By Geoffrey Sumi

In Ceremony and Power, Geoffrey Sumi is worried with the connection among political energy and public ceremonial within the Roman Republic, with specific specialise in the severe months following Caesar's assassination and later as Augustus grew to become the 1st emperor of Rome. The ebook lines using quite a few 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 photos and consolidate their strength and status. finally, Sumi exhibits that the desire of the folks, whether or not they have been the voters assembled on the comitia, the citizen physique on the contio, the spectators on the theater, the gang on the triumph, or mourners at a funeral, strongly inspired the selections and activities of Roman aristocrats.

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