Parallel Lives: Hannibal and Scipio in Livy's Third Decade

  title={Parallel Lives: Hannibal and Scipio in Livy's Third Decade},
  author={Andreola Rossi},
  journal={Transactions of the American Philological Association},
  pages={359 - 381}
  • Andreola Rossi
  • Published 2 November 2004
  • History
  • Transactions of the American Philological Association
I trace the correspondences between the lives of Hannibal and Scipio in the third Decade of Ab urbe condita and show how Livy fashions the two as "parallel lives." I further explore how this synkrisis reflects issues critical to the political discourse of the late Republic and sets up an exemplary antithesis between Rome's past virtus and her present decline. 

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