História (São Paulo)
versão On-line ISSN 1980-4369
GARRAFFONI, Renata Senna. The bandits among romans: the elite's texts and popular perceptions. História [online]. 2007, vol.26, n.1, pp. 133-151. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742007000100011.
This paper discusses two interrelated topics. The first one explores how the Roman elite represented ancient robbers in satirical literature. In this part I shall comment Apuleius' Metamorphoses. The second one focuses on Epigraphy (metallic tablets dedicated to the godess Sulis Minerva that were found in Bath, England) in order to discuss some images of the thievery at Roman popular culture. Archaeological Epigraphic evidence can provide us different approaches to study the banditry perceptions; it can also help us to propose more pluralist approaches to the Roman culture and past.
Palavras-chave : Banditry; Popular Culture; Roman Literature.