Gli ‘amici’ del re

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The king's 'friends'

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The work focuses on a kind of ideal slavery, that of so-called friends of the king in the Hellenistic court, an aspect considered by Greeks and Macedonians of oriental origin. Through the reading of sources it emerges a dialectic “Oriental slavery-Hellenic freedom” that is already in Herodotus and continues to be a leitmotiv in the Hellenistic age according to the historians of Alexander the Great and Polybius.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The king's 'friends'
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationRevisiter l’esclavage d’hier à aujourd’hui
EditorsA Gonzales
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Court
  • Freedom


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