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Several volumes related to research on the distinguished theologian Karl Barth are reviewed. Also included is an article on Caesar in Manilius Astronomica, IV. 776: In this paper an attempt is made to clarify one of many ambiguities in Manilius’ Astronomica and to expand earlier explanations of the identity of Caesar in Astronomica IV.776. In this passage, historical links between particular Roman rulers and Libra, Rhodes and Rome have not been overlooked. It will be argued that the use of the imperial title in IV.776 does not apply exclusively to Tiberius Claudius Nero since Manilius’ testimony refers to more than one sovereign.
This paper treats the articles as represented in A.E. Housman: Classical Scholar. Since Housman wrote on a wide variety of ancient authors, the numerous areas of expertise in which he engaged are noted and examined by a cadre of scholars who are marked by eminence. Each of these papers is summarily critiqued in the following review-essay. Moreover notation of two distinct pathways toward original studies of Housman’s rigorous scholarship are then supplied.