By Silius Italicus
Silius (T. Catius Silius Italicus), 25 CE–101, was once consul in sixty eight and governor of the province of Asia in sixty nine; he sought no additional workplace yet lived thereafter on his estates as a literary guy and collector. He respected the paintings of Cicero, whose Tusculan villa he owned, and that of Virgil, whose tomb at Naples he likewise owned and close to which he lived. His epic Punica, in 17 books, at the moment battle with Carthage (218–202 BCE), relies for evidence mostly on Livy's account. Conceived as a distinction among nice countries (and their helping gods), championed via the 2 nice heroes Scipio and Hannibal, his poem is written in natural Latin and tender verse crammed all through with echoes of Virgil mainly (and different poets); it exploits with effortless grace, yet little genius, the entire units and strategies of conventional Latin epic.
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