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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: https://doi.org/10.18500/0320-961X-2021-20-74-88, EDN: IQFYQY

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

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

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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Received: 
18.05.2021
Accepted: 
03.10.2021
Published: 
25.12.2021