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dc.contributor.advisorKönig, Alice
dc.contributor.advisorBuckley, Emma
dc.contributor.authorSpinelli, Tommaso
dc.coverage.spatialix, 198, x-xxxviii p.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-15T10:21:29Z
dc.date.available2019-04-15T10:21:29Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/17522
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to offer the first in-depth exploration of the extent and the significance of Ovidian intertexts in Statius’ Thebaid, with particular emphasis on the ways they interact with the readers’ perception of the material and sociocultural context of Flavian Rome. By studying the Thebaid’s post-Ovidian treatment of the landscape (Chapter One), of the heroes (Chapter Two), and of the divine (Chapter Three), I suggest that the poem maintains the poetic and political significance of Ovid’s Theban saga as a critical rewriting of the Aeneid and further develops it into a new reflection on the fissures of the Augustan foundational myths and their applicability to Flavian Rome. This exploration of the contrastive Virgilian-Ovidian intertextuality shaping the Thebaid’s narratives offers new insights not only into Statius’ competitive renegotiation of his relationship with both the Aeneid and the Metamorphoses, but also into the poem’s sophisticated engagement with the most important social, political and religious issues of its time.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectOviden_US
dc.subjectStatiusen_US
dc.subjectFlavianen_US
dc.subjectImperial epicen_US
dc.subjectImperial literatureen_US
dc.subjectFlavian Romeen_US
dc.subjectIntertextualityen_US
dc.subjectMaterial cultureen_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectPoeticsen_US
dc.subjectHeroesen_US
dc.subjectGodsen_US
dc.subjectLandscapeen_US
dc.subject.lccPA6697.A43S7
dc.subject.lcshStatius, P. Papinius (Publius Papinius). Thebais
dc.subject.lcshOvid,|d43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.--Influenceen
dc.subject.lcshIntertextualityen
dc.subject.lcshRome--In literatureen
dc.titleThe poetics and politics of Ovidian intertexts in Statius' Thebaiden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorUniversity of St Andrews. 7th century Scholarshipen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargodate2024-04-10
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 10th April 2024en


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