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Contaminations culturelles dans le récit livien

Abstract : Cultural contaminations in the Livian account. From the beginning, the writing of history in Rome has been characterized by some effects of ideological distortion. Livy does not hesitate either to give to his narrative the form that presupposes his general philosophy of history, which does not fail to influence his way of treating his sources and to have a distorting effect. This contribution aims more specifically to ascertain how the Livian narrative tries to show that the seeds of the disease destined to produce the decline of the city are introduced while Rome is still engaged in the ascending phase of its history. It seemed to us that the capture of Syracuse by Marcellus played this role for the Livian historical cycle, while the arrival of Tarquin the Elder in Rome produced the same effect within the historico-legendary cycle, whose mechanisms are thought analogically. When the dialectical situation of the development of the Vrbs lent itself to it, Livy gave to some Etruscan figures, characteristics peculiar to the Hellenistic world as claimed by a conservative tradition going from Cato to Augustus.
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Bernard Mineo. Contaminations culturelles dans le récit livien. Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome - Antiquité, École française de Rome, 2019, pp.17-32. ⟨10.4000/mefra.6900⟩. ⟨hal-02553549⟩



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