Brill's Companion to Statius

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William J. Dominik, Carole E. Newlands, Kyle Gervais
BRILL, Mar 20, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 724 pages
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In Brill’s Companion to Statius, thirty-four newly commissioned chapters from internationally recognized experts provide a comprehensive overview of various approaches to arguably the most important poet of the Flavian period in Rome.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Reading Statius
3
Part 2 Beginnings
29
Chapter 2 Statius on Invocation and Inspiration
31
Poetics of Impromptu and Cultural Consumption
54
Chapter 4 The Beginnings of the Achilleid
73
Part 3 Social and Cultural Matters
89
Literary Patronage in the Works of Statius
91
Chapter 6 Gift and Society in the Works of Statius
106
A Challenge to the Literary Past
325
The Legacy of Thebes
343
Allusion and Inspiration
362
Chapter 21 Statius and Senecan Drama
377
Chapter 22 Lucans De Bello Civili in the Thebaid
393
Argonautic Imagery in the Thebaid
408
Chapter 24 Statius and Silius Italicus
425
Postvatic Selffashioning in Flavian Rome
444

Chapter 7 Negative Stereotypes of Wealth in the Works of Statius
123
Chapter 8 Family and Kinship in the Works of Statius
139
The Achilleid
155
The Paradoxical Epic
157
Chapter 10 Intertext Metapoetry and Visuality in the Achilleid
173
Chapter 11 Similes and Gender in the Achilleid
189
Part 5 Conflict Power and Death in the Thebaid
205
Statius and the Depiction of Battle
207
Chapter 13 ParentChild Conflict in the Thebaid
221
Sophocles Ovid Vergil Seneca and Homer Refracted in Statius Thebaid
240
Chapter 15 Similes and Their Programmatic Role in the Thebaid
266
Some Aspects of the Criticism of Absolute Power in the Thebaid
291
Jocasta in the Thebaid
307
Part 6 Predecessors and Contemporaries
323
Part 7 Reception
463
Chapter 26 Reading Statius Through a Biographical Lens
465
Statius in Roman Late Antiquity
481
Belatedness and Authority
497
Chapter 29 Statius in Dantes Commedia
512
The Case of Capaneus
527
The Latin Commentary Tradition
543
Angelo Poliziano and John Dryden
562
Chapter 33 Naturalizing Statius
579
Chapter 34 Statius in an Ideological Climate
600
Bibliography
613
Index Locorum
674
General Index
688
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W. J. Dominik, Ph.D. (1989) in Classics, Monash University, Australia, is Professor of Classics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has published extensively on Roman literature and rhetoric, especially of the Flavian era, the classical tradition, and lexicography. C. E. Newlands, Ph.D. (1984) in Comparative Literature and Medieval Studies, University of California, Berkeley, is Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She recently published "Silvae: Book II" (2011) and "Statius: Between Rome and Naples" (2012). K. Gervais, Ph.D. (2013) in Classics at the University of Otago, New Zealand, is preparing a commentary on Statius "Thebaid" 2. He has a particular interest in Roman violence, and has also published on Horace, textual criticism, and the films of Quentin Tarantino. Contributors: Frederick Ahl, Rhiannon Ash, Antony Augoustakis, Valery Berlincourt, Neil W. Bernstein, Susanna Braund, Pramit Chaudhuri, Christopher Chinn, Neil Coffee, Cecilia Criado, P. J. Davis, Jessica Dietrich, William J. Dominik, Robert R. Edwards, Randall T. Ganiban, Kyle Gervais, Bruce Gibson, Peter Heslin, Helen Kaufmann, Helen Lovatt, Agis Marinis, Charles McNelis, Dustin Mengelkoch, Laura Micozzi, K. Sara Myers, Carole E. Newlands, Victoria E. Pagan, Ruth Parkes, Francois Ripoll, Paul Roche, Luke Roman, Gianpiero Rosati, Meike Ruhl.

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