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Old 03-31-2014, 03:00 PM
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Default An Audio Edition of Statius' Thebaid

Why is there still no audio-edition available for Statius' Thebaid? Every other great epic has an audio-edition (or multiple editions) available for it in this day of age. Statius is sadly still neglected by scholars.
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Good idea, but first we need a good translation. Is there one?
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:42 PM
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Charles Stanley Ross and D. R. Shackleton Bailey's translations are decent.
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I can still find no trace of the existence of an audiobook for Statius' Thebaid anywhere on earth.

As far as a translation, Jane Wilson Joyce's is excellent; definitely the best I have come across, and worthy of an audio version. But really, as long as you can experience the story in an effective vocal presentation, that's the main thing; the other translations would be good enough. If I had the expertise and recording-technology to pull it off myself I would definitely consider doing it, but unfortunately I don't. I thought I would bring this up here in case it might trigger one of you to look in that direction and consider being - apparently - the first one to create an audiobook for Statius' Thebaid.
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