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

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Camillus
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(Marcus Furius Camillus; Greek Κάμιλλος/Kámillos)

A. Historical dimension

The general and politician Marcus Furius C. was one of the most important figures in Roman history of the 4th cent. BC, although parts of his tradition are legendary. The discussion surrounding the historical nucleus of the legendary figure [04.]; [13.]; [14.382–407] refers to five main sources: Polybius (2,18: retreat of the Gauls), Diodorus Siculus (14,93; 14,117 on C.' dictatorships), Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Ant. Rom. 12,13–14,9), Livy (Books 5–6 and 7,1) and Plutarch in his vita of C. [05.] all…

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Eigler, Ulrich, “Camillus”, 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 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004598>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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