Statius, Thebaid 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

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Composed towards the end of the first century CE, Statius' Thebaid relates the myth of the 'Seven against Thebes': the assault of the seven champions of Argos on the ancient city in a bid to oust Eteocles, son of Oedipus, from his throne in favour of his brother, Polynices. Book 2 presents several key events in the build-up to the Theban war: Eteocles' haunting by the ghost of his grandfather Laius, the ill-omened weddings of Polynices and his ally Tydeus to the princesses of Argos, and Tydeus' failed embassy to Eteocles, ...

Statius, Thebaid 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198744702

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