Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2019

256 Pages | 9 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784995324

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TV antiquity

Swords, sandals, blood and sand

First Edition

Sylvie Magerstädt

Published by Manchester University Press

The Television Series MUP

  • The first study to provide a comprehensive overview of the representations of antiquity in serial television drama
  • Makes an important contribution to both television history and the reception of the ancient world in popular culture
  • Highlights how broader cultural, political and economic issues impact on fictional television drama and vice versa
  • Examines a wide range of case studies, from celebrated TV classics like I, Claudius to lesser-known shows that have never before been discussed in scholarship

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