Guerra e pace nella Sicilia di IV sec. a.C.

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The research highlights the political and social consequences of the wars and periods of truce, more parentheses real periods of peace, produced on the historical events of ancient Sicily; in that way, that is, this complex has managed to turn almost radically the political reality of Greek Sicily. The succession of spasmodic war events interspersed with periods more or less long peace meant that the history of the island in the fourth century suffer profound transformations at different levels and planes. Geographically, for example, we are witnessing the final demise of some cities, while others suffer severe downsizing or ethnic radical transformations; politically changing from a history of poleis in a history of epikrateiai, ie actually politically and geographically well beyond the narrow limits of the classical polis. Protagonists of such radical transformations important and strong personalities, some as Dionisii, openly presented by ancient historiography as tyrannoi, others, like Timoleon, more ambiguously characterized now as liberators now as tyrannoi, others, like Agathocles, now real basileis. At the end of this long labor, as highlighted in the seventh Platonic letter 332 c, the Greek Sicily it will identify in a single city, Syracuse; it will make a companion piece, in the western part of the island, the epikrateia Punic. openly presented by ancient historiography as tyrannoi, others, like Timoleon, more ambiguously characterized now as liberators now as tyrannoi, others, like Agathocles, now real basileis. At the end of this long labor, as highlighted in the seventh Platonic letter 332 c, the Greek Sicily it will identify in a single city, Syracuse; it will make a companion piece, in the western part of the island, the epikrateia Punic. openly presented by ancient historiography as tyrannoi, others, like Timoleon, more ambiguously characterized now as liberators now as tyrannoi, others, like Agathocles, now real basileis. At the end of this long labor, as highlighted in the seventh Platonic letter 332 c, the Greek Sicily it will identify in a single city, Syracuse; it will make a companion piece, in the western part of the island, the epikrateia Punic.
Original languageItalian
Pages91-105
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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