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Epic Models

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the epic models for SiliusItalicus’ Hannibal, with particular focus on the protagonists of Homer's Iliad, Ennius’ Annales,Virgil's Aeneid, Lucan's De Bello ... More


The Concept of Virtus

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 1 presents the concept of virtus in terms of its etymology and usage. It also provides comparisons with its Greek parallels andreia and arete, and a brief assessment of the influence of Greek ... More


Virtus in Sallust

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 2 argues that through his historical works, Sallust emerges both as the advocate of an understanding of virtus that expanded the sense he had inherited of what it meant to be a good Roman and ... More


Virtus in Livy

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 3 discusses how the categories set up in his preface – vita et mores – played a key role throughout the narrative of the history of Rome in his Ab Urbe Condita. The numerous uses of virtus in ... More


Virtus in Velleius

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 4 shows how through his Historiae, Velleius sought to highlight the fact that the principate had come not just to re-establish peace and order, but to restore something very important to the ... More


Virtus in Tacitus

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In chapter 5 Tacitus’ historical writings are divided into three units: 1) the Agricola and the Germania, 2) the Histories, and 3) the Annals, not to refer to successive stages in the evolution of ... More


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