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III  2  The models

3.2.1.
Rome provided two models for the search for an identity:

Iraq, Aqar Quf, palm tree
Iraq, Aqar Quf, palm tree

(1) Augustus’ imperial rule and (2) the formal restoration of the Roman republic.

3.2.2.
The Roman republic emphasised the national role of the city of Rome and the rule of the Roman senate, that was formally restored and that set down the privileges of the Roman aristocracy and citizens.

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