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Silvae Oct Publius Papinius Statius

Silvae Oct

Publius Papinius Statius

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ISBN : 9780198146315
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This fascinating collection assembles the witty occasional verse of Statius, the Latin master of epic and discursive poetry, in accessible and engaging recreations by two skilful poets. Elegant encomia sit alongside moving laments, finely graftedMoreThis fascinating collection assembles the witty occasional verse of Statius, the Latin master of epic and discursive poetry, in accessible and engaging recreations by two skilful poets. Elegant encomia sit alongside moving laments, finely grafted sentences beside extemporised rhetorical flourishes. The translators contagious enthusiasm is evident in their free-form improvisations, making for a Statius for Classicists and the Latinless alike.Publius Papinius Statius (circa 45-96 A.D) was a prize-winning poet, victorious at the Augustalia and, thrice, at the Alban Games.Bill Shepherds previous translations include Horace: The Complete Odes and Epodes and Propertius: The Poems, both published as Penguin Classics.Anthony Howell, a former dancer with the Royal Ballet, has published 11 poetry collections, a novel and other prose works.