Flavian Poetry and Its Greek Past

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Antony Augoustakis
Brill, 2014 - History - 453 pages
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Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past breaks new ground by investigating the close interaction between Flavian poetry and Greek literary tradition and by evaluating the meaning of this affiliation in the socio-political and cultural context of the late first century CE. Authors examined include Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus. Their interaction with Greek literature is not just thematic or geographical: the Greek literary past is conceived as the poetic influence of a variety of authors, periods, and genres, such as Homer, the Cyclic tradition, Greek lyric poetry, Greek tragedy, Hellenistic poetry and aesthetics, and Greek historiography.

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Antony Augoustakis is Associate professor of Classics at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). He is the author of Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic (Oxford) and Plautus' Mercator (Bryn Mawr). He has edited Brill's Companion to Silius Italicus (Leiden), Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic (Oxford), and co-edited the Blackwell Companion to Terence (with Ariana Traill). He is completing a commentary on Statius' Thebaid Book 8 (Oxford). Contributors: Federica Bessone, Cristiano Castelletti, Robert Cowan, Marco Fucecchi, Daniela Galli, Jean-Michel Hulls, Simone Finkmann, Evangelos Karakasis, Darcy Krasne, R. Joy Littlewood, Ana Maria Loio, Irene Mitousi, Margot Neger, Arianna Sacerdoti, Carey Seal, Pavlos Sfyroeras, Jorn Soerink, Michiel van der Keur, Marco van der Schuur.