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dc.contributor.authorRayburn, Jane Inez
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:20:17Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:20:17Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.otherrayburn_jane_i_200908_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rayburn_jane_i_200908_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25919
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the significance of ghosts in three Roman Imperial epics – Lucan’s Bellum Civile, Statius’ Thebaid, and Silius Italicus’ Punica. By examining apparitions specific to one time period and genre, this project shows how these certain apparitions follow a specific diction pattern and fulfill the role of prophet and, subsequently, how they acquire their literary authority for prophecy. As a result, I will argue that apparitions in Imperial epic are vehicles for socio-political commentary.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectRoman Literature
dc.subjectEpic
dc.subjectApparitions
dc.subjectLucan
dc.subjectBellum Civile
dc.subjectStatius
dc.subjectThebaid
dc.subjectSilius Italicus
dc.subjectPunica
dc.titleApparitions in Roman Imperial epic
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeSarah Spence
dc.description.committeeErika Hermanowicz


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