New Book

Epic Heroes on Screen, edited by Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci (Union College), Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

This is the first collection to look at the most recent manifestations of the ancient hero on screen.  It brings together an array of perspectives on twenty-first century cinematic representations of ancient world heroes and antiheroes –- from the mythical Hercules in various forms to famous leaders of the Greek and Roman worlds.

Films and television series examined range from Hercules and The Legend of Hercules to Atlantis and Supernatural, as well as other biopic works influenced by the figure of the ancient hero.