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), and Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology (2015). 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), and Return to Troy: New Essays on the Hollywood Epic (2015). He is the author of over a hundred articles, book chapters, reviews, etc., published or forthcoming. Cambridge University Press has recently published his new book, Classical Literature on Screen: Affinities of Imagination.