Statius' Thebaid 8: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

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In this volume, Augoustakis presents the first full-length edition of Thebaid 8, with text and apparatus criticus, and an English translation. A detailed introduction discusses the Argive/Theban myth in the Greek and Roman literary tradition and art, as well as the reception of the book in subsequent centuries, especially in Dante's Divine Comedy. The accompanying commentary provides useful notes which explore questions of interpretation and Statius' language and literary craft, with particular emphasis on the exploitation of various Greek and Latin intertexts in Statius' poetry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages400
ISBN (Electronic)9780191844720
ISBN (Print)9780199655335
StatePublished - Mar 28 2016


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