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From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

A. J. Woodman


This book focuses on Latin poetry and historiography from the mid-first century BC to the early second century AD. Most of the chapters represent close readings of individual poems or passages of text. The authors principally featured are Catullus, Horace, and especially Tacitus, but there are also treatments of Cicero, Virgil, Livy, Augustus' Res Gestae, Velleius, and the younger Pliny. The volume includes four chapters not previously published, as well as an epilogue which discusses some of the issues raised.

Keywords: Latin poetry, mid-first century BC, early second century AD, Catullus, Horace, Tacitus, Cicero, Virgil, Livy, Augustus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608652
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. J. Woodman, author
Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, University of Virginia.