Silius Italicus, Punica, 2 vol. / Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library 277/278, Silius Italicus, Punica (La guerre punique). In two volumes. Translated by J. D. Duff.

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  • Condition / Etat: very good, dust jacket with minor shelf wear / très bon état, minimes traces d'usures.
  • Volumes : 2 volumes.
  • Binding / Reliure : original red titled cloth with fine dust jacket, cartonné avec jaquette.
  • Format : In-16 / 17 x 11 cm.
  • Pages : XVIII, 443, 8; 499, 8 pp.
  • Editor : Cambridge, Harvard University Press / London, Heinemann.
  • Date : 1983 - 1989.
  • Language / Langue: Latin and English on opposite pages / Bilingue latin et anglais.

    Silius (T. Catius Silius Italicus), 25–101 CE, was consul in 68 and governor of the province of Asia in 69; he sought no further office but lived thereafter on his estates as a literary man and collector. He revered the work of Cicero, whose Tusculan villa he owned, and that of Virgil, whose tomb at Naples he likewise owned and near which he lived. His epic Punica, in 17 books, on the second War with Carthage (218–202 BCE), is based for facts largely on Livy’s account. Conceived as a contrast between two great nations (and their supporting gods), championed by the two great heroes Scipio and Hannibal, his poem is written in pure Latin and smooth verse filled throughout with echoes of Virgil above all (and other poets); it exploits with easy grace, but little genius, all the devices and techniques of traditional Latin epic.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Silius Italicus is in two volumes.

    The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.


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Auteur Silius Italicus
Condition D'occasion - Très bon état
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Non
Année 1983
Editeur Harvard University Press
Première édition Non
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure Cartonné
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