The Madness of Epic: Reading Insanity from Homer to Statius

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ABBREVIATIONS AND TEXTS

For ancient authors and their works readers are referred to the abbreviations lists in the Oxford Classical Dictionary3 ( 1996) and in Liddell, Scott, and Jones, A Greek-English Lexicon9 ( 1940). The following (reduced) abbreviations are used for the works that are the subjects of individual chapters in this book and for a few other frequently cited works.

Aen. Vergil, Aeneid
AR Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica
BC Lucan, Bellum Ciuile
Il. Homer, Iliad
Met. Ovid, Metamorphoses
Od. Homer, Odyssey
Pun. Silius Italicus, Punica
Theb. Statius, Thebaid
VF Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica

Note: I have used the Oxford Classical Texts for Homer, Apollonius Rhodius, and Vergil; the Teubner Texts for Ovid, Valerius Flaccus (ed. W.-W. Ehlers), Statius, and Silius Italicus; and A. E. Housman's edition of Lucan ( 1927).

Abbreviations for journals and periodicals are mostly those used in L'Année philologique. The following abbreviations for modern works and editions are used in the text, notes, and References section.

ANRW Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt (Festschrift
J. Vogt),
ed. H. Temporini and W. Haase ( Berlin and
New York, 1927-)
DK H. Diels and W. Kranz (edd.), Die Frogmente der,
Vorsokratiker
6 ( Berlin, 1952)
DSM American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
, 3rd edn.
( Washington, DC, 1980 = DSM-III), 4th edn.
( Washington, DC, 1994 = DSM-IV)
Helm R. Helm (ed.), Die Chronik des Hieronymus3 ( Berlin,
1984)

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Oxford Classical Monographs i
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Abbreviations and Texts xii
  • 1 - Introduction: Fragments D'Un Discours Furieux 1
  • 2 - Vergil's Aeneid: the Romans and the Irrational 68
  • 3 - Homeric Epic: the Greeks and the Rational? 125
  • 4 - Ovid's Metamorphoses: Shifting Boundaries of the Divided Self 161
  • 5 - Lucan's Bellum Ciuile: Epic in Extremis 197
  • 6 - Statius' Thebaid: Furor Without Limits 247
  • Epilogue 302
  • References 305
  • Index of Passages 333
  • General Index 343
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