Ancient Rome and Modern America / Edition 1

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Overview

Ancient Rome and Modern America explores the vital role the narratives and images of Rome have played in America’s understanding of itself and its history.

  • Places America’s response to Rome in a historical context, from the Revolutionary era to the present
  • Looks at portrayals of Rome in different media: writing, architecture, theatre, painting, World’s Fairs and Expositions, and film
  • Beautifully illustrated with over 40 high quality photographs and figures
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"Malamud’s analysis provides a key to understanding why the US party system aligns itself with certain issues. To be read by all Americans, as history or a warning. [It is] not just another United States as New Rome, but [has] clear, meaningful comparisons. [It] clarifies our current political trajectory." (About.com (Ancient History Guide), November 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405139342
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/7/2008
  • Series: Classical Receptions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Malamud is associate professor of ancient history and Islamic Studies at New Mexico State University. She is co-editor of Imperial Projections: Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture (2001).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Exemplary Romans in the Early Republic.

2. Working Men’s Heroes.

3. Rome and the Politics of Slavery.

4. Corporate Caesars and Radical Reformers.

5. Manifest Virtue.

6. The Pleasures of Empire.

7. Screening Rome During the Great Depression.

8. Cold War Romans.

9. Imperial Consumption.

Epilogue.

Bibliography.

Filmography.

Index

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