Santa Clara University

Department of Classics

Student Research

Capstone Projects

The Department of Classics encourages students to explore their particular interests in Classics through conversation, class discussion, essays and papers. Every student majoring in Classics also writes a senior thesis, the culmination of a two-quarter project (CLAS 197A and B) in the senior year. These capstone projects can be on any classical topic of the student’s choice, and students are guided by regular meetings with a faculty advisor throughout the twenty weeks.


Capstone Projects for 2014-2015
  • Erectheus: The First Part of the Lost Play of Euripides
  • Gender and Justice in the Oresteia
  • When Herakles Went to India: The Transformation of a Greco-Roman Hero-God in Buddhist Art
  • Pre-Tetrarchy Roman Imperial Succession
Here are some titles of theses from recent years:
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