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Imperial projections : ancient Rome in modern popular culture

Author: Sandra R Joshel; Margaret Malamud; Donald T McGuire
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Series: Arethusa books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The creators of popular culture have often appropriated elements of Roman history and society. This text looks at how ancient Rome has been depicted and what the portrayals tell us about contemporary culture.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra R Joshel; Margaret Malamud; Donald T McGuire
ISBN: 0801867428 9780801867422
OCLC Number: 45668863
Description: viii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Oppositions, anxieties, and ambiguities in the toga movie / William Fitzgerald --
The Roman empire in American cinema after 1945 / Martin M. Winkler --
Seeing red : Spartacus as domestic economist / Alison Futrell --
I, Claudius : projection and imperial soap opera / Sandra R. Joshel --
"Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" : Carry on Cleo and the British camp comedies of ancient Rome / Nicholas J. Cull --
Brooklyn-on-the-Tiber : Roman comedy on Broadway and in film / Margaret Malamud --
Serial Romans / Martha Malamud --
Shared sexualities : Roman soldiers, Derek Jarman's Sebastiane, and British homosexuality / Maria Wyke --
Living like Romans in Las Vegas : the Roman world at Caesars Palace / Margaret Malamud and Donald T. McGuire, Jr.
Series Title: Arethusa books.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra R. Joshel, Margaret Malamud, and Donald T. McGuire, Jr.
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