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Rome Season TwoTrial and Triumph$
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Monica Cyrino

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781474400275

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.001.0001

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Gangsterism in Rome

Gangsterism in Rome

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(p.36) 3 Gangsterism in Rome
Source:
Rome Season Two
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Arthur J. Pomeroy

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0004

The chapter, “Gangsterism in Rome,” by Arthur J. Pomeroy, examines the depiction of organized violence, crime, and gangs in the second season of the series Rome. This chapter’s analysis sets up a parallelism of criminality between two sides of society, between the upper and lower strata of society. This chapter demonstrates that while Antony and Octavian use the triumvirate to cover their abuses of power, Vorenus and Pullo try to make the gangs of the Aventine Collegium more legitimate.

Keywords:   Rome, gangsterism, violence, crime, Aventine Collegium

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