Journal | Axon
Journal issue | 7 | 1 | 2023
Research Article | Dedication of Lucius Mummius to Olympian Zeus

Dedication of Lucius Mummius to Olympian Zeus

After the defeat of the Achaean League and the destruction of Corinth in 146 BC, the Roman general Lucius Mummius Achaicus toured Greece in order to reorganise the Greek territory now under Roman rule. In addition to settling political disputes between cities, Mummius left several offerings and monuments in important cities, temples, and sanctuaries. Taking as a starting point this dedication by Lucius Mummius of an equestrian statue to the Olympian Zeus, we will analyse the different media and communication strategies employed by Lucius Mummius to mark his victory and his exploits in the collective memory of the Greeks.

Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: Jan. 31, 2023 | Accepted: April 11, 2023 | Published Aug. 3, 2023 | Language: fr

Keywords Olympian ZeusAchean LeagueLucius Mummius AchaicusRoman aristocratic ethosMeritocracy

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