Masters Degrees (Ancient Studies)

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Masters Degrees (Ancient Studies)

 

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  • Erasmus, Alecia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: With the discovery of the so-called “New Sappho” in 2004, there has been a revival in the research about Sappho, Greek lyric and old age in Greek literature. In this short fragment, Sappho writes about ...
  • Baldwin, Stephanie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The focus of this study is to investigate the role that horses played in the Ancient Near East, specifically during the reign of the Neo-Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (883-859BC). By studying nine of the ...
  • Meyer, John Clifford (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis focused on the animal themes while attempting to make a comprehensive analysis of such themes as they were portrayed in the Epodes of Horace. A close analysis of each poem that contains animals ...
  • Welman, Thandi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis explores how the feminine Other is used by Euripides in the Hecuba to highlight certain tensions between an aristocratic ideal of manliness and a classical democratic masculinity in the fifth ...
  • Moodie, Meg R. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: During the fifth century BCE there were three defining periods in Athenian history that challenged its society: the Persian Wars (490 – 479 BCE); Periclean Athens (mid-fifth century); and the Peloponnesian ...
  • Miner, Aaron T. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    The Edict of Ammisaduqa and the Jubilee Year legislation in Leviticus 25 provide the most extensive evidence for the debt relief tradition throughout the ancient Near East. A comparative analysis of these texts points to ...
  • Haynes, Dawn (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Ancient Egyptian art and artefacts reveal a great deal about the culture and beliefs of this civilization. It was a civilization steeped in myth, symbolism and imagery. Tomb art has been extensively ...
  • Mena, Andrea K. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis offers a description of the semantic potential of the Biblical Hebrew lexeme '7l! in Genesis, Psalms, and Chronicles according to a cognitive linguistic perspective. This specific linguistic ...
  • Backhouse, George (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis investigates the references to swords in key scenes in the Aeneid – particularly the scenes of Dido’s and Turnus’ death – in order to add new perspectives on these scenes and on the way in ...
  • Daniels, Amy Lydia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis outlines Augustine’s thought on justice as articulated in The City of God: against the Pagans. The purpose of the study was to investigate the place and role of his convictions about justice ...
  • Durie, Liezl (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to investigate the possible influence of Persian religion on dualism in Jewish apocalyptic literature, with particular attention to 1 Enoch. Many studies have been conducted on ...
  • Louw, Lunette (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The definition and function of Socratic irony has been much disputed in contemporary scholarship. This thesis identifies some methodological difficulties in interpreting and defining Socratic irony and ...
  • Rhode, Rubin Frank (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1991-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: One of the most vexing questions in the exegetical research on the Psalms has been the establishing of the identity of the suppliant who refers to himself as the cani. Many scholars have endeavoured ...
  • Adair, James Robert (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1993-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: My Ph.D. dissertation proposed a four-step procedure for recovering the earliest possible text of the Old Testament: (1) detennining the lexical and grammatical characteristics of the various secondary ...
  • Ponelis, I. A. (Isabella Annanda) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The concept ofMa'at is crucial to Ancient Egyptian culture. In Ancient Egypt, Ma'at has two closely related manifestations: the cultural principle and the goddess. Ma'at as general cultural principle ...
  • Botha, P. D. (Pieter Daniël) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Essenism is, according to the data being discussed in this thesis, closely associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls material and had alienated itself from Second Temple Judaism as manifested through both ...
  • Jacobs-Smith, Michelle Wilma (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study investigates the social and religious roles of women in Ancient Israel. The thesis comprises of four parts. Chapter 1 focuses on the role of women in an anthropological perspective. We take ...
  • Hardenberg, Benedict Ralph (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The apostle Paul was called and commissioned to the city centres of the eastern Mediterranean world. These city centres were places of power, trade, wealth and travel. They were the nerve centres of ...
  • Allen, Shirley May (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Children in the Old Testament world, at first glance, seem to playa very minor role in the make-up of that society but was this really so? In researching the role and education there are many questions, ...
  • Conroy, Dene (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the Epistulae Morales Seneca presents his moral philosophy. Scholars such as Hadot, Mans and Smuts have studied Seneca's moral philosophy in the Epistulae Morales. The question is, how does Seneca ...

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