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The Resource Thebaid, Statius ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)

Thebaid, Statius ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)

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Thebaid
Title
Thebaid
Statement of responsibility
Statius ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey
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Contributor
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Greek literary education and Roman political reality are evident in the poetry of Statius (c. 50-96 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 and renews epic.
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Statius, P. Papinius
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1917-2005
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  • Shackleton Bailey, D. R.
  • Coleman, Kathleen M.
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Loeb classical library online
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  • Eteocles
  • Polynices
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology)
  • Thebes (Greece)
Summary expansion
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--
Target audience
general
Label
Thebaid, Statius ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Thebaid, Books 1-7 -- v. II. Thebaid, Books 8-12. Achilleid
Control code
hup0000307
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674012097
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903198866
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Thebaid, Statius ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Thebaid, Books 1-7 -- v. II. Thebaid, Books 8-12. Achilleid
Control code
hup0000307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674012097
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903198866
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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