L’exemplum del Dinomenide Gelone tra memoria civica e storiografica

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The history of Greek Sicily is punctuated, in its key moments, the persistent presence of the image of Dinomenide Gelone. This paper analyzes the paradigmatic values taken from her figure in civic memory Syracuse and historiographical production; also it reconstructs the political dynamics that have driven major tyrants Syracuse (by Dionysius to Hiero II) to establish a comparison with Gelo. His exemplum is used to legitimize political actions and antipunico commitment; Particular attention is paid to historical Library of Diodorus and the role that it assumes the shape of Dinomenide; in relation to these aspects the dell'Agirinense work seems sometimes bear signs of personal historical interpretation,
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)139-160
Number of pages22
JournalHORMOS
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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