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Publius Papinius Statius (c. 45 – 96 A.D.) was a Roman poet born in Naples, Italy.[1] Published in 92 A.D., his major epic was called Thebaid.[2] It has the same theme as the Seven Against Thebes, a play by Aeschylus, the fight of seven city states against Thebes. He also wrote poems for different occasions. These poems are known as Silvae today.[3] They show what the life at the court of Domitian was like. Even though he is not well-known today, he was better known during his time. He also appears in The Divine Comedy.[4]

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  1. "Statius". Crystalinks. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  2. "A Brief Life History of Each of the Epic Poets". University of Virginia. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  3. "Statius, Achilleid 1". Theoi Classical Texts Library. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  4. Dante Alighieri, Baroliniano. "Purgatorio 21". Digital Dante, Commentary & Context. Columbia University. Archived from the original on December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.