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Akhiev S. N. The Games and their influence on political life of the Late Roman Republic: Ludi Veneris Genetricis 44 BC

The games sponsored by Octavian in late July 44 BC were the means through which he wanted to communicate with the Roman people and Caesars veterans. During the games Octavian publicly declared his desire to preserve Caesars 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 Caesars 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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