Statius' Silvae and the Poetics of Empire

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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Statius'Silvae, written late in the reign of Domitian (AD 81–96), are a new kind of poetry that confronts the challenge of imperial majesty or private wealth by new poetic strategies and forms. As poems of praise, they delight in poetic excess whether they honour the emperor or the poet's friends. Yet extravagant speech is also capacious speech. It functions as a strategy for conveying the wealth and grandeur of villas, statues and precious works of art as well as the complex emotions aroused by the material and political culture of empire. The Silvae are the product of a divided, self-fashioning voice. Statius was born in Naples of non-aristocratic parents. His position as outsider to the culture he celebrates gives him a unique perspective on it. The Silvae are poems of anxiety as well as praise, expressive of the tensions within the later period of Domitian's reign.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780521808910. 9780511020001.
    • Accession Number:
      51296927
    • Accession Number:
      74389
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    • ABNT:
      NEWLANDS, C. E. Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 9780521808910. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=74389. Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Newlands CE. Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=74389. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Newlands, C. E. (2002). Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire. Cambridge University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Newlands, Carole Elizabeth. 2002. Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=74389.
    • Harvard:
      Newlands, C. E. (2002) Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=74389 (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Newlands, CE 2002, Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Newlands, Carole Elizabeth. Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2002. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=74389.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Newlands, Carole Elizabeth. Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=74389.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Newlands CE. Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Empire [Internet]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2002 [cited 2020 May 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=74389