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Blessures de guerre

Abstract : This dictionnary article presents the diversity of war wounds in Roman warfare, sorted by body area and weapon type. It also deals with the logistical problem of the management of the wounded soldiers, the main characteristics of the Roman military medical system and finally the concern that Roman generals could show to their disabled troops. Finally, in comparison with the epic Greek but also Roman models, a reflection is conducted on the bodily norms and values relating to risk-taking in combat. It challenges the traditionally assumed links between injury and heroic courage and rather emphasizes the ideal of bodily integrity.
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Sophie Hulot. Blessures de guerre. Bodiou, Lydie; Mehl, Véronique. Dictionnaire du corps dans l’Antiquité, Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp.98-102, 2019, Histoire, 978-2-7535-7754-1. ⟨hal-03195402⟩



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