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The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid
Introduction 1. Opening nights at the opera 1641-1741 2. The design of the Achilleid 3. Womanhood, rhetoric, and performance 4. Semivir, Semifer, Semideus 5. Transvestism in myth and ritual 6. Rape,Expand
Augustus, Domitian and the So-called Horologium Augusti
Buchner's reconstruction of the Horologium Augusti continues to be influential, despite fatal flaws demonstrated by Rodriguez-Almeida and Schutz; so we begin by reviewing the state of the evidence.Expand
The Museum of Augustus: The Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, the Portico of Philippus in Rome, and Latin Poetry
In the Odes, Horace writes of his own work, “I have built a monument more enduring than bronze,”—a striking metaphor that hints at how the poetry and built environment of ancient Rome areExpand
Metapoetic Pseudonyms in Horace, Propertius and Ovid*
  • P. Heslin
  • Art
  • Journal of Roman Studies
  • 14 June 2011
Abstract Two poets addressed by Propertius in his first book are in fact pseudonyms. Ponticus was formed on the model of Horace's Alpinus to designate someone who embodies the antithesis of theExpand
Statius And The Greek Tragedians On Athens, Thebes And Rome
The Thebaid of Statius ends with a pointed contrast between Athens and Thebes when the forces of Theseus and Creon meet in the final battle of the epic. A Roman reader might well have wondered whichExpand
Propertius, Greek Myth, and Virgil
Virgil's Georgics and the Dating of Propertius’ First Book
  • P. Heslin
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Roman Studies
  • 19 July 2010
ABSTRACT This article re-examines a passage in the first book of Propertius which has generally been interpreted as establishing that the collection was published after Actium. In fact, these linesExpand
The Augustus Code: a response to L. Haselberger
  • P. Heslin
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Archaeology
  • 2011
reconstruction out of a few tiny and unsatisfactory scraps of information, and in response a more sceptical reader points out that the evidence may not support the full extent of such fancies.Expand
Myth and Genre