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8 Tyrants

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Legendary Rome saw two founders after Romulus: Brutus and Camillus. Multiple stories and story-types exist for the founding figures of Rome. In the case of Camillus, the pattern of dyadic rivalry is mixed with not only his role as founder, but also with the discourse of tyranny. The element of dyadic rivalry is most marked in the case of Manlius, which may be linked to Camillus' status as a new founder of the city. Although only Livy's narrative of these men survives complete, it is full enough to offer important conclusions. Chief among these is the strong possibility that Camillus is a late addition to the tale that reshapes the narrative to resemble the conflicts of the first century more closely. The addition of Camillus, the city's second founder, to Manlius' story also provides a parallel to the tale of Romulus and Remus.

Keywords: Camillus; Manlius; Remus; Romulus; tyranny in Rome



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