Nikoletta Manioti, Ph.D. (2012), Durham, is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of St Andrews. She is currently working on a three-year project on “View from Above: Aerial Perspectives in Latin Epic”, and preparing a monograph on epic sisters.
Contributors are: Antony Augoustakis, Neil Bernstein, Federica Bessone, Emma Buckley, Peter Heslin, Alison Keith, Joy Littlewood, Nikoletta Manioti, Carole Newlands, Claire Stocks, and Tim Stover.
All interested in Flavian epic, Flavian literature, and Flavian Rome in general, as well as anyone interested in the family and its various manifestations in Roman culture.
"This collection of essays by both young and senior scholars makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of an increasingly important field of Latin literary study." P.J. Davis, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.03.04
Table of contents
Notes on Contributors
Family in Flavian Epic
Opibusque ultra ne crede paternis: Fathers and Sons on the Wrong Side of History in Valerius’ Argonautica
Daddy’s Little Girl? The Father/Daughter Bond in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica and Flavian Rome
Over Her Live Body? Marriage in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica
A Perfect Murder: The Hypsipyle Epyllion
Becoming Sisters: Antigone and Argia in Statius’ Thebaid
Fatal Unions: Marriage at Thebes
The Hero’s Extended Family: Familial and Narrative Tensions in Statius’ Achilleid
Dynastic Triads: Flavian Resonances and Structural Antithesis in Silius’ Sons of Hamilcar
Mutua uulnera: Dying Together in Silius’ Saguntum
Sisters and Their Secrets in Flavian Epic
Burial and Lament in Flavian Epic: Mothers, Fathers, Children