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A commentary on Silius Italicus Book 1

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The main part of the thesis is a commentary on Silius Italicus Book 1, concentrating on the poet's attempts to blend history into epic. Close scrutiny of his language reveals his awareness of the problems involved in writing historical epic, as he varies his diction and conventions at different stages of the book. The commentary also examines his manipulation of the historical tradition.

Excursus 1, The Structure, examines Silius' solution of the largescale problem of shap...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1982
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602367770
URN:
uuid:549f5a80-f3b1-466d-9239-b96d368a77f5
Local pid:
td:602367770

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