Thebaid


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Thebaid

the territory around ancient Thebes in Egypt, or sometimes around Thebes in Greece
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(43) As Dewar notes, Crenaeus' miraculous riding of the water (9.324-5) should have proved to Hippomedon that he is protected by the river: Dewar, Thebaid IX, 119.
(11) But the bravado of the parvenu poet is thrown into relief by the fact that, like Achilles, Statius himself is secondary--not only to Homer (and Virgil) but to himself, as the poet of the Thebaid, his first and largely successful epic poem.
Moreso than the description of Briareos in the Thebaid, Claudian's depiction of Typhoeus on Pallas' helmet closely parallels the image on Dante's pavement tomb.
Statius' "Thebaid" and the Poetics of Civil Way: Cambridge U.
In his Thebaid women play a more prominent role than in any other Roman epic.
Since the early 1990s the Darnells, with the assistance of other members of the Theban Desert Road Survey, have been engaged in the long and arduous business of plotting the many new rock-drawings and inscriptions which they have found at Gebel Tjauti, an ancient caravan stop on the Alamat Tal Road in the Western Desert of the Thebaid. In short their findings have been nothing less than sensational.
In the heroic idiom of the dedication to Statius' Thebaid, similarly, Domitian is provided with hair (1.28f.).
Scholarship has often seen the Thebaid as a pessimistic depiction of genealogy.
I will therefore offer only one further specimen of an internally contextualized reading, one inspired largely by Debra Hershkowitz's brilliant discussion of a series of intratextually linked scenes in Statius's Thebaid. Hershkowitz refers to these scenes as "parce metu," for their common element is the consolation offered to a weak, distressed female by a powerful male to whom she has recourse.
Dio remarks that he set up statues of himself throughout Egypt, before adding that the vainglorious prefect even recorded his [GRREK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] on the pyramids; scholars have compared the famous trilingual inscription from Philae (ILS 8995) recording military successes of Gallus in the Thebaid and his reception of ambassadors from Ethiopia.(8)
For example, in summarising the legacy of Virgil, Smith mentions Statius' Thebaid and claims that Theseus of Book 12 is based on Aeneas (170).
These are the visits of Iris to Somnus in Ovid's Metamorphoses (11.593ff.) and in Statius' Thebaid (10.84ff.).