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Epitaphic Gestures in Statius and Silius Italicus

Martin T. Dinter

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of epitaph, that is, actual funerary inscriptions, as well as the epitaphic subgenre of literary epigram, on the epics of Statius and Silius. It proposes that ... More


Lyric Poetry: Intergeneric, Transnational, Translingual?

Jahan Ramazani

in Poetry in a Global Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730004
eISBN:
9780226730288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730288.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The epilogue ventures a dozen postulates: 1) lyric can’t be defined by one or even many formal features that are exclusive to it; 2) lyric can be described as a range of nonexclusive formal ... More


Miniaturization of Earlier Poetry in Greek Epigrams

Annette Harder

in Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 offers a diachronic study of Hellenistic epigram with a focus on the issues of thematic and generic variety and on the reception and ‘miniaturization’ of earlier poetic genres—particularly ... More


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