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Imagining Power Reality Gaps in the Roman Empire

@inproceedings{Hekster2011ImaginingPR,
  title={Imagining Power Reality Gaps in the Roman Empire},
  author={O. Hekster},
  year={2011}
}
This article reflects on some of the problems inherent in the study of imperial (self)presentation. It argues that Roman emperors had to bridge the gap between the reality of emperorship and its perception by different layers of society. Augustus solved the problem by putting forward a multi-faceted imperial persona, to whom different audiences could relate differently. This plurality characterised ‘normal’ images of power in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire. Exception to the rule… Expand
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