Project

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

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
Keywords
political theory cultural history statesmen literary theory Greek and Latin Literature ancient historiography sociology of literature
 
Project description

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.