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El Escipión de La Numancia o el miedo a perder la Fama

Jordi Aladro    University of California, USA    

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This work examines how the Cervantine tragedy Numancia portrays the figure of the Roman Consul Scipio, an unscrupulous leader who is more interested in increasing his fame than in achieving a just peace. It seems relevant to highlight the rivalry between Scipio and Theogenes, a rivalry that is neither political nor military, but a fight of egos. Both yearn for the fame and notoriety resulting from unusual feats that will forever be retold. Theogenes substantiates his fame through the mass suicide of his people. Scipio is driven by pride when defeating the brave Numancians through starvation only to fulfil his promise to triumph without spilling Roman blood.

Published
Dec. 1, 2021
Accepted
June 9, 2021
Submitted
Feb. 8, 2021
Language
ES
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-580-3
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-579-7

Keywords: TheogenesScipioFameSuicidePride

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