Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

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This is a collection of studies on ancient (especially Latin) poetry and historiography, concentrating especially on the impact of rhetoric on both genres, and on the importance of considering the literature to illuminate the historical Roman context and the historical context to illuminate the literature. It takes the form of a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Latin at the University of Virginia, for whom twenty-one scholars have contributed essays reflecting the interests and approaches that have typified Woodman's own work. The authors that he has continuously illuminated - especially Velleius, Horace, Virgil, Sallust, and Tacitus - figure particularly prominently.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199558681
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Christina S. Kraus is Professor of Classics at Yale University.

John Marincola is Leon Golden Professor of Classics at Florida State University.

Christopher Pelling is Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents

I. Author and Audience
1. Narrative Problems in Thucydides Book I, John Moles
2. Divide and Conquer: Caesar, De Bello Gallico 7, Christina Shuttleworth Kraus
3. Scipio the Matchmaker, Jane Chaplin
4. Velleius Mythistoricus, T. P. Wiseman
II. Quality and Pleasure
5. Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: a Note on Cic. De Orat. 2.262 and Lucilius 173M, Anna Chahoud
6. Allusion and Contrast in the Letters of Nicias (Thuc. 7.11-15) and Pompey (Sall. Hist. 2.98M), Elizabeth A. Meyer
7. Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Livy on the Horatii and the Curiatii, S. P. Oakley
8. Amores 1.1-5, David West
9. Rome and Persia 357-9: The Role of Tamsapor, Robin Seager
III. Poetry and Politics
10. Munera uestra cano: The Poet, the Gods and the Thematic Unity of Georgics I, Damien Nelis
11. Eros and Empire: Virgil and the Historians on Civil War, John Marincola
12. Fathers and Sons: The Manlii Torquati and Family Continuity in Catullus and Horace, Denis Feeney
13. Juvenal and the Delatores, J. G. F. Powell
14. Roma and her Tutelary Deities: Names and Associations, Francis Cairns
IV. Tacitus Reviewed
15. Seven Passages of the Annals (And One of Manilius), Edward Courtney
16. The Great Escape: Tacitus on the Mutiny of the Usipi (Agricola 28), Rhiannon Ash
17. Pompeius Trogus in Tacitus' Annals, D. S. Levene
18. Voices of Resistance, Richard Rutherford
19. The Art of Losing: Tacitus and the Disaster Narrative, Elizabeth Keitel
20. The Historian's Presence, or There and Back Again, Cynthia Damon
21. The Spur of Fame: Tacitus Annals 4.37-8, Christopher Pelling

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