Bacchanalian affair of 186 BC and the cases of expulsion of foreign superstitions from Rome in 428 and 213 BC: similarity and difference.
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Bacchanalian affair of 186 BC and the cases of expulsion of foreign superstitions from Rome in 428 and 213 BC: similarity and difference.
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This article is dedicated to similarity and difference between the Bacchanalian affair of 186 BC and the reasons and procedure of expulsion of foreign cult in 428 and 213 BC on the basis of Livy’s comparison of these three events to each other in his narrative about the Bacchanalian affair and on the basis of his appointing to Bacchanalia’s contradiction to the order of the public roman religious practice like one of the most important reasons of Bacchanalia’s persecution. As the result, it becomes evident, that the persecution of the Bacchanalia by Roman government and the expulsion of foreign cults in 428 and 213 BC were caused by different reasons and that Livy’s comparison of the Bacchanalian affair with these events was a part of his historical method for the thorough and probable representation of the Bacchanalian scandal of 186 BC.
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Bacchanalian affair, Bacchanalia, religio, religio externa in Rome, superstition of 428 and 213 B.C., Livy
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21.09.2012
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31.12.2012
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