Ancient Rome on the Silver Screen: Myth versus Reality (Hardcover)

Ancient Rome on the Silver Screen: Myth versus Reality By Gregory S. Aldrete, Graham Sumner, Lindsay Powell (Foreword by) Cover Image

Ancient Rome on the Silver Screen: Myth versus Reality (Hardcover)


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A fascinating examination of films set in Ancient Rome that assesses their historical accuracy in terms of plot, costumes, sets, and characterizations and leaves the reader with a deeper understanding of Roman history and modern cinema.

Gregory S. Aldrete is Professor Emeritus of History and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Winner of numerous national fellowships and awards as both a scholar and a teacher, his books about the ancient world include The Long Shadow of Antiquity: What Have the Greeks and Romans Done For Us? and Daily Life in the Roman City. His research has been featured in several television documentaries and in New Yorker magazine, Atlantic magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Der Spiegel magazine, and more. Graham Sumner has written and illustrated publications on Ancient Rome for almost forty years. His works include three publications on Roman military clothing and he has written the only standard work on Roman military dress. Sumner wrote a series of articles for Ancient History magazine analyzing how the Roman army has been depicted onscreen, and was recently a historical advisor for the film, Illyricum.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538159514
ISBN-10: 1538159511
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: May 15th, 2023
Pages: 262
Language: English