Valerius Flaccus Argonautica, Book 1: A Commentary

Hardcover | October 1, 2008

byAndrew Zissos

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A text (with apparatus criticus), translation, and commentary, with introduction, of the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, an unfinished Roman epic extending to eight books and several thousand lines, written in the Flavian period (69-96 CE). The commentary addresses both textualand semantic matters and broader questions of stylistics, poetics, thematics, and cultural context. Particularly close attention is paid to Valerius' choice of diction, his sophisticated use of figures and tropes, his often sly erudition, the recurring and strategic resort to subtle intertextualgestures, and, where appropriate, the reception of his work in later authors. The substantial introduction provides an overview of the poet and his poem.

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A text (with apparatus criticus), translation, and commentary, with introduction, of the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, an unfinished Roman epic extending to eight books and several thousand lines, written in the Flavian period (69-96 CE). The commentary addresses both textualand semantic matters and broader questions of ...

Andrew Zissos is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of California at Irvine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199219494

ISBN - 13:9780199219490

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