Graduate Alumni

2018

  • Keith Fairbank, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "A Dividing Sea: The Adriatic World from the First to the Fourth Centuries BC"

  • Darrel Janzen, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Outsider Within: Self-Seclusion by the Roman Elite from Tiberius to Hadrian"

  • Meghan Lescault, M.A.

  • Daria Resh, Ph.D.

  • Mahmoud Samori, Ph.D.

  • Jennifer Swalec, Ph.D.

2017

  • Dominic Machado, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Communities and Collective Action in the Republican Army"

  • Jennifer Lewton Yates, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Ancient Novels and the Tragic Tradition"

2016

  • Bryan Brinkman, Ph.D.

  • Joseph Kurz, Ph.D.

  • Rachel Philbrick, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Disruptive Verse: Hyperbole and the Hyperbolic Persona in Ovid's Exile Poetry"

  • Adrianne Troia, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Epitaph for Bion: Agonism and Fictional Biography as Literary Criticism in Late Bucolic"

2015

  • Barbara Blythe, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Petronius' Satyrica: A Novel of Mystic Initiation"

  • Scott DiGiulio, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Aulus Gellius, the Noctes Atticae, and the Literary Logic of Miscellany under the High Roman Empire"

  • Karen (Kelly) Jones, M.A.

    Thesis: "Raised Voices: Seneca’s Ghost Scenes as Microcosms of the Tragedies"

  • Byron MacDougall, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Gregory of Nazianzus and Christian Festival Rhetoric" 

  • Anne (McEnroe) McDonald, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Plutarch and the Philosophical Dialogue" 

  • Tara Mulder, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Fetal Actors, Female Bodies: Childbirth in the Roman Empire"

  • Anne Rabe, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Innovation and Invective in Cicero's Violent Metaphors"

  • Matthew Wellenbach, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Choruses for Dionysus: Studies in the History of Dithyramb and Tragedy"

2014

  • Joseph McDonald, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Narrating Impiety in Ancient Greece"

  • Mitchell Parks, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "City of Praise: The Politics of Encomium in Classical Athens"

2013

  • Timothy Haase, Ph.D.

    Dissertation:"Watching the World Unravel: Juvenal's Satirical Mechanics" 

  • Jeanmarie Stimson, M.A.

2012

  • David Berger, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Plato's Lesser Hippias:  Translation and Commentary"

  • Christopher Geggie, M.A.

  • Leo Landrey, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Valerius Flaccus' Roman Epic"

  • Robin McGill, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Aligning Myths and Experience: The Sanctification of Time in Early Christian Latin Hymns"

  • Melissa Sassin, M.A.

2011

  • Lauren Donovan Ginsberg, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Literary and Ideological Memory in the Octavia"

  • Christopher Welser, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Demos and Dioikesis: Public Finance and Democratic Ideology in Fourth-Century B.C. Athens"

2010

  • Alexander Alderman, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Serio-comic Elements in Xenophon's Socratic Writings"

  • Peter Lech, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Gender, Social Status and Discourse in Roman Comedy"

  • Asya Sigelman, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Xenia and the Unity of Time in Pindar’s Victory Odes"

  • Mark Thatcher, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "A Variable Tapestry: Identity and Politics in Greek Sicily and Southern Italy"

  • William Torterelli, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Lyric Wisdom: Alcaeus and the Tradition of Paraenetic Poetry"

  • David Yates, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Remembering the Persian War Differently"

2009

  • William Appleton, M.A.

  • Sarah Dawson, M.A.

  • Jeffrey Hunt, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Fiction and Mimesis in the Idylls of Theocritus"

  • Keeley Schell, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Vergil's Self-Referential Simile: Thematic Construction Through Internal Allusion in the Aeneid"

  • Cynthia Swanson, M.A.

2007

  • Adam Bravo, M.A.

  • Kevin Patterson, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "A Christian Virgil: The Function of Virgilian References in the Writings of Aldhelm"

  • Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Staging Empire: The Manipulation of Place and Time in Lucan's Bellum Civile"

  • Christopher Trinacty, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Character is Destiny: Senecan Tragedy and Ovid"

  • Ed Wong, M.A.

2006

  • Eva Cieloszyk, M.A.

  • Bret Mulligan, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Carmina Sola Loquor: The Poetics of Claudian's Carmina Minora"

2005

  • Alon Navot, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Similes of the Real in Virgil's Aeneid"

  • Sarah Nix, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Characterization of Caesar in Lucan's Bellum Civile"

2004

  • Max Leo Goldman, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Problems of Voice in Petronius"

  • Carol Jane King, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Alexander and Divination: Dreams, Omens, and Aristander of Telmessus in the Alexander Historians"

  • Joseph Gerard Leichter, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Zij as-Sanjari of Gregory Chioniades: Text, Translation, and Greek-to-Arabic Glossary"

  • Joshua Slocum, M.A.

  • Sarah Smart, M.A.

  • Heather L. Vincent

    Dissertation: "Ieiunum Odium: A Theory of Humor in Juvenal"

2003

  • Suzanne Abrams Rebillard, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Speaking of Salvation: Gregory of Nazianzus as Poet and Priest in his Autobiographical Poems"         

  • John Dayton, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Athletes of War: An Evaluation of the Agonistic Elements in Greek Warfare"

  • Preston Edwards, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "On the Christian Alexandrianism of Gregory of Nazianzus"

  • Michael Fontaine, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Sophisticated Paraprosdokian in Plautus"

2002

  • Malcolm Hyman, obiit

    Dissertation: "Barbarism and Solecism in Ancient Grammatical Thought"

2001

  • Antonios Augoustakis, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Facta virum sileo: Re-Constructing Female Action in Silius Italicus' Punica"

  • Edward L. deBoo, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Puns on Plato's Name in The Republic"

2000

  • Ruth Rothaus Caston, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Elegiac Passion: A Study of Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy"

  • Heath Martin, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Spontaneous Generation and Aristotle's Hierarchy of Animal Life"

  • Mark J. Sundahl, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Use of Statutes in the Seven Extant and graphe nomon me epitedeion theinai Speeches"

1999

  • R. Anthony Kugler, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Representations of Self and Audience in the Phrygian And Cicilian Orations of Dio Chrysostom"

  • Raymond Marks, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Scipio Africanus in the Punica of Silius Italicus"

  • Matthew Munich, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Past Perfect: Images of the Past in Cicero, Lucretius and Catullus"

  • Philip Thibodeau, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Wonders  of a World.  Essays on Vergil's Fourth Georgic"

1998

  • Anthony Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Recitation and the Stage: The Performance of Senecan Tragedy"

  • Vassiliki Panoussi, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Epic Transfigured: Tragic Allusiveness in Vergil's Aeneid"

  • Shilpa Raval, obiit

    Dissertation: "Pudibunda Ora: Gender, Sexuality and Language in Ovid's Metamorphoses"

  • Nicholas Sterling, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Laconic Persuasion:  Rhetorical Arrangement of Events in Xenophon's Hellenika"

1997

  • Gregory Bucher, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Prolegomena to a Commentary on Appian's Bellum Civile, Book 2"

  • Carolin Hahnemann, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Incarnating Democracy: The Role of Theseus in the Tragedies of Aischylos, Sophokles and Euripides"

  • Ben J. Hennelly, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Transcendence and Implication:  The Two Visions of Virgil's Georgics"

  • Joseph S. Houser, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Philosophy of Musonius Rufus:  A Study of Applied Ethics in the Late Stoa"

  • Marc Mastrangelo, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Psychomachia of Prudentius:  A Reappraisal of the Greek Sources and Origins of Allegory"

1996

  • Margaret Graver, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Therapeutic Reading and Seneca's Moral Epistles"

  • Steven Rutledge, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Literary, Cultural, and Historical Background of Tacitus' Dialogus de oratoribus"

1995

  • Faith Sandstrom, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Silver Soteira Coinage of Cyzicus in the Fourth Century B.C."

  • Catherine M. Torigian, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Poetic Allegory and Roman Reality in Three Carmina"

1994

  • Geoffrey Bakewell, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Producing the Polis: Political and Legal Terminology in Aeschylus"

  • James J. Kennelly, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "Thucydides' Knowledge of Herodotus"

  • Jacob Rabinowitz, Ph.D.

    Dissertation: "The Origin of the Witch in Classical Antiquity: Demonization of The Fertility Goddess"