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Aelius Aristides And Rome

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Aelius Aristides? works are marked by the ideology of concord and consensus, an ideology that he himself shaped and spread with the aid of epideictic rhetoric. There are two reasons that make it possible and likely, a priori, that Aristides could have had reservations about or hesitations towards Rome. The first reason is of a personal and psychological order. Second, it is necessary to take into account a reason drawn from historical sociology. One may wonder how Aristides? reservations interacted with the approval and the loyalty that he felt towards the Roman Empire in other respects. Aristides? case also displays parallels with the contemporary personas of the holy man and the thaumaturgist, who are gifted with supernatural powers thanks to their proximity to the divine and who played a charismatic role in society.

Keywords: Aelius Aristides; historical sociology; psychological order; Roman empire; supernatural powers

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