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The epic poem ‘Punica’, concerning Rome’s Second War with Carthage and the legendary conflict between the generals Hannibal and Scipio Africanus, is the longest surviving epic of Latin literature.  A masterpiece of the Silver Age of Roman poetry, the ‘Punica’ fuses the significance of Livy’s history with the polished verse of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the treasures of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin.  This comprehensive eBook presents Silius’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Silius’ life and works
* Features the complete ‘Punica’, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the epic poem
* Includes J. D. Duff’s translation, previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library edition of Silius Italicus
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the books you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features bonus biographical pieces, including Pliny and Martial’s writings on Silius – discover the poet’s ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
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CONTENTS:
The Translation
PUNICA
The Latin Text
CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT
Biographical Pieces
LETTER TO CANINIUS RUFUS by Pliny the Younger
EPIGRAMS CONCERNING SILIUS ITALICUS by Martial
INTRODUCTION TO SILIUS ITALICUS by J. D. Duff
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