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Joanna Paul is a Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University. Her main research interests are in cinematic receptions of antiquity, but she also works on other areas of classical reception studies, and has published on a range of topics, including receptions of Pompeii and the history of Latin language pedagogy.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
1. Surveying the Epic Tradition in Literature and Film
2. Homer on the Silver Screen
3. The Cinematic Argonautica
4. The Dynamics of the Epic Tradition in The Fall of the Roman Empire and Gladiator
5. Spartacus: Identifying a Cinematic Epic Hero
6. 'The Biggest Epic Yet': Spectacle and Ben-Hur
7. Epic Audiences
8. 'Makes Ben-Hur look like an epic': Cinematic Parody and the Classical Epic Tradition