The Epic Successors of Virgil

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Author  Philip Hardie
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 29, 1993
ISBN  052142562X
Pages  144

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As opposed to feeble imitations of the Aeneid, the epic poems of Ovid, Lucan, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, and Silius Italicus are viewed as dynamic works that use the Virgilian model creatively to reflect the moral and political issues of their own day.

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