Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Author(s): 
Stover, Tim
ISBN: 
9780199644087
Date published: 
July 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

This volume offers a new interpretation of Flaccus' Argonautica, a Latin epic poem. Stover's approach to the text is both formalist and historicist as he seeks not only to elucidate Flaccus' dynamic appropriation of Lucan, but also to associate the Argonautica's formal gestures within a specific socio-political context.