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Hannibal: imagining the enemy in the Roman Republic

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posted on 2022-03-28, 13:32 authored by Joel A. L. Evans
What we understand as 'gender' and 'sexuality' were interrelated concepts, nested within the patchwork of moral and immoral behaviours defined within the value system of the Roman elite. Roman authors perpetuated this discourse in a moralising fashion, using illustrious and notorious Romans as behavioural exemplars; but what of foreign enemies? How did Roman 'gender' values affect their representation by Latin writers such as Cicero and Livy? Hannibal is known to us predominantly through reports of his clashes with Rome. This thesis examines the representations of Hannibal by Cicero, Livy, and some of their sources, arguing for, inter alia, a 'gendered' representation.


Table of Contents

Introduction -- Chapter One. On ‘gender’ -- Chapter Two. Roman ‘gender’ -- Chapter Three. Republican Hannibals -- Chapter Four: Livy’s Hannibal --Conclusion-- Bibliography.


Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 77-89

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Lea Beness


Copyright Joel A.L. Evans 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




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Former Identifiers

mq:70197 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1261206