Table of Contents
Introduction: beginning at Colonus Francis M.
How Greek poems begin William H. Race
The Muse corrects: the opening of the Odyssey
Sappho 16, Gorgias' Helen and the preface to
Herodotus' histories Hayden Pelliccia
Tragic beginnings: narration, voice and
authority in the prologues of Greek drama
Plato's first words Diskin Clay
Plautine negotiations: the Poenulus prologue
unpacked Niall W. Slater
Proems in the middle Gian Biagio Conte
Openings in Horace's Satires and Odes: poet,
patron and audience Barbara K. Gold
An aristocracy of virtue: Seneca on the
beginnings of wisdom Thomas N. Habinek
Beginnings in Plutarch's Lives Thomas G.
'Initium mihi operis Servius Galba iterum T.
Vinius consules ...' Thomas Cole.