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Silius Italicus

Silius Italicus, in full Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus (ca. 28 – ca. 103), was a Roman consul, orator, and Latin epic poet of the 1st century CE, (Silver Age of Latin literature). His only surviving work is the 17-book Punica, an epic poem about the Second Punic War and the longest surviving poem in Latin at over 12,000 lines.

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Silius Italicus - Silius' Influence
... The only ancient authors to refer to Silius are Martial, Pliny, and Sidonius Apollinaris ... Pliny's judgment that Silius wrote poetry maiore cura quam ingenio, "with more eagerness than genius" has encouraged the view that Silius is a talented but mediocre and uninspired poet ... Julius Caesar Scaliger's harsh opinion of Silius damaged his reputation ...
Silius Italicus
... Silius Italicus, in full Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus (ca. 28 – ca ...
Gallaeci - History
... Thanks to Silius Italicus, it's known that between the years 218 and 201 BC, during the Second Punic War, some Gallaecian troops were involved in the fight in the ranks of Carthaginian Hannibal against the ... Also Silius Italicus added a short description of the Gallaecian contingent and their curious military tactics After Silius Italicus, Appian of Alexandria ...

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    Do not doubt a woman’s power to aid; no toil
    Can daunt a pure affection.
    Silius Italicus (26–101)

    Where two take counsel there is no lack of plans.
    —Silius Italicus (26–101)