Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past

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Antonios Augoustakis
BRILL, Jan 16, 2014 - History - 476 pages
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Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past examines the intimate literary affiliation between the Flavian poets (Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus) and their Greek literary predecessors, as well as its meaning within the socio-cultural context of the Flavian age.
 

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Contents

Flavian Poetry and Its Traditions
1
PART I FLAVIAN LITERATURE AND GREEK INTERTEXTS
11
Quis magna tuenti somnus? Scenes of Sleeplessness and Intertextuality in Flavian Poetry
13
PART II VALERIUS FLACCUS
31
Poetic Destruction in Valerius Argonautica
33
Aratus and the Aratean Tradition in Valerius Argonautica
49
Collective Speech and Silence in the Argonautica of Apollonius and Valerius
73
The Deaths of Idmon and Tiphys in Valerius Argonautica
95
A Homeric Simile in Statius Achilleid
235
PART IV SILIUS ITALICUS
249
Intertextual Characterization in Punica 7
251
Constructions of Fides in Hannibals Capuan Banquets
267
Silius Homer in Homers Punica 13
287
Greek Literary Tradition and Silius On Kingship
305
PART V MARTIAL
325
Graece numquid ait poeta nescis? Martial and the Greek Epigrammatic Tradition
327

Civil War and the Apollonian Model in Valerius Argonautica
113
Dionysius Scytobrachions Argonautica and Valerius
137
Valerius Argonautica as an Ideological Epic of the Flavian Era
153
PART III STATIUS
169
Statius Thebaid and Euripides Hypsipyle
171
Statius Athens and the Tragic Self
193
Greek Culture Roman Society and the System of Genres in Statius Poetry
215
Martials Catullus Callimachus
345
Talking Books Come to Flavian Rome
373
Bibliography
393
General Index
425
Index Locorum
435
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