The Language and Problems of the Political Science of Ancient Rome



The article examines the language of political science of Ancient Rome, the stages of its formation. The authors rely on the texts of ancient Roman authors. The history of the development of the language of political teachings in Ancient Rome was originally a collection of words, expressions, concepts, largely drawn from various kinds of mythological plots. And already by the I century BC, it acquires terminological order and, as a result, appears as an indispensable means of describing and analyzing political phenomena, considering and cognizing them in a variety of aspects. Roman political science, in its movement along the path of cognition of politics as one of the most significant creative phenomena, initially started in its search from the problems identified by the Greek philosophers, using the conceptual and categorical apparatus and terminology developed by them, achieved impressive results.

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Keywords: Ancient Rome, Greek and Roman thinkers, language, political science, lexis, vocabulary, conceptual and categorical apparatus

Journal rubric: World Literature. Textology

Article type: scientific article


Received: 01.03.2022


For citation: Vititnev S.F., Shmeleva A.V. The Language and Problems of the Political Science of Ancient Rome [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2022. Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 35–48. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2022090103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey F. Vititnev, Doctor of History, Professor, Professor of the Department of General History, Archeology and Methodology of Historical Science, Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anna V. Shmeleva, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Methods of Teaching Russian Language and Literature, Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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