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Celebrity in Antiquity: From Media Tarts to Tabloid Queens (Classical Inter/Faces)

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What sort of people were able to grab the attention of the public in the ancient world? How was celebrity achieved? What methods did people use to achieve it? Robert Garland turns the spotlight on the careers of some of the most successful and colourful self-promoters ever to have lived, including Alcibiades, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Jesus, Nero and Theodosia, and investigates the secrets of their success. He also looks at ways in which other highly talented individuals turned themselves into celebrities, including sports personalities, entertainers, philosophers, founders of new religions, and internationally renowned prostitutes. The reader may be forgiven for supposing that celebrity is a phenomenon that has no equivalent in antiquity. This book proves that it did!

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Proving that celebrities can exist without paparazzi, Garland (classics, Colgate U.) highlights the careers of such renowned individuals as Alcibiades, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Jesus, Nero and Theodosia in terms of their successful self-promotion. Garland concludes with a comparison of celebrity in antiquity and the present day. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Focuses on the careers of some successful self-promoters, including Alcibiades, Socrates, Alexander the Great, and others. This book investigates the secrets of their success and looks at ways in which other talented individuals turned themselves into celebrities, including sports personalities, entertainers, philosophers, and others.

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What sort of people were able to grab the attention of the public in the ancient world? How was celebrity achieved? What methods did people use to achieve it? Robert Garland turns the spotlight on the careers of some of the most successful and colourful self-promoters ever to have lived, including Alcibiades, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Jesus, Nero and Theodosia, and investigates the secrets of their success. He also looks at ways in which other highly talented individuals turned themselves into celebrities, including sports personalities, entertainers, philosophers, founders of new religions, and internationally renowned prostitutes. The reader may be forgiven for supposing that celebrity is a phenomenon that has no equivalent in antiquity. This book proves that it did!

About the Author

Robert Garland is Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, Colgate University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780715634486
Author:
Garland, Robert
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classical Inter/Faces
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.21x6.09x.58 in. .65 lbs.

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Focuses on the careers of some successful self-promoters, including Alcibiades, Socrates, Alexander the Great, and others. This book investigates the secrets of their success and looks at ways in which other talented individuals turned themselves into celebrities, including sports personalities, entertainers, philosophers, and others.
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What sort of people were able to grab the attention of the public in the ancient world? How was celebrity achieved? What methods did people use to achieve it? Robert Garland turns the spotlight on the careers of some of the most successful and colourful self-promoters ever to have lived, including Alcibiades, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Jesus, Nero and Theodosia, and investigates the secrets of their success. He also looks at ways in which other highly talented individuals turned themselves into celebrities, including sports personalities, entertainers, philosophers, founders of new religions, and internationally renowned prostitutes. The reader may be forgiven for supposing that celebrity is a phenomenon that has no equivalent in antiquity. This book proves that it did!
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