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Name Year Dissertation
Burrows, Don 2014 The Art of Deception: Longus amd the Ancient Novel
Lechelt, Christine 2014 Allusions of Grandeur: Gigantomachy, Callimachean Poetics, and Literary Filiation.
Friesen, Courtney Jade 2013 Reading Dionysus: Euripides' Bacchae among Jews and Christians in the Greco-Roman World.
Wood, Heather A 2012 Hunting Literary Legacies: Captatio in Roman Satire.
Wise, Michael Owen 2012 Language and Literacy in Roman Judea: A Study of the Bar Kokhba Documents.
Wells, Martin Gregory 2012 A Cosmopolitan Village: The Hellenistic Settlement at Gordion.
Lesperance, Paul 2010 Symbols and Objects on the Sealings from Kedesh.
Glenny, William Edward 2008 Translation Technique and Theology in the Septuagint of Amos.
Oosterhuis, David K 2007 The Catalepton: Myths of Virgil.
Toteva, Galya D 2007 Local Cultures of Late Achaemenid Anatolia.
Hudson, Nicholas F 2006 Dining in the Late Roman East.
Poochigian, Aaron V 2006 The Staging of Aeschylus' Persians, Seven Against Thebes, and Suppliants.
Stelow ,Anna R 2005 Not Quite the Best of the Achaians: Menelaos in Archaic Greek Poetry and Art.
Reinhard, Jayne Huntington 2005 The Roman Bath at Isthmia: Decoration, Cult, and Herodes Atticus.
West, Emily B 2004 The Hero's Handmaid: Female Helpers in the Homeric Epics and the Mahabharata.
Hauser, Michael G 2003 The Standing Madonna Statue in the Ile-de-France 1270-1350: Style and Iconography.
Smith, Allison Coleman 2003 The Representation of Women in Bronze Age Aegean Wall Painting.
Verfenstein, Caitlin Downey 2002 Architecture of the Greek Federal Leagues: Fourth Through Second Centuries B.C.
Gregory, Jon Kent 2002 Roman Metz: Transition and Change in the City and Its Countryside.
Kohn, Thomas David 2001 The Poetics of Seneca's Oedipus (a Dramaturgical Approach).
Bruss, Jon Steffen 2000 Hidden Presences: Monuments, Gravesites, and Corpses in Greek Funerary Epigram.
Pfundstein, James M 2000 Not Only the City: Cosmography in the Tragedies of Seneca.
Dudrey, Russell Paul 1998 The Social and Legal Setting of I Corinthians 7:17-35: De Facto Slave Marriages in the Church at Corinth.
Taylor, Rabun M 1997 Water Distribution, the Tiber River, and the Urban Development of Ancient Rome
Sick, David Harvey 1996 Cattle, Sacrifice, and the Sun: A Mythic Cycle in Greece, Iran, and India
Vesley, Mark E 1996 Youthful Misbehavior in the Early Roman Empire.
Brulotte, Eric L 1994 The Placement of Votive Offerings and Dedications in the Peloponnesian Sanctuaries of Artemis.
Gustafson, Mark Timothy 1994 Lucifer of Cagliari and Constantius II: A Study in Religious and Political Power in the Fourth Century.
Honeywell, Claudia Agnes 1993 Plutarch's Dialogues: An Analysis of Structure and Content.
Mook, Margaret S 1993 The Northwest Building: Houses of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages on the Kastro at Kavousi, East Crete.
Haggis, Donald Charles 1992 The Kavousi-Thriphti Survey: An Analysis of Settlement Patterns in an Area of Eastern Crete in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age.
Parker, Hugh Carlisle 1990 Romani Numina Soli: The Transformation of Greek Gods in Ovid's Fasti.
Hooley, Daniel Matthews 1988 Parata Verba Invenit: An Essay on Aspects of Allusion and Imitation in Persius.
Smith, Duane Richard 1988 The Programmatic Convention of Roman Satire.
Stewart, Shirley J 1988 Perception and Time in Aeschylus' Oresteia.
Dehoff, Sharon Lynn 1988 The Ivory Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age: Background and Preliminary Investigation.
Light, Susan Kathryn Ne 1988 Greek Sympotic Poetry and the Origins of Play Imagery.
Kroeger, Catherine Pier 1987 The Nachleben of Euripides' Antiope: The Heroine's Transformation into a Mystagogue and an Element in the Justification of Zeus.
Melis, Chantal Margueri 1984 Naturae Species Ratioque: Myth and Meaning in Lucretius.
Preus, Mary Catherine 1983 Eloquence and Ignorance in Augustine's De Natura Et Origine Animae.
Penniston, Joyce Kendal 1983 Aspects of Death in Classical Comedy.
Henry, Madeleine Mary 1983 With Hearts of Gold: Menander's Courtesans and the Greek Comic Tradition.
Nelson, Elmer Carl 1983 Clytemnestra in Euripides' Telephus.
Oberhelman, Steven 1981 The Oneierocritic Literature of the Late Roman and Byzantine Eras of Greece.