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Statius Thebaid VII

a commentary

by Johannes Jacobus Louis Smolenaars

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Thebes (Greece)
    • Subjects:
    • Statius, P. Papinius,
    • Virgil -- Influence.,
    • Virgil.,
    • Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) in literature.,
    • Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.,
    • Sibling rivalry in literature.,
    • Polyneices (Greek mythology),
    • Eteocles (Greek mythology),
    • Rhetoric, Ancient.,
    • Thebes (Greece) -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [424]-434) and indexes.

      Other titlesThebaid VII., Statius Thebaid 7., Statius Thebaid seven.
      Statementby J.J.L. Smolenaars.
      SeriesMnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., 134
      ContributionsStatius, P. Papinius
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA6697.A43 S63 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxlii, 462 p. ;
      Number of Pages462
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1079482M
      ISBN 109004100296
      LC Control Number94002817

      Loeb: Statius, Vol. II: Thebaid V-XII; Achilleid by Statius; J. H. Mozley, trans. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Statius completed one epic, the book Thebaid, but only two books of another, the Achilleid. The Thebaid, a more ambitious work, describes the struggle of the brothers Polyneices and Eteocles for the throne of the ancient Greek city of Thebes. It has many features borrowed from Virgil, but suffers from overstatement and work begins and ends, however, .

        The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius’ much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools. The poem’s literary playfulness, visual imagery, and lighthearted treatment of mythological and historical data made it—and can Author: Statius.   The political realities of Rome in the first century are also evident in the Thebaid, in representations of authoritarian power and the drive for domination. This two-volume edition of the epics, a freshly edited Latin text facing a graceful translation, completes D. R. Shackleton Bailey's new Loeb Classical Library edition of : Harvard.

      Buy This Book in Print. summary. A classical epic of fratricide and war, the Thebaid retells the legendary conflict between the sons of Oedipus—Polynices and Eteocles—for control of the city of Thebes. The Latin poet Statius reworks a familiar story from Greek myth, dramatized long before by Aeschylus in his tragedy Seven against Thebes. Cited by: 5. Statius has in mind the Virgilian "nox atra caput circumvolat" Aen. vi (cf, also Hor. S. ii. 1. 58), but here it is the "saeva dies " that hovers round. but to beat on the earth was a recognized way of summoning infernal deities.


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Statius Thebaid VII by Johannes Jacobus Louis Smolenaars Download PDF EPUB FB2

Statius: Thebaid. A new complete downloadable English translation of his epic of the Seven Against Thebes. STATIUS, THEBAID 7 THEBAID Statius Thebaid VII book 7, TRANSLATED BY J. MOZLEY As thus they tarried at the outset of the Tyrian war, Jupiter turned on the Pelasgians his wrathful gaze and shook his head, at the movement of which the high stars tremble and.

The epic poem the Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius, written about AD 80 to 92, deals with the fraternal strife between Oedipus' sons Eteocles and Polynices for the mastery of Thebes. Book VII describes the forced march of the Seven and their arrival at Thebes, Jocasta's vain attempt at mediation and Amphiaraus' spectacular : Hardcover.

The epic poem the Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius, written about AD 80 to 92, deals with the fraternal strife between Oedipus' sons Eteocles and Polynices for the mastery of Thebes. Book VII describes the forced march of the Seven and their arrival at Thebes, Jocasta's vain attempt Statius Thebaid VII book mediation and Amphiaraus' spectacular by: Thebaid, Books (Loeb Classical Library) Statius published his "Thebaid" in the last decade of the first century.

This epic recounting the struggle between the two sons of Oedipus for the kingship of Thebes is his masterpiece, a stirring exploration of the passions of civil war/5. Statius published his Thebaid in the last decade of the first century. This epic recounting the struggle between the two sons of Oedipus for the kingship of Thebes is his masterpiece, a stirring exploration of the passions of civil war/5(3).

Statius published his Thebaid in the last decade of the first century. This epic recounting the struggle between the two sons of Oedipus for the kingship of Thebes is his masterpiece, a stirring exploration of the passions of civil war.

STATIUS, THEBAID 1. PUBLIUS PAPINIUS STATIUS was a Roman poet who flourished in the late C1st A.D. during the reign of the Emperor Domitian. He was the author of a collection of dedicatory poems known as the Silvae, the epic Thebaid in twelve books.

Book description. 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 : Randall T. Ganiban. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

Statius Thebaid VII: a commentary in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content. Statius Thebaid VII Book Summary: This commentary examines in close detail Statius' mannered style and analyses the text as a system of intertextual references.

Passages from Homer to Valerius Flaccus were exploited by Statius for his challenging adaptations of 'typical' scenes. The identification of these sources offers the key to interpret. The epic poem Thebaid by P. Papinius Statius, written about AD 80 to 92, deals with the fraternal strife between Oedipus' sons Eteocles and Polynices for the mastery of Thebes.

Book VII describes the forced march of the Seven and their arrival at Thebes, Jocasta's vain attempt at mediation and Amphiaraus' spectacular katabasis. A critical study of Statius' Thebaid, Dr Vessey combats the common notion that the Thebaid is simply an exercise in anachronism, an episodic narrative of the Theban saga.

He shows that the poem can and indeed must be read as an elaborate and sustained allegory of the emotions - a study in the extremes of human behaviour/5(4). Greek literary education and Roman political reality are evident in the poetry of Statius (c.

CE). His Silvae are thirty-two occasional poems. His masterpiece, the epic Thebaid, recounts the struggle for kingship between the two sons of Oedipus. The extant portion of his Achilleid begins an account of Achilles's life. Johannes J.L. Smolenaars was Associate Professor of Latin at the University of Amsterdam.

He is the author of Statius Thebaid VII, A Commentary (Brill, ) and has published several articles on Virgil, Ovid, Seneca tragicus and Statius.

Harm-Jan van Dam is Associate Professor of Latin at VU University Amsterdam. He is the author of Statius Silvae II, A Commentary (Brill, ). A classical epic of fratricide and war, the Thebaid retells the legendary conflict between the sons of Oedipus—Polynices and Eteocles—for control of the city of Thebes.

The Latin poet Statius reworks a familiar story from Greek myth, dramatized long before by Aeschylus in his tragedy Seven against s chose his subject well: the Rome of his day, ruled by the. Get this from a library.

Statius, Thebaid VII: a commentary. [Johannes Jacobus Louis Smolenaars]. Composed at the end of the first century CE, Statius' Thebaid recounts the civil war in Thebes between the two sons of Oedipus, Polynices and Eteocles, and the horrific events that take place on the battlefield.

Its author, the Roman poet Statius, employed a wide variety of Greco-Roman sources in order to narrate the Argive expedition against Thebes and the fratricidal war. Passages from Homer to Valerius Flaccus were exploited by Statius for his challenging adaptations of 'typical' scenes.

The identification of these sources offers the key to interpret the poet's artistic s Thebaid VIIBrand: J J L Smolenaars. Table of Contents. In this book, a welcome addition to Statian scholarship, McNelis examines allusions to Callimachus and to Callimachean-style poetics in the Thebaid and demonstrates how these allusions serve to modify and disrupt the generic expectations of Roman epic.

As has frequently been noticed, the Thebaid situates itself within the epic tradition primarily through. The Roman poet P. Papinius Statius (ca.

) is the author of two epics (the Thebaid and the unfinished Achilleid) and a large corpus of occasional verse (Silvae).This poetry, long seen as derivative or decadent, is increasingly appreciated for the daring and originality of its responses both to the Greek and Latin literary tradition and to the contemporary Roman world.The text and translation of Books of the Thebaid occupy the rest of the second volume (pp.

). The third and last volume features Books of the Thebaid (pp. ) and the extant fragment of the Achilleid (pp. ), as well as two separate indices of names for each of the two epics (pp. and ).Author: Paolo Asso.Statius, Thebaid 2 Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary Edited by Kyle Gervais.

Represents the first full-length English language commentary on Book 2 of Statius' Thebaid Juxtaposes the newly edited full Latin text with an accessible translation and extensive contextualizing introduction.