Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman by Christina S. KrausAncient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman by Christina S. Kraus

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

EditorChristina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling

Hardcover | June 13, 2010

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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 illuminatethe literature. It takes the form of a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Classics 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 continuouslyilluminated - especially Velleius, Horace, Virgil, Sallust, and Tacitus - figure particularly prominently.
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.
Title:Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. WoodmanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:420 pagesPublished:June 13, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019955868X

ISBN - 13:9780199558681


Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Author and Audience1. John Moles: Narrative Problems in Thucydides Book I2. Christina Shuttleworth Kraus: Divide and Conquer: Caesar, De Bello Gallico 73. Jane Chaplin: Scipio the Matchmaker4. T. P. Wiseman: Velleius MythistoricusII. Quality and Pleasure5. Anna Chahoud: Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: a Note on Cic. De Orat. 2.262 and Lucilius 173M6. Elizabeth A. Meyer: Allusion and Contrast in the Letters of Nicias (Thuc. 7.11-15) and Pompey (Sall. Hist. 2.98M)7. S. P. Oakley: Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Livy on the Horatii and the Curiatii8. David West: Amores 1.1-59. Robin Seager: Rome and Persia 357-9: The Role of TamsaporIII. Poetry and Politics10. Damien Nelis: Munera uestra cano: The Poet, the Gods and the Thematic Unity of Georgics I11. John Marincola: Eros and Empire: Virgil and the Historians on Civil War12. Denis Feeney: Fathers and Sons: The Manlii Torquati and Family Continuity in Catullus and Horace13. J. G. F. Powell: Juvenal and the Delatores14. Francis Cairns: Roma and her Tutelary Deities: Names and AssociationsIV. Tacitus Reviewed15. Edward Courtney: Seven Passages of the Annals (And One of Manilius)16. Rhiannon Ash: The Great Escape: Tacitus on the Mutiny of the Usipi (Agricola 28)17. D. S. Levene: Pompeius Trogus in Tacitus' Annals18. Richard Rutherford: Voices of Resistance19. Elizabeth Keitel: The Art of Losing: Tacitus and the Disaster Narrative20. Cynthia Damon: The Historian's Presence, or There and Back Again21. Christopher Pelling: The Spur of Fame: Tacitus Annals 4.37-8