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Title in English The Scourge of God - Sacral King


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Visuque et auditu iuxta venerabilis adrogantiam effugerat
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field History
Keywords Attila; sacral king
Description The aim of the paper is to solve the question whether Attila, the king of the Huns, could be followed as a sacral king and which type of sacral kingship he represents. The author comes to conclusion that not only his title "megistos tón theón", but also some other features of his reign, e.g. his faculty to interpret the auguries, his position in terms of criminal law or his approach to animals as the messengers of gods, indicate that Attila was a sacral king of the type known in the Ancient Orient.
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