Statius and Virgil (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
270
Utgivningsdatum
2010-09-09
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Medarbetare
Randall T., Ganiban
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 15 mm
Vikt
400 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780521169110
Statius and Virgil (häftad)

Statius and Virgil

The Thebaid and the Reinterpretation of the Aeneid

Häftad Engelska, 2010-09-09
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At the end of the Thebaid, Statius enjoins his epic 'not to compete with the divine Aeneid but rather to follow at a distance and always revere its footprints'. The nature of the Thebaid's interaction with the Aeneid is, however, a matter of debate. This 2007 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 Aeneid. Professor Ganiban offers both a way to interpret the Thebaid and a largely sequential reading of the poem.
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Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Oedipus' curse; 3. Horror, prophecy, and the gods; 4. Hypsipyle's narrative of nefas; 5. Bacchus and the outbreak of war; 6. Dis and the domination of hell; 7. Delay and the rout of Pietas; 8. Spectacle, crime, and monarchy at Thebes; 9. Pietas, burial, and clementia in a world of nefas; Works cited; Indexes.