Antonius’un, Caesar için Verdiği Laudatio Funebris’te Propaganda

Rabia KAYAPINAR AKÇORU   514–522

 

Abstract: In the age of modern mass media, propaganda has become an indispensable tool of communication, particularly for commercial companies and political parties. Politicians have always used it to find acceptance themselves and discredit their opponents. Agitative propaganda, the most widely known kind of propaganda, has been preferred mostly owing to the fact that it provides the reflection, which is needed in that moment, in a short time. The oration given by Marc Antony to the Senate and people of Rome at the funeral of his colleague, Julius Caesar, is very important in terms of agitative propaganda, though in respect of propaganda he was outdone by Au­gus­tus. This paper examines the oration of Antony as political and agitative propaganda.

Keywords: Propaganda; Ides of March; Julius Caesar; Marc Antony; Brutus.

 

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