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Title: A few notes on Hannibal in Silius Italicus's "Punica"
Authors: Matusiak, Patrycja
Keywords: Hannibal; Silius Italicus; Punica; Punic; Carthaginian
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Citation: Scripta Classica, Vol. 12 (2015), s. 117-124
Abstract: The article is an attempt at studying the image of Hannibal as presented in Punica. The aim of the paper is to sketch a portrait of the Carthaginian in Punica (with the image preserved both in historiography and in poetic epithets in mind), which would be a literary realisation of historiographic matter, with variatio typical for poetry, which was extended, shortened and mixed by Silius. The following review also looks at the topic of cruelty, which was a feature attributed to Hannibal himself as well as to Carthaginians in general, and that of death – demonstrated by such actions as (not) burying the bodies of Roman consuls or utilising bodies of the dead to build a bridge.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12128/4733
ISSN: 1732-3509
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