In this creation of this narrative of friendship featuring the divitis filius and pauperis filius , the declaimer was clearly influenced by cultural and anthropological exemplars of indisputed validity. They range from Seneca's philosophical paradigm of the sapiens to the military vir fortis and the prototype of the certus amicus. Oxymoronic "stans periit" specifically characterizes the poor man's son's aloofness from the ill-fame attached to gladiators. Its also marks his death in battle: scorning the exit offered by the gladiatorial lex pugnandi, he chooses the law for bellica certamina, wihch offers the opportunity to display virtus.
|Titolo:||Gladiatori per "caso": modelli antropologici in [Quintiliano], Declamazioni maggiori,IX|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|