Campania in the Flavian poetic imagination
Latin poetry Campania (Italy)
Oxford University Press 2018 First edition.EISBN 9780191845567
The volcanic soil of Campania, the region surrounding Vesuvius, was fertile ground for the imaginations of Flavian writers. In the aftermath of the volcano's eruption in 79 CE, authors including Martial, Silius Italicus, Statius, and Valerius Flaccus continued to live and work in Campania, writing about it as an alluring region of luxury and peril.