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Statius Biography and Poems

Statius Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Statius, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Statius, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Publius Papinius Statius (c. 45, in Naples – c. 96 AD, in Naples) was a Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature ). Besides his poetry in Latin, which include an epic poem, the Thebaid, a collection of occasional poetry, the Silvae, and the unfinished epic, the Achilleid. He is also known for his appearance as a guide in the Purgatory section of Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy .

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