Stoic opposition from Nero to Domitian
It has been argued that the so-called "Stoic opposition" to the Roman principate which characterized the period 54-96 A.D. was based on a doctrinal objection, derived from Stoic tenets, to the principle of hereditary succession to monarchy. Others have seen the opposition as the work of a group of Republicans who refused to recognize the legitimacy of any sole ruler."*" I reject both views. I suggest instead that the "opposition" of a small group of senatorial Stoics to the emperors of...[Show more]
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