The Ancient World in the Cinema / Edition 2

The Ancient World in the Cinema / Edition 2

by Jon Solomon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300083378

ISBN-13: 9780300083378

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

This entertaining and useful book provides a comprehensive survey of films about the ancient world, from The Last Days of Pompeii to Gladiator. Jon Solomon catalogues, describes, and evaluates films set in ancient Greece and Rome, films about Greek and Roman history and mythology, films of the Old and New Testaments, films set in ancient Egypt, Babylon,…  See more details below

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This entertaining and useful book provides a comprehensive survey of films about the ancient world, from The Last Days of Pompeii to Gladiator. Jon Solomon catalogues, describes, and evaluates films set in ancient Greece and Rome, films about Greek and Roman history and mythology, films of the Old and New Testaments, films set in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Persia, films of ancient tragedies, comic films set in the ancient world, and more. The book has been updated to include feature films and made-for-television movies produced in the past two decades. More than two hundred photographs illustrate both the films themselves and the ancient sources from which their imagery derives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300083378
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised and Expanded Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
875,409
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Preface to the First Edition (1978)
1Mnemosyne: A Survey of the Genre1
2Clio: Greek and Roman History37
3Calliope: Greek and Roman Mythology101
4Polyhymnia: The Old Testament133
5Erato: The New Testament and Tales of the Christ177
6Euterpe: Babylon, Egypt, Persia, and the Ancient Orient225
7Melpomene: Ancient Tragedy and The Satyricon259
8Thalia: Ancient Comedy and Satirized Ancients283
9Terpsichore: The Muscleman Epic307
Epilogue325
App. 1Chronology of Greco-Roman History in Film327
App. 2Films of the Old Testament330
Notes333
Selected Bibliography335
Index339

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