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By Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, Christopher Pelling

ISBN-10: 019955868X

ISBN-13: 9780199558681

This can be a number of stories on historic (especially Latin) poetry and historiography, concentrating specifically 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 old 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 regularly illuminated - in particular Velleius, Horace, Virgil, Sallust, and Tacitus - determine really prominently.

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Naturally, Thucydides’ much more complex formulation implies a much more complex causality. 12 Cf. also n. 24. Moles (2001), 199–218. 1–3 not merely ‘rhetorical’: Moles (2001), 205, 211–12, contra Woodman (1988), 28–32; Hornblower, Comm. 63; ‘suffering’ in Book I: Stadter (1993), 61–2; Rood (1998), 8, 57; Price (2001), 359–61. 15 General imitation of Herodotus: Moles (1993), 98–114. 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’.

3 (‘Themistocles sent secretly to the Athenians telling them to keep them [the Spartan informants] not in the least apparently . . he feared that the Spartans, when they heard clearly, would not let them [the Athenian ambassadors] go’) and 4 (‘Themistocles said quite apparently that their city was already walled’) maintain prophasis vocabulary, though the ‘fear’ element is again displaced from the Spartans. After the rebuilding, ‘the Spartans did not make their anger apparent to the Athenians .

By then, presumably, Thucydides himself was dead, but death is no excuse for the suspension of foresight, as Themistocles strikingly demonstrated in relation to the Peloponnesian War itself. 75 Admittedly, Thucydides’ text poses further ticklish sub-questions. 3, 7), but what of Themistocles? 4). On the other hand, Thucydides himself has stated: ‘he ended his life after falling ill’. 2). 4)? 6). 2), there is no implication that they are acting mistakenly or duplicitously. In regard, then, to this sub-question Thucydides seems to equivocate.

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