By Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling
This can be a selection of reviews on historic (especially Latin) poetry and historiography, concentrating specifically at the impression of rhetoric on either genres, and at the significance of contemplating the literature to light up the historic Roman context and the historic context to light up the literature. It takes the shape of a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Latin on the college of Virginia, for whom twenty-one students have contributed essays reflecting the pursuits and techniques that experience typified Woodman's personal paintings. The authors that he has consistently illuminated - particularly Velleius, Horace, Virgil, Sallust, and Tacitus - determine relatively prominently.
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Extra info for Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman
5] As to why they undid it, I pre-wrote ﬁrst the causes [aitiai] and the differences [diaphorai], so that no one need seek from what so great a war as this came upon the Greeks.  The truest pre-cause [alethestate prophasis], though most un-apparent in speech, I hold to have been the fact that the Athenians, becoming great and making the Peloponnesians fearful, compelled them towards going to war. But the causes said in the open on each side were as follows, from which they undid the truce and came to the war.
214. 50 Variously: Andrewes (1961); Hornblower, Comm. 179–81; Cawkwell (1997), 15–16, 46–9; Rood (1998) 153–4; 229 n. 14; 239–40; 268–9; Price (2001), 363–71; Wiesehoefer (2006). 51 Rood (1999); Rogkotis (2006); Price (2001), 364–9. 48 49 Narrative Problems in Thucydides I 31 assumption that Thucydides and his characters are largely uninterested in Persia seems dubious. I shall return to this. In terms of narrative architecture, the Herodotean parallel is again striking and itself indicative of organic unity.
1 Arist. Poet. 1450b26–31; White (1987), 44; Roberts, Dunn, and Fowler (1997). 2 Even Canfora’s (2006a) radical rewrite of Thucydides’ biography concedes untimely death. g. Price (2001), 277–82) here matter little. 4 Immaterial here the nuances of îıªªæÜçø argued by Bakker (2006). 5 Bowie (1993). ; Stahl (2003) 37–64; (2006), 301–20; Zagorin (2005), 40–56. 8 Despite important advances by Walker, Stahl, Stadter, Rood, Pelling, Price, and others,9 there remain things to say. The book may be summarized as follows, with ‘l’¼linking passages; ‘n’¼immediate pre-war narrative; and ‘r’¼retrospective narratives.
Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman by Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling