Rome, Season One: History Makes Television examines the first season of the HBO-BBC collaboration, Rome, in a collection of thought-provoking essays by some of the world's most influential scholars in the fields of classical antiquity and popular culture. * Examines the first season of the HBO-BBC collaboration, Rome, in a collection of 17 thought-provoking essays by some of the world's most influential scholars in the fields of classical antiquity and popular culture * Focuses on the award-winning first season's historical framework, visual and narrative style, contemporary thematic overtones, and influence on popular culture * Addresses the artistic values, and roles of the script, sets, and actors * Reveals how the series Rome 'makes history' in terms of representing the past on screen and producing innovative and influential television.
Monica S. Cyrino is Professor of Classics at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of Big Screen Rome (Blackwell, 2005) and In Pandora's Jar: Lovesickness in Early Greek Poetry (1995), and has appeared as an academic consultant on the television show History vs. Hollywood on The History Channel. Dr. Cyrino was awarded the American Philological Association's national teaching award in classics (1998-1999).
Release date NZ
February 29th, 2008
Edited by Monica Silveira Cyrino
Country of Publication
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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