Martin M. Winkler is Professor of Classics at George Mason University. He is the editor of Gladiator (Blackwell, 2004), Spartacus (Blackwell, 2007) and Troy (Blackwell, 2006) and the author of The Roman Salute (2009) and Cinema and Classical Texts (2009). He has also published numerous articles on Roman literature and filmic retellings of classical and medieval history and myth.
"Useful perspectives and controversial points of discussion."(Scholia Reviews, 2009)
“A comprehensive treatment of an underappreciated film from avariety of critical perspectives” (Bryn Mawr ClassicalReview, 2010)
“After reading the book, I reviewed The Fall of the RomanEmpire, this time better informed about the director, the history(Roman and cinematic), the political and social issues of the day,details about production, comparison with contemporary and laterfilms, and much more. Viewing the film from this expansive vantagepoint made for a rich experience.”
(Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, July2011)
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