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    DescriptionPublius Papinius Statius lived from the 40s to the mid-90s AD. Born in Naples, he was the son of a professional poet and teacher. In his teens he moved to Rome, and there, some years later, he embarked on his own career in poetry. Published near the end of his life, the "Silvae" is a collection of witty and engaging occasional poems, but beyond their verbal artistry lies their importance as social documents, contemporary witnesses to the Roman world during the reign of Domitian. The poems open a literary window on the material culture of the age and provide valuable insight into the lives of the Roman elite. Betty Rose Nagle's graceful translation brings the world of Statius alive, making accessible this important literary gem. Her Introduction locates Statius in his historical and literary context, considers the importance of his "Silvae", and gives a brief history of the text.


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    Title
    The Silvae of Statius
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P. Papinius Statius, By (author) Betty Rose Nagle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780253216670
    ISBN 10: 0253216672
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 871/.01, 871.01
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000, LCO003000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PA6697.E5 S5 2004, PA6697.E5
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DNL, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Review quote
    "Publius Papinius Statius... and his collection of witty and occasional poems known as the Silvae (forests) is important not only for its verbal artistry but also as a literary window on the material culture of the age of Domitian and a source of insight into the lives of the Roman elite." New Testament Abstracts, Vol.49.2 2005"
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Book 1; Book 2; Book 3; Book 4; Book 5; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Glossary of Proper Names