Vassar College Digital Library

Vassar Scholarship

Vassar Scholarship, the institutional repository formerly known as Digital Window, reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to a variety of collections, including senior theses and projects across a wide range of disciplines.

Problems with Analyzing Nero's Debasement

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

I examined Nero's debasement in the literary sources; the possible reasons for it, the consequences of it, and other details of it. Following, I examined the techniques that have been used over the last 150 years in attempts to discern...

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The Man in the Mirror: Self-awareness and Self-Criticism in the Satires of Persius

Publication Date
2011-January-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

Persius is often ignored in favor of Horace and Juvenal, largely because he is misunderstood. Most critics consider him little more than an "angry young man," but Persius' anger is only the means to an end. His <em>Satires</em> are in...

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