By Neil Bernstein
Only 4 Roman epic poems continue to exist from the Flavian interval (69-96 AD): Valerius Flaccus's Argonautica, Statius's Thebaid and Achilleid, and Silius Italicus's Punica. Neil W. Bernstein argues that those poems comprise depictions of kinship which are considerably assorted from prior epic and examines those representations within the context of the social, political, and aesthetic adjustments of the early Imperial period.
The writer analyses several types of kinship, together with organic relationships, non-obligatory relationships comparable to marriage and adoption, and the symbolic bonds of social and political allegiances, to light up the advanced ways that the Roman top classification asserted their prestige without or with noble lineage. A clean and interesting examine not just Roman poetry, however the epic culture itself, within the picture of the Ancestors is vital studying for classicists and literary historians.
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In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic (Phoenix Supplementary Volumes) by Neil Bernstein