Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica

Author: Valerius Flaccus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316381048

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica is one of the most significant surviving works of Flavian epic, which has recently become much more popular as a field of study and teaching in Latin literature. This is the first commentary in English directly tailored to the needs of graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It provides an introduction to the major themes of the poem and the structure and content of Book III in particular which can function as an overview of the key features of Flavian epic. The detailed commentary on Book III discusses linguistic issues, intertextual and mythical allusions and thematic strands. The book consists of two major episodes in the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts which can be read together or independently of each other.

Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Book 1

Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

Author: Gaius Valerius Flaccus,Andrew Zissos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199219494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 450

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It discusses, inter alia, the limited evidence for Valerius' life; the main features of his often difficult poetic language; the handling of the Argonautic myth in literature prior to Valerius; his innovative treatment of the inherited material; and his self-positioning within the broader literary tradition, particularly his sophisticated adaptation of formal and thematic elements from his two principal poetic models, Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica and Virgil's Aeneid. While the commentary is written for readers with some competence in Latin, the introduction, and the facing English translation, are thoroughly accessible to non-Latinate readers with an interest in Roman literature and in the ancient epic tradition."--BOOK JACKET.

Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Author: Debra Hershkowitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198150985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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Valerius Flaccus' unfinished and unjustly neglected epic, recounting the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece and the early stages of the love affair of Jason and Medea, has been relegated to the outer fringes of classical scholarship for many years. No full-length study devoted to the Argonautica has been published in English for over 100 years. This book seeks to redress the balance. The author aims to provide readers who have not yet encountered Valerius Flaccus' work with a generalintroduction to this multi-faceted epic poem. At the same time Hershkowitz offers those already familiar with the Argonautica an in-depth re-evaluation of the work, contextualizing it within both an historical and a literary framework, and focusing in particular on its intertextual relationship with Apollonius' Argonautica and Virgil's Aeneid. Using Valerius' epic as a test-case, Dr. Hershkowitz hopes to challenge many of the critical assumptions about the nature of Silver Latin literature.

Commentary on Book Four of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Author: Paul Murgatroyd

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900417561X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 363

View: 8889

This volume consists of an introduction, the text of book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' "Argonautica," commentary, bibliography and index. However, it is not a standard philological commentary. Although it contains textual criticism (but only where meaning and appreciation are substantially affected) and explanation of sense and references (a vital basis for critical analysis), above all there is literary appreciation of Valerius' fourth book, which should help to bring about a revaluation of this largely neglected and sadly underestimated author. The book alerts readers to important aspects of Valerius' highly intellectual poetry, such as wit, humor, elegance, point, subtlety, narrative skill, and creative engagement with forerunners, especially Apollonius of Rhodes and Virgil.

Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus

Author: Mark Heerink,Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004278656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

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Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus is the first English-language survey on all key aspects of this Flavian poet. A team of international specialists offers both an account of the state of the art and new insights.

Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome

A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Author: Tim Stover

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019964408X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

View: 9302

This volume offers a new interpretation of Flaccus' Argonautica, a Latin epic poem. Stover's approach to the text is both formalist and historicist as he seeks not only to elucidate Flaccus' dynamic appropriation of Lucan, but also to associate the Argonautica's formal gestures within a specific socio-political context.

Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, Book V

A Commentary

Author: Henri J. W. Wijsman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004105065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

View: 8939

The book contains a commentary on Book V of the "Argonautica" of Valerius Flaccus, paying attention to linguistic, philological and literary aspects. Line by line the words and phrases chosen, sources used and literary models are treated. The last commentary on all eight books of the "Argonautica" appeared a century ago (Langen 1896), so there is ample room to apply new views in Latin linguistics and concepts of literature. A small number of textual variants is supported.

Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Book 1 : Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

Author: Andrew Zissos

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191527494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

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A text (with apparatus criticus), translation, and commentary, with introduction, of the first book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, an unfinished Roman epic extending to eight books and several thousand lines, written in the Flavian period (69-96 CE). The commentary addresses both textual and semantic matters and broader questions of stylistics, poetics, thematics, and cultural context. Particularly close attention is paid to Valerius' choice of diction, his sophisticated use of figures and tropes, his often sly erudition, the recurring and strategic resort to subtle intertextual gestures, and, where appropriate, the reception of his work in later authors. The substantial introduction provides an overview of the poet and his poem.

Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past

Author: Antonios Augoustakis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004266496

Category: History

Page: 476

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Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past examines the intimate literary affiliation between the Flavian poets (Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus) and their Greek literary predecessors, as well as its meaning within the socio-cultural context of the Flavian age.

Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Author: Antony Augoustakis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199644098

Category: History

Page: 406

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This edited collection addresses the role of ritual representations and religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (69-96 CE). Drawing on various modern studies on religion and ritual, and the relationship between literature and religion in the Greco-Roman world, it explores how we can interpret the poets' use of the relationship between gods and humans, cults and rituals, and religious activities.Divided into three major sections, thevolume includes essays on the most important religious activities and the relationship between religion and political power under the Flavian emperors. It also addresses specific episodes in Flavianepic which focus on religious activities associated with the dead and the Underworld, such as purification, necromancy, katabasis, suicide, and burial. It finally explores the role of gender in ritual and religion.

Family in Flavian Epic

Author: Nikoletta Manioti

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004324666

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Family in Flavian Epic offers an exploration of family bonds depicted in the epics of Valerius Flaccus, Statius and Silius Italicus, and examines their links to the epic tradition and Flavian Rome.

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome

Author: Andrew Zissos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444336002

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 6456

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE). Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studies scholars organized into six thematic sections Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a variety of social worlds within a composite Roman empire Concludes with a series of appendices that provide detailed chronological and demographic information and an extensive glossary of terms Examines the Flavian Age more broadly and inclusively than ever before incorporating coverage of often neglected groups, such as women and non-Romans within the Empire

Virgo to Virago

Medea in the Silver Age

Author: Kirsty Corrigan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443851094

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 1816

The infamous and formidable mythological figure of Medea has deservedly held an enduring appeal throughout the ages. This has perhaps never been more true than in the Silver Age of Latin literature, when the taste for rhetorical excess and the macabre made the heroine, and especially her notorious acts of witchcraft and the slaughter of her own children in revenge for her husband’s infidelity, a particularly suitable and attractive topic for literary treatment. By examining the portrayal of this remarkable figure in the works of Ovid, Seneca and Valerius Flaccus, Virgo to Virago: Medea in the Silver Age offers a comprehensive study of the representation of the heroine, not only in this specific period, but in the entire Roman era, since these three authors provide the only substantial accounts of this figure to have survived in Classical Latin. Through close analysis of the texts, Virgo to Virago explores the characterisation of Medea, whose mythical life was inevitably overshadowed by her legendary behaviour, considering whether these accounts merely accord with the particular traits of the Silver Age, or whether this mighty female character has any claim to sympathy or admiration in these texts. The book simultaneously examines how the Latin authors compare with, and differ from, both one another and their extant Greek and Roman predecessors, concluding with a discussion of the significance of any comparisons to be drawn between these portrayals of the Roman Medea.

Flavian Poetry

Author: Ruurd Robijn Nauta,Harm-Jan Van Dam,Johannes Jacobus Louis Smolenaars

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004147942

Category: Poetry

Page: 408

View: 9936

This book offers a selection of the papers delivered at the international conference on Flavian poetry held at Groningen in 2003, which brought together leading experts in the field. The poets discussed include Valerius Flaccus, Silius Italicus, Statius and Martial.