Flavian Epic

Hardcover | July 2, 2016

EditorAntony Augoustakis

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The epics of the three Flavian poets - Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus - have, in recent times, attracted the attention of scholars, who have re-evaluated the particular merits of Flavian poetry as far more than imitation of the traditional norms and patterns. Drawn from sixtyyears of scholarship, this edited collection is the first volume to collate the most influential modern academic writings on Flavian epic poetry, revised and updated to provide both scholars and students alike with a broad yet comprehensive overview of the field. A wide range of topics receivecoverage, and analysis and interpretation of individual poems are integrated throughout. The plurality of the critical voices included in the volume presents a much-needed variety of approaches, which are used to tackle questions of intertextuality, gender, poetics, and the social and political context of the period. In doing so, the volume demonstrates that by engaging in a complex andchallenging intertextual dialogue with their literary predecessors, the innovative epics of the Flavian poets respond to contemporary needs, expressing overt praise, or covert anxiety, towards imperial rule and the empire.

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The epics of the three Flavian poets - Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus - have, in recent times, attracted the attention of scholars, who have re-evaluated the particular merits of Flavian poetry as far more than imitation of the traditional norms and patterns. Drawn from sixtyyears of scholarship, this edited collection ...

Antony Augoustakis is Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Centennial Scholar. He is also President of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (USA) for 2015-2016 and editor of Illinois Classical Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.1 inPublished:July 2, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of AbbreviationsText and Translations Used1. Antony Augoustakis: Introduction: Flavian Epic RenaissanceA. Valerius Flaccus2. Martha A. Davis: ratis audax: Valerius Flaccus' Bold Ship3. Roberta Nordera: Virgilianisms in Valerius Flaccus: A Contribution to the Study of Epic Language in the Imperial Age4. Marco Fuecchi: The Restoration of Ancient Models: Epic Tradition and Mannerist Technique in Valerius' Argonautica 65. Andrew Zissos: Allusion and Narrative Possibility in the Argonautica of Valerius FlaccusB. Statius6. Debra Hershkowitz: parce metu, Cytherea: Failed Intertext Repetition in Statius' Thebaid, or, Don't Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before7. Alison Keith: Ovid's Theban narrative in Statius' Thebaid8. S. Georgia Nugent: Statius' Hypsipyle: Following in the Footsteps of Virgil's Aeneid9. Joanna Brown: lacrimabile nomen Archemorus: The Babe in the Woods in Statius' Thebaid 4-610. Neil Bernstein: auferte oculos: Modes of Spectatorship in Statius' Thebaid 1111. Helen Lovatt: Competing Endings: Re-reading the End of Statius' Thebaid through Lucan12. Stephen Hinds: Essential Epic: Genre and Gender from Macer to StatiusC. Silius Italicus13. Arthur Pomeroy: Silius' Rome: The Rewriting of Virgil's Vision14. Richard T. Bruere: Color Ovidianus in Silius' Punica15. Antony Augoustakis: lugendam formae sine uirginitate reliquit: Reading Pyrene and the Transformation of Landscape in Silius' Punica 316. Raymond Marks: per uulnera regnum: Self-destruction, Self-sacrifice and Deuotio in Punica 4-1017. Alessandro Mezzanotte: Echoes of the Contemporary World in Silius ItalicusBibliographyAcknowledgementsIndex LocorumGeneral Index