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Silius Italicus : Punica, Volume I, Books 1-8 : Loeb Classical Library No. 277 - Silius Italicus

Silius Italicus : Punica, Volume I, Books 1-8

Loeb Classical Library No. 277

By: Silius Italicus, J. D. Duff (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674993051
Number Of Pages: 464

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Silius (T. Catius Silius Italicus), 25 CE–101, was consul in 68 and governor of the province of Asia in 69; he sought no further office but lived thereafter on his estates as a literary man and collector. He revered the work of Cicero, whose Tusculan villa he owned, and that of Virgil, whose tomb at Naples he likewise owned and near which he lived. His epic Punica, in 17 books, on the second War with Carthage (218–202 BCE), is based for facts largely on Livy's account. Conceived as a contrast between two great nations (and their supporting gods), championed by the two great heroes Scipio and Hannibal, his poem is written in pure Latin and smooth verse filled throughout with echoes of Virgil above all (and other poets); it exploits with easy grace, but little genius, all the devices and techniques of traditional Latin epic.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Silius Italicus is in two volumes.

Punica
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ISBN: 9780674993051
ISBN-10: 0674993055
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 277

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