ISBN-10:
0674012089
ISBN-13:
9780674012080
Pub. Date:
02/17/2004
Publisher:
Harvard
Thebaid, Volume I: Books 1-7 / Edition 1

Thebaid, Volume I: Books 1-7 / Edition 1

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Overview

Statius published his Thebaid in the last decade of the first century. This epic recounting the struggle between the two sons of Oedipus for the kingship of Thebes is his masterpiece, a stirring exploration of the passions of civil war. The extant portion of his unfinished Achilleid is strikingly different in tone: this second epic begins as a charming account of Achilles' life.

Statius was raised in the Greek cultural milieu of the Bay of Naples, and his Greek literary education is reflected in his poetry. The political realities of Rome in the first century are also evident in the Thebaid, in representations of authoritarian power and the drive for domination. This two-volume edition of the epics, a freshly edited Latin text facing a graceful translation, completes D. R. Shackleton Bailey's new Loeb Classical Library edition of Statius. Kathleen M. Coleman contributed an essay on recent scholarship on the two epics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674012080
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 02/17/2004
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #207
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 857,460
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

D. R. Shackleton Bailey was Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Recent Scholarship on the Epics by Kathleen M. Coleman

Abbreviations

Thebaid

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5

Book 6

Book 7

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