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"O'me alone?": Aristotle and the failure of autarky in Shakespeare's Coriolanus

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2020-January-01
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This thesis offers an Aristotelian reading of <em>Coriolanus, </em>with the goal of assessing the viability of individual self-sufficiency.<em></em> As political and moral treatises, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Politics are valuable intertexts through which Shakespeare's more imaginative work may be analyzed...

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

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2017-January-01
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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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The Bronze Emperor

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2014-January-01
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<em>The Bronze Emperor </em>is a historical fiction novella tracing the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius from its creation in the Roman Empire to 2012. Each chapter moves the story forward and time, focusing on an event or a moment in...

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

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2011-January-01
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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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