1. Exemplary Romans in the Early Republic.
2. Working Men’s Heroes.
3. Rome and the Politics of Slavery.
4. Corporate Caesars and Radical Reformers.
5. Manifest Virtue.
6. The Pleasures of Empire.
7. Screening Rome During the Great Depression.
8. Cold War Romans.
9. Imperial Consumption.
"Malamud’s analysis provides a key to understanding why the US party system aligns itself with certain issues. To be read by all Americans, as history or a warning. [It is] not just another United States as New Rome, but [has] clear, meaningful comparisons. [It] clarifies our current political trajectory." (About.com (Ancient History Guide), November 2008)
- Explores how images and narratives of Rome have been appropriated across American culture - from the commanding politicians of the Roman Republic to its monumental, classical architecture
- Places America’s response to Rome in a historical context, from the Revolutionary era to the present
- Looks at portrayals of Rome in different media: writing, architecture, theatre, painting, World’s Fairs and Expositions, and film
- Beautifully illustrated with over 40 high quality photographs and figures