The Transvestite Achilles

Offers the first book-length examination of Statius' unfinished epic, the Achilleid.

The Transvestite Achilles

Offers the first book-length examination of Statius' unfinished epic, the Achilleid.

Achilleid

The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius' much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools.

Achilleid

"One of the most entertaining short narratives of all time, the Achilleid is a stand-alone work of compelling contemporary interest that moves with great rapidity and clarity. Its compact narrative, which encompasses a brutish childhood, an overprotective mother, temporary gender bending, sexual violence, and a final coming to manhood with the promise of future military prowess, may be unparalleled in a single narrative of such brevity. The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius' much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools. The poem's literary playfulness, visual imagery, and lighthearted treatment of mythological and historical data made it--and can still make it--a goldmine in the classroom. Until now, however, it has been virtually impossible to get a sense of the work if one did not know Latin--recent translations notwithstanding. Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Achilleid is a dream: it's sound, enthralling, and will fully engage readers with this enticing, perplexing, at times distressing, but ultimately rewarding work." --Marjorie Curry Woods, Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

P Papinius Statius Volume I

Thebaid and Achilleid Edited by J. B. Hall in collaboration with A. L. Ritchie, M. J.
Edwards ... 111 (1967) 146 Clogan, P. M., 'A preliminary list of manuscripts of
Statius' Achilleid', Manuscripta 8 (1964) 175-178 – The medieval Achilleid of ...

P  Papinius Statius Volume I

Publius Papinius Statius was born in Neapolis (Naples) in about AD 50. The twelve books of his magnum opus, the Thebaid, were published in ca. 92. The Achilleid was begun in ca. 95 and left unfinished at his death in ca. 96. The present work, in three volumes, offers a revised text of the two epics with an apparatus criticus (volume I), a prose translation (volume II), and an extensive secondary apparatus accompanied by discussion of the manuscripts and previous editions (volume III).

Statius Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Commentary The commentary of Dilke (Statius 1954), although useful, is an
edifice waiting to be rebuilt by new scholarship. ▻Statius (Publius Papinius
Statius). 1954. Achilleid. Edited by O. A. W. Dilke. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge
Univ. Press ...

Statius  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

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Brill s Companion to Statius

of Servius.54 Priscian, who refers to Statius in more than seventy places, is the
first grammarian to quote from the Achilleid, as well as, in one instance, from the
Silvae (Prisc. Inst. 13.15 [Gramm. 3.10.21–4 Keil]), a unique citation among the ...

Brill s Companion to Statius

In Brill’s Companion to Statius, thirty-four newly commissioned chapters from internationally recognized experts provide a comprehensive overview of various approaches to arguably the most important poet of the Flavian period in Rome.

Prolegomena to an Edition of the Scholia to Statius

INTRODUCTION Few authors were more popular or widely copied in the Middle
Ages than Statius , and probably the majority of our manuscripts of the Thebaid
and the Achilleid contain at least some glosses , and often copious notes or even
 ...

Prolegomena to an Edition of the Scholia to Statius


Achilleid

The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius’ much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools.

Achilleid

"One of the most entertaining short narratives of all time, the Achilleid is a stand-alone work of compelling contemporary interest that moves with great rapidity and clarity. Its compact narrative, which encompasses a brutish childhood, an overprotective mother, temporary gender bending, sexual violence, and a final coming to manhood with the promise of future military prowess, may be unparalleled in a single narrative of such brevity. The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius’ much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools. The poem’s literary playfulness, visual imagery, and lighthearted treatment of mythological and historical data made it—and can still make it—a goldmine in the classroom. Until now, however, it has been virtually impossible to get a sense of the work if one did not know Latin—recent translations notwithstanding. Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Achilleid is a dream: it’s sound, enthralling, and will fully engage readers with this enticing, perplexing, at times distressing, but ultimately rewarding work." —Marjorie Curry Woods, Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Ramus

See A. Keith , ' Ovidian Personae in Statius's Thebaid ' , Arethusa 35 ( 2002 ) ,
381-402 . Conversely , and this will be important for my argument , Achilleid also
employs Virgilian models . 2. See , for example , A. Barchiesi , ' La guerra di Troia
 ...

Ramus


Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy

After this the narrative resumes its fidelity to Statius . On reading this , one is
tempted to speculate that , if the original translator was working from the Achilleid
itself , his text of the poem may have been defective at this point . It should be
noted ...

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy

Includes also Minutes of [the] Proceedings, and Report of [the] President and Council for the year (beginning 1965/66 called Annual report).

The Transvestite Achilles

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.

The Transvestite Achilles

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.

Mnemosyne

The description of Violentilla ' s house is similar to Catullus ' lines on the palace
of Peleus ( Statius , 147 ff . ; Catullus , 43 ff . ) . Statius remembered Catullus 64
again in the Achilleid : see 0 . A . W . Dilke , Statius : Achilleid ( Cambridge 1954 )
 ...

Mnemosyne


JEGP Journal of English and Germanic Philology

The chapter also explores Statius's Achilleid , which , though less well known
today , was a profoundly popular and influential work , for like the Heroides , it
was an anthologized grammar text . Hagedorn here also explores a little - known
 ...

JEGP  Journal of English and Germanic Philology


Dissertation Abstracts

Even so , the Romantic Era is Chaucer's literary relationship to Statius has been
noted by several scholars , and some of his allusions to Statius ' Thebaid and
Achilleid have been recorded in scholarly editions . But heretofore no scholar or ...

Dissertation Abstracts


Classica Et Mediaevalia

... Statian echo would be recognized by Alan's audience.7 Since however Statius
in general and the Achilleid in particular enjoyed universal admiration in the
Middle Ages, a recognizable echo of the esteemed Statius' manifestly phoney
claim ...

Classica Et Mediaevalia

List of members of the society in v. 1.

Vergilius

As a bucolic travesty of the Homeric Iliad ( cf . the Epithalamium of Achilles and
Deidameia ascribed to Bion ) , the Culex is not only a possible model for Statius '
Achilleid but also an intertextual basis of its Vergilianism : the recusatory proem
to ...

Vergilius


P Papinius Statius

Volume III of the present work on Statius' Thebaid and Achilleid is divided into two parts.

P  Papinius Statius

Volume III of the present work on Statius' Thebaid and Achilleid is divided into two parts. The first part offers a sketch of the history of the textual transmission, a complete list of manuscripts, discussion of various previous editions, exposition of the views about the manuscripts which underly the present edition, and an orthographical index. The second part comprises a secondary apparatus, which tabulates further evidence from the manuscripts and all conjectures not recorded in the primary apparatus.

Silver Latin Epic

Lucan, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Tiberius Catius Silius Italicus, Publius Papinius
Statius. LIST 0F PASSAGES Text Commentary vi. 1. Lucan 1. 33-66 ... 885-907
22 74 31. Statius : Thebaid 10.137-155 23 75 32. Statius : Achilleid 1.363-378 23
77.

Silver Latin Epic


Helios

Form Remade / Statius ' Thebaid . ” In A . J . Boyle , ed . , Roman Epic . London .
162 - 91 . Heslin , P . 2005 . The Transvestite Achilles : Gender and Genre in
Statius ' Achilleid . Cambridge . Hinds , S . 1985 . “ Booking the Return Trip : Ovid
 ...

Helios