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Historias fabulosas: un aspecto de la construcción de la divinidad de los emperadores romanos

 

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Author: Lozano Gómez, Fernando
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Historia Antigua
Date: 2008
Published in: Habis, 39, 340-355
Document type: Article
Abstract: Este artículo presenta las historias fabulosas que se transmitieron a propósito de los emperadores romanos como una forma alternativa a la consagración oficial para construir la divinidad de los Césares. Los emperadores en Roma fueron divinizados...
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This paper explores the fabulous stories that were told regarding Roman emperors as an alternative mean to the oficial construction of the divinity of Roman rulers. Emperors were divinised in Rome by means of a sacred decree of the Senate. However, the opinion of the romans was modelled by the creation and diffusion of an Imperial mythology. Its main aim was to substain the idea that the Caesars had characteristics that set them apart from the rest of humankind. Firstly, the paper presents the stories that were told about Augustus and it, then, argues that the same procedure, namely, the story-telling of fabulous stories regarding emperors, endured during the rest of the Principate. Lastly, the paper presents arguments to substain the idea that Imperial mythology was devised in the same lines as the mythology used to construct the Theios Aner. The main different between both groups was the political and social ideas that they supported.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/13482

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