A. Augoustakis et R. J. Littlewood (dir.), Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

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Antony Augoustakis et R. Joy Littlewood (dir.), Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination, Oxford, 2019.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
xviii, 330 pages
ISBN : 9780198807742
75 £

 

The region of Campania with its fertility and volcanic landscape exercised great influence over the Roman cultural imagination. A hub of activity outside the city of Rome, the Bay of Naples was a place of otium, leisure and quiet, repose and literary productivity, and yet also a place of danger: the looming Vesuvius inspired both fear and awe in the region's inhabitants, while the Phlegraean Fields evoked the story of the gigantomachy and sulphurous lakes invited entry to the Underworld. For Flavian writers in particular, Campania became a locus for literary activity and geographical disaster when in 79 CE, the eruption of the volcano annihilated a great expanse of the region, burying under a mass of ash and lava the surrounding cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. In the aftermath of such tragedy the writers examined in this volume - Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus - continued to live, work, and write about Campania, which emerges from their work as an alluring region held in the balance of luxury and peril.

 


Frontmatter
List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors


Introduction
1: Campania in the Flavian Poets' Imagination, Antony Augoustakis and R. Joy Littlewood

Campania and its Sites
2: Literary Representations of Naples in Flavian Poetry, Claudio Buongiovanni
3: A Tale of Two Waters: Agrippina's Death in Flavian Poetry, Lauren Donovan Ginsberg
4: The Fires of Campania: Typhoeus and the Bay of Naples in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Darcy Krasne
5: The Other Campanian Volcano: Inarime in Flavian Epic, Nikoletta Manioti
6: Martial and Campania, Étienne Wolff
7: Laudabo digne non satis tamen Baias: Martial's Epigrammatic Campania, Margot Neger

Statius' Silvae
8: Campanian Geography in Statius' Silvae, Paolo Esposito
9: Laudes Campaniae: Myth and Fantasies of Power in Statius' Silvae, Gianpiero Rosati
10: Quam Romanus honos et Graia licentia miscent: Cultural Fusion, Ethical Temper, and Poetic Blend in Statius' Ideal Campania, Federica Bessone
11: Through the Past to the Future of Naples: Text and History in Silvae 4.8, Ana Lóio
12: Semirutos . . . de pulvere vultus: Vesuvius, Statius, and Trauma, Arianna Sacerdoti

Silius Italicus' Punica
13: Campania and the Punica, Marco Fucecchi
14: Campania at War, Thomas Biggs
15: Silius' Cumae and its Augustan Predecessors, Alison Keith
16: In a Land of Gods and Monsters: Silius Italicus' Capua, Claire Stocks
17: The Many Faces of Capua: Its Narrative and Programmatic Roles in Punica 11-13, Elina Pyy and Michiel van der Keur

Epilogue
18: Statius and his Renaissance Readers: The Rediscovery of a poeta Neapolitanus, Ian Fielding

Endmatter
Bibliography
Index Locorum
General Index

 

Source : Oxford University Press

 

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