Thebaid


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Thebaid

the territory around ancient Thebes in Egypt, or sometimes around Thebes in Greece
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Critique: Author and academician Patrick Yaggy draws upon his fourteen years of teaching high school Latin to produce "The Thebaid of Statius: The Women of Lemnos" which is presented in a perfect format for Latin Studies curriculums and his very highly recommended for academic library Latin Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists for high school and college student reading lists.
As in the case of Starnina's Thebaid, we are shown anchorites following a life of rustic devotion in a landscape that includes animals, especially deer; and again, we see that one of the deer is allowing herself to be milked by a hermit.
This hypertext version of The Book of the Duchess includes a reading edition, a critical edition, transcriptions and images of MS Bodley 638, MS Fairfax r6, MS Tanner 346, and the edition in Thynne's 1532 Works, texts and translations of sources and analogues from Machaut's Fonteine amoreuse to Statius' Thebaid, and a complete reading of the poem in sound files.
It is no accident that Chaucer draws attention to his role as conquering hero by inscribing the Latin line from Statius's Thebaid 12.
At Ombos, a fortress town of the Thebaid in Upper Egypt, the following oracle was engraved:
3) Italian scholars have been able to build upon the foundations laud by Levasti, Getto, Petrocchi, and Battaglia, and the study of exempla has also enriched the pursuits of art historians, most notably in the examination of the frescoes in the Camposanto in Pisa, which portry the Thebaid fathers and the Triumph of Death.
Sometime, probably in the mid-380s, Evagrius and one of the Tall Brothers, Ammonius, set out from their desert monastery in Lower Egypt and trekked upriver to consult with John of Lycopolis, the famed "Seer of the Thebaid.
Subsequent chapters delve into Lucan's Bellum Civile and then Flavian Rome: Valeriums Flaccus' Argonautica, Statius' Thebaid and Propenticon.
The Achilleid has lagged behind the Silvae and the Thebaid in the critical reappraisal of Statius' work, but it has recently been dragged centre-stage in the theoretical debates concerning intertextuality.
The first revolt, which was probably marginal in magnitude, took place in the Thebaid and is attested in a single papyrus dated to 78/697 or 93/712.
Ammianus refers to Statius infrequently and most of those references are to his Thebaid.