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Published: 22 June 2006

304 Pages

ISBN: 9780199298273

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Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City

Andrew Bell

In the great cities of Greece and Rome, politicians and kings sought to be seen as celebrities. They tried to appear wondrous and exciting to citizens and subjects. This study shows some of their methods and so reveals the importance of political advertisement and spectacle in societies that saw great kings but also pioneered democracy and republicanism.