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Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While interest in the poets of the Flavian period has been steadily growing, the role of women in the epic poems of Silius Italicus and Statius has so far remained understudied. This book offers the ... More


Exordium

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Silius Italicus' Punica should be the example of Roman epic, glorifying hard-won victory over an external enemy at the height of the republic, between the legendary beginnings that Virgil traces in ... More


Perspective and Paradigm

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the Punica is a poem at war with itself. The past Silius portrays is at once an ideal that contrasts with subsequent decline, the source of that decline, and disconcertingly ... More


Hannibal

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the character Hannibal in Silius' Punica. It argues that it is Hannibal's compelling, meta-poetic, absent-presence in Scipio's triumphal parade that asserts his power over ... More


Fabius Maximus Cunctator

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the character Fabius in Silius' Punica. Fabius is a singular figure, whose unique representation of the Roman cause Silius most conspicuously brings to the fore in the Punica ... More


Scipio Africanus Maior

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the character Scipio in Silius' Punica. The Punica ends with a triumph, and triumph is strongly closural. Yet by echoing Lucan's De bello civili, Silius points to the way in ... More


Upending

Ben Tipping

in Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter summarizes the arguments presented in the book. The book began with the assertion that the Punica should be the Roman epic. In so doing, it provided an instance of a text taken to ... More


Defining the Other: From altera patria to tellus mater in Silius Italicus' Punica

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the second chapter, attention is paid to the construction of what constitutes same and other in the early books of the Punica, by looking at the role of patria, Italy and Africa respectively: the ... More


Comes ultima fati: Regulus' Encounter with Marcia's Otherness in Punica 6

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the sixth book of the Punica, an analeptic narrative on the adventures of Regulus during the First Punic War, as retold to Regulus' son, Serranus, by Marus. Regulus' wife, ... More


Playing the Same: Roman and Non‐Roman Mothers in the Punica

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the portrayal of Imilce, Hannibal's wife, and Masinissa's mother, i.e. of two women from the periphery of the empire, to demonstrate the significance of gendered otherness. ... More


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