Rome Season One: History Makes Television (Paperback)
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Short Description for Rome Season One In Julius Caesar's final years, the city of Rome is steeped in power, greed, betrayal, and political intrigue. Few periods of human history reverberate through popular culture in the twenty-first century like that of ancient Rome - especially the turbulent years leading up to Caesar's death in 44 BC.
- Published: 24 March 2008
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405167758 ISBN 10: 1405167750
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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.