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|Description:||215 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: the god of light and the cinema eye; 1. A certain tendency in classical philology; 2. Divine epiphanies: Apollo and the Muses; 3. The complexities of Oedipus; 4. Patriotism and war: 'Sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country'; 5. Helen of Troy: marriage and adultery according to Hollywood; 6. Women in love; Epilogues: 'Bright shines the light'; Bibliography; Index.|
"One of the best known authorities on antiquity in film...reviews various ways in which classical culture has directly or indirectly shaped the medium of film...this book is driven by a principled