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  • 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 (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 (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 (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 ...