By Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)
Ancient Rome and glossy America explores the very important position the narratives and pictures of Rome have performed in America’s figuring out of itself and its historical past.
- Places America’s reaction to Rome in a old context, from the progressive period to the current
- Looks at portrayals of Rome in numerous media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s festivals and Expositions, and movie
- Beautifully illustrated with over forty prime quality images and figures
Chapter 1 Exemplary Romans within the Early Republic (pages 9–33):
Chapter 2 operating Men's Heroes (pages 34–69):
Chapter three Rome and the Politics of Slavery (pages 70–97):
Chapter four company Caesars and Radical Reformers (pages 98–121):
Chapter five take place advantage (pages 122–149):
Chapter 6 The Pleasures of Empire (pages 150–185):
Chapter 7 Screening Rome in the course of the nice melancholy (pages 186–207):
Chapter eight chilly conflict Romans (pages 208–228):
Chapter nine Imperial intake (pages 229–252):
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41 When he delivered his fifth oration on the subject on March 6, 1775, Warren wrapped himself in a toga and again passionately urged his countrymen to resist slavery. Spartacus’ desire for freedom and his resistance to Roman slavery resonated with American sentiments because his actions could be popularly understood as a fight for freedom from “slavery” to the British crown. Bird’s Spartacus, like Cato, Patrick Henry, and Joseph Warren (who died at the battle of Bunker Hill, shortly after giving his fifth oration), preferred death to slavery.
Caesar defeated the army led by Metellus Scipio in 46 bce and Cato committed suicide. 7 Addison (2004), II, 3, 8–13. qxd 30 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 29/7/08 9:00 AM Page 30 Exemplary Romans in the Early Republic as contrary to republican principles. ” Addison (2004), viii. Addison (2004), II, 4, 61–3. ” Adams, Otis, and Henry, quoted in Richard (1994), 91. Richard (1994), 84. Adams to Nathan Webb, October 12, 1755, quoted in Richard (1994), 77–8. Ibid. Adams, Diary, June 20, 1779, quoted in Richard (1994), 78.
Hicks (2005), 2. See Teute (1999), 89–121, and Winterer (2005), 53–60. Hicks (2005), 21. Warren (1980), 208–12 at 208. Poem entitled To Honorable J. ” For a biography of Warren, see Zagarri (1995). For an analysis of this play, see Winterer (2005), 54–5. Wills (1984), 13. , 80–2. ” Wills (1984), 110. Huet (1999), 53– 69. G. S. Wood (1992), 368. For articles exploring the shifting meanings of Julius Caesar from antiquity to the present in Europe and the United States, see Wyke (2006a). Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1819 quoted in Richard (1994), 54.