Quand Caton le Philosophe dirige des spectacles édilitaires… Une anecdote problématique révélatrice des relations complexes entre Rome et l’hellénisme

Abstract : Plutarch reports that Cato the Younger, under Marcus Favonius’ aedileship, presented artists with leaves wreaths and very simple gifts, after having organised spectacles in Rome. In analysing in minute detail this text, but also the transmission of the anecdote, my purpose in writing the present paper is to explain these ceremony’s distinctive features in underlining the complexity of Cato’s character and his belonging to both Roman and Greek cultural background.
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Paul Ernst. Quand Caton le Philosophe dirige des spectacles édilitaires… Une anecdote problématique révélatrice des relations complexes entre Rome et l’hellénisme. Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome - Antiquité, École française de Rome, 2013, pp.199-214. ⟨halshs-01668392⟩

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