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176 Pages | 3 black-and-white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198839576

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The Deaths of the Republic

Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome

Brian Walters

  • Offers the first ever book-length treatment of body politic imagery in republican Rome, collecting nearly all surviving republican references to the embodied state in one place
  • Arranges discussion of material into topical categories, exploring the meanings attached to such images across late-republican culture rather than merely in individual works
  • Examines evidence from a range of authors and sources other than Cicero, setting Rome's greatest orator in dialogue with a broad tradition and highlighting the ubiquity of body-political imagery