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Publius Papinius Statius (c.45-c.96 AD) was a Roman poet of the 1st century AD, born in Naples. As a poet, Statius was versatile in his abilities and his work includes an epic poem, the Thebaid, a collection of occasional poetry, the Silvae, and the unfinished epic, the Achilleid.


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Statius, P. Papinius -- (Publius Papinius). -- Silvae.
Occasional verse, Latin -- History and criticism.
Laudatory poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Rome -- In literature.