Historiography and Imagination
Eight Essays on Roman Culture
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
“Wiseman regales us here with yet another volume of essays on linked themes and this collection shows him in vintage form. All his characteristic virtues are on display - stylistic elegance and wit, dazzling eruditic and imaginative flair . . . this is a rich and rewarding volume.” –Classical Review
“...this is an extremely useful book...The final essay[...] is Professor Wiseman at his very best, integrating sensitive interpretation of literary texts with erudite material, to present a fascinating exposition of the ideological significance of elite residences in ancient Rome.” –Times Literary Supplement
1. The Origins of Roman Historiography
2. Roman Legend and Oral Tradition
3. Monuments and the Roman Annalists
4. Lucretius, Catiline and the Survival of Prophecy
5. Satyrs in Rome?
6. The Necessary Lesson
7. Who Was Crassicius Pansa?
8. Conspicui postes tectaque digna deo