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Cato the Elder, Livy, and Xenophon's Anabasis

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This article argues firstly that Cato the Elder’s account of a daring plan involving the tribune Caedicius in the First Punic War is modelled on a scene in Xenophon’s Anabasis. It then argues that Livy’s account of a heroic escape in the First Samnite War orchestrated by P. Decius Mus is modelled not just on the First Punic War episode described by Cato, as scholars have suggested, but on the same passage of Xenophon; it also proposes that Livy’s use of Xenophon may be mediated through Cato. ...

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10.1163/1568525X-12342352

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Author
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
Journal:
Mnemosyne More from this journal
Volume:
71
Issue:
5
Pages:
823–849
Publication date:
2017-11-01
Acceptance date:
2017-04-07
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EISSN:
1568-525X
ISSN:
0026-7074
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pubs:688040
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uuid:cfb62027-0828-43d8-bfac-12b6ee9d8f44
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pubs:688040
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688040
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2017-04-07

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