Monday, September 22, 2008

Recent North American Dissertations on the Ancient World - September 2008

The following is a list of recent North American PhD dissertations (and some MA theses) on the Ancient World. Most are available for sale or for download from UMI ProQuest via institutions who subscribe. Check your institution's library for access to the UMI Proquest database.

A brief history by the victor: Roman portrayal of Etruscan influences
by Franks, MaryLee, M.A., University of Kansas, 2008, 55 pages; AAT 1453649

A case study in function and form: Excavations of a Third Intermediate Period mud-brick building in Thebes
by Sullivan, Elaine A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2008, 586 pages; AAT 3288540

A commentary on Tacitus, "Annals" 16.1--20
by Bartera, Salvador, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008, 318 pages; AAT 3312182

A critical introduction and commentary on the "Acts of Paul and Thecla"
by Barrier, Jeremy W., Ph.D., Texas Christian University, 2008, 341 pages; AAT 3297946

Advanced correlation-based character recognition applied to the Archimedes Palimpsest
by Walvoord, Derek J., Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008, 197 pages; AAT 3307143

African antiquity and the African-American literary design of civilization: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois and the case for multiplicity
by Serrano, Jorge Luis, Ph.D., Temple University, 2008, 285 pages; AAT 3300376

A philological and theological analysis of the ancient Latin translations of the "Vita Antonii"
by Gandt, Lois, Ph.D., Fordham University, 2008, 328 pages; AAT 3310418

Apollodorus of Artemita and rise of the Parthian empire
by Tada, Richard, Ph.D., University of Washington, 2008, 178 pages; AAT 3303409

Aristotle's first critique: The Eleatic Stranger and the "Politics"
by Cherry, Kevin M., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2008, 335 pages; AAT 3309163

A textual and literary analysis of the references to 'issa and nasim in the book of the prophet Jeremiah
by Pilarski, Ahida E., Ph.D., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 2008, 330 pages; AAT 3303369

Baby bones, food, and health: Stable isotopic evidence for infant feeding practices in the Greek colony of Apollonia (5th-- 2nd centuries B.C.)
by Kwok, Cynthia S., M.A., Trent University (Canada), 2008, 203 pages; AAT MR31700

Circa deos ac religiones: Religion and the Roman emperor from Augustus to Constantine
by Polk, Matthew Robert, Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008, 424 pages; AAT 3312490

Contesting imaginaires in death rituals during the Northern Song dynasty
by Choi, Mihwa, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2008, 355 pages; AAT 3300426

Corinth and the birth of figural representation in Greek monumental architecture
by Roland, Sarah, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008, 409 pages; AAT 3299292

Creation, Eden, temple and mountain: Textual presentations of sacred space in the Hebrew Bible
by Kang, Seung Il, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2008, 251 pages; AAT 3309693

Culture contact and social change along China's ancient southwestern frontier, 900 B.C.--100 A.D
by Yao, Alice, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008, 441 pages; AAT 3305113

Dragon kings and thunder gods: Rainmaking, magic, and ritual in medieval Chinese religion
by Capitanio, Joshua, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008, 270 pages; AAT 3309404

Ehud and Eglon in Moab: Judges 3:12--30 in the Bible, the Old Versions and Ancient Jewish Literature
by Dubin, Andrew Ross, D.H.L., The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2008, 148 pages; AAT 3302403

Emotional geography in the Song of Songs: A literary study of the contexts of love
by Sigler, Timothy Martin, Ph.D., Trinity International University, 2008, 342 pages; AAT 3308215

Environmental history of the Persian Empire in the late antiquity
by Yeganehshakib, Reza, M.S., California State University, Fullerton, 2008, 58 pages; AAT 1454823

Gift upon gift: Covenant through word in the Gospel of John
by Brown, Sherri, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 2008, 389 pages; AAT 3294693

How not to go out of the world: First Corinthians 14:13--25 and the social foundations of early Christian expansion
by Munoz, Kevin A., Ph.D., Emory University, 2008, 278 pages; AAT 3310278

How to do kings with words: Byzantine imperial ideology and the representation of power in pre-Phanariot admonitory literature
by Panou, Nikolaos, Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008, 295 pages; AAT 3312481

Human labor and harbor capacity at Rome
by LaGroue, Lance, M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, 47 pages; AAT 1452967

Hunters, heroes, kings: The frieze of Tomb II at Vergina
by Franks, Hallie Malcolm, Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008, 330 pages; AAT 3312359

Ideology and community in Caesar's "Bellum Civile"
by Grillo, Luca, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008, 272 pages; AAT 3312801

Improved three-dimensional models of seismic velocity and sensity for the island of Hawaii: Implications for volcano-tectonics
by Park, Jaewoo, Ph.D., Rice University, 2008, 125 pages; AAT 3309938

Improving VAST structure alignment performance and analysis of small molecule contacts in protein structures
by Thompson, Kenneth Evan, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2008, 65 pages; AAT 3288584

Lasithi before the new palaces: A study of selected elite artifacts from the Hagios Charalambos Cave
by Ferrence, Susan C., Ph.D., Temple University, 2008, 224 pages; AAT 3300348

Mimetic contagion in Terence's "Eunuchus"
by Germany, Robert, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2008, 249 pages; AAT 3309042

People and identities in Nessana
by Stroumsa, Rachel, Ph.D., Duke University, 2008, 274 pages; AAT 3303498

Performing Christian female identity in Roman Alexandria
by Juliussen-Stevenson, Heather, M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2008, 122 pages; AAT 1453741

Plato on syntax and its metaphysical foundations
by Thaler, Naly, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008, 211 pages; AAT 3295320

Poetics and polemics: Horace's satiric idiom and the comic tradition
by Ferriss, Jennifer Laura, Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008, 246 pages; AAT 3312354

Reciprocal influences between rhetoric and medicine in ancient Greece
by Roth, Adam David, Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 2008, 146 pages; AAT 3310574

Reinterpretation of the "Palace of Bryas": A study in Byzantine architecture, history and historiography
by Ricci, Alessandra, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008, 419 pages; AAT 3305772

Relative chronology and the language of epic
by Jones, Brandtly Neal, Ph.D., Cornell University, 2008, 172 pages; AAT 3295856

Romans, allies, and the struggle for the Roman citizenship, 91--77 BCE
by Kendall, Seth Lyons, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2008, 728 pages; AAT 3299384

Rural change and continuity in Etruria: A study of village communities from the 7th century B.C. to the 1st century A.D
by Vander Poppen, Robert E., Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, 568 pages; AAT 3304276

Singing the skolion: A study of poetics and politics in ancient Greece
by Jones, Gregory Shane, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2008, 404 pages; AAT 3288477

Soaring votives: Anathemata in archaic Greek sanctuaries
by Segal, Phoebe Clott, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008, 328 pages; AAT 3299295

Sociolinguistics of the Luvian language
by Yakubovich, Ilya S., Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2008, 570 pages; AAT 3309120

Sons and descendants: A social history of kin groups and family names in the early neo-Babylonian period
by Nielsen, John P., Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2008, 437 pages; AAT 3309087

Studies in the historical syntax of Aramaic
by Pat-El, Na'ama, Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008, 428 pages; AAT 3312613

Subordinates and evildoers: Song scholar-officials' perceptions of clerks
by Wu, Chin-shan, Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, 2008, 230 pages; AAT 3307991

The "`am ha'ares[dotbelow]" and King Josiah---a socio-political understanding
by Lee, DongGyw, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2008, 242 pages; AAT 3309701

The Aramaic and Akkadian bilingual inscription from Tell Fekheriyeh and the dialects of Old Aramaic
by Yun, Il-Sung Andrew, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2008, 497 pages; AAT 3309786

The archaeology of destruction: A Roman perspective
by Neil, Skylar, M.A., Tufts University, 2008, 48 pages; AAT 1452806

The geographical background of the Persepolis tablets
by Arfaee, Abdolmajid, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2008, 150 pages; AAT 3300414

The matter of magic: Material figures of memory and protection in Neo-Assyrian apotropaic figurine rituals (first millennium BC)
by Nakamura, Carolyn M., Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008, 346 pages; AAT 3290467

Theology in mind: Reduction, emergence, and cognitive science
by Van Slyke, James Arthur, Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Theology, 2008, 257 pages; AAT 3311994

The pedagogy of the soul: Origen's "Homilies on the Psalms"
by Heintz, Michael, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2008, 328 pages; AAT 3309539

The philosophical muse: On comedy in the Platonic dialogues
by Trivigno, Franco V., Ph.D., Boston University, 2008, 276 pages; AAT 3296042

The portrayal of women in the "Annales" of Tacitus
by Parks, Eric A., Ph.D., Boston University, 2008, 334 pages; AAT 3298668

Trends, traditions, and transformations: Fashions in dress in Early Dynastic Mesopotamia
by Baadsgaard, Aubrey, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008, 467 pages; AAT 3309392

Utopia and community in the ancient world
by Schmidt, Brent James, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008, 227 pages; AAT 3303880

Varieties of encyclopedism in the early Roman Empire: Vitruvius, Pliny the Elder, Artemidorus
by Harris-McCoy, Daniel E., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008, 232 pages; AAT 3309440

Verbs of leading in the Hebrew Bible
by Leavins, Daniel C., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 2008, 301 pages; AAT 3294700

Voluntary animal motion from Greek antiquity to the Latin Middle Ages, 400 B.C.--A.D. 1300
by Frampton, Michael, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2008, 171 pages; AAT 3300430

Women of ivory as embodiments of ideal feminine beauty in the ancient Near East during the first millennium BCE
by Gansell, Amy Rebecca, Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008, 460 pages; AAT 3312362

Worshipping in community: Jupiter and Roman religion in the early imperial period
by Husser, Zehavi Victoria, Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008, 302 pages; AAT 3308044

Writing, literacy, and textual transmission: The production of literary documents in Iron Age Judah and the composition of the Hebrew Bible
by Whisenant, Jessica N., Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008, 387 pages; AAT 3305104

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