Ancient and Classical Civilization in the Movies:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UCB Library

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Classics and Cinema.
Edited by Martin M. Winkler. Lewisburg [Pa.]: Bucknell University Press; London: Associated University Presses, c1991. Series title: Bucknell review; v. 35, no. 1.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H5 C53 1991)

Classical myth & culture in the cinema
Edited by Martin M. Winkler. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M96 C59 2001
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.M96 C59 2001

Cyrino, Monica Silveira.
Big screen Rome Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.R68 C87 2005
Table of contents

Devore, Gary.
"'I'M QUEER!' 'No! I'M QUEER!': Hollywood Homosexuality and Roman Epic Films." Popular Culture Review. 10 (1): 127-38. 1999 Feb.

Elley, Derek.
The epic film : myth and history London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, c1984.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 E4 1984

Gray, Hugh
"When in Rome... (Part I)." The Quarterly of Film Radio and Television, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Spring, 1956), pp. 262-272
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Imperial projections : ancient Rome in modern popular culture
Edited by Sandra R. Joshel, Margaret Malamud, and Donald T. ...Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.Arethusa books.
Main Stack PN1995.9.R68.I47 2001
Contents via Google books

Lant, Antonia
"The Curse of the Pharoah: Or, How Cinema Contracted Egyptomania." October, vol. 59, pp. 87-112, Winter 1992
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Malamud, Margaret.
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Brooklyn: Roman Comedy on Broadway and in Film." Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics. 8 (3): 33-51. 2001 Winter.

Malamud, Margaret.
"Pyramids in Las Vegas and in Outer Space: Ancient Egypt in Twentieth-Century American Architecture and Film." Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 31-47, Summer 2000

Malamud, Margaret.
"Swords-and-Scandals: Hollywood's Rome During the Great Depression." Arethusa; Winter2008, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p157-183, 27p
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Mora, Carl J.
"The Image of Ancient Rome in the Cinema" Film-Historia, 1997, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p221-243, 23p; Historical Period: 1900 to 1970

Ra'ad, Basem.
"Subliminal Filmic Reflections of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Civilizations." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Oct-Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p371-377, 7p
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Royster, Francesca T.
Becoming Cleopatra : the shifting image of an icon / Francesca T. Royster. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Main Stack PN57.C55.R69 2003

Schroeder, Caroline T.
"Ancient Egyptian Religion on the Silver Screen: Modern Anxieties about Race, Ethnicity and Religion." Journal of Religion and Film, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 25 paragraphs, Fall 2003

Solomon, Jon.
The Ancient World in the Cinema / Jon Solomon. Revised and expanded. South Brunswick [N.J.]: A. S. Barnes, c1978.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.S6 2001
UCB Main PN1995.9.H5 .S6 [earlier edition]
Contents via Google books

Solomon, Jon.
"In the Wake of Cleopatra: The Ancient World in the Cinema since 1963." The Classical Journal. 91 (2): 113-40. 1996 Dec-Jan.
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Troy : from Homer's Iliad to Hollywood epic
Edited by Martin M. Winkler. Malden, MA : Blackwell, c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.2 .T78 2007

Vishnia, Rachel Feig.
"Ancient Rome in Italian cinema under Mussolini: The case of Scipione l'Africano." Italianist, 2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p246-267, 22p

Winkler, Martin M.
Cinema and classical texts : Apollo's new light / Martin M. Winkler. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.3 .W56 2009
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.3 .W56 2009

Winkler, Martin M.
"Cinema and the Fall of Rome." Transactions of the American Philological Association (1974-), Vol. 125, (1995), pp. 135-154
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Winkler, Martin M.
"The Roman Empire in American Cinema after 1945." Classical Journal. 93(2):167-96. 1998 Dec-Jan
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Winkler, Martin M.
The Roman salute : cinema, history, ideology / Martin M. Winkler. Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2009.
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.R68 W56 2009
Contents: Saluting gestures in Roman art and literature -- Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii -- Raised-arm salutes in the United States before fascism : from the pledge of allegiance to Ben-Hur on stage -- Early cinema : American and European epics -- Cabiria : the intersection of cinema and politics -- Gabriele d'Annunzio and Cabiria -- Fiume : the Roman salute becomes a political symbol -- From D'Annunzio to Mussolini -- Nazi cinema and its impact on Hollywood's Roman epics : from Leni Riefenstahl to Quo vadis -- Visual legacies : antiquity on the screen from Quo vadis to Rome -- Cinema : from Salome to Alexander -- Television : from Star trek to Rome -- Conclusion.

Wyke, Maria.
Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema, and History / Maria Wyke. New York: Routledge, 1997. Series title: The new ancient world.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 W95 1997
PFA : PN1995.9.H5 W95 1997

Wyke, Maria.
"Ancient Rome and the traditions of film history." Screening the Past, Issue 6 (16 April 1999) pp: 32-

Wyke, Maria.
"Projecting Ancient Rome" In: The historical film : history and memory in media / edited and with an introduction by Marcia Landy. pp: 125-42. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2001. Rutgers depth of field series.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.H59 2001
UCB Main PN1995.9.H5 W95 1997 [earlier edition]

Wyke, Maria.
The Roman mistress : ancient and modern representations Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
MAIN: PA6029.L6 W95 2002


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Alleva, Richard.
"Mythology lite: Wolfgang Petersen's 'Troy'." Commonweal 131.11 (June 4, 2004): p22(2). (1553 words)

Burgess, Jonathan S.
"Achilles' heel : the historicism of the film Troy." In: Reading Homer: film and text / edited by Kostas Myrsiades. Madison [NJ] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2009.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PA4037.A5 R43 2009

Chiasson, Charles C.
"Redefining Homeric heroism in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy." In: Reading Homer: film and text / edited by Kostas Myrsiades. Madison [NJ] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2009.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PA4037.A5 R43 2009

Denby, David. "Heroes."
The New Yorker 80.12 (May 17, 2004): p107. (1643 words)
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Green, Peter.
"Hype, New Style: "Hollywood Pitted against Homer." Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 171-87, Spring 2004.

Jess, Carolyn.
"Achilles vs. Jason (and the Argonauts): Review of Troy (Petersen, 2004)." Literature-Film Quarterly 33.1 (Jan 2005): p79-80.

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"War Time." (Troy) The New Republic (June 7, 2004): p26. (1095 words)
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Lowe, Nick
"Beware geeks bearing scripts: Hollywood's Homer and the battle to preserve a tragic credibility." (Troy)(Gladiator: Film and History). TLS. Times Literary Supplement 5279 (June 4, 2004): p18-19.

McDonald, Neil .
"History and Legend." (Film - Charles II: The Power and the Passion; Troy)" Quadrant 48.7-8 (July-August 2004): p90(3). (2260 words)
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Mendelsohn, Daniel.
"A little Iliad." (Troy)(Movie Review). The New York Review of Books 51.11 (June 24, 2004): p46(4).

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