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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3128 - The Ancient World in Film (3)

When Offered: Summer Session
This course considers cinematic interpretations of the ancient Mediterranean world as sources for the artistic reimagining of the past and for the popular understanding of antiquity. Through analysis of several major films produced in the United States and Europe, we will examine representations of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome within their ancient and modern historical contexts. Themes of the course include how producers and art directors created antiquity for the big screen, how different cinematic genres incorporated ancient history, and how movies about ancient topics addressed contemporary issues.