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Nothing ordinary here : Statius as creator of distinction in the Silvae

Author: Noelle K Zeiner-Carmichael
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Studies in classics (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through a combined methodology of philology, social theory and archaeology, this book offers a reinterpretation of Statius's Silvae. A special feature is the book's catalogue of material wealth, an examination that for the first time itemizes valuable material objects that appear in the Silvae (eg., furniture, mosaics, aromatics) and evaluates their literary and cultural significance. By mapping the social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: P Papinius Statius; Publius Papinius Statius; Publius Papinius Statius
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noelle K Zeiner-Carmichael
ISBN: 0415970989 9780415970983
OCLC Number: 60348775
Description: xv, 329 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The economics of wealth --
Statius as licensed spokesperson --
Material wealth in the Silvae --
Statius' language of wealth --
Creating distinction --
Achieving distinction.
Series Title: Studies in classics (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Noelle K. Zeiner.
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Through a combined methodology of philosophy, social theory and archaeology this book offers a reinterpretation of Statius's Silvae.  Read more...

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'there are many sound and interesting observations... a very useful reference.' - Journal of Roman Studies

 
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