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Punica, Volume I Books 1-8

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ISBN-10: 0674993055

ISBN-13: 9780674993051

Edition: 1934

Authors: Silius Silius Italicus, J. D. Duff

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Silius (T. Catius Silius Italicus), AD 25-101, 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 BC), 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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1934
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1934
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 4.61" wide x 6.42" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English