The Silvae of Statius by Betty NagleThe Silvae of Statius by Betty Nagle

The Silvae of Statius

Edited and translated byBetty Nagle

Paperback | February 20, 2004

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Publius Papinius Statius lived from the 40s to the mid-90s C.E. Born in Naples, he was the son of a professional poet and teacher. In his teens he moved to Rome, and there, some years later, he embarked on his own career in poetry. Published near the end of his life, the Silvae is a collection of witty and engaging occasional poems, but beyond their verbal artistry lies their importance as social documents, contemporary witnesses to the Roman world during the reign of Domitian. The poems open a literary window on the material culture of the age and provide valuable insight into the lives of the Roman elite. Betty Rose Nagle's graceful translation brings the world of Statius alive, making accessible this important literary gem. Her Introduction locates Statius in his historical and literary context, considers the importance of his Silvae, and gives a brief history of the text.

Title:The Silvae of StatiusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:February 20, 2004Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253216672

ISBN - 13:9780253216670

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Table of Contents

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4
Book 5
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Glossary of Proper Names

Editorial Reviews

Publius Papinius Statius. . . and his collection of witty and occasional poems known as the Silvae (forests) is important not only for its verbal artistry but also as a literary window on the material culture of the age of Domitian and a source of insight into the lives of the Roman elite.Vol.49.2 2005