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Silius Italicus, Punica, 10.559-10.577
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nanSo Hannibal spoke; and suddenly, mid the crackling of the flames all round, the spirit of Paulus sprang forth and rose triumphant to the sky. Meanwhile rumour waxed ever louder and louder till it reached heaven. Soon it found its way over sea and land, and came first of all to Rome. Putting no trust in their walls, the terrified citizens were content to rely upon the citadel and nothing else. For they had no fighting men left, and Italy was nothing now but an unsubstantial name. If the enemy had not yet burst in through the gates, they imputed his delay to contempt. Men thought that they saw the houses burning and the temples pillaged, their sons foully slain, and the smoke rising up from the Seven Hills. A single day mourned for the dead corpses of two hundred high magistrates, and mourned for the tottering walls of the depopulated city which had lost twice thirty thousand fighting men; and this after Trebia and the battle by Lake Trasimene; and of the allies also an equal number had fallen at the same time. But, none the less, the surviving senators did their duty and entered upon the functions prescribed to them by lot. Fabius found speed and was everywhere, crying out to the panic-stricken people: "Believe me, there is no longer any reason for delay. Let us make haste to man the walls and baffle the enemy's approach. Ill fortune is increased by the inaction of cowardice, and defeat is made worse by fear. Go quickly, ye young men, and pull down the armour in the temples. Strip the walls of your houses with speed, and take down for service the shields you took in fight. We are enough to save our country, if no one of us withdraws in fear from battle.
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1. Polybius, Histories, 6.53.1-6.53.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

6.53.1.  Whenever any illustrious man dies, he is carried at his funeral into the forum to the so‑called rostra, sometimes conspicuous in an upright posture and more rarely reclined. 6.53.2.  Here with all the people standing round, a grown-up son, if he has left one who happens to be present, or if not some other relative mounts the rostra and discourses on the virtues and success­ful achievements of the dead. 6.53.3.  As a consequence the multitude and not only those who had a part in these achievements, but those also who had none, when the facts are recalled to their minds and brought before their eyes, are moved to such sympathy that the loss seems to be not confined to the mourners, but a public one affecting the whole people.
2. Livy, History, 22.52.6 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Lucan, Pharsalia, 1.151-1.157, 1.195-1.196, 3.399, 3.443, 7.319, 7.789-7.799 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory, 10.1.46, 10.1.88 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 27.5 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Silius Italicus, Punica, 1.152-1.154, 2.264-2.269, 7.1, 7.6-7.7, 10.450-10.453, 10.503-10.558, 10.560-10.577, 12.478, 15.383-15.392 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds And Sayings, None (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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achilles Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
attius labeo Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
baebius italicus Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
burial Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 121
caesar, julius, character in lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
caesar (julius) Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120
calliope Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
cannae Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 121, 122
carthage Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 121
closure, passim Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
death Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 121
destruction Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120
fabius cunctator Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
funeral, denied Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
funeral Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 121, 122
gracchus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
hannibal, as religious actor Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120
hannibal Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
hasdrubal Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
homer, place of in epic poetry Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
homer, standing in rome Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
laudatio funebris Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 247; Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 122
lucan, his other works, catachthonion Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
lucan, his other works, iliacon Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
marcellus, marcus claudius Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 247
marcellus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
odysseus Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
paulus, as religious actor Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
paulus, burial of Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 121
paulus, funeral of Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120
paulus, lucius aemilius Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 247
paulus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 121, 122
petronius Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
pharsalus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 121
purification Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120
religious communication, actor Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 122
religious communication Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
ritual, actors Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
ritual, communication Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
ritual, denied Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
ritual Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 121, 122
saguntum Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 121
scipio (africanus) Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120, 121, 122
seneca Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
spectacle Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 120
statius, as early reader of lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 15
tagus (spanish king) Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
theron Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
trasimene Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 121, 122
tree-felling' Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 247