Silius Italicus

Punica (The Second Carthaginian War)

Hannibal crossing the Alps

‘Hannibal crossing the Alps’
Heinrich Leutemann (German, 1824 - 1905)
Yale University Art Gallery

...let your daring in battle be as great as Rome’s fear.

Raze this last obstacle that remains,

and nothing will be left for you to conquer

in all this world.

Silius Italicus, 'Punica' Book XII:558-586.

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