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Parrhesia in Cassius Dio

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The story of how parrhêsia (“freedom of speech” or “frank speech”) went from a political liberty under the Republic to an indulgence under the Principate is one of the underexplored themes of the Late Republican and Imperial books of Dio’s Roman History. The theme was an old one as Tacitus and others had discussed the decline of libertas and eloquentia following the triumph of Augustus. But the scope of Dio’s work allowed him to explore the use (and abuse) of parrhêsia from the Late Republic ...

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10.1163/9789004335318_015

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Classics Faculty
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Brill
Host title:
Cassius Dio: Greek Intellectual and Roman Politician
Publication date:
2016-11-28
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900432416X
ISBN-13:
9789004324169
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2017-06-27

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