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All-Female Family Bonds in Latin Epic
This thesis deals with the representation of all-female family bonds in Virgil’s "Aeneid", Ovid’s "Metamorphoses", Valerius Flaccus’ "Argonautica" and Statius’ "Thebaid". The themes of sisterlyExpand
singular linear form with a fixed quality; on the other hand, this tendency is accompanied by a process of de-systematisation, i.e. the genealogy, chronology and geography implied in the oral versionExpand
Circles and Landscapes: Ceres’ Flight over the Greco-Roman World
Ovid’s version of Ceres’ travels in search for her daughter Proserpina in Fasti 4 reflects contemporary geographical views. We note an expansion of horizons that has already happened in CallimachusExpand
The Other Campanian Volcano
This chapter surveys the literary representation of Ischia’s volcano, Inarime, which Valerius Flaccus pairs in his Argonautica with Mount Vesuvius in a striking simile describing the violence ofExpand
Becoming Sisters: Antigone and Argia in Statius’ Thebaid
The Thebaid offers two sets of mortal sisters to counterbalance the doomed brothers Eteocles and Polynices, Antigone and Ismene at Thebes, and Argia and Deipyle at Argos. Leaving their respectiveExpand
Family in Flavian Epic
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.