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Silius Italicus, Punica, 13.466-13.487
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nanThe Garamantes, again, dig a hole in the sand and bury the corpse naked, while the Nasamones in Libya commit their dead to the cruel sea for burial. Then the Celts have a horrid practice: they frame the bones of the empty skull in gold, and keep it for a drinking-cup. The Athenians passed a law, that the bodies of all who had fallen in battle in defence of their country should be burnt together on a single pyre. Again, among the Scythians the dead are fastened to tree-trunks and left to rot, and time at last is the burier of their bodies." While thus they spoke, the ghost of the Sibyl approached, and Autonoe bade them stop their discourse: "Here," she said, "here is the priestess, the fountain of truth; to her so much is revealed that Apollo himself would not claim to know more. The time has come for me to depart in company with your band of followers, and place the victims upon the fire." But when the ancient dame of Cyme, that depository of hidden things, had tasted with her lips the blood of the victims, she gazed on the goodly face of the young hero: "While yet I enjoyed the light of heaven," she said, "my voice was not silent but rang out to the nations from the cave of Cyme. And then I prophesied of you and your part in the future fortunes of the Roman people. But your nation did not give due heed to my sayings. For your ancestors lacked the wit to collect or preserve my oracles. But mark me now, my son, and you shall learn, since you would fain know it, your own destiny and the destiny of Rome that depends on yours. For I see that you are eager to learn from
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Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

9 results
1. Homer, Odyssey, 11.51-11.83, 11.90-11.224, 11.387-11.464 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Ennius, Varia, 18 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

3. Horace, Odes, 3.30.6-3.30.7 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Ovid, Amores, 1.15.42 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 15.875-15.876 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Vergil, Aeneis, 1.588-1.589, 2.590 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.588. the bastioned gates; the uproar of the throng. 1.589. The Tyrians toil unwearied; some up-raise 2.590. The Greek besiegers to the roof-tops fled;
7. Lucan, Pharsalia, 4.503-4.504 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Silius Italicus, Punica, 12.473-12.478, 13.467-13.487, 13.499-13.500, 13.504-13.505, 13.514-13.516, 13.615-13.649, 13.658-13.660, 13.663-13.665, 13.670, 13.699, 15.383-15.392 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Statius, Achilleis, 1.611 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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aeneas Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
agamemnon Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
antikleia Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
appius (claudius pulcher) Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
appius (ghost of) Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
bacchus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
burial Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
closure Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
death Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
deuotio Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
elpenor Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
endings, open Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
fabius cunctator Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
falernus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
flavian, epic Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
funeral Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
gracchus, burial of Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
gracchus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
hannibal, as religious actor Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
hannibal Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
marcellus, burial of Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
marcellus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
odysseus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
pomponia, mother of scipio africanus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
punic wars, second Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
religious communication, actor Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
ritual, false Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
ritual, perverted Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
ritual Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
sacrifice Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
scipio (africanus) Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
scipio africanus, and achilles Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
scipio africanus, as son of jupiter Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
scipio africanus, imitatio of alexander the great by Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
scipio africanus, katabasis of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
scipio africanus, meeting with homer Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
sibyl Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
silius italicus, and ennius Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
silius italicus, and homer Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
silius italicus, and lucretius Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
silius italicus, and virgil Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
silius italicus, nekyia in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
suicide Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
teiresias Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
triumph, of scipio Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124
underworld Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
venus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 301
volteius' Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 124