Bread and Circuses: Historical Sociology and Political Pluralism

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Penguin, 1992 - 491 pages
The phenomenon, known as "euergetism", is one of the most striking features of the ancient world. It can be seen as a form of altruism, civic pride or wealth redistribution, a means of buying honour, prestige or political power. This book examines this phenomenon in ancient Greece and Rome.

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Bread and circuses: historical sociology and political pluralism

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Veyne, a distinguished French scholar and editor of A History of Private Life, Vol. 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium (LJ 2/15/87), explores in this monumental and prodigiously learned work acts of ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (1992)

Paul Veyne is Professor at the College de France.

Murray is a fellow and tutor in Ancient History.

Pearce taught English to Russian Embassy staff in the 1950s and was in Russia at the time of Lavrenti Beria's fall. He is one of Britain's most experienced translators of Communist history. He has translated over forty books from French and Russian.

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