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Silius Italicus, Punica, 7.1


nanBOOK VII Meanwhile Fabius was the one beacon-light in that dark hour. He made haste to arm sore-wounded Italy and her allies; his green old age faced the hardships of war, and he soon marched against the foe. But that more than human genius recked little of spears and swords and strong steeds. He went forth alone against an army of so many thousand Carthaginians and their invincible leader; and all the men and arms of Italy were comprised in his person. But for that old man's godlike power, but for his fixed resolve to check by delay Fortune's favour for the enemy, the Roman name would have passed away for ever. He it was who made the gods withdraw their favour from the Punic host, and put a stop to the victorious campaign of the African invaders;


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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. Silius Italicus, Punica, 1.149, 1.152-1.154, 2.264-2.269, 7.5-7.8, 7.120-7.122, 7.565, 7.684-7.686, 7.735, 7.743, 7.746-7.750, 8.593-8.594, 10.518-10.523, 10.558-10.569, 10.572-10.574, 12.394, 12.408-12.413, 12.478, 13.791, 17.627 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



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achilles Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
aeneas Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
alps Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
cannae Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
ennius Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
fabius cunctator Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
fabius maximus, cunctatio of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
fabius maximus, intertextual characterization of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
fabius maximus Arampapaslis, Augoustakis, Froedge, Schroer, Dynamics Of Marginality: Liminal Characters and Marginal Groups in Neronian and Flavian Literature (2023) 131
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) 122
gerunium, battle of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
gracchus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
hannibal, intertextual characterization of Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
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
hercules Arampapaslis, Augoustakis, Froedge, Schroer, Dynamics Of Marginality: Liminal Characters and Marginal Groups in Neronian and Flavian Literature (2023) 131
homer, doloneia in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
laelius Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
laudatio funebris Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
mago Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
mantua Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
marcellus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
minucius Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
nestor Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
odysseus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
paulus, as religious actor Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
paulus Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
punic wars, second Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
religious communication, actor Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 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) 122
saguntum Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
scipio (africanus) Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
scipio africanus Arampapaslis, Augoustakis, Froedge, Schroer, Dynamics Of Marginality: Liminal Characters and Marginal Groups in Neronian and Flavian Literature (2023) 131; Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 252
silius italicus, and homer Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
silius italicus, as pro-domitianic poet Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
silius italicus, window references to other poets in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252
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
ticinus, river Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
trasimene' Roumpou, Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature (2023) 122
trasimene, lake Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
trebia, river Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251
turnus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 251, 252