Confini in discesa. Rappresentazioni della violenza e della bestialità nella cultura romana.

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The representative form of bestialization, the degradation of human beings and animals, acts as a key description of access to the problem of violence and its cultural lived in Latin literature. Through the examination of a series of texts ranging from Sallust and Cicero to Seneca and Juvenal, is highlighted the progressive 'slip' some symbolic categories of applicants in the Roman world: in particular, we note that the idea of a violence to the detriment of the community who bestializza, makes men equal to animals, is gradually transits to the concept of a human bestiality 'unless animal', the image of a man worse fairs.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationCome bestie? Forme e paradossi della violenza fra mondo antico e disagio contemporaneo.
Pages209-233
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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NameMATHESIS. RICERCHE SULLA TRASMISSIONE DEL SAPERE

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