Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 May 2017

352 Pages | 5 black-and-white illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198713814

Bookseller Code (06)

A Commentary on Silius Italicus' Punica 10

R. Joy Littlewood

  • Represents the first full-length English language commentary on Book 10 of Silius Italicus' Punica
  • Juxtaposes the full Latin text with an accessible English translation and extensive contextualizing introduction
  • Offers up to date literary criticism, illuminating contemporary literary trends in classics and the study of Flavian literature
  • Includes extended analysis of Silius' intertextual allusion alongside rigorous comparative analysis of historiographic sources
  • Supplements the critical examination of the military narrative with clear battle plans