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Caesar’s triumphal banquet of 46 BC: a hypothesis on its political significance on the basis of a recent epigraphic discovery from Pompeii

Marzano, A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6485-9143 (2020) Caesar’s triumphal banquet of 46 BC: a hypothesis on its political significance on the basis of a recent epigraphic discovery from Pompeii. Politica Antica. ISSN 2281-1400 (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

An inscription recently discovered in Pompeii reports how many individuals were accommodated on sets of three dining couches in a public banquet. This information allows us to reconsider the number of people feasted during Caesars famous public banquet of 46 BC, suggesting that the number of individuals was very close to the number of people on the corn dole list. Caesar revised this list shortly after the celebrations of 46 BC, drastically reducing the number of recipients; therefore the public banquet of 46 BC may have had a strong political dimension connected to the revision of the corn dole list Caesar was planning.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:91348
Publisher:Edipuglia, Bari

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