Download PDF by Thomas Grunewald: Bandits in the Roman Empire: Myth and Reality

By Thomas Grunewald

This wide-ranging and informative survey of 'outsider' teams within the Roman Empire will give a contribution significantly to our knowing of Roman social history.


Examining males equivalent to as Viriatus, Tacfarinus, Maternus and Bulla Felix, who have been known as latrones after clashing with the imperial gurus, precise realization is given to probably the best-known 'bandit' of all, Spartacus, and to people who impersonated the emperor Nero after his loss of life. issues lined include:


* Whom did the Romans see as bandits (latrones)?
* What did they comprehend as theft (lactrocinium)?
* How urgent used to be the chance that the bandits posed?
* How did their contemporaries understand the danger?


We are proven that the time period latrones was not only used to consult criminals yet was once metaphorically and disparagingly utilized to failed political rebels, competitors and avengers. The observe additionally got here to symbolize the 'noble brigands', idealising the underdog as a method of criticising the successful part. the writer hence offers 'the bandit' as a literary build instead of a social type.

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