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Statius, poet between Rome and Naples

Author: Carole Elizabeth Newlands
Publisher: London, UK : Bristol Classical Press, 2012.
Series: Classical literature and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the poetry of Statius (c. 40-96 AD), a Roman author uniquely placed between two major cultural centres of imperial Italy: Naples, his home city and a centre of Hellenism, and Rome, the nexus of empire. From his bicultural vantage point Statius challenges Roman norms of gender and class; his poetry reflects also shifting attitudes to Hellenism and Roman imperial ambitions. ... This book also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: P Papinius Statius; P Papinius Statius; Publius Papinius Statius; P Papinius Statius; P Papinius Statius
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Elizabeth Newlands
ISBN: 9781780932132 1780932138
OCLC Number: 795182293
Description: ix, 214 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Misconceptions about Statius --
Boundaries --
Statius auctor --
'The double grief of Jocasta' --
Between Rome and Naples.
Series Title: Classical literature and society.
Responsibility: Carole E. Newlands.

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An investigation of the Roman poet Statius' epic poetry and what it reveals about changing attitudes to a variety of themes.  Read more...

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This book covers different aspect of Statius' poetry, and has the merit of bringing together in one volume discussions of both the epic poems as well as the Silvae. This work offers a fresh and Read more...

 
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