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Author: P Papinius Statius; D R Shackleton Bailey
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Series: Loeb classical library, 206, 207, 498.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Statius' Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 AD. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, sends thanks, admires a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct picture quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian's Rome. Statius published his Thebaid in the last decade of the first century. This epic recounting the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry, Latin
Occasional verse, Latin
Poetry
Named Person: Polynices, (Greek mythological figure); Eteocles, King of Thebes (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Papinius Statius; D R Shackleton Bailey
ISBN: 0674996046 9780674996045 0674012089 9780674012080 0674012097 9780674012097
OCLC Number: 367783199
Language Note: Latin and English on opposite pages.
Description: 3 v. : map ; 17 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Silvae --
v. 2. Thebaid books 1-7 --
v. 3. Thebaid books 8-2. Achilleid. v.1. Introduction --
Recent scholarship on the Silvae / Kathleen M. Coleman --
Abbreviations --
SILVAE --
Book I --
Prefatory notes --
Statius to his friend Stella --
The Statue of Domitian --
Epithalamium in honour of Stella and Violentilla --
The Villa of Manilius Vopiscus --
To Rutilius Gallicus --
The Baths of Claudius Etruscus --
The Kalends of December --
Book II --
Prefatory notes --
Statius to his friend Melior --
Glaucias --
The Villa of Pollius Felix --
The Tree of Atedius Melior --
The Parrot of the Same --
The Tame Lion --
Consolation to Flavius Ursus --
To Polla on Lucan's Birthday --
Book III --
Prefatory notes --
Statius to his friend Pollius --
The Hercules at Surrentum --
Send-off to Maecius Celer --
Consolation to Claudius Etruscus --
The hair of Flavius Earinus --
To His Wife Claudia --
Book IV --
Prefatory notes --
Statius to his friend Marcellus --
The Seventeenth Consulship of Domitian --
To the Emperor Domitian --
The Domitian Way --
To Vitorius Marcellus --
Ode to Septimius Severus --
The Hercules Statuette --
Ode to Vibius Maximus --
Poem of Congratulation --
Jesting Hendecasyllabics --
Book V --
Prefatory notes --
Statius to his friend Abascantus --
On the Death of Priscilla --
Praises of Crispinus --
Lament of His Father --
Sleep --
A Lament for His Boy --
Critical appendix --
Index --
v.2. Introduction --
Recent Scholarship on the Epics / Kathleen M. Coleman --
Abbreviations --
THEBAID --
Book 1 --
Book 2 --
Book 3 --
Book 4 --
Book 5 --
Book 6 --
Book 7 --
v.3. THEBAID --
Book 8 --
Book 9 --
Book 10 --
Book 11 --
Book 12 --
ACHILLEID --
Book 1 --
Book 2 --
Indexes.
Series Title: Loeb classical library, 206, 207, 498.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey.

Abstract:

Statius' Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 AD. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, sends thanks, admires a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct picture quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian's Rome. 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. The extant portion of his unfinished Achilleid is strikingly different in tone; this second epic begins as a charming account of Achilles' life. -- Jacket

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