Statius also provided the foundation for one of her minor departures from Homer.
Then follows discourse on Lucan, Statius, Tasso, and the rest.
I think the solution is to be found by referring to Statius.
Statius, under the Flavian emperors, wrote several epic poems, of which the Thebaid survives.
But Statius does not expressly say that Thiodamas blew a trumpet himself.
I have wild beasts here,' said Statius, 'and I will throw thee to them except thou change thy mind.'
The poets of this period were Juvenal, Statius, and Martial.
Chaucer merely takes the general idea from Statius, and expands it in his own way.
This expression, which is not in Statius, is common with Dryden, as in his Virg.
Statius says that when Polynices was in the middle of the isthmus of Corinth he could hear the waves beat against both its shores.