A Traditional Pattern of Imitation in Sallust and His Sources

  title={A Traditional Pattern of Imitation in Sallust and His Sources},
  author={Robert Renehan},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={97 - 105}
  • R. Renehan
  • Published 1 January 1976
  • History
  • Classical Philology
W E NOW recognize that in the view of the ancients a poet's originality was not diminished by his use of old material, but rather displayed in his ingenious adaptation of that material to his own purposes; what is true of poetic technique is also true of thought."' What Lloyd-Jones here states of ancient poetry is equally applicable to ancient prose. In the case of Sallust, it was already known in antiquity that his writings contained many imitations of earlier authors, both Greek and Roman… 

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Index Locorum

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Herodotus 6.126: 229 6.127: 229 6.128: 230–231 6.130: 231–232 Hesiod Aspis 1–10: 155 4–5: 230 11–13: 157 14–22: 158 26–28: 162 26–36: 164 35–36: 167 36: 168 37–41: 172 38: 168 42–45: 174 46–47: 173