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Raymonde Monnier

Departing from Mario Turchetti's study on the concept of tyranny and tyrannicide, the author sets out to explore its specific use in the political discourse in the eighteenth century. Originally, as in the works of Plato and Montesquieu, tyranny was used in reference to degenerate forms of government. Tyranny and tyrannicide gained additional significance with its inclusion in the virulent discourse during the radicalization of the French Revolution. Based on the myth of Brutus and other classical sources, anti-tyrannical rhetoric in the form revolutionary literature and propaganda spurted political activism. As the figure of the king became the main obstacle to liberty and the foundation of a new republic, tyranny and tyrannicide became key concepts in the revolutionary movements.

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Elizabeth Hoyt and Gašper Jakovac

nature of just and unjust causes’ (p. 129). Quabeck then turns to the question of right intention, examining Brutus and Cassius as case studies. She lauds Brutus’s concern for the common good; as she concedes, however, right intention does not alone

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[I] ‘did write this Wyll with my own hand’

Simulation and Dissimulation in Isabella Whitney’s ‘Wyll and Testament’

Vassiliki Markidou

highlights its contemporary reality, one expects it to begin with its glorious past and thus refer to London's origins and its mythic founder, the Trojan Brutus. However, ‘Wyll and Testament’ omits the stock portrayal of London as Troynovant, namely as the

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A Transtextual Hermeneutic Journey

Horst Rosenthal's Mickey au camp de Gurs (1942)

Yaakova Sacerdoti

find themselves locked up against their will and for no action of their own. In Dante's inferno, Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun are condemned to wallow in boiling blood forever because they were bloodthirsty killers; Judas, Brutus and Cassius

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David Hawkes

desire for false equivalence that turns Coriolanus ’s plebians against the hero for, as Brutus comments, Coriolanus ‘hath no equal’. In Titus Andronicus , Tamora Queen of the Goths appeals to a similar equality when she asks the Romans for clemency: ‘if

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Jeffrey B. Griswold

's predominance’ invokes a Galenic framework, casting the night in humoral terms. 21 Just as Portia questions Brutus's decision ‘To walk unbraced and suck up the humors / Of the dank morning’, exposing himself to ‘vile contagion of the night’, we might question

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Shakespeare’s Orientalism Revisited

A Postcolonial Study of the Appropriation of Arabic/Islamic Allusions and Matters in the Bard’s Oeuvre

Mahmoud F. Al-Shetawi

wilderness and a desert, wide and vast. In Coriolanus , Shakespeare also refers to Arabia as a desert. Coriolanus's mother, Volumnia, rails against Tribunes, Sicinius and Brutus as follows: ‘I would my son / Were in Arabia, and thy tribe before him, / His

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Heidi Hakkarainen

1848–1933 [The crisis of humanism: Educational ideal and cultural criticism in Sweden 1848–1933] (Stockholm: Brutus Östlings Bokförelag Symposion, 1999), 77–106. 95 Aleksi Vesanto, Filip Ginter, Hannu Salmi, Asko Nivala, Reetta Sippola, Heli Rantala

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Pablo Facundo Escalante

revolutionary rupture, which heralds a different future, would be lived daily as an individual and collective experience. The new town names—the Brutus , the Montagnes , the Émiles, the Égalités—will erase from the French soil the signs of the old times

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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

denotes an inability to stand up for oneself; to resist importunity; to fight rather than concede. In his Life of Brutus , for instance, Plutarch complains that some men ‘dare deny nothing’. This charge of dysōpia , ‘fecklessness’, seems fitting for