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STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Antony Augoustakis and Monica Cyrino


The figure of Spartacus often serves as an icon of resistance against oppression in modern political movements, while his legend has inspired numerous receptions over the centuries in many different popular media. This new book brings together a wide range of scholarly perspectives on the four seasons of the acclaimed and highly successful premium cable television series STARZ Spartacus (2010–13), with contributions from the fields of classics, history, gender, film and media studies, and classical reception. The book uncovers a fascinating range of topics and themes within the series such as ... More

Keywords: Spartacus, oppression, gender, film, classical reception, slavery, spectacle, material culture, fan reception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474407847
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antony Augoustakis, editor
University of Illinois

Monica Cyrino, editor
University of New Mexico

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Introduction: Reimagining a New Spartacus

Antony Augoustakis and Monica S. Cyrino

Part I Heroes and Heroism

4 A New Crassus as Roman Villain

Gregory N. Daugherty

Part II Social Spaces

Part III Gender and Sexuality

8 The Rape of Lucretia

Anise K. Strong

9 The Others

Antony Augoustakis

Part IV Spectacle and Violence

13 Violence and Voyeurism in the Arena

Hunter H. Gardner and Amanda Potter