Now Online: Sunoikisis Symposium Papers

Sunoikisis is proud to present our 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium!

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Read this year’s symposium papers below, or view the abstracts.

Victoria Belarde (Agnes Scott College)
“Rationale of Epithets and the Irrational of Patronymics”

Brandi M. Buckler (Millsaps College)
“Appropriating the Homeric Ethos: Looking Beyond Gendered Obligations in Euripides’ Medea”

Katherine Crawford (St. Olaf College)
“The Foundation of the Roman Imperial Cult”

Martha Crockett (University of Richmond)
“Lucretius, Ovid, and Pythagoras in the Renaissance: Ronsard Evaluates the Metamorphoses, Book XV, 62-272”

Trey Frye (Southwestern University)
“Demosthenes and the Great Man in ‘Against Conon’”

Rachel Hogue (Union College)
“Statistical Analysis and Comparison of Texts in Ancient Greek”

Vergil Parson (Washington and Lee University)
“Personified Poetry: Horace’s Idea of Immortality and Ode 3.30”

Rachel Starry (University of Richmond)
“The Vengeance of Achilles: The Impact of Viewing Context and Reception on Visual Narrative”

David van den Berg (Rollins College)
“Oppression through Reform: Masters, Slaves, and Roman Society”

Andrew Waller (Southwestern University)
“Aristotle and Thomistic Metaphysics: Cause or Creator?”