Marginalii la raportul dintre imaginar şi realitate în opera lui Titus Livius


Understanding the complexity of the human soul led Livy to see the roman imaginary as a dual dynamic system, as an association between a realistic state and a form of utopia born out of sublime aspiration. Any attempt to harmonize the two components inevitably lead to tragedy, to myth and legend, to a narrative in which the great characters of roman history ought to play a fundamental role. So they had to be called to speak and, by the power of the spoken word, to transform the common places of the imaginary in historical reality.