On the basis of fragmentary POxy IV, 665 and Books XI-XII of Diodorus Siculus, the author tries to resize the revolt led by the Sicel leader Ducetius, after the fall of the Emmenid and Deinomenid tyrants. The existence of a strong component of “foreigners” and “mercenaries” (xenoi and misthophoroi) established in the same situation in the indigenous towns, is an opportunity to interpret the Sicel movement on the basis of historiographical models, deriving largely from Timaeus of Tauromenium. The Sicel revolt would have been inspired by the struggles between “mercenaries” and old citizens (archaioi politai), and Timaeus – author inclined to Sicel issues – has perhaps integrated, with late episodes familiar to him, the convulsive events of the v century, already illustrated by the oldest Syracusan historians (Antiochus and Philistus).
|Titolo:||Stranieri, mercenari e indigeni nella tradizione storiografica siceliota|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|