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Игры в политической жизни позднереспубликанского Рима: Ludi Veneris Genetricis (44 г. до н.э.)

Akhiev Sergei Nikolaevich, Saratov State University

The games sponsored by Octavian in late July 44 BC were the means through which he wanted to communicate with the Roman people and Caesar’s veterans. During the games Octavian publicly declared his desire to preserve Caesar’s memory as a member of his family and he was applauded by the spectators, both the people and veterans. As result of the games he acquired a great political prestige that forced Antony under the pressure Caesar’s veterans to agree to public reconciliation with him. Hence, author argues that the games in the late Roman Republic had become an important political instrument, through which, leaders tried to influence society.

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