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GIARDINA, Andrea. The fascist myth of romanity. Estud. av. [online]. 2008, vol.22, n.62, pp.55-76. ISSN 0103-4014.

This essay aims to analyze how the myth of Rome was used by Mussolini to create a fascist specificity that coincided with a specificity of the Italian nation. Ritual practices, gestures, values and symbols were retaken, sometimes arbitrarily, in order to build a myth that generated new ambiguities and that, different from Nazism, constituted a hindrance to the survival of "romanity" after Mussolini.

Keywords : Fascism; Ancient Rome; Myth; Religion of politics.

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