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

By: Kraus, Christina S.
Contributor(s): Marincola, John | Pelling, Christopher.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (464 p.).ISBN: 9780191574306.Subject(s): Historiography -- Greece | Historiography -- Rome | History, Ancient -- Historiography | Latin poetry -- History and criticism | Rhetoric, Ancient -- HistoriographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ancient Historiography and Its Contexts : Studies in Honour of A. J. WoodmanDDC classification: 871.0109 | 930/.072 LOC classification: D56 .A53 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I: AUTHOR AND AUDIENCE; PART II: QUALITY AND PLEASURE; PART III: POETRY AND POLITICS; PART IV: TACITUS REVIEWED; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index
Summary: 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 Classics at the University of Virginia, for whom twenty-one scholars have contributed essays reflectingthe 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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Contents; List of Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction; PART I: AUTHOR AND AUDIENCE; PART II: QUALITY AND PLEASURE; PART III: POETRY AND POLITICS; PART IV: TACITUS REVIEWED; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index

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 Classics at the University of Virginia, for whom twenty-one scholars have contributed essays reflectingthe 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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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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