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An Extraordinary Military Sacrifice in Florus? A Note on Florus, Epitome II. 24.

Forisek, Péter (2003) An Extraordinary Military Sacrifice in Florus? A Note on Florus, Epitome II. 24. Acta Antiqua, 43 (1-2). pp. 107-112. ISSN 0044-5975

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Abstract

This paper examines a locus from the epitome of P. Annius Florus not yet interpreted (II. 24). After the victory over the Pannonians, Romans threw the weapons into the Sava and Drava rivers. According to written sources Romans offered their gods the weapons of the defeated enemy: they erected a tropaeum, built a hill of weapons, or burnt them. Either way, the archaeological finds show that the practice of throwing the weapons of the enemy into a river was also not unfamiliar to Roman soldiers. In my opinion Florus describes this kind of votive action.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 08:32
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/46636

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