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Epic Heroes on Screen
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Epic Heroes on Screen

Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci

Abstract

This is the first collection to look at the most recent manifestations of the ancient hero on screen. This volume written by scholars in the flourishing field of reception studies, enters the conversation at an active point in the history of the ancients on screen, when new ancients commonly arrive multiple times per year. It brings together an array of perspectives on twenty-first century cinematic representations of ancient world heroes and antiheroes –- from the mythical Hercules in various forms to famous leaders of the Greek and Roman worlds. Films and television series examined range fro ... More

Keywords: heroes, antiheroes, film, television, ancient world, reception, Greek, Roman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474424516
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antony Augoustakis, editor
Univesity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Stacie Raucci, editor
Union College, Schenectady

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