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

Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, and Christopher Pelling


This volume collects essays written by colleagues and friends as a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Latin at the University of Virginia. These essays, like Woodman's own work, cover topics in Latin poetry, oratory, and Greek and Roman historiography. Recurrent themes are the importance of rhetoric and rhetorical training, the skilful use of language and recurrent motifs in narrative, the use and adaptation of topoi, the importance of intertextuality, and the subtle and varied ways in which literary texts can have a contemporary resonance for their own day.

Keywords: Latin poetry, Greek historiography, Roman historiography, rhetoric, topoi, intertextuality, contemporary resonance, A. J. Woodman

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199558681
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina S. Kraus, editor
Professor of Classics, Yale University
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John Marincola, editor
Leon Golden Professor of Classics, Florida State University
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Christopher Pelling, editor
Regius Professor of Greek, University of Oxford
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Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, and Christopher Pelling

Part I Author and Audience

3 Scipio the Matchmaker

Jane D. Chaplin

4 Velleius Mythistoricus

T. P. Wiseman

Part II Quality and Pleasure

8 Amores 1.1–5

David West

Part III Poetry and Politics

Part IV Tacitus Reviewed

18 Voices of Resistance

Richard Rutherford