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Gladiator Film and History

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ISBN-10: 1405110422

ISBN-13: 9781405110426

Edition: 2005

Authors: Martin M. Winkler, Kathleen Coleman, Monica Silveira Cyrino, Arthur Eckstein, Arthur J. Pomeroy

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Ridley Scottrsquo;s Gladiator was the first epic film on a Roman subject in 35 years and generated a far-reaching renewal of interest in Roman history and culture. This book analyzes Gladiator from historical, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. It comprises ten essays by experts, examining the film as a representation of history and as cinema. Subjects covered include Roman history and gladiatorial combat, the cinematic origins and traditions of Gladiator, and the filmrsquo;s modern social and political overtones. The book also includes translations of the filmrsquo;s most important historical sources.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Editor's Preface
Gladiator from Screenplay to Screen
Gladiator and the Traditions of Historical Cinema
Gladiator in Historical Perspective
The Pedant Goes to Hollywood: The Role of the Academic Consultant
Commodus and the Limits of the Roman Empire
Gladiators and Blood Sport
Gladiator and the Colosseum: Ambiguities of Spectacle
The Vision of a Fascist Rome in Gladiator
Gladiator and Contemporary American Society
The Politics of Gladiator
The Major Ancient Sources
Cassius Dio on Commodus
The Augustan History: Commodus
Herodian on the Death of Commodus
Aurelius Victor on Commodus
Chronology: The Roman Empire at the Time of Commodus
Further Reading
Index to Chapters 1-10