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

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Horatii and Curiatii
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(Horatii, Curiatii)

A. Historical dimension

The H. and C. were, according to a famous Roman legend passed down by Livy (Liv. 1,24–26) and Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Ant. Rom. 3,13,4–22,10), two sets of triplet brothers from two illustrious families, one Roman and the other from the town of Alba Longa (Latium). Conflict was said to have broken out between Alba Longa and Rome during the reign of King Tullus Hostilius (7th cent. BC). An agreement was reached to decide the dispute not with a war, but by…

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Simonis, Linda, “Horatii and Curiatii”, 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 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004663>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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