Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Arminius
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(Latin Arminius; Greek Ἀρμίνιος/Armínios or Ἀρμένιος/Arménios; "Hermann the Cheruscan")

A. Historical dimesion

The description of the Germanic nobleman A. (c. 16 BC–c. AD 21) that has proved decisive to his reception – "Assuredly he was the deliverer of Germany" – came from the Roman historian Tacitus (liberator haud dubie Germaniae, Tac. Ann. 2,88,2). Little is known of his biography prior to the year AD 9 – apart from the testimony of Tacitus, details are also provided by the Roman historian Velleius Paterculus (1st cent. AD). According to…

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Dallapiazza, Michael, “Arminius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004557>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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