Past Event

Ancient History and Film: Cinematic Window on the Modern World

A Road Scholar program by Lee Brice

Lights! Camera! Sand! Action! Whether it is in the grand expanse of biblical narratives, the imagined world of Greek myth, or the power of Rome, the ancient world continues to inspire topics for modern film. While it is easy to poke fun at the movies for their errors and the poetic license they exercise, there is much to celebrate and learn. Film and television are the lens through which most people learn about the ancient world. This illustrated presentation examines a selection of clips, highlighting the value of these films and the ways in which they inform us about our modern world.

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