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By Catherine Ware

The ancient value of Claudian as author of panegyric and propaganda for the courtroom of Honorius is easily tested yet his poetry has been relatively missed: only in the near past has his paintings been the topic of recent literary feedback. Taking as its place to begin Claudian's declare to be the inheritor to Virgil, this ebook examines his poetry as a part of the Roman epic culture. Discussing first what we comprehend through epic and its relevance for overdue antiquity, Catherine Ware argues that, like Virgil and later Roman epic poets, Claudian analyses his modern global when it comes to classical epic. enticing intertextually along with his literary predecessors, Claudian updates thoughts corresponding to furor and concordia, redefining Romanitas to exclude the more and more adverse east, depicting enemies of the west as new Giants and exhibiting how the govt of Honorius and his leader minister, Stilicho, have led to a real golden age for the west.

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