By Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)
Ancient Rome and glossy America explores the very important position the narratives and photographs of Rome have performed in America’s realizing of itself and its background.
- Places America’s reaction to Rome in a old context, from the innovative period to the current
- Looks at portrayals of Rome in numerous media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s gala's and Expositions, and movie
- Beautifully illustrated with over forty top of the range photos and figures
Chapter 1 Exemplary Romans within the Early Republic (pages 9–33):
Chapter 2 operating Men's Heroes (pages 34–69):
Chapter three Rome and the Politics of Slavery (pages 70–97):
Chapter four company Caesars and Radical Reformers (pages 98–121):
Chapter five occur advantage (pages 122–149):
Chapter 6 The Pleasures of Empire (pages 150–185):
Chapter 7 Screening Rome throughout the nice melancholy (pages 186–207):
Chapter eight chilly struggle Romans (pages 208–228):
Chapter nine Imperial intake (pages 229–252):
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Wage slavery meant more than economic bondage – it degraded the worker and emasculated him. A great deal of Edwin Forrest’s appeal to working men was his virility. 4). 55 Forrest’s portrayal of the gladiator-slave who takes on the might of Rome made Spartacus – and Forrest – into iconic American working men’s heroes. The Gladiator was produced amidst the beginnings of abolitionism – Nat Turner’s 1831 slave revolt had only recently been violently put down and William Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper the Liberator had just been launched.
But now mammas are proud of nothing but lily complexions too fair for the sun to look upon, graceful dancing, tight waists, jewels, fashionable languor, and becoming uselessness. There are no Arrias among us . . it is so much more easy to be a dandy or a belle, than to be a republican of the Roman; ay! 94 Both Margaret Bayard Smith and Thomas Cole were concerned at the erosion of gentility and old lines of authority and dismayed at the decline of civic virtue, which both believed had so far kept the republic intact.
71 Jackson quoted in H. L. Watson (1990), 10. , 45. , 10. 74 “Attempt to assassinate the president” and “The case of Richard Lawrence,” Niles’ Weekly Register (February 7, 1835): 391. As early as 1820, Jackson was described as a Caesar needing a Brutus. See Daily National Intelligencer (April 4, 1820): 4. ” Richard (2003), 177. 75 Pendleton and Wise quoted in Miles (1968), 373. 76 Jackson in Bassett and Matteson (1926–35), vol. 6, 361–3. Letter to Jesse Duncan Elliott, March 27, 1845. 77 Ibid. 78 A.