Statius Silvae 5
Edited by Bruce Gibson
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Statius Silvae 5 by Bruce Gibson
Book DescriptionThis new edition deals with Book 5 of Statius' Silvae, which has often been neglected in thematic treatments of the poet's work. The book is notable for its concern with Statius himself - one poem is a lament for his father, who was himself a poet and a teacher. As well as discussing issues of linguistic usage and textual problems (which are numerous), the commentary examines such aspects of literary interpretation as the use of allusion and the role of genre, and also includes a conspectus of the historical and cultural background. This is an invaluable introduction to the work of a learned, and increasingly appreciated, poet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199277155
(223mm x 144mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Bruce Gibson
Bruce Gibson is Lecturer in Classics, University of Liverpool.
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