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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern - Beard, Mary
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From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome , the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and why? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore? In this book--against a background of today's "sculpture wars"--Mary Beard tells the story of how for more than two millennia portraits of the rich, powerful, and famous in the ...

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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern 2021, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691222363

Hardcover