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The Capture of the Capitoline in Roman Historical Thinking

In: Mnemosyne
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Jaclyn Neel Greek and Roman Studies, Carleton University Ottawa Canada

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Abstract

This article argues that the stories of Tarpeia and of Manlius Capitolinus are variations on a single, historically attested concern about internal enemies on the Capitoline. Moreover, the unusual presentation of these stories in Ovid in particular can be explained by various chemical properties of the mint, most likely located near the temple of Juno Moneta. Concerns about the safety of the mint in the late Republic may have driven authorial interest in these tales.

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