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Thebaid : Bk. 1-7 - Publius Papinius Statius

Hardcover Published: 6th February 2004
ISBN: 9780674012080
Number Of Pages: 448

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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. The extant portion of his unfinished "Achilleid" is strikingly different in tone: this second epic begins as a charming account of Achilles' life.

Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education is reflected in his poetry. 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 Statius. Kathleen M. Coleman contributed an essay on recent scholarship on the two epics.

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ISBN: 9780674012080
ISBN-10: 0674012089
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 6th February 2004
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 12.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition

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