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Political communication in the Roman world

Author: Cristina Rosillo López
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Series: Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) (Series), 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume aims to address the question of political communication in the Roman world. It draws upon social sciences and the current trend for the historical study of political communication. The book tackles three main problems: What constitutes political communication in the Roman world? In what ways could information be transmitted and represented? What mechanisms made political communication successful or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Political communication in the Roman world
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017
(DLC) 2017030204
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Rosillo López
ISBN: 9789004350830 9004350837
OCLC Number: 987282985
Notes: Papers from a conference held in Seville in 2015.
Description: vi, 284 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Cristina Rosillo-Lopez --
Part 1. Speech and mechanisms of political communication --
Defining public speech in the Roman Republic : occasion, audience and purpose / Catherine Steel --
Informal conversations between senators in the late Roman Republic / Cristina Rosillo-Lopez --
Part 2. Political communication at a distance --
Intermediaries in political communication : Adlegatio and its uses / W. Jeffrey Tatum --
Circulation of information in Cicero's correspondence of the years 59-58 BC / Francisco Pina Polo --
Governing by dispatching letters : the Hadrianic Chancellery / Juan Manuel Cortes-Copete --
Part 3. Political communication, a bottom-up approach --
The Roman plebs and rumour : social interactions and political communication in the early Principate / Cyril Courrier --
The emperor is dead! : rumours, protests, and political opportunities in late antiquity / Julio Cesar Magalhaes de Oliveira --
Part 4. Failure of political communication --
Incitement to violence in late Republican political oratory / Antonio Dupla Ansuategui --
Why the anti-Caesarians failed : political communication on the eve of civil war (51 to 49 BC) / Martin Jehne --
Part 5. Representations of political communication --
The reception of Republican political communication : tacitus' choice of exemplary Republican orators in context / Henriette van der Blom --
Retouching a self-portrait (or How to adapt one's image in times of political change) : the case of martial in the light of Pliny the Younger / Rosario Moreno Soldevila.
Series Title: Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) (Series), 27.
Responsibility: edited by Cristina Rosillo-López.

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"This volume aims to address the question of political communication in the Roman world. It draws upon social sciences and the current trend for the historical study of political communication. The book tackles three main problems: What constitutes political communication in the Roman world? In what ways could information be transmitted and represented? What mechanisms made political communication successful or unsuccessful? This edited volume covers questions like speech and mechanisms of political communication, political communication at a distance, bottom-up communication, failure of communication and representation of political communication. It will be of help to specialists in the Roman world, but also to students and researchers of political sciences, and specialists of political communication in pre-industrial times. Contributors are: Henriette van der Blom, Juan Manuel Cortés Copete, Cyril Courrier, Antonio Duplá Ansuategui, Martin Jehne, Julio Cesar Magalhães de Oliveira, Rosario Moreno Soldevila, Francisco Pina Polo, Cristina Rosillo-López, Catherine Steel, Jeffrey Tatum"--Provided by publisher.

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