Classical Myth & Culture in the Cinema

Synopsis

Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema is a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in Ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features of classical literature. The book illustrates the continuing presence of antiquity in the most varied and influential medium of modern popular culture. The diversity of content and theoretical stances found in Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema will make this volume required reading for scholars and students interested in the presence of Greece and Rome in modern popular culture.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Erling B. Holtsmark
  • Hanna M. Roisman
  • Marianne McDonald
  • Martin M. Winkler
  • Michael Cacoyannis
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001