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

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Sulla
(3,626 words)

(Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix; Greek Λεύκιος Κορνήλιος Σύλλας/Leúkios Kornḗlios Sýllas)

A. Historical dimension

The Roman politician and general L. Cornelius S. (138–78 BC) is primarily remembered as a dictator of the Roman Republic. His early political career was fundamentally shaped by his rivalry with the seven-times consul Gaius Marius, in whose armies he served in various functions. During the Numidian War, in which he commanded a cavalry detachment with distinction, he succeeded in 107 BC in compell…

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Piepenbrink, Karen, “Sulla”, 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 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004760>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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