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  • 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 (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 (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 (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 ...
  • Woods, David (Editions Latomus, 2009)
    The purpose of this paper is to propose a new understanding of the relationship between Nero and the young freedman Sporus whom he apparently 'married' sometime during his tour of Greece in AD 66-67. Dio claims that Nero ...