Tyranny and Law in Thomas More's declamation in reply to Lucian's tyrannicide

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Abstract

The analysis of More's declamation in response to Lucian's Tyrannicide, despite its rhetorical and literary character, may be useful for deducing the importance that More attributes to Law, since its existence and healthy efficacy are the exact opposite of tyranny, as laws are captive to tyranny and are substituted by terror. Tyrannicide, which More accepts as implied in the case, as well as the exiling and overthrowing of the tyrant, are meritorious only when they allow the city's recovery of freedom and the Rule of Law.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages71-88
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventMoreana -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceMoreana
Period1/01/12 → …

Keywords

  • Lucian
  • Rule of Law
  • Thomas More
  • Tyrannicide
  • Tyranny

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