Nero the Nazi and Akhenaten the Lutheran: The Presentism of the Ancient World on Film
Kevin M. McGeough [+]
University of Lethbridge
The second and third chapters deal with the kinds of arguments about the present that are embedded in historical fiction presented on film. Chapter two is most concerned with politics and statecraft, exploring how messages about fascism, communism, Christianity and McCarthysim have been presented, both overtly and covertly, intentionally and unintentionally.