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By Geoffrey Sumi

ISBN-10: 0472115170

ISBN-13: 9780472115174

In Ceremony and Power, Geoffrey Sumi is anxious with the connection among political energy and public ceremonial within the Roman Republic, with specific concentrate on the severe months following Caesar's assassination and later as Augustus grew to become the 1st emperor of Rome. The ebook strains using a number of public ceremonies, together with assemblies of the folks, triumphs, funerals, and video games, as a way for politicians during this interval of instability and transition to form their public pictures and consolidate their energy and status. finally, Sumi exhibits that the desire of the folk, whether or not they have been the citizens assembled on the comitia, the citizen physique on the contio, the spectators on the theater, the group on the triumph, or mourners at a funeral, strongly motivated the choices and activities of Roman aristocrats.

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