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Legendary rivals : collegiality and ambition in the tales of early Rome

Author: Jaclyn Neel
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2015.
Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, Volume 372.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Legendary Rivals, Jaclyn Neel argues for a new interpretation of the foundation myths of Rome. Instead of a negative portrayal of the city's early history, these tales offer a didactic paradigm of the correct way to engage in competition. Accounts from the triumviral period stress the dysfunctional nature of the city's foundation to capture the memory of Rome's civil wars. Republican evidence suggests a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Neel, Jaclyn.
Legendary rivals.
(DLC) 2014029734
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jaclyn Neel
ISBN: 9004281851 9789004281851
OCLC Number: 895116581
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Setting the Stage --
Birds --
Invective --
Rites --
Art --
Walls --
Parallels --
Tyrants.
Series Title: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, Volume 372.
Responsibility: by Jaclyn Neel.

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"In Legendary Rivals, Jaclyn Neel argues for a new interpretation of the foundation myths of Rome. Instead of a negative portrayal of the city's early history, these tales offer a didactic paradigm of the correct way to engage in competition. Accounts from the triumviral period stress the dysfunctional nature of the city's foundation to capture the memory of Rome's civil wars. Republican evidence suggests a different emphasis. Through diachronic analyses of the tales of Romulus and Remus, Amulius and Numitor, Brutus and Collatinus, and Camillus and Manlius Capitolinus, Neel shows that Romans of the Republic and early Principate would have seen these stories as examples of competition that pushed the bounds of propriety"--Provided by publisher.

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