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ISBN-10: 1624664067

ISBN-13: 9781624664069

Edition: 2015

Authors: Statius, Stanley Lombardo, Peter Heslin

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"One of the most entertaining short narratives of all time, the Achilleid is a stand-alone work of compelling contemporary interest that moves with great rapidity and clarity. Its compact narrative, which encompasses a brutish childhood, an overprotective mother, temporary gender bending, sexual violence, and a final coming to manhood with the promise of future military prowess, may be unparalleled in a single narrative of such brevity. The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius' much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools. The poem's literary playfulness, visual…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 0.35" wide x 8.46" long x 5.47" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.