Gladiator, rebel slave leader, revolutionary: a collection of
essays dissecting four seasons of STARZ Spartacus The figure of
Spartacus often serves as an icon of resistance against oppression
in modern political movements, while his legend has inspired
numerous receptions over the centuries in many different popular
media. This new essay collection brings together a wide range of
scholarly perspectives on the four seasons of the acclaimed and
highly successful premium cable television series STARZ Spartacus
(2010-13), with contributions from experts in the fields of
Classics, History, Gender, Film and Media Studies, and Classical
Reception. STARZ Spartacus uncovers a fascinating range of topics
and themes within the series such as slavery, society, politics,
spectacle, material culture, sexuality, aesthetics, and fan
reception. As the first volume of essays published on the entirety
of the STARZ Spartacus series, this book is a valuable resource for
both students and scholars eager to confront a new Spartacus, as
the hero of the slave revolt is recast for a twenty-first century
audience. The first academic volume looking at various themes of
the premium cable TV series Spartacus Includes original, innovative
research in fields of history, politics, gender, film, fan culture
Explores the theme of Spartacus on screen from multiple angles:
history, classics, film studies, reception studies, gender studies,
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