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Author McClellan, Andrew M., 1984- author

Title Abused bodies in Roman epic Andrew M. McClellan
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Contents Setting the stage: corpse abuse in Homer and Virgil -- Decapitation in Lucan, Statius, and Silius Italicus -- Unburied past: Lucan's Bellum ciuile -- Argonautic abuses: Valerius Flaccus' (and Apollonius') Argonautica -- Funeral 'rights': Statius' Thebaid -- Grave encounters: Silius Italicus' Punica -- Epilogue: a post mortem
Summary The first full study of corpse mistreatment and funeral violation in Greco-Roman epic poetry, illuminating many major texts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Dead in literature
Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism
Mutilation in literature
Dead in literature.
Epic poetry, Latin.
Mutilation in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1108674623