The Roman salute : cinema, history, ideology /

"The raised-arm salute was the most popular symbol of Fascism, Nazism, and related political ideologies in the twentieth century and is said to have derived from an ancient Roman custom. Although modern historians and others employ it as a matter of course, the term 'Roman salute' is...

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Author / Creator: Winkler, Martin M.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2009.
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Saluting gestures in Roman art and literature
  • Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii
  • Raised-arm salutes in the United States before fascism : from the pledge of allegiance to Ben-Hur on stage
  • Early cinema : American and European epics
  • Cabiria : the intersection of cinema and politics
  • Gabriele d'Annunzio and Cabiria
  • Fiume : the Roman salute becomes a political symbol
  • From D'Annunzio to Mussolini
  • Nazi cinema and its impact on Hollywood's Roman epics : from Leni Riefenstahl to Quo vadis
  • Visual legacies : antiquity on the screen from Quo vadis to Rome
  • Cinema : from Salome to Alexander
  • Television : from Star trek to Rome
  • Conclusion.