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Cato, on the other hand, very dramatically favours capital punishment and supports severitas. Even though one can identify the winner in the historical senatorial debate Cato--, the information that Sallust gives in his account does not allow the reader to identify the winner of the contest in the narrative: the sense that the historian is presenting two competing models of being and behaving in the turmoil of the late Republic is evident.
Gia Sant'Agostino, prima nemico della repressione violenta, divenne in seguito fautore dell'impiego moderato della forza sugli eretici (temperata severitas) (51).
He also defines humanitas as embracing other Roman concepts such as benevolentia, observantia, mansuetudo, facilitas, severitas, dignitas, and gravitas while connected with concepts such as religio, fides and mores (Woolf 1998:55).
Quattor completo anadiendo, entre otros tambien significativos -iudex pauperibus miseretur iniusta, nimia severitas, nimia remissio-, la imprudentiam (scil., "si per imprudentiam male iudicat") que en el juez se entendia impericia o ignorancia.
"Reading for the Moral' in Valerius Maximus: The Case of Severitas." Cambridge Classical Journal 54: 160-87.
In quest'ottica, la simplicitas petroniana sarebbe "nuova" perche scaturirebbe da una morale tollerante e anticonformista ben diversa da quella stoica--pur rimanendo nell'ambito della congettura, e interessante il tentativo di individuare nella sentenza che segue l'epigramma una frecciata contro una ficta severitas, un'austerita artefatta, che era stata rinfacciata a Seneca.
Et ego recolens quod ob gratiam quam invenit apud te, peccatoribus in reconciliatricem et in spem desperatis data esset, prorupi in haec verbis: 'O Mater pietatis, immo ad hoc datus est tibi misericordiae fons in filium, ut omnibus gratia egentibus earn obtineas, et multitudinem peccatorum ac defectuum nostrorum operiat charitas tua copiosa.' Inter quae ilia benigna serenum et placibilem praetendens vulture, ostendit quod quamvis meis exigentibus malls mihi severa appareret repletam earn tamen usque ad summum visceribus charitatis, et pertransitam medullitus dulcedine divinae charitatis; mox enituit dum ad tam exigua verbula severitas praetensa discessit, et naturaliter ingentia serena dulcedo processit."
Instead, he prepares himself for action to right a patent wrong." Senecan or Stoic justice, Nolan explains (266, 264), has multiple elements including clementia or misericordia (figured as Theseus' sympathy for the widows) and severitas or vindicatio (figured as Thesefus' just anger and war against Creon).
The persecution that began with the pinpricks of propaganda was soon to unleash the full fury of inquisitorial severitas, and the threatening clouds of a stormy, shortened lifespan obliged Tyndale, as the very brave man he was, to argue that divine will decreed that the Western church's long-accepted rituals be exchanged for the priorities of faith in Christ he so clearly saw set out in the New Testament.
quoniam historiae severitas nec veritati parcere novit nec
Torquatus did not spend time thinking de voluptatibus suis before acting as he did, it seems clear that in this area the fame of the Torquati lay in their ability to overcome a father's natural affection for his son, and to act with exemplary severitas when the occasion and their own sense of duty seemed to demand it.
Stylistically, the Satyricon thus parodies Roman gravitas and severitas (or the sublime) in favor of levitas and licentia (the bovine): 'The realism of satire had its association with the seamier side of life, the low sexual elements which were studiously avoided in the more elevated literary forms of epic and tragedy' (Sullivan 1968, 100).