Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics

434-924-7747
B004 Cocke Hall
ajw6n@virginia.edu

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)
  • Tacitus: Agricola (Cambridge University Press 2014) (with contributions from C.S. Kraus)
  • Lost Histories: Selected Fragments of Roman Historical Writers (Histos Suppl. Vol. 2, 2015)

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
  • ‘Problems in Horace, Epode 11’, Classical Quarterly 65 (2015) 673-81
  • ‘A Caesarian analogy’, Classical Quarterly 66 (2016) 400-2