The Two steles of Sargon: iconology and visual propaganda at the beginning of royal Akkadian relief

  title={The Two steles of Sargon: iconology and visual propaganda at the beginning of royal Akkadian relief},
  author={Lorenzo Nigro},
  pages={85 - 102}
Sargon's accession to the throne and the subsequent submission of Mesopotamia to Akkadian sovereignty were accompanied by a strong propaganda campaign, the first such cultural enterprise to go beyond the limits of a single city-state, the echoes of which are reflected in various sources. Being a usurper, Sargon devoted a large part of his propaganda to legitimizing his authority, on the one hand by stressing the continuity between Early Dynastic and Akkadian sovereignty and, on the other, by… 
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