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By Rachael Kelly

Who was once Mark Antony? pop culture recalls him as a deeply unsuitable personality whose over the top appetites rate him an empire. From Shakespeare to the silver reveal, Mark Antony’s notoriety for drunkenness and decadence have survived and flourished in modern popular culture representations. yet drunkenness and decadence have been gendered recommendations in Roman political discourse, and their use in developing Mark Antony isn't as uncomplicated because it may possibly look. during this interesting account of a classical determine and his reception in pop culture, Rachael Kelly strains the evolution of the Mark Antony fantasy in Hollywood old epic movie and tv. interpreting the routine tropes in the back of Richard Burton’s Byronic dilettante and James Purefoy’s amoral, impulsive bully-boy, Kelly deftly unearths the half those representations need to play in transmitting and interrogating a discourse of hegemonic masculinity that stretches all of the manner from Plutarch to the current day. Diplomacy.

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