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    • Family Matters: Gender and Family in Seneca's Phaedra 

      Le Clair, Keilah (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-30)
      Seneca the Younger, writing in the early Roman Empire, is the only known Roman tragedian whose works survive. His Phaedra, considered to be one of his earlier tragedies, is centered on the royal family of Athens, consisting ...
    • Female Sex-Workers in Rome: Agency and Self-Representation 

      Hill, Rachel Esther Fey (University of Waterloo, 2022-10-31)
      This project addresses the notion that female sex-workers at Rome wore the toga. The toga was a symbol of masculine responsibility, authority, political involvement, and citizenship. Focusing on legal, literary, and material ...
    • From Wool to Warp and Weft: Approaching Ancient Greek Textile Work through Experimental Archaeology 

      Bechal, Tatianna (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-19)
      Due to the perishable nature of the work performed by women throughout much of ancient history, little physical evidence survives to study directly. This research is an exploration of the process of wool-working employed ...
    • Gender Interplay in Nonnos' Dionysiaka: The Cases of Deriades and Aura 

      Apokatanidis, Katerina (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-22)
      This thesis presents the relation between the gendered language of Nonnos and the ironic undertones he employs to describe two main plot points in the Dionysiaka. I focus on Dionysos’ battle with Deriades, the Indian king, ...
    • Posturing Horses: Xenophon on Biomechanical Soundness in The Art of Horsemanship 

      Rigg, Heather Mavis (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-12)
      As early as the Bronze Age, ancient Greek horses shared in the social status of the military elite. The ritual inclusion of horses and their equipment in burial practices from the Bronze Age to the Classical period marked ...
    • What We Do in the Shadows: Illuminating the Female Pederastic Tradition 

      Barclay, Julia (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-13)
      In scholarship, the study of male pederastic practices in the ancient Greek world has been used time and time again to reinforce the existence of homosexuality across time, though the same attention has not been given to ...


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