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Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City
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Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City

Andrew Bell

Abstract

This book's analysis of the power of prestige in civic communities of the ancient world demonstrates the importance of crowds' aesthetic and emotional judgement upon leaders and their ambitious claims for immediate and lasting significance; and also finds consideration of this dynamic still to be valuable for modern citizens. An initial discussion of the fall of Ceauşescu in 1989 prompts theoretical considerations about the inseparability of authority and its manifestation; and scrutiny of Julius Caesar's gestures towards self-definition introduces the complexity of ancient political relations ... More

Keywords: power, leaders, Ceauşescu, Julius Caesar, Demetrios Poliocretes, Roman imperialism, Cicero

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242344
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242344.001.0001

Authors

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Andrew Bell, author
Associate Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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