A.J. WOODMAN
Basil L. Gildersleeve
Professor of Classics

A.J. Woodman

Office: B004 Cocke Hall
Office Phone: 924-7747
E-mail: ajw6n@virginia.edu

Icarian Sea

Icarian Sea, 2004, by John Woodman. Oil and masking fluid on canvas.

Icarus

Icarus, 2004, by John Woodman. Oil on canvas.

More information at johnwoodman.com.

Research Interests

My research interests are in Latin historiography, especially Sallust and Tacitus, and in late-republican and Augustan poetry, especially Catullus and Horace.


Selected Publications


Authored Books
  • Velleius Paterculus: the Tiberian Narrative (Cambridge University Press 1977, reissued 2004)
  • Velleius Paterculus: the Caesarian and Augustan Narrative (Cambridge University Press 1983, reissued 2004)
  • Rhetoric in Classical Historiography (Croom Helm 1988, reissued Routledge 2004) (also online)
  • Tacitus: Annals IV (Cambridge University Press 1989, 82004) (with R.H. Martin)
  • The Latin Historians (Greece & Rome New Surveys in the Classics No. 27, 1997) (with C.S. Kraus)
  • Tacitus: Annals 3 (Cambridge University Press 1996, reissued 2004) (with R.H. Martin)
  • Tacitus Reviewed (Oxford University Press 1998, reissued 2007)
  • Tacitus: the Annals (Hackett 2004, rev. 2008)
  • Sallust: Catiline’s War, The Jugurthine War, Histories (Penguin 2007)
  • From Poetry to History: Selected Papers (Oxford University Press 2012)

Edited Book
The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus  (Cambridge University Press 2009)

Co-edited Books
  • Quality and Pleasure in Latin Poetry (Cambridge University Press 1974) (with David West)
  • Creative Imitation and Latin Literature (Cambridge University Press 1979, reissued 2007) (with David West)
  • Poetry and Politics in the Age of Augustus (Cambridge University Press 1984) (with David West)
  • Past Perspectives: Studies in Greek and Roman Historical Writing (Cambridge University Press 1986) (with I.S. Moxon & J.D. Smart)
  • Author and Audience in Latin Literature (Cambridge University Press 1992, reissued 2007) (with J.G.F. Powell)
  • Tacitus and the Tacitean Tradition (Princeton University Press 1993) (with T.J. Luce)
  • Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, Vol. 8 (1995) (with Roger Brock)
  • Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace (Cambridge University Press 2002, reissued 2006) (with Denis Feeney)
  • Latin Historiography and Poetry in the Early Empire: Generic Interactions (Brill 2010) (with John F. Miller)
  • Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers (Cambridge University Press 2012) (with I.M.Le M. Du Quesnay)

Other Recent Publications
  • Biformis Vates: the Odes, Catullus, and Greek Lyric’, Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace (Cambridge University Press 2002) 53-64, 213-18
  • ‘Not a Funeral Note: Tacitus, Annals 1.8.5-6’, CQ 52 (2002) 629-32
  • ‘Poems to Historians: Catullus 1 and Horace, Odes 2.1’, Myth, History and Culture in Republican Rome: Studies in Honour of T.P. Wiseman (Exeter University Press 2003) 191-216
  • ‘Textual Notes on Tacitus' Annals’, Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar 12 (2005) 321-9
  • ‘Mutiny and Madness: Tacitus, Annals 1.16-49’, Arethusa 39 (2006) 303-29
  • ‘Tiberius and the Taste of Power: the Year 33 in Tacitus’, CQ 56 (2006) 175-89
  • ‘Catullus 51: a Suitable Case for Treatment?’, CQ 56 (2006) 610-11
  • ‘Three Notes on Sallust’, CJ 102 (2007) 221-4
  • ‘Readers and Reception: a Text Case’, A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography (Blackwell 2007) 133-44
  • ‘Cicero on historiography: De Oratore 2.51-64’, CJ 104 (2008) 23-32
  • ‘Horace and Historians’, PCPS 55 (2009) 157-71
  • ‘Virgil, Eclogues 4.28-9’, CQ 60 (2010) 257-8
  • ‘Community Health: Metaphors in Latin Historiography’, Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar 14 (2010) 43-61
  • Aliena Facundia: Seneca in Tacitus’, in Form and Function in Roman Oratory (ed. D.H. Berry & A. Erskine, Cambridge University Press 2010) 294-307
  • ‘Cicero and the Writing of History’, in Greek and Roman Historiography: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies (ed. J. Marincola, Oxford University Press 2011) 241-90
  • ‘Nero’s Alien Capital: Tacitus as Paradoxographer’, in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Tacitus (ed. R. Ash, Oxford University Press 2012) 315-36
  • ‘A covering letter: Poem 65’, in Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers (Cambridge University Press 2012) 130-52
  • ‘A note on Res Gestae 34.3’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 187 (2013) 154-5