Delphi Complete Works of Statius (Illustrated)

Delphi Ancient Classics

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Statius is now revered as the greatest poet of the Silver Age of Latin literature, whose epic poem, ‘The Thebaid’, is second only to Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the treasures of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Statius for the first time in digital publishing, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Statius’ life and works
* Features the complete works of Statius, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the poetry
* Includes all the translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library edition of Statius’ works
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Statius’ works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the poems or sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Statius’ rare works SILVAE and ACHILLEID, first time in digital print
* Features Mozley’s bonus biography - discover Statius’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
THE THEBAID
THE SILVAE
THE ACHILLEID

The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE AND WORKS OF STATIUS by J. H. Mozley

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Delphi Classics
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Mar 4, 2014
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2301
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English
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Poetry / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / Epic
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Livy’s monumental history of Rome is widely regarded as one of the greatest achievements of the Golden Age Latin literature. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the treasures of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant works of Livy, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Livy's life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Livy, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the History of Rome
* Includes B. O. Foster’s celebrated 1911 translation, previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Livy’s works (Books 1 to 22)
* William A. McDevitte’s translation appears for Books 23 to 45
* Also features the rare summaries and fragments
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Livy’s works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the books you want to read with a special individual contents table
* Features a bonus biography - discover Livy's ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
HISTORY OF ROME

The Latin Text
TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Biography
LIVY’S HISTORY by Duffield Osborne

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The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Aeschylus, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Aeschylus' life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Aeschylus, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the plays
* Provides rare fragments of Aeschylus' lost plays
* Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Aeschylus' works
* Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Aeschylus' works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the plays or fragments you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features two bonus biographies - discover Aeschylus' ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: some EReader software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on EReader devices.

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
THE PERSIANS
SEVEN AGAINST THEBES
THE SUPPLIANTS
AGAMEMNON
THE LIBATION BEARERS
THE EUMENIDES
PROMETHEUS BOUND
FRAGMENTS

The Greek Texts
LIST OF GREEK TEXTS

The Biographies
INTRODUCTION TO AESCHYLUS by E. D. A. Morshead
AESCHYLUS by T. W. LUMB

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A classical epic of fratricide and war, the Thebaid retells the legendary conflict between the sons of Oedipus—Polynices and Eteocles—for control of the city of Thebes. The Latin poet Statius reworks a familiar story from Greek myth, dramatized long before by Aeschylus in his tragedy Seven against Thebes. Statius chose his subject well: the Rome of his day, ruled by the emperor Domitian, was not too distant from the civil wars that had threatened the survival of the empire. Published in 92 A.D., the Thebaid was an immediate success, and its fame grew in succeeding centuries. It reached its peak of popularity in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance, influencing Dante, Chaucer, and perhaps Shakespeare. In recent times, however, it has received perhaps less attention than it deserves, in large part because there has been no accessible, dynamic translation of the work into English.

Charles Stanley Ross offers a compelling version of the Thebaid rendered into forceful, modern English. Casting Statius's Latin hexameter into a lively iambic pentameter more natural to the modern ear, Ross frees the work from the archaic formality that has marred previous translations. His translation reinvigorates the Thebaid as a whole: its meditative first half and its violent second half; its intimate portrayal of defeat and retribution, and the need to seek justice at any cost. In a wide-ranging introduction, Ross provides an overview of the poem: its composition, reception and legacy; its major themes and literary influences; and its place in Statius' life. And in a helpful series of notes, he offers background information on the major characters and incidents.

-- Paolo Asso
The leading Stoic philosopher of the Silver Age of Latin literature, as well as tutor to the infamous Nero, Seneca was also an accomplished dramatist, whose ground-breaking tragedies changed the course of theatre writing. The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  For the first time in publishing history, readers can enjoy the complete works of Seneca the Younger in a single volume, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Seneca's life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Seneca, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the essays and other works
* Includes translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Seneca’s works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes section numbers — ideal for students
* Easily locate the sections, epistles or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Seneca's rare body of essays NATURAL QUESTIONS, first time in digital print
* Features a bonus biography - discover Seneca's ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Tragedies
THE MADNESS OF HERCULES
THE TROJAN WOMEN
THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN
PHAEDRA
THYESTES
HERCULES ON OETA
AGAMEMNON
OEDIPUS
MEDEA
OCTAVIA

The Epistles
TO MARCIA, ON CONSOLATION
TO MY MOTHER HELVIA, ON CONSOLATION
TO POLYBIUS, ON CONSOLATION
THE MORAL EPISTLES

The Essays
ON ANGER
ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE
THE PUMPKINIFICATION OF THE DIVINE CLAUDIUS
ON THE FIRMNESS OF THE WISE PERSON
ON CLEMENCY
ON THE HAPPY LIFE
ON LEISURE
NATURAL QUESTIONS
ON BENEFITS
ON TRANQUILLITY OF MIND
ON PROVIDENCE

The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO SENECA by John W. Basore

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A classical epic of fratricide and war, the Thebaid retells the legendary conflict between the sons of Oedipus—Polynices and Eteocles—for control of the city of Thebes. The Latin poet Statius reworks a familiar story from Greek myth, dramatized long before by Aeschylus in his tragedy Seven against Thebes. Statius chose his subject well: the Rome of his day, ruled by the emperor Domitian, was not too distant from the civil wars that had threatened the survival of the empire. Published in 92 A.D., the Thebaid was an immediate success, and its fame grew in succeeding centuries. It reached its peak of popularity in the later Middle Ages and Renaissance, influencing Dante, Chaucer, and perhaps Shakespeare. In recent times, however, it has received perhaps less attention than it deserves, in large part because there has been no accessible, dynamic translation of the work into English.

Charles Stanley Ross offers a compelling version of the Thebaid rendered into forceful, modern English. Casting Statius's Latin hexameter into a lively iambic pentameter more natural to the modern ear, Ross frees the work from the archaic formality that has marred previous translations. His translation reinvigorates the Thebaid as a whole: its meditative first half and its violent second half; its intimate portrayal of defeat and retribution, and the need to seek justice at any cost. In a wide-ranging introduction, Ross provides an overview of the poem: its composition, reception and legacy; its major themes and literary influences; and its place in Statius' life. And in a helpful series of notes, he offers background information on the major characters and incidents.

-- Paolo Asso
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