Browsing Masters Degrees (Ancient Studies) by Title

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  • Aeneas se onderwêreldse reis in illustrasie : ’n resepsie-historiese studie van tonele in Aeneïs VI 

    Swanepoel, Liani Colette (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    Throughout the centuries artists have visualised the imaginative works of Publius Vergilius Maro in a variety of art forms. Paintings, frescoes, sculptures and even tapestries have made the wordscenes of his great epic, ...

  • Ancient skies : early Babylonian astronomy, with specific reference to MUL.APIN 

    Harris, Brian (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis is an attempt to investigate whether the Babylonians of the periods prior to the 6th Century BCE possessed an interest in the workings of celestial bodies reaching beyond the scope of what ...

  • Ani and its semantic domain in the Psalms 

    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 ...

  • The animal themes in Horace's Epodes 

    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 ...

  • Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678) en haar kennis van oud-oosterse talen 

    Beek, Pieta van,1958- (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: We know very little about women who studied and excelled in the field of Semitic languages in the seventeenth century - it is an unknown territory, terra incognita. In this thesis I will map Anna Maria ...

  • Aspects of the Demeter/Persephone myth in modern fiction 

    Kay, Janet Catherine Mary (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    The question that this thesis aims to examine is how the motifs of the myth of Demeter and Persephone have been perpetuated in three modern works of fiction, which are Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood by Meredith ...

  • Aspects of the family in Ancient Egypt 

    Mbokazi, Jabulani Tadeus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study deals with the ancient Egyptian family. Cultural anthropology is used as a point of departure to reconstruct the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians. Cultural anthropology usually applies to ...

  • Aspects of the Sabbath in the late second Temple period 

    Lizorkin, Ilya (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    This thesis is a study of five books (Jubilees, 1 and 2 Maccabees, the Damascus Document and Josephus Jewish Antiquities) that represent the literature dealing with the issue of the Sabbath in significant ways, written ...

  • Bakens op die weg : die bekeringsverhale van Augustinus en C.S. Lewis 

    Smit, Christine (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Two literary conversion narratives with much historical detail, are compared in this thesis: the Confessiones written by the renowned fourth century church-father, St. Augustine, and Surprised by Joy ...

  • Beneath the raptor’s wings : the avian composition grasping the symbol for eternity in Egypt 

    Klop, Damian J.R. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    A particular motif in Egyptian art is that of avians. This is frequently depicted in a significant number and variety of visual sources from the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV 62) (1336-1327 BC) and other find contexts throughout ...

  • Bit by bit : an iconographic study of horses in the reliefs of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (883 - 859 BC) 

    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 ...

  • Catullus se Carmina in Afrikaans vertaal : ’n funksionalistiese benadering 

    De Kock, Annemarie (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    The aim of this study is to effectively render into Afrikaans the impact of the Latin text of Catullus for readers living through another language, within another culture. The challenge not only lies in transporting the ...

  • City centres of the apostle Paul 

    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 ...

  • A cognitive semantic assessment of עִם and אֵת's semantic potential 

    Lyle, Kristopher Aaron (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis provides a critical assessment of the semantic potential of two Biblical Hebrew lexemes: עִם and אֵת . Previous lexical inquiries of the target lexemes provide the impetus for the current ...

  • A comparison between Plato and Zoroaster : aspects of the philosophy in the Timaeus and the Gathas 

    Viviers, D. S. (Daniele Siobhan) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The analysis of the system of speculative thought of Plato and Zoroaster, as found in Plato's Timaeus and Zoroaster's Gathas, seeks to compare a well-known philosophy, that of Plato, to a lesser known ...

  • The concept of the sanus homo in the de Medicina of Celsus 

    Brand, Nadine (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-03)
    The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the concept of the sanus homo as presented by Celsus in the de Medicina. The first (introductory) chapter outlines the importance of Celsus’ de Medicina in the study of Roman ...

  • Debt and its solutions : a comparative study of the biblical jubilee year and the edict of Ammisaduqa 

    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 ...

  • The development of a practical moral identity in Seneca's Epistulae morales 1-29 

    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 ...

  • Drawing the divide : the nature of Athenian identity as reflected in the depiction of the „other‟ in Attic red-figure vase painting in the fifth century BCE 

    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 ...

  • Dualism in Jewish apocalyptic and Persian religion : an analysis 

    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 ...