This paper aims to analyze again the ancient traditions about Constantine's murder of Crispus and Fausta. As Eutropius maintains, Crispus was executed because of political reasons: in my opinion Constantine trusted Fausta's accusations against his son as he had trusted similar accusations against her father Maximian in 310. However the official justification for the two murders was not a political, but a moral one, that is incestuous adultery, as it was usual since Augustus. Zosimos could thereafter develop his version on this 'sexual' basis.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Constantine and the death of Crispo|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||La storiografia tardoantica. In memoria di A.Baldini|
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2017|
- Roman historiography