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The Hendecasyllable: An Abbreviated History

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the ethos embodied by the hendecasyllable, a favourite metre of the Flavian authors Statius and Martial. Starting from one of Statius' most ambitious hendecasyllabic poems, ... More


Silvae Morales (1492)

Paul White

in Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter provides a close reading of Badius’s commentary methods in an early work, the Silvae morales (1492). This is a compilation of twelve books of poetry excerpts grouped around various moral ... More


Early Imperial Rome

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The imperial age of Rome begins with the death of Augustus and continues arguably until the fall of the western empire. The speeches of Seneca the Elder in Controversies attempt to argue both sides ... More


Materialities of Use and Subordination: The challenge of the autonomist legacy

Luke Roman

in Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675630
eISBN:
9780191766022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675630.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Materialities of Use and Subordination: The challenge of the autonomist legacy’ examines how the idea of poetic heteronomy comes into its own as a major organizing concept in poetry of the early ... More


Naples—A Poets’ City: Attitudes towards Statius and Virgil in the Fifteenth Century

Giancarlo Abbamonte

in Remembering Parthenope: The Reception of Classical Naples from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199673933
eISBN:
9780191797613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673933.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses one particular moment in the history of Statius’ reception: how the Naples of the Silvae was remembered and remodelled by Italian Renaissance humanists after a long period of ... More


Quam Romanus honos et Graia licentia miscent: Cultural Fusion, Ethical Temper, and Poetic Blend in Statius’ Ideal Campania

Federica Bessone

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Statius’ celebration of the beauty and serenity of Campania felix in contrast with Rome in Silv. 3.5. It demonstrates how the poet slyly enhances his assurances to his wife ... More


Through the Past to the Future of Naples: Text and History in Silvae 4.8

Ana Lóio

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter re-examines a neglected textual conjecture in Silv. 4.8 (semina for lumina in line 15) and offers a further conjecture (pectora for lumina in 17). This poem is presented as both civic ... More


Semirutos … de pulvere vultus: Vesuvius, Statius, and Trauma

Arianna Sacerdoti

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter interprets the impact of the eruption of Vesuvius through the perspective of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as it seeks to investigate not only references to recognized symptoms ... More


Statius and His Renaissance Readers: The Rediscovery of a poeta Neapolitanus

Ian Fielding

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that Statius’ renascence from the discovery of his Silvae in 1417 allows fifteenth-century Neapolitan poets to escape from the shadow of Virgil and follow Statius’ model of ... More


Campanian Geography in Statius’ Silvae

Paolo Esposito

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates Statius’ versatility and originality in adducing literary allusion and imagery in the analysis of a trio of poems which deploy a catalogue of Campanian places to serve three ... More


Laudes Campaniae: Myth and Fantasies of Power in Statius’ Silvae

Gianpiero Rosati

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates the ‘mythicization of everyday life’ through an analysis of Statius’ villa of Pollius Felix (Silv. 3.1) and its seaside location where mythic figures, sea nymphs and satyrs, ... More


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