Projecting the Past
Ancient Rome, Cinema and History
By (author) Maria Wyke
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Projecting the Past by Maria Wyke
Book DescriptionBrought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient Rome to address the concerns of the present. The book engages contemporary debates about the nature of the classical tradition, definitions of history, and the place of the past in historical film.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415906142
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ancient World in Silent Cinema, Hardback (August 2013)
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Caesar in the USA, Hardback (October 2012)
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Perceptions of Horace, Hardback (December 2009)» View all books by Maria Wyke
This book examines the work of Horace and the ways his poetry has been read from classical antiquity to the present day.
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