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Achilleid Lines 927-60. Deidamia sees the future and recites a speech of despair, expressing her hope that Achilles will one day return to her.
Achilleid Lines 23-48. Deidamia and Achilles each grieve, separately, for the loss of the other. Ulysses tries to take Achilles' mind off his wife.
Achilleid In the "Achilleid", classicist P. J. Heslin argues that Statius upholds the Roman trend of portraying women as “heroic blockers” with the development of Thetis' character. In the "Achilleid", Thetis is a prophet, protector, and hinderer to Achilles. She desperately tries to protect Achilles from going off to fight the Trojan War, knowing that he will die in battle if he goes. Thetis’s initial reaction of anger to this knowledge (inspiring her idea to sink Paris’s fleet) imitates the classic anger of the goddess Juno. However, her surge in anger does not help her protect Achilles. Thetis’s supplication of Neptune mirrors Venus’s supplication of Neptune in the Aeneid, except Thetis’s attempt fails whereas Venus’s succeeds. Thetis’s maternal instinct to protect her child from danger fulfills one of the typical roles women play in ancient epic. She also hinders the course of Achilles’ fate by trying to change his destiny, which is to become one of the most glorified heroes in Greek history.
Achilleid The other major female character in the "Achilleid" is Deidamia. Heslin argues that Achilles rapes Deidamia in order to assert his masculinity because dressing and acting like a woman makes him feel belittled. Deidamia’s rape is just another example from epic tales that shows women as property, ultimately in the control of men. Her obedience to Achilles is further exemplified by her silence after the rape. After marrying Achilles, Deidamia then fulfills the role of the faithful wife waiting for her husband to return home from war.
Achilleid Based upon three references to the poem in the "Silvae", the "Achilleid" seems to have been composed between 94 and 96 CE. At "Silvae" 4.7.21–24, Statius complains that he lacks the motivation to make progress upon his "Achilles" without the company of his friend C. Vibius Maximus who was travelling in Dalmatia (and to whom poem is addressed).
Achilleid Lines 14-19. Statius praises Domitian and dedicates the epic to this emperor.
Achilleid Lines 560-674. Achilles continues to fall in love with Deidamia, who has by now discovered his true identity and is helping him to maintain his disguise. Achilles forces her to have sex with him in a sacred grove and she makes the conscious decision to forgive him for this indiscretion and keep it a secret. She becomes pregnant and gives birth to their child (Neoptolemus, although he is never referred to by name in the "Achilleid").
Achilleid Lines 675-818. Ulysses and Diomedes arrive at Scyros, are entertained by Lycomedes, and set out gifts for his daughters. When Achilles alone is attracted by the shield and helmet and not the more womanly items, his identity is revealed, as Ulysses had intended. Achilles, now convinced to follow the Greek heroes to war, explains for the first time his relationship with Deidamia and their baby son and persuades Lycomedes to allow him to officially marry his daughter.
Achilleid Lines 49-85. Ulysses tells the story of the events leading up to the war on which they are about to embark and expresses his indignation at Paris' reckless abduction of Helen and the threat that he feels toward society as a whole as a result.
Achilleid Heslin illuminates how the expectations for the behavior of Roman women during Statius’s life can also be seen in the "Achilleid" through Thetis’s instructions on how Achilles should act on Scyros. Thetis criticizes his "masculine" mannerisms and leaves him on Scyros to learn more about how to act in a womanly fashion. Hence, this instruction on “womanliness” can be interpreted as insight into Rome’s feminine world during Statius’s lifetime.