Spartacus: Film and History

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Martin M. Winkler
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 280 pages
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This is the first book systematically to analyze KirkDouglas’ and Stanley Kubrick’s depiction of the slaverevolt led by Spartacus from different historical, political, andcinematic perspectives.
  • Examines the film’s use of ancient sources, the ancienthistorical contexts, the political significance of the film, thehistory of its censorship and restoration, and its place in filmhistory.
  • Includes the most important passages from ancientauthors’ reports of the slave revolt in translation.

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About the author (2008)

Martin M. Winkler is Professor of Classics at George Mason University. Most recently he has edited the essay collections Troy: From Homer’s Iliad to Hollywood Epic (Blackwell, 2006), Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004), and Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema (2001).

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