"Hannibal stelio" (Petr. Sat. 50, 5)
"Hannibal stelio" (Petr. Sat. 50, 5)

Author(s): Patrycja Matusiak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Hannibal; Petronius; Livy; "stelio"

Summary/Abstract: Petronius when calling Hannibal “a lizard” not only alludes to the symbolic system built upon the concept of "Punica fraus", but also refers to the Carthaginian commander’s military tactics as presented by ancient historians.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 51-54
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English