European Union was born of a reaction to power politics. European Union debate continues to search for ways to control and channel power, using concepts conveyed by adjectives and annexed to the word 'power' as signifier. For Nietzsche, sound manifests the 'dionysian' embodiment of drives, translating Triebe driving forces, desires, and impulses. To anthrpeion kompds is an analog of h anthrpeia physis, translated 'human nature'. The apparent parallel raises questions regarding the relationship between stomping, boasting, and physis, as between stomping, physis, and 'power'. Human physiology manifests itself as erotic drive, Thucydides ers. The ers to which he goads the crowd is not an abstract, disembodied, 'Platonic' sentiment, but a physiological, moving, impulsion of the body. Giorgio Agamben relates physiological drive genealogically to the disruptions of power/play. Octavian earned a name, Augustus, the princeps or 'first man' of Rome, by transforming the Roman republic, through rebellion and civil war stasis, res nova, and innovation into the monarchy of Pax Romana.