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Dante and Statius.

Wilfred Pirt Mustard

Dante and Statius.

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Published by John Hopkins Univ. in [n.p.] .
Written in English


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SeriesModern Language Notes ed. by James Wilson Bright and others, vol. 39, no. 2
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p.
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Open LibraryOL15561140M

Statius completed one epic, the book Thebaid, an ambitious work, that describes the struggle of the brothers Polyneices and Eteocles for the throne of the ancient Greek city of Thebes. It has many features borrowed from Virgil.


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4 VIRGIL, STATIUS AND DANTE. written at an earlier age than Virgil's Culex ' ante annos Culicis Maroniani.'l Statius was a boy when Lucan died. The main facts of his not very eventful life are known to us from. his own poems. His father was a native of.

Like the two Biblical pilgrims, Dante and Virgil don’t realize Statius is there until he greets them. Statius is perfectly pious, immediately dropping to his knees to kiss Virgil’s feet when he meets the man who converted him.

Hold on a second, you say: Statius. The way Dante works with and adapts Statius’ poetry in Inferno and Purgatorio suggests that Dante genuinely appreciated Statius as a poet.

The Thebaid is a particularly fruitful source for Dante’s depiction of Hell and its characters, especially in the lowest three circles of violence, fraud, and : Amanda M. Weppler. Dante and Statius join the pageant of the Church Militant, which beneath the Tree of Knowledge represents the harmony between Church and Empire.

Dante falls asleep, and when he wakes up Beatrice tells him to watch what happens next and write about it. Dante condemns Virgil to Limbo, because Virgil the poet, in contrast to Statius, defines heroism in terms of purity rather than in terms of responsibility and imperfection. Dante’s character Virgil certainly refuses to acknowledge any sin in Inferno IV, and in light of Scripture, that refusal brands him as one who has no truth in : Glenn A Steinberg.

Inspired by the historical Statius’ actual adoration (“semper adora”) of the “divine Aeneid ”, Dante invents the marvelous scene of friendship between two poets who never knew each other on earth. In real life, the younger poet worshiped the. Dante choose specifically Statius, and the answer lies not in the usual texts that were available to him but not to us, but in the economy of his poem.

Critics who have affirmed the arbitrary nature of Statius' Christianity include Pezard, who calls it. Statius, a Roman poet from the first century ( C.E.), is the author of two epic Latin poems, the Thebaid (treating the fratricidal war for the city of Thebes) and the Achilleid (about the Greek hero Achilles), which was left incomplete upon the poet's death.

Dante and Virgil meet Statius soon after he has completed his time on the fifth terrace, an achievement that triggers the. Cambridge Core - Classical Literature - Statius and Virgil - by Randall T.

Ganiban Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our : Randall T. Ganiban.

Publius Papinius Statius is the sort of Latin writer who is known only to devout classical scholars and students of Dante. Born in Naples Statius (45.

A.D.) was one of the principle epic and lyric poets of the Silver Age of Latin literature during the reign of the Emperor Domitian.4/5(7). Composed towards the end of the first century CE, Statius' Thebaid relates the myth of the Seven against Thebes: the assault of the seven champions of Argos on the ancient city in a bid to oust Eteocles, son of Oedipus, from his throne in favour of his brother, Polynices.

Wetherbee, W. () ‘Dante and the Thebaid of Statius’, in Cherchi and Mastrobuono () 71– Wheeler, S. () A Discourse of Wonder.

by: In that sense, then, for Dante, Virgil is a light that failed. Dante's Christian Statius is, in my understanding, a fabrication, his conversion invented by Dante, entirely on his own authority, in order to allow us to infer that he himself had become again a Christian (having lapsed «nel mezzo del cammin»?) by agency of Virgil's text.

Statius emulates Vergil's Odyssean and Iliadic book division, concentrating aetiological material and traveling in the first six books and focusing on battle narratives in the second six, and many episodes allude to sections in the Aeneid (such as the correspondence of the Dymas and Hopleus episode to Nisus and Euryalus).

An Analysis of Statius' Role in Dante's Purgatorio While there is no historical evidence proving that Statius the Latin poet ever converted to Christianity, it is convenient for Dante to imagine such a conversion for it confirms one of the medieval poet's beliefs namely, that poetry is a gateway to God and that Virgil is a worthy guide.

Dante condemns Virgil to Limbo, because Virgil the poet, in contrast to Statius, defines heroism in terms of purity rather than in terms of responsibility and imperfection. Dante’s character Virgil certainly refuses to acknowledge any sin in Inferno IV, and in light of Scripture, that refusal brands him as one who has no truth in : Glenn A Steinberg.

Composed at the end of the first century CE, Statius' Thebaid recounts the civil war in Thebes between the two sons of Oedipus, Polynices and Eteocles, and the horrific events that take place on the battlefield.

Its author, the Roman poet Statius, employed a wide variety of Greco-Roman sources in order to narrate the Argive expedition against Thebes and the fratricidal war. Purgatorio (pronounced [purɡaˈtɔːrjo]; Italian for "Purgatory") is the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy, following the Inferno, and preceding the Paradiso.

The. Statius adores Virgil and Virgil allows Dante to tell Statius who he is. On the sixth terrace of the Gluttonous, Statius explains how his conversion to Christianity was inspired by Virgil’s Aeneid.

On the seventh terrace of the Lustful, Dante asks how souls can become emaciated if they don’t require food. Virgil cedes the floor to Statius. Dante mentions Statius in De vulgari eloquentia along with Ovid, Virgil, and Lucan as one of the four regulati poetae (ii, vi, 7).

In Divina Commedia, Dante and Virgil are caught up. It is a percussive work and each stroke counts. In addition, Statius is the crucial presence in the Purgatorio of Dante's Divine Comedy. Ross's translation will surely make Statius's presence there much more understandable to English-language readers.

In sum, Ross has given us a truly viable, unforgettable Thebaid."/5(8). The direct influence of Dante’s Divine Comedy on the Ransom Trilogy is perhaps nowhere more clearly seen than in the opening scene of Out of the Silent Planet, the first book of Lewis’s Trilogy.

The book opens with a Pedestrian in a dark wood. Any student well-versed in medieval and renaissance literature feels at once on familiar ground. While the structure and themes of the Divine Comedy are defined by the narrative of a spiritual pilgrimage guided by Christian truth, Winthrop Wetherbee’s remarkable new study reveals that Dante’s engagement with the great Latin poets Vergil, Ovid, Lucan, and Statius constitutes a second, complementary narrative centered on psychological and artistic by: 8.

Dante on the Baptism of Statius. The problems raised by the probable non christian status of Statius, as seen in his principle work, The Thebaid. Publius Papinius Statius, David Roy Shackleton Bailey (). “Ln Statius Ii”, p, Harvard University Press. Brill’s Companion to Statius is the first companion volume to be published on arguably the most important Roman poet of the Flavian period.

Thirty-four newly commissioned chapters from international experts provide a comprehensive overview of recent approaches to Statius, discuss the fundamental issues and themes of his poetry, and suggest new fruitful areas for research.

Statius. Publius Papinius Statius (ca. ) was a Roman poet of the Silver Age of Latin literature, born in Naples, Italy. Besides his poetry, he is best known for his appearance as a major character in the Purgatory section of Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy.

Dante on the Baptism of Statius. The problems raised by the probable non christian status of Statius, as seen in his principle work, The Thebaid. A rare original article from the Albany Review, Verrall, A.W. "29 Statius in Dante’s Commedia" published on 01 Jan by : Peter Heslin.

About the Book. This new critical volume, the second to appear in the three-volume Lectura Dantis, contains expert, focused commentary on the Purgatorio by thirty-three international scholars, each of whom presents to the nonspecialist reader one of the cantos of the transitional middle cantica of Dante's unique Christian cast of characters is as.

He is walking nearby Dante, and Statius does not recognize him, since the two had never met while still alive (XXI, 97–). Statius was what we would probably define today as a “closeted Christian,” i.e., a man who secretly converted to Christianity without openly practicing his faith (XXII, 88–93).

As such, Statius travels with Vergil and Dante, the pilgrim from ca to ca when Vergil disappears and Statius continues with Dante until they cross into Paradise in canto Dante.

Gustave Doré, In the second circle of Dante’s Inferno, the location of the first of the seven capital sins, Lust, Dante meets Paolo and Francesca: two lovers who followed the wrong book of love and their misled desire led to their canto is one of the most popular and most Illustrated cantos of the Divine ’s desire to know their story.

A critical study of Statius' Thebaid, Dr Vessey combats the common notion that the Thebaid is simply an exercise in anachronism, an episodic narrative of the Theban saga.

He shows that the poem can and indeed must be read as an elaborate and sustained allegory of the emotions - a study in the extremes of human behaviour/5(4). Dante’s inclusion of Statius in the pilgrimage is, therefore, theological and poetic.

As mentioned, there are three poets journeying together up the mountain to enter the realm of the Trinity. Virgil may be relieved by Beatrice, thus keeping the pilgrim group at three, but the number three becomes a central guiding spirit in Purgatorio.

Dante identifies Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a narrative poem containing over myths, as an example of excellent poetry in De vulgari eloquentia: “And perhaps it would be most useful, in order to make the practice of such constructions habitual, to read the poets who respect the rules, namely Virgil, the Ovid of the Metamorphoses, Statius, and.

A classical epic of fratricide and war, the Thebaid retells the legendary conflict between the sons of Oedipus Polynices and Eteocles for control of the city of Thebes. The Latin poet Statius reworks a familiar story from Greek myth, dramatized long before by Aeschylus in his tragedy Seven against s chose his subject well: the Rome of his day, ruled by the4/5.

A discussion of blasphemy in Canto 14 of Dante's Inferno along with Book X of Statius' Thebaid. In Brill’s Companion to Statius, battle brothers Callimachean Callimachus Capaneus Catullus Chiron commentary contemporary context contrast Creon critical cultural Dante Dante’s death Deidamia discussion divine is Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She recently published "Silvae: Book II" () and. The Silvae of Statius - Ebook written by Publius Papinius Statius. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Silvae of : Publius Papinius Statius. Lecture 14 - Purgatory XXIV, XXV, XXVI Overview. Guest lecturer Professor David Lummus discusses Purgatory the terraces of gluttony and lust, the pilgrim’s encounters with masters of the Italian love lyric give rise to the Comedy’s most sustained treatment of h Dante’s older contemporary Bonagiunta (Purgatory XXIV), the pilgrim .THEBAID BOOK 8, TRANSLATED BY J.

H. MOZLEY [1] When on a sudden the prophet fell among the pallid shades, and burst into the homes of death and the mysteries of the deep-sunken realm, and affrighted the ghosts with his armed corpse, all were filled with horror and marvelled at the weapons and horses and the body still undecayed upon the Stygian shores: for no fires .Published in 92 A.D., the Thebaid was an immediate success, and its fame grew in succeeding centuries.

It reached its peak of popularity in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance, influencing Dante, Chaucer, and perhaps by: 5.