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Title: Il racconto di Prisco di Panion sugli ambasciatori persiani alla corte di Leone I
Subtitle: Un esercizio di comunicazione
Author(s): SANTAMATO, Emanuele
Volume: 84 Date: 2014
The article introduces a textual analysis of three passages in Priscus of Panion (HGM, I, fr. 31; 37; 41) on the subject of Roman-Persian relations for the control of Armenia and the Caspian Gates. After having verified the historical connection of the three texts and their different intentions, a coherent communication method comes to light, through which the same event may be represented in the same work three different times with different features. This approach of Priscus is matched with some methodological statements found in Eunapius of Sardis. A textual controversy about the third text adduced in the comparison is also discussed.