- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (November 10, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140513934X
- ISBN-13: 978-1405139342
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.6 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,380,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Malamud’s analysis provides a key to understanding why the US party system aligns itself with certain issues. To be read by all Americans, as history or a warning. [It is] not just another United States as New Rome, but [has] clear, meaningful comparisons. [It] clarifies our current political trajectory." (About.com (Ancient History Guide), November 2008)
"An excellent and stimulating overview of the abiding vitality of Rome as a model and inspiration for American culture, both high and popular. A pioneering work of remarkable range."
–Karl Galinsky, University of Texas, Austin
"With a keen eye for popular culture, Malamud shows how Americans from Valley Forge to Caesars Palace have used ancient Rome to define themselves."
–Caroline Winterer, Stanford University
"Rome represents all that America wishes not to be and yet also mirrors its aspirations and pride. Malamud has adroitly revealed the multiplicity of American society that its patriotic and commercial images have often hidden."
–Arthur Pomeroy, Victoria University of Wellington
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