Gender, Genre, and Succession: Reception of Statius’ Achilleid in Baroque Opera

  • Kajetan Škraban University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
Keywords: reception of the Achilleid

Abstract

The paper examines the reception of the Achilleid, an epic fragment by the Flavian poet Statius, in the Baroque opera. The Achilleid weaves unique connections among the issues of gender, succession, and genre, and as such merits an important place in studying the operatic reception of antiquity. The elements mentioned above (gender, succession, genre, as well as transvestism etc.) have been significant in establishing the opera as an art form; indeed, in the light of their historical influence some of the operatic works inspired by Statius may be perceived as major, well-nigh constitutive building blocks of the operatic art.

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Published
2018-10-30
How to Cite
Škraban, Kajetan. 2018. “Gender, Genre, and Succession: Reception of Statius’ Achilleid in Baroque Opera”. Keria: Studia Latina Et Graeca 20 (1), 105-29. https://doi.org/10.4312/keria.20.1.105-129.
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