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Triumph of Napoleon, First Consul

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Napoleon encouraged comparisons between the post-revolution French republic and the Roman republic. The French adoption of the term "Consul" was a clear reference to the Roman Republic, for that was the name given the men chosen to direct the republican government in Roman times.

Barthélémy Joseph Fulcran Roger and Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, “Triumph of Napoleon, First Consul,” Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

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Creator
Barthélémy Joseph Fulcran Roger
Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

Source
Bibliothèque Nationale de France

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