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Author Manuwald, Gesine.
Title Flavian Epic Interactions.
Imprint Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013.

Author Manuwald, Gesine.
Series Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes.
Subject Valerius Flaccus, Gaius, active 1st century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Statius, P. Papinius (Publius Papinius) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Voigt, Astrid.
Description 1 online resource (460 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Preface and acknowledgements; Flavian epic interactions; Part I Flavian Epic Politics; The Flavian Punica?; Imperial encomia in Flavian epic; Recusatio in Flavian epic poetry. Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica (1.7-21) and Statius' Thebaid (1.17-33); Praise in Flavian epic; Critical interactions. Constructing heroic models and imperial ideology in Flavian epic; Looking for the Giants. Mythological imagery and discourse on power in Flavian epic; Part II Flavian Epic Themes and Techniques; Flavian epic and the sublime; Distat opus nostrum, sed fontibus exit ab isdem. Declamation and Flavian epic.
Teichoskopia and katabasis. The poetics of spectatorship in Flavian epicSlavery in Flavian epic; The contradictions of Valerius' and Statius' Jupiter. Power and weakness of the supreme god in the epic and tragic tradition; Proleptic ekphrasis in Flavian epic. Valerius Flaccus and Statius; Does mass matter? The epic catalogue of troops as narrative and metapoetic device; Part III Flavian Epic Intertextuality; Traces of the Argo. Statius' Achilleid 1 and Valerius' Argonautica 1-2; Silius versus Valerius. Orpheus in the Punica and the Argonautica.
Invida fata piis? Exploring the significance of Silius' divergence from the night raids of Virgil and StatiusThe Thebaid and the fall of Saguntum in Punica 2; Beginning at the end. Silius Italicus and the desolation of Thebes; Of corpses, carnivores and Cecropian pyres. Funeral rites in Silius and Statius; 'Well stored with subtle wiles'. Pyrene, Psamathe and the Flavian art of interaction; Statius, Silius Italicus and the snake pit of intertextuality; Flaminius' failure? Intertextual characterization in Silius Italicus and Statius; Bibliography; Index of names and subjects.
Note Index of epic passages.
Summary This volume on the three Flavian epic poets (Valerius Flaccus, Statius, Silius Italicus) for the first time critically engages with a unique set-up in Roman literary history: the survival of four epic poems from the same period. The interactions of these poems with each other and their contemporary context are explored by over 20 experts and emerging scholars. Together they offer new perspectives to the still increasing readership of Flavian epic poetry.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-424) and index.
ISBN 9783110314304 (electronic bk.)
3110314304 (electronic bk.)
9783110314274 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
3110314274 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 858762073
Additional Format Print version: Manuwald, Gesine. Flavian Epic Interactions. Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013 9783110314274

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