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Silvae : Loeb Classical Library : Volume 1 - Statius

Silvae

Loeb Classical Library : Volume 1

By: Statius

Hardcover Published: 29th June 2015
ISBN: 9780674996908
Number Of Pages: 457

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Statius’ Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 CE. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, and describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct pictorial quality. Statius gives us in these impromptu poems clear images of Domitian’s Rome.

Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education lends a sophisticated veneer to his ornamental verse. The role of the emperor and the imperial circle in determining taste is also readily apparent: the figure of the emperor Domitian permeates these poems.

D. R. Shackleton Bailey’s edition of the Silvae, which replaced the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition with translation by J. H. Mozley, is now reissued with corrections by Christopher A. Parrott.

About the Author

D. R. Shackleton Bailey was Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Harvard University.

Christopher A. Parrott is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Classics at Harvard University.

ISBN: 9780674996908
ISBN-10: 0674996909
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 457
Published: 29th June 2015
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32

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