The other Campanian volcano : Inarime in Flavian epic
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This chapter surveys the literary representation of Ischia’s volcano, Inarime, which Valerius Flaccus pairs in his Argonautica with Mount Vesuvius in a striking simile describing the violence of battle at Cyzicus (V. Fl. 3.208–9). The imagery of gigantomachy infiltrates Inarime’s diverse reappearances in all three Flavian epics, accentuating a contrast with Statius’ description of the tranquil view of Ischia across the Bay of Naples from the villa of Pollius Felix (Silv. 2.2.75), which in turn provides a glimpse of pastoral serenity likely to inspire in Statius’ Flavian and modern reader-audiences’ reflections on Inarime’s well-hidden (but all too apparent) dangers.
Manioti , N 2019 , The other Campanian volcano : Inarime in Flavian epic . in A Augoustakis & R J Littlewood (eds) , Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination . Oxford University Press , pp. 61-73 . https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0005
Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination
© Antony Augoustakis, R. Joy Littlewood, and OUP 2019. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created accepted version manuscript following peer review and as such may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0005
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