In Sil. 13.778-805, the Roman hero Scipio encounters the ghost of Homer. This article explores the metapoetic layers in Silius' scene and shows that: i) the poet reviews Greek models (both heroes and poets) and their Roman successors; ii) the scene extols the immortalizing power of poetry, both for the hero whose deeds are sung and for the poet himself.
|Title of host publication||Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past|
|Place of Publication||Leiden / Boston|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past - Leiden / Boston|
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → 1 Jan 2014
|Conference||Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past|
|Period||1/01/14 → 1/01/14|