Statius and Epic Games: Sport, Politics and Poetics in the Thebaid

Statius and Epic Games: Sport, Politics and Poetics in the Thebaid

by Helen Lovatt
     
 

Offers a new reading of Statius' Thebaid through an examination of the games in Book 6.See more details below

Overview

Offers a new reading of Statius' Thebaid through an examination of the games in Book 6.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521847421
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The chariot race: epic games and real games; 2. The running: audiences; 3. The discus: gigantomachy; 4. The boxing: national identity; 5. The wrestling: bodies; 6. The sword fight: games and war; 7. The archery: controlling the narrative; Conclusion.

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