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Thebaid [translation] by Statius

Thebaid [translation]

by Statius

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I really enjoyed "The Thebaid." However, it is a difficult read because the plot jumps around so much. There were times where I would get confused as to who was talking. ( )
  mallinje | May 5, 2010 |
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Statiusprimary authorall editionscalculated
Joyce, Jane WilsonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lewis, William LillingtonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Melville, A. D.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ross, Charles StanleyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Thebaid of Publius Papinas Statius, an epic poem in twelve books completed in about A.D. 90, has been thought by many to stand second only to Virgil's Aeneid among Latin narrative poems. It tells of the war between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of Oedipus, for the throne of Thebes. Rich in incident and always dramatic in tone, it unfolds a panorama of human ambition and violence, triumph and catastrophe. Though remaining within the Homeric and Virgilian tradition, it achieves its own power and vitality in thought, language, and description. This new translation captures all power of the Latin original, demonstrating that the Thebaid is not only a masterpiece of poetry but a compelling story, at times horrifying, noble, and pathetic, of humankind bound by the power of Fate.

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