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La "Légion thébaine" de Salammbô: desirs d'hommes.

Abstract : In the penultimate chapter of Salammbô, the reader discovers that the last three hundred mercenaries locked up in the Axe Parade form couples of lovers. The source of this page is an episode in Greek history, reported in particular by Plutarch, that of the sacred legion of Thebes. The rewriting, between heroisation in ancient times, fascination of the East and pastiche, mixes epic ideals, marital considerations, amorous idyll and warrior eroticism. This article analyses the singular modalities Flaubert invents for writing about homosexual relations and desire. Far from constituting a marginal adventure, this revelation sheds light on the other scene where, simultaneously with the attraction exerted by Salammbô, the desire of men and for men is played out.
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Roulin Jean-Marie. La "Légion thébaine" de Salammbô: desirs d'hommes.. Littératures, Presses universitaires du Mirail, 2019, Ecrire les homosexualités au XIXe siècle, 81, p. 103-118. ⟨halshs-02926200⟩

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