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Postby Britannicus on Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:43 pm

Ave amici -

Well, I have finally completed my degree in Film Studies, and, lacking all good sense, I am preparing to attempt a Masters in the same field. For reasons you may all guess, and probably share, my study will be "The Classical Tradition in Literature and Film".

Thus, as I wait for the bureaucracy to grind out my final acceptance letter, I am moving ahead with courses in Film Theory and French Film. for Theory, I seem tasked with a syntagmatic analysis of Wright and Watts' Night Mail, while French Film will see me studying Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy in particular.

My thesis will probably deal with depictions of masculinity in film. I would really like to find some good classical texts that deal with Roman maleness, and I wonder if anyone might have some good suggestions. I am thinking about Ulpian, and possibly Marcus Aurelius and Tacitus. Do any authors or works come immediately to mind?
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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:46 pm

Salve Britannice,

Two bibliographical suggestions for you :

• Maud W. Gleason, 'Elite Male Identity in the Roman Empire', in : D.S. Potter & D.J. Mattingly, Life Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire, University of Michigan Press, 1999

• Barton C., Roman Honor. The Fire in the Bones, Berkeley, Los Angeles & London, University of California Press, 2001

Vale,

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