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Classics for all : reworking antiquity in mass culture

Author: Dunstan Lowe; Kim Shahabudin
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
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Classical culture belongs to us all: whether as academic subject or as entertainment, it constantly stimulates new ideas. In recent years, following Gladiator's successful revival of the 'toga epic',  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Reading (2007)
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Classics for all.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009
(OCoLC)608578592
Online version:
Classics for all.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009
(OCoLC)630820817
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dunstan Lowe; Kim Shahabudin
ISBN: 9781443801201 1443801208
OCLC Number: 310392490
Notes: Papers from a conference held at University of Reading, April 2007.
Description: xviii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Ancient worlds, modern audiences --
"Terrible, excruciating, wrong-headed and ineffectual" : the perils and pleasures of presenting antiquity to a television audience / Bettany Hughes --
Gutting the Argonautica? How to make Jason and the Argonauts suitable for children / Helen Lovatt --
Louis MacNeice's radio classics : "All so unimaginably different?" / Amanda Wrigley --
pt. II. Re-purposing antiquity --
Playing with antiquity : videogame receptions of the classical world / Dunstan Lowe --
"I fear it's potentially like Pompeii" : disaster, mass media and the ancient city / Joanna Paul --
Total war and Total realism : a battle for antiqutiy in computer game history / Cristian Ghita & Georgios Andrikopoulos --
pt. III. Classica erotica --
"Only Spartan women give birth to real men" : Zack Snyder's 300 and the male nude / Susanne Turner --
"Dickus Maximus" : Rome as Pornotopia / Gideon Nisbet --
"This way to the Red Light District" : the Internet generation visits the brothel in Pompeii / Kate Fisher & Rebecca Langlands --
pt. IV. Fantasising the classics --
Ancient mythology and modern myths : Hercules conquers Atlantis (1961) / Kim Shahabudin --
Hell hath no fury like a dissatisfied viewer : audience responses to the presentation of the furies in Xena : warrior princess and Charmed / Amanda Potter --
Crossing classical thresholds : gods, monsters and hell dimensions in the Whedon universe / Paula James.
Responsibility: edited by Dunstan Lowe and Kim Shahabudin.

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