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The First Dictators: Politics, Propaganda and the Collapse of the Roman Republic

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT
Doorway into 'The First Dictators'

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If you thought fake news, personal propaganda – and political strongmen shifting democracies toward dictatorship – were modern phenomena, then this exhibition invites you to think again.

The First Dictators explores how coins were used for propaganda purposes during the dying days of the Roman Republic in the first century BCE.

Taking a deep-dive into the images on the currency, the exhibition features super-enlarged diagrams to explore how depictions of real and mythological characters, animals and objects were used for political ends.

Find out more: https://barber.org.uk/first-dictators

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Tel: 0121 414 7333

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Opening Times

12 Nov 2021 - 27 Feb 2022
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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