Flavian Poetry

Flavian Poetry

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This book offers a selection of the papers delivered at the international conference on Flavian poetry held at Groningen in 2003, which brought together leading experts in the field. The poets discussed include Valerius Flaccus, Silius Italicus, Statius and Martial.But just as a plate ofa€”albeit garrulousa€” flamingo tongues does not a meal ( much less a feast) make, these poetic tidbits ... What we have in haec disticha, then, is not an easily deconstructed grab-bag aimed at broad distribution and social exchange, ... can make this transformation successfully), Martial has written himself a trump card in the Saturnalian game of chance. ... The Apophoreta, a book of a€œpaireda€ poems of alternating high-low economic value, presents a poetic Collectionanbsp;...

Title:Flavian Poetry
Author:Ruurd Robijn Nauta, Harm-Jan Van Dam, Johannes Jacobus Louis Smolenaars
Publisher:BRILL - 2006


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