Ancient Historiography and Its Contexts: Studies in Honour by Christina S. Kraus,John Marincola,Christopher Pelling

By Christina S. Kraus,John Marincola,Christopher Pelling

it is a selection of reviews on historical (especially Latin) poetry and historiography, concentrating particularly at the influence of rhetoric on either genres, and at the significance of contemplating the literature to light up the ancient Roman context and the old context to light up the literature. It takes the shape of a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Classics on the college of Virginia, for whom twenty-one students have contributed
essays reflecting the pursuits and ways that experience typified Woodman's personal paintings. The authors that he has constantly illuminated - in particular Velleius, Horace, Virgil, Sallust, and Tacitus - determine relatively prominently.

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