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The Mythic Voice of Statius

Power and Politics in the Thebaid (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum)

by William J. Dominik

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Published by Brill Academic Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,
  • Novels, other prose & writers,
  • Poetry & poets: classical, early & medieval,
  • Sociology,
  • Latin Literature,
  • Thebais,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Latin,
  • Seven against Thebes (Greek my,
  • Ancient and Classical,
  • Interior Design - General,
  • Architecture,
  • Statius, P. Papinius,
  • (Publius Papinius),
  • Epic poetry, Latin,
  • History and criticism,
  • Political poetry, Latin,
  • Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) in literature

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9076444M
    ISBN 109004099727
    ISBN 109789004099722

    Dante’s relationship to the virtuous pagans, most especially Virgil, has long been a point of contention. Most scholars would agree that at the heart of Dante’s ambivalence toward classical antiquity is his sense of a fundamental difference between paganism and Christianity. I explore here the specific nature of that difference by putting Inferno IV in the context of passages about light Author: Glenn A Steinberg.   STATIUS' THEBAID AND THE LEGACY OF VERGIL'S AENEID STATIUS' THEBAID AND THE LEGACY OF VERGIL'S AENEID Pollmann, K.F.L. STATIUS’ THEBAID AND THE LEGACY OF VERGIL’S AENEID 1) by K.F.L. POLLMANN In , Alexander Pope published in the Guardian, a literary magazine of the time, 2) A Receipt 3) to Make an Epic Poem (I quote only .

    Brill’s companion to Statius Dominik, William John In Brill’s Companion to Statius, thirty-four newly commissioned chapters from internationally recognized experts provide a comprehensive overview of various approaches to arguably the most important poet of the Flavian period in Rome. The first third of the book focuses on Telemachus' experiences on Ithaca up to the present day of the book. Odysseus has been gone for 16 years, and has been missing for eight, and other, strange men have started to live on Ithaca in hopes of becoming its new chief and marrying Penelope, Odysseus' wife/5.

    Statius’s contemporary Valerius Flaccus directly imitated Apollonius of Rhodes’s Argonautica in his eight-book epic of the same name and on the same subject, the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Valerius relies heavily on the Vergilian “personal narrator,” telling the story from the perspective of one of the characters in it, which is. The story of Thebes is the remote origin of Chaucerian antiquity. In medieval literary tradition, it encompassed not only the deadly rivalry of Eteocles and Polynices over the kingship of Thebes but also the story of Oedipus and even the dual founding of the city by Cadmus and : Robert R. Edwards.


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The Mythic Voice of Statius by William J. Dominik Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is the first thematic study of Statius' Thebaid to be published in monograph form in English in the past twenty years. It examines in detail the thematic design and intent of the Thebaid and considers the question of its contemporary relevance.

The book focuses on the central theme of power — how it is exercised on the supernatural and human levels and the consequences of its pursuit Cited by: Get this from a library. The mythic voice of Statius: power and politics in the Thebaid.

[William J Dominik] -- This is the first thematic study of Statius' Thebaid to be published in monograph form in English in over twenty years. It examines in detail the thematic design and intent of the Thebaid and. Get this from a library. The mythic voice of Statius: power and politics in the Thebaid.

[William J Dominik]. Based on Statius' own testimony, the Thebaid was written AD c. 80–c. 92, beginning when the poet was aro and the work is thought to have been published in 91 or According to the last verse of the poem, Statius wrote the Thebaid over the course of a dozen years during the reign of Emperor Domitian, although the symmetry of the compositional period, assigning one book per year, has.

William J. Dominik, The Mythic Voice of Statius: Power and Politics in the Thebaid. Leiden: E. Brill, Pp. xiv + ISBN This book argues that the Thebaid reworks themes, scenes, and ideas from Virgil in order to show that the Aeneid's representation of monarchy is inadequate. It also demonstrates how the Thebaid's fascination with horror, spectacle, and unspeakable violence is tied to Statius' critique of the moral and political virtues at the heart of the Author: Randall T.

Ganiban. Ultimately, Statius adheres to the mythic paradigm of the mutual fratricide, but he continues to employ competing strategies that call attention to the fictive nature of any project of closure and conciliation.

In the process, the poem offers a new mode of epic closure that emphasises individual means of by: The mythic voice of Statius: power and politics in the Thebaid. (Leiden, ), id.

Speech and rhetoric in Statius’ Thebaid (Hildesheim, ), Lovatt, Helen, Statius and epic games: sport, politics, and poetics in the Thebaid, McNelis, Charles Statius’ Thebaid and the poetics of civil war (Cambridge, ).

The Mythic Voice of Statius: Power and Politics in the Thebaid. Brill. William J. Dominik. Speech and Rhetoric in Statius' Thebaid. Georg Olms Verlag. Randall T. Ganiban. Statius and Virgil: The Thebaid and the Reinterpretation of the Aeneid.

Cambridge University Press. Hippomedon and nefas Hippomedon first enters the narrative at leading contingents from Pylos and Dyme. He is immediately described as arduus ('tall'), a word which evokes his description in Aeschylus (Th.

) (7) but also associates him with Turnus (as he is described as tall while on horseback in Aen. Publius Papinius Statius lived from approximately a.d. 45 to He was favored by the emperor Domitian, during a reign that degenerated into despotism. Although Rome was still pagan, Statius composed his epic in a period of religious fervor, within a few years of the Christian Gospels, the letters of Saint Paul, and the Midrash commentators.4/5(32).

The most prominent recent advocate of this view was D. Vessey, for example in his introduction to A. Melville's Oxford World Classics translation of the (in which he goes on at some length about the poem's flaws), or in his book.

William J. Dominik, Speech and Rhetoric in Statius' Thebaid (Hildesheim: Olms, ) and The Mythic Voice of Statius: Power and Politics in the Thebaid (Leiden: E. Brill, ), in The Classical Outl 4 (Summer ), pp. Manus Cruentae: The Bloody Hands of Oedipus and Theseus in Statius’ Thebaid The actions of the characters Oedipus, disgraced king of Thebes, and Theseus, triumphant king of Athens, form bookends to Statius’ epic poem the s, living in.

The thought of fratricide never enters his mind until he is assailed by the Furies: Dominik, The Mythic Voice of Statius, Coffee also notes that Polynices in contrast to his brother shows much more concern for human lives: N.

Coffee, 'Eteocles, Polynices, and the Economics of Violence in Statius' " Thebaid'", The American Journal of. In Statius’ Thebaidthe poet uses a striking simile in order to describe Jocasta’s attempt to stop Eteocles from confronting Polynices on the battlefield.

He compares her to Agave when she brings her son’s head to Dionysus. This paper explores the ‘matrix of possibilities’ for this passage constituted by intra- and intertexts from the accounts of other women, mostly Author: Astrid Voigt.

The Mythic Voice of Statius: Power and Politics in the Thebaid (Leiden ). ISBN Speech and Rhetoric in Statius’ Thebaid (Hildesheim ). ISBN Concordantia in Claudianum (Hildesheim ).

ISBN (assisted ed. Christiansen) References. the royal family of the emperor Augustus) Statius' praise of the present emperor Domitian is more of an obligatory act) During 10) See for Statius' situation under Domitian A. Hardie, Statius and the Silvae: Poets, Patrons and Epideixis in the Graeco-Roman World (Liverpool ), passim; W.

Dominik, The Mythic Voice of Statius. 1 WILLIAM J. DOMINIK PUBLICATIONS (November ) Books (Authored and Edited) • Brill’s Companion to Statius (ed. with C. Newlands and K. Gervais). Leiden/Boston: E. Brill Pp. This book discusses the life of Statius, his poems, the main issues they raise, his style.

Thebaid (I) and The Mythic Voice of Statius. Power and Politics in the Thebaid (I); see also the chapters on Statius in E. Burck (ed.), Das r6mische Epos (I), I, D.

Feeney, The Gods in Epic (I 99I), I. Commentaries are still sparse, but see especially J. Smolenaars (ed.), Statius Thebaid VII: A Commentary. Mnemosyne Supplements has existed as a book series for about 60 years, providing a forum for the publication of now almost scholarly works on all aspects of the Ancient World, including inscriptions, papyri, language, the history of material culture and mentality, the history of peoples and institutions, but also latterly the classical tradition, for example, neo-Latin literature and the.Three landscapes that illustrate Statius' important and complex debt to Ovid are discussed: the sacred grove of Diana (Book 4), the Nemean grove (Books ), and the river landscape of the Ismenos.Click on a title to look inside that book (if available): The Mythic Voice of Statius ().

Power and Politics in the Thebaid by William J. Dominik. William Wordsworth, Laodamia The Thebaid is a compelling statement of the horrifying consequences of the imprudent pursuit and exercise of opening words — fratemas acies ('fraternal strife') — allude to what is to Statius.