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How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Date:Saturday, September 8, 2012
Time:10:45 am
Location:Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago

Presentation by Professor of Classics Philip Freeman

In 64 B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero, the greatest orator in ancient Rome, was running for consul, the highest office in the land. Cicero was a brilliant man and a gifted speaker, but he lacked the campaign skills needed in the cutthroat world of Roman politics. So his more worldly brother Quintus wrote for him a guide to winning an election. This short pamphlet is full of advice such as promising everything to everybody, exploiting the weaknesses of opponents, and giving voters hope. This almost unknown work has survived the centuries and remains as practical today as two thousand years ago.

No charge

Contact: Sherry Alcock, 563-387-1505

For more information, visit: http://www.artic.edu/event/how-win-election-ancient-guide-modern-politicians.

 

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