Contese per la proedria anche nell’Ade: Alessandro figlio di Filippo, Annibale cartaginese e Luciano di Samosata


  • Domitilla Campanile

Parole chiave:

Lucian, Dialogues of the Dead, Competition, Primacy


This article deals with the 12th Lucian’s Dialogue of the Dead. In the text, three of the greatest generals – Alexander, Hannibal, and Scipio – debate about who of them deserves the pride of place before Minos the judge. The author of the present paper aims at placing this dialogue within the broader cultural, political and historical context of the Second Century AD.