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Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While interest in the poets of the Flavian period has been steadily growing, the role of women in the epic poems of Silius Italicus and Statius has so far remained understudied. This book offers the ... More


Mourning Endless: Female Otherness in Statius' Thebaid

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses several female figures from Statius' Thebaid, a poem on the civil war between the two brothers Eteocles and Polynices. Hypsipyle is portrayed as an exiled foreigner, a ... More


Epilogue: Virgins and (M)others: Appropriations of Same and Other in Flavian Rome

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the epilogues of the Thebaid and Punica and their relationship with the figure of the emperor Domitian 81–96ce). Through an examination of representations of motherhood and ... More


Ovid and the Epic Tradition: The Post‐Augustans

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid's epic response to Vergil gives body to what the Aeneid already shadows forth: the intractable paradoxes undermining epic dreams of a harmonious, organically united polity. But the intertextual ... More


The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Neil Coffee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin epics such as Virgil's Aeneid, Lucan's Civil War, and Statius' Thebaid addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in gifts, favors, and payments defined their conceptions of social order. This ... More


Statius and the Sublimity of Capaneus

Matthew Leigh

in Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276301
eISBN:
9780191706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276301.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the implications of a poet's identification with his hero. The poet is Statius and the hero Capaneus, whose aristeia and death take up much of the tenth book of the Thebaid. At ... More


Egypt

Getzel M. Cohen

in The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241480
eISBN:
9780520931022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241480.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter summarizes the settlements in Euergetis, Kleopatra, Paraitonion, Philometoris, and Ptolemais in the Thebaid. Paraitonion was one of only two good harbors on the Egyptian coast; the other ... More


Introduction

in The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents an argument that Vergil's Aeneid, Lucan's Civil War, and Statius' Thebaid represent complex and distinctive responses to the socioeconomic mores of each poet's day. The distinction ... More


Exchange Eclipsed

in The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the novel socioeconomic perspective of the Thebaid in relation to Statius's life circumstances, and also investigates how destructive consumption becomes the central economic ... More


Eteocles, Polynices, and Creon

in The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes the three major characters in Thebaid—Eteocles, Polynices, and Creon—the first two of whom are primarily concerned with securing a power they do not yet possess. They differ ... More


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