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The Thebaid Seven against Thebes Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiuity review ë 0 Ý ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Thebaid Seven against Thebes Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiuity By Publius Papinius Statius ⚣ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A classical epic of fratricideTs fame grew in succeeding centuries It reached its peak of popularity in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance influencing Dante Chaucer and perhaps Shakespeare In recent times however it has received perhaps less attention than it Thebaid Seven against Thebes Johns PDFEPUBdeserves in large part because there has been no accessible dynamic translation of the work into EnglishCharles Stanley Ross offers a compelling version of the Thebaid rendered into forceful modern English Casting Statius's Latin hexameter into a lively iambic pentameter natural to the modern ear Ross frees. I love roman epic Greek epic classical tragedy classical comedy I just can't bring myself to like Statius I found him underwhelming and slow attention seeking and kind of a suck up I know it is Silver Latin so this shouldn't come as a surprise but I feel like Statius missed the train that other Roman writers hopped on in the fine line between being obnoxious and being cheeky

The Thebaid Seven against Thebes Johns Hopkins New Translations from AntiuityTs fame grew in succeeding centuries It reached its peak of popularity in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance influencing Dante Chaucer and perhaps Shakespeare In recent times however it has received perhaps less attention than it Thebaid Seven against Thebes Johns PDFEPUBdeserves in large part because there has been no accessible dynamic translation of the work into EnglishCharles Stanley Ross offers a compelling version of the Thebaid rendered into forceful modern English Casting Statius's Latin hexameter into a lively iambic pentameter natural to the modern ear Ross frees. I love roman epic Greek epic classical tragedy classical comedy I just can't bring myself to like Statius I found him underwhelming and slow attention seeking and kind of a suck up I know it is Silver Latin so this shouldn't come as a surprise but I feel like Statius missed the train that other Roman writers hopped on in the fine line between being obnoxious and being cheeky

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The Thebaid Seven against Thebes Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiuity Í A classical epic Seven against PDFEPUB #232 of fratricide and war the Thebaid retells the legendary conflict between the sons of Oedipus — Polynices and Eteocles — for control of the city of Thebes The Latin poet Statius reworks a familiar story from Greek myth dramatized long before by Aeschylus in his tragedy Seven against Thebes Statius chose his subject well the Rome of his day ruled by the emperor Domitian was not too distant from the civil wars that had threatened the survival of the empire Published in AD the Thebaid was The Thebaid Kindle an immediate success and i. This is the story of the sons of Oedipus After Oed learns he's been schtupping his mom he gouges out his eyes and his sons Eteocles and Polynices agree to alternate the rule of Thebes But Et doesn't want to give up the throne when it's time So Poly roams around and eventually settes in Argos But apparently he keeps grumbling about this kingdom that's supposed to be his so everyone goes to war Some stories and the warfare descriptions sound like uentin Tarantino's wet dreams At one point there's a story about a town full of women who get ticked off that their husbands have gone to war so they kill all their male children When the husbands return they kill them too Then a snake eats a baby alive There's lots of spears and arrows jutting through eyes and through heads so the points stick out through the mouth Lots of wandering around in blood and gore And then there's the hero who asks for the head of the man who's delivered his fatal wound so he can eat it I enjoyed it but it's so long it gets tiresome If you're really into that blood guts stuff I would suggest seeing if there's a prose version I have to admit I found it very cinematic I could easily see some of the shots in my head T should make a movie out of it read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Publius Papinius Statius

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Publius Papinius Statius µ 0 free download The work from Thebaid Seven against PDF #206 the archaic formality that has marred previous translations His translation reinvigorates the Thebaid as a whole its meditative first half and its violent second half its intimate portrayal of defeat and retribution and the need to seek justice at any cost In a wide ranging introduction Ross provides an overview of the poem its composition reception and legacy its major themes and literary influences and its place in Statius' life And in a helpful series of notes he offers background information on the major characters and incident. Well good thing I got a different cheaper translation from everyone else in class because I think I got the best end of that deal This translation is awesome and it flows very very nicely I enjoyed how the plot was set up too; it doesn't jump straight into the fighting but it sets up exposition and a bit of character development It might be a double edged sword with this spoiler view spoilerAntigone and Argia live hide spoiler