Vassar College Digital Library

Institutional Repository

Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies. 

In early 2022 Vassar College Libraries moved the institutional repository from Digital Window to the Vassar College Digital Library. This new method of access is a work in progress and will be officially launched in June 2022. The original Digital Window will remain accessible through July 1, 2022. 

"Saga Hwaet Ic Hatte": The Riddles of the Aenigmata and the Exeter Book in Conversation

Publication Date
2017-January-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

Symphosius's Latin <em>Aenigmata</em> and the Old English Exeter Book, although known as two related collections of riddles, have not yet been analyzed from the perspective of their connected natures. This thesis seeks to bring the two collections into conversation as...

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An Assimilation Cut Short: The Emerging Minoan Thalassocracy of 1628 B.C.

Publication Date
2012-January-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

The Minoans left an indelible mark on the Aegean during the height of their power in the Bronze Age. Just north of the coast of Minoan populated Crete sits an island called Thera where a port town, named Akrotiri, has...

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Delivered Divinities: Senatorial Power and Senatorial Peril in the Importation Narratives of Cybele, Asklepios, and Bacchus

Publication Date
2020-January-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

This thesis attempts to analyze the Roman Senate's actions during the importation of three different gods — Cybele, Asklepios, and Bacchus — into Rome during the Middle Republic (400-133 BCE) in order to deduce how the Senate manipulated these religious...

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