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

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Sabine Women
(5,513 words)

(Sabinae)

A. Historical dimension

The Sabines (Latin Sabini) were a people in Central Italy, with whom, according to ancient historians, the Romans came into conflict soon after the foundation of the city. Many ancient texts (Cic. Rep. 27; Liv. 1,9–13; Ov. Ars am. 1,90–134; Ov. Fast. 2,267–474; 3,199–228; Plut. Rom. 14; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 2,30; Verg. Aen. 8, 635–641; Varro, Ling. 5,46 and Ennius' lost tragedy Sabinae) tell of the raptus ('abduction', though traditionally 'rape' ) of the S.W. Romulus, himself along with his twin brother Remus born of Mars' rape…

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Dolle, Katrin, “Sabine Women”, 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 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004731>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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