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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


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


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


Ovid and the Epic Tradition: The Post‐Augustans

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid's epic response to Vergil gives body to what the Aeneid already shadows forth: the intractable paradoxes undermining epic dreams of a harmonious, organically united polity. But the intertextual ... More


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


Imperial Receptions: Lucan, Seneca, and Silius Italicus

Hunter H. Gardner

in Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198796428
eISBN:
9780191837708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796428.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 explores the appropriation of late Republican and Augustan treatments of pestilence in Imperial literature. Seneca’s version of Oedipus’ tragedy turns to Latin epic, rather than Sophocles, ... More


Haec tum Roma fuit: Past, Present, and Closure in Silius Italicus’ Punica

Ben Tipping

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the wide range of closural issues that the Punica raises. It shows that the Liternum episode may be seen to illustrate not only the Punica’s openness to a Punic point of view, ... More


Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Ben Tipping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The force of example was a distinctive determiner of Roman identity. However, examples always rely upon the response of an audience, and are dependent upon context. Even where the example presented ... More


The War of the Worlds: Hannibal as Theomach in Silius Italicus’ Punica

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the Punica, Silus Italicus combines the stereotypical impiety of Hannibal in the historiographical tradition with the literary figure of the theomach that had become especially prominent in ... More


The Tomb of Virgil between Text, Memory, and Site

Irene Peirano Garrison

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the earliest traditions clustering around Virgil’s tomb. Its geographical location on the Via Puteolana, identified in the ancient lives, activates not only literary memories of ... More


In a Land of Gods and Monsters: Silius Italicus’ Capua

Claire Stocks

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how Hannibal’s eruption of fury at the Capuan patriot Decius mirrors the violence of Campania’s volcanic landscape and the mythic monsters who lurk beneath the surface, ... More


Epitaphic Gestures in Statius and Silius Italicus

Martin T. Dinter

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of epitaph, that is, actual funerary inscriptions, as well as the epitaphic subgenre of literary epigram, on the epics of Statius and Silius. It proposes that ... More


Paradigms of Theomachy in Flavian Epic: Homer, Intertextuality, and the Struggle for Identity

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After Lucan, the Flavian epicists return to a superficially conventional theology of highly active and interventionist deities. The two martial epics - Silius Italicus’ Punica and Statius’ Thebaid - ... More


Campania at War in Silius Italicus’ Punica

Thomas Biggs

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter posits a martial role for Campanian otium and socordia. Beginning with Silius’ description of Hannibal’s struggle through the marshes with Campania in the role of delayer (6.651–2), it ... More


Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Antony Augoustakis and R. Joy Littlewood (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The region of Campania with its fertility and volcanic landscape was greatly influential on the Roman cultural imagination. The Bay of Naples was a centre outside the city of Rome, a place of otium, ... More


Silius’ Cumae and Its Augustan Predecessors

Alison Keith

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hannibal’s Capuan feast, modelled on Dido’s banquet for Aeneas, is the starting point for this chapter’s exploration of Silius’ wide-ranging allusions, in diction and thematic material, to the ... More


Laudabo digne non satis tamen Baias: Martial’s Epigrammatic Campania

Margot Neger

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the diversity of themes which Martial ‘epigrammatizes’ in his portrayal of Baiae and Campania, giving prominence to epigrams on wine, its use and abuse (1.18), and scandalous, ... More


Back Out of Hell: The Virtual Katabasis and Initiation of Silius’ Minucius

Robert Cowan

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Silius depicts Fabius Maximus’ rescue of his Master of Horse, Minucius, from a skirmish with Hannibal near Gerunium as a virtual katabasis or descent to the Underworld, but one which self–consciously ... More


Campania and the Punica

Marco Fucecchi

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter defines the geographical limits of Roman Campania before engaging with the poetic blend, symbolism, and prolepsis with which Silius constructs his fictional and mythological digressions ... More


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