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Sur le traitement historique de la Guerre de Troie dans la Chronique de Jean Malalas

Abstract : John Malalas, the famous chronograph of the 6th century, builds in his Chronicle an historical version of the Trojan War from some sources that the Byzantines considered as reliable and which they attributed to men having taken part in the Trojan War, like Dictys of Crete. In his book five which he devotes to the Trojan matter, the chronicler offers us a global and rational summary of a history of conflicts between Greeks and Trojans within an universal history. Going against the tide of Homer and the mythical tradition, the way Malalas treats the Trojan cycle becomes a norm in chronographic writing. We try in this study to see the ins and the specificity of the Chronicle of Malalas and especially to analyze the processes by which the chronograph tries to historicize a legend certainly based on real facts, but distant from our author several centuries already.
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Sitraka Anthony Randrianantoandro. Sur le traitement historique de la Guerre de Troie dans la Chronique de Jean Malalas. Littératures. 2020. ⟨dumas-03137166⟩



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