Ercole e Roma.
- Series: Monografie del Centro Ricerche di Documentazione sull'Antichità Classica, 17
- Format: 17 x 24 cm
- Binding: Paperback with Dust Jacket
- Pages and Illustrations: 148, 24 b/w ill
- Publication Year: 1997
Anche se dal settentrione etrusco e dal mezzogiorno greco venivano ai Romani ideazioni e rappresentazioni di Eracle visto come eroe protetto da Fiera, per secoli i Romani resistettero all'influsso delle civilt
Even if the images and representations of Hercules depicted as a hero protected by Fiera came to the Romans from the Etruscan north and the Greek south, the Romans resisted the influence of their neighboring civilizations for centuries. They preserved their cult of a supreme local divinity, Ercules whose name might appear similar to that of Erakles, but only in terms of superficial philology. The Roman's divine couple, and that of other centers in Lazio, was composed of Hercules and the celestial goddess Diana (Diviana); these were figureless cults. When they began to feel the need of divine images, they transformed their neighbor's representations without perceiving that in the case of Ercole, there was no relationship or affinity with Hercules.
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