Notes on Contributors.
Introduction (Monica S. Cyrino).
1 Televising Antiquity: From You Are There to Rome (Jon Solomon).
2 Making History in Rome: Ancient vs. Modern Perspectives (W. Jeffrey Tatum).
3 What I Learned as an Historical Consultant for Rome (Kristina Milnor).
4 Rome’s Opening Titles: Triumph, Spectacle and Desire (Holly Haynes).
5 The Fog of War: The Army in Rome (Lee L. Brice).
6 Caesar’s Soldiers: The Pietas of Vorenus & Pullo (Brian Cooke).
7 Becoming Augustus: The Education of Octavian (Barbara Weiden Boyd).
8 "Not Some Cheap Murder": Caesar’s Assassination (Alison Futrell).
9 Women’s Politics in the Streets of Rome (Antony Augoustakis).
10 Atia and the Erotics of Authority (Monica S. Cyrino).
11 Her First Roman: A Cleopatra for Rome (Gregory N. Daugherty).
12 Gowns and Gossip: Gender and Class Struggle in Rome (Margaret M. Toscano).
13 The Gender Gap: Religious Spaces in Rome (J. Mira Seo).
14 Staging Interiors in Rome's Villas (Alena Allen).
15 Latin in the Movies and Rome (Ward Briggs).
16 Spectacle of Sex: Bodies on Display in Rome (Stacie Raucci).
17 Vice is Nice: Rome and Deviant Sexuality (Anise K. Strong).
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