This paper aims at discussing Diodoros’ terminology (books xi-xx) about political collaboration and opposition. First of all, Diodoros often employs a relatively late terminology ; his vocabulary seems to depend on Hellenistic Greek rather than on the language of his sources. Furthermore, while some of the considered words show an exclusive military significance or express a ‘military’ perception of collaboration and opposition in the context of violent political ‘battles’, the words referring to the specific language of internal political collaboration and opposition are relatively rare. Both facts seem to reflect the culture of an age in which direct political participation was no longer present. Finally, it is worth noting that, when Diodoros refers to internal politics, terminology of ‘practical’ significance prevails on ‘ideological’ lexis. It can be concluded that Diodoros’ vocabulary, in this particular field, seems to be partially original in comparison with that of his sources.

Bearzot, C. S., Diodoro: il lessico della collaborazione e dell’opposizione, Studi ellenistici, 30, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa-Roma 2016: 291-304 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/83021]

Diodoro: il lessico della collaborazione e dell’opposizione

Bearzot, Cinzia Susanna
Primo
2016

Abstract

This paper aims at discussing Diodoros’ terminology (books xi-xx) about political collaboration and opposition. First of all, Diodoros often employs a relatively late terminology ; his vocabulary seems to depend on Hellenistic Greek rather than on the language of his sources. Furthermore, while some of the considered words show an exclusive military significance or express a ‘military’ perception of collaboration and opposition in the context of violent political ‘battles’, the words referring to the specific language of internal political collaboration and opposition are relatively rare. Both facts seem to reflect the culture of an age in which direct political participation was no longer present. Finally, it is worth noting that, when Diodoros refers to internal politics, terminology of ‘practical’ significance prevails on ‘ideological’ lexis. It can be concluded that Diodoros’ vocabulary, in this particular field, seems to be partially original in comparison with that of his sources.
Italiano
978-88-6227-892-8
Fabrizio Serra Editore
Bearzot, C. S., Diodoro: il lessico della collaborazione e dell’opposizione, Studi ellenistici, 30, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa-Roma 2016: 291-304 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/83021]
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