College of Arts and Sciences: Classics

Honors Theses

As part of the XU Honors A.B. program all graduating H.A.B. students must write a thesis and successfully defend it before a committee of faculty from various departments of the University.

2004 Honors Theses

Clay Scanlon Ophthalmos
Bryan Corder The Impact of Thucydides on Hobbes’s Conception of the State of Nature
Laura Overton Definition and Standards of Dike in Homer and Hesiod
Stephen Metzger Themes of the Carmina Burana: Medieval and Modern
Jason Berning Adapting Antiquity: A Study of Hugo Von Hofmannsthal's Electra in the Context of his times

2005 Honors Theses

Jay S. Arns Returning from “The Undiscovered Country”: Effects of the Trip to the Underworld onGilgamesh, Beowulf, and Odysseus
Robert William Brewer Tales of Madness, Miracles, Death and Salvation: Analyzing the Corpus of Dionysian Myths from the Perspective of Malinowski’s Charter Theory
Eddie Clark Capital Punishment in Ancient Rome
Margaret Ferretti Spontaneous Generation: Investigation of Microbiology and Controlled Experimentation
Tony McCosham The Not Ready for Dionysia Players: The Aristophanic Tradition of Saturday Night Live
Jennifer M. Ross God as First Cause in Aristotle and Descartes

2006 Honors Theses

Alexander Hall Glory, Immortality, and the Power of the Poet
Bonnie Hall Abstract Contemplation on an Onion: Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
Jacob Halusker Telemachus as a Charter
Christopher McGinness The Social Status of Physicians in Greece and Rome
Matt Pitlyk Johannes Kepler’s Influence on the Development of Calculus
Patrick Quinn Sports: an Indirect Stimulus for Ethics
Becky Tighe Women Characters in Homer and Greek Tragedy

2007 Honors Theses

Frederick Charles Bowman Community, Identity, and Parody in the Book of Revelation
John Kaessner Divine Commerce: Near Eastern Influence on Greek Mythology
Brian Malone Pater Familias in the Aeneid
Aaron Neumann Democracy: Ancient and Modern