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P. Papinius Statius Volume II

Thebaid and Achilleid

Author(s): Translated by A. L. Ritchie, J. B. Hall in collaboration with

Book Description

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).


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8354-5
ISBN-10: 1-84718-354-9
Date of Publication: 01/11/2007
Pages / Size: 282 / A5
Price: £39.99


J. B. Hall is Hildred Carlile Professor of Latin Emeritus of the University of London. He has published extensively on Claudian, Ovid and John of Salisbury.

A. L. Ritchie is MA in Classics, University of London, and a freelance copy-editor of learned journals.

M. J. Edwards is Professor of Classics at Queen Mary, University of London, and Director of the Institute of Classical Studies. He has published widely on the Attic Orators, Plutarch and the Latin philosophical works of Francis Bacon. He is co-author with J. B. Hall of the editio princeps of Pierfrancesco Giustolo’s commentary on Claudian, De raptu Proserpinae.