Representations of Classical Greece in Theme Parks

Representations of Classical Greece in Theme Parks
Author: Filippo Carlà-Uhink
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 1474297862
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representations of Classical Greece in Theme Parks Book Excerpt:

Theme park studies is a growing field in social and cultural studies. Nonetheless, until now little attention has been dedicated to the choice of the themes represented in the parks and the strategies of their representation. This is particularly interesting when the theme is a historical one, for example ancient Greece. Which elements of classical Greece find their way into a theme park and how are they chosen and represented? What is the “entertainment” element in ancient Greek history, culture and myth, which allows its presence in commercial structures aiming to people's fun? How does the representation of Greece change against different cultural backgrounds, e.g. in different European countries, in the USA, in China? This book frames a discussion of these representations within the current debates about immersive spaces, uses of history and postmodern aesthetics, and analyses how ancient Greece has been represented and made “enjoyable” in seven different theme parks across the world, providing an original and ground-breaking contribution to theme park studies and classical reception.

Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames

Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames
Author: Ross Clare
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-03
ISBN: 1350157201
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames Book Excerpt:

This volume presents an original framework for the study of video games that use visual materials and narrative conventions from ancient Greece and Rome. It focuses on the culturally rich continuum of ancient Greek and Roman games, treating them not just as representations, but as functional interactive products that require the player to interpret, communicate with and alter them. Tracking the movement of such concepts across different media, the study builds an interconnected picture of antiquity in video games within a wider transmedial environment. Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames presents a wide array of games from several different genres, ranging from the blood-spilling violence of god-killing and gladiatorial combat to meticulous strategizing over virtual Roman Empires and often bizarre adventures in pseudo-ancient places. Readers encounter instances in which players become intimately engaged with the “epic mode” of spectacle in God of War, moments of negotiation with colonised lands in Rome: Total War and Imperium Romanum, and multi-layered narratives rich with ancient traditions in games such as Eleusis and Salammbo. The case study approach draws on close analysis of outstanding examples of the genre to uncover how both representation and gameplay function in such “ancient games”.

Ancient Violence in the Modern Imagination

Ancient Violence in the Modern Imagination
Author: Irene Berti,Maria G. Castello,Carla Scilabra
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1350075418
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Violence in the Modern Imagination Book Excerpt:

The collected essays in this volume focus on the presentation, representation and interpretation of ancient violence – from war to slavery, rape and murder – in the modern visual and performing arts, with special attention to videogames and dance as well as the more usual media of film, literature and theatre. Violence, fury and the dread that they provoke are factors that appear frequently in the ancient sources. The dark side of antiquity, so distant from the ideal of purity and harmony that the classical heritage until recently usually called forth, has repeatedly struck the imagination of artists, writers and scholars across ages and cultures. A global assembly of contributors, from Europe to Brazil and from the US to New Zealand, consider historical and mythical violence in Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus and the 2010 TV series of the same name, in Ridley Scott's Gladiator, in the work of Lars von Trier, and in Soviet ballet and the choreography of Martha Graham and Anita Berber. Representations of Roman warfare appear in videogames such as Ryse: Son of Rome and Total War, as well as recent comics, and examples from both these media are analysed in the volume. Finally, interviews with two artists offer insight into the ways in which practitioners understand and engage with the complex reception of these themes.

The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination

The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination
Author: Adeline Grand-Clément,Charlotte Ribeyrol
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN: 1350169749
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination Book Excerpt:

This volume tackles the role of smell, under-explored in relation to the other senses, in the modern rejection, reappraisal and idealisation of antiquity. Among the senses olfaction in particular has often been overlooked in classical reception studies due to its evanescent nature, which makes this sense difficult to apprehend in its past instantiations. And yet, the smells associated with a given figure or social group convey a rich imagery which in turn connotes specific values: perfumes, scents and foul odours both reflect and mould the ways in which a society thinks or acts. Smells also help to distinguish between male and female, citizens and strangers, and play an important role during rituals. The Smells and Senses of Antiquity in the Modern Imagination focuses on the representation of ancient smells - both enticing and repugnant - in the visual and performative arts from the late 18th century up to the 21st century. The individual contributions explore painting, sculpture, literature and film, but also theatrical performance, museum exhibitions, advertising, television series, historical reenactment and graphic novels, which have all played a part in reshaping modern audiences' perceptions and experiences of the antique.

Screening Love and War in Troy Fall of a City

Screening Love and War in Troy  Fall of a City
Author: Antony Augoustakis,Monica S. Cyrino
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1350144266
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening Love and War in Troy Fall of a City Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume of essays published on the television series Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One and Netflix, 2018). Covering a wide range of engaging topics, such as gender, race and politics, international scholars in the fields of classics, history and film studies discuss how the story of Troy has been recreated on screen to suit the expectations of modern audiences. The series is commended for the thought-provoking way it handles important issues arising from the Trojan War narrative that continue to impact our society today. With discussions centered on epic narrative, cast and character, as well as tragic resonances, the contributors tackle gender roles by exploring the innovative ways in which mythological female figures such as Helen, Aphrodite and the Amazons are depicted in the series. An examination is also made into the concept of the hero and how the series challenges conventional representations of masculinity. We encounter a significant investigation of race focusing on the controversial casting of Achilles, Patroclus, Zeus and other series characters with Black actors. Several essays deal with the moral and ethical complexities surrounding warfare, power and politics. The significance of costume and production design are also explored throughout the volume.

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity
Author: Marco Benoît Carbone
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1350118192
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Myth and Places of Identity Book Excerpt:

Turning to a region of South Italy associated with Greater Greece and the geographies of Homer's Odyssey, Marco Benoît Carbone delivers a historical and ethnographic treatment of how places defined in public imagination and media by their associated histories become sites of memory and identity, as their landscape and mythologies turn into insignia of a romanticised antiquity. For the ancient Greeks, Homer had set the marine monsters of the Odyssey in the Strait between Calabria and Sicily. Since then, this passage has been glowing with the aura of its mythological landmarks. Travellers and tourists have played Odysseus by re-enacting his journey. Scholars and explorers have explained the myths as metaphors of whirlpools and marine fauna. The iconic Strait and village of Scilla have turned into place-myths and playgrounds, defined by the region's heritage. Carbone observes the enduring impact of Hellas on the real Strait today. The continuous rekindling of cultural and visual traditions of place in the arts, media, travel, and tourism have intersected with philhellenic historiographies, shaping local policies, public histories, views of development, and forms of Hellenicist identitarianism. Elements of society have celebrated the landscape of the Odyssey, appropriated Homer as their imagined heirs, and purported themselves as the original Europeans–pandering to outdated ideological appropriations of 'classical' antiquity and exclusionary, West-centric views of the Mediterranean.

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen
Author: Arthur J. Pomeroy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 1118741447
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and Christian worlds. Written by a team of experts in their fields, this work considers productions that discuss social settings as reflections of their times and as indicative of the technical advances in production and the economics of film and television. Productions included are a mix of Hollywood and European spanning from the silent film era though modern day television series, and topics discussed include Hollywood politics in film, soundtrack and sound design, high art and low art, European art cinemas, and the ancient world as comedy. Written for students of film and television as well as those interested in studies of ancient Rome and Greece, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen provides comprehensive, current thinking on how the depiction of Ancient Greece and Rome on screen has developed over the past century. It reviews how films of the ancient world mirrored shifting attitudes towards Christianity, the impact of changing techniques in film production, and fascinating explorations of science fiction and technical fantasy in the ancient world on popular TV shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Who.

Unthinking Eurocentrism

Unthinking Eurocentrism
Author: Ella Shohat,Robert Stam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-09-27
ISBN: 1136121889
Category: PSYCHOLOGY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unthinking Eurocentrism Book Excerpt:

This excellent book corrects eurocentric criticism from media studies in the past by examining Hollywood movie genres such as the western and the musical from a multicultural perspective.

The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond

The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond
Author: Eric Csapo,Margaret C. Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0521836824
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond Book Excerpt:

The most thorough examination of the evidence for the pre-history and origin of drama to date.

A Reader In Themed and Immersive Spaces

A Reader In Themed and Immersive Spaces
Author: Scott A. Lukas
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2016-09-10
ISBN: 1365387747
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reader In Themed and Immersive Spaces Book Excerpt:

Since the late 2000s, the themed space has been the subject of widespread analysis and criticism in academic communities as well as a popular source of entertainment for people around the world. Themed spaces have, at their foundation, an overarching narrative, symbolic complex, or story that drives the overall context of their spaces. Theming, in some very unique ways, has expanded beyond previous stereotypes and oversimplifications of culture and place to now consider new and often controversial topics, themes, and storylines. At the same time, immersion—or the idea that a space and its multiple architectural, material, performative, and technological approaches may wrap up or envelop a guest within that space—has expanded to become an overarching concern of many consumer spaces around the world. Casinos, theme parks, lifestyle stores, and museums and interpretive centers alike have looked to immersion as a means of both selling products and educating the masses.

Seduction and Power

Seduction and Power
Author: Silke Knippschild,Marta Garcia Morcillo
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 1441154205
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seduction and Power Book Excerpt:

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era.The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.

Mosaic

Mosaic
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mosaic Book Excerpt:

After Writing Culture

After Writing Culture
Author: Association of Social Anthropologists. Conference
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780415150064
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Writing Culture Book Excerpt:

With fourteen articles written by well-known anthropologists, this book addresses the theme of representation in anthropology and explores the directions in which anthropology is moving followi ng the "writing culture" debates of the 1980s.

The Suitors in the Odyssey

The Suitors in the Odyssey
Author: Martin Steinrück
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781433104756
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Suitors in the Odyssey Book Excerpt:

The suitors in the Odyssey strikingly resemble a very specific audience of iambic poets such as Archilochus or Semonides. Justifying these young men's deaths, the Odyssey engages in a polemic intertext with Archilochus' attacks against the threatening epic discourse. This study is concerned with reading both the traces of this often hidden quarrel in the Odyssey and the answers we can find within the iambic texts. Although iambus and epos have been connected in earlier studies, the direct portrait of the iambic audience within the Odyssey has not been examined. This book allows the reader to see these issues in the larger social context.

Ancient Epistolary Fictions

Ancient Epistolary Fictions
Author: Patricia A. Rosenmeyer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2001-04-30
ISBN: 0521800048
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Epistolary Fictions Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive look at the use of imaginary letters in Greek literature, first published in 2001.

The Mirror of Antiquity

The Mirror of Antiquity
Author: Dr. David Wills
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirror of Antiquity Book Excerpt:

During the last century, writers as diverse as William Golding, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, and Laurie Lee, were captivated by Greece. They were joined in their production of travel accounts by hundreds of lesser-known authors. This book exposes how the responses of travellers were conditioned by much more than their own opinions and personalities. The British education system, classical scholarship, and the heroism demonstrated by the Greeks during the Nazi invasion of their country, all contributed to shaping travel narratives. The author analyses the way in which all of the major archaeological sites were describedincluding the Athenian Acropolis, Delphi, Olympia, Heinrich Schliemanns Mycenae, and Sir Arthur Evans Knossos in Crete. The representation of the modern Greek people, particularly in the period after the Second World War, is also explored at length. Viewed as relics of the past, the Greeks in literature were given the qualities and appearance of their ancestors. David Wills shows how in the hands of twentieth century travel writers, Greece became less a modern country, and more a mirror of antiquity. This book is essential reading for all who are interested in the history of travel and tourism, reception of the classical past, and recent Greek history.

Outside Archaeology

Outside Archaeology
Author: Christine Finn,Martin Henig
Publsiher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outside Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Fourteen enjoyable papers, from the Theoretical Archaeology Conference held in Oxford in December 2000, which reflect on the relationship between archaeology and the `outside world' and investigate the meaning of archaeology to the general public and the relevance of archaeology to society.

Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece

Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Author: Sarah B. Pomeroy,Distinguished Professor of Classics Hunter College Sarah B Pomeroy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Families in Classical and Hellenistic Greece Book Excerpt:

With this volume Sarah Pomeroy provides the first comprehensive study of the Greek family. Knowledge of the family and kin groups is fundamental to understanding the development of the political and legal framework of the polis, a community of oikoi ('families' or 'households') rather than of individual citizens. Pomeroy offers a highly original and authoritative account of the Greek family as a productive and reproductive social unit in Athens and elsewhere during the classical and Hellenistic periods, taking account of a mass of literary, inscriptional, archaeological, anthropological, and art-historical evidence.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies
Author: Anthony M. Orum
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 2888
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 1118568451
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies Book Excerpt:

Provides comprehensive coverage of major topics in urban and regional studies Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Anthony Orum, this definitive reference work covers central and emergent topics in the field, through an examination of urban and regional conditions and variation across the world. It also provides authoritative entries on the main conceptual tools used by anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and political scientists in the study of cities and regions. Among such concepts are those of place and space; geographical regions; the nature of power and politics in cities; urban culture; and many others. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies captures the character of complex urban and regional dynamics across the globe, including timely entries on Latin America, Africa, India and China. At the same time, it contains illuminating entries on some of the current concepts that seek to grasp the essence of the global world today, such as those of Friedmann and Sassen on ‘global cities’. It also includes discussions of recent economic writings on cities and regions such as those of Richard Florida. Comprised of over 450 entries on the most important topics and from a range of theoretical perspectives Features authoritative entries on topics ranging from gender and the city to biographical profiles of figures like Frank Lloyd Wright Takes a global perspective with entries providing coverage of Latin America and Africa, India and China, and, the US and Europe Includes biographies of central figures in urban and regional studies, such as Doreen Massey, Peter Hall, Neil Smith, and Henri Lefebvre The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies is an indispensable reference for students and researchers in urban and regional studies, urban sociology, urban geography, and urban anthropology.

British Humanities Index

British Humanities Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Humanities Index Book Excerpt: