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TYRANT, government. The chief magistrate of the state, whether legitimate or otherwise, who violates the constitution to act arbitrarily contrary to justice. Toull. tit. prel. n. 32.
     2. The term tyrant and usurper, are sometimes used as synonymous, because usurpers are almost always tyrants; usurpation is itself a tyrannical act, but properly speaking, the words usurper and tyrant convey different ideas. A king may become a tyrant, although legitimate, when he acts despotically; while a usurper may cease to be a tyrant by governing according to the dictates of justice.
     3. This term is sometimes applied to persons in authority who violate the laws and act arbitrarily towards others. Vide Despotism.

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Non puo stupirci allora che l'appassionata invettiva contro il tiranno che per venticinque anni ha vessato una citta che potrebbe essere proprio Bologna, da cui ha preso le mosse il nostro discorso, resti un frammento destinato--per quanto ci e dato sapere--a una fruizione rigorosamente privata; cosi come analogo destino sembrano aver avuto le pagine di Heliogalbalus, (19) un singolare racconto a chiave in cui il protagonista, depravato "princeps lenonum", ha caratteri cosi simili al tiranno che e al centro della vibrante denuncia post mortem contenuta nella Declamatio in tyrannos.
Elogios, e Ramalhete de Flores Borrifado com os Sangve dos Religiosos da Companhia de Iesu, a quem os tyrannos do Imperio de Iappao tirarao as vidas por odio da Fe Catholica.
Rocco (1997) offers an acute reading of OT as instance of the "dialectic of Enlightenment" of Dorkheimer and Adorno: "Yet if it is true that 'as a negation of the possibility of a systematic order of knowledge, tragedy itself is one of the finest examples of this supposedly impossible order,' then Oedipus Tyrannos is indeed one of the finest examples of that kind of tragedy.
See Stephanus Junius Brutus, Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos (Madrid: Tecnos, 2008) p.
El tyrannos tragico exhibe, segun Seaford, las cuatro caracteristicas del tyrannos historico: preocupacion por el dinero, abuso del ritual, crimen intrafamiliar y endogamia.
Her essay, "Eros tyrannos," begins with a pedagogical experiment in which students are promised that they will come to love poetry if they will memorize a Shakespeare sonnet and recite it aloud in class.
Of a sentence in the anonymous Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos (1579), "I would willingly demand .
El texto hugonote Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos (1579) sexualiza el tiranicidio, pero con un signo negativo: los tiranicidas son como mujeres que, en lugar de concebir hijos, "'conceive vanities and beget lies', a monstrous illegitimate birth" (Stoc ker 102).
Et ideo ego adulescentulos existimo in scholis stultissimos fieri, quia nihil ex his, quae in usu habemus aut audiunt aut vident, sed piratas cum catenis in litore stantes, sed tyrannos edicta scribentes quibus imperent filiis ut patrum suorum capita praecidant, sed responsa in pestilentiam data, ut virgines tres aut plures immolentur, sed mellitos verborum globulos, et omnia dicta factaque quasi papavere et sesamo sparsa.
En este sentido, la literatura monarcomaca, entre la que destacan las Vindiciae contra tyrannos escritas en 1579 por un autor anonimo que adopta el simbolico nombre de Junius Brutus, propugna que el rey debia firmar un contrato con el pueblo, personificado en la figura del magistrado inferior, que naturalmente evocaba los juramentos de observancia de las leyes que los diarcas espartanos prestaban ante los eforos (X.
Contra Judaeos et haereticos opponit [sujet: Ecclesia] doctores sanctos, aperiens (Luc XXIV) eis sensum, ut intelligant Scripturas; contra schismaticos sanctorum communionem, regimen praelatorum et obedientiam subditorum; contra paganorum et sarracenorum violentiam gladium materialem; contra tyrannos et falsos fratres gladium spiritualem, qui et contra haereticos et schismaticos exercetur, ut compellantur intrare et ad Ecclesiam redire, Jacques de Vitry, Ad fratres ordinis militaris, insignitos Militiae Christi, ed.
Nor does one find among the Lutherans the French Protestant exploration of constitutional resistance, as in the work of Theodore Beza and Franz Hotman, or in Huguenot tracts such as Vindiciae, Contra Tyrannos and Reveillematin des Francois.