Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Editing and Commenting on Statius' Silva

Volume Editor: Ana Lóio 
Cover Editing and Commenting on Statius' <i>Silvae</i>

Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements, Volume: 464

The Silvae by Statius dethroned Virgil from the Studio in Naples, fostered the creation of a new genre, offered a model for court poetry, and seduced the most prestigious Humanists in the most vibrant centres of Renaissance Italy and the Netherlands. The collection preserves magnificent buildings otherwise lost; speaks of stones otherwise unknown; and memorializes people, rituals, and social relationships that would have passed into oblivion in silence. This volume offers a fresh look into approaches to the Silvae by editors and commentators, both at the time of the rediscovery of the poems and today. 


No comments:

Post a Comment