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by P. J. Heslin

  • ISBN: 0521851459
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: P. J. Heslin
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Other formats: azw mobi txt lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 19, 2005)
  • Pages: 370 pages
  • FB2 size: 1352 kb
  • EPUB size: 1941 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
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The Transveite Achilles Gender and Genre in Statius’ Achilleid. In the first lines of his epic Achilleid, Statius makes the bold claim that he intends to out-do Homer by providing us with a complete and comprehensive poetic biography of Achilles

The Transveite Achilles Gender and Genre in Statius’ Achilleid. In the first lines of his epic Achilleid, Statius makes the bold claim that he intends to out-do Homer by providing us with a complete and comprehensive poetic biography of Achilles. Fortunately for his readers, Statius was no fool. As we shall see, he in no way intended to compete directly with Homer. Rather, much as Ovid had done with respect to Aeneas in the Metamorphoses, Statius chose episodes that did not overlap with the canonical epic text, and which have a far different tone.

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As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac. This first full-length study of the poem addresses not only the narrative itself, but also sets the myth of Achilles on Scyros within a broad interpretive framework. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. The Transveite Achilles Gender and Genre in Statius’ Achilleid.

As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac

As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac. The exploration ranges from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that have emerged to explain Achilles' transvestism.

The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid. Greek Myth, Gender, and Social Structure in a Roman House". The Ancient Art of Emulation: Studies in Artistic Originality and Tradition from the Present to Classical Antiquity. University of Michigan Press. Cambridge University Press. p. 370. ISBN 9780521851459.

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Book Overview The exploration ranges from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque.

As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac.

The Transvestite Achilles. Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid. Statius' Achilleid is a playful, witty, and open-ended epic in the manner of Ovid. As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, the poet brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behaviour: male and female, epic and elegiac. Heslin's profound orientation on the subject enables the reader to consider the Achilleid not only as a successful epic narrative, but also as a reflection of the whole range of classical literature preceding the imperial era - a respectful nod to the great classical authors, and a witty parody of genre-related clichés.

Statius' unfinished epic, the Achilleid, explores Achilles' mother's attempt to save her son from the Trojan War by dressing him as a girl. This first book-length study of the poem offers a detailed interpretation and explores questions of the poem's reception and of gender in antiquity. See all Product description.

As we follow Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure girl to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a series of contrasting codes of behavior: male and female, epic and elegiac. This first full-length study of the poem addresses not only the narrative itself, but also sets the myth of Achilles on Scyros within a broad interpretive framework. The exploration ranges from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that have emerged to explain Achilles' transvestism.

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