Despite the conspicuous number of anecdotes relating to Alexander the Great, in Valerius Maximus' Memorable Facts and Sayings, Hellenistic Macedon is a marginal and opaque presence: the sovereigns of the great dynasties that shared the inheritance of the 'conqueror of the world' are dull figures, shadows without substance, while the last heirs of that empire are portrayed exclusively in the guise of kings defeated by Rome. This essay proposes a rereading, in an ideological-political key, of this representation, in the wake of the studies dedicated by Federico Muccioli to the debate on the translatio imperii.

Ombre macedoni e translatio imperii in Valerio Massimo: un'ipotesi di lettura

Francesca Gazzano
2022-01-01

Abstract

Despite the conspicuous number of anecdotes relating to Alexander the Great, in Valerius Maximus' Memorable Facts and Sayings, Hellenistic Macedon is a marginal and opaque presence: the sovereigns of the great dynasties that shared the inheritance of the 'conqueror of the world' are dull figures, shadows without substance, while the last heirs of that empire are portrayed exclusively in the guise of kings defeated by Rome. This essay proposes a rereading, in an ideological-political key, of this representation, in the wake of the studies dedicated by Federico Muccioli to the debate on the translatio imperii.
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