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The Resource Epic and empire in Vespasianic Rome : a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Tim Stover

Epic and empire in Vespasianic Rome : a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Tim Stover

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Epic and empire in Vespasianic Rome : a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica
Title
Epic and empire in Vespasianic Rome
Title remainder
a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica
Statement of responsibility
Tim Stover
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome offers a new interpretation of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, a Latin epic poem written during the reign of the emperor Vespasian (70-79 AD). Recounting the famous voyage of Jason and the Argonauts as they set off to retrieve the Golden Fleece, the poem depicts a narrative of high epic adventure. In this volume, Stover shows how Flaccus' epic reflects the restorative ideals of Vespasianic Rome, which attempted to restore order following the destructive civil war of 68-69 AD. This proposition sets it apart from the largely 'pessimistic' readings of other scholars. An important element of Flaccus' poetics of recovery is an engagement with Lucan's iconoclastic Bellum Civile. This poem's deconstructive tendencies offered Flaccus a poetic point of departure for his attempt to renew the epic genre in the context of political renewal triggered by Vespasian's accession to power. Stover's approach is thus both formalist and historicist as he seeks not only to elucidate Flaccus' dynamic appropriation of Lucan, but also to associate the Argonautica's formal gestures within a specific socio-political context."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
FHM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stover, Tim
Dewey number
873/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6791.V5
LC item number
S76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Valerius Flaccus, Gaius
  • Argonauts (Greek mythology)
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Epic and empire in Vespasianic Rome : a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Tim Stover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-233) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The date of the Argonautica -- The inauguration of the Argonautic moment -- The sea storm and political allegory -- Gigantomachy and civil war in Cyzicus -- The Vespasianic vates -- Recuperating the hero: Medea and the issue of Jason s virtus
Control code
823925686
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199644087
Lccn
2011942661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)823925686
Label
Epic and empire in Vespasianic Rome : a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Tim Stover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-233) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The date of the Argonautica -- The inauguration of the Argonautic moment -- The sea storm and political allegory -- Gigantomachy and civil war in Cyzicus -- The Vespasianic vates -- Recuperating the hero: Medea and the issue of Jason s virtus
Control code
823925686
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199644087
Lccn
2011942661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)823925686

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