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The headless city: the decline and fall of Capua in Silius Italicus' Punica

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The description of the Romans' siege and recapture of Capua in Silius Italicus' Punica develops the city's role as, at different times and to differing extents, a parallel, antitype, surrogate, and rival to Rome, as well as to the other cities, such as Saguntum, Troy, and Alba, which stand in a similarly complex relationship to Rome and to each other. This article explores these issues, through a close reading of the siege narrative and careful attention to its intertextual resonances, as wel...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Publication date:
2007-01-01
Language:
English
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2008-03-14

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