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Statius and epic games : sport, politics, and poetics in the Thebaid

Author: Helen Lovatt
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge classical studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Epic games reflect the realities of epic: heroism, power and war. This first major examination of the games in Statius' Thebaid offers a new reading of the poem as a whole. General consideration is also given to the tradition of games in ancient epic, from Homer to Lucan.
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Lovatt, Helen, 1974-
Statius and epic games.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004062846
(OCoLC)56942186
Named Person: P Papinius Statius; P Papinius Statius; P Papinius Statius
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Lovatt
ISBN: 051111155X 9780511111556 0521847427 9780521847421
OCLC Number: 60455937
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: Cover; Half-Title; Series-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The Chariot Race; 2 The Running; 3 The Discus; 4 The Boxing; 5 The Wrestling; 6 The Sword Fight; 7 The Archery; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index Of Passages Discussed; General Index.
Series Title: Cambridge classical studies.
Responsibility: Helen Lovatt.
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