Main Topic: Popular Culture
Speaker: Leonard Greenspoon
The Ancient World in American Popular Culture
Ancient Egypt, classical Greece and the Roman Empire are everywhere these days. This illustrated talk explores many ways in which movies, the popular press, museum exhibitions, TV shows, comic books, the Internet — and other forms of popular culture — entertain and educate us about the ancient world, and what all of this tells us about antiquity and about our own world of the 21st century.