Silius Italicus, Punica 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary by Neil W. BernsteinSilius Italicus, Punica 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary by Neil W. Bernstein

Silius Italicus, Punica 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

EditorNeil W. Bernstein

Hardcover | March 25, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$240.00

Earn 1200 plum® points
Quantity:

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Silius Italicus' Punica, a Latin epic poem on the second Punic war written at the end of the first century CE, is one of the few Roman historical epics to survive from antiquity.This volume represents the first full-length scholarly commentary in any language on Book 2 of the seventeen-book epic and accompanies a recent resurgence in scholarly interest in the Punica. It includes an extensive introduction to the poem's historical and literary contexts, along with the fullLatin text and apparatus criticus, English translation, and detailed line-by-line commentary. The introduction situates Silius in historiographical and literary tradition, while the commentary addresses a broad range of textual, linguistic, literary, and cultural topics. Discussion ofintertextuality focuses especially on the poem's adaptation of earlier epic tradition, including the poems of Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, and Statius. The text and apparatus criticus have been updated since the publication of Josef Delz's Teubner edition of the Punica in 1987 toinclude a much more comprehensive account of emendation history. The result is a keenly focused and cutting-edge critical edition that will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Silius Italicus and the Punica for years to come.
Neil W. Bernstein is Professor in the Department of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University. His other books include Seneca: Hercules Furens (Bloomsbury, 2017), Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation (Oxford University Press, 2013), and In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic (Un...
Loading
Title:Silius Italicus, Punica 2: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and CommentaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198747861

ISBN - 13:9780198747864

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

IntroductionSilius Italicus, consular and poetEpicizing historyThe episodes and themes of Punica 2Punica 2 and the poetic traditionLanguage and styleMetrics and prosodyText and translationText and TranslationCommentaryEndmatterBibliographyIndex