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  Holy Spirit Interactive: Fr. William P. Saunders - Does the Church Condone Tyrannicide?
Technically, there are two classes of tyrants: a tyrant by usurpation (tyrannus in titulo), a ruler who has illegitimately seized power; and a tyrant by oppression (tyrannus in regimine), a ruler who wields power unjustly, oppressively, and arbitrarily.
Tyrannicide has had support from various philosophers and theologians through the centuries, including the ancient Greeks and Romans, most notably Cicero; Catholics, most notably John of Salisbury (d.
Keep in mind that an act of justifiable tyrannicide would have to be an act of last resort, when no other reasonable course of action is available to protect the community.
www.holyspiritinteractive.net /columns/williamsaunders/straightanswers/132.asp   (980 words)

  
  Tyrannicide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not all overthrowings of tyrants involve tyrannicide because the tyrant might either be killed in battle, kill themselves, or they may be deposed.
Hipparchus (527 BC-514 BC), son of Pisistratus; Hipparchus was murdered by Harmodius and Aristogeiton, the original tyrannicides.
John Wilkes Booth considered the assasination of Abraham Lincoln to be tyrannicide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tyrannicide   (221 words)

  
 Does the Church Condone Tyrannicide?
The moral issue here is that of tyrannicide — the killing of a tyrant, and specifically, the killing of a tyrant by a private person for the common good.
Tyrannicide has had support from various philosophers and theologians through the centuries, including the ancient Greeks and Romans, most notably Cicero; Catholics, most notably John of Salisbury (d.
Keep in mind that an act of justifiable tyrannicide would have to be an act of last resort, when no other reasonable course of action is available to protect the community.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/religion/re0476.html   (1035 words)

  
 Wohl APA 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tyrannicide legend contrasts this democratic eros to the tyrannical lust of Hipparchus.
It is this same logic that attributes the mutilation of the Herms to a tyrannical conspiracy: the Herms, as Winkler argued, represented the democratic citizen in his sexual and political autarchy, and so their mutilation is an unmanning, a castration of the demos.
Thus the textual crux in Thucydides 6 is part of a broader crisis in Athenian masculinity, and while it seeks a textual cure for this crisis in the tyrannicide digression, the juxtaposition of the two narratives merely bespeaks a larger instability in the erotic economy of the democracy.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/98mtg/abstracts/Wohl.html   (514 words)

  
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That the Tyrannicide statue group was erected in the Agora and that they were, in fact, the only statues of historical individuals in the Agora until the fourth century, is a clear indication of the importance of the two men.
A further testament to the importance of the Tyrannicide statue group is that when the Athenians finally defeated the Persians in 479 the first monument to be replaced was this one.
The two Tyrannicide monuments were placed in the vicinity of what was known as the “Orchestra,” an area used in some periods for athletic contests.
www.columbia.edu /~pnv2103/landscapes/paga.doc   (1685 words)

  
 Tyrannicide
Whether Tyrannicide is lawful or unlawful was a question on which different views were held by theologians.
Before the council closed, however, the question was raised once more in connection with a book published by the Dominican, John of Falkenberg, who was a strong partisan of the Teutonic Knights in their struggle against the King of Poland, and who maintained that it was lawful to kill the King of Poland.
of France and his defense of Tyrannicide, hedged round though it was by many restrictions and reservations, gave great offence in France, and provided the enemies of the Society with a splendid weapon for a general attack upon the entire body.
www.worldspirituality.org /Tyrannicide.html   (499 words)

  
 Theological Controversies and Studies: Tyrannicide @ ELCore.Net
Whether Tyrannicide is lawful or unlawful was a question on which different views were held by theologians.
Before the council closed, however, the question was raised once more in connexion with a book published by the Dominican, John of Falkenberg, who was a strong partisan of the Teutonic Knights in their struggle against the King of Poland, and who maintained that it was lawful to kill the King of Poland.
of France and his defence of Tyrannicide, hedged round though it was by many restrictions and reservations, gave great offence in France, and provided the enemies of the Society with a splendid weapon for a general attack upon the entire body.
catholicity.elcore.net /MacCaffrey/HCCRFR1_Chapter06e.html   (479 words)

  
 BMC Graduate Symposium- Kent Webb, The Athenian Tyrannicides, Icons of a Democratic Society   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nevertheless, in the tyrannicide tradition the representation of Hipparchos is perfectly consistent with this discourse, for he not only tries to gratify his erotic desires in spite of Harmodios' relationship with another man. But when Hipparchos is thwarted, he exercises his authority to exact a measure of petty revenge.
For the honors for the tyrannicides' descendants: IG i 77; Is. 5.47; cf.
The tyrannicides thus were synonymous with their popular tradition since the narrative of the entire affair gave them meaning in a way that simply recalling that they killed Hipparchos would not.
www.brynmawr.edu /archaeology/guesswho/webb.html   (4944 words)

  
 Book Talk - 24/09/2005: The Tyrannicide Brief...
My second is The Tyrannicide Brief, and that came into being through a great friend of mine, Michael Kirby, who’s, as you know, a judge in the High Court, because I didn’t know very much about the period and it is part…I mean, John Pilger talks about Australia having a secret history.
It is worth thinking through the passions that really established our western political values, and to consider that the men who have been whitewashed out of history by British historians, largely for political reasons…the Tories, the conservative historians always regarded the king’s trial as straightforward treason because you couldn’t put a king on trial.
They’re always cautious, liberals, and they fear that they may be subject themselves to attack, and they’ve preferred, of course, to acknowledge Cromwell, and Cromwell was reinvented and reinstated because he was a king in all but name by the end of the period, and he was a winner.
www.abc.net.au /rn/arts/booktalk/stories/s1465515.htm   (2406 words)

  
 TYRANNICIDE NOT TERRORISM: - Professor Wilkes - University of Georgia School of Law
These days we have become so appalled at apparently senseless, random political killings and violence that we tend to forget that there is a difference between terrorism-the intentional killing or injury of innocent persons to achieve political ends-and tyrannicide, i.e., the killing or attempted killing of a tyrant.
Only last July in West Germany there were official public ceremonies honoring the memory of the brave men who died when they tried to kill Hitler--the ultimate tyrant--with a bomb on July 20, 1944.
Moreover, tyrannicide is intrinsically interesting, involving as it does political assassination or attempted assassination.
www.law.uga.edu /academics/profiles/dwilkes_more/other_5tyrannicide.html   (1832 words)

  
 nemojo
It is because tyrannicide is closely connected with the legitimate principles of killing in self-defense, war, and revolution, that it has been the refuge of every self-seeking scoundrel in history, that it has been claimed as a defense by religious zealots, Jacobins, and fascists.
Juan de Mariana cited this case and the preceding one in his famous 1598 defense of tyrannicide that was to fall into discredit (and to cast odium upon his fellow Jesuits as a whole) in 1610, with the assassination of French King Henry IV by a lone nut.
This extended orgy of tyrannicides and assassinations, with the full connivance of police agents, was the Russian Empire's death-blow, turning everything to chaos and moral murkiness,and leading quickly, clearly, and directly to the even more egregious Soviet Empire.
www.monkeychicken.com /sic.htm   (4740 words)

  
 Assassinating Saddam: The View From International Law
From the standpoint of international law, assassination can become an international crime (possibly an instance of terrorism), when it is carried out against a state official, by a national of the same state and within the territory of the state, only where the assassin flees to another state and requests for extradition are issued.
To this point, we have been dealing with assassination as tyrannicide, with the killing of a head of state or high official by a national of the same state.
Although some treaties are vague enough that such assassination might be interpreted as a political offense, and therefore not subject to extradition requests, others subscribe to the attentat principle which provides a specific exception to the exception--in cases involving assassination of heads of state or their families.
www.tzemach.org /fyi/docs/beres/saddam.htm   (2819 words)

  
 Tyrannicide: Heroism or Terrorism. Part I: The Case of Eugen Schauman
However consciously the Activists distinguished their righteous motivations from the "senseless and barbaric" terrorism of nihilists and anarchists, they were influenced by the latter on the tactical level.
Shooting Bobrikov was not an act of terrorism in the actual meaning of the word, because although the act was politically motivated violence, it did not target innocent civilians, but the very representative of the hated tyranny.
Also Kadyrov was a hated tyrant, and removing him could be seen as a heroic tyrannicide by Chechens who lived under the harsh oppression and daily terror of his regime that was considered illegitimate by the local population.
www.cc.jyu.fi /~aphamala/pe/2004/cajeugen.htm   (2949 words)

  
 WW2 tyrannicide to have a monument in Prague - Czechnews - Aktuálně.cz
WW2 tyrannicide to have a monument in Prague - Czechnews - Aktuálně.cz
WW2 tyrannicide to have a monument in Prague
The memorial is expected to be located at the spot where the tyrannicide - or the assassination of a tyrant - took place.
aktualne.centrum.cz /czechnews/clanek.phtml?id=602211   (594 words)

  
 Geoffrey Robertson QC : The Tyrannicide Brief
John Cooke was the radical barrister who dared to prosecute Charles I – for which presumption he was, at the restoration, tried at the Old Bailey and disembowelled in the presence of Charles II.
At Cooke’s own Old Bailey trial in 1660, he was the first to rely on the “cab rank rule” that is now recognised as the bedrock of a barrister’s duty to accept any brief, however dangerous to his career (or in Cooke’s case, to his life).
Bold, moving, gripping and persuasive, The Tyrannicide Brief brings the past alive to speak to the present, and puts forward a passionate argument for the people’s right to bring tyrannical leaders to justice.
www.geoffreyrobertson.com /tyrannicide_brief.htm   (765 words)

  
 Tyrannicide: Heroism or Terrorism. Part I: The Case of Eugen Schauman
However consciously the Activists distinguished their righteous motivations from the "senseless and barbaric" terrorism of nihilists and anarchists, they were influenced by the latter on the tactical level.
Shooting Bobrikov was not an act of terrorism in the actual meaning of the word, because although the act was politically motivated violence, it did not target innocent civilians, but the very representative of the hated tyranny.
Also Kadyrov was a hated tyrant, and removing him could be seen as a heroic tyrannicide by Chechens who lived under the harsh oppression and daily terror of his regime that was considered illegitimate by the local population.
users.jyu.fi /~aphamala/pe/2004/cajeugen.htm   (2949 words)

  
 Search Results for tyrannicide - Encyclopædia Britannica
Greek sculptors known for their bronze figures of the tyrannicides Harmodius and Aristogiton, copies of the original bronzes executed by Antenor about 510 BC, which were taken by Xerxes I to Susa...
Athenian sculptor of the late Archaic period who carved the first group of statues of the tyrannicides Harmodius and Aristogiton for the Athenian agora and a kore (a freestanding figure of a maiden)...
He was chiefly responsible for the victory over Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, and during Augustus' reign he suppressed...
www.britannica.com /search?query=tyrannicide&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (296 words)

  
 Rad Geek People’s Daily 2008-03-15 – Tyrannicide Day 2008
The linguistic bait-and-switch is a way of trying to get moral sympathy on the cheap, in which the combat deaths of trained fighters and commanders are fraudulently passed off, by a professionalized armed faction sanctimoniously playing the victim, as if they were just so many innocent bystanders killed out of the blue.
Tyrannicide Day is a day to expose this for the cynical lie that it is. As many reasons as there are to criticize the strategy behind the assassinations of Czars, Princes, and Dictators Perpetual, the fact that the brutal absolute monarch of a monster State lay dead at the end is not among them.
It’s only a genuine tyrannicide if the victim is a genuine tyrant; murdering an ex-tyrant, who no longer poses an immediate threat to anybody, doesn’t count.
radgeek.com /gt/2008/03/15/tyrannicide_day   (2008 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Tyrannicide
tyrannicide was his personal opinion, and immediately on the publication of the book the Jesuit
He also on 6 July, 1610, forbade any member of the order to teach publicly or privately that it is
tyrannicide as opposed to the natural law, formerly great theologians of the Church like St.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15108a.htm   (803 words)

  
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Taylor's argument for deliberate assimilation is convincing and well supported by his thirty-seven plates (of varying quality and clarity); his cautious comments on the political connotations of the pose as the century progressed are less conclusive, but are further explored in the last chapter.
Chapter V, `The Tyrannicide Motif in Monumental Painting and Sculpture', somewhat hypothetical in places owing to the nature of some of the evidence, nevertheless succeeds in tracing a line of development in the major arts which complements the ceramic evidence.
Further developing the programmatic interpretation introduced in the previous two chapters, Taylor puts forward a theory that Athenian attitudes to the Tyrannicides hinged on the response to the tolma (`dash and bravado') that they were perceived as exemplifying in their deed.
www.und.ac.za /und/classics/rev2-4.html   (935 words)

  
 Tyrannicide and Tony Blair | Samizdata.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Even today, the 'Third World' is full of dodgy dictators whose death by tyrannicide would not be condemned by many, least of all their own victims.
In short, I agree that talk of tyrannicide is barking mad: not because TB is not a tyrant but because it is a disreputable Bolshevik solution which ignores the unfortunte reality that msot of our ridiculous countrymen do in fact vote for this tit and others like him.
The Greeks praised tyrannicide perhaps because they didn't accept it was an entitlement of a foreign power to kill many citizens on both sides in order to remove a ruler it didn't approve of.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/008491.html   (7437 words)

  
 New Statesman - The case for tyrannicide
The last time that parliament formally approved tyrannicide - indeed, defined it as a duty rather than an option - was in 1649, when the rump parliament had Charles I executed as a tyrant for murdering his own people, committing war crimes and behaving like an absolute dictator.
Milton (who served Cromwell in the office of Alastair Campbell) argued that killing a ruler who turns on his own subjects is moral, as well as poetic, justice.
As our parliament discovered in 1660, the problem with tyrannicide is that it can look to later generations very much like martyrcide, and provide the argument for a restoration.
www.newstatesman.com /200209230019   (1745 words)

  
 LibertyGuide.com - The Literature of Nonviolent Resistance and Civilian-Based Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This bibliographic essay outlines the contours of this tradition, beginning with its roots in the more general theory of resistance to tyranny; it then explores the theory and practice of nonviolent resistance and its implications for classical liberal social theory.
An excellent survey of the history of theories justifying resistance to tyranny is Oscar Jszi and John D. Lewis, "Against the Tyrant: The Tradition and Theory of Tyrannicide" (Glencoe, IL: Free Press, 1957).
While Martin Luther and John Calvin denied the right of resistance in any form, their intellectual heirs -- especially Calvin's -- questioned the doctrine that all "powers that be are ordained of God" (Romans 13:1) and considered justifications for rebellion against political and religious persecution.
www.theihs.org /libertyguide/hsr/hsr.php?id=25&print=1   (7575 words)

  
 Macbeth essays - Free Macbeth Essays: Tyrannicide
Macbeth's actions are not endorsed by the play, but it does not necessarily follow that Malcolm and Macduff's actions are unequivocally, and it is perhaps on the issue of patience under tyranny that the play best represents Rosenberg's concept of polyphony (x).
James refutes four arguments for tyrannicide in the second section of his essay.
There are a variety of ways in which Shakespeare may have consciously shaped his drama to not offend the King and we see many of these in the differences between Holinshed's history and the drama Shakespeare made of it.
www.123helpme.com /view.asp?id=11990   (1241 words)

  
 'The Tyrannicide Brief': an extract | openDemocracy
In The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man who sent Charles I to the Scaffold, Geoffrey Robertson argues that his fellow lawyer’s exclusion from the history books is to miss a vital moment in the development of modern democracy.
John Cooke was a pioneering legal thinker in proposing ideas such as the right to silence, the replacement of Latin with English in court proceedings, and the connection between poverty and crime – ideas that were at the time (and even in some quarters today) considered radical and dangerous.
He was a tyrannicide in the noble Roman sense, rather than a king–killer.
www.opendemocracy.net /globalization-institutions_government/extract_2980.jsp   (2158 words)

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