The duel between the Horatii brothers and the Curiatii brothers seemed to settle the Roman-Alban dispute and give Rome authority over Alba. But wily Mettius Fufetius has a trick or two up his sleeve. Meanwhile, the one surviving Horatius brother strikes down his sister in cold blood, an incident Jacques-Louis David drew but never ended up painting. The civilized three-on-three duel now threatens to give way to an all-out war of extermination between Rome and Alba. This is the sixth episode of "No Republic Was Ever Greater," a podcast series examining the rise of the Roman Empire through the work of Livy and Machiavelli.
Livy's Ab Urbe Condita: https://amzn.to/3gYwtbh
Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy: https://amzn.to/3NtNBSj
Fustel de Coulanges's La Cité Antique (French): https://amzn.to/3yzATuZ
Fustel de Coulanges's The Ancient City (English): https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780648690542
Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_the_Horatii
Nicolas Poussin's Rape of the Sabine Women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_the_Sabine_Women#/media/File:L'Enl%C3%A8vement_des_Sabines_%E2%80%93_Nicolas_Poussin_%E2%80%93_Mus%C3%A9e_du_Louvre,_INV_7290_%E2%80%93_Q3110586.jpg
Arlette Clavet's Unpublished Studies for 'The Oath of the Horatii': https://www.jstor.org/stable/1552932
Corneille's Horace: https://amzn.to/41zF1Iy
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