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In the image of the ancestors : narratives of kinship in Flavian epic

Author: Neil W Bernstein
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2008.
Series: Phoenix., Supplementary volume (Toronto, Ont.) ;, XLVIII.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Only four Roman epic poems survive from the Flavian period (69-96 A.D.): Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica, Statius's Thebaid and Achilleid, and Silius Italicus's Punica. Neil W. Bernstein argues that these poems contain depictions of kinship that are significantly different from those found in earlier epics, and examines these representations in the context of the social, political, and aesthetic changes of the early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gaius Valerius Flaccus; P Papinius Statius; Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus; Gaius Valerius Flaccus; P Papinius Statius; Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus; Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus; P Papinius Statius; Gaius Valerius Flaccus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil W Bernstein
ISBN: 9780802098795 0802098797
OCLC Number: 222516697
Language Note: Includes some text in Latin.
Description: 281 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kinship as narrative --
Valerius' Argonautica: kinship and power --
Statius' Thebaid --
Kinship as destiny --
Kinship and gender --
Statius' Achilleid: nature and nurture --
Silius' Punica: kinship and the state --
From family to nation: descent and ethnicity in Flavian epic --
Poetics of kinship.
Series Title: Phoenix., Supplementary volume (Toronto, Ont.) ;, XLVIII.
Responsibility: Neil W. Bernstein.
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Neil W. Bernstein argues that four Roman epic poems contain depictions of kinship that are significantly different from earlier epic and examines these representations in the context of the social,  Read more...

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' Bernstein's valuable book sheds light on both the idea of the family in Flavian epic and the central poetic strategies of the works of Valerius Flaccus, Statius, and Silius Italicus... Bernstein's Read more...

 
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