Politiche matrimoniali di tiranni di Sicilia tra V e IV secolo a.c.

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[automatically translated] In the relationship between metropolitan and colonial societies in the ancient world, the marriage practices of tyrants or dominant aristocracies are a factor which seems to overcome, to paraphrase Fernand Braudel, the rigidly defined barriers imposed by the categories of political, social and economic and appear below the same shape throughout the greek world and in a time frame spanning several centuries. This element, properly considered, can broaden the discussion to another story and, through very different backgrounds, to study the connections sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden among the many currents that together weave the network of a civilization and help consolidate without schemes or prejudice the identity values. This paper analyzes the twin policies of the tyrants of Sicily between the fifth and fourth centuries, policies while responding to concrete political plans, at the same time take on a particular symbolic value given that marriage is an excellent detector of the mechanisms of a society , a parameter that allows to assess the most diverse aspects such as sexuality, behavioral codes, the ritual tradition, the position of women, the image that you want to give of ourselves to others. The elusive and protean nature of tyrannical power using more various expedients to find answers to its problematic legal consistency. A marriage between two aristocratic families of different cities opens the plot of political relations between Emminidi and Dinomenidi as well as a prudent and unusual marriage policy is practiced by the same Dionysius to strengthen its power. With this double political tyrants of Sicily they are part of a tradition that has already successfully experimented in the metropolitan area, a tradition that seems to resume its customary patterns of archaic aristocracy whose members there were ties that went beyond even the united states and often royal families from different regions . The image of prestige, power and wealth, the three components which summarizes the greek world the idea of aristocracy, these alliances were in the highest display double. With this double political tyrants of Sicily they are part of a tradition that has already successfully experimented in the metropolitan area, a tradition that seems to resume its customary patterns of archaic aristocracy whose members there were ties that went beyond even the united states and often royal families from different regions . The image of prestige, power and wealth, the three components which summarizes the greek world the idea of aristocracy, these alliances were in the highest display double. With this double political tyrants of Sicily they are part of a tradition that has already successfully experimented in the metropolitan area, a tradition that seems to resume its customary patterns of archaic aristocracy whose members there were ties that went beyond even the united states and often royal families from different regions . The image of prestige, power and wealth, the three components which summarizes the greek world the idea of aristocracy, these alliances were in the highest display double. tradition that seems to resume its customary patterns of archaic aristocracy whose members there were ties that went beyond even the united states and often royal families from different regions. The image of prestige, power and wealth, the three components which summarizes the greek world the idea of aristocracy, these alliances were in the highest display double. tradition that seems to resume its customary patterns of arch
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAlleanze e parentele: le affinità elettive nella Storiografia sulla Sicilia Antica
Pages92-108
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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