STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Antonios Augoustakis (Editor), Monica Silveira Cyrino (Editor)

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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 book 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 the fields of classics, history, gender, film and media studies, and classical reception. The book uncovers a fascinating range of topics and themes within the series such as slavery, society, politics, spectacle, material culture, sexuality, aesthetics, and fan reception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages268
ISBN (Print)9781474407847, 9781474432566
StatePublished - Nov 2016

Publication series

NameScreening Antiquity


  • Spartacus
  • oppression
  • gender
  • film
  • classical reception
  • slavery
  • spectacle
  • material culture
  • fan reception


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