Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius Asconius
(373 words)

b. ca. AD 26;

d. ca. AD 102;

Roman epic poet.

Works

The only extant work is his Punica, which is concerned with the Second Punic War (218–201 BC).

Manuscripts

Transmitted in a codex discovered by G.F. Poggio during the Council of Constance in 1417, but now lost. All later codices (32 in total) descend from this codex via another codex, which is also lost.

Editions

About 15…

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Rühl, Meike, “Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius Asconius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0202>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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