"Tempestas Punici belli". Notes on Three “Meteorological” Passages from Florus’s Epitome of Roman History
"Tempestas Punici belli". Notes on Three “Meteorological” Passages from Florus’s Epitome of Roman History

Author(s): Patrycja Matusiak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Second Punic War; Florus; Livy; Hannibal

Summary/Abstract: When describing the first three Roman defeats in the Second Punic War, at the rivers Ticinus and Trebia and also at Lake Trasimene, Florus used meteorological metaphor which allowed him to diminish the scope of Roman defeat.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 75-79
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English