Tommaso Gazzolo

Iconographic Policies in Thomas Hobbes. Liberty in the De Cive

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Keywords: De Cive, Hobbes, Libertas (Liberty), Imperium (Dominion), Iconogra- phy.

The paper analyses the meanings and concepts of the iconographic variants discussed in the different editions of the De Cive by Thomas Hobbes. Furthering the studies on the Hobbesian “visual strategiesµ in the Leviathan, the essay shows the theoretical reasons underlying the changes occurred over time concerning the representation of the figures personifying Imperium and Libertas on the frontispiece of the De Cive.

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