By Margaret Malamud
Old Rome and glossy the US explores the very important function the narratives and photographs of Rome have performed in America’s knowing of itself and its history.Places America’s reaction to Rome in a historic context, from the progressive period to the presentLooks at portrayals of Rome in numerous media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s gala's and Expositions, and filmBeautifully illustrated with over forty prime quality photos and figures
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49 Andrew Jackson, the son of Ulster immigrants, had grown up in the backwoods of South Carolina and was virtually unschooled. Neither an aristocrat nor educated in the classics, he first acquired fame and popular adulation for his skills as a general. He was the “Hero of New Orleans,” the man who defeated the British in one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812, and the general who, in 1818, crushed the Seminole Indians, seized Spanish forts in Florida, and authorized the court-martial and execution of two British men who had aided the Indians.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC/Art Resource, NY. qxd 29/7/08 9:00 AM Page 21 Exemplary Romans in the Early Republic 21 In any event, the Roman political model was by now beginning to lose its luster for many American citizens. Thoughtful observers, even those who had put their faith in Roman exempla for over half a century, began to express doubts about the worthiness or applicability of the Roman paradigm. 58 Jackson’s opponents joined forces in 1834 under the banner of the Whig party, the name the Revolutionary patriots had adopted in opposing the British monarchy.
Spartacus deserved admiration because he resisted Roman conquest and slavery. ”38 The Revolution left a “twinned legacy: a call to freedom linked with an obligation to resist. . qxd 29/7/08 9:01 AM Page 41 Working Men’s Heroes 41 white men to describe their political oppression by other whites. Late eighteenthcentury and early nineteenth-century readers used in schools contained a number of passages on the topic of slavery and liberty including several passages taken from Roman historians and from Addison’s Cato.
Ancient Rome and Modern America (Classical Receptions) by Margaret Malamud