Kline. Statius's Thebaid

Today's free book is Statius: The Thebaid, An Epic of the Seven Against Thebes, translated by Tony Kline. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

Tony Kline, the translator, has generously made his work available to read for free online: Statius: The Thebaid.




Book I The two brothers: the origins of the conflict
Book II The Argive embassy: the ambush
Book III Argos prepares for war
Book IV The Argives approach Thebes
Book V Hypsipyle’s tale
Book VI The funeral of Archemorus
Book VII The battle begins: the death of Amphiaraus
Book VIII The death of Tydeus
Book IX The deaths of Hippomedon and Parthenopaeus
Book X  The death of Capaneus
Book XI The duel: the deaths of Eteocles and Polynices
Book XII Theseus kills Creon, and makes peace

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