Nero the Nazi and Akhenaten the Lutheran: The Presentism of the Ancient World on Film
Kevin M. McGeough [+]
University of Lethbridge
The third and fourth chapters deal with the kinds of arguments about the present that are embedded in historical fiction presented on film. Chapter 3 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.