T. P. Wiseman
T. P. Wiseman is Emeritus Professor of Roman History at the University of Exeter and a Fellow of the British Academy. He came to Exeter in 1977, and was Head of Department from 1977 to 1990.
1. Unwritten Rome 2. What Can Livy Tell Us? 3. Fauns, Prophets and Ennius' Annales 4. The God of the Lupercal 5. Liber: Myth, Drama and Ideology in Republican Rome 6. The Kalends of April 7. Summoning Jupiter: Magic in the Roman Republic 8. Origines ludorum 9. The Games of Flora 10. The Games of Hercules 11. Praetextae, Togatae and Other Unhelpful Categories 12. Octavia and the Phantom Genre 13. Ovid and the Stage 14. The Prehistory of Roman Historiography 15. History, Poetry and Annales 16. The House of Tarquin 17. The Legend of Lucius Brutus 18. Roman Republic, Year One Bibliography Index
... on y retrouve toutes les qualities du savant anglais : une érudition très solide, une indiscutable rigueur dans le raisonnement, une remarquable claret dans la présentation, une grande prudence critique, le tout n’excluant cependant pas un appel à l’imagination''les lecteurs qui ont apprécié The Myths of Rome, sans nécessairement en partager toutes les idées, prendront certainement un vif plaisir à lire la présente Unwritten Rome.
L’Antiquité Classique, 79
Wiseman has a gift for combining different kinds of evidence, over which he has an unrivalled mastery, into new and provocative arguments. The book will be an indispensable companion to Wiseman’s much acclaimed The Myths of Rome.
University of Manchester
This book will be essential reading for every serious student of the history of Roman literature; it will be quite impossible to ignore it. As Wiseman cast brilliant light on Roman myth in his recent book [The Myths of Rome], here he does the same for the broader literary tradition. This is a feast of a book that you dive into and just keep going.
Barry B. Powell
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Unwritten Rome is a learned and beautifully written book.
Lee Fratantuono The Historian, 73.3
Wiseman’s great skill, fully on display here, is his ability to use both literary and material evidence to create, with enviable erudition and imagination, a plausible and engaging portrait. For the journey to unwritten Rome, this book is an inspiring and informative guide.
Michael Johnson Classical Journal
This is an important book, and that scholars dealing with early Rome will have to grapple with its basic arguments, even if they don’t agree with them.
Gary D. Farney Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Size: 240 x 165 mm
Publication: July 18, 2008