By Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling
This can be a choice of reviews on historical (especially Latin) poetry and historiography, concentrating particularly at the effect 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 Latin on the collage of Virginia, for whom twenty-one students have contributed essays reflecting the pursuits and methods 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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L) Debate whether ðæüçÆóØò comes from ðæïçÆßíø or ðæüçÅìØ is otiose, because ðæüçÆóØí interacts both with IçÆíåóôÜôÅí/çÆíåæüí and with IçÆíåóôÜôÅí/ºüªø ﬁ /ºåªüìåíÆØ. 1 on the speeches): his formulation is challenging, paradoxical, problematic. Signiﬁcantly, also, prophasis itself embodies both the spatial and temporal: both saying or showing forth and fore-saying or -showing. (m) The language of the aitiai/diaphorai-prophasis distinction implies larger contrasts: between appearance, or words, and reality; between concealment and openness; between subtlety and crudity; and between speciﬁc contexts and longer time frames (again like chapter 22).
4–5 ‘ﬁrst-began . . [the war] . . 1 ‘I wrote up . . ﬁrst-beginning’, echoes Hesiod’s Theogony (1, 115) in paralleling the author’s ‘beginning’ with his theme of ‘beginnings’. 1–2’s distinction between logoi and erga, again implying that the former are less solid historically. 1. 2–19) sketches the Peloponnesian-Athenian dissension which will be treated at length in 89–117. This constant narrative regressiveness again imitates Herodotus. (h) Thucydides already conceives of IæåÞ (‘ﬁrst-beginning’) in a very complex way, cf.
7) His own ‘apparently’ contradictory application of prophasis to the immediate aitiai of 432 serves to emphasize the inadequacy of those short-term analyses in contrast to his own. 1; 146). 5–6), it can still do analytical work. 8) His characterization of the prophasis as ‘most un-apparent in speech’ is slyly self-referential: the only logos (including all modern discussions) that propounds the prophasis in all its complexity is Thucydides’ own logos and even then largely through a deceptive KŒâïºc ôïF ºüªïı, characterized as an IðüäåØîØò (an IðüäåØîØò which from another focalization is IçÆíåóôÜôÅ— Thucydides keeps testing our perception).
Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman by Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling