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

Works: 59 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 11,652 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Sources  Poetry  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Commentator, edi, Creator
Classifications: PA6411, 874.01
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Most widely held works by A. J Woodman
Traditions and contexts in the poetry of Horace by A. J Woodman( )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book explores the whole range of the output of an exceptionally versatile and innovative poet, from the Epodes to the literary-critical Epistles. Distinguished scholars of diverse background and interests introduce readers to a variety of critical approaches to Horace and to Latin poetry. Close attention is paid throughout to the actual text of Horace, with many of the chapters focusing on reading a single poem. These close readings are then situated in a number of different political, philosophical and historical contexts. The book sheds light not only on Horace but on the general problems confronting Latinists in the study of Augustan poetry, and it will be of value to a wide range of upper-level Latin students and scholars
Latin historiography and poetry in the early empire generic interactions by John F Miller( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The annals by Cornelius Tacitus( Book )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Latin and held by 814 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
The Tiberian narrative, 2.94-131 by Velleius Paterculus( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and Latin and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This essential document for the study of Roman history traces the story of Rome from Romulus and the foundations of Rome to the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. It is especially valuable to historians and students for its vivid eyewitness account of the dramatic years that saw the Roman Empire emerge from the chaos left by the shattered Republic. Rendered with the non-specialist in mind, the translation-the first English language translation in nearly ninety years-seeks to remain faithful to the original while avoiding technical and obscure jargon. The volume includes a substantial introduction
Quality and pleasure in Latin poetry by A. J Woodman( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 733 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
Rhetoric in classical historiography : four studies by A. J Woodman( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 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
Creative imitation and Latin literature ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poetry and politics in the Age of Augustus by T Woodman( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin historians by Christina Shuttleworth Kraus( Book )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 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
The Cambridge companion to Tacitus by A. J Woodman( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 501 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, and concluding with his significance in the twentieth century, particularly his influence on political thought in early modern Europe"--Provided by publisher
Tacitus and the Tacitean tradition by T. James Luce( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 472 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
Past perspectives : studies in Greek and Roman historical writing : papers presented at a conference in Leeds, 6-8 April 1983 ( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author and audience in Latin literature ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 410 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)."--BOOK JACKET
Tacitus reviewed by A. J Woodman( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 408 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 )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catiline's war ; The Jugurthine war ; Histories by Sallust( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 364 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
Catullus : poems, books, readers ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 266 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"--
Ancient historiography and its contexts : studies in honour of A.J. Woodman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 239 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
From poetry to history : selected papers by A. J Woodman( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Poetry to History offers twenty-five selected papers by the leading Latin scholar A. J. Woodman, and focuses on Latin poetry and historiography from the mid-first century BC to the early second century AD. Most of the papers represent close readings of individual poems or passages of text. The authors principally featured are Catullus, Horace, and especially Tacitus, but there are also treatments of Cicero, Virgil, Livy, Augustus' Res Gestae, Velleius, and the younger Pliny. The volume includes four papers not previously published, as well as an epilogue which discusses some of the issues raised
Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, eighth volume, 1995 : Roman comedy, Augustan poetry, historiography by Leeds International Latin Seminar( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Woodman, A. J. (Anthony John), 1945-
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