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Historic Rome and smooth the United States explores the important function the narratives and photographs of Rome have performed in America’s figuring out of itself and its history.Places America’s reaction to Rome in a ancient context, from the progressive period to the presentLooks at portrayals of Rome in several media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s gala's and Expositions, and filmBeautifully illustrated with over forty top of the range photos and figures

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Readers are kindly requested to refer to the printed version of this chapter. 1910. Courtesy of The State Preservation Board, Austin, Texas. 16 Smith’s Marius is devoid of the fierce ambition and ruthless obsession with glory that fuel the actions of Plutarch’s Marius. He is instead a defender of the rights of the people, a general who cares above all for liberty. Smith introduces Marius as the victorious general who captured and defeated Jugurtha, king of Numidia. Marius is praised as a man who has risen to power because of his military prowess and innate nobility but who lives simply with his soldiers and fights alongside them and for them.

But now mammas are proud of nothing but lily complexions too fair for the sun to look upon, graceful dancing, tight waists, jewels, fashionable languor, and becoming uselessness. There are no Arrias among us . . it is so much more easy to be a dandy or a belle, than to be a republican of the Roman; ay! 94 Both Margaret Bayard Smith and Thomas Cole were concerned at the erosion of gentility and old lines of authority and dismayed at the decline of civic virtue, which both believed had so far kept the republic intact.

Genet of Prospect Hill, Greenbush, New York, presented Andrew Jackson with an ancient medal struck in honor of Julius Caesar. On the medal was inscribed the laconic report made by Caesar of one of his victories: Veni, vidi, vici (“I came, I saw, I conquered”). Genet, in bestowing the medal on the president, said: The Romans, in commemorating that glorious event, did not anticipate that it would ever be surpassed; but, sir, you have effectually surpassed Caesar. The Roman hero corrupted his fellow citizens with the plundered treasures of Asia, became the oppressor of the world, and attempted to raise a throne on the ruins of the republic; whilst the patriotic hero of New Orleans .

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