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Written in a full of life and obtainable kind, Antiquity Now opens our gaze to the myriad makes use of and abuses of classical antiquity in modern fiction, movie, comics, drama, tv - or even net boards. With each bankruptcy concentrating on a unique point of classical reception - together with sexuality, politics, gender and ethnicity - this e-book explores the ideological motivations at the back of modern American allusions to the classical international. finally, this kaleidoscope of receptions - from demands marriage equality to examinations of gang violence to passionate pleas for peace (or warfare) - unearths a 'classical antiquity' that reconfigures itself day-by-day, as modernity explains itself to itself via ever-expanding applied sciences and media. Antiquity Now hence examines the often-surprising redeployment of the artwork and literature of the traditional international, a geography charged with especial price within the modern mind's eye.

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