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    Silvae: Book II (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) P. Papinius Statius, Edited by Carole E. Newlands

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    DescriptionWith the exception of a poem on the unscripted death of a lion in the Colosseum, Book II of Statius' Silvae is largely domestic in theme. It reflects the more private side of Roman culture, its pleasures, houses, gardens, friendships, and personal losses; it concludes with a provocative tribute to the poet Lucan. Despite its variety, the book is carefully constructed as a unit, and this edition, which is suitable for use with advanced students, puts the book into its context in the history of Greek and Roman poetry. The commentary takes into account the important work done on the text of the Silvae in the past two decades as well as the new perspectives brought to bear on Flavian culture by historians and archaeologists. It explores Statius' use of the short poem as a playful engagement with literary tradition that also reflects changing ideas of Roman cultural identity.


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    Title
    Silvae: Book II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P. Papinius Statius, Edited by Carole E. Newlands
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521666237
    ISBN 10: 0521666236
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: D
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    DC22: 871.01
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
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    LC classification: PA6697 .A3 2010
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    Thema V1.0: D
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Publius Papinius Statius (c.45-c.96 AD) was a Roman poet of the 1st century AD, born in Naples. As a poet, Statius was versatile in his abilities and his work includes an epic poem, the Thebaid, a collection of occasional poetry, the Silvae, and the unfinished epic, the Achilleid.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Silvae Book II; Commentary.