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Then it was destroyed by the volcano : the ancient world in film and on television

Author: Arthur John Pomeroy
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Depictions of the ancient world on the stage and in art have always competed with the reconstruction of the past by academics. The rise of cinema and television has heightened the difficulty in distinguishing between 'elite' and 'popular' culture. On American TV, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has incorporated aspects of the classical within the high school horror genre. In art cinema, the films of Theo Angelopoulos seek  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pomeroy, Arthur John, 1953-
Then it was destroyed by the volcano.
London : Duckworth, 2008
(OCoLC)608461991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur John Pomeroy
ISBN: 9780715630266 0715630261
OCLC Number: 163323862
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: viii, 152 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The actress and the playwright --
Hymns to the ancient world in (the) Buffyverse --
The peplum and other animals --
The Odyssey, high and low --
Alexander the hero --
"It's a man's, man's, man's world" except for Xena and Buffy.
Responsibility: Arthur J. Pomeroy.

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Depictions of the ancient world on the stage and in art have always competed with a scholarly approach to the reconstruction of the past. By studying the multiple depictions of the ancient world on  Read more...

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