By Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)
Ancient Rome and smooth America explores the very important position the narratives and photographs of Rome have performed in America’s realizing of itself and its heritage.
- Places America’s reaction to Rome in a ancient context, from the innovative period to the current
- Looks at portrayals of Rome in numerous media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s gala's and Expositions, and movie
- Beautifully illustrated with over forty prime quality images and figures
Chapter 1 Exemplary Romans within the Early Republic (pages 9–33):
Chapter 2 operating Men's Heroes (pages 34–69):
Chapter three Rome and the Politics of Slavery (pages 70–97):
Chapter four company Caesars and Radical Reformers (pages 98–121):
Chapter five occur advantage (pages 122–149):
Chapter 6 The Pleasures of Empire (pages 150–185):
Chapter 7 Screening Rome through the nice melancholy (pages 186–207):
Chapter eight chilly battle Romans (pages 208–228):
Chapter nine Imperial intake (pages 229–252):
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76 Instead of a Roman sarcophagus, Jackson preferred a simple burial. ”77 Jackson died on June 8, 1845, and was buried next to his wife, Rachel, at the Hermitage, his home near Nashville, Tennessee. Elite responses to, and critics of, Jackson’s “Caesarism” were not confined to politicians. In the field of art, the painter Thomas Cole composed a series of five paintings (1833–6) entitled The Course of Empire. 78 “We see that nations have sprung from obscurity, risen to glory, and decayed. Their rise has in general been marked by virtue; their decadence by vice, vanity, and licentiousness.
Virtuous and learned women mingled with statesmen and philosophers, and imparted to society that refinement which they alone can impart. But it is with regret, the historian relates, that virtuous women were as rare as virtuous men. 91 But the social and political influence of these elite republican women waned under the new democratic administration. 92 Smith’s fictional Roman heroines resist the deplorable decline of Roman Republican values and ideals in the age of the emperors. They are strong, courageous, chaste, and pious.
95 Instead of repeating ancient history, America would develop and progress upward from it. Many Americans now shrugged off the relevance to their republic of ancient history. Instead of cycles or spirals, there could be a tale of progressive linear change over time. In 1838, the popular actor Edwin Forrest, an ardent supporter of Andrew Jackson, gave a speech at the Independence Day celebrations in New York. ”97 Not long after this, in 1845, John L. O’Sullivan coined the term “manifest destiny” in his arguments for the annexation of Texas.
Ancient Rome and Modern America by Margaret Malamud(auth.), Maria Wyke(eds.)