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Woodman, A. J. (Anthony John) 1945-

Works: 69 works in 445 publications in 5 languages and 14,460 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Sources  Manuscripts  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Commentator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PA6705, 937.07
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Most widely held works by A. J Woodman
The annals by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

38 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Latin and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tacitus' 'Annals' recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. Despite his claim that the 'Annals' were written objectively, Tacitus' account is sharply critical of the emperors' excesses and fearful for the future of imperial Rome
Quality and pleasure in Latin poetry by A. J Woodman( Book )

19 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These studies of Latin poetry were commissioned with two main purposes in mind: to encourage a fresh reading of several Latin poets from the time of Catullus to Horace, and to illustrate various, critical approaches to literature
Creative imitation and Latin literature( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and politics in the Age of Augustus by A. J Woodman( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin historians by Christina Shuttleworth Kraus( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The histories of Rome by Sallust, Livy, Tacitus and others shared the desire to demonstrate their practical applications and attempted to define the significance of the empire. Politics and military activity were the central subjects of these histories. Roman historians' claims to telling the truth probably meant they were denying bias rather than conforming to the modern tendency to be objective
Rhetoric in classical historiography : four studies by A. J Woodman( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Woodman's radical study argues against the view that the historian's craft has remained largely unchanged since classical times. A thought-provoking discussion of ancient historiographical theory
Past perspectives : studies in Greek and Roman historical writing : papers presented at a conference in Leeds, 6-8 April 1983( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tacitus and the Tacitean tradition by T. James Luce( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why a reexamination of these influences is necessary to understand both the author and those who have interpreted him. All of the essays were first prepared for a colloquium on Tacitus held at Princeton University in March 1990. The resulting volume is dedicated to the memory of the great Tacitean scholar Sir Ronald Syme.The contributors are G. W. Bowersock ("Tacitus and the Province of Asia"), T. J. Luce ("Reading and Response in the Dialogus"), Elizabeth Keitel ("Speech and Narrative in Histories 4"), Christopher Pelling ("Tacitus and Germanicus"), Judith Ginsburg ("In maiores certamina: Past and Present in the Annals"), A. J. Woodman ("Amateur Dramatics at the Court of Nero"), Mark Morford ("Tacitean Prudentia and the Doctrines of Justus Lipsius"), Donald R. Kelley ("Tacitus Noster: The Germania in the Renaissance and Reformation"), and Howard D. Weinbrot ("Politics, Taste, and National Identity: Some Uses of Tacitism in Eighteenth-Century Britain").Originally published in 1993.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Tiberian narrative, 2.94-131 by Velleius Paterculus( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and Latin and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions and contexts in the poetry of Horace by A. J Woodman( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the whole range of the output of an exceptionally versatile and innovative poet. Distinguished scholars introduce readers to a variety of critical approaches to Horace and to Latin poetry. Close analysis of the actual text of Horace is placed in several different political, philosophical and historical contexts
Author and audience in Latin literature( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The relationship between an author and his audience has received much critical attention from scholars in non-classical disciplines in recent years, yet the nature of much ancient literature and of its 'publication' meant that audiences in ancient times were more immediate to their authors than in the modern world. This book contains essays by distinguished scholars on the various means by which Latin authors communicated effectively with their audiences. The authors and works covered are Cicero (as both orator and letter-writer), Catullus, Lucretius, Propertius, Horace's Odes, Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Senecan tragedy, Persius, Pliny's letters, Tacitus' Annals and medieval love lyric. Contributors have provided detailed analyses of particular passages in order to throw light on the many different ways in which authors catered for their audiences by fulfilling, manipulating and thwarting their expectations; and in an epilogue the editors have drawn together the issues raised by these contributions and have attempted to place them in an appropriate critical context." "Author and audience in Latin literature is a sequel to the influential series of essay-collections edited by Tony Woodman and David West and published by Cambridge University Press: Quality and pleasure in Latin poetry (1974), Creative imitation and Latin literature (1979) and Poetry and politics in the age of Augustus (1984)."--Jacket
Tacitus reviewed by A. J Woodman( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Woodman argues that the 'Annals' is a very familiar text, and through this familiarity passages have been misconstrued, perpetuating a distorted view of what Tacitus has to say. The author aims to disclose the true meaning
Annals by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Latin and English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Tacitus by A. J Woodman( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tacitus is universally recognised as ancient Rome's greatest writer of history, and his account of the Roman Empire in the first century AD has been fundamental in shaping the modern perception of Rome and its emperors. This Companion provides a new, up-to-date and authoritative assessment of his work and influence which will be invaluable for students and non-specialists as well as of interest to established scholars in the field. First situating Tacitus within the tradition of Roman historical writing and his own contemporary society, it goes on to analyse each of his individual works and then discuss key topics such as his distinctive authorial voice and his views of history and freedom. It ends by tracing Tacitus' reception, beginning with the transition from manuscript to printed editions, describing his influence on political thought in early modern Europe, and concluding with his significance in the twentieth century
The Caesarian and Augustan narrative (2.41-93) by Velleius Paterculus( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catiline's war ; The Jugurthine war ; Histories by Sallust( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The earliest Roman historian with complete works to his name, Sallust (86-c. 35 B.C.) was a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catilino's War tells of the conspiracy in 63 B.C. led by L. Sergius Catilino, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was thwarted by Cicero. Sallust's vivid account of Roman public life shows a Republic in decline, prey to moral corruption and internal strife. In The Jugurthine War he describes Rome's fight in Africa against the king of the Numidians from 111 to 105 B.C., and provides a damning picture of the Roman aristocracy. Also included in this volume are the major surviving extracts from Sallust's now fragmentary Histories, depicting Rome after the death in 78 B.C. of the dictator Sulla." "A. J. Woodman's translation retains the individualism of the original Latin, while his introduction discusses Sallust's life and political career and his approach lo writing history. This edition includes chronologies, further reading, an index, maps and extensive notes."--Jacket
Agricola by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work of any great historian has always commanded attention, and Tacitus was ancient Rome's very greatest historian. His biography of his father-in-law, governor of Britain in the years AD 77-84, is a literary masterpiece: it combines penetrating political history with gripping military narrative and throughout poses the question (still very much alive today) of how one should live one's life under a tyranny. This is the first commentary in English on the Agricola for almost half a century: in keeping with the aims of the series, particular attention is paid to the understanding of Tacitus' Latin, but a whole range of generic, historical, textual and narrative topics is covered, and it will be suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as scholars. 'Tacitus Agricola' remains a key text for anyone with an interest in Roman Britain as well as ancient biography
Ancient historiography and its contexts : studies in honour of A.J. Woodman( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of studies on ancient poetry and historiography pays tribute to the distinguished classicist Tony Woodman. It focuses on the impact of rhetoric on both genres, and on the importance of the literature on illuminating the historical Roman context, and the historical context to illuminate the literature
Catullus : poems, books, readers( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, a sequel to Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace (Cambridge University Press, 2002), ten leading Latin scholars provide specially commissioned in-depth discussions of the poetry of Catullus, one of ancient Rome's most favourite and best loved poets. Some chapters focus on the collection as a whole and the interrelationship of various poems; others deal with intertextuality and translation and Catullus' response to his Greek predecessors, both classical and Hellenistic. Two of the key subjects are the communication of desire and the presentation of the real world. Some chapters provide analyses of individual poems, others discuss how Catullus' poetry was read by Virgil and Ovid. A wide variety of critical approaches is on offer, and in the Epilogue the editors provide a provocative survey of the issues raised by the volume"--
Latin historiography and poetry in the early empire : generic interactions( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Quality and pleasure in Latin poetryCreative imitation and Latin literatureLatin historiansRhetoric in classical historiography : four studiesThe Tiberian narrative, 2.94-131Traditions and contexts in the poetry of HoraceAuthor and audience in Latin literatureTacitus reviewed