Hellas on Screen: Cinematic Receptions of Ancient History, Literature and Myth (Paperback)(English / German)
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Short Description for Hellas on Screen The recent success of Hollywood blockbusters such as Troy, Alexander and 300 demonstrates how popular Greek antiquity still is and how well it can be marketed.
- Published: 31 December 2008
- Format: Paperback 267 pages
- ISBN 13: 9783515092234 ISBN 10: 3515092234
- Sales rank: 1,149,949
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Full description for Hellas on Screen
The recent success of Hollywood blockbusters such as Troy, Alexander and 300 demonstrates how popular Greek antiquity still is and how well it can be marketed. Today as in the golden age of the peplum-genre, its myths, the Homeric heroes, the Attic tragedies, and less frequently historical personages such as Alexander the Great or the Spartan king Leonidas represent Hellas. The authors of this volume highlight the many and varied forms of the reception of ancient Hellas in the history of the cinema, from mythology to Roman Greece, from the era of silent films to the new millennium. In this, they are examining classic films, recent releases, and lesser known and often overlooked productions.