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Author: P Papinius Statius; D R Shackleton Bailey
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Series: Loeb classical library, 206.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Greek literary education and Roman political reality are evident in the poetry of Statius (c. 50-96 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' life and renews epic.
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Statius, P. Papinius (Publius Papinius).
Silvae.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002024274
(OCoLC)49495129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P Papinius Statius; D R Shackleton Bailey
OCLC Number: 603713951
Language Note: Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 438 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 206.
Other Titles: Silvae.
Responsibility: Statius ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey.

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In these 32 occasional poems, Statius congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, or describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch and  Read more...

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