The essay takes into account and discusses the literary evidence concerning Alcibiades’ chameleon-like versatility, examining the sources (Nepos, Satyrus, Aelian, Plutarch) who refer to the tradition, though in various ways, with different details and with different evaluations. In particular, the special role the episode gains in Plutarch’s Life of Alcibiades is highlighted, because of its connection with kolakeia and with Plutarch’s views about the importance of flattery in political life.

Alcibiade il camaleonte, fra storia, aneddotica e biografia

Gazzano, F.
2020

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The essay takes into account and discusses the literary evidence concerning Alcibiades’ chameleon-like versatility, examining the sources (Nepos, Satyrus, Aelian, Plutarch) who refer to the tradition, though in various ways, with different details and with different evaluations. In particular, the special role the episode gains in Plutarch’s Life of Alcibiades is highlighted, because of its connection with kolakeia and with Plutarch’s views about the importance of flattery in political life.
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