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The Resource The construction of authority in ancient Rome and Byzantium : the rhetoric of empire, Sarolta A. Takács, (electronic resource)

The construction of authority in ancient Rome and Byzantium : the rhetoric of empire, Sarolta A. Takács, (electronic resource)

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The construction of authority in ancient Rome and Byzantium : the rhetoric of empire
Title
The construction of authority in ancient Rome and Byzantium
Title remainder
the rhetoric of empire
Statement of responsibility
Sarolta A. Takács
Title variation
The Construction of Authority in Ancient Rome & Byzantium
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Construction of Authority in Ancient Rome and Byzantium, Sarolta Takács examines the role of the Roman emperor, who was the single most important law-giving authority in Roman society. Emperors had to embody the qualities or virtues espoused by Rome's ruling classes. Political rhetoric shaped the ancients' reality and played a part in the upkeep of their political structures. Takács isolates a reccurring cultural pattern, a conscious appropriation of symbols and signs (verbal and visual) belonging to the Roman Empire. She shows that many contemporary concepts of 'empire' have Roman precedents, which are reactivations or reuses of well-established ancient patterns. Showing the dialectical interactivity between the constructed past and present, Takács also focuses on the issue of classical legacy through these virtues, which are not simply repeated or adapted cultural patterns, but are tools for the legitimization of political power, authority, and even domination of one nation over another.--
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Takács, Sarolta A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Rome
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
The construction of authority in ancient Rome and Byzantium : the rhetoric of empire, Sarolta A. Takács, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511511813
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online resource
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Republican Rome's Rhetorical Pattern of Political Authority -- Virtual Reality: To Win Fame and Practice Virtue -- Creation of a Public Image: Rome's Virtuous Man -- Virtue and Remembrance: The Tomb of the Scipiones -- Variations on the Theme: Cicero's Virtuous Roman -- Pater Patriae: Symbol of Authority and Embodiment of Tradition -- Virtuous Father: Gaius Julius Caesar -- Ch. 2. Empire of Words and Men -- Augustus's Achievements: A Memory Shaped -- Horace's Poem 3.2: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori -- Nero: What an Artist Dies with Me! -- Vespasian: The Upstart from Reate -- Trajan: Jupiter on Earth -- Maximus: Hollywood's Ideal Roman -- Ch. 3. Appropriation of a Pattern Mending the Known World Order -- New World Order -- Constantine, Very Wisely, Seldom Said "No" -- Pagan's Last Stand -- Augustine: The Christian Cicero -- Claudian's On the Fourth Consulate of Honorius -- Ch. 4. Power of Rhetoric -- Last Roman Emperor: Justinian -- First Byzantine Emperor: Heraclius -- View to the West: Charlemagne -- Back to the East: A Theocratic State?
Control code
CR9780511511813
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 167 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107407930
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)294758962
Label
The construction of authority in ancient Rome and Byzantium : the rhetoric of empire, Sarolta A. Takács, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511511813
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Republican Rome's Rhetorical Pattern of Political Authority -- Virtual Reality: To Win Fame and Practice Virtue -- Creation of a Public Image: Rome's Virtuous Man -- Virtue and Remembrance: The Tomb of the Scipiones -- Variations on the Theme: Cicero's Virtuous Roman -- Pater Patriae: Symbol of Authority and Embodiment of Tradition -- Virtuous Father: Gaius Julius Caesar -- Ch. 2. Empire of Words and Men -- Augustus's Achievements: A Memory Shaped -- Horace's Poem 3.2: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori -- Nero: What an Artist Dies with Me! -- Vespasian: The Upstart from Reate -- Trajan: Jupiter on Earth -- Maximus: Hollywood's Ideal Roman -- Ch. 3. Appropriation of a Pattern Mending the Known World Order -- New World Order -- Constantine, Very Wisely, Seldom Said "No" -- Pagan's Last Stand -- Augustine: The Christian Cicero -- Claudian's On the Fourth Consulate of Honorius -- Ch. 4. Power of Rhetoric -- Last Roman Emperor: Justinian -- First Byzantine Emperor: Heraclius -- View to the West: Charlemagne -- Back to the East: A Theocratic State?
Control code
CR9780511511813
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 167 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107407930
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)294758962

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