Publius Papillitis Statics, a Roman poet, born probably in A. D. 61, died probably in 96. His father was a preceptor of the emperor Do-mitian, by whom the son was patronized. In the Alban contests he three times gained the victory. It has been said that he was a Christian, and that the emperor stabbed him with a stilus in a moment of anger. Some details about his life and character have been compiled by Occioni (Padua, 1869). His extant works are : Silvarum Libri V., a collection of 32 poems on passing events, divided into five books; Thehaidos Libri XII, an epic founded upon the legendary account of the expedition of the seven against Thebes, of which the first book was translated into English by Pope; and Achilleidos Libri II, an epic never finished. The best edition is Maryland's (1728), revised by Queck (1854). A new critical edition has been published by O. Muller (1870). Five books of the "Thebaid" have been translated into English by Thomas Stephens (8vo, London, 1648), and the entire poem by W. L. Lewis (2 vols. 8vo, Oxford, 1767 and 1778). The "Achilleid" has been translated by Howard (8vo, London, 1660). There is a German translation by Bindewald (1868).