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Project: A portrait of the statesman as an artist. Writing statesmen in antiquity

project duration
01/10/12 – 30/09/15
abstract
How did ancient authors evaluate a statesman who united in one person the figures of literary artist and statesman? Focusing on a number of diachronically selected case studies this project will analyze how the combination of literary art and political power is perceived and represented by ancient authors, and of course by writing statesmen themselves.