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This is the first book to analyze Ridley Scott's film "Gladiator" from historical, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. It is the first systematic analysis of Ridley Scott's film, "Gladiator". This work: examines the film's presentation of Roman history and culture; considers its cinematic origins and traditions; draws out the film's modern social and political overtones; and, includes relevant ancient sources in translation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405110426
ISBN-10: 1405110422
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin M. Winkler

Martin M. Winkler is Professor of Classics at George Mason University, Virginia, U.S.A. He is the editor, most recently, of Juvenal in English (2001) and Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema (2001). He has also published articles on Roman literature, the classical tradition, and on classical and medieval culture and mythology in film.

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