Three Studies in Greco-Roman Literature
T. P. Wiseman
Peter Wiseman is Emeritus Professor of Roman History at the University of Exeter and a Fellow of the British Academy. He came to Exeter in 1977, and was Head of Department from 1977 to 1990.
Preface PART I Clio's Cosmetics 1. 'Fucatio' 2. Annals and History 3. History and Rhetoric 4. Unhistorical Thinking PART II The Legends of the Patrician Claudii 5. Attus Clausus and the Two Traditions 6. Claudian Arrogance and Claudian Wisdom 7. The Date of Composition 8. Authors and Motives PART III Catullus and Cornelius Nepos 9. Poetry and History 10. The Intellectual Background 11. The Dedication Poem 12. The Collection Bibliography Index
The general reader will learn a lot from this book, which can be enjoyed without a great knowledge of Latin ... Republican Rome, the period of which he (Wiseman) has shown himself the best intellectual historian now writing.
Clio's Cosmetics is an intelligent and provocative book about historical writing in the Roman Republic. It is acute and well-written, and has important things to say.
Tim Cornell The Journal of Roman Studies
Should stimulate, entertain and enlighten anyone who wants to know something about ancient historians.
Times Literary Supplement
Size: 215 x 139 mm
Publication: August 1, 2004
Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Ignibus Paperbacks