Silius Italicus and Tacitus on the Tragic Hero: The Case of Germanicus

Eleni Manolaraki, Antony Augoustakis

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Tacitus
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405190329
StatePublished - Nov 24 2011


  • Cicero, associating life with a voyage
  • Germanicus and tragic traditions
  • Hannibal, gazing at the Atlantic tides
  • Heroic tradition, Tacitean Germanicus
  • Self-ignorance and self-awareness
  • Silius and Tacitus, on the tragic hero
  • Tacitean historiography, Roman epic poetry
  • Tacitus, blending storm and tide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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