Posters by Peter Appleton
Dates: 6th January – 6th February 2018
Location: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN
Times: Dawn to 11pm daily (viewing from street)
Over 2000 years ago he developed a theory of political governance which started with aristocracy and inevitably progressed through stages to tyranny.
This exhibition of posters explores those stages and invites the viewer to decide where we are as a society along that journey between the two extremes.
Aristocracy – rule by a few families born to rule – familia supra omnia – family above all.
Timocracy – rule by the worthy and wealthy – pecuniate obedient omnia – money masters all things.
Oligarchy – rule by business and interests behind the scenes – regem comitem me comes regem – you make me a count I will make you a king.
Democracy – rule by the majority but at what point do the ‘rights’ of individuals impact on collective rights? An nesis mi fili quantilla prudential mundus regatur – do you know my son with how little wisdom the world is governed?
Tyranny – rule by a dictator – sic semper tyrannis – thus always to tyrants.