Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Author(s): 
Paul, Joanna
ISBN: 
9780199542925
Date published: 
February 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00

Paul explores the relationship between films set in the ancient world and the classical epic tradition, arguing that there is a connection between the genres. Through this careful consideration of how epic manifests itself through different periods and cultures, we learn how cinema makes a claim to be a modern vehicle for a very ancient tradition.