Public & Private Lies: Retelling The Clash Of Duty, Power And Sexual Indulgence In The Roman Imperial Court

Grant number: DP0556420

Abstract

The Australian public has a genuine and demonstrable interest in Ancient World Studies. This project offers them insight into how the ancient world constructed its political scandals. It examines the interrelationship of private acts and public conduct during the height of the Roman empire, and how personal morality was perceived to affect capability to govern. It provides a case study for the assessment of similar scandals in the modern world. By reading ancient perspectives on ?sex,? ?power,? and ?privacy?, we better understand our world and the potential for miscommunication across cultures. The project also promotes co-operation between metropolitan and regional universities in sharing r..

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