In this book seventeen leading scholars examine the interaction between historiography and poetry in the Augustan age: how poets drew on - or reacted against - historians' presentation of the world, and how, conversely, historians transformed poetic themes for their own ends.
D.S. Levene, Ph.D. (1989) in Classics, University of Oxford, is Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Leeds. He has published a variety of works on Latin historiography and rhetoric, including "Religion in Livy" (Brill, 1993). D.P. Nelis, Ph.D. (1988) in Classics, Queen's University of Belfast, is Professor of Latin at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of "Vergil and Apollonius: the Aeneid and the Argonautica" (Leeds 2001).