LEGITIMATE VIOLENCE IN ILLEGITIMATE TIMES: DIO’S THEORIES OF LEGITIMACY

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Title LEGITIMATE VIOLENCE IN ILLEGITIMATE TIMES: DIO’S THEORIES OF LEGITIMACY
 
Creator Beek, A L
 
Subject Classics; Ancient History; Historiography
Legitimacy; banditry; Cassius Dio; leisteia; mos maiorum
 
Description Comparing legitimacy in the three different contexts of literaryleisteia, Late Republican civil war actors, and contemporary Severanemperors reveals Dio to be consistent when discussing legitimateviolence. In all three, Dio presents establishing legitimacy as aprimary factor in attaining power. As the required skills to achievepower differed from those for ruling, the resulting ruler could bedisastrous. Through employing the ‘noble bandit’ topos, Dioquestions the emperors’ suitability, comparing them to bandits.Overall, Dio interprets Late Republican history differently from hissources for Republican history. In his view, future statesmen cannotrely upon the mos maiorum.
 
Publisher Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies
 
Contributor
 
Date 2020-04-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Historical Inquiry; Literary Analysis;
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/999
10.7445/64-0-999
 
Source Akroterion; Vol 64 (2019)
2079-2883
0303-1896
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://akroterion.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/999/1030
 
Coverage
Imperial Period; Late Republic

 
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