meruit deus esse uideri. Silius’ Homer in Homer’s Punica 13

C.M. van der Keur

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlavian Poetry and its Greek Past
EditorsA. Augoustakis
Place of PublicationLeiden / Boston
PublisherBrill
Pages287-304
ISBN (Print)9789004266483
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventFlavian Poetry and its Greek Past - Leiden / Boston
Duration: 1 Jan 20141 Jan 2014

Publication series

Name366

Conference

ConferenceFlavian Poetry and its Greek Past
Period1/01/141/01/14

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van der Keur, C. M. (2014). meruit deus esse uideri. Silius’ Homer in Homer’s Punica 13. In A. Augoustakis (Ed.), Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (pp. 287-304). (366). Leiden / Boston: Brill.