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« Complot au Carcer : un nouveau regard sur l’affaire Pleminius (204-194 a.C.) »

Abstract : This paper reconsiders a well-known episode of the second Punic war, the Pleminius case. It deals more particularly with one of Livy’s versions, according to which the legate died ten years after being imprisoned for trying to foment a project of arson, in order to escape his prison. This case has often been discussed since Mommsen, and the hypothesis of a conspiracy has been dismissed many times. However, it seems that several methodological approaches have been neglected or, on the contrary, too quickly adopted in the study of the case : to reconsider the event by integrating some recent works on Roman imprisonment and to replace it in the longue durée of the republican period leads to new interpretations of both Pleminius’s plot and death.
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Romain Millot. « Complot au Carcer : un nouveau regard sur l’affaire Pleminius (204-194 a.C.) ». Dialogues d'histoire ancienne, Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté ; Paris : diff. CID, 2019, 45 (1), p. 89-110. ⟨hal-03655626⟩



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