Silius Italicus


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Silius Italicus

(sĭ`lēo͝os` ĭtă`lĭko͝os), A.D. 25–A.D. 101, Latin poet. An orator and state functionary, Silius was made consul in A.D. 68 and proconsul in Asia Minor in A.D. 77. Retiring to his estate near Naples, he purchased the villas of Cicero and Vergil and made them into museums. His epic on the second Punic war, Punica, an imitation of Vergil's Aeneid, is the longest surviving Latin poem.
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As the Greeke tongue is made famous and eloquent by Homer, Hesiod, Euripedes, AEschylus, Sophocles, Pindarus, Phocylides, and Aristophanes; and the Latine tongue by Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Silius Italicus, Lucanus, Lucretius, Ausonius, and Claudianus: so the English tongue is mightily enriched and gorgeously invested in rare ornaments and resplendent abiliments by Sir Philip Sidney, Spenser, Daniel, Drayton, Warner, Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Chapman (Meres, 1933, [1598], p.
10) Silius Italicus retains a displaced recollection of the original danger in his strange claim that Etna "imitates the fury of the sea" (Punica 14.
30) A preoccupation with Iberia's classical past might also explain why the Azcapotzalca refer to the academy of Latin they want to establish as a Musarum domus "home for the Muses" [7]--a phrase which had been coined by the Roman poet Silius Italicus.
13-29) on the place of sleeplessness in Flavian literature, precedes the four major parts on Valerius Flaccus, Statius, Silius Italicus and Martial.
Brill Companion to Silius Italicus (Brill: Leiden, 2010), 193-218.
Boter; "Pomponius Mela," by Mary Ella Milham; "Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus," by Frances Muecke; and "C.
She knows the ancient authors well, from the obvious Livy, Plutarch, and Josephus to arcane or atypical writers such as Eutropius and Silius Italicus.
Sometimes the word for "punishment" is a stretch, however, as in Silius Italicus 4.
Silius Italicus reports that when Regulus entered the chamber he immediately invoked the past perfidy of the enemy as grounds for denial: "Foil their knavish tricks, and teach a nation that delights in deceit how much, though I be a prisoner, is still left to Rome.
Malgre la condition imposee par Gelon (440), dans la guerre contre Agathocles (309), on brula, selon Diodore, 200 enfants; et quant aux epoques posterieures, je m'en rapporte a Silius Italicus, a Eusebe, et surtout a Saint-Augustin, lequel affirme que la chose se passait encore quelquefois, de son temps.
In Silius Italicus the words strikingly enclose a sentence (16.