Thebaid (poems)

"Thebaid" is used in English as the name of two epic poems, one in Greek, one in Latin.

*For the early, lost Greek epic "Thebais", occasionally attributed to Homer, see Thebaid (Greek poem)
*For the Latin literary epic "Thebais" by Statius, see Thebaid (Latin poem)

ee also

* La Thébaïde, a tragedy by French writer Jean Racine,

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dioscorus of Aphrodito — For other people named Dioscorus, see Dioscorus (disambiguation). Dioscorus of Aphrodito Anonymous Mummy Portrait from the Fayyum Born Dioskoros c. A.D. 520 Aphrodito, Egypt Died c. A.D. 585 A …   Wikipedia

  • Statius — Publius Papinius Statius (ca. 45 96) was a Roman poet of the Silver Age of Latin literature, born in Naples, Italy. Besides his poetry, he is best known for his appearance as a major character in the Purgatory section of Dante s epic poem The… …   Wikipedia

  • Epic poetry — An epic is a lengthy narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation. [Michael Meyer, The Bedford Introduction to Literature , Bedford/St. Martin s, 2005,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ancient accounts of Homer — The ancient accounts of Homer include many passages in archaic and classical Greek poets and prose authors that mention or allude to Homer, and ten biographies of Homer, often referred to as Lives .Date of HomerEstablishing an accurate date for… …   Wikipedia

  • Orion (mythology) — For other uses, see Orion (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Arion. An engraving of Orion from Johann Bayer s Uranometria, 1603 (US Naval Observatory Library) Orion (Greek: Ὠρίων …   Wikipedia

  • Statius — /stay shee euhs/, n. Publius Papinius /pub lee euhs peuh pin ee euhs/, A.D. c45 c96, Roman poet. * * * ▪ Roman poet in full  Publius Papinius Statius  born AD 45, Neapolis, Italy died 96, probably Neapolis?       one of the principal Roman epic… …   Universalium

  • Narrative poetry — is poetry that has a plot. The poems that make up this genre may be short or long, and the story it relates to may be simple or complex. It is usually nondramatic, with objective regular scheme and meter.[1] Narrative poems include epics, ballads …   Wikipedia

  • Lost work — A lost work is a document or literary work produced some time in the past of which no surviving copies are known to exist. Works may be lost to history either through the destruction of the original manuscript, or through the non survival of any… …   Wikipedia

  • Loeb Classical Library — The Loeb Classical Library is a series of books, today published by the Harvard University Press, which presents important works of ancient Greek and Latin Literature in a way designed to make the text accessible to the broadest possible audience …   Wikipedia

  • Dante — /dan tee, dahn tay/; It. /dahn te/, n. (Dante Alighieri), 1265 1321, Italian poet: author of the Divine Comedy. * * * (as used in expressions) Busoni Ferruccio Dante Michelangiolo Benvenuto Dante Alighieri Rossetti Dante Gabriel Gabriel Charles… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.