Ancient Studies
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A list of the current doctoral students and their topics:

S Chippendale

Thesis Title:    The use and meaning of garlands and wreaths in Ancient Roman art between 200 BC and 79 AD

Supervisor:     Dr S Masters


JF Coakley

Thesis Title:    Temporal adjuncts in Biblical Hebrew narrative

Supervisor:     Prof CHJ van der Merwe


EH Engelbrecht

Thesis Title:    A Catholic literary response to Arianism during the Vandal kingdom in North Africa

Supervisor:     Prof A Kotzé


L Gaertner

Thesis Title:    The rosette motif in 1st millennium BCE Mesopotamian and Persian art

Supervisor:     Prof I Cornelius


LR Lincoln

Thesis Title:    A thematic study of doctrines on death and the afterlife according to Targum Qoheleth

Supervisor:     Prof J Cook


C Locatell

Thesis Title:    Causal relationships encoded by כי (ki) in Biblical Hebrew: a cognitive linguistic analysis

Supervisor:     Prof CHJ van der Merwe


S Matthewson

Thesis Title:    The Complementation of האר (r’h) in Biblical Hebrew

Supervisor:     Prof CHJ van der Merwe


J More

Thesis Title:    Is Jesus king? A critical examination of Paul's thought in the context of the Hellenistic kingship topos

Supervisor:     Prof JC Thom


BC Polson

Thesis Title:    Cleopatra through the eyes of men: an ideology critique of Cleopatra VII from a feminist narratological perspective

Supervisor:     Prof J Cook


A Roos

Thesis Title:    Auctoritas and ratio in Cicero and St Augustine

Supervisor:     Profs A Kotzé & JC Thom

A Swart

Thesis Title:    The Apadana reliefs at Persepolis: an iconographic analysis

Supervisor:     Prof I Cornelius


T Welman

Thesis Title:    Orphan artefacts: investigating the place of classical objects in the Iziko collection, Cape Town

Supervisor:     Dr S Masters


D Witthoff

Thesis Title:    The relationships of the senses of nephesh in the Hebrew Bible: a cognitive linguistic perspective

Supervisor:     Prof CHJ van der Merwe