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Book: Representations of Antiquity in Film

Chapter: Nero the Nazi and Akhenaten the Lutheran: The Presentism of the Ancient World on Film

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39762


The third and fourth chapters deal with the kinds of arguments about the present that are embedded in historical fiction presented on film. Chapter 3 is most concerned with politics and statecraft, exploring how messages about fascism, communism, Christianity and McCarthysim have been presented, both overtly and covertly, intentionally and unintentionally.

Chapter Contributors

  • Kevin McGeough ( - kevinmcgeough) 'University of Lethbridge'