By Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)
Ancient Rome and sleek America explores the very important function the narratives and photographs of Rome have performed in America’s realizing of itself and its heritage.
- 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 movie
- Beautifully illustrated with over forty prime quality 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 appear 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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647. Clay quoted in Miles (1968), 363. H. L. Watson (1990), 9. Register of Debates, 23rd, 1st session, 1525, 3407, quoted in Miles (1968), 369. “From Mr. Noah’s Paper,” Connecticut Courant (September 16, 1828): 3. ” Eastern Argus Tri Weekly (October 21, 1833): 2. It is unclear whether “the plundered treasures of Asia” is an error (for Gaul) or whether Genet was thinking of Caesar’s time in Alexandria. Jefferson to Adams, December 10, 1819, quoted in Burstein (1996), 39. Jackson quoted in Wilentz (2005), 4.
Readers are kindly requested to refer to the printed version of this chapter. 5 Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire: Consummation (third of the series), 1835–6. 3. Courtesy of The New-York Historical Society. Cole chose a phrase from Bishop George Berkeley’s poem Destiny of America – the idea of an unvarying cycle of imperial rise and decline: Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first Acts already past, A fifth shall close the Drama with the day: Time’s noblest offspring is the last.
These are the honors I boast of. 8 There is much in this speech that resonated in Jacksonian America. Democratic supporters of the president could find a number of similarities between Marius and Jackson. 9 Both men were provincials – Jackson was from Tennessee, and Marius from Arpinum, not Rome. Each earned a reputation as a ruthless general. Both men rose from humble origins to top political offices through their military skills and their popularity with the people: Jackson as president twice and Marius as consul seven times.
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