Kyle Gervais, Randall Pogorzelski, and Sarah Graham-ShaughnessyJan 19, 2024
Lucan and Flavian Epic
Roman imperial epic is enjoying a moment in the sun in the twenty-first century, as Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, and Silius Italicus have all been the subject of a remarkable increase in scholarly attention and appreciation. Lucan and Flavian Epic (Brill, 2023) characterizes and historicizes that moment, showing how the qualities of the poems and the histories of their receptions have brought about the kind of analysis and attention they are now receiving. Serving both experienced scholars of the poems and students interested in them for the first time, this book offers a new perspective on current and future directions in scholarship.
-Lucan: Jane Wilson Joyce
-Valerius Flaccus: P.J. Davis
-Statius' Thebaid: Jane Wilson Joyce
-Statius' Achelleid: Stanley Lombardo
-Silius Italicus: Neil Bernstein and Antony Agoustakis
Benjamin Phillips is an MA student in History at Ohio University. His primary field is Late Antique Cultural and Intellectual History.