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Statius Thebaid VII a commentary by Johannes Jacobus Louis Smolenaars

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Thebes (Greece)

Subjects:

  • Statius, P. Papinius,
  • Virgil -- Influence.,
  • Virgil.,
  • Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) in literature.,
  • Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.,
  • Sibling rivalry in literature.,
  • Polyneices (Greek mythology),
  • Eteocles (Greek mythology),
  • Rhetoric, Ancient.,
  • Thebes (Greece) -- In literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [424]-434) and indexes.

Other titlesThebaid VII., Statius Thebaid 7., Statius Thebaid seven.
Statementby J.J.L. Smolenaars.
SeriesMnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., 134
ContributionsStatius, P. Papinius
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA6697.A43 S63 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxlii, 462 p. ;
Number of Pages462
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1079482M
ISBN 109004100296
LC Control Number94002817

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The epic poem the Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius, written about AD 80 to 92, deals with the fraternal strife between Oedipus' sons Eteocles and Polynices for the mastery of Thebes. Book VII describes the forced march of the Seven and their arrival at Thebes, Jocasta's vain attempt at mediation and Amphiaraus' spectacular : Hardcover.   The epic poem the Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius, written about AD 80 to 92, deals with the fraternal strife between Oedipus' sons Eteocles and Polynices for the mastery of Thebes. Book VII describes the forced march of the Seven and their arrival at Thebes, Jocasta's vain attempt at mediation and Amphiaraus' spectacular by: Thebaid, Books (Loeb Classical Library) Statius published his "Thebaid" in the last decade of the first century. This epic recounting the struggle between the two sons of Oedipus for the kingship of Thebes is his masterpiece, a stirring exploration of the passions of civil war/5. Statius published his Thebaid in the last decade of the first century. This epic recounting the struggle between the two sons of Oedipus for the kingship of Thebes is his masterpiece, a stirring exploration of the passions of civil war/5(3).

Statius published his Thebaid in the last decade of the first century. This epic recounting the struggle between the two sons of Oedipus for the kingship of Thebes is his masterpiece, a stirring exploration of the passions of civil war. STATIUS, THEBAID 1. PUBLIUS PAPINIUS STATIUS was a Roman poet who flourished in the late C1st A.D. during the reign of the Emperor Domitian. He was the author of a collection of dedicatory poems known as the Silvae, the epic Thebaid in twelve books. Book description. At the end of the Thebaid, Statius enjoins his epic 'not to compete with the divine Aeneid but rather to follow at a distance and always revere its footprints'. The nature of the Thebaid's interaction with the Aeneid is, however, a matter of : Randall T. Ganiban. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Statius Thebaid VII: a commentary in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content.

Statius Thebaid VII Book Summary: This commentary examines in close detail Statius' mannered style and analyses the text as a system of intertextual references. Passages from Homer to Valerius Flaccus were exploited by Statius for his challenging adaptations of 'typical' scenes. The identification of these sources offers the key to interpret. The epic poem Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius, written about AD 80 to 92, deals with the fraternal strife between Oedipus' sons Eteocles and Polynices for the mastery of Thebes. Book VII describes the forced march of the Seven and their arrival at Thebes, Jocasta's vain attempt at mediation and Amphiaraus' spectacular katabasis. A critical study of Statius' Thebaid, Dr Vessey combats the common notion that the Thebaid is simply an exercise in anachronism, an episodic narrative of the Theban saga. He shows that the poem can and indeed must be read as an elaborate and sustained allegory of the emotions - a study in the extremes of human behaviour/5(4). Greek literary education and Roman political reality are evident in the poetry of Statius (c. CE). His Silvae are thirty-two occasional poems. His masterpiece, the epic Thebaid, recounts the struggle for kingship between the two sons of Oedipus. The extant portion of his Achilleid begins an account of Achilles's life.