The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Anna Marmodoro is a Fellow in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. She has a background in ancient and medieval philosophy, and a strong research interest in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. She has published journal articles in all these areas, and edited two collections of essays: The Metaphysics of Powers (2010) and The Metaphysics of the Incarnation (OUP, 2011). She also directs a large-scale research project based in Oxford, which investigates the nature of the fundamental building blocks of reality in ancient and contemporary thought.

Jonathan Hill is Templeton World Charity Foundation Research Officer, based in the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. He was previously Research Assistant in the Philosophy Faculty, working with Anna Marmodoro on a Leverhulme-funded project on the philosophy of religion. He is author of The Lion Handbook: the History of Christianity (2007) and Dictionary of Theologians: to 1308 (2010), and co-edited with Anna Marmodoro The Metaphysics of the Incarnation (OUP, 2011).

Table of Contents

Ewen Bowie
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Anna Marmodoro and Jonathan Hill
Part 1: The author's voice: presentation and function
Section 1.1 The author's voice in the third person
1. The poet in the Iliad, Barbara Graziosi
2. Xenophon's and Caesar's third-person narratives or are theya?, Christopher Pelling
Section 1.2: The author's voice in dialogue
3. Listening to many voices: Athenian tragedy as popular art, William Allan and Adrian Kelly
4. When I read my Cato, it is as if Cato speaks: the birth and evolution of Cicero's dialogic voice, Sarah Culpepper Stroup
5. Author and speaker(s) in Horace's Satires 2, Stephen Harrison
Section 1.3: The author's voice in the first person
6. I, Polybius : self-conscious didacticism, Georgina Longley
7. Drip-feed invective: Pliny, self-fashioning, and the Regulus letters, Rhiannon Ash
8. An I for an I: reading fictional autobiography, Tim Whitmarsh
Part 2: The author's voice: authority and ascription
9. Ille ego qui quondam: on authorial (an)onymity, Irene Peirano
10. Authorship and authority in Greek fictional letters, Andrew Morrison
11. Plato's religious voice: Socrates as godsent, in Plato and the Platonists, Michael Erler
12. When the dead speak: the refashioning of Ignatius of Antioch in the long recension of his letters, Mark Edwards
13. Ars in their I's: authority and authorship in Graeco-Roman visual culture, Michael Squire

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