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Université de Neuchâtel

Le héros de la liberté : les aventures philosophiques de Caton au Moyen Age latin, de Paul Diacre à Dante

Carron, Delphine ; Schulthess, Daniel (Dir.) ; Imbach, Ruedi (Codir.) ; Casagrande, Carla (Codir.) ; Ricklin, Thomas (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2010.

The study examines the medieval reception of the character of Cato of Utica, a Stoic philosopher and Roman citizen engaged in defending the institutions of the Roman Republic during the second civil war, who committed suicide after the Julius Caesar's victory (46 B.C.E.). The thesis starts by focusing on the Catone dantesco, and in particular on Cato as the warden of the Purgatorio of the...