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By Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling

ISBN-10: 019955868X

ISBN-13: 9780199558681

This can be a selection of reviews on old (especially Latin) poetry and historiography, concentrating in particular at the influence of rhetoric on either genres, and at the value of contemplating the literature to light up the old Roman context and the ancient 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 ways that experience typified Woodman's personal paintings. The authors that he has always illuminated - in particular Velleius, Horace, Virgil, Sallust, and Tacitus - determine rather prominently.

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D. Chr. 25; Moles (2005), 114–15, 132 n. 187, 134. 4), that of the Peloponnesian War? Nevertheless, although Thucydides dangles these imponderables, on the principle of ‘proportional meaning’76 Pausanias and Themistocles do raise questions of continuing relevance, including that of Greek ‘enslavement’. How do this question and its apparent answer (as foreshadowed by Pausanias and Themistocles) relate to Pericles’ strategic vision? Are Themistoclean and Periclean forethought in conflict? It would appear so.

Hornblower, Comm. 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.

34 below. 58 Similarly Price (2001), 194–5. 59 Another case of Herodotean influence (Boedeker 2002), although, pointedly, without religious underpinning. 60 Moles (2001), 206; n. 43 above. 61 Wiedemann (1983). 1). ), Themistocles goes back in time to ‘old Greece’, but is he going back in time? —narrative (complete with tragic supplication and nod towards Telephus)62 a different narrative, or is it part of the same multi-layered, multi-literary, multi-temporal, story? Themistocles’ supplication of Admetus prefigures his supplication of Artaxerxes, son of Xerxes and new king of Persia.

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