Spartacus Morituri

Spartacus  Morituri

Drawn to the bloody violence of the fights, Crassus, an Equites who aims at the Praetorship, sets up his own gladiatorial school, while Batiatus and Solonius vie with each other for Crassus's favor. Original. TV tie-in.

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9780857681782

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Drawn to the bloody violence of the fights, Crassus, an Equites who aims at the Praetorship, sets up his own gladiatorial school, while Batiatus and Solonius vie with each other for Crassus's favor. Original. TV tie-in.
Categories: Fiction

Morituri

Morituri

Mark Morris. FROM AN ORIGINAL IDEABYPAUL KEARNEY MARK MORRIS SPARTACUS MORITURI BASED ON THE STARZ® ORIGINAL SERIES TITAN BOOKS SPARTACUS: MORITURI Print edition ISBN: 9780857681782 Ebook edition ISBN: 9780857687296.

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9780857687296

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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BLOOD UPON THE SANDS Spartacus is the hit TV series which has captivated viewers with its blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism. This original novel from the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand relates a thrilling new tale of blood, sex and politics set in the brutal world of the arena. Spartacus and his fellow gladiators endure bout after bout of fierce and bloody fighting, while their opponent's numbers never seem to shrink. Can Batiatus's ludus survive against such odds? An epic battle ensues against a vicious enemy determined to soak the arena in the blood of his rivals.
Categories: Fiction

Science Fiction Fantasy and Politics

Science Fiction  Fantasy  and Politics

adapted for online distribution as animated “motion comics”60; the novels Spartacus: Swords and Ashes61 and Spartacus: Morituri62 explored the interpersonal dynamics ... Mark Morris, Spartacus: Morituri (London: Titan Books, 2012). 63.

Author: Dan Hassler-Forest

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783484942

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 138

From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which these popular storyworlds offer valuable conceptual tools for anti-capitalist participatory politics.
Categories: Social Science

Swords and Ashes

Swords and Ashes

J.M. Clements. COMING SOON FROM TITAN BOOKS SPARTACUS Morituri by Paul Kearney J.M. CLEMENTS SPARTACUS SWORDS AND ASHES BASED ON THE STARZ®

Author: J.M. Clements

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9780857687289

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Some legends are written in blood. Spartacus is the hit TV show which combines blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism. This original novel from the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand tells a brand-new story of blood, sex and politics set in the uncompromising visceral world of the arena. The gladiator Spartacus, the new champion of Capua, fights at the graveside of a rich man who was brutally murdered by his own slaves. Seeing an opportunity, ambitious lanista Quintus Batiatus plots to seize the dead man's estate. In the arena blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands...
Categories: Fiction

Wrapped in Skin

Wrapped in Skin

... Doctor Who—Deep Blue Doctor Who—Forever Autumn Doctor Who—Ghosts of India Torchwood—Bay of the Dead Hellboy—The All-Seeing Eye SpartacusMorituri Dead Island Vampire Circus Noah (official movie tie-in novelization) NOVELLAS.

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: ChiZine

ISBN: 9781771483582

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A “fantastic” collection from the author of It Sustains: “Each of the stories here is proudly horror . . . [Morris] is still at the top of his game” (This Is Horror). A woman haunted by a mysterious upside-down door. A meeting between a famous punk rocker and a voodoo priestess. A group of friends who willingly place themselves in the path of bullets that travel through time . . . Praised by Clive Barker as “one of the finest horror writers at work today,” Mark Morris wraps his stories in strange skin. Skin suffused with regret and grief and anger. Skin that twitches with bad dreams and appalling memories. Skin that is so thin it is unable to prevent the terrors of the past from breaking through. “After spending a few days wandering through the wastelands of Wrapped in Skin, I’m in awe of the sheer breadth of talent Morris brings to the table . . . He’s exploring new avenues, but he doesn’t shy away from the standard tropes, either; here there be zombies and ghosts, demons and vampires—familiar elements aplenty, but each told with a skill and confidence that makes them feel fresh and new . . . Morris has given us a collection that celebrates and exploits the full potential of the genre in a way too few authors can pull off . . . and then he brings the hammer down emphatically with the closing story, ‘Waiting for the Bullet.’” —Cemetery Dance
Categories: Fiction

Are You Not Entertained

Are You Not Entertained

My conceptualization here builds directly on Rushing's thought-provoking notion of morituri time in his consideration of Zach Snyder's 300 (2007). ... the television series Spartacus, which uses 300 as its key visual reference point.

Author: Lindsay Steenberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350120082

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 295

Anglo-American culture is marked by a gladiatorial impulse: a deep cultural fascination in watching men fight each other. The gladiator is an archetypal character embodying this impulse and his brand of violent and eroticised masculinity has become a cultural shorthand that signals a transhistorical version of heroic masculinity. Frequently the gladiator or celebrity fighter - from the amphitheatres of Rome to the octagon of the Ultimate Fighting Championships - is used as a way of insisting that a desire to fight, and to watch men fighting, is simply a part of our human nature. This book traces a cultural interest in stories about gladiators through twentieth and twenty-first-century film, television and videogames.
Categories: Social Science

Descended from Hercules

Descended from Hercules

Rhythmic ramping is used almost identically in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. ... The time of the peplum is the time of the morituri, literally Barthes's “going to die” (1981, 96) of still photography, a future without a future.

Author: Robert A. Rushing

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253022585

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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Muscles, six-pack abs, skin, and sweat fill the screen in the tawdry and tantalizing peplum films associated with epic Italian cinema of the 1950s and 1960s.Using techniques like slow motion and stopped time, these films instill the hero’s vitality with timeless admiration and immerse the hero’s body in a world that is lavishly eroticized but without sexual desire. These"sword and sandal" films represent a century-long cinematic biopolitical intervention that offers the spectator an imagined form of the male body—one free of illness, degeneracy, and the burdens of poverty—that defends goodness with brute strength and perseverance, and serves as a model of ideal citizenry.Robert A. Rushing traces these epic heroes from Maciste in Cabiria in the early silent era to contemporary transnational figures like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian, and to films such as Zach Snyder’s 300.Rushing explores how the very tactile modes of representation cement the genre’s ideological grip on the viewer.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood s Ancient Worlds

Hollywood s Ancient Worlds

The Numidian, Juba, in Gladiator is the counterpart of the African, Draba, in Spartacus. ... So too are scenes inspired by other Gérôme paintings, Ave Caesar, Morituri te Salutant (1859) in which the gladiators salute the imperial box, ...

Author: Jeffrey Richards

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847250070

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 571

A new, full analysis of the Ancient World epic and how this film genre continues to comment on modern-day issues.
Categories: History

Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

Ave Caesar, Morituri Te Salutant Ten thousand people scream and roar My Glittering steel raised exultant Dripping blood and they want more Ten thousand people scream and ... Spartacus The greatest gladiators of them all A Thracian and.

Author: John Henson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291916980

Category: Poetry

Page: 314

View: 205

This is Johns first poetry book that covers all aspects of life portrayed throughout the book in different sections including romance, history, humour, spirituality and many more... A successful man of many previous talents so no wonder when John put his pen to poetry his talent for this too was obviously seen for his words flowed out naturally that in no time at all he soon become a much loved and appreciated poet by all the Poets that are around today... Being so varied in content this is a book that will delight all who have the great pleasure of purchasing a copy ...
Categories: Poetry

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

The script of Spartacus shows an uncanny grasp of the direction in which modern capitalist democracies were moving, although the signs were visible by ¡946. Crassus represents the new corporate order that ... Nos morituri te salutamus?

Author: Gary D. Rhodes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476610504

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 789

Seventeen essays examine the career and films of director Stanley Kubrick from a variety of perspectives. Part I focuses on his early career, including his first newsreels, his photography for Look magazine, and his earliest films (Fear and Desire, Killer’s Kiss). Part II examines his major or most popular films (Paths of Glory, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey). Part III provides a thorough case study of Eyes Wide Shut, with four very different essays focusing on the film’s use of sound, its representation of gender, its carnivalesque qualities, and its phenomenological nature. Finally, Part IV discusses Kubrick’s ongoing legacy and his impact on contemporary filmmakers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Performing Arts