Statius and Ovid: Transforming the Landscape Journal Article uri icon



  • ; ; This paper examines Statius' depiction of landscape in comparison with; Ovid's. Three landscapes that illustrate Statius' important and complex; debt to Ovid are discussed: the sacred grove of Diana (Book 4), the; Nemean grove (Books 4-6), and the river landscape of the Ismenos (Book; 9). The analysis concludes that the landscapes of the Thebaid are; disconnected from the gods and provide a vivid canvas on which Statius; displays the spreading evil of a civil war that burst beyond the bounds; of the warring parties. Humans are held accountable for the destruction; of the state as much as for the loss of a paradise described in Ovidian; terms as a locus amoenus.; ;

publication date

  • March 1, 2004

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • August 14, 2014 9:09 AM

Full Author List

  • Newlands CE

author count

  • 1

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-0699

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 133

end page

  • 155


  • 134


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