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    Celebrity in Antiquity: From Media Tarts to Tabloid Queens (Classical Inter/Faces) (Paperback) By (author) Robert Garland

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    DescriptionWhat 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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    Title
    Celebrity in Antiquity
    Subtitle
    From Media Tarts to Tabloid Queens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Garland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715634486
    ISBN 10: 0715634488
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000, SOC002000, HIS002000
    DC22: 920.00901
    LC classification: DE7 .G37 2006
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, NHB, JHM
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    30 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Garland is Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, Colgate University.