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Voices of Consent: Imperial Rhetoricians, Theatra and Patronage

Florin Leonte

in Imperial Visions of Late Byzantium: Manuel II Palaiologos and Rhetoric in Purple

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474441032
eISBN:
9781474480666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441032.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter argues that, unlike the ecclesiastics, the rhetoricians maintained the idea of the ruler’s omnipotence. To a certain extent, their attachment to Manuel II Palaiologos and to the imperial ... More


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