Ancient Rome and Modern America explores the vital role the narratives and images of Rome have played in America s understanding of itself and its history.
Places America s response to Rome in a historical context, from the Revolutionary era to the presentLooks at portrayals of Rome in different media: writing, architecture, theatre, painting, World s Fairs and Expositions, and filmBeautifully illustrated with over 40 high quality photographs and figures
Margaret Malamud is associate professor of ancient history and Islamic Studies at New Mexico State University. She is co-editor of Imperial Projections: Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture (2001).
List of Illustrations. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Exemplary Romans in the Early Republic. 2. Working Men s Heroes. 3. Rome and the Politics of Slavery. 4. Corporate Caesars and Radical Reformers. 5. Manifest Virtue. 6. The Pleasures of Empire. 7. Screening Rome During the Great Depression. 8. Cold War Romans. 9. Imperial Consumption. Epilogue. Bibliography. Filmography. Index