La place du sacramentum militiae  dans la guerre civile opposant César à Pompée

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La place du sacramentum militiae dans la guerre civile opposant César à Pompée

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M. GUEYE, « La place du sacramentum militiae dans la guerre civile opposant César à Pompée », Res Antiquae 12, Brussels, 2015.
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During the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, the military oath which binds the soldier to his army is often violated. Despite this offense, commanders of armed struggle require recursively the oath to their men. Admittedly, this ritual act seems ineffective given the many desertions and mutinies identified, but military leaders use its symbolic and sacred meaning to legitimize on the one hand their « anti-republican » actions, on the other armies fighting in a context deemed impius.
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