La place du thauma dans l’Histoire romaine de Cassius Dion

Michèle Coltelloni-Trannoy 1, 2
1 OM-ACT - Équipe Antiquité classique et tardive
OM - ORIENT ET MÉDITERRANÉE : Textes, Archéologie, Histoire, ED6 - École Doctorale 6 : Histoire de l’art et archéologie
Abstract : The study focuses on the register of thauma, which was the traduction, since Homer, of intellectual capacities symbolizing amazement, curiosity and investigation but also fantasy and romanesque hypertrophy. Why a historian of Roman institutions and of Empire expansion such as Cassius Dion adopted this polymorphic notion and how did he adapt it to his historical project? The study highlights his personal position between faith to the old model of thauma, the use of a writing that avoids easy styling and commitment to a exemplary history.
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Michèle Coltelloni-Trannoy. La place du thauma dans l’Histoire romaine de Cassius Dion. KTÈMA Civilisations de l'Orient, de la Grèce et de Rome antiques, Université de Strasbourg, 2017, 42, pp.219-232. ⟨halshs-01670136⟩

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