David Christenson: M.A. Thesis Committees Directed or Served at the University of Arizona (*denotes Directorship)

  • Main, Mal, "Count Your Blessings You Can't See: An Appalachian Translation of Seneca's Oedipus" (2020)*
  • Nelson, Nicholas, "Lament Scenes in Xenophon's Ephesiaka: A Study in Self-fashioning" (2020)*
  • Paré, Julia, "Falling on Deaf Ears: Trauma in Euripides' Hecuba" (2020)*
  • Swantek, Michael, "Dreams in Vergil's Aeneid" (in progress)
  • Burks, Jonathan, "The Character of Apollo in the Iliad" (in-progress) 
  • Ruprecht, Daniel, "Staging Shame: Constructing Aischune in Menander's Samia and Dyskolos" (2019)*
  • Moat, Collin, "Changes over Night: An Analysis of Mons Graupius in Tacitus' Agricola" (2018)
  • Nielson, Meaghan, "The Grammar Translation Method and the Communicative Approach: Combining Second Language Acquisition Approaches to Teach Lucan and Statius in High School" (2018)
  • Oakes, Daylin, "Teaching Latin as a Living Language: Reviving Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Pedagogy for the Modern Classroom" (2017) 
  • Dahl, Ian, "Barbarians as Romans" (2017)
  • Muñoz, Jesse, "The Figure of Daphnis in Pastoral Poetry" (2015)
  • Del Curto, Elizabeth, "A Manual for the Heart: An Analysis of the Conception of puritas cordis in Hrabanus Maurus' de videndo deum, de puritate cordis et de modo poenitentiae" (2015)
  • Hutchings, Stephanie, "Greedy Gentlemen: An expansion of (Stereo-) Typical Views of Men in Apuleius' Metamorphoses" (2015)*
  • Winnick, Benjamin, "Mythic Claims to Territory in the Megarid" (2015)*
  • Elliott, Alexandria, "Peripheral Camilla: Major Implications of a Minor Character" (2015)
  • Ganesan, Vishal, "Rhetoric in Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Plato’s Phaedrus" (2014)*
  • Pires, Álvaro, "Boethius Reads Propertius: an Examination of the Elegiac Poems of De Consolatione Philosophiae" (2014)*
  • Wall, Alec, "nec capere irarum fluctus in pectore possunt: Vergil's Turnus & Lucan's Caesar in Similes" (2014)*
  • Heffernan, Edward, "Intertexts and Latin Verb Systems in Battista Guarini's De Ordine Docendi et Studendi" (2014)*
  • Spanne, Michael, "Death, Lies and Rumor: Tacitean Influences on the Writings of Francesco Guicciardini" (2014)
  • Gurtler, Marissa, "Stealing Knowledge and Creating Life: Shades of Prometheus in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" (2013)*
  • Lubrano, Kevin, "Constructing Popular Rhetoric: Caesar's Use of Political Vocabulary in De Bello Gallico and De Bello Civili"  (2013)*
  • Mitzithras, Stefania, "Atossa Dreams in Aeschylus' Persae" (2013)
  • Rick, Evelyn, "Open Ears and a Keen-Smelling Mind: Language as Sensory Evidence of Epicurean Truth in De Rerum Natura" (2013)*
  • Tulley, Sean, "Who's for Dinner? A Study of Cannibalism as a Literary Motif in Greco-Roman Literature" (2013)*
  • Ferguson, Matthew, "Ring Composition and History in Suetonius' De Vita Caesarum" (2012)*
  • Shoshitaishvili, Boris, "Of the Wanderer and the Laborer: Odysseus and Sisyphus as Existentialist Icons" (2012)*
  • Wright, David, "Characterizations of Aeneas and the Trojans as Bandits in Augustan Literature" (2012)*
  • Anderson, Robert, "Classical Reference in the Correspondence of Heloise and Abelard" (2011)
  • Copeland, Jared, "The Cultural Reception of Numa Pompllius and Evolving Attitudes toward Roman Religion" (2011)*
  • Dwyer, Justin, "Nomina tuum pretium: the Comic Value of Prostitutes' Names in Plautus and Terence" (2011)*
  • Jackson, Clearblue Seneca, "It's a Hard-Knock Life: Literary Examples of Roman Adoption and Fosterage" (2011)*
  • Patient, Luke, "The Constituency of Eudaimonia and the Necessary Conditions for the Eudaimon Life in Nicomachean Ethics 1" (2011)
  • Stimson, Drew, "ueluti tabes: Plague, Civil Discord, and Greed in Ancient Historiography" (2011)
  • Whitehorn, Antha, "Latin-based Vocabulary for College Entrance Exams" (2011)
  • Dreyfuss, Lauren, "The Odd Couple: Plautus, Polybius and Constructions of Roman Identity in the 2nd Century BCE" (2010)
  • Dzara, Greg, "Patronus Patriae: Augustus’ Manipulation of the Patron-Client Relationship in the Founding of the Principate" (2010)
  • McDavid, Brennan, "Looking for Eudaimonia: an Examination of Happiness in Plato's Republic" (2010)
  • Nielsen, Hunter, "The Concept of Otium in the Augustan Age" (2010)*
  • Bravo, Christopher, "Chirping like Swallows: Characterizations of the Barbarian Other in Greek Comedy" (2009)
  • Dahlgran, Annie, "Marginalized Groups in Roman Satire" (2009)
  • Zaleski, Richard, "Ovidian Allusions in Prudentius' Peristephanon" (2009)
  • Cohn, Maggie, "Rethinking Rage: The Philosophical and Rhetorical Context for Umbricius' Anger in Satire 3 of Juvenal" (2008)
  • Cummings, Daniel, "Radices non Crambe Repetita: Active Language in the Latin Classroom" (2008)
  • Kearns, Catherine, "The Gardens of Roman Gaul: Tradition and Innovation" (2008)
  • Urban, Catherine, "The Politics of Books: Public Libraries and Patronage in Imperial Rome" (2008)*
  • Jacobson, Sarah, "Illa mihi sedes: the Domus in c. 68 of Catullus" (2007)
  • Schrepfer-Tarter, Amy, "Vocabulary Learning Modules in the Secondary Latin Classroom" (2007)
  • Williams, Joey, "Laboring at the Edges of Empire: The Division of Labor in Romano-British Pottery Workshops" (2007)
  • Cohen, Holly, "Spes Surgentis Iuli: Ascanius in the Carthage Episode" (2005)
  • Jorgensen, Amanda, "Ovid's Myrrha Episode: Intratext, Intertext, Context" (2004)
  • McCarthy, Ryan, "Vrbs Oritur: The Parilia Meets Politics in the Age of Augustus" (2004)
  • Rivera, Mark, "A Political Interpretation of Aeschylus' Eumenides" (2004)*
  • Smith, Damon, "An Interpretation of the Greek Infancy Gospel of Thomas" (2004)
  • DeLeeuw, Jason, "The Geography and Ethnography of Ancient Iberia in Greek and Roman Authors before the Arab Invasion" (2003)
  • Ivanyi, Cord, "Nihil sub Sole Novum: A Consideration of What the Past Says about the Present in American Education" (2003)
  • Showalter, Jesse, "The Apple's Role: Acontius and Cydippe in Latin Love Elegy" (2003)
  • Trinacty, Christopher, "A Poetics of Desire: A Comparative Study of the Hylas Myth" (2000)*
  • LaBarge, Scott, "Two for the Price of One: Aristotle on Simultaneous Learning" (1999).

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