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Korolenkov A. V., Chrustaljow W. K. On the so-called “myth of Sulla” (about the article by Alexandra Eckert). Ancient World and Archaeology, 2021, vol. 20, iss. 20, pp. 74-88. DOI:, EDN: IQFYQY

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On the so-called “myth of Sulla” (about the article by Alexandra Eckert)

Korolenkov Anton Viktorovich, State Academic University for the Humanities
Chrustaljow Wjatscheslaw Konstantinovich, Herzen State Pedagogical University

The authors analyze Ugo Laffi’s and Francois Hinard’s conception of the “myth of Sulla” and its critics by Alexandra Eckert. Laffi attributes the ap­pea­rance of Sulla’s image as the cruel tyrant (i.e. of the “myth of Sulla”) to Caesar’s dictatorship, while in Hinard’s opinion it happened later, during Augustan princi­pate. However, Eckert argues that Sulla had the reputation of a cruel tyrant even in his lifetime. The authors agree with Eckert, but make important corrections and additions to her argumentation.


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