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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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    Nothing fairer than peace is given to man to know;
    Better one peace than countless triumphs.
    Silius Italicus (26–101)

    Groundless superstition ill befits an army; valor is the only deity that rules in the warrior’s breast.
    —Silius Italicus (26–101)