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The Roman HannibalRemembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica$
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Claire Stocks

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781781380284

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.001.0001

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

(p.167) Chapter Nine Band of Brothers
The Roman Hannibal

Claire Stocks

Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the importance of brotherhood in the Punica, particularly with respect to Hannibal and his two brothers: Mago and Hasdrubal. Beginning with a more general discussion on the ideal of Roman brotherhood – that is brothers who fight, and even die, alongside one another – the chapter proceeds to a discussion on brotherhood in connection with the Punica. It is noted that brotherhood in the Punica often leads to tension when, as is the case with Hannibal, the younger brother poses a threat to the position of the elder. In the background lies the fractious relationship between Domitian and his own elder brother Titus, and it is observed that the role of the younger brother of Scipio Africanus appears to have been deliberately suppressed by Silius so as to give prominence to Scipio's position as the leading man of Rome.

Keywords:   Scipio, Domitian, Titus, Hasdrubal, Mago, brothers, brotherhood

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