Brill's companion to Valerius Flaccus

  title={Brill's companion to Valerius Flaccus},
  author={M.A.J. Heerink and Gesine Manuwald},
Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus is the first English-language survey on all key aspects of this Flavian poet and his epic Argonautica (1st century CE). A team of international specialists offers both an account of the state of the art and new insights. Topics covered include textual transmission, language, poetic techniques, main themes, characters, relationship to intertexts and reception. This will be a standard point of departure for anyone interested in Valerius Flaccus or Flavian… Expand
9 Citations
  • F. Cairns
  • Art
  • The Cambridge Classical Journal
  • 2019
This paper challenges certain more or less standard interpretations of Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica prologue, viz. that lines 5–9 reveal that the poet was a xvvir sacris faciundis, that the cortinaExpand
Glossing the Georgics: Valerius Flaccus on labor improbus
  • R. Cowan
  • Philosophy
  • Classical Philology
  • 2020
It is a fact (almost) universally acknowledged that Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica adopts and adapts Virgil’s bold move in the theodicy of Georgics 1 of depicting the shift from the Golden Age to theExpand
Virgil, Lucan, and the Meaning of Civil War in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica
In his recent monograph (2012) Tim Stover has provided the first full-scale study of Valerius Flaccus’ interaction with Lucan’s Bellum Civile, arguing that the Argonautica restores epic after LucanExpand
"Boxing as a Stoic Paradigm": A Philosophical Reading of the Fight between Amycus and Pollux in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica (4.199–343) with a View to Seneca's De Ira
Abstract:In his version of the bout between Amycus and Pollux, which culminates the Argonauts' stopover at Bebrycia in Argonautica 4, Valerius Flaccus is evoking a well-known epic tradition of boxingExpand
Books Received
Acerbi (F.), Vitrac (B.) (ed., trans.) Héron d’Alexandrie: Metrica. (Mathematica Graeca Antiqua 4.) Pp. 704, figs. Pisa and Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2014. Paper, E220. ISBN: 978-88-6227-672-6.Expand
Achilles and the Poetics of Manhood: Re(de)fining Europe and Asia in Statius' Achilleid
This article examines the binarism Europe/Asia in Statius’ Achilleid as a means to understand the polarities of male/female, West/East, Greek/barbarian, and ultimately Roman/non-Roman. I demonstrateExpand
Leadership and the Outbreak of War in Statius, Thebaid 2-4
ii Dedication iii Acknowledgments iv Table of
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.
  • The Classical Review
  • 2016