Nero the Nazi and Akhenaten the Lutheran: The Presentism of the Ancient World on Film

Representations of Antiquity in Film - From Griffith to Grindhouse - Kevin M. McGeough

Kevin M. McGeough [+-]
University of Lethbridge
Kevin M. McGeough is professor of archaeology in the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge and holds a Board of Governor’s Research Chair in Archaeological Theory and Reception. Having excavated in Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, and Canada, he is the co-editor of the Alberta Archaeological Review and chair of publications for the American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR). He is currently researching the reception of Near Eastern Archaeology in a variety of media and has recently published a three-volume book on archaeological reception in the Victorian era, The Ancient Near East in the Nineteenth Century (2015).

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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.

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McGeough, Kevin. Nero the Nazi and Akhenaten the Lutheran: The Presentism of the Ancient World on Film. Representations of Antiquity in Film - From Griffith to Grindhouse. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jun 2022. ISBN 9781781799819. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39762. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39762. Jun 2022

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