Il dono del tiranno. Gelone e il “corno di Amaltea” a Ipponio

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Abstract

This paper examines Douris of Samos’ quite problematic testimony, quoted inAthenaeus’ work. It narrates that Gelon tyrant of Syracuse at the beginning ofthe 5. Century B.C., created a place called the “Horn of Amalthea” in a grove inthe neighborhood of Hipponion. Departing from the analysis of the contest ofthe quotation in the Deipnosophistai and from the comparison with the sourcesrelated to Amalthea, and the places, which took their name from her in Antiquity,the contribution tries to suggest a reading key for this episode, which marks thebeginnings of the Deinomenids Tyrrhenian politics.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)11-24
Number of pages14
JournalAIÔNOS
Volume19 (2015)
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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