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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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Silius Italicus, Punica, 2.335-2.336


nanhore; he is not far from fearing the very shades and ghosts of the Romans: such praise does he heap upon their wounds and deaths, and exalts the nation to the sky. But, though his cold heart trembles with base fear, take my word for it, that the foe whom we are engaging is mortal. I was looking on, when Regulus, the hope and pride of Hector's race, was dragged along amid the shouts of the populace to his dark dungeon, with both hands bound fast behind his back; I was looking on, when he hung high upon the tree and saw Italy from his lofty cross. Nor again do I dread the brows that wear the helmet in early boyhood, nor the heads that carry the steel cap before their time. The temper of our people is not so sluggish. Look at the Libyan squadrons: how many of them vie in exertions beyond their years, and go to war on bare-backed horses! Look at Hannibal himself. When he was first able to utter speech from his childish lips, he pledged himself to war and the clarion's sound, and swore to consume the Phrygian people with fire, and fought in fancy the campaigns of his father, Hamilcar. Therefore, let the Alps soar to heaven, and the Apennines lift their glittering peaks to the stars: through rocks and snows — I will say it, that even an idle boast may sting a traitor's heart — through the sky itself our pioneer will find a way. Shameful is it to shun a path that Hercules trod and to shrink back from repeating his exploit. Hanno exaggerates the defeats of Libya and the conflagration of our first war with Rome, and forbids us to bear hardship again in defence of freedom. Let Hanno still his agitation and fears, and keep his sobbing breath, like an unwarlike woman, behind the walls of his house.
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1. Vergil, Aeneis, 6.878 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6.878. Father Anchises in a pleasant vale
2. Silius Italicus, Punica, 1.91, 2.284-2.285, 2.292-2.293, 2.295-2.296, 2.336, 2.338-2.339, 2.345-2.352, 2.358-2.367, 2.378-2.380, 2.435-2.436, 2.665-2.670, 2.678-2.680, 11.543-11.544 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeneas Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194, 196
anchises Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 196
carthage Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 188; Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194, 195, 196
dido Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194
drances Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 195
fabius maximus Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194
fear, associated with women/the feminine Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 188
fear, emasculating emotion' Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 188
fides definition of, personification of Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194
fides definition of, punica Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194, 195, 196
gestar Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 195
hamilcar barca Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 196
hannibal Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194, 195, 196
hanno Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 195
jupiter, pun. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 188
odysseus Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 195
punic war first, second Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194, 195, 196
punic war first Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194
regulus, m. atilius Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 196
saguntum Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194
scipio africanus Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 196
silius italicus fides in Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194, 195, 196
thersites Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 195
tiburna Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 194
turnus Augoustakis et al., Fides in Flavian Literature (2021) 195