From a reading of the literary excursus found in the fmal chapters of book I of Velleius' work, I have sought to analyse the characteristics ofthe Greece- Rome comparison and of the similar Athens - Rome comparison, two themes that assume considerable importance in the ideology adopted by the author in his narration. The exaltation ofRome, and earlier of Italy, considered from the aspect of his literary production, are perfectly coherent with the undercurrent of all of Velleius' work, eulogy of the Rome - Italy communion.

The literary excursus of Velleius Paterculus and the exaltation of the italic contribution to the grandeur of Rome / F. Russo. - In: FLORENTIA ILIBERRITANA. - ISSN 1131-8848. - 19:(2008), pp. 293-312.

The literary excursus of Velleius Paterculus and the exaltation of the italic contribution to the grandeur of Rome

F. Russo
2008

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From a reading of the literary excursus found in the fmal chapters of book I of Velleius' work, I have sought to analyse the characteristics ofthe Greece- Rome comparison and of the similar Athens - Rome comparison, two themes that assume considerable importance in the ideology adopted by the author in his narration. The exaltation ofRome, and earlier of Italy, considered from the aspect of his literary production, are perfectly coherent with the undercurrent of all of Velleius' work, eulogy of the Rome - Italy communion.
A partir de la lectura del excursus literario situado en los capitulos fmales del libro I de la o bra de V elleio, se ha procurado analizar las caracteristicas del parangon Grecia- Roma y de la paralela comparacion Atenas -Roma, dos te:rruiticas que asumen una gran importancia dentro de la ideologia adoptada por el autor en su narracion. La exaltacion de Roma, y atin antes de Italia, bajo el perfil especifico de la produccion literaria, resulta ser perfectamente coherente con el planteamiento de fondo de toda la obra velleiana, capaz de exaltar la comunion Roma - Italia.
Veleyo Patérculo; Roma;
Settore L-ANT/03 - Storia Romana
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