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In the volume under review, Uta Schmidt-Clausen offers the first sizable introduction, translation and notes on the Quinquennalis seditio atque rebellis Ubiorum status by the German Jesuit writer Franz Xaver Trips (1630-1696).
22) Quienes estudian el mundo clasico hacen una distincion entre seditio y tumultus: marcan una diferencia entre los actos de violencia colectiva que tenian connotaciones politicas o militares, a los que llaman sediciones o rebeliones, y los que se hallaban desprovistos de ellas, que denominan tumultos o turbamulta.
Inde etiam per totam Regni ejus latitudinem bellum, seditio, et fames exoritur: inde etiam tellus non solum debita cultura privatur, sed omni rectitudine viduata desolatur.
Seditio is a complex and articulated idea, and it reappears across diverse epochs and very different political forms that, though they belong to the same cultural sphere, have completely different significations.
In Latin we witness a similar complication, where seditio seems to derive, according to Benveniste, from the Indo-European * swe.
The difference between secessio (a moderate, 'reasonable' opposition) and seditio (the conditions immediately preceding bellum civile) also corresponds to the different relations between the social forces at work in the political sphere.
ac veluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est seditio, saevitque animis ignobile vulgus, iamque faces et saxa volant--furor arma ministrat-- tum pietate gravem et meritis si forte virum quem conspexere, silent arrectisque auribus adstant; ille regit dictis animos, et pectora mulcet: sic cunctus pelagi cecidit fragor.
Criticism of an emperor's lapses of faith or morals was a "moral and civic duty, not seditio or laesa maiestas" (199).
ac ueluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est seditio saeuitque animis ignobile uulgus, iamque faces et saxa volant, furor arma ministrat; tum, pietate grauem ac meritis si forte uirum quem conspexere, silent arrectisque auribus astant; ille regit dictis animos et pectora mulcet.
1]: animus EFH 148,12 praecipu(a)e A: praecipue EFH 168,11 si uos A: suos EFKH 194,2 imflammatione A: infl- EFH 196,23 lacrumi A: lacrimis EFH 199,13-14 illae seditio / A: illae seditiones EH (illa sedicio F) 199,3 odum A: odium EFH 214,13 requit A: requirit EFH [234.
Of course, it remains possible that Fabius had in mind a more politically charged Latin word such as seditio or tumultus.