Kaiser und Tyrann
Die Kodierung und Umkodierung der Herrscherrepräsentation Neros und Domitians
[Emperor and Tyrant: Coding and Recoding Representations of Nero and Domitian as Rulers]
Aims and Scope
In the literary discussions after their deaths, both Nero and Domitian were portrayed as megalomaniacal tyrants, but during their lifetimes, they were exuberantly praised in panegyrics. The volume examines the disparate images emerging from the coding and recoding of representations of their rule, and analyzes underlying linguistic mechanisms. It thereby furnishes new perspectives on these two mali principes.
- x, 364 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Communication model; mali principes; panegyrics; imperial representation; semiotics