Greek and Roman literature, classical mythology, Roman history, the classical tradition. Classics and Cinema: classical literature, history, and myth on film.
Martin Winkler is University Professor and Professor of Classics. His classical education began in Münster, Germany, at the Gymnasium Paulinum, founded A.D. 797. His books are The Persona in Three Satires of Juvenal (1983), Der lateinische Eulenspiegel des Ioannes Nemius (1995; reissued 2013), Cinema and Classical Texts: Apollo’s New Light (2009), and The Roman Salute: Cinema, History, Ideology (2009). He also edited the Penguin Classics anthology Juvenal in English (2001) and the essay collections Classics and Cinema (1991), Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema (2001), Gladiator: Film and History (2004), Troy: From Homer’s Iliad to Hollywood Epic (2006), Spartacus: Film and History (2007), The Fall of the Roman Empire: Film and History (2009), Return to Troy: New Essays on the Hollywood Epic (2015), and Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology (2015). He is the author of more than ninety articles, book chapters, reviews, etc. His new book, Antiquity and the Cinema: Affinities of Imagination, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.