Mass Oratory and Political Power in the Late...

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Author  Robert Morstein-Marx
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   March 15, 2004
ISBN  9780521823272
Pages  328

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Examining how public political discourse influenced the distribution of power between the Senate and people in the Late Roman Republic (133-42 BC), this work analyzes comprehensively the "ideology" of Republican mass oratory. Robert Morstein-Marx analyzes it within the institutional, historical and physical contexts of the public meetings in which these speeches were heard. Morstein-Marx emphasizes the perpetual negotiation and reproduction of power through communication.

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