Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Classics Department are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.

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Submissions from 2023

Noah Eckersley, Classics (CLST) 2023, Athena and Democracy in the Eumenides and the Ajax

Emma MacArthur, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2023, The Minds of Ghosts in Homer's Underworld

Jake Oberg, Classics (CLST) 2023, Empowerment, Reversal, and Reunion: Examining Three Relationships in Supergiant Games' Hades

Submissions from 2018

Emma Hahn Buechner, Classics (CLST) 2018, The Hidden Sisterhood of Antigone and Ismene: Uncovering Male Anxieties both Onstage and Off in Sohpocles' Antigone

Rebecca Anne DeLand, Classics (CLST) 2018, The Treatment and Reception of a Female Philosopher

Emma Jeannette Starr, Classics (CLST) 2018, Women's Participation in the Public Sphere: an Examination of the Epistolary Evidence

Submissions from 2017

Erin L. Patrick, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2017, The Greek δό μ ος‚ as an interpretive model of relational space within the Medea

Submissions from 2016

Robert Lancaster Emmet, Classics (CLST) 2016, The waters sat down: The Poetics and Politics of Embodied River-Fights in Latin Epic

Ruiqi Geng, Classics (CLST) 2016, Phalli and Vaginas in the Rites, Jokes, and Obscenities in Plautus' Rudens, Casina, and Bacchides

Submissions from 2015

Stella Jean Fritzell, Classics (CLST) 2015, Divine Associations: Arion in Iconography

Submissions from 2014

William Schedl, Classics (CLST) 2014, That Limb May Be Joined Together with Limb: Joining the Notion of Imperial Power and Religious Power in Defining the Role of the Emperor in Church Affairs

William Paul Schedl, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2014, St. Augustine's Monsters: Monsters and Demons in the Writings of St. Augustine

Michael Paul Tolan, Classics (CLST) 2014, Beyond Fury: Representations of Monstrosity in Statius' Thebaid

Submissions from 2013

Emma Jane Brobeck, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2013, Manipulating Ulysses: Ovid as Exilic Exemplum in Tristia 1.5 and 5.5

Kyle Samuel Markwalter, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2013, And He Walks with Me: Scripture and Recall in the Confessions

Quinn Yoshie Stewart, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2013, Fashioning Memory through Rhetoric and Medium in the Laudatio Turiae

Submissions from 2012

Celia McDonnell Caffery, Classics (CLST) 2012, Justice Betrayed: The Role of the Athenian Assembly in the Aftermath of the Battle of Arginusae

Nicole Ji-Hae Johnson, Classics (CLST) 2012, The Consequences of Self-Sacrifice: Betrayal in the Passion of Perpetua and the Alcestis

Samantha Elizabeth Pivetz, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2012, Privileged Executions: The Vestal Interment Ritual in Ancient Rome

Kathleen Hagan Roberts, Classics (CLST) 2012, Cybele Rocks: The Elemental Nature of the Anatolian Mother Goddess

Alexandra Caitlin Staab, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2012, Constantine's Conversion: Betrayal at the Hands of the Biographers

Submissions from 2011

Nathan Dressler Bech, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2011, Virtus and Disciplina in the Roman Army

Morgan Victoria King, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2011, Blood Sacrifice and Competitive Identity Creation

Morgan Victoria King, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2011, Reimagining a Literary Heritage: Cultural transmission and religious division in Vandal North Africa

James A. Klein, Classics (CLST) 2011, Are You Mad? Competition in Seneca's Hercules Furens

Jeremiah John McIntyre, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2011, This Is Sparta? The Reinvention of Ritual at Artemis Orthia

Jeffrey Troy Samuels, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2011, Representing Victory: Octavian's Tropaeum at Nikopolis and the Visual Language of Competitive Success

Submissions from 2010

Anne Charlotte Doering 2010, Elemental Bodies: Female Self-image and the Elements

George Randolph Kennedy, Archaeology (Special major) 2010, The United States of America and the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

Megan Kathryn McMahon, Classical Languages (CLAS) 2010, Autochthony in Imperial Rome: Earth, Birth, and Empire

Submissions from 2009

Alexander Leedom, Classics (CLST) 2009, The Greco-Latin Negro: a postcolonial reading of The Golden Ass