Silius Italicus' Punica
Rome’s War with Hannibal
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This book offers, in one volume, a modern English translation of all 17 books of Silius Italicus’ Punica.
Composed in the first century CE, this epic tells the story of the Second Punic War between Rome and Hannibal’s Carthage (218-202 BCE). It is not only a crucial text for students of Flavian literature, but also an important source for anyone studying early Imperial perspectives on the Roman Republic. The translation is clear and comprehensible, while also offering an accurate representation of the Latin text.
Augmented by a scholarly introduction, extensive notes, glossary and a comprehensive bibliography (included in the introduction), this volume makes the text accessible and relevant for students and scholars alike.
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Antony Augoustakis is Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is the author of Statius, Thebaid 8 (2016), Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic (2010), as well as several edited volumes. He is the editor of Classical Journal.
Neil W. Bernstein is Professor in the Department of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University, USA, where he has taught since 2004. He is the author of Seneca: Hercules Furens (2017); Silius Italicus: Punica 2 (2017); Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation (2013); and In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic (2008).