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Wiseman, T. P. (Timothy Peter)

Works: 76 works in 453 publications in 3 languages and 11,236 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Sources  Textbooks  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Commentator for written text, Dedicatee
Classifications: DC62.C2, 878.1
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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 )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few figures in the history of man have had more to do with the shaping of our present civilization than Julius Caesar. A towering political leader, a military genius, and a skilled writer, he deserves a fate better than that of being a subject of an unwilling schoolboy's Latin lesson. Those readers who have long forgotten their Latin will find in this book new and sound perspectives on this important man, for there are few books that provide a better, more interesting picture of mankind at a historical crossroad. [Book jacket]
Catullus and his world : a reappraisal by T. P Wiseman( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths of Rome by T. P Wiseman( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 750 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 584 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
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
Roman political life, 90 B.C.-A.D. 69( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New men in the Roman senate, 139 B.C. - A.D. 14 by T. P Wiseman( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 384 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."--Jacket
Catullan questions by T. P Wiseman( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inheritance of historiography, 350-900( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 309 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 held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwritten Rome by T. P Wiseman( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 282 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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses on some of the more unfamiliar aspects of the Roman experience, where the historian needs not just knowledge but also imagination. It expores how the Romans made sense of their past and how people today can understand that history, despite the inadequate evidence for early Rome and the Republic. All Latin and Greek source material is translated. The first essay in this collection was the Ronald Syme Lecture for 1993; "The Origins of Roman Historiography" argues that dramatic performances at the public games were the medium through which the Romans in the "pre-literary" period made sense of their own past
Roman studies : literary and historical by T. P Wiseman( Book )

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

The Roman audience : classical literature as social history by T. P Wiseman( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an ambitious overview of 1000 years of history, from the formation of the city-state of Rome to the establishment of a fully Christian culture, T.P. Wiseman examines the evidence for the oral delivery of 'literature' to mass public audiences. The treatment is chronological, utilising wherever possible contemporary sources and the close reading of texts. Presenting the history of Roman literature as an integral part of the social and political history of the Roman people, he draws some unexpected inferences from the evidence that survives. In particular, he emphasises the significance of the annual series of 'stage games', and reveals the hitherto unexplored common ground of literature, drama and dance.--Publisher description
The death of Caligula : Josephus Ant. Iud. xix 1-273, translation and commentary by Flavius Josephus( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emperor Gaius ('Caligula') was assassinated in January AD 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 by the Praetorian 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 Prinicpate 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 account of the assassination plot and its aftermath taken from contemporary and well informed Roman sources. This unjustly neglected narrative is one of the most important texts in Roman imperial history. -- Publisher's description
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The myths of RomeRemus : a Roman mythRoman political life, 90 B.C.-A.D. 69New men in the Roman senate, 139 B.C. - A.D. 14Remembering the Roman people : essays on late-Republican politics and literatureMyth, history and culture in republican Rome : studies in honour of T.P. WisemanUnwritten RomeHistoriography and imagination : eight essays on Roman culture