TITLE

CHAPTER 169: On Heroic Language: The Fas Gentium

PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Universal Right;2000, p149
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 169 of Book One of "Universal Right," by Giambattista Vico, translated and edited by Giorgio Pinton and Margaret Diehl is presented. It discusses the move of the Optimates, who founded the Greater Gentes, to introduce a language for themselves and highlights the origin of homines novi or the new people. It notes that the new people were the first of their own kind who had acquired some public office within the commonwealth.
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76301608

 

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