If there is a common theme running through the work of this year’s crop of senior thesis writers, it is this: lessons rarely arise suddenly from any kind of research. Without constant critical inquiry, knowledge remains stagnant and begins to atrophy.
Dependence on Foreign Oil: A Study of Baetican Olive Oil in the Roman Economy is one of many past thesis titles that the classics department lists on its website. Here are three others: Sleeping with the Enemy: “Foreign” Wives in the Hippolytus and the Medea; Three Latin Love Poets and the Objects of Their Desire; and Ancient Greek Quarrying: A Provenance Study of Limestone from the Palace of Nestor with a Historical Survey of Ancient Techniques.
Text by Emily Gold Boutilier, with reporting by Rob Mattson, Adam Gerchick ’13, William Sweet and Katherine Duke ’05
For his 2012 senior thesis, Richard Galluzzi wrote a novella, while Dana Kaufman composed an opera and Brian Kim figured out exactly how to throw a curveball. Portraits of 10 of this year’s thesis writers.
Amherst College Senior Kyle Boatwright to Present Music Composition Thesis God Is Dead Jan. 31
January 16, 2009
AMHERST, Mass.—The musical God Is Dead, a senior thesis in music composition by Kyle Boatwright ’09, will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.