Julius Caesar's Use Of Propaganda In Ancient Egypt

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Propaganda has been a part of history ever since one could carve a picture onto a stone. It was, and still is, used to develop a relationship with a viewer. Back in ancient days, propaganda was an easy way to get an opinion to the public, and to have them believe what is written, for the writing had been all there was to believe. Pharaohs of ancient Egypt could say feed the public whatever information they wished, and naturally the people would believe what they say because they had become known as credible sources. Pharaohs were said to have been linked to the gods, and given the ability to interpret the gods’ will, therefore being very knowledgeable. In their artwork, they depicted the gods, often the goddess known as “Ma’at”. Ma’at, the goddess of law, order and truth, was a powerful source in the power industry, for people in the society would be comforted to know that their Pharaoh was being guided by such a great goddess.…show more content…
The Egyptian leaders chose to display in their artwork, a view of Rome being a peaceful and safe. By displaying artwork of these particular images, the people would trust their rulers, believing that they would give them a world of which is decent to live in. Julius Caesar was a prime example of propaganda being used at the highest level of effectiveness. His overview of the War in Gaul was very important to the Romans because unlike most Roman scholars, he wrote in the native tongue rather than Greek (“How did…”). Even though Caesar only provided one point of view on the subject, he used something as simple as language that he knew was very important to the people to make himself seem more trustworthy and credible to

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