publication . Article . 2015

The Image of Ancient Rome in the Cinema

Mora, Carl J.;
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  • Published: 27 May 2015 Journal: Filmhistoria Online (issn: 2014-668X, eissn: 1136-7385, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona
The ancestral memory of the Roman Empire has been the most persistent theme defining European civilization. From this vanished political entity of antiquity the modern divisions of Western, Central, and Eastern Europe have drawn much of their governmental, military, religious, and cultural heritage and practice. It is not surprising then that Europe repeatedly has sought to reestablish a semblage of «the glory that was Rome»-beginning with Charlmagne's Carolingian Empire in the 6th century A.D., continuing with the Holy Roman Empire in the 8th century A.D. (which lasted until 1806), and followed by the various renaissances beginning in the 14th century which sou...
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