fasces


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bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding

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In the shadow of the fasces: Political design in fascist Italy.
He is flanked by Liberty, who holds the Roman fasces and the U.S.
'A collector is a kind of junkie--there is no stopping,' Brownstein laments, entirely unabashed, as we inspect a collection of rare Revolutionary-period Sevres cups and saucers where the likes of Phrygian caps, fasces (bound bundles of rods) or tricolour ribbons are interspersed with typical floral reserves (Fig.
This imperious male can use the gavel at hand to demand immediate order, and stylized fasces bespeak his right to behead and to flog.
The word comes from Italy, with a rather confused etymology, from armed gangs in Sicily called fasci, but also invoking"fasces," the bundles of rods and axes carried in front of the Roman lictors to signify their authority.
The one in the center has two swords with fasces and a caduceus and a scale.
This gives rise to a structure suggestive of some ancient Roman fasces.
Of all the ambitions of Fascist totalitarianism, the first was to "make Italians." The very symbol of the fasces proclaimed that citizens must no longer be divided by class, region, or gender.
See also JEANNE SCHROEDER, THE VESTAL AND THE Fasces: Hegel,