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Artist or CreatorJohn Jensen
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published bySunday Telegraph
Date25 Feb 1979
FormatArtwork
Size29.50 x 44cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptConcordat
SNP DEALS
Referendum imponderables
The next budget
General election
Lucky Damocles - he had only one sword to worry about!
Person DepictedCallaghan; James (1912-2005)
Damocles
Implied textGreek mythology: Tusculan Disputations V by Cicero - Sword of Damocles - Dionysius, ordered everything to be prepared for Damocles to experience what life as Dionysius was like. Damocles was enjoying his life of luxury
until he noticed a sharp sword hovering over his head, which was suspended from the ceiling by a horse hair. This, the tyrant explained to Damocles, was what life as ruler was really like.
NotesSun Tel Leader Page written bottom left corner
Subjectselections
referendum
Budgets
Myths
Greek mythology
Weapons
legends
swords
general elections
Politics
Defence
SNP
government policy
Scotland
concordants
Copyright contact detailsjohn@johnjensen.co.uk
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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