The essays accrued during this ebook current the 1st accomplished appreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire from ancient, historiographical, and cinematic views. The ebook additionally offers the imperative classical resources at the interval. it's a better half to Gladiator: movie and History (Blackwell, 2004) and Spartacus: movie and History (Blackwell, 2007) and completes a triad of scholarly reviews on Hollywood’s maximum movies approximately Roman background.
- A severe second look of the 1964 epic movie The Fall of the Roman Empire, directed by means of Anthony Mann, from old, film-historical, and modern issues of view
- Presents a suite of scholarly essays and classical resources at the interval of Roman historical past that historical and sleek historians have thought of to be the turning element towards the eventual fall of Rome
- Contains a brief essay by means of director Anthony Mann
- Includes a map of the Roman Empire and picture stills, in addition to translations of the central historical resources, an intensive bibliography, and a chronology of events
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