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Silius Italicus, Punica, 2.358-2.367
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nanBut we shall march against the foe — we who are determined, even if Jupiter is not on our side, to drive foreign rulers far from Tyrian Byrsa. But, if Fate fights against us and Mars has already condemned Carthage and departed from her, I shall choose rather to fall; I shall not hand over my glorious fatherland to eternal slavery, and I shall go down free to Acheron. For, ye gods! what are the demands of Fabius? Lay down your arms at once and depart from the captured citadel of Saguntum. Next, your picked troops must pile their shields and burn them; your ships must be burnt, and you must withdraw altogether from the sea.' Ye gods, if Carthage never deserved such punishment, prevent the abomination, and keep the hands of our general unfettered." Then he sat down, and the senators were permitted to vote according to custom. But Hanno insisted that the spoils of war should be at once given up, and also the first breaker of the treaty. Then indeed the senate, as excited as if the enemy Avere bursting into the temple, sprang up and prayed the gods to turn the evil omen against Latium. But when Fabius perceived the division of opinion, and that their disloyal minds were inclining to war, he could master his resentment no longer; and he demanded a swift decision. When the senate was summoned, he began thus: "I carry war and peace here in my lap; choose which ye will have, and cheat me not by an ambiguous answer." The angry senators said they would accept neither. Then, as if he were pouring out battle and war enclosed in his arms; "Take war," he cried, "a fatal war for Libya, and
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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, 2.335-2.336, 2.338-2.339, 2.345-2.352, 2.359-2.367, 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:

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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