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An introduction to Silius Italicus and the Punica, John Jacobs

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An introduction to Silius Italicus and the Punica
Title
An introduction to Silius Italicus and the Punica
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John Jacobs
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a much-needed comprehensive introduction to Silius Italicus and the Punica, Jacobs offers an invitation to students and scholars alike to read the epic as a thoughtful and considered treatment of Rome's past, present, and (perilous) future. The Second Punic War marked a turning point in world history: Rome faced her greatest external threat in the famous Carthaginian general Hannibal, and her victory led to her domination of the Mediterranean. Lingering memories of the conflict played a pivotal role in the city's transition from Republic to Empire, from foreign war to civil war. Looking back after the events of AD 69, the senator-poet Silius Italicus identified the Second Punic War as the turning point in Rome's history through his Punica. After introductory chapters for those new to the poet and his poem, Jacobs' close reading of the epic narrative guides students and scholars alike through the Punica. All Greek and Latin passages are translated to ensure accessibility for those reading in English. Far more than simply a retelling of Rome's greatest triumph, the Punica challenges its reader to make sense of the Second Punic War in light of its full impact on the subsequent course of the city's history"--
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Jacobs, John
Dewey number
937/.04
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6695
LC item number
.J33 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius
  • Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius
  • Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius
  • Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Rome
  • Carthage (Extinct city)
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An introduction to Silius Italicus and the Punica, John Jacobs
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Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How to Read the Punica
  • 5.
  • About this Book
  • 1.
  • Who Is Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus?
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Julio-Claudians and the Flavians (31 bc-ad 96)
  • 2.
  • Overview of the Testimonia for Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus
  • 3.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Silius Italicus and Martial
  • 4.
  • Silius Italicus and Pliny
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: Pliny Epistula 3.7 as a Reading of the Punica
  • 2.
  • What Is the Punica?
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Punic Wars (264-146 bc)
  • 2.
  • 1.
  • Punica and the Second Punic War
  • 3.
  • Punica and the Historiographical Tradition
  • 4.
  • Punica and the Epic Tradition
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: The Language and Style of the Punica
  • 3.
  • Reading of Punica 1-10: From Saguntum to Cannae
  • 1.
  • Poggio and the Rediscovery of the Punica
  • Introduction: The Structure of the Punica
  • 2.
  • Punica 1.1-20: The Proem
  • 3.
  • Punica 1-5: From Saguntum to Lake Trasimene
  • 4.
  • Punica 6-10: From Lake Trasimene to Cannae
  • 5.
  • Punica 10.657-8: The Turning Point
  • 4.
  • 2.
  • Reading of Punica 11-17: From Cannae to Zama
  • 1.
  • Punica 11.1-27: The Medial Proem
  • 2.
  • Punica 11-15: From Cannae to the Metaurus River
  • 3.
  • Punica 16-17: From the Metaurus River to Zama
  • 4.
  • Punica 17.625-54: The (Beginning of the) End
  • 5.
  • Who Is Silius Italicus, What Is the Punica, and What Is the Punica About?
  • Conclusion: The Narrative of the Punica
  • 5.
  • Carthage and Rome in the Punica, Part 1
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Cities and Heroes
  • 2.
  • Gigantomachy Theme
  • 3.
  • Fall of Troy Theme
  • 4.
  • 3.
  • Gallic Sack Theme
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: Marcellus, Closure, and Counterfactual History
  • 6.
  • Carthage and Rome in the Punica, Part 2
  • 1.
  • Introduction: From the Second Punic War to the Flavians
  • 2.
  • Curse of Dido Theme
  • 3.
  • What Is the Place of Silius Italicus and the Punica in the Classics?
  • metus hostilis Theme
  • 4.
  • From Republic to Empire, from Foreign War to Civil War
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: From the Triumph of Scipio to the Triumph ofDomitian
  • Conclusion: Silius Italicus and the Punica in Classical Literature
  • 1.
  • Place of Silius Italicus and the Punica in Classical Literature
  • 2.
  • Punica and Earlier Literature: Livy and Vergil
  • 4.
  • 3.
  • Punica and Contemporary Literature: Lucan and Petronius
  • 4.
  • Punica and Later Literature: Florus, Ampelius, and the De viris illustribus
  • 5.
  • Petrarch Africa and the Rediscovery of the Punica
Control code
MSTDDA6363245
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource ( 288 pages):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350071070
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An introduction to Silius Italicus and the Punica, John Jacobs
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How to Read the Punica
  • 5.
  • About this Book
  • 1.
  • Who Is Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus?
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Julio-Claudians and the Flavians (31 bc-ad 96)
  • 2.
  • Overview of the Testimonia for Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus
  • 3.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Silius Italicus and Martial
  • 4.
  • Silius Italicus and Pliny
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: Pliny Epistula 3.7 as a Reading of the Punica
  • 2.
  • What Is the Punica?
  • 1.
  • Introduction: The Punic Wars (264-146 bc)
  • 2.
  • 1.
  • Punica and the Second Punic War
  • 3.
  • Punica and the Historiographical Tradition
  • 4.
  • Punica and the Epic Tradition
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: The Language and Style of the Punica
  • 3.
  • Reading of Punica 1-10: From Saguntum to Cannae
  • 1.
  • Poggio and the Rediscovery of the Punica
  • Introduction: The Structure of the Punica
  • 2.
  • Punica 1.1-20: The Proem
  • 3.
  • Punica 1-5: From Saguntum to Lake Trasimene
  • 4.
  • Punica 6-10: From Lake Trasimene to Cannae
  • 5.
  • Punica 10.657-8: The Turning Point
  • 4.
  • 2.
  • Reading of Punica 11-17: From Cannae to Zama
  • 1.
  • Punica 11.1-27: The Medial Proem
  • 2.
  • Punica 11-15: From Cannae to the Metaurus River
  • 3.
  • Punica 16-17: From the Metaurus River to Zama
  • 4.
  • Punica 17.625-54: The (Beginning of the) End
  • 5.
  • Who Is Silius Italicus, What Is the Punica, and What Is the Punica About?
  • Conclusion: The Narrative of the Punica
  • 5.
  • Carthage and Rome in the Punica, Part 1
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Cities and Heroes
  • 2.
  • Gigantomachy Theme
  • 3.
  • Fall of Troy Theme
  • 4.
  • 3.
  • Gallic Sack Theme
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: Marcellus, Closure, and Counterfactual History
  • 6.
  • Carthage and Rome in the Punica, Part 2
  • 1.
  • Introduction: From the Second Punic War to the Flavians
  • 2.
  • Curse of Dido Theme
  • 3.
  • What Is the Place of Silius Italicus and the Punica in the Classics?
  • metus hostilis Theme
  • 4.
  • From Republic to Empire, from Foreign War to Civil War
  • 5.
  • Conclusion: From the Triumph of Scipio to the Triumph ofDomitian
  • Conclusion: Silius Italicus and the Punica in Classical Literature
  • 1.
  • Place of Silius Italicus and the Punica in Classical Literature
  • 2.
  • Punica and Earlier Literature: Livy and Vergil
  • 4.
  • 3.
  • Punica and Contemporary Literature: Lucan and Petronius
  • 4.
  • Punica and Later Literature: Florus, Ampelius, and the De viris illustribus
  • 5.
  • Petrarch Africa and the Rediscovery of the Punica
Control code
MSTDDA6363245
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource ( 288 pages):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350071070
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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