By Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)
Ancient Rome and sleek America explores the very important function the narratives and photographs 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 innovative period to the current
- Looks at portrayals of Rome in numerous media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s gala's and Expositions, and movie
- Beautifully illustrated with over forty top of the range 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 happen advantage (pages 122–149):
Chapter 6 The Pleasures of Empire (pages 150–185):
Chapter 7 Screening Rome through the nice melancholy (pages 186–207):
Chapter eight chilly struggle Romans (pages 208–228):
Chapter nine Imperial intake (pages 229–252):
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Qxd 44 29/7/08 9:01 AM Page 44 Working Men’s Heroes the Roman ruling aristocratic elites of Pompeii as amoral pursuers of luxury and material display. 52 Her melodrama draws an American/ Roman analogy. The Roman villains of Pompeii stand in for parasitic factory owners whose mechanized manufacturing was degrading skilled labor and reducing the wages of artisans, mechanics, and craftsmen, the very men who filled the Bowery Theatre. 53 Her play culminated with the punishment of the Roman villains: Vesuvius rained a fiery death upon the exploiters of the working man.
82 Mantegna’s painting had made the triumphs of Julius Caesar exemplary for the triumphs of all Roman generals. qxd 26 29/7/08 9:00 AM Page 26 Exemplary Romans in the Early Republic 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. 5 Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire: Consummation (third of the series), 1835–6. 3. Courtesy of The New-York Historical Society. Cole chose a phrase from Bishop George Berkeley’s poem Destiny of America – the idea of an unvarying cycle of imperial rise and decline: Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first Acts already past, A fifth shall close the Drama with the day: Time’s noblest offspring is the last.
43 The Gladiator thus appealed to a deeply rooted ideology of American freedom, but it also had a particular resonance for the white male working class for whom freedom increasingly meant freedom from economic exploitation. 44 The Roman slave economy relied on the brutal exploitation of men who were once free. In the United States, the distance between the wealthy elite and the working class was growing, leading to increasing social tensions. ” Why Publisher's Note: Permission to reproduce this image online was not granted by the copyright holder.
Ancient Rome and Modern America by Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)