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The Ethics of Murder

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Before 133 BC, the Roman republic had solved political crises by compromise and without violence; after that year, murder was acceptable in Roman politics, and the civil wars followed. Was it what ... More


Robert Bellarmine and the Potestas Indirecta: Continental Repercussions

Stefania Tutino

in Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740536
eISBN:
9780199894765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740536.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on France, where both James’s Oath of Allegiance and Bellarmine’s theory were vivaciously and dramatically debated, especially after the assassination of King Henri IV by a ... More


The Dynamics of the ‘Tyrannicide’

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0039
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The evening before the assassination, Caesar was among the guests at supper at the house of Marcus Lepidus, his magister equitum, and the discussion turned to the question: what kind of death would ... More


The Risorgimento and the Origins of Anarchist Violence

Nunzio Pernicone and Fraser M. Ottanelli

in Assassins against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041877
eISBN:
9780252050565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 highlights the continuity between the Risorgimento and Italian anarchist activities during the movement’s formative years. Specifically, it describes how anarchist violence based on ... More


Malfattori: Government Repression and Anarchist Violence

Nunzio Pernicone and Fraser M. Ottanelli

in Assassins against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041877
eISBN:
9780252050565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041877.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 2 explains the role of government repression as the primary precipitant of Italian anarchist violence. Specifically it describes how, in a climate of growing economic hardship and social ... More


Lincoln's Assassination and John Wilkes Booth's Confederate Connection

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The tragedy of Abraham Lincoln's death gripped the North like no other event in the nation's young history. Southerners had lost their only hope for a just and magnanimous peace. However, like so ... More


Divided Loyalties

Judith N. Shklar

Samantha Ashenden and Andreas Hess (eds)

in On Political Obligation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300214994
eISBN:
9780300245417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter continues the debate about different interpretations of what it means to remain loyal to God, and the conflict such loyalty can establish and sustain between believers’ religious ... More


Law’s Nature: Philosophy as a Legal Argument in Cicero’s Writings

Benedikt Forschner

in Cicero's Law: Rethinking Roman Law of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474408820
eISBN:
9781474426763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408820.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The paper deals with the use of philosophical arguments in Cicero's legal writings, in particular his forensic speeches. It tries to demonstrate that Cicero developed a unique, holistic theory of ... More


Filmer's patriarchalism versus Jesuit political ideas

Cesare Cuttica

in Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and the Patriotic Monarch: Patriarchalism in seventeenth-century political thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083747
eISBN:
9781781704745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083747.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Besides patriots, Filmer targeted the theories of papal temporal power advanced by the Jesuits Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) and Francisco Suarez (1548-1617). Thus, chapter 3 unravels ... More


Hobbes, Slavery, and Despotical Rule

Mary Nyquist

in Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015538
eISBN:
9780226015675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015675.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins by considering the interdependency of the theoretical and rhetorical aims mobilized by Hobbes's opposition to antityrannicism. Both tyranny and its complement, political slavery, ... More


(S)wept from power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III

Ann Kaegi

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shakespeare’s English history plays are customarily referred to as chronicle histories, yet several could also be termed complaint histories, none more so than Richard III. Although the events ... More


Troublesome priests: responses to clerical support for republicanism

Brian Heffernan

in Freedom and the Fifth Commandment: Catholic priests and political violence in Ireland, 1919-21

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090486
eISBN:
9781781706862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090486.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Support for the IRA took place as far away from the limelight as possible. Nevertheless republican priests had to account for themselves often enough, to their bishop or religious superior for ... More


The Topography and Phenomenology of the Public Cemetery

Nathan T. Arrington

in Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199369072
eISBN:
9780199369096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199369072.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter explores how the space for public burial shaped the ways mourners interacted with the graves and remembered the dead. Drawing on a comprehensive survey of the archaeological evidence, ... More


‘Congiure contro a uno principe’: Machiavelli and Humanist Literature

Marta Celati

in Conspiracy Literature in Early Renaissance Italy: Historiography and Princely Ideology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863625
eISBN:
9780191895999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863625.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The final chapter examines the relationship between Machiavelli’s work and fifteenth-century literature on conspiracies. The analysis highlights the role that this humanist literature played in the ... More


Daggers and Dangers (Brutus 1.5, 16.4, 52.1–4, 7–8; 19–20)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The consideration of one specific Life—see ch. 9—is expanded by a look at passages which show density but more briefly than the criteria require, and at a substantial passage which exemplifies ... More


Picturing History: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Tyrannicide in the Art of Classical Athens and Early Imperial China

Jeremy Tanner

in How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190649890
eISBN:
9780190649913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649890.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, Jeremy Tanner examines two series of images—one from Classical Athens and one from Han China—of political assassinations, more specifically “tyrannicides.” These images were ... More


The Spectre of Civil War: Literary Reactions to the Death of Oldenbarnevelt

Freya Sierhuis

in The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics and the Stage in the Dutch Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749738
eISBN:
9780191814037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749738.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 4 examines the torrent of pamphlets that accompanied the fall from power of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. Most of the pamphlets produced immediately before and after the Prince of Orange’s coup ... More


The Common Law of Mankind, the Common Enemies of Mankind

Daniel Lee

in The Right of Sovereignty: Jean Bodin on the Sovereign State and the Law of Nations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198755531
eISBN:
9780191816703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755531.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Public International Law

Roman law described the law of nations [ius gentium] as that law common to all mankind based on natural reason and consensus. This law recognized war, conquest, and slavery as legally permissible, ... More


Demosthenes’ Early Career: Against Leptines and Other Speeches

Guy Westwood

in The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198857037
eISBN:
9780191890130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857037.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 begins the case studies by examining Demosthenes’ four speeches from the 350s BC: one for personal delivery (Against Leptines) and three for delivery by others (Against Androtion, Against ... More


Tyrannos basileus: Imperial Legitimacy and Usurpation in Early Byzantium

John Haldon and Nikos Panou

in Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shifts the focus to the Eastern empire, examining the evolution of perceptions of tyranny in Byzantium from the late Roman period to the eighth century. The chapter shows that these ... More


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