Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema and History

1st Edition

Maria Wyke

Routledge
Published April 25, 1997
Textbook - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780415906142 - CAT# RT6148

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Summary

Brought 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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