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Spartacus - History and tradition - 05-06/06/2017, Lublin (Poland)


Three decades of a rather distinctive silence of history on these problems give particularly rich research opportunities, which should not, however, focus only on the popularity of Spartacus in tradition and myth. While in the recent years there have been several works published about Spartacus, valuable assessments of purely historical nature have been very few. It can be even suggested that nowadays Spartacus is somewhat threatened by the fate of remaining an eternal and universal icon of popular culture. This also results largely from the nature of historical accounts referring to Spartacus, which were limited in number, often rhetorical and of various provenance, but always written from the Roman perspective only. The scale of difficulties in studying this topic is consequently determined by the said problems. It is also a serious challenge, but not only for the scholars of the Late Roman Republic- the echoes of Spartacus’ rebellion were heard for a long time in the tradition of the Empire and then Byzantium. Undoubtedly, these initially suggested and necessarily proposed research problems will trigger extremely important questions concerning non-standard research methods and, perhaps, equally original methodology. It is possibly too early to declare any interdisciplinary nature of the conference, but it appears that the topic itself guarantees the diversity in approaches, opinions and analyses

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 05-06/06/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Department of Ancient History at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin




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