Libenter cupit commori qui scit omnino se esse moriturum: la morte per la patria in Roma repubblicana

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Libenter cupit commori qui scit omnino se esse moriturum: death for the homeland in republican Rome

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Abstract

The way ancient Romans encouraged soldiers to fight until death in battle was by letting them know very clearly and well in advance that anyone of them who would have dared to retire in front of the enemy would have had to face in any case death penalty.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Libenter cupit commori qui scit omnino se esse moriturum: death for the homeland in republican Rome
Original languageItalian
Title of host publication"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
Pages157-170
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Publication series

NameCONTRIBUTI DELL'ISTITUTO DI STORIA ANTICA

Keywords

  • Roma antica
  • ancient Rome
  • combattimento
  • death
  • fight
  • morte
  • motherland
  • patria

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