine the Great


  • Matthew R. Jedreski, Minoan Religious Architecture in Glyptic Art: A Complete Contextual Analysis
  • Tori L. McKee, Representations of Wives and Marriageable Women in Pliny the Younger and Ps. - Quintilian


  • Matthew I. Kenney, The Military Nike
  • Sarah C. Murray, Man Overboard? A Re-evaluation of the Under-representation of Sailors and Naval Warfare in Classical Athenian Art
  • Magdalena M. Panz, The Aesthetics of Desire in Sappho: A Comparative Reading with Charles Baudelaire
  • George M. Storm, Damnatio Memoriae: Case Studies from the Roman Republic through the First Century AD


  • Christopher M. Chan, Plautus and the Learned Comedy of the Renaissance
  • Rose B. MacLean, Fashioning a Freed Self: Representations of Civic and Familial Identity in the Ostian Epigraphic Monuments


  • Dongngan Truong, A Novel Theme for Elegy: Abortion in Ovid, Amores 2.13 and 2.14
  • Julia Tzeng, Hadrian's Provincial Policies: An Examination of Achaea, Britannia, and Judea under the Reign of Hadrian
  • Michael F. O'Donnell, Poet as Playwright: Characterization through Speech in Homer's Iliad


  • Julie B. Axelrod, Lifting the Veil: A Critical Model for the Interpretation of Juvenal's Satires
  • Seth L. Button, Chariots in War and and Art in the Late Bronze Age Aegean
  • Abigail J. Gillard, Politics in the Kerameikos and Demosion Sema: Civic Identity and Funerary Custom in Fifth-Century BC Atheos