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  • Woods, David (Cambridge University Press, 1991-12)
    Claudian's carm. min. 50 which is addressed ‘In Jacobum Magistrum Equitum’ has recently been the subject of a detailed study by J. Vanderspoel. In it he reviews what little we know about the career of Jacobus using as his ...
  • Woods, David (Cambridge University Press, 1994-05)
    The Passio Typasii survives in only one manuscript and was published for the first time in 1890. It purports to describe the trial and death of a Mauretanian martyr, a military veteran by the name of Typasius, during the ...
  • Woods, David (Cambridge University Press, 1994-07)
    The primary account of the martyrdom of Maurice and the Theban legion occurs in a letter addressed by Eucherius, bishop of Lyons c. 434-50, to a fellow bishop, Salvius. This relatively brief document has attracted a degree ...
  • Woods, David (Cambridge University Press, 1995-05)
    In A.D. 357 while at Antioch the sophist Libanius wrote a letter to his friend Anatolius in which he congratulated him on his appointment as praefectus praetorio Illyrid. He expressed his pleasure at the conduct of Anatolius ...
  • Woods, David (Cambridge University Press, 1997-05)
    The Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus is a major source of our knowledge of the late Roman army. However, although himself a former army officer, it was not the intention of Ammianus to explain the institutions and ...
  • Woods, David (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1997-09)
  • Woods, David (L'Antiquité Classique, 1998)
    It is argued that Lucillianus was comes of the Lanciarii and Mattiarii during Julian's Persian expedition in AD363, and that he was dismissed from his post when he refused to lead his troops in a frontal assault against a ...
  • Woods, David (The American Numismatic Society, 2000-12)
  • Woods, David (Dept. of Classics, University of Calgary (Calgary), 2001-06)
    The Amandus who is identified as one of the two leaders of the rebellious Bagaudae c.286 may only have led a raiding party of Saxon pirates against Gaul at approximately the same time, and have had nothing really to do ...
  • Woods, David (Cambridge University Press, 2001-07)
    This article offers a new argument defending the traditional identification of the Strategius named by Eusebius of Caesarea in his Vita Constantini with the Strategius Musonianus of Ammianus described by Ammianus Marcellinus ...
  • Woods, David (Dept. of Classics, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 2001-12)
  • Woods, David (V. Lundström, 2004)
    The purpose of this paper is to propose a new explanation as to why Nero cancelled proposed trips abroad twice in quick succession in early AD64, first a trip to Achaia, then a trip to the East. Tacitus is our main source ...
  • Woods, David (Cambridge University Press, 2004-05)
    Themistius says that Constantius saved Rome by defeating Magnentius and his ‘bastard and spurious successors’ who are recognizable as his future children. This description is in contrast to the ‘legitimate and unsullied ...
  • Woods, David (Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys–Klassisk-filologiska föreningen (The Classical Association of Finland), 2005)
    The purpose of this note is to offer a new interpretation of the passage where Suetonius claims that Caligula had king Ptolemy of Mauretania executed simply because the splendour of his cloak (abolla) had attracted popular ...
  • Woods, David (Medieval Academy of Ireland, 2005)
    There is good reason to doubt the soundness of a record in the Irish annals of an earthquake in Britain in 664. It appears that a metaphorical reference to a disturbance in the church there, namely, the contentious synod ...
  • Woods, David (Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys–Klassisk-filologiska föreningen (The Classical Association of Finland), 2006)
    Pliny the Elder’s Natural History which he seems to have completed shortly before his death in AD79, preserves a story of how the emperor Nero used to watch the gladiatorial games in Rome with the assistance of a piece ...
  • Woods, David (Paul Graindor et Henri Grégoire, 2006)
    It is generally accepted at present that the emperor Julian (360-63) was reburied in the Church of the Holy Apostles at Constantinople at some unknown date after his initial burial outside Tarsus in Cilicia in 363. This ...
  • Woods, David (Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys–Klassisk-filologiska föreningen (The Classical Association of Finland), 2007)
    It is my suggestion that Tiberius fled Rome because he interpreted the death of his pet snake as the warning of a threat to the life of one of his current favourites and intended successors, Caligula, rather than to his ...
  • Woods, David (St Patrick’s College, Dublin, 2007)
    According to St. Patrick in his Confessio, he suffered some form of Satanic attack one night during his wandering in a wilderness following his escape from slavery in Ireland. I will focus on the nature of Patrick’s response ...
  • Woods, David (Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys–Klassisk-filologiska föreningen (The Classical Association of Finland), 2008)
    Three ancient sources: Josephus in c. AD 93, Tacitus in c. AD 120, and a similar account by Suetonius, preserve relatively detailed accounts of the expulsion of the Jews from Rome in AD 19 by the emperor Tiberius. They are ...