Starz Spartacus : Reimagining an Icon on Screen, Paperback Book

Starz Spartacus : Reimagining an Icon on Screen Paperback

Edited by Antony Augoustakis, Monica Cyrino

Part of the Screening Antiquity series


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 essay collection brings together a wide range of scholarly perspectives on the four seasons of the acclaimed and highly successful premium cable television series 'Spartacus' (2010-13), with contributions from experts in the fields of Classics, History, Gender, Film and Media Studies, and Classical Reception. 'STARZ Spartacus' uncovers a fascinating range of topics and themes within the series such as slavery, society, politics, spectacle, material culture, sexuality, aesthetics, and fan reception.

As the first volume of essays published on the entirety of the STARZ series, this book is a valuable resource for both students and scholars eager to confront a new Spartacus, as the hero of the slave revolt is recast for a twenty-first century audience.The first academic volume looking at various themes of the premium cable TV series 'Spartacus'Includes original, innovative research in fields of history, politics, gender, film, fan culture Explores the theme of Spartacus on screen from multiple angles: history, classics, film studies, reception studies, gender studies, fandom studies


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9781474432566



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