Rome, Season One: History Makes Television

Rome, Season One: History Makes Television

Editor(s): Monica S. Cyrino

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405167765

Online ISBN: 9781444301540

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301540

About this Book

Rome, Season One: History Makes Television examines the first season of the HBO-BBC collaboration, Rome, in a collection of thought-provoking essays by some of the world's most influential scholars in the fields of classical antiquity and popular culture.


  • Examines the first season of the HBO-BBC collaboration, Rome, in a collection of 17 thought-provoking essays by some of the world's most influential scholars in the fields of classical antiquity and popular culture
  • Focuses on the award-winning first season's historical framework, visual and narrative style, contemporary thematic overtones, and influence on popular culture
  • Addresses the artistic values, and roles of the script, sets, and actors
  • Reveals how the series Rome 'makes history' in terms of representing the past on screen and producing innovative and influential television.

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