Dionysius of Halicarnassus (History of Archaic Rome VII 3-11), deriving from Timaeus of Tauromenium, offers a detailed picture of the life and deeds of Aristode- mus of Cumae, and describes him as a «tyrant». The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that Aristodemus, despite being a «demagogue» hated by the Cumaean aristocracy, was actually a king (βασιλεύς), with political, military and religious powers.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Cuma and the tyranny of Aristodemus: political-institutional aspects|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||ERGA / LOGOI|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|