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Private and public lies : the discourse of despotism and deceit in the Graeco-Roman world

Author: Andrew J Turner; K O Chong-Gossard; Frederik Vervaet
Publisher: Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) (Series), 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Graeco-Roman literary works, historiography, and even the reporting of rumours were couched as if they came in response to an insatiable desire by ordinary citizen to know everything about the lives of their leaders, and to hold them to account, at some level, for their abuse of constitutional powers for personal ends. Ancient writers were equally fascinated with how these same individuals used deceit as a powerful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Turner; K O Chong-Gossard; Frederik Vervaet
ISBN: 9789004187757 9004187758
OCLC Number: 612961688
Language Note: Includes one contribution each in French and German.
Notes: "Represents the proceedings of the conference ... held at the University of Melbourne from 7-10 July 2008"--Preface.
Description: xx, 439 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Graeco-Hellenistic world --
Republican Rome --
Augustian dissimulation --
Early imperial literature --
The later empire --
The broader context.
Series Title: Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) (Series), 11.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew J. Turner, James H. Kim On Chong-Gossard, and Frederik Juliaan Vervaet.

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This book examines despotism and deceit in the Graeco-Roman world from historical and literary perspectives, over a range of historical periods including classical Athens, the Hellenistic kingdoms,  Read more...

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