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Pax Romana/Pax Americana : Perceptions of Rome in American Political Culture, 2000-2010

Burton, Paul


The citation of the parallels between ancient Rome and the modern U.S. enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in American journalism, political commentary, and popular current affairs literature during the first decade of the twenty-first century. These discussions, however, are riddled with errors about Roman history and mired in contemporary political partisanship, and the specific parallels cited are often irrelevant or too superficial to be meaningful, while other, more salient parallels are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of the Classical Tradition
DOI: 10.1007/s12138-011-0234-7


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