International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
HANNIBAL IN SILIUS ITALICUS

Abstract

 

This essay analyzes, in its entirety, the figure of Hannibal in Silius Italicus, looking at thematic, stylistic, and lexical aspects. At the very beginning, specific focus is given on Hannibal in Livy, while later there is a focus on an original aspect, not studied by Scholarship yet, which is the role of sleeplessness and dreams in the character’s building. Secondary Literature is provided.