Bread and Circuses: Historical Sociology and Political Pluralism
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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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