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By Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)

Ancient Rome and glossy America explores the very important function the narratives and photographs of Rome have performed in America’s knowing of itself and its background.

  • Places America’s reaction to Rome in a old context, from the innovative period to the current
  • Looks at portrayals of Rome in several media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s gala's and Expositions, and picture
  • Beautifully illustrated with over forty top of the range images and figures

Chapter 1 Exemplary Romans within the Early Republic (pages 9–33):
Chapter 2 operating Men's Heroes (pages 34–69):
Chapter three Rome and the Politics of Slavery (pages 70–97):
Chapter four company Caesars and Radical Reformers (pages 98–121):
Chapter five take place advantage (pages 122–149):
Chapter 6 The Pleasures of Empire (pages 150–185):
Chapter 7 Screening Rome in the course of the nice melancholy (pages 186–207):
Chapter eight chilly warfare Romans (pages 208–228):
Chapter nine Imperial intake (pages 229–252):

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He compared Jackson’s dismissal of secretary of the treasury William J. Duane to Caesar’s seizure of the Roman treasury during his war with Pompey. 65 Senator John C. Calhoun, who had been Jackson’s first vice-president, agreed that Jackson had acted like Julius Caesar when he had invaded the public treasury on his way to destroying the Roman Republic, and he warned: We are at the same stage of our political revolution . . With men and money Caesar struck down Roman liberty, at the fatal battle of Pharsalia, never to rise again; from which disastrous hour all the powers of the Roman Republic were consolidated in the person of Caesar, and perpetuated in his line.

16 Smith’s Marius is devoid of the fierce ambition and ruthless obsession with glory that fuel the actions of Plutarch’s Marius. He is instead a defender of the rights of the people, a general who cares above all for liberty. Smith introduces Marius as the victorious general who captured and defeated Jugurtha, king of Numidia. Marius is praised as a man who has risen to power because of his military prowess and innate nobility but who lives simply with his soldiers and fights alongside them and for them.

Qxd 29/7/08 9:00 AM Page 33 Exemplary Romans in the Early Republic 33 83 Whig critical comparisons of Jackson to Caesar were well known. Modern critics have read Cole’s series as a Whig allegory. A. Miller (1989), 71–76; Stansell and Wilentz (1994), 16; and Wallach (1994), 94. 84 Wallach (1994), 92, and note 195 on pages 109–10; A. Miller (1989), 80–1. 85 Stansell and Wilentz (1994), 10. 86 A. Miller (1993), 34–7. 87 I rely here on Winterer (2007), 138– 41; (2005), 53–60; and Teute (1999). 88 M.

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