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By Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling

ISBN-10: 019955868X

ISBN-13: 9780199558681

This can be a selection of reports on historical (especially Latin) poetry and historiography, concentrating in particular 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 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 continually illuminated - particularly Velleius, Horace, Virgil, Sallust, and Tacitus - determine fairly prominently.

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Snow prevented Tony’s presence at this paper’s first outing (Leeds, 16 April 1999). Progressively elaborated versions were given over the years at Newcastle and Columbia. I gratefully thank Chris Pelling as ‘nurse’. Space circumscribes bibliography. 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).

27 Their excellent discussions, however, do not fully gauge the intensity of Thucydides’ punning, and hence of his analysis of causality, or the significance either of the interaction of aitia and prophasis in this section or of the interaction, throughout Book I, between the three different narrative modes: narrative, speech, and retrospective narrative. After the Persian defeat, when the Athenians under Themistocles prepare to rebuild their walls, the Spartans try to frustrate them, largely incited by their allies, who were ‘fearing .

2–3 of the Archaeology, which, as noted, uses äØÆ-compounds. 30 Hornblower, Comm. 140. g. Price (2001), 350. 32 Here, as throughout, I mean the Thucydidean representation, not the historical agent. 33 Contrarily, Thucydides can discuss that empire openly, and this openness allows him to trump Herodotus’ IðüäåØîØò of causality with the power, precision, complexity, and explicitness (relative, of course) of his own. 5–6. 2) is a breach of decorum that contrasts with the silent allusion to Herodotus.

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