Theocracy

  • augustus as jove, holding scepter and orb (first half of 1st century ad).[1] the imperial cult of ancient rome identified roman emperors and some members of their families with the divinely sanctioned authority (auctoritas) of the roman state. the official offer of cultus to a living emperor acknowledged his office and rule as divinely approved and constitutional: his principate should therefore demonstrate pious respect for traditional republican deities and mores

    theocracy is a form of government in which god or a deity of some type is recognized as the supreme ruling authority, giving divine guidance to human intermediaries that manage the day to day affairs of the government.[2][3][4][5]

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  • historic states with theocratic aspects
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Augustus as Jove, holding scepter and orb (first half of 1st century AD).[1] The Imperial cult of ancient Rome identified Roman emperors and some members of their families with the divinely sanctioned authority (auctoritas) of the Roman State. The official offer of cultus to a living emperor acknowledged his office and rule as divinely approved and constitutional: his Principate should therefore demonstrate pious respect for traditional Republican deities and mores

Theocracy is a form of government in which God or a deity of some type is recognized as the supreme ruling authority, giving divine guidance to human intermediaries that manage the day to day affairs of the government.[2][3][4][5]