Statius Silvae 5

Statius Silvae 5

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This 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 546 pages
  • 144 x 223 x 35mm | 771g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 halftone
  • 019927715X
  • 9780199277155
  • 1,916,445

Table of contents

General Introduction ; Texts and Translations ; Commentary
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Review Text

...an exemplary commentary: a monumental work of deep and wide learning P. J. Heslin, Journal of Roman Studies
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Review quote

Virtually any commentary on Silvae 5 would have been highly welcome, but Gibson's contribution to Statian scholarship is particularly so. His clear and lucid discussions of textual, literary, and social historical issues greatly enhance our understanding of these challenging poems ... Silvae 5 has been incredibly well served and readers will be thankful to Gibson for his acute and detailed study. * Charles McNelis, Hermathena * ...an excellent commentary, a worthy and helpful companion for the reader of Statius' last book of lyric poems. * Antony Augoustakis, Scholia, 16 * Gibson has produced a rich and fastidious contribution to the understanding of Statius... * Bryn Mawr College * ...an exemplary commentary: a monumental work of deep and wide learning * P. J. Heslin, Journal of Roman Studies *
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About Bruce Gibson

Bruce Gibson is Lecturer in Classics, University of Liverpool.
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