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ab urbe condita construction, 68, 145
Achilleide, xviii, xxi, 155, 203
adjectives: from names, 184;
polar comparative, 215;
quantitative, 89, 213
adynaton, 86, 118, 132, 135, 166, 186
Agaue, xvi
Alba Longa, xv, 101, 160
Alexander, 187–9;
Domitian as, 79
alliterative pairs, 144, 160
amicitiae, xxv, 170, 177, 191, 238
anacoluthon, 78
anaphora, 78, 88, 106, 124, 131, 161, 168, 170, 181, 193, 205, 231
anastrophe, 88
Apollo, 129–30, 156, 203, 214, 217
apostrophe, 112, 128
Arabia, 79, 166
Arco Felice, 128
art-collecting, 175
artistic vision, 184, 185
Augustalia, xv, xvi, 101;
see also Games, Neapolitan
Augustus: consulships, 76–7;
criticism of, 76–7

 

Bacchus, 93, 94, 98, 134, 211;
see also Dionysus
'baroque', xxviii
bay, 79, 86, 130, 192, 214
Brutus, 229

 

Calderini, xxxiii
calendar, important days in, 180, 216
calque, 201, 221
canon: of lyric poets, 199;
of sculptors, 182
captator, 205–6
Caspian Gates, 149–50
castration, 107–8
Catullus, echoes of, 221, 224, 226, 239
ceilings, 89, 93, 109
cena xx n., xxii n., 83, 85, 176, 177, 239
centumviral court, 146
Ceres, 93, 106, 217–18
Chatti, xvi, 74, 78, 101
China, 79
cinnamon, 166
clausulae, 56
codicilli, 236–7
colloquialism, 59, 60, 226
colours, 201–2, 213;
see also purple
condiments, 234–5
consular inauguration, 62–4, 66, 73;
oath at, 71–2
Crypta Neapolitana, 112
Cumae, 120, 129–30, 237
Cures, 171–2

 

Dalmatia, 195–6
damnatio memoriae, 196, 230
De Bello Germanico, xv, xvii n., xviii
deification, 100, 132
Dionysus, 188, 190;
see also Bacchus
Dioscuri, 98, 165, 179–80, 207, 215, 218
dog-star, 140–1
Domitian: as arbiter, 125;
building-programme, 100;
castration-edict, 107–8;
as censor, 107;
as conditor, 123;
consulships, 62–3, 73;
deportment, 95–6, 97, 99;
as dominus, 60, 85, 124;
as εἰρηνοποιός‎, 71;
as Germanicus, 66;
and honorific months, 80;
as inuictus, 207;
as Jupiter, 72, 87, 88, 99, 207;
and lictors, 68;
power over nature, 90, 123, 124;
prouidentia, 110;
as rex, 81–2, 90;
as second Romulus, 77, 123;
titulature, xxix–xxx;
as uictor, 125;
vine-edict, 107
Domus Flavia, 67, 89
double entendre, 85, 109–10, 211

 

ecphrasis, xxii n., xxvi, 83, 88–9, 104, 175
epideixis, xxvi
epiphany, 81, 183–4
epistolary themes: author's œuvre, 155;
'if only you were here', 153;
mutual friend, 142, 143;
summer holidays, 141;
weather, 140
pg 242equites: offical designation, 75;
rank, 136, 159, 168, 219, 221–2
Erato, 198–9
eucharisticon, xxx;
exempla: triple, 132, 157, 185, 189, 191;
uirtutis, 206

 

fallacy: 'artificial', 74;
pathetic, 68
Flavian cult, 109
Forum Transitorium, 69–70, 74, 106
Fratres Aruales, 137
Games: Alban, xvii, xviii, xxi, 101, 164–5;
Capitoline, xvii, 101;
Neapolitan, xviii;
generic terms, xxx–xxxi
genethliacon, 197, 209
gestures, 69, 72, 212–13;
see also posture
Geta: see Hosidius Geta
gomphi, 114–16
gourmets, 178–9
grain products, 232
gratiarum actio, 62–3, 82–3
Greek nouns, 92, 207
Grypus: see Plotius Grypus

 

Hannibal, 189–91
hendiadys, 170
Hercules, 98, 157;
apotheosis, 186–7;
and Auge, 186;
birthplace, 180, 189;
labours, 193–4;
and Molorchus, 186;
and Nemean lion, 143;
see also statues
Horace, echoes of, xxiv, 138, 139, 146, 147, 155, 157, 159, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 169, 170, 174, 177, 199–200
Hosidius Geta, 136–7, 151–2
hyperbaton, 157
hyperbole, 86, 90, 94, 110

 

ientaculum, 238–9
imperatives joined by nec, 76
incense, 166, 228
internal accusative, 215
invitation-poem, 176
ius trium liberorum, 214
ivory, 94–5, 180

 

Janus, xxvii, 65, 69, 71, 72, 73, 76, 80–1, 106;
Geminus, 69–71;
Quadrifrons, 70–1
Julius Menecrates, 209, 221
Jupiter: see Domitian
kenning, 233
Lepcis Magna, 165, 166, 171
libellus, 54, 226
literary composition: audacia, xxvi n., 204;
Callimachean ideal, 200;
contrast with oratory, 146;
fate of bad works, 227–8;
lack of inspiration, 202;
metaphors, 144, 172–3, 199, 203–4, 238;
πόνος‎, 182, 185, 204;
quies as a prerequisite, 170;
litotes, 215–16
Livy, 208
λόγος βασιλικός‎, 64, 86, 99, 100, 119, 132
longevity, 77, 78, 82, 100, 133–4, 214
Lucan, xxii, 54
Lucretius, echo of, 90
Ludi Saeculares, 72, 77–8
Lysippus, 173, 184, 185, 187
μακαρισμός‎, 77, 146
'mannerism', xxvii–xxviii
marble, 74–5, 91, 92–3, 128
Marcellus: see Vitorius Marcellus
marriage, age of girls at, 219–20
Mars, 97–8
Martial, 60, 173, 176;
see also Statius
Menecrates: see Julius Menecrates
metonymy, 65, 68, 75, 91, 98, 100, 118, 129, 140–1, 146, 163, 168, 204, 205, 220
metre, xxii;
alcaic, 160, 162, 166, 167;
hendecasyllabic, 105, 108–9, 220–1, 239;
sapphic, 197
Minerva, xvii, 74, 164–5
monosyllables, 233

 

names, play on, 160, 166, 200, 201, 204, 219, 221
neologism, 162
Nero, 67, 81, 83, 102, 106, 109, 118–19
Nouius Vindex, 173;
see also Vestinus
numerals in poetry, 65

 

opening ceremonies, 104–5
opusculum, 55–6
pg 243orbitas, 204–5
oxymoron, 67, 144, 165, 183, 194, 225
Ovid, xxvii, 69;
echo of, 150

 

panegyric: of rulers, xxv, 63–4, 132;
topos of distinctive height, 140;
papyrus roll, 54 n., 225–6, 227, 229–30, 231
paradox, xxvii, 60, 72, 88, 95, 97, 100, 110, 111, 124, 126, 138, 144, 145, 146, 161, 164, 183
parental example, 151, 206, 219
pars pro toto, 100, 112
Parthenope, 147, 209–10
pearls, 180
periphrasis, 84, 93, 94, 166
physical resemblance, 152, 212
Plotius Grypus, 220–4
poetic persona, 204, 216
Poggio, xxxii, xxxiii n.
Politian, xxxiii, 106
Polla, 95, 212–13
Pollius Felix, xxi, 95, 97, 151, 209, 211;
son, 212
πολύπτωτον‎, 224
pork, 234
posture, 85, 88
praefectus uehiculorum, 221–3
prayer-formulae, 199;
'pre-eminence', 91, 126, 212
prolepsis, 100
pronouns, declamatory use, 116
propaganda: building projects, 102, 104;
formal vote of thanks, 110
propempticon, xxx
prose prefaces, 53–5
punctuation, 72, 75, 78, 81, 88, 90, 91, 132, 142, 148, 153
purple, 65, 152–3
Puteoli, 211

 

Quintilian, 58, 135

 

recusatio, 68, 78, 156, 197–8
religious language, 106, 131, 183–4, 213;
river-gods, 120–2, 123
rivers: Bagradas, 126;
Cinyps, 126;
Liris, 126;
Orontes, 206–7;
Tiber, 135, 139, 168;
Timauus, 208;
Volturnus, 120–6 passium
road-building, 105, 112–18, 127, 138
rubrum mare, 180

 

sacer, 56–7
Saepta Iulia, 177
Saguntum, 190–1
Sallust, 208
salutatio, 146, 238–9
salutatory formulae, 55, 72, 140, 160
Sarmatae, xvii, 78, 207
Saturnalian gifts, 230–1
sausages: see pork
Septimius Seuerus: emperor, 159, 169, 171;
friend of Statius, 135, 158–9, 168, 169, 170–1
Sibyl of Cumae, 110, 130, 133
Siluae: characteristics, xxiv–xxviii;
chronology of Book 4, xx–xxii;
critics, 58–9, 61;
and Domitian, 60;
improvisation, xxvi, 58, 84;
publication, xvi, xix, xxxi, 56, 59, 60;
title, xxii–xxiv;
see also tituli
spelling, 86–7, 114, 118, 143, 164, 166
sphaeromachia, 61
spokesman technique, 65, 104
Stagnum Nauale, 139
Statius: age, xix–xx, 151;
father, xv, xvi, xviii–xix, xx, 160–1;
and Juvenal, 59;
and Martial, 59;
wife, xvi, xvii;
statues: copies of, 174;
ἐπιτραπέζιος‎
position, 174;
Hercules Epitrapezios from Alba Fucens, 173, 185;
realism of, 181, 184;
signatures on, 181;
sweating of, 189;
wax, 181
Sulla, 191, 194

 

tables, 94–5
Tarentum, 77–8
temple: of Capitoline Jupiter, 90, 108, 134;
Gentis Flauiae, 109;
of Peace, 69, 71, 108;
Thebaid, xvi–xvii, xviii, 58, 155
'theme and variation', 117
toga, 73–4
travelling speeds, xx, 129
Triptolemus, 93–4
triumphal arch, 127–8
pg 244uexillum, 97
umbones, 114, 115
urbanitas, 167, 224

 

valedictory formula, 157, 172, 239
vehicles, 110–11
Veii, 170–1
Vestinus, friend of Nouius Vindex, 173, 192
Via Domitiana, xix, 57, 102–5, 129, 138
Via Latina, 149
Vibius Maximus, 195–7
Vindex: see Nouius Vindex
Virgil: and Augustus, 60;
echoes of, 89, 93, 116, 119, 131, 133, 134, 139, 142–3, 148, 150, 153;
and Naples, 147;
tomb, 148
Vitorius Marcellus, xix, 135, 155
vocative, reiterated, 225
volcanoes, xviii, 153, 154–5, 186, 210, 219

 

weighing-machine, 238
wine-making, 235
word-order, 76, 78, 93, 163, 202–3, 214;
in names, 58;
see also hyperbaton

 

Xerxes, 118–19
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