"Ezt a Gyönyör tervezte veled..." : a római villa művelődéstörténeti jelentősége Publius Papinius Statius költészetében = "Pleasure herself, her gentle hand, designed it with you,..." : the culture-historical importance of the Roman Villa in Publius Papinius Statius’s poetry

Ormos, Bálint: "Ezt a Gyönyör tervezte veled..." : a római villa művelődéstörténeti jelentősége Publius Papinius Statius költészetében = "Pleasure herself, her gentle hand, designed it with you,..." : the culture-historical importance of the Roman Villa in Publius Papinius Statius’s poetry. Belvedere Meridionale, (30) 2. pp. 5-30. (2018)

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Abstract

This study is about the poetry of Publius Papinius Statius at the end of the first century AD. Statius’s poetry was closely linked to the Flavian-dinasty and also to the emperor Domitianus. In this study I am going to examine Statius’s collection of occasional poems, named Silvae (Forest). From this collection I choose one particular piece of work: a poem about the luxurious villa of Manilius Vopiscus at Tibur (today Tivoli, 30 km far from Rome, at Lazio). Now I am going to write about the possible functions of this collection as a communication form for the contemporary elite. As a social group this elite was based upon different elements, for example traditionally old noble families (like senators or knights), wealthy and talented men from another regions of the ancient Italy or from the romanized provinces of the Empire and the liberated slaves. The collected verses with the establishment of the cliental poetry offered a way for the elite to represent its wealth, taste of art, education and prestige in the roman society. The villa as a poetic motive and a real estate was able to express its owners’ material aboundance and also their philosophical and literary interest. Statius’s villa-poem created not only a toleranted (against Horatius’s poetry) but a celebrated literary image of a lavish villa, like Pliny the Younger about his villas in Latium and Etruria in his letters.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2018
Volume: 30
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 5-30
ISSN: 1419-0222
Heading title: Tanulmányok = Studies
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14232/belv.2018.2.1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Publius Papinius Statius, Latin irodalom története
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 27-30. és a lábjegyzetekben ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Dec. 04. 09:23
Last Modified: 2018. Dec. 12. 09:31
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/55896

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