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LOPEZ CRUZ, Paula. The Seditio Manliana: a Fictional Exemplum (Liv., VI, 11 and 14-20). Nova tellus [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.121-135. ISSN 0185-3058.

This article describes how Livy uses the topic of madness to recreate patrician M. Manlius Capitolinus’s history as exemplum of a man who aspired to the kingdom of Rome and whose ambition led him to be sentenced to headlong hurling from the Tarpeian Rock. Such punishment was a rhetorical strategy in the late Republic used to discredit political opponents.

Keywords : seditio Manliana; topic of madness; Livy.

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