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Wiseman, T. P. (Timothy Peter)

Works: 65 works in 351 publications in 3 languages and 9,732 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Commentator for written text, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: DC62, 937
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Most widely held works about T. P Wiseman
Most widely held works by T. P Wiseman
The Battle for Gaul by Julius Caesar( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation, which follows the original narrative sequence, is complete and includes the eighth and final book by Aulus Hirtius, who served under Caesar on many of his campaigns
The myths of Rome by T. P Wiseman( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is often thought, for no good reason, that myth and history are mutually exclusive. But most mythic stories were believed by their tellers, and some of them were true. Was Lucretia a real woman, raped by the king's son? Did Horatius really hold the bridge alone against an army? Nobody knows; but figures like Spartacus, Cleopatra, Caligula and Nero were certainly real flesh and blood before they became figures of myth. The long history of the Roman People and their city - whether under the kings, the free republic, or the Caesars - generated countless stories, no less mythic than the tale of Troy."--Jacket
Remus : a Roman myth by T. P Wiseman( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romulus founded Rome - but why does the myth give him a twin brother Remus, who is killed at the moment of the foundation? This mysterious legend has been oddly neglected. Roman historians ignore it as irrelevant to real history; students of myth concentrate on the more glamorous mythology of Greece, and treat Roman stories as of little interest. In this book, Professor Wiseman provides, for the first time, a detailed analysis of all the variants of the story, and a historical explanation for its origin and development. His conclusions offer important new insights, both into the history and ideology of pre-imperial Rome and into the methods and motives of myth-creation in a non-literate society. In the richly unfamiliar Rome of Pan, Hermes and Circe the witch-goddess, where a general grows miraculous horns and prophets demand human sacrifice, Remus stands for the unequal struggle of the many against the powerful few
Roman political life, 90 B.C.-A.D. 69( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lies and fiction in the ancient world( Book )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the boundary lies between falsehood and fiction, between an actual untruth and an admitted invention, has set off many debates in intellectual circles. In classical studies, this issue has gained prominence through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and through recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography. This pathfinding collection of essays charts the borderland between falsehood and fiction in the ancient world, especially by considering how far "lying" was distinguished from "fiction" at different periods and in different genres. The areas covered are early Greek poetry (E.L. Bowie), Plato (Christopher Gill), Greek and Roman historiography (J.L. Moles and T.P. Wiseman), and the Greek and Roman novel (J.R. Morgan and Andrew Laird). Michael Wood and D.C. Feeney discuss the literary critical questions involved and draw connections with contemporary debate. All Greek and Latin passages are translated into English, and the collection is designed to be accessible to students of literature and history generally, as well as to Classicists
New men in the Roman senate, 139 B.C. - A.D. 14 by T. P Wiseman( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinna the poet, and other Roman essays by T. P Wiseman( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clio's cosmetics : three studies in Greco-Roman literature by T. P Wiseman( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering the Roman people : essays on late-Republican politics and literature by T. P Wiseman( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Roman republic, only the People could pass laws, only the People could elect politicians to office, and the very word republica meant 'the People's business'. So why is it always assumed that the republic was an oligarchy? The main reason is that most of what we know about it we know from Cicero, a great man and a great writer, but also an active right-wing politician who took it for granted that what was good for a small minority of self-styled 'best people' (optimates ) was good for the republic as a whole. T. P. Wiseman interprets the last century of the republic on the assumption that the People had a coherent political ideology of its own, and that the optimates , with their belief in justified murder, were responsible for the breakdown of the republic in civil war." --Book Jacket
Catullan questions by T. P Wiseman( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman drama and Roman history by T. P Wiseman( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inheritance of historiography, 350-900( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To what extent did the historians of the early Middle Ages inherit the aims and methods of Greek and Roman historiography? How far were they influenced by classical conventions about literary genre, rhetorical technique, and political subject-matter? A conference held in Exeter in 1985 brought together a number of scholars to discuss these questions. This book presents nine of the contributions, on representative authors from the 4th century to the 9th. Together they provide an authoritative guide to the contrasts and continuities in history-writing from Byzantium to Alfred's Wessex
Myth, history and culture in republican Rome : studies in honour of T.P. Wiseman( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwritten Rome by T. P Wiseman( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiseman presents an imaginative and appealing picture of the early society of pre-literary Rome as a free and uninhibited world in which the arts and popular entertainments flourished. This original angle allows the voice of the Roman people to be retrieved empathetically from contemporary artefacts and figured monuments, and from selected passages of later literature
Historiography and imagination : eight essays on Roman culture by T. P Wiseman( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman studies : literary and historical by T. P Wiseman( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid : times and reasons : a new translation of Fasti by Ovid( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid's 'Fasti' based on the festivals of the Roman year, is a brilliantly varied and original poem by one of the world's greateset storytellers, written in the late years of the emperor Augustus and cut short (only six books of the planned twelve were written) when the emperor sent the poet into exile. Its tone ranges from tragedy to farce, and its subject matter from astronomy and obscure ritual to Roman history and Greek mythology. Among the stories Ovid tells at length are Arion and the dolphin, the rape of Lucretia, the shield that fell from heaven, the adventures of Dido's sister, the Great Mother's journey to Rome, the killing of Remus, the bloodsucking birds, and the murderous daughter of King Servius. The poem has been unjustly neglected until recently, and this accurate prose translation into modern English, with a scene-setting Introduction, will enable readers to appreciate its subtleties"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket
Death of an emperor by Flavius Josephus( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caligula was assassinated in January A.D. 41. Since he was the last of the Julii, and he left no heir, it seemed that the dynasty of Caesar and Augustus was finished. Accordingly, the Republic was restored, but then a coup d'état b the Prætorian Guard put Claudius in power. The dramatic events of these few days are a crucial turning-point in Roman history -- the moment when the military basis of the Principate was first made explicit. Tacitus' account has not survived, and Suetonius and Dio Cassius offer no adequate substitute. Fortunately, however, the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus chose to insert into his "Jewish Antiquities", as an example of the providence of God, a detailed narrative of the assassination plot and its aftermath taken from contemporary and well-informed Roman sources. This narrative, one of the most important texts in Roman imperial history, has until now been unaccountably neglected. -- Back cover
The Roman audience : classical literature as social history by T. P Wiseman( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times, books, and preconception. The longue durée -- Paper -- Books -- Literature as a public performance -- Rome before literature : indirect evidence. Evidence from Homer -- Evidence from terracotta -- Rome and Athens -- Honouring gods -- Fragments and 'history' -- Marking the days -- Rome before literature : Dionysus and drama. Pots painted, bronze engraved -- Republican Rome -- The Roman Games -- Rome and Alexandria -- The turning point -- An enclosure with benches. Theatrum and scaena -- Plautus and the cauea -- In the forum, in the circus -- Terence and the cauea -- Curtains and steps -- Makers, singers, speakers, writers. Ennius and the Vates -- Ennius as impersonator -- Cato and Polybius -- Lucilus and Varro -- A turbulent people. The political stage -- Pompey and the theatre -- When Cicero wasn't in Rome -- Pompey's Games -- Poets and dancers -- Before the disaster -- Rethinking the Classics : 59-42 BC. Lucretius and Philodemus -- Demetrius, historians, Caesar -- Caesar and Catullus -- Catullus 61-64 -- The Greek stage in Rome -- The ides of March, and after -- Rethinking the Classics : 42-28 BC. Virgil's Eclogues -- Sallust -- Horace's Satires -- Virgil's Georgics -- Virgil's 'Epyllion' -- Livy and Horace -- The Republic restored -- Rethinking the Classics : 28 BC-AD 8. The citizens, the audience -- Horace's Epistles -- Tibullus and Propertius -- Ovid and Virgil -- Augustus and the 'secular games' -- Horace and Ovid -- Ovid's Fasti -- Under the emperors. First century poets -- First century playwrights -- Prose fiction and history -- Lucian in the theatre -- Integrating evidence -- Christians
The death of Caligula : Josephus Ant. Iud. xix 1-273, translation and commentary by Flavius Josephus( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor Gaius 'Caligula' was assassinated in January AD 41. It seemed that the dynasty of the Caesars was over, and republican rule restored; but a military coup by the Praetorian Guard set up Gaius' uncle Claudius as emperor. A detailed contemporary account of the plot and its aftermath was incorporated by the historian Josephus into his Antiquities of the Jews, as an example of the providence of God. This is a translation of that unjustly neglected narrative, one of the most important texts in Roman imperial history, with an introduction and historical commentary to bring out its full significance
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Remus : a Roman mythRoman political life, 90 B.C.-A.D. 69New men in the Roman senate, 139 B.C. - A.D. 14Clio's cosmetics : three studies in Greco-Roman literatureRemembering the Roman people : essays on late-Republican politics and literatureRoman drama and Roman historyMyth, history and culture in republican Rome : studies in honour of T.P. WisemanUnwritten Rome