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  • If Pope had really the proficiency here ascribed to him, he must have had it already in his boyish years; for the translation from Statius, which is the principal monument of his skill, was executed _before_ he was fourteen.

    Biographical Essays

  • Pope, in his turn, put the juvenile version of "Statius" into his hands for correction.

    Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • Certainly if the aphorism said to occur in the poems of Statius

    The Defense

  • Teresa Hankey's 'Dante and Statius' (pp. 37-50, though I'm unconvinced) and Peter Hainsworth's excellent 'Dante and Monte Andrea' (pp. 153-177, and I am convinced).

    Dante and the Church & Dante and His Literary Precursors, Four Courts, 2007

  • Martial have lavished bitter scorn upon this form of degradation, and Suetonius and Statius inform us that Domitian prohibited the practice, but it is in the "Amoures" attributed to Lucian that we find a passage so closely akin to the one forming a basis of this note, that it is inserted in extenso:


  • Obviously, this clumsy sentence would never be mistaken for Vergil, or even Statius.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Caxton,30 from Guido di Colonna, whose Latin romance of the Trojan war was in turn a compilation from Dares Phrygius, Ovid and Statius.

    Representative Men

  • He also argues that Dante's embryological theories, outlined by Statius in Purg. 25 is a (poetic) sythesis of competing theoretical positions on the formation of the soul, form plurality of forms (Bonaventure, Bacon et al.) to unicity (Albert, Thomas, et al.)

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • These accounts were embroidered by such later writers of antiquity as Pindar, the Attic tragedians, Vergil, Statius, Dictys of Crete, Quintus Smyrnaeus, and Apollodorus—not to mention Herodotus and Thucydides.

    The Trojan War

  • Lucan and Statius it bursts out in sudden, short, and interrupted flashes: In Milton it glows like a furnace kept up to an uncommon ardour by the force of art: in Shakspeare it strikes before we are aware, like an accidental fire from heaven: but in Homer, and in him only, it burns everywhere clearly and everywhere irresistibly.

    The Iliad of Homer


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