New Humanists

Wars of Ancient Religion | No Republic Was Ever Greater

March 15, 2023 Ancient Language Institute Episode 43
New Humanists
Wars of Ancient Religion | No Republic Was Ever Greater
Show Notes

The duel between the Horatii brothers and the Curiatii brothers seemed to settle the Roman-Alban dispute and give Rome authority over Alba. But wily Mettius Fufetius has a trick or two up his sleeve. Meanwhile, the one surviving Horatius brother strikes down his sister in cold blood, an incident Jacques-Louis David drew but never ended up painting. The civilized three-on-three duel now threatens to give way to an all-out war of extermination between Rome and Alba. This is the sixth episode of "No Republic Was Ever Greater," a podcast series examining the rise of the Roman Empire through the work of Livy and Machiavelli. 

Livy's Ab Urbe Condita:

Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy:

Fustel de Coulanges's La Cité Antique (French):

Fustel de Coulanges's The Ancient City (English):

Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii:

Nicolas Poussin's Rape of the Sabine Women:'Enl%C3%A8vement_des_Sabines_%E2%80%93_Nicolas_Poussin_%E2%80%93_Mus%C3%A9e_du_Louvre,_INV_7290_%E2%80%93_Q3110586.jpg

Arlette Clavet's Unpublished Studies for 'The Oath of the Horatii':

Corneille's Horace:

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