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Title Private and public lies : the discourse of despotism and deceit in the Graeco-Roman world / edited by Andrew Turner, James H. Kim On Chong-Gossard and Frederik Juliaan Vervaet.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 439 pages)
Series Impact of Empire, 1572-0500 ; v. 2
Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) (Series) ; 2.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Subject Despotism -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Despotism -- Rome -- History.
Deception -- Political aspects -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Deception -- Political aspects -- Rome -- History.
Rome (Empire)
To 1500
Genre History.
Contents Machine generated contents note: GRAECO-HELLENISTIC WORLD -- Autochthonous Autocrats: The tyranny of the Athenian democracy / Jonathan Hall -- Phokian Desperation: Private and public in the outbreak of the 3rd Sacred War / Peter Londey -- Truth and falsehood in early Hellenistic propaganda / Brian Bosworth -- Tyrannizing Sicily: The despots who cried ̀Carthage!' / Jonathan Prag -- REPUBLICAN ROME -- Frigidus rumor: The creation of a (negative) public image in Rome / Francisco Pina Polo -- Deceit and the struggle for Roman franchise in Italy / Christopher Dart -- Pouvoirs extraordinaires et tromperie. La tentation de la monarchie a la fin de la Republique romaine (82-44 av. J.-C.) / Frederic Hurlet -- AUGUSTAN DISSIMULATION -- Arrogating despotic power through deceit: the Pompeian model for Augustan dissimulatio / Frederik Juliaan Vervaet -- Deception, lies, and economy with the truth: Augustus and the establishment of the principate / John Rich -- EARLY IMPERIAL LITERATURE -- Lucan's Cleopatra / Andrew J. Turner -- Damn with great praise? The imperial encomia of Lucan and Silius / John Penwill -- What ̀lies' behind Phaedrus' fables? / Enrica Sciarrino -- Mendacia maiorum: tales of deceit in pre-Republican Rome / Parshia Lee-Stecum -- Is there an antidote to Caesar? The despot as venenum and veneficus / Cristina Calhoon -- Who slept with whom in the Roman empire? Women, sex, and scandal in Suetonius' Caesares / James H. Kim On Chong-Gossard -- LATER EMPIRE -- From priest to emperor to priest-emperor: The failed legitimation of Elagabalus / Martijn Icks -- Constantinus tyrannus: Das negative Konstantinsbild in der paganen Historiographie und seine Nuancen / Bruno Bleckmann -- Justinian, Procopius, and deception: Literary lies, imperial politics, and the archaeology of sixth-century Greece / Amelia Brown -- BROADER CONTEXT.
Summary 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, late republican and early imperial Rome, late antiquity, and Byzantium.
Other Author Turner, Andrew J.
Chong-Gossard, K. O.
Vervaet, Frederik.
Other Title Print version: Private and public lies. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004187757