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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.

Pubblicato
01 Dicembre 2021
Accettato
09 Giugno 2021
Presentato
08 Febbraio 2021
Lingua
ES
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-580-3
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-579-7