Swords, Sandals, Xena and The Rock

The New Peplum:
Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s

Edited by Nicholas Diak

"Remarkable...each chapter is a scholastic adventure featuring fresh and provocative topics...detailed historical context and insightful close-readings of the films and television episodes...a welcomed addition" -- Journal of American Culture

"Has seen a major revitalization on screens both large and small...brings much-needed scholarly attention to the titular genre" -- Journal of Popular Film and Television

"The peplum genre fulfilled my classic mythological niche...it's relevant to look back on these movies now" -- Steven L. Sears, writer and co-executive producer, Xena: Warrior Princess

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