Die Königsreden Dions von Prusa und der Panegyricus des Plinius: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen eines Vergleichs

Carl-Friedrich Bieritz


It has repeatedly been stated that there are various striking similarities between Pliny’s Panegyric and Dio’s Kingship Orations. However, the difference in genre and the difficulty to establish a concrete background for the genesis of Dio’s four orations should bar hasty conclusions on mutual dependence. Even such seemingly apparent parallels as the cri­tique directed at flattery and the words commilito / συστρατιώτης reveal as many differences as similarities.


Pliny’s Panegyric, Dio’s Kingship Orations, adulatio; κολακεία; commilito; συστρατιώτης

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-21232

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