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Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Tim Stover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, a poem which is here dated to Vespasian's regime (70–79 ce). Its primary purpose is to show that Valerius' epic reflects the ... 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


Hellenistic Epic and Homeric Form *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter looks at the relation of Homeric structures to Callimachus' Hecale and Apollonius' Argonautica. It starts from criticism of the time, and from the ideas of Aristotle on Homer and unity. ... More


Introduction

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter explains the need for the present study by contrasting its aims with recent approaches to Valerius' Argonautica. Of particular importance is this book's attempt to ... More


The Date of the Argonautica

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the evidence for dating Valerius' Argonautica, one of the most vexed and contested issues in criticism of the poem. Barring the appearance of new evidence, a complete and ... More


Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

William G. Thalmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book draws on theories of space in cultural geography and anthropology to study the representation of space in Apollonius of Rhodes’ epic poem, the Argonautika. In Apollonius’s narrative, the ... More


Hellenistic Epic and Homeric Form

Gregory Hutchinson

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/9780199276301.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter seeks to illuminate Hellenistic poems by pursuing what they did with some aspects of Homer and with some ideas that were connected with Homer in the Hellenistic period. Accordingly, the ... More


Untimely Epic: Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica

Tom Phillips

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198848561
eISBN:
9780191883019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848561.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica is a voyage across time as well as space. The Argonauts encounter monsters, nymphs, shepherds, and kings who represent earlier stages of the cosmos or human society; ... More


From is 5 (1929) to the Piano Concerto (1931)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work from 1929-1931, including his first E. E. Cummings song cycle, is 5; the symbolist opera Parabola and Circula, the ballet Cain; the score to Ralph Steiner’s ... More


Introduction

J. Mira Seo

in Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction defines characterization in Roman poetry as a form of allusion, and establishes its basis in Stoic philosophy, rhetorical practice, and mechanisms of exemplarity. Repetition and ... More


The Cinematic Argonautica

Joanna Paul

in Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199542925
eISBN:
9780191745881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542925.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The myth of Jason and the Argonauts, preserved in two extant epics by Apollonius and Valerius Flaccus, has inspired a number of films. This chapter builds on the discussion of Homer by exploring how ... More


Praising the God(s): Homeric Hymns in Late Antiquity

Gianfranco Agosti

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper studies the reception of the Homeric Hymns in some pagan and Christian poets of Late Antiquity. It offers some methodological remarks on ‘quotations’ or ‘allusions’ and re-use of epic ... More


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