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Rodney Barker

Bill Rolston, Drawing Support 2: Murals of War and Peace (Belfast: Beyond the Pale, 1995). 17 William Shakespeare, ‘Julius Caesar’, in The Complete Work s, edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986), Act III, Scene 2. 18 Taylor, Hegel , pp. 153

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, and within each way of getting about. The range from steerage to the captain's table, or from one class of plane or train to another, can be paralleled even within simple walking. Romans characterised each other by their gait, and even their names reflected this. Gait was taken to be characteristic of social position, slaves hurrying and nobler Romans proceeding in a leisurely and dignified manner. Even families could be identified by how they moved, and Cleopatra's son Caesarion was deemed a genuine offspring of Julius Caesar by the way he walked. 34 Whether

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