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Tite-Live : une histoire déformante ?

Abstract : An analysis of the narrative organisation of the surviving decades of Livy’s work reveals the historian’s strong ideological and moral point of view on Roman history. Rome’s existence is conceived in biological terms, as a cyclic sequence of morally positive and negative periods. In Livy’s view, the major turning points in this sequence are represented by the advent of distinguished leaders, who mark the moment of Rome’s rebirth at the end of a period of decadence, or the apogee of her power, after which a new period of decadence begins.
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Bernard Mineo. Tite-Live : une histoire déformante ?. G. Baldo, L. Beltramini. A primordio urbis. Un itinerario per gli studi liviani, Brepols, pp.69-96, 2019, Giornale Italiano di Filologia - Bibliotheca (GIFBIB 19), 978-2-503-58184-2. ⟨hal-02553524⟩



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