Download e-book for iPad: The Fall of the Roman Empire: Film and History by Martin M. Winkler

By Martin M. Winkler

ISBN-10: 1405182237

ISBN-13: 9781405182232

The essays accrued during this publication current the 1st entire appreciation of the autumn of the Roman Empire from historic, historiographical, and cinematic views. The ebook additionally offers the relevant classical assets at the interval. it's a spouse to Gladiator: movie and heritage (Blackwell, 2004) and Spartacus: movie and heritage (Blackwell, 2007) and completes a triad of scholarly stories on Hollywood’s maximum movies approximately Roman background.

  • A serious re-examination of the 1964 epic movie the autumn of the Roman Empire, directed through Anthony Mann , from ancient, film-historical, and modern issues of view
  • Presents a set of scholarly essays and classical assets at the interval of Roman historical past that historic and smooth historians have thought of to be the turning aspect towards the eventual fall of Rome
  • Contains a brief essay through director Anthony Mann
  • Includes a map of the Roman Empire and picture stills, in addition to translations of the primary old assets, an in depth bibliography, and a chronology of occasions

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Birley, Marcus Aurelius: A Biography, 2nd ed. (1987; rpt. London: Routledge, 2000), 224–225 and 289 (notes). 8 Joseph Brodsky, “Homage to Marcus Aurelius,” in Joseph Brodsky, On Grief and Reason: Essays (New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1995; rpt. 1997), 267–298; quotations at 289– 290 and 293. 6 Martin M. Winkler way to conduct a sacrifice. Lucas’s Obi-Wan Kenobi is usually dressed in a similar way. 9 O be one with Marcus, noble Jedi knight! The portrayal of the philosophical emperor as an ideal human and dedicated statesman in The Fall of the Roman Empire adds a memorable instance to these and similar tributes, readily comprehensible even to those unacquainted with ancient philosophy or history.

40 4. Epic Style: The Final Duel Since Homer’s Iliad, the earliest epic in Western literature, and Virgil’s Aeneid, the greatest and most influential Roman epic, stories about mythical or historical heroes have tended to end in the protagonist’s “showdown” with his enemy, the story’s climax. That of Livius and Commodus in The Fall of the Roman Empire illustrates how a scene required by plot convention can heighten our involvement to such a degree that the end itself becomes extremely poignant.

20. ). Samuel Bronston Productions. Publisher's Note: Permission to reproduce this image online was not granted by the copyright holder. Readers are kindly requested to refer to the printed version of this chapter. 21. Publicity shot of Stephen Boyd and Sophia Loren in one of the imperial palace sets. Photofest. Publisher's Note: Permission to reproduce this image online was not granted by the copyright holder. Readers are kindly requested to refer to the printed version of this chapter. 23. A statue of Roma, the divine personification of Rome, dominates the palatial hall in which Lucilla deposits her father’s Meditations and Commodus announces his New World Order.

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