Il lessico delle appellazioni imperatorie: lingua latina e lingua greca a confronto
In: Codex: 02, 2021
The paper examines the lexicon used in the works of Appian, Plutarch and Cassius Dio to
denote the imperatorial appellations, without neglecting a quick comparison with that
employed by Herodian.
At the same time a critical reflection is made on the terminology used in Latin language, in order to verify if we can identify correspondences with the Greek one or fundamental differences from it. The analysis carried out shows that in Greek language the lexicon of the imperatorial appellations is characterized by continuity and that there are no phases of substantial change, unlike in the Latin one, in which we find a transitional passage from the canonical verb appellare to salutare/consalutare in the writings of Tacitus and Suetonius.
Keywords: Imperatorial appellations, προσαγορεύω, ἀσπάζομαι, appellare, salutare, Appian, Plutarch, Cassius Dio