Projecting the Past

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Author  Maria Wyke
Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   April 27, 1997
ISBN  0415906148
Pages  248

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Brought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient Rome to address the concerns of the present. The book engages contemporary debates about the nature of the classical tradition, definitions of history, and the place of the past in historical film.

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